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K-5
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Boca Raton, FL
Students enrolled: 851

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7900 Del Prado Circle North
Boca Raton, FL 33433

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(561) 544-1800
(561) 544-1850
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September 21, 2014
Del prado is run by the PTA. They are all over the place and seem like they have more power than the teachers or administration. They are constantly asking for more money but so much is wasted with over printing. My child generally has 5-6 unnecessary flyers every day and the teacher reprints reminders for everything instead of utilizing the class website with email notifications that was set up. The teachers and school are far more interested in keeping up appearance with cutesy Pinterest projects than a thorough education. Not a bad school but feels focused on the wrong things.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
We have been part of the Del Prado family for 3 years now and have had the greatest experience. I am a former teacher, and I know how difficult it can be to run a safe and effective school. This school goes above and beyond for the students. Parent involvement is a huge aspect of the success of a school, and you can always count on the parents of Del Prado to help make the year a great one. The staff responds to our concerns immediately, and the principal is a great motivator. This is a school where the higher level students actually encourage the lower level ones. The school continually gets top scores. Do not worry about sending your children to Del Prado!

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2014
Office staff is rude, uncaring and passes the buck. My husband and I always get the run-around. They will never go out of their way to help you. Typical failed system. No one thinks outside the box, no one problem solves. Very disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
I am very pleased with my son being in Del Prado. It's a wonderful school with a good gifted program. Teachers, office staff and the principal are always professional, warm and ready to help.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2014
Cute school. The principal is caring and is always ready to help. My two daughters have the best teachers. We couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2014
Terrible school. Don't be fooled by the rating. They will not help your child if he/she is struggling.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
Great school. Nice staff and teachers. This is the best elementary school I know. We are moved from Vero Beach, Florida to Boca Raton Florida looking for good elementary schools, finally we found Del Prado Elementary School to educate our son

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
I love this school minus how much they cram down the homework when FCAT came around last year. I don't know what other elementary schools do.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2013
Good luck fitting in. Do some research on the neighborhood around the school and you'll understand. The level of exclusion by the parents and the students is disgusting. The school was a little above average. It is way behind Addison Mizner.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
First Of All The Front Desk And Nurse Are Ridiculous, They Cannot Use Common SenSe In So Many Levels. My DaughterThe Gifted But In The End What Matters Is The Teachers. Last Year She Was Not InThe Gifted But The Teacher Was Much Better.... For Those Wondering If They Should Move To This District Because Of The School Rating Don't Waste Your Time Or Money Since 20% Of The Students Use Their Friends Or Family Addresses For The First Year, After That No more Address Check. Very Disappointed With Their System.b

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2013
We had 3 children in this school and we are happy we took our children out of Del Prado. Our oldest was in Del Prado for 5 yrs and had some teachers that were not qualified to teach. They do play favorites sometimes. I think maybe the gifted program is much better. That is what all the hype is about. The regular program is "C. " They did little to help my advanced child that I didn't put into the gifted program. This child is very happy at a much better school. So much inconsistency. The kindest person was Dale Martin in the office.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2013
I had my son tested for the gifted program because he was so advanced for his age. He is in the gifted kindergarten and he is still getting bored. The gifted program is not good enough for kids that are coming from an excellent pre school. I am not happy at all with the program. When my son started the year he had some friends that couldn't read and he was reading like a second grade level and he was only in kindergarten. They should separate the kids in the correct classroom and improve the gifted program. Also they should train the teachers better to do more than one level in the same class, they all should be gifted teachers. And please, let the new teachers start working and send home the teachers that work enough time and are not capable anymore to be in a class with young kids. Thanks.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2012
Del Prado has been a blessing to our daughter. After countless hours of searching for the right school for our first grader and reading the reviews from all different schools, we finally decided this school was the best choice for her. We just moved to the area from Myrtle Beach, SC and though the school she was in was amazing in every way, this one isn't one bit behind. She has homework everyday and I am impressed with the amount she has learned in such short period of time. They really do keep the kids busy and interested. The grounds are well kept, the school is very clean, and the office staff couldn't be friendlier. Her teacher is so kind and doing the best she can to make my daughter fit in. I couldn't be happier. The "room mom" was also very friendly and called to fill me in on classroom functions such as holiday parties and etc. Lastly I would just like to say that every school has their pros and cons; however, out of all the schools in the Boca area this school really is the best choice and I thank God everyday for the opportunity He has given us to live within the school boundaries.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2012
We moved to the area because of this school and we are very glad we did. The teachers are very caring and nurturing, but are very academically driven....which is why we moved here. I have read other comments, and quite frankly, do not place much stock in poorly written, grammatically incorrect comments. Education starts at the home, is accelerated in areas at the school level, and then reinforced again within the home. We couldn't be happier at this school and would recommend it to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2012
I have to say that I have had very little experience with this school, but from what I know, I am not fond of some of the teachers. I tutor a student at this school, and I asked the teacher if she could possibly email me what the student is learning. She responded by saying "I'm too busy". I think this is a worng for a teacher to do this. Teachers are supposed to help guide students on the right track. Anyways, since the teachers happen to be like that, I suggest enrolling your kids in other schools, where teachers WILL help your child. This shows me that the teachers here are teaching for the pay check not the students!

