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PK-5
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Boynton Beach, FL
Students enrolled: 876

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3400 Hypoluxo Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33436

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(561) 804-3100
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August 08, 2014
My son attended the 2013-2014 school year at FS as his first year in third grade since we moved from the Northeast. I was aware my son needed help in reading comprehension, attended several parent conferences, he attended the tutoring program, and yet his reading score had not improved. I had my son do reading exercises plus extra reading at home on top of doing FCAT preparation and normal homework. It was 3 hours of rigorous time afterschool. I might as well have homeschooled him. There is also a huge segregation between parent and school community. For a 1100 student count in this school, 5% or few parents partake in volunteering. This is sad. The type of culture we experienced in this school was as long as you pass your tests, who cares that learning can be fun! There are limitations to school holidays, field trips, and even the science projects. We are not returning back to this school because of those reasons.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2014
Freedom Shores has been a great school for my kids. With the exception of one teacher, all teachers have been wonderful. It really depends on the teacher you get if your child needs extra help.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2014
2013-2014 school year was my sons first year at this school needless to say he will not be returning. This school waits till the last minute to help my child seek help after I had already inform them that my son needs extra help in reading. My son was choked at school no parent or teacher told me I found out from my son that he was choked by another student and could not breathe. I do a better job teaching him at home.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2014
Congratulations to the Principal at Freedom Shores. She was awarded SECME Administrator of the year. My son is part of the SECME program and loves it.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2014
School is great. I agree with the posting below. I volunteer sometimes and I always feel welcomed.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2014
i think this school has ppotential and the teachers give dicipline that is why kids dont misbehave all over the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2014
heard a lot of staff are not happy anymore, not many volunteers either. The PSO board has been reduced.

- submitted by a community member
July 12, 2013
Freedom Shore is an excellent school my fifth grader graduated from their last year. It is such a great school that my kindergartener will attend there this year. The staff is very friendly and the teachers are amazing. The Principal always had a smile on her face and greeted the students with a good morning and a hand shake. I read the comment below and I don't think that is fair that the parent is criticizing the principal on not being their when she on maternity leave.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2013
the principal may have been saying hi to the kids more recently, she did not when school first opened...but this is because parents complained that she did not. but now she is not at school anymore...it's crunch time now and the principal is gone! The other week I saw her shaking kids hands just a few feet from the crossing.... Not a safe place for her to be shaking hands there.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2013
Wonderful school. Teachers are great and very caring. The school has a very safe and nurturing atmosphere. The new Principal is very nice and attentive. She has an open door policy and is always willing to sit down and listen to any concerns. My son loves going to school and likes that the principal says hello to him and takes the time to see how he is doing. The teachers always seem to go above and beyond for the kids. I just couln't say enought good things about this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2011
Great teachers, prinicipal and staff! Great parent volunteers, close knit community...I have 2 kids there now and I couldn't be happier with the education they are getting.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2011
AWESOME AWESOME SCHOOL....AND THE AFTERCARE PROGRAM IS UNBELIEVABLE MY SON LOVES IT....GREAT TEACHERS AND COMMUNICATION

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
Freedom Shores teachers, support staff and Administration have been wonderful in every way to our grandchildren for the past 4 years. The Aftercare Program...I can't say enough about how good it is. The counselors and Director put 150% into the daily program but also into having the Talent Show, Mommy & Me, etc. Summer Camp, the same. We are very fortunate to have them all. I also love the way the different teaching styles of the Fourth grade compliment each other. A terrific balance that all children can adapt to for the first year of changing classes. Kudos to all at Freedom Shores.

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May 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2010
dedicated teachers,great principal ,excellent out put in every way

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2009
Great Aftercare program! My children have been in it for years. Both of my children are in the gifted program and they love it. Summer Camp is the high light for my children at Freedom Shores! A+

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2009
since the old principal left the school has gone down hill.

