Polk Promise Half Cent Sales Tax

On Nov. 6, voters will decide whether to continue the half-cent Polk Promise sales tax, which pays for capital improvements to our schools.

To help you understand this important issue, Polk County Public Schools, Public Relations has created an informational video: “5 Things You Need To Know About the Polk Promise Half Cent Sales Tax”.


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.

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