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PK-5
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Atlantic Beach, FL
Students enrolled: 454
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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298 Sherry Drive
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

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(904) 247-5924
(904) 270-1894
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May 14, 2013
Substitute Teacher. This is by far the most enjoyable school I have worked at in all of the DCPS school system. I was able to network with teachers and actually teach the entire lesson plan. The students did their work. They even got the answers correct as a whole group. My time there was filled with encouragement directed towards the students. Special activities used as motivational tools designed to add balance to the work schedule. Let them cut loose for a bit. Then give them work. It is completed and then one to the next group. I was able to make connections with students who had problems then solve their problems and watched them smile back at me. It was like a picture perfect movie down to the maintenance of the school. Even the janitors went out of their way to make a perfect stranger smile. This is what I was hoping for in my line of work. Only bad thing about ABE is now I am cursed by its beauty and must go to other DCPS schools and daydream about returning to the beach to see the next generation that I want to take care of me in my old age, and vote in elections, be my doctor or lawyer. Teach my kids, possibly just run into at the store and say Hi. Send your kids to ABE

- submitted by a community member
June 19, 2011
We are Midwestern transplants coming from terrific Blue Ribbon schools. We were moving to Atlantic Beach and we were very concerned with the reputation of the public schools. We prefer sending our children to school with neighborhood kids but we were willing to do whatever it takes to give our kids a great educational experience. We spent considerable time researching the private, parochial and the public school opportunities for our children and after interviewing parents and faculty who seemed equally committed to great education (and who raved about ABE), we chose to send our daughter to Atlantic Beach Elementary. It was a very good decision for us. She continued getting straight A s, she scored 5 s on the FCAT and was elected to Student Council. We are very satisfied with our decision and thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic community. MH

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2010
Excellent teachers, strong parent involvement/PTA, beautiful facility. I really like the after school enrichment classes offered, which include art, tennis, oceanography, math, yoga, crafts, and more.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
The best for learning, the best teachers, the best parents, the best kids anywhere

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I love our little pink school. We have a wonderful faculty - custodians to the principal and everyone in between! It is one big happy family and everyone takes care of one another. We have a fabulous parent support network and everyone works together to put the children first!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
It is a school where 'the village' is a way of life not a phrase! Everyone worries about all of the kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Our little school is one big family! We look out for eachother and enjoy the gifts we have to share with one another and the community. A little piece of heaven on earth!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 21, 2009
ABE is a great school with a close knit group of parents, teachers and administrators that work well together. The Atlantic Beach community has embraced the school and their support has been vital to the school's success.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
There is a lot of parent involvement and community support that take it from ordinary to exraordinary.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
They have some of the best teachers I have seen. They are great to the students and parents!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
The teachers and faculty are the best! I am so lucky to be able to have my son go to this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
This is a great school with great teachers who genuinely care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
Wonderful school, teachers, principal & staff

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
ABE is a great little school. It has wonderful teachers and staff and great students and families too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
We have had a wonderful transition after moving to Atlantic Beach. They teachers and staff couldn't be more helpful and encouraging. Way to go ABE!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
Atlantic Beach is a wonderful school that is very community oriented!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
I went to this school and now my daughter do. The teachers and admin staff are awesome

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
Best attitude of teachers, parents and ultimately students. It's all relative. A pure neighborhood school with participation from the community to help it be the best of the best!!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 30, 2009
Small school, personal, sincere staff, parent participation

