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PK, 3-5
Public
Alachua, FL
Students enrolled: 365
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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13800 Northwest 152nd Place
Alachua, FL 32615

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(386) 462-1841
(386) 462-0133
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March 21, 2014
My son is in third grade and absolutely loves his teacher and his school. This school offers a great community environment. The communication between the school and parents is top notch. This is possibly one of the best elementary schools in the district!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2010
This is a wonderful school! The students are exceptionally respectful with great manners and the staff are the same. The teachers communicate with parents and work with students well. My son and I are very happy with this school and it's much better than the school we came from in SWFL, which is an A-rated large charter school. My son feels more comfortable at this school than at the old school. At Alachua Elementary, it's a different atmosphere - nice. Hard to explain, just take my word for it!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2009
The teachers and couselors are wonderful. My grandson was under performing as he entered 3rd grade and by the time he took the FCATs he reached expectation and > 5th grade math.The family helped, we monitored him and he was tutored by school system. He worked hard. Would not have happened without the guidance of the professionals which includes speech, counselors, tutor program, principal, secretary, school nurse, teachers and latchkey. This school is outstanding.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 28, 2008
My son, Logan, transferred from Glen Springs Elementary to Alachua Elementary for his 5th grade year. We couldn't have been more pleased or happier with this school. The teachers are all hands on and so very friendly, caring and helpful. It reminds me so much of the elementary school I attended as a child. K. Chircop

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2007
Not a great school. Low FCAT scores, Principal not concerned with acedemics.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2006
I am very impressed with Alachua Elem. My son has moderate ADHD, and his previous schools always looked at him as a problem or an issure rather than as a little boy. Here he has been welcomed and loved and treated with dignity and respect. He is flourishing and doing great. We nolonger get notes home about not finishing work or poor attention. He is excited to go to school and excited about learning. They have an awesome extended day program with activities and field trips. My son looks at me when I pick him up and asks 'can't I stay longer!. The free breakfast for all students this year really puts them on the right track. Love the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2005
I have interned at Alachua Elementary for both my pre-internship and full-internship while a undergrad and graduate student at the University of Florida. I have volunteered at many Gainesville schools, and Alachua is my top pick! The overall environment of the school, the commununity of the students and teachers, as well as Mr. Brandenburg and his constant involvement and support instantly drew me in. I instantly felt accepted by the staff at the school, as well as the parents and students. Art, music, PE, and technology are constantly integrated into the children's school day, as well as extensions such as a greenhouse, garden, birdfeeding station, and science lab. These elements make Alachua Elementary stand out above all of the rest. I strongly recommend anyone interested in choosing this school for their students to go and check it out for themselves. It is a wonderful community and amazing school!

- submitted by a teacher
July 14, 2004
Very caring teachers. Excellent computer training. Lacking in extracurricular activities. Communication with parents is not timely which adds further stressors to professional parents whose schedules are not flexible on a daily basis

- submitted by a parent
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Alachua Elementary School
13800 Northwest 152nd Place, Alachua, FL  32615
(386) 462-1841
Last modified Alachua Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK, 3-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Alachua Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top