Students enrolled 849
School leader MR. SETH MOLDOVAN
District Palm Beach County School District
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6590 Verde Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33433

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(561) 218-6800
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4 stars
Based on 65 ratings

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October 28, 2014
This school is Big dissapointment!! Dirty,old,nasty!! I thought it was suppose to be so good. Huh? They act like a wanna be military school? They talk to the children so rudely sometimes,yelling at them,little kids are crying. They act like bullies to the kids,there is NO fairness there at all. Especially administration! Principal is clueless as is the ass't principal. Children get lost because there teacher forgets to bring them back inside from recess and they are wandering around clueless. Just Horrible

- submitted by a community member
October 28, 2014
At one point I felt the same as others a month ago. However, I dealt with my situations head on (respectfully) and was very pleased with the quick response/resolution. As a former teacher from another State, I have great respect for this principal in the way he handled not only my situation, but in the way he interacts with children. He is kind, understanding, and very involved, and I have NEVER seen him speak crossly to a child. I can tell he really cares about the children in his school and about their safety, as does the AP. I'm sorry to see parents upset about the reorganization of classrooms, but there is a law here about how many kids can be in a classroom and you don't always know the final numbers until weeks/months into the school year because of late registrants. And since they are not allowed to turn zoned kids away at any public school, it is what it is. It's not just Verde that goes through re-organization, so it's silly to get so upset. Try teaching a class with 25-30 kids! Trust me, the slight inconvenience is better for the children and teachers in the long run. And cover your tattoos? Really? Such a silly thing. But then, I have one too, so...

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2014
School is nice, but not happy with how things are handled and some of the staff. Not been very nice and understandable in the process of reorganizing classroom as they had too many students in more than one class. If you are lucky to not deal with admin things, is a great place to be, but once you have admin issues to solve good luck.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2014
Fully agree with new post. School is just ok. School is too big, very overpopulated. Sad to have trailers at an elementary school. Overall condition of the school is not very good. It looks like a prison now with the new security fence. Car rider line is a nightmare. Front office staff could be nicer. Would be professional to cover tattoos. My child was assaulted on the bus and at one point kids were 4 to 5 to a seat. In previous years they dropped off my kindergarten student early and no one was at bus stop. Imagine leaving a 5 year old to wonder around alone. Homework is busywork and too long. Teachers are fair. Some are nice and some are rude. If your kid is advanced but not gifted they just sit there. Gifted program is only part time and I think they pick/choose who to let in there. Agree there is a lot of gossip in front office. You wait while they talk among themselves about people. At least they have a nurse. Communication could be improved. It is hard to get phone calls returned. Also, they have opt out of uniform which they do not disclose. Old principal was nice but not effective. Not sure about new one. He seems a little cold and too young.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2014
My daughter started 4th grade here, moving from out of state. The school is a wonderful place with caring teachers, is secure, and quite beautiful inside and out. Our daughter has only raved how she loves the new school. The principal took charge during an electric storm showing great judgement, care, and concern for the safety of everyone. We moved here for the great schools and everyone we speak to has high praises for this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2013
I am a teacher myself at a different school and can say that so far my child has had 3/3 great teachers. They are well educated, enthusiastic, and go above and beyond. The standard is appropriate for their age and the school spirit is very high. Teachers here know that an inappropriately high standard can cause low self esteem. Almost all kids at Verde love Verde. That's a good testament. The negative testaments below are unfortunate. A bad experience is possible anywhere. The upper teachers being concerned with FCAT is a state problem not isolated to Verde alone. As for being concerned about tattoos on an employee, it's as irrelevant as hair color. Both employees with tattoos are more than competent at their jobs, so to focus on tattoos is not productive for people looking to choose a school. My daughter wants to be a kindergarten teacher after her kindergarten experience, so I feel badly for the other kid who's parent reviewed below because her child didn't want to go to school. Usually it's a social problem when that happens. Just my experience as a teacher. Overall, great school, doing it's best in a mediocre school system with FCAT requirements.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2013
I had both my kids at Verde and especially my last one had a big problem last year. It was her last year teaching at Verde and she was really impatient and most of the time really rude. The teacher would not return emails, phone calls, and notes most of the time, she sent me important information about test only the same day. My daughter was telling me that almost every day that a kid was crying in her class because of her. This year she is in 6th grade and she discovered that the teacher didn't teach them many important things, for example in Math the division with the decimals. The desk were full of ants, and the kids found Roaches many times.They had big problems with head lice every year. I can tell you many story's about the school and the after-school but I rather not say it. I hope that who is in charge there will change how the things are going, be more friendly with the kids and parents,it is not a big deal and if the kids feel comfortable they can speak more about their problems in school. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
**** It is my opinion that the PTO efforts are 5 Star. Open House was fantastic! The effort placed by parents and students was impressive. Tremendous school Spirit. T-shirts, shorts, calendars and Verde folders are innovative ways to raise PTO funds. Pizza was for sale! The Info desk was great! It immediately lessened any anxiety about moving to a new area and utilizing a new school. Congratulations Verde! Nice Job!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
This is the 2nd year my child is attending Verde. I've met the new principal Mr. Moldervan and so far he is WONDERFUL. Very approaching as well as Vicky in the office. Last year I was very unhappy with the teacher (ruschmeier-1st grade), this year I'm thrilled so far with the teacher in 2nd grade. Also, the new PTA president is a sweetheart and will hopefully return the PTA to a place where other parents want to be involved.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Great school! I reccomend your child goes to this school! My child actually WANTED to go to school....I was in SHOCK!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Verde Elementary is a good school. Both of my sons are in there. They definitely care when the students are weak in a subject. The teacher also is an important role in finding out about the weaknesses. My son did not have a great second great teacher, but his 3rd grade teacher was excellent. what I as a parent expect from this school is welcoming media staff who are children friendly and encourage all the students equally to read. Aftercare program also could be better if the counselors spend quality time for homework and provided cool environment for students in months of August & September like a classroom instead of hanging out outside, specially for first graders who are little.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2013
I love Verde! My daughter started there on first grade and just graduated 5th grade. And my son just graduated Kindergarten at Mrs. Archer's class! She is the best! Very to the point, caring and invested at her job. Along the years there had been some issues, but I guess we will have anywhere. We moved, but I still love this school!

