About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Imagine School at Palmer Ranch's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Imagine School at Palmer Ranch had 12 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Grade 3 Reading Performance
Imagine School at Palmer Ranch Reviews
FCAT scores for middle school were great this past year. Bad news? Over half of the middle school students are not returning next year because there are better options. Which in turn caused half of the staff to be cut, even the ones that were "safe" did not want to stay and most have left for better opportunities and better leadership. Even primary and intermediate teachers were cut or have left on their own. Students and parents that stay for next year are in for new set of staff, many empty rooms, and lies from the school leader.
Caring and Safe Environment and Quality Education at ISPR
Caring teachers, including the specials teachers, and caring staff - I see them call students by name which makes us feel connected and like they care. My children feel safe and they have good friends. Character traits are taught and practiced. I wish the lunch room was quieter. Scores improve each year and homework is reasonable. It's a great school!
Don't know why I didn't do it sooner! I think my son is actually starting to like Middle school this year!
I'm not great at writing reviews, but ISPR, being a fairly new school, just keeps getting better and better. FCAT test ranking moved up 54 spots last year. Determined leadership, very caring teachers.
I volunteer at the school and when I read an unfair review I feel I must stand up for this wonderful school.
A lot of parents don't feel like they have real options in Sarasota county when it concerns middle school. The best middle schools are always full, so that this school then becomes the last choice for parents. There is a reason for so many bad reviews, upset teachers and parents.
Parents are not going to speak the truth about how bad their childs School is due to to the fact their child will become a target as soon staff from their School see'a bad review.