- submitted by a community member
March 20, 2012
This school is rated one of the top elementary schools in Boca. That may be academically but as far as the teachers go from 3rd grade and up I don't agree. There is a great lack of professionalism, compassion and teachers don't like to take the blame for any of their actions. They do play favorites and if your child is not one of them rest assure they will feel inferior. Very upset about this and trying to fix the issue is like talking to a brick wall. Although my child is doing fabulous academically I do not credit the teachers for this. They need to go to social skill(s) classes.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2012
HI MY DAUGHTER is going to start Kindergarten in September and I was looking to get some advice for reviews on Morikami and Del Prado. which one is better please?? Please give me your opinion as a parrent. thanks.

- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2012
This is my first year at this school. I am coming from another great Boca Elementary School. Because it is an older school the interior lighting is poor. I would also like to see more staff assist on a regular basis during car line. It is not properly managed and there is too much room for a child to possibly be injured. The classes are good and I believe that the education is up to par. Let's do away with these FCATs and stop stressing the kids and parents. Teach to learn , not teach to test. Other states have diagnostics but they are not nearly as intense as the Florida FCAT. There should not be a pass fail for a diagnostic.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2012
As with every public school these kids are zombie's being taught to a test. They do well on these tests because that is how the teachers make their money. They only teach to the FCAT. Not a good education at all. Thank you federal government!

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2011
I have two children that attend this school and I find most of the teachers and staff truly wonderful. With any profession, there are good and bad. And while some teachers are better than others, no teacher at this school is truly bad. They each have their own gift and specialty. And some of the teachers go above and beyone - tutoring kids for free after school and running award winning SECME clubs! In addition, I find the PTA fun and wonderful. No one is forced to participate in any fundraiser - and this year the PTA offered rewards with a donation, without even selling one item. Last year the PTA hosted a Wild Walk with Animal Encounters for the entire student body - for free! Plus each student got a free t-shirt!! The PTA provides the school with much needed funds for audio enhancements, educational tools, and much more! The women and men that help out as campus volunteers really have their hearts in the right place. I like the added security to the school as well. I do not think people/parents should be allowed on campus whenever and wherever they want. In addition to the added safety, a teacher's instruction is not interrupted.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2011
If I could give this school a ZERO I would. The teachers are lazy they talk badly about the principal and the students. If you'res not a room mom, your child is not the teachers favorite and you get zero attention from the teacher. Teachers do not return phone calls or they just yes you when they do. Parents are never allowed on campus. It's lack of unity and professionalism that will turn this school into a B rated school soon.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2011
My family and friends think this is a horrible school. First their was the principal who stole and was relieved of her duties there. Thr afterschool clubs were cancelled. They do not check ID's at the office and people randomly sign in and go on campus. The car lines have always been slow. PTA requests money on a monthly basis, using the kids as pawns, so if parents do not contribute, kids do not earn prizes. There is no gymnasium. No musical instruments taught. Teachers have referred to students there as "brats". Teachers have complained to parents about having a new principal and his lack of communication. Teachers show favorites and many do not return phone calls or emails within a reasonable time period. The school is supposed to use Edline, yet teachers cant be bothered. Could go on and on. Del Prado should by no means be rated a 10. They start coaching the kids for FCATS constantly, and receive more funding for higher FCAT scores. Their focus is all about FCAT scores, and not enough about the important items children should be learning. Del Prado and their staff are a huge disppointment, and I would highly advise if you have a choice to go elsewhere, do it!