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July 24, 2009
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April 01, 2009
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November 19, 2008
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August 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2008
I think my review from April 17 was deleted. Anyway, GREAT SACC Program (offers Tai Kwon Do, Hip-Hop Dance for a fee) and many other included activities, pretty challenging curriculum for gifted. Great teachers (so far) have one entering 4th grade and one entering 2nd. Safe school (thorough checking of ID's upon entry, pickup.....) A lot of parent involvement (volunteering) for those teachers that want help. Clean facilities, well-maintained grounds, kids like cafeteria food, friendly school nurse, Library good, fully operational Reading Counts! program with plenty of opportunity to participate, Chess Club one of the best (place high at state tournaments), parking for volunteers up front so they can pick their kids up first, appropriate discipline, bullying not tolerated ( I know because my son so much as changed name to make it sound funny, and he was immediatley disciplined-apparently creating nicknames is considered 'bullying'). TVnews network run by kids-very good.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2008
The school definately has gone down in quality since the departure of the old principal and her staff. It is better to send your kids to a regular school then the gifted program here.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2008
I have a son in the gifted program and I am very disappointed with the school. I think the the curriculum is in a disarray. The irony is the regular classes performed better than the gifted classes.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2008
I absolutely love Freedom Shores Elementary. My children are in the Gifted Program and have been blessed with the best teachers! I really hope that the reviewer of April 15th gets a teacher next year that works better for her and her child. The teachers that have taught my children reply to any comments I send to them in the communication folder or email. I do, however, tend to be hands-off as far as letting the teachers do their jobs, but I am very involved in my children's educations. I am blessed with a job that allows me to volunteer. The April 17th reviewer is correct. The school has 'Concretables'. The only disadvantage is that they don't have water fountains in them. But the children go to the main school building for specials and lunch and are also encouraged to bring water to school with them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 22, 2008
My daughter is also in the gifted program and we couldn't be happier with her education this year. My daughter's teacher, Ms. Klisiak, is the best. She teaches gifted the way it is meant to be taught with a balance of enrichment, compacting and acceleration. They are given the basics, challenged to exceed the standard curriculum and have done some great projects this year. In addition to that, she actually cares about the kids and communicates everything to the parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2008
I completely disagree with the parent who posted on 2/15/08. My child is in the very same program with the very same teachers and I am extremely disappointed in the 'hands off' approach to parent communication. It has been a struggle to get the teachers to communicate in a meaningful way, with the exception of Mrs. Whitehead who seems to have gone out of her way to deal with my child as an individual. In general, the school has not met my expectations in the way of providing a safe environment for the students especially against bullies.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2008
Freedom Shores is an excellent school. My daughter is in the gifted program and her teachers, Mrs. Feldbaum, Mrs. Whitehead and Mrs. Kleintop have been exceptional. They believe in forming partnerships with parents in order to meet the needs of the students. Palm Beach County needs more schools like this; schools that pride their students over anything else.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 21, 2007
I have 2 children in the gifted program and I am very dissapointed. The best interests of the students are secondary. Even more dissapointing is the lack of basics they teach in the gifted program. They move through the curriculum at an accelerated rate (that's how they teach the gifted class) and don't cover the basics. Great individual teachers but the administration and curriculum is horrible.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
this school is excellent. I really like the parent pick up. They are extremely safe and make sure our kids go where they are supposed to

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2007
My child just started kindergarten 11 days ago and we just found out that a bunch of kindergarteners (who don't know the school yet) have to be moved out to wooden portables outside due to overcrowding in the school. There was only a day in advance to warn parents and children that our children would be moving to a different classroom, an outside one that is ill equipped for kindergarteners with a non working PA system and facilities. Had I known this to be an issue when I registered my child in May I would have kept my child in private school.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2007
Wonderful school! This is our first year at Freedom Shores. We came from a private Christain School to the public school environment. FS is a big school and still has the personal touch and active parent group. Such a sense of community when you're in the building. Great staff and teachers!! We love it!

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2006
This is an excellent school. They have a strong academic program, great extracurricular activities and they also teach Life Skills. My daughter has been here for two years and what I love is that they teach children to excel in academics and in life. Children are encouraged to be positive members of their community by helping other students, using positive words, sharing, being safe, giving to others etc. It is a very community-friendly school. Dr. Lucas is wonderful and so are the personnel staff who work there. I wish more schools would follow their example.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2006
Large school that draws from range of communities, good core of volunteer parents, some teachers are very dedicated

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2006
Freedom Shores is a great school and an excellent environment for my daughter. She transitioned here from a private Christian setting half way through the school year. I'm so grateful for her 2nd grade teacher, Ms. Magness. She is awesome. My daughter loves the school and I'm also pleased with the staff, office personnel and the security system on campus. I'm looking forward to continued growth for 3rd grade.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2006
Great school and staff! I just can't say enough...

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2006
I thought this school was very good. Dr. Lucas is a very caring and intelligent principal.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2006
Very good school, My child loves it here. He feels very safe.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
Freedