•  Ms. Shore - Principal


    Welcome to our 2019-2020 school year, where we will ‘Step Up Our Game and Challenge Ourselves!’  Abess Park Elementary School has been designated as a Title One school again this school year.  We will provide the highest level of differentiated instruction in academic subjects as well as lessons regarding character, safety and being a positive member of a community.  We are looking forward to the continuation of the growth of our School Choice Academy of Science and Music through school-wide science inquiries and music integration in our school culture.

             The safety of our students, staff, and community remains our number one priority.  Please follow all of the procedures of our campus to ensure the safety of all.  Specific information is provided on our website and at the school.  We will continue to follow all District Policies and practice drills for the safety of students each month. 

             Abess Park participates in the federal Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Program.  Breakfast and lunch are included at no charge for all students at our school.  This provision eliminates the need to submit a Free/Reduced lunch application at our school.  We strongly encourage each of our students to enjoy a healthy breakfast and lunch with us every school day. 

             We are proud to offer numerous extra-curricular activities to involve students in their many interests and talents.  Please be on the lookout for registration information regarding our programs.  To stay informed of school events and Family Nights, please download the Duval County Public Schools App for notifications, visit our website, Facebook page, PTA Facebook page, review our weekly Sunday messages by phone/text/email and read our monthly newsletter, Paw Prints, so you may plan to join us for learning and fun.  We know how proud our students are to share their hard work!

             I continue to be grateful every day to work with such an exceptional faculty, talented student body, supportive families and a dedicated community of stakeholders.  Be sure to utilize our overflow parking lot on the southwest corner of our campus for safe parking when visiting and volunteering with us; don’t forget to sign-in with us for a visitor badge and earn volunteer credit for our school.  We do hope that you will join us for a remarkable year of learning in 2019-2020 at Abess Park Elementary where we will work together to achieve success for all students in all standards.


    Welcome back Jaguars!




    Kristin M. Shore,