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2011
Great school,with great teachers,and they are always trying to involve the parents in different activities...We recomend it and love it!

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2011
Del Prado is an exceptional school where the kids are nurtured. Mr. Clark is a wonderful Principal and I am very pleased to send my daughters there. The teachers are the heart of this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2011
At my old school, I used to be so bored! After I transferred to Del Prado,I found this school academically challenging, and I love it here! This is the best school i've ever been to!

- submitted by a community member
January 10, 2011
My son has been attending since Kindergarten and is now in 2nd grade. I liked this school in the beginning but soon realized there was some interesting stuff happening behind the scenes. I had an incident when a teacher called my son an annoying brat, then about a month later he kept coming home crying because he was being picked on and no one was taking care of it and things of that nature. It has taken me a while to get things straightened out and since they have a new principal and vice principal thing have improved. I do not think this school is worth a 10 and am anticipating our future move to get him out of there.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2010
Do not be fooled by this school's 10 rating. It is a very unwelcoming and disheartening place. My child went here for 1st grade, and I will always regret that year at Del Prado. The teacher was a nice person, but the teaching was slow and unexciting. Movies (fun not educational) were constantly watched even during PE! The behavior issues were out of control but NEVER addressed. The rules of the school and county made it extremely difficult to help or visit in the classroom. All I ever experienced was a coldness and lack of caring. I am an educator and have taught in many schools across the country, and Del Prado is not a place where learners are nurtured. When my child went to 2nd grade (at a different school in a different county!), she was extremely behind because of the lack of teaching. Don't be fooled!

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2010
I absolute regread have move my child to Delprado the teachers are very disorganize and have favorites in class.I fill like my kid is being discriminate

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December 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2009
I love this school because my two kids go there. Everyone is so nice and helpful. My daughter has mrs.bozic and shes in 4th grade and my son has mrs.karpinski and hes in 1st grade!

