3-star average but only a 5-star review showing? Who took all the less positive reviews down? Leave ALL reviews up...good and bad...they are the true measure of a school! Now...onto my review. The teachers are fantastic, concerned, and supportive. The administration side of this school (front office), however is awful. Any time I go to the office to ask a question about special events, afterschool activities, parental volunteering, etc, I'm referred to the parent center...when I go to the parent center, after trying sometimes in vain to ask my question, they refer me back to the office. The parent center is run by wonderfully sweet volunteers, however since none of them are 1st-language English speakers, I run into severe communication problems quite frequently. Don't try to ask the front office about school policies either...the office staff will tell you to ask the principal...the principal will tell you to ask the office staff. The school office is completely disorganized and lacking in any true leadership. Then at every open house, the principal has the nerve to talk about how great they are. Completely annoying.
My daughter is enrolled at Palma Ceia this school year and is in 5th grade. Coming from a private school I was somewhat worried about the transition. Everything is going well. Her teacher is great and my daughter is very happy there.