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Boynton Beach, FL
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1203 North Seacrest Boulevard
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

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May 04, 2015
So so school. It depends on what the staff likes or dislikes about you and your child. I am sure there are some great teachers there but my little one was not so lucky to get that teacher. Almost everyday I get text message complaints about my little one from his teacher. I went to many meetings trying to see what we could do but only answer I got was complaining from them. My child is not a bully. The problem is for him to do his best, the teacher has to be on him. I get him to read and do math without nagging him. Staff got to a point where my child had been tagged and want to put out to special education or nothing. Lost cause . Now my child does not like school. I had to hire a teacher to help out because this school's teacher did not but complain, complain and complain. She even sent me a nasty note complaining about getting the teacher ? Wish she spent that time teaching other then texting on her phone to parents.

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March 21, 2015
my two daughters switched from another school two years ago and I couldn't be happier. They have excellent after school programs, they learn to play chess, have robotics, secme, science olympiad, math teams, chorus is excellent too . Miss Esnes, and Ms.Saunders are both excellent teachers. I would highly recommend the school to anyone.

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September 26, 2014
the good reviews must be from the school staff, I agree with the parent that made the negative review , my experience was not good either and some teachers exoect parents to do their job, iI dont recommend this school at all.

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September 25, 2014
i am a student too and this school is amazing the teachers are really nice and the students here are friendly

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November 18, 2012
This school has really helped me a lot. i am in fifth grade and have been here since kindergarten. I am terribly glad i have not switched. i am also in the gifted class. The teacher there is utterly amazing. She connects with the kids, understands them and makes sure it is never silent in her room. We challenge ourselves, but have a little fun in the process. In my regular classroom, the teacher works one-on-one with the students, and monitors them well.

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October 30, 2011
Our kindergartener has Mrs. May for a teacher, and she is just spectacular. Our son entered the school 2.5 months ago and at that time he knew his ABCs and could sound out a word or two when he wasn't distracted. Two days ago he read a whole book to us! The case with mathematics is no different. We are extremely pleased and look forward to finding out what his capabilities are during the rest of this year.

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no rating
October 03, 2009
Poinciana has an unbelievable staff of creative teachers who make learning fun and exciting!

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no rating
September 22, 2009
I have a highly gifted child. After touring numerous number of schools (including gifted privat and gifted public), we have decided, that this was the best school. And it is amazing. After only a month of school all the teachers know most of the kids by their first names. Compare to other schools this school still offers Physical education, along side of Art and Music. Other great resources are Math Lab, Science lab with microscopes and live animals, planetarium, Lego robotics, chess club. (Come tour the school, it is jaw dropping.) My child is extremely happy at this school, and the teachers are working hard creating curriculum based on his academic level. I am very happy with our choice!

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September 18, 2009
My 8 year old was in a full time gifted program at another Palm Beach County school and I brought him to Poinciana for the superior education they offer here. I also have a child who is in Kindergarten at Poinciana. The K program is like no other in the district - hands on, creative, and stimulating. I drive a distance to get to the school and it is absolutely worth it. The Principal is really amazing and the teachers and staff are wonderful. My kids are bubbly and excited to share what they did at the end of each day. I am thrilled that I found this jewel.

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September 18, 2009
Getting into this school was the best thing that ever happened to my family! They have a very exciting hands on program with some of the finest teachers I have ever met. My kids get a full education here including arts and music as well as computer, math and science labs. Coolest thing of all- they have a planetarium! I am so glad that my kids go here. I was worried about switching to a public school, but after 3 years all I have to say is positive! The administration and front office staff are very friendly. It really feels like a big family. There are lots of opportunities to volunteer and be involved in your child's day. I wish every school could be as great as Poinciana! Yay Panda pride!!!

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May 29, 2009
Unique cool school! Hands on group learning, many fun activities and changing classes with specialized teachers makes it easier on children who have difficulty sitting still. It's great to go into a class and see the children working together, thinking, & discussing lessons with parent volunteers assisting them! This school has not cut out art, music, technology, and PE. I love to see the children playing at recess on the playground and participating in sports on the field and courts at PE. K even has aerobics! Gardening & hydroponics are experienced. I especially love the many field trips this school has. Lots of clubs including fishing,scrapbooking,dance,reptile,art,future teachers... This is a high tech school with plenty of computers, video microscopes, Telescopes with digital cameras, Lego Robotics, and Planetarium with space shuttle simulator and students dress as astronauts. Even kindergarteners do their own pod casts and use sign lang. as a second lang..GREAT!

