James W. Sikes Elementary School provides a range of educational and extracurricular programs for students in pre-kindergarten through grade five. The school has an enrollment of more than 900 students. Its academic curriculum features classes in various subjects, such as reading, writing mathematics and science. James W. Sikes Elementary School administers art, music, physical education and speech therapy programs. It operates a media center that houses a collection of books and reference materials. The school also provides food services, as well as conducts guidance counseling programs. Additionally, James W. Sikes Elementary School has a parent-teacher association that organizes several fundraising events. It is governed by the Polk County Public School District, which manages elementary, middle and high schools.