Principal's Message

  • Principal

    Greetings Hollywood Park Elementary School families,


    Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! It is a privilege to serve as the principal of Hollywood Park Elementary School. I write this message with great excitement and anticipation, as I know that we have an incredible new school year planned for our children!

    We had many successes last school year. Our third graders increased 19 points on the Florida Standards ELA assessment as compared the the 2017 school year and our students in grades 4 and 5 showed an overall 8 point gain in ELA as compared to the previous year! This new school year, we will work hard to continue to improve student achievement in all academic areas school wide! We will increase the percentage of students scoring proficient of the Florida Standards Assessment in all subject areas, increase the number of students reading on grade level by the end of first grade AND continue to have fun while we do it!

    Our teachers have received training in the latest research based strategies to implement with your child. We are very proud of our growing resource room providing teachers with the materials needed to both remediate and/or accelerate each child at his or her own individual pace and level. Our teachers have dedicated hours of planning over the summer to develop a curriculum to help your child excel. This year, our dual language program will also be implemented in kindergarten through second grade!

    I invite you to call and make an appointment to meet with me to discuss your child. I also encourage you to get involved in our school family by attending our evening events, joining our Parent Teacher Organization, and partnering with your child’s teacher! Working together, we can help each and every child reach their fullest potential!


    Mrs. MariaElena Menendez