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2013
My experience with Verde is that in the upper grades all that is cared about by many of the teachers is the FCAT testing. They don't teach the children the subjects, but enough to pass the tests. I believe that this has caused many of the teachers in the upper grades to be overly mean snd certainly uncaring about the students as individual children. They are just 3's, 4's or 5's off of which the tescher hopes to get a bonus. My child had a very good experience in the lower grades, but in the upper grades he has had a very poor experience. He gets excellent grades, but the teachers are very poor role models...his most recent being very arrogant and defensive when I speak to her, and vindictive to my son for complaining to me about her mistreatment of my son.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2013
My child has had some excellent teachers at Verde, but some of the upper grade teachers are awful and bully the students--not a good learning environment at all. The physical facilities are also bad, expecially the bathrooms. My child complains often that they are dirty. There are a lot of portables, even in worse condition. Hopefully the school can do something about these two very serious issues.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2013
My Daughter is currently attending to Verde Elementary and so far we are very disappointed with the school and the teachers, since they don't help children meet their full potential and if they need help with math or reading they don't help them. and if they are behind in their curriculum the school doesn't care or do anything to help the students...the teachers have too many kids 18-20+ in each classroom...they can't handle so many. they do very few extra activities for kids...they offer more in their aftercare program...the school is not very clean, outdated and have no security or police officer onsite to help with their car lines...its a nightmare! We don't recommend it!....DelPrado Elementary is a better school...

