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Poinciana Elementary School1
Posted September 26, 2014
- a parent
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
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!