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
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
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.
The best for learning, the best teachers, the best parents, the best kids anywhere
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!
It is a school where 'the village' is a way of life not a phrase! Everyone worries about all of the kids!
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!
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.
There is a lot of parent involvement and community support that take it from ordinary to exraordinary.
They have some of the best teachers I have seen. They are great to the students and parents!
The teachers and faculty are the best! I am so lucky to be able to have my son go to this school!
This is a great school with great teachers who genuinely care about the kids.
ABE is a great little school. It has wonderful teachers and staff and great students and families too.
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!
Atlantic Beach is a wonderful school that is very community oriented!!!!
I went to this school and now my daughter do. The teachers and admin staff are awesome
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!!!!
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!
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