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2013
Verde is an excellent school. My son is in first grade and has been lucky enough to have had two of the best teachers in the school, Mrs. Samarel (K) an Mrs Lora (1st). They are veteran teachers who are nurturing, smart, and disciplined. The gifted program with Mrs. Kirk is also exceptional. The biggest drawback of the school is its age: 30+ years old, one of the oldest schools in Palm Beach county. The bathrooms are an embarrassment. But we highly recommend the school overall.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2012
Verde has been a great school for my daughter. She started her kindergarten last year and Mrs. C Archer was her teacher. Mrs.Archer is a wonderful teacher. My daughter had a great time with her. She helps the parents and the kids in every possible way. This year Mrs. J Walker is her first grade teacher. So far she is awesome and I know that it would be in future too.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2012
Verde has been a great school for my child from 2nd to 4th grade. My daughters 5th grade teacher is the worst teacher she has ever had. I hope the principal and vice principal can fix this issue. My daughter has always loved her teachers but not this 5th grade teacher, she is the worst teacher my daughter has ever had. I know i have already said that but it is true. She blames things on kids and screams at them. That is not a role model to me.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2012
i personaly feel thet verde is a great school the teachers are so nice and the rest of the staff there are alot of after school activites at verde there is spanish club teacher of tommrow and running club and ect there are always things going on a verde the teachers make learning fun ive atended verde for 6 years and noticed that my classes have great grades if there is any school in the palm beach county school discrict id pick VERDE ELEMENTRAY out of ANY of them !!! GO VERDE VICKINGS

- submitted by a community member
April 09, 2012
I have to agree with the last review. There is no bullying going on and most certainly not a RAT problem. Get you facts straight before posting.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2012
This is a wonderful elementary school. My daughter has attended Verde Elementary since first grade, and she is now in 5th, finishing up this June. The teachers have been great, the school is safe and I don't see any major issues with bullying, as for the previous comment. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2012
This is the worst school for my child. Other kids are bullying eachother theres clicks and there is a rat problem!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2011
Great school, my daughter is heading to 1st grade, just finished Kindergarten and it was a wonderful school year. Mrs. Lombardo is an excellent teacher. My daughter and i both love this school. I hope to be able to keep her in verde elementary till she's done with 5th grade. once again Thanks for everything.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2011
This is a wonderful school! The teachers are dedicated and work hard to ensure that the students reach their goals. They strive to get students involved in extracurricular activities. Even the administrative staff are enthusiastic!

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2011
I found Verde to be fair (6 on the rating scale) school. The teachers, while most are educated with a teaching degree, are for the most part inept at working effectively with children who need a little more. The school fails to recognize where a child needs assistance nor do they know how to give assistance if the child needs it. The IEP system at the school has been of no help. In addition, any assistance they did give was delayed for months. Their advice has had a negative impact on my child's wellbeing. Nor do they meet on a schedule that actually provides benefit. My child no longer attends this school, thank goodness. My child now attends a school (public) where the teachers and parents are proactively involved. The PTA meetings have over 100 parents. My child's grades have gone up 2 levels. Sadly, the rating for Verde is grossly overstated.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
Love this school and so do my kids. My kids teachers have always been wonderful, patient, and my kids have learned so much. I am so very pleased. Verde definately has recess and always has, it might be structured to some point, but my kids get to socialize and play on the playground everyday, they enjoy it. A+ school in my opionion and has been for the years they have been there.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2010
I am extremely dissapointed with this school. They are militant with the children even in the lower grades. They no longer have recess and replaced it with "structured physical activity" which is structured and does not allow kids to socialize, let off steam or just be children. Going to this is a reward and my kids teacher doesnt let them participate and makes them "walk" instead. They are not even allowed to socialize at lunch. Had major problems with a teacher and was not allowed to change classes and the teacher would ignore my requests for a conference. The new principal and vice principal seems friendly and I have hopes they will fix the major problems at this school.

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April 25, 2010
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- submitted by a student
April 23, 2010
This is very nice school! , my son loves it here , he has an IEP and he is being help and has made a lot of progress!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2010
I find Verde to be an overall good school, especially when compared to most other schools in the whole country. I find it unfortunate that the previous reviewer is upset with the changes. Although I found Dr Cornel to be a very nice man on various social occasions I was never able to speak with him about the school or my child, I was always handed off to Mr. Laurie who was always defensive and usually just talked in circles, but never really said anything. As far as the teachers go, the vast majority of them are absolutely wonderful, but there are also a few that should not be teachers. So far I think Mr. Margulies (new principal) is very nice and seems to be very involved, I have not had the pleasure of meeting the new vice principal yet, but I wish them much success!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2010
i have to say that i attended this school from kindergarden to 5th and my son has now done the same.it was great the staff knew who i was along with my son. most of the teachers he had were really good.but 4th and 5th grade not so much. there isnt any parent/teacher communication. isnt that what its all about? they had the best staff of principal/vice principal and now they both transferred out im glad this is my sons last year at verde without them. ms corcoran is the best teacher in the whole world! its been great at verde but its time to move on!

