The staff is very caring and they have become like family. They love and care for our children and we appreciate them so much.
Kate Sullivan Elementary has been a wonderful home for our two daughters these last 8 years. We researched all of our options before sending our oldest there for kindergarten, and we absolutely made the right choice keeping our children in our neighborhood school. Every teacher goes above and beyond for their students, and the school has provided additional opportunities in the form of STEM and Gifted outlets as well. Kate Sullivan has helped our girls live up to their highest potential. We are proud to be a Crocodile family!
My husband and I have been active volunteers at Kate Sullivan since our daughters attended in the 1990s, and ever since, I have felt indebted to the place that provided such a strong academic and social foundation for my Grace and Julia. I began mentoring six years ago and, two years ago, became the school's volunteer Mentor Coordinator. Our mentors include people from the public and private sectors, college students, retirees, Kate Sullivan parents, and school alumni. We have a higher percentage of returning mentors each year than any other local school, in large part due to Kate Sullivan being a place where every child is valued and is nurtured as a student and as a citizen. I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to a place that is like a family in all the best ways.
We love Kate Sullivan! We have two children and are in our 7th year with a child here. Every year we have had wonderful teachers. The staff is very caring and they have become like family. They love and care for our children and we appreciate them so much. I recommend Kate Sullivan to families whenever I can.
Student-Teacher Ratio of 20:1
2018 Leon County Schools Mentor of the Year & Florida Champion of Service Award
Sam Rogers, a longtime mentor, and volunteer at Kate Sullivan
Champion of Service Award
Math Academy in conjunction with Cobb Middle Beta Club
Leon County Schools “Teacher of the Year”
Three recipients from Kate Sullivan since 2010
An Exceptional Education
Gifted and Talented
LEAP: Learning Enrichment and Acceleration Program
LEAP provides acceleration in reading and math for advanced kindergarteners and first graders. Kate Sullivan also offers a Talented and Gifted program for advanced learners.
Learning media production
Kate Sullivan has its own news studio — WKSM. Fifth graders serve as anchors, camera crew, computer technicians and much more. The news goes live every day featuring school news, weather, special features, special guests and commentary from school administration.
Innovative Arts and Music
There’s something for everyone at Kate Sullivan
Students have had works of the visual arts in the FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Leon County School Board Office, Leon County Public Library, City Hall and Downtown Market. As for the music department, the fourth and fifth-grade chorus and strings groups perform for community events, like the Veterans Day program.
Teacher of The Year 2019–2020
Established In 1948
Kate Sullivan Elementary School has a current enrollment of 705 students and is located in midtown Tallahassee. It was established in 1948 and the main red brick building was constructed in 1949 which made it the third elementary school in Tallahassee. Kate Sullivan Elementary School was named for Kate Sullivan who was an outstanding elementary school teacher for nearly 50 years.