About Our School

Florence Bowser Elementary is a state of the art school with a rich history in its name and a big heart. With a tradition of academic excellence, Florence Bowser Elementary continues to enjoy the success of full accreditation. Florence Bowser is located near the quaint little section of Suffolk called Driver in the northern part of the city. 

Florence Bowser Elementary offers a rich academic program based on the Standards of Learning and strong instruction from our teaching staff. Differentiated instruction and the use of modern technology more than prepare our students to succeed academically. The Accelerated Reader program offers students an incentive to read and be recognized for meeting goals. The Accelerated Math program has provided an extra push for our students in the area of math.  

Through exposure to exemplary instruction and technology, students at Florence Bowser Elementary continue to excel. Our students are taking strong first steps towards becoming successful citizens in our ever-changing world. 


The vision of Suffolk Public Schools and Florence Bowser Elementary School is that all students will become life-long learners equipped with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to succeed as productive citizens in a local, national and global society. 


Our mission at Florence Bowser Elementary School is to assist children in learning by providing challenging and enriching learning in a safe and nurturing environment. We strive to accommodate different learning styles and encourage diversity. Our goal is to produce progressive citizens who are eager and equipped to compete in the modern world. 


The philosophy of Florence Bowser Elementary School is to provide each student with opportunities and experiences needed to succeed academically, socially, physically, and emotionally. This will enable the students to develop positive self-images, which will promote successful citizenship. The staff, parents, students, and community will work collaboratively to achieve the philosophy of Florence Bowser Elementary School. 


The faculty and staff of Florence Bowser Elementary School are committed to the following objectives:

  • To provide an instructional program which will enable students to achieve and to be successful as we meet their individual needs.
  • To provide an atmosphere where the staff and the administration will work as a team for the benefit of the students.
  • To provide communication relating to academic progress, student behavior, and school activities to students, parents, and the community.
  • To provide an environment and school plant conducive to teaching and learning.