About This School
In 2011, San Carlos Park Elementary School had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Students Per Teacher (2011)
Subsidized Lunch (2011)
District Spending (2010)
Grade 3 Reading Performance
San Carlos Park Elementary School Reviews
The administration is just as frustrated with the poor grade that it recently received. They mentioned that even though the school has more special needs kids than other schools...that they should not be a C school. They are going to UP their game.
I actually had a positive experience at the school. The teacher saw my son flourishing in class and asked for him to be tested for the gifted program. The school developed an enrichment program just for him...accelerated reading; going to the next grade level up for reading class; math programs and testing on the computer in his classroom.
The reason why I only rate it a 3 is because I know they can make it at least a B school (they have some phenomenal teachers). They recently made some changes for this school year and I am hoping they can show all the negative nellies that it is a school that CARES and wants the children to FLOURISH.
It is an ARTS school and this is why I continue to have my son there. Keep in mind that the school also has a low parent involvement ratio. I AM ACTIVE and believe that it is important for parents to work with the teachers to see their children excel.
Terrible administration. A poorly managed school, run more like a low-grade factory than a place to encourage and grow young minds. The sad part is, a few years ago, it was a positive, caring place.
It's a great school and would love to be back there!
IVE BEEN A PARENT TO FOUR KIDS FOR THE LAST 9 YRS.EVERYTHING HAS ALWAYS BEEN PRETTY GREAT THERE.MY 3 OLDER KIDS LOVED IT.WELL NOW WITH MY FOURTH KID ATTENDING THIS YEAR OF 2009-2010 IT HAS CHANGED ALOT.WHY?BECAUSE OF THE NEW PRINCIPLE,THAT HAS DECIDED NO MORE FUN FRIDAY ,NO RECESS,AND NO MORE BEING ABLE TO WALK OUR KIDS IN THE SCHOOL IN THE MORNING!!!LIKE I SAID BEFORE SALDIVAR BECAME PRINCIPLE EVERYONE WAS HAPPY.NOT ANYMORE.