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
I gladly drive my daughter back and forth to Atlantic Beach Elementary everyday! She is worth it, this school is worth it! Rated a 5 years in a row!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
Atlantic Beach Elementary is a small school with a Heart of Gold. The community and school work together to help every child do his or her very best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
Atlantic Beach Elementary is a neighborhood school; many children are seen riding their bikes and walking to school as it is nestled in a tree lined coastal neighborhood. Families and faculty work close together, a retirement community supports our school with math and reading assistance and extracurricular activities are plenty. We love our 5 star school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
Atlantic Beach Elementary is the ideal community school. You often see kids biking and walking to school, just like when we were kids. The parent support coupled with an amazing teaching and administrative staff make this school a home. The fact that you can't walk down the hallway without seeing a friendly face makes this school a real gem.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
The wonderful staff and the great kids that I work with everyday!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 26, 2009
Atlantic Beach Elementary is a small, beautiful public neighborhood school where the teachers are dedicated and the parents are involved. Many of the kids still walk or ride bikes to school. The standardized test scores are as high as the nearby magnet schools, even though Atlantic Beach's student population is much more varied in academic and economic levels. It's a school that makes the community very proud.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
Commitment from all involved - Admin - Teachers - Parents - Community. Sense of Pride w/o boastful intentions.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
It's a small school with children and parents with BIG hearts. It's a community school that supports and guides our children above and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
It is a neighborhood school about 2miles from my house. The children are fantastic! The administration and teachers are the best! My childrens friends are awesome and their parents also!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
ABE is a great school because the teachers help the children to learn in an encouraging manner; this school is not just teaching the kids what they need to know to pass a test, but also how to be good citizens in the community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Great School with excellent teachers in a small town atmosphere

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
This school is in a wonderful community with great parents and teachers. Everyone is here to promote success in all students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
I love ABE because it feels like home. The teachers, students and parents are another family to me. We are an 'A' school with test scores right behind the gifted magnet and 40% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. That's what great teaching and parent involvement can do!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Atlantic Beach Elementary translates the laid-back ambience of the beach community into a warm and friendly refuge where children are free to learn and interact with confidence and respect. Every teacher, administrator, and volunteer I have met strives to make the whole school a wonderful place for the children to grow. Their general attitude promotes the feeling that, in spite of the hard times impacting all of us today, the school will long remain a shining jewell set within the coarse and shifting sands that surround it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Awesome teaching staff!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 08, 2008
Being military family my son has been to many schools. So when we moved to Florida my son statred going to this school for his thrid garde. He loved it and I loved it while he was in the school. The teachers and I was able to speak every day. They really took the time out for my son. Love it

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2006
excellent parent involvement. mostly good teachers. teaching towards fcat. recess varies per teacher

- submitted by a staff
September 08, 2005
I love this school. I went there as a child and now my two kids go there. The staff is excellant and they really care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2005
The parental involvement is one of the great assets of this school. Early teachers are particulary good and provide kindness but discipline. A good reading start is provided and there are lots of extra programs that enhance the learning environment here.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2005
ABE is a school where the facualty and staff know the children and most of the parents by name. The teachers are well trained and caring individuals that work to bring the best out of each child. There are many extracurricular activities through out the year, an arts festival, family nights, carnival and a very active PTA. The principal is kind and caring, yet firm. Enrollment is kept at a very managable level in order to maintain the community of everyone who goes there.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2005
My son will be starting Atlantic Beach Elementary in the fall of 2005 and, since moving into the neighborhood 2 years ago, I couldn't be more thrilled with what we have to look forward to. There is a real sense of community here and the parents I have spoken with rave about the teachers, the curriculum and their kids' overall experience at Atalntic Beach Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2004
How fortunate we are to be able to attend such a great school. I have yet to walk in to that school that they did not have some positive activity going on. The principal is always front and center with a warm smile and a big how are you. The kids are quiet and organized and very well behaved. If I didn't know better I would think it is a private school. I have also been very impressed with the cafiteria. I had lunch with my child and the food was very good, the lunch lady knew all the kids by name and the moniter knew my son's eating habbits and spoke to me about them. Not to mention that in 150 words I could not even begin to sing the praises of his teachers. If every school were like this kids might actually stay in school. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2003
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Atlantic Beach Elementary School
298 Sherry Drive, Atlantic Beach, FL  32233
(904) 247-5924
Last modified Atlantic Beach Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Atlantic Beach Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top