OCPS opens 5 new schools August 2022 • by Lauren Roth
Posted on 07/21/2022
Stonewyck Elementary SchoolHamlin Elementary SchoolHamlin Middle SchoolKelly Park SchoolPanther Lake Elementary School

Orange County Public Schools is opening five new schools in August to add student capacity in growing areas including Horizon West, Apopka and Meadow Woods.

Three schools are opening in Horizon West – Hamlin Elementary, Hamlin Middle and Panther Lake Elementary. Kelly Park School will absorb current and future growth in the Apopka area. And Stonewyck Elementary opens in the Meadow Woods/Boggy Creek area near the Osceola County border. The schools add nearly 5,000 seats of capacity to the nation’s ninth-largest school district, for a total of 210 schools during the 2022-23 school year.

The projects represent a $156.2 million investment in students by taxpayers, developers and property owners, creating about 1,155 jobs. The economic impact of the projects in Orange County is about $176.9 M. All five schools were built to Green Globes environmental construction standards.

Before school starts Aug. 10, each new school will host a Sneak Peek and welcome the community inside to see their tax dollars at work.

 Panther Lake ES  10151 Summerlake Groves Street 
 Winter Garden, FL 34787
 Tues., Aug. 2  4-6 p.m.  Pam Gould
 Hamlin ES  16145 Silver Grove Blvd. 
 Winter Garden, FL 34787
 Fri., Aug. 5  1:30-2:30 p.m.  Pam Gould
 Hamlin MS  16025 Silver Grove Blvd. 
 Winter Garden, FL 34787
 Fri., Aug. 5  3-5 p.m.  Pam Gould
 Kelly Park School  4700 Jason Dwelley Pkwy. 
 Apopka, FL 32712
 Fri., Aug. 5  4-6 p.m.  Vice Chair 
 Melissa Byrd
 Stonewyck ES  3001 Stonewyck St. 
 Orlando, FL 32824
 Mon., Aug. 8  9-11 a.m.  Linda Kobert