Hutchison Beach Elementary is a Leader in Me school dedicated to developing students into lifelong leaders.   All Beach students set personal and academic goals and are responsible for tracking their progress toward meeting those goals throughout the school year.  As part of our leadership focus, teachers guide students in applying the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People in their daily lives.  Each student is a valuable member of our school community and has an opportunity to hold classroom and school-wide leadership positions.  Appropriate student behavior is expected at all times and rewarded through Positive Behavior Support (PBS).  Beach Elementary teachers use Kagan strategies to engage students in meaningful, minds-on activities. As a Title I school, Beach Elementary includes families in the educational goals of our students through student-led afterschool workshops.  Technology is an integral part of daily instruction and is embedded in all subjects. The curriculum includes an exemplary fine arts program which provides students with instruction in art and music as well as opportunities to showcase their talents for the community.  Physical Education is an integral part of the total educational program for each student.  All students will participate in a standards-driven program that fosters each student’s personal health, fitness and safety.  In addition to our rigorous academic program, students participate in community service projects and are active in extra-curricular organizations such as K-Kids, Girls on the Run, and Student Council.  As the original elementary school on Panama City Beach, the community has learned that Great Happens Here!

We are dedicated to developing lifelong leaders. We strive to improve the quality of student performance within a safe environment. We facilitate students as they develop educational and personal goals.  Our students are emerging leaders who will meet the challenges of a global society.



 We are a community of leaders. We recognize, honor, and celebrate the leaders within us all!