Citrus Park Christian School
Tampa, FL 33625
About This School
In 2010, Citrus Park Christian School had 12 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Citrus Park Christian School Reviews
We have had children in this school for a number of years and have watched a steady decline. The leadership is very lacking and they are not preparing the children academically. When compared to public schools and other private schools in the area, the curriculum repeatedly chosen at this school is severely lacking, especially in topic driven essay/ report writing, science, and some aspects of mathematics . This school is NOT on track with core competencies on a number of levels in various subjects. If a child is on either end of the academic spectrum (gifted/excellerated learner or struggling), the staff are hard pressed to intervene- even with in depth parental involvement and pleas for assistance. Though the staff and teachers are kind, they will allow behavioral issues to go unmanaged in an effort to retain tuition for the schools survival. They have plans to improve the grounds, but not the means to do so, therefore the school buildings are in disrepair. I hope this school makes a positive turn given enough time, but we will seek more rigorous academics elsewhere for upcoming school years and continue Biblical teachings at home. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this school to friends or family any longer.
I have had my two children at CPCS for several years now. We moved to Tampa from Texas where my children attended a private christian school that was amazing. I have read on-line at several sites what upset parents have had to say. I was shocked. I would like to offer this advise to anyone who is considering sending their children to CPCS, do it.
This may not be the most advanced curriculum but it is ahead of public school (which I tried first when I moved to Fl). For the price of tuition there is not another school in the area that can compete with the level of care and dedication each teacher, administrator or volunteer has at this school. We do the best with what we have.
At CPCS there is a loving positive vibe that embraces the children and the adults if you welcome it and are realistic with your expectations.
There are smaller class ratios than public school with more individualized attention. There are new teachers and yes more than a few of them have their children enrolled in CPCS. This should encourage you to bring your children here! The state requires a minimum of a bachelors degree to be a teacher, so even I am certified to substitute teach if I wished to do it. Here is some information: most private school teachers earn less than public school teachers. Our teachers are here because they want to be.
Even if your family is not practicing religion in your home come see CPCS. A christian environment is a loving, positive place that teaches right from wrong and lifts up each child and tries to find their special talent. Each child can be and is encouraged to be involved in an activity that they have a hand in picking.
CPCS is continuously changing and striving to be more functional for members and their families. Sometimes it is hard to work together on a shared vision for our children's education. Please do not let comments left by obviously upset parents lead you to believe teachers play favorites or the system in place here is unfair. I volunteer when I can. I am a divorced mother of two who is continuing my own education. I have been honest with my situation to the teachers, homeroom moms, and staff at CPCS and have received nothing but well wishes for my future and tons of support. Without my CPCS family helping me with my kids, I don't know if I would have made it through.
The Lord has blessed my life with this school and its ministry. My hope is that it may do the same for you and your family.