This is a school that is completely focused on their 'gifted' program as well as keeping as clean of a record as possible. My child received an intentional head injury from another student and the school did nothing until I reached out to the Police and our pediatricians. If you are not in the gifted program or are faced with any degree of bullying that is alive and well here, you are done!! There's a lot of smoke & mirrors here so don't let the 10 on 10 rating fool you like it did me.
We are new to this school and while am impressed by many things, I am heatrng too much about FCAT and not enough about learning. Hopefully this will change as the year progresses.
I have two kids in 2nd and 4th grade and the tearcher are fantastic specially Mrs. Ososkie from 4th grade
went to visit the school for kindergarten and was dissappointed at the sterile and coldness of the school. The principal was more worried about what my pre k kid should know before entering kindergarten than what she was going to teach my child. I want to re-think my options before going there
We have been at Waters Edge for 10 years now with two children progressing through the program. The school has won several awards and has many good points. However, communication between the school and home is lacking at times, the children are often overwhelmed with hours of homework each night and all they hear is FCAT, FCAT, FCAT. The students work very hard here and deserve recognition BUT enough is enough. 4th and 5th grades especially are so focused on results and scores that they seem to forget about the overall well being of the kids. Nothing is perfect but in our past decade at WEE, we have noticed ever increasing classroom stress and emphasis on achievement that, while present in all schools, is predominant at WEE. All nose to the grindstone and no joy makes for stressed children.
2008 National Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award! (Only 13 in the entire State of Florida!) 'A' Plus school last 4 consecutive years. Principal, Accredited Teachers, Staff, and Parent Innvolvement is examplary in every area. Students are well prepared for Middle School! I have my 2nd Child at Waters Edge. My 1st attended W.E.E. from Kindergarten through 5th grade, whom is now off to High School. Palm Beach County Schools have been constantly improving through the years.
Sure, the school rates well on the FCAT and earning a blue ribbon. However, the emphasis on performing well for tests overtakes the curriculum - with incredible amounts of homework that's truly detrimental to home life. The stress level is very high to perform - there is no joy here.
i loved going there for my 5 years of all great teachers and the excellent food they cook in the cafeteria i wish i can go there again but now i`m off to middle school
We recently moved from out of state and I am disappointed with this school. The principal is more concerned with political issues and FCAT scores, than with her students and their best interest.
Waters Edge used to be a great school. We as parents are very unwelcome upon entering. We are the only school in Boca to have these very controlled guidelines. These strict rules are imposed by our Principal. The FCAT preparation is out of control and consuming the curriculum.
This school only teaches to the FCAT. They seem to not be interested in making education a well rounded experience. There is however great kindergarten teachers and good after school activities. The parents are involved alot, which is good. Too bad the principal never addresses any issues fully. She will 'Yes' the situation and then let it fall by the way side.
My child has attended both Waters Edge and DelPrado gifted program. Waters Edge seems to follow the philosophy as an accelerated learning rpogram. Del Pardo follows and enrichment learning program. Home work and stress level is lower at Del Prado. Waters Edge has a committed PTA. We enjoyed our time time.
We just moved out of state and had a child at this school. I tried to help the PTO and if you dont do it there way, they dont call you back. Its a shame. Overall it was a decent school. Im glad I am leaving Florida. The schools are not great and the PTA women deserve each other.
I have two children @ Watersedge, for the most part I am pleased with their development, especially the 4th grade honors program. I do wish the teachers would keep up with edline, so I as a divorced father could keep up with their assignments, maybe too much to expect? I also wish that the teachers in 4th grade honors wouldnt demand so much homework,gives little time for them to be kids. I do like that they challenge the kids in the honors( gifted) program , it is very good prep for middleschool, and the FCAT grades show that. My only problem is with the second grade, non gifted program, we as parents need constant feedback from the teachers on our kids weakness' and strenghts, however,considering Watersedge is a public school, I cannot complain, in all honesty, I feel the school is better than most private schools I am aware of.
My two children have gone to Waters Edge for 5 years and I could not be happier. The teachers are terrific and it is very well run.
Excellent parent involvement this school which helps make the academics quality high. Safe secure nurturing environment. Morale among teachers not as good this year as it was a couple years ago, but teachers appear dedicated.
I think Waters edge is doing a great job with the kids, the teachers really seem to care,and the school is considered an 'A' rated school by State standards. My child is in the 'gifted' progam, depending on your teacher, the homework load is too much, often spending up to 3 hrs doing homework. A little consitency with the other teachers workload seems appropriate. However,with that said, my child is blossiming into the real world, time management.
My son has attended this school since 2nd grade. He is in the gifted program and has experienced a tremendous amount of growth. My only concern is there wasn't any continuation from 2 to 3rd grade. A tremendous amount of emphasis was placed on writing in 2nd grade and hardly any in 3rd. By the time my son went to fourth he almost had to start over.
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