Phone: (904) 336-1275


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Elementary Education Master of Science Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Master of Educational Leadership ESOL Certified Bethune Cookman University Walden University University of North Florida Life is not about waiting for the storm to’s about learning to dance in the rain. -Vivian Greene

Principal Melissa Wright

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members

I am super excited to serve as the principal of Grove Park Elementary School, home of the Gators!  Grove Park Elementary has a reputation of being a caring, supportive and welcoming environment and we continue to strive to become the best.  I am extremely proud of our devoted staff and energetic learners.  It is with great excitement that we get ready to embark upon a new school year with anticipation of new opportunities that will enhance our instructional program and school community as a whole. 

Grove Park Elementary is a diverse school with approximately 495 students in kindergarten through sixth grades.  Our campus fosters a small neighborhood feel as students, staff, parents and the surrounding community work together to ensure that our children reach their highest potential.  It is our responsibility to offer your children the best possible education in a positive and safe environment so that they can become academically, socially, emotionally and physically successful.  

Our staff focuses on student learning and provides multiple opportunities for our students to increase their academic performance through high expectations, innovative programs, evidenced-based interventions and effective teaching.  Each year it becomes more and more evident that it truly does “take a village to raise a child” and with that in mind, we welcome you to be an active participant at our school.  Increasing parental involvement at Grove Park Elementary is a high priority and I look forward to working with each of you.

I am honored to be a part of this wonderful school, the community and district. Thank you for being a part of our community and school.  Let’s show our Gator pride and make this an AWESOME and SUCCESSFUL year together!



Melissa Wright