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Jhamilia Smith is recognized by Sanford Chamber of Commerce for her commitment to school service.


Karlie C. is recognized by Sanford Chamber of Commerce for her commitment to school service and academic excellence.


Teacher of the Year
Anne Fox

Anne Fox - Teacher of the Year

Employee of the Year!
Crystal Haynes


School Lunch



“This is a very tragic circumstance and our hearts and prayers remain with the
family during this difficult time.  We are aware the family held a press
conference this morning and allegations of bullying were discussed.  The School
Board has a comprehensive bullying policy that is fully enforced in all of our

SCPS Bullying and Harassment Policy

We must remind everyone that this is an ongoing law enforcement investigation
and Seminole County Public Schools has cooperated fully from the beginning as
the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office works diligently to gather the facts
surrounding this tragedy.

The school district remains firmly committed to assisting the family, our
students, faculty and staff with support as they continue to grieve and heal.
Additional counselors are in place at the school and will remain for as long as

- Dr. Walt Griffin, Superintendent, Seminole County Public Schools

Message From Mrs. Debra Abbott

September 11, 2014

Many of you are aware that Greenwood Lakes has lost one of our students.  The student was
found on-campus Wednesday night with the cause of death being an apparent suicide. The
GLMS family is deeply saddened and our thoughts and prayers are with the family as they
deal with this tremendous personal loss.

Grief Counselors were available on campus, for students and staff, beginning first thing
this morning and will be here again tomorrow and will remain for as long as necessary. It
is important that we provide support for our students, staff and families in this time of need.

I thank the Greenwood Lakes Family for the many gestures of support.  I have full
confidence that the GLMS family will remain strong and will support each other though this time.

I thank you for your continued support and welcome you to contact me with questions and concerns.

Debra Abbott, Principal


School districts across Florida anxiously awaited the anticipated release of scores for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0 (FCAT) and End-of-Course (EOC) exams this week. As expected, scores were released late afternoon on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is proud to announce it continues to rank as one of the top public school districts in Florida on FCAT 2.0.

“Of the data released today, SCPS is ranked #1 of the 17 largest districts in reading, mathematics and science. I am very proud of our incredible students, I am thrilled for our hard working teachers, administrators and staff and am cheering for our incredibly supportive community” stated SCPS Superintendent Dr. Walt Griffin.

In an era of increased statewide assessment and accountability, SCPS students continue to outperform the state in Reading by 10 points and 12 points in Mathematics. Students, parents, and teachers have a reason to celebrate this success and the tremendous effort put forth this year to reach for standards of “proficiency” and beyond, as defined by the State of Florida.

Part of the reason for that success is our progress based monitoring efforts, which allow us to provide personalized instruction to all our students. As many are aware, progress based monitoring is required three times a year by the state in reading. In addition, SCPS also utilizes progress based monitoring for both science and math in an effort to improve student achievement through identifying skills that help determine a student’s strengths and allow us to focus on areas that need improvement.

In particular, we can not emphasize enough the hard work of our classroom teachers who continue to deliver exceptional instruction to all students. Their work and planning translates to performance measured on mandated statewide assessments but it goes beyond just “testing.” They prepare our children for success in the 21st Century and the data overwhelmingly supports it! This is why SCPS continues to remain one of the highest achieving school districts in the state.

Congratulations GLMS!!

Greenwood Lakes Middle School

Rated an "A" School by the

Florida Department of Education!

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GLMS Language Arts Goes Digital

Greenwood Lakes plans to transform their Language Arts curriculum with the help of Amplify. Take a closer look into their new digital curriculum. Click Here

Check out Algebra Nation

Algebra Nation is a free online EOC preparation resource aligned with the latest state standards developed by the University of Florida in partnership with Study Edge.

A student handout is available and there is a "Test Yourself!" section for each topic, so students can check understanding. Students can ask questions anytime about the material since study experts and Florida teachers are available online.

End-of-Course exam preparation includes video content review sessions, study guides, an interactive Algebra Wall, and a variety of other digital tools. To learn more CLICK HERE.

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SCPS Mission Statement

The mission of the Seminole County Public Schools is to ensure that all Early Childhood Program and PreK - Grade 12 students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be productive citizens in our great country and in the global economy.