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no rating October 03, 2009
i think they have the best teachers ever and that would be a direct reflection on the principle.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
I cannot believe that I waited to be a part of this school and moved into the school zone only to be disappointed. The fact that the Principal has selected to departmentalize the school at the Kindergarten level is totally beyond me. The mandate issued by the Palm Beach County School District was that it commence at the 3rd grade level. My child changes to 3 different classes day. I feel as if this has impeded the relationship between 'one teacher/child.' I feel lost as a parent not knowing what my child is learning and from whom. I too share the feeling that I still have no idea of what my child will be learning this year. My friends who have children at other schools with stellar ratings do not share the same concerns of feeling lost and shuffled in the system. I feel as if I made a bad selection.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2009
I went to Del Prado as a child and now my daughter is attending. I must say that as a parent I have NOT been impressed with the school at all. The 'orientation' or should I say meet and greet was nothing more than organized chaos. The first week of school is over and I still have not been informed of what my child will be learning this year.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2009
Del Prado lives up to the hype. The academics here are excellent. I have two children in the gifted program and they have been challenged to learn so much, while still being part of a loving and supportive classroom. We have only had one teacher at Del Prado that left something to be desired, but that can happen anywhere. My only criticism would be of the support staff. When I visit the school or call, the staff is often rude. I have also found some of the cafeteria staff to be unnecessarily abrasive with the students. However, the most important part of any school is its teachers and they are excellent. Overall, we have been very happy with Del Prado Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2009
When we moved to this area a year ago, we were constantly told that Del Prado elem was the best all around. With a 1st grader and a child entering kindergarten, we were excited to be in this school district. Both Mrs. Goldinger and Ms. Rey were new teachers to the school. We were happy with both teachers and felt they truly had our childrens best interest at heart. However, a few of the people in the office staff were less than helpful and often times RUDE!! I even witnessed such rudeness displayed in the presence of children..truly unacceptable! The cafeteria staff, although nice, didn't seem to be on the same page as far as the payment system was concerned. Myself as well as many of my neighbors were having MULTIPLE issues with the miscalculation of monies collected. The Principal and Vice Principle were very helpful in resolving our issue.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
School has an excellent reputation with most families. But as with any schools, you'll get your fair share of teachers that should not be teachers to begin with. We have had positive experiences with most of the teachers and in hindsight, we should have requested a transfer of teachers early on in the school year when the personalities did not mesh.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2008
My feelings are a bit mixed. My children had A's and B's in the gifted program yet I removed them from the program and school midyear. I felt the program often focused more on quantity and speed over quality. I also felt that the program had little patience for higher maintenance children. That is children who are easily distracted. I haven't yet heard of the perfect child. I felt as if that is what you had to be to fit in and be welcomed in the Del Prado gifted program. This was not the right place to build my children's self esteem and confidence.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2008
Is a school were everybody qualifies as 'gifted' even if they are not.So the ones that are truly gifted aren't receiving the proper education. The school runs on reputation. They have some trully gifted kids, that end leaving the school like in my case.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2008
My son is leaving Del Prado this year to go off to middle school and we are both sad. Del Prado is a great school with great teachers and great staff. We will miss everyone but will always have fond memories of our years there.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2008
I have two children at Del Prado who will be doing into 2nd and 3rd grade in the fall. Both are in the gifted program. Every teacher we have had thus far has been outstanding! Mrs. Cannavale is the most loving, kind Kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Hock introduces the children to great artist in 1st grade -- allowing them to recreate their own Chagall. Mrs. Lackow is incredibly organized and my 2nd grader has learned so much in her classroom. In both first and second grade, the teachers have worked together as a team and I think this is very positive. The PTA is top-notch and the parent involvement has been high in every class -- both my kids have multiple room parents in their classroom. Why would anyone pay for private?

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2008
My son has had a wonderful experience, so far, in Del Prado's gifted program. I have found that the teachers welcome parental involvement, and I have been in the classrooms many times for parties and special projects. I have also been able to accompany my child on field trips. I would love to see an improvement in the music department. Overall, I think that Del Prado is an excellent school.

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February 11, 2008
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January 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2007
Good academic focus and excellent attention to development of student strengths and extracirricular interests activities. Parent communication needs improvement.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2007
Excellent. My child has been there and is in fifth grade. The principal and her staff and teachers have been excellent through all the years. I will be sad when my child moves to middle school, but am very happy about my child's education.

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August 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2007
We love Del Prado - we had a great year there and could not have goten a better education or experience if we had paid fora private school!

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2007
This year was my child's second year at Del Prado. The office staff was always friendly and helpful. His teacher, Mrs. Antheil, was caring, energetic, and constantly challenging my son. I am very happy with the education my child has received at Del Prado.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2007
I am extremely disappointed with the school and all the staff that works there. When I address the staff at Del Prado with my issues and concerns they seem to just look the other way and ignore the issue. Overall I rate this school very low.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2006
I moved here from Buffalo a little over a year ago and informed my children that they will be ahead of the children in Florida as you here so many terrible things about Florida schools. Coming to Del Prado boy was I wrong. I am so thrilled to be apart of this school and how they work with the children is fabulous. They can pin point any child when and if they need help in a certain area and will work with them. Please understand this is a gifted school and by no means are my children in the gifted school program but the teaching skills, education to the children, closeness,caring and support is all there. I am so thrilled to be at this school and am glad they have helped my children in the areas that they need.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
Rated through FCAT testing as Palm Beach County's top elementary school, Del Prado puts a heavy emphasis on achievement, and it shows. Del Prado has never received a grade other than an 'A' on FCATs, and is rated in the state's top 100 elementary schools. The parental involvement is awe-inspiring. The school runs a variety of programs and extracurricular activities, from parents serving as room moms and guest readers in the lower grades, to field day judges and parents working side-by-side with their kids on the twice-annual nature trail cleanup days. The PTA offers a variety of programs for parents as well as events that parents and their kids can attend together. All in all, Del Prado is a remarkable place that functions remarkably well and strives for continual improvement.

