Jarrett Gordon Ford and CenterState Bank have partnered with the Polk County Public Schools’ initiative to boost parent involvement.

McLaughlin Middle School & Fine Arts Academy is one of twenty schools eligible to participate in the “Wheels to Engagement Program.” Each school will ultimately select a “Parent of the Year” who will be eligible for the prizes. At the end of the 2017-2018 school year, there will be a drawing and the grand prize winner will receive a 2017 Ford Fusion and $1,000. Second and third place winners will each receive $2,000. Please contact administration for more information.

Parent Curriculum Guide

The following pcg-guide (Parent Curriculum Guide) contains valuable information and resource options for parents on programs, choice options, and academic expectations and requirements for all students Pre-K to post-secondary.

Bullying Information

The American Medical Association has determined that bullying is a public-health issue with short and long term consequences for everyone involved. Click here to access the district website for the most current information, resources, and reporting procedures.

PCSB Information

Employment Opportunities / Nondiscrimination Statement – District Information

McLaughlin Middle Fine Arts Academy

800 S. 4th Street
Lake Wales, FL 33853
School Hours:
8:55 - 4:00


Donna Drisdom
Assistant Principal:
Julie Fisher
Assistant Principal:
Billy Dee Washington