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2010
t hink its a great school my oldest son loved the schoolhe is now in middle school. Now my youngest in there and we are both very happy .His teachers are great they are truly the best.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2010
This is my son's first year in kindergarten and I couldn't be more pleased with the school, his teacher, and the level of parental involvement and PTA support this school has. We were considering private school but wanted to give public education a chance first...and I feel the education and support my son is receiving here is top notch!

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February 08, 2010
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no rating November 28, 2009
I moved to this area specifically for this school. I am totally disappointed. The Vice Principle is impossible to talk to. I was told on two occasions that he does not have time to talk to me. My son is in 3rd grade and hates school and I was told by his teacher there is nothing she could do. I wish I had the money to send him to private school. This school is a joke.

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October 12, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 27, 2009
No problems until my child entered 2nd grade. The teachers have unrealistic expectations of the children. Also the teacher/parent communication is terrible. Cant wait to move on to Middle school. Very dissapointed!

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2009
Academically sound, however it is very resistant to family and volunteer involvement. Children are not allowed on campus even for evening activities. I for one can't afford nannies or a babysitter and as a result can never attend parent teacher conferences, volunteer orientations, curriculum night, PTA meetings etc.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2009
There were some serious communication issues with the teacher. Too much homework and lack of resess

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2009
Although the school has taught my children and they both get great grades I am disappointed with the direct communication from teachers and vice principle. I am never able to get a straight answer they always get very guarded and circle the wagons on the tuff questions. But the office staff, cafeteria staff and janitorial staff is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2009
Verde is a great school.. the teachers are great. My son loved it. After school program is very good also.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2009
Verde is a great school. My kids love the school, the staff, even the cafeteria staff are great, and majority of the kids are well mannered. I am proud to be a mom with smart Verde kids.

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September 30, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 26, 2008
What a great school. The teachers art top notch. There are no slackers here. Its no wonder they have the highest test scores for a non gifted elementary school and top 5 overall in the county.

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September 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2008
Verde is the best school ever! The staff really cares about each child as if they belong to them. I am so happy my child gets to attend Verde Elem.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2008
i love this school they me with everything so i'm so proud to go to this school

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June 02, 2008
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October 03, 2007
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September 17, 2007
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August 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2007
I was very impressed with the involvement of both teachers/ faculty and parents in the school. Last year was my daughters first year at school and they made both herself and I feel at ease. The teachers are very knowledgeable and easy to approach. The staff are there to help and make it known that your child will be safe there. I am very pleased with all of the programs that are available at the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 04, 2007
Great curriculum and teachers - Mrs. Beaudet has a true heart for her students' welfare, education and well being.

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July 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2007
Verde is an excellent school. My daughter has completed kindergarten and first grade there. Both years she has had an excellent teacher - very involved with the students. The principal is also very involved in the school - he can be seen at all the fundraisers. I have nothing negative to say about this school - I think they are doing a great job!

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- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2005
This was a great school.My daughter moved on a year ago.This is probably the best kept secret in Boca Raton. The scool is very family oriented. The after school program was excellent.Their was and is an art program,chorus a wonderful p.e. dept and an excellent media center. I love this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2005
This is a great public school. It has received an 'A' FCAT grade. The teachers are involved, the parents are involved, and the campus is nice. The school is situated in a nice residential area.

- submitted by a teacher
April 18, 2005
Wonderful school our daughter has been going to Verde since Kindergarden and we love it. She loves it as well as has been on the all A's honor roll every year.

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April 18, 2005
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November 18, 2004
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- submitted by a administrator
November 15, 2004
Absolutely impressed with this school. All test scores are more than above the state average. Way to go Verde!

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June 07, 2004
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Verde Elementary School
6590 Verde Trail, Boca Raton, FL  33433
(561) 218-6800
Last modified Verde Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Verde Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 68 reviews. Top