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June 14, 2006
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April 29, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2006
A great elementary school with major parent involvement. The teachers are terrific and are very approachable and welcoming to parents and students. a lot of emphasis on FCAT prep and testing.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2006
Both of my children were in the Gifted program here -Mrs Breger is the gifted KG teacher--she is phenomenal!!!!She gives children joy in learning to read etc.My daughter loved her KG and wanted to go even when she was sick. Afterschool program with Lori Goldfinger was wonderful. I loved this school

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March 25, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
no rating February 28, 2006
Overall I would rate it as a very good school but there is some disparity between the 'gifted' and regular classrooms. The regular classrooms could use a little more structure. The extracurricular activities offer excellent choices and are well run. The PTA leadership, although active and dedicated, is not as open or welcoming as it could be to allow even more to be done for the school. It would be helpful if they were more open to participation and forthcoming with information to all parents in the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2006
Nice school with warm and caring teachers. No problems with this school whatsoever.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2005
Del prado had been great to both of my kids academically and socially. They have both had the kind of teachers that you remember as an adult, the kind that really make a difference. Both of my kids are in the gifted program and I feel that has contributed greatly to their experience at Del Prado. I know of other kids that are not in the gifted program and have not had the same experience there.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2005
We moved from Texas where we homeschooled our children. We had heard that FL schools were not very good. We were very surprised. DP is an excellent school from all of our experiences to date. We have one 2nd grader and one 5th grader. Parent-teacher communication is excellent. Very structured environment. Teachers, though most are quite young, are very skilled and conscientous. Our children are gifted and are happy and challenged there. PTA is very active, although it is not very easy to get in to that group if parents work full-time. Overall, we are very happy with Del Prado.

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September 21, 2005
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September 12, 2005
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August 04, 2005
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July 20, 2005
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- submitted by a student
June 27, 2005
Del Prado is an excellent school with a fabulous gifted program and teachers who care.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2005
Del Prado is wonderful school that offers programs to meet a variety of needs. It is open to parent involvement and the staff is welcoming.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2005
This is my youngest son last day at Del Prado, so I felt compelled to post a review. I have only praise for this school, the teachers, the PTA, the parents and of course the students. My two boys enjoyed days at Del Prado that where enriched with not only academics but with diversity. Every child should have the opportunity to grow up in an environment where everyone really cares about them. Del Prado is a well rounded school that offers it all. I am so thankful that my children had the opportunity to attend Del Prado, to learn, to grow and to be happy.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2005
Very nice school. Good results, friendly, understanding. Children feel secure and supported.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2005
I think the gifted program is excellent. it really challenges my kids. I am disappointed the music program is not developed to generate high interest among the kids.

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April 06, 2005
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April 05, 2005
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December 24, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2004
Great school if you are a praetn who does not want to be involved in your childs education, parental involvement is discouraged. Events are planned during the working day when most parents cannot attend. Parents are excluded from award ceremonies, orientations (including pre term orientation) if they cannot be rpeent during the school day, pretty unfair and unrealistic in today's society. Seems they have American issues as well, Pledge of Allegiance is only said 'if we have time'. They fail on many levels in my book. Grades on paper are not the only things that count when children feel disconnected because family/parental involvement is strategically discouraged.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2004
This is a great school. 100% parent involvement, interested,high quality, caring and loving teachers. They thrive for exlence and give there all for the students. The only down point is the constant request for monetary donations. It can get to be alot at times.

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March 02, 2004
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Del Prado Elementary School
7900 Del Prado Circle North, Boca Raton, FL  33433
(561) 544-1800
Last modified Del Prado Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Del Prado Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 76 reviews. Top