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May 27, 2009
I have a son who just completed the first grade at Poinciana. We are extremely pleased with the quality of instruction, the dedication of the teachers, and the innovative approach to education. This is a fantastic 'A' school that goes beyond what we have seen in other 'A' schools in the county. All subjects are taught with a hands on approach and a child truly learns how to think for him/herself. There is an amazing amount of volunteers and parent involvement. The facilities compare to that of a well endowed private school. They have a planetarium, science lab, lego robotics facility, computer lab, space simulator, television broadcasting studio, and hydroponics lab. They truly make learning fun. We love Poinciana!

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May 18, 2009
I have 3 children in Poinciana. The majority of teachers are wonderful, unfortunatly there are a handful who should retire. My children have learned so much from the hands on approach at this school. There are lots of clubs and after school programs to get the children more involved. This is a great school with the exception of a few teachers.

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May 02, 2009
I have a fifth grader and a third grader. I truly feel that this school is amazing. The teachers go over and above. They have a way in finding the best in each student. I have never seen such dedication in staff. I am proud to be a part of that and the great school actual rating means nothing to me. What truly matters is what goes on inside!!!

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March 26, 2009
I have a son in 2hd grade and a daughter in kindergarten at Poinciana. The school is amazing. Children learn hands on, they specialize in Math and Science and much care goes into these subjects. My son just finished a Power Pint presentation on the planet Mercury. Teachers are amazing, caring and patient. They are in constant contact with parents through e-mail. every single member of the staff is dedicated and attentive. I love this school. They have a Planetarium and a Space Flight Simulator. Children fron K to 5th grade are taught chess and hand language. The children learn by discussing topics and actually THINKING about them. Its a great education method if you want your child to be a leader and not a follower.

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August 28, 2008
I have a fifth grader and a second grader. I feel this school offers many unique programs that challange my children and provides them with knowledge that will benefit them for many years to come. The outstanding staff and parent support makes Poinciana a wonderful place to be and be part of.

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April 11, 2006
My son went here and it was great. His fifth grade teacher and the media staff were particularly exceptional. It's a safe, uncrowded school with lots of neat things going on and lots of opportunity for parent participation. Extra cool features include a planetarium in the school and plenty of computers.

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January 16, 2006
This is our first year at Poinciana. My son is doing so well. The topics and indepth discussions they have and learn about are amazing (this is for a Kindergartener!). Everything they learn is firsthand, many experiments and projects in the classroom to show how things work, not just to learn from books alone. Great idea. We are definately staying at Poinciana. (please note the low rating for 'Extracurricular Activities'. I did not rate it low because they are poor---there just aren't really any. The school focuses on Math, Sciene and Technology so there are no sports or such. It would be nice to have these activities also, but it is still worth the trouble of going elsewhere to get these activities in)

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August 15, 2005
I am very impressed with the foundation that this school gives. They make great efforts to give all children the extra attention needed and not holding back those that can excell. A true oureach school.

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June 08, 2005
I am always impressed with the team work of each grade level to stay on task. The math/science/technology program teaches everything a child must learn, based around these three main stays. This school has the highest level of art and music teachers available. I have witnessed a music class with incorporated math and an art class with incorporated literature. This school has a strong level of parent involvement in the class room and for all school activities.

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April 21, 2005
This is a wery good school. Teachers are great. There is odissey of the mind program, chess club and others. Parens can be involved in any way they choose

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August 10, 2004
I have been very impressed with this school. The principal is very involved and has a wonderful staff. I have been very happy.

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August 07, 2004
My child just finished six years at Poinciana MST Elementary School. I have the highest regard for the school in every way and I am an educator myself. If you child has an opportunity to attend, consider it a blessing!

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Poinciana Elementary School
1203 North Seacrest Boulevard, Boynton Beach, FL  33435
(561) 739-5700
Last modified Poinciana Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Poinciana Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top