• About Venice Elementary

    Venice Elementary School first opened its doors in October of 1953. Since that time, Venice Elementary has a proud history of service to the community of Venice.

    Located on the Island of Venice next to Venice High School, VES serves approximately 625 students in grades PreK through 5. Venice Elementary is a magnet school for students identified as gifted, offering full-time placement in our gifted education (Q.U.E.S.T. Program) with gifted certified teachers. VES is also proud to provide a continuum of Exceptional Student Education services, including full inclusion classrooms in grades PreK-5, as well as intensive services in our magnet ACCESS classroom for students in need of an alternate curriculum program.

    In addition to instruction using the Sarasota County Curriculum, VES students attend weekly classes in a state-of-the-art Science Lab, and we are also pleased to offer Spanish instruction for all students. Additionally, our students are instructed in Physical Education, Art, and Music on a weekly basis. Furthermore, all students have access to individual learning lessons in Reading and Mathematics through our iReady and DreamBox instructional programs.

    VES is proud to be a uniform school. School uniforms are required on Monday through Thursday, with Friday being a free choice day.

    In a truly unique partnership, VES and Venice High School work together to provide volunteer opportunities for high school students in our elementary classrooms. On a daily basis, many high school students work in a variety of classrooms as tutors, mentors, and teacher helpers. VES is very grateful for our partnership with VHS.

    VES offers many family engagement opportunities through classroom volunteers and various special events. Please see our school calendar for the exact dates and times of our upcoming events. If you wish to be a volunteer at VES, please complete the volunteer application by following this link (https://www.sarasotacountyschools.net/Page/1369)

    VES has a tremendous Parent Teacher Organization. If you are interested in learning more about our phenomenal PTO, please visit their page on our website by clicking here.

    In addition to the great work of our teachers and instructional support staff, the VES Custodial team has regularly earned the distinct honor of receiving the Platinum Glove Award, which is presented annually to the cleanest school in Sarasota County.

    VES Mission

    We are committed to implementing a curriculum that personalizes learning and ensures collective responsibility among school staff, students, families, and community members that fosters high levels of student achievement.

    VES Vision

    Venice Elementary School is committed to working as one for the success of all.


    As part of the Venice Elementary School Positive Behavior System, students are expected to uphold five core beliefs. These beliefs are recognized at school by earning Indian Feathers.  Our students keep their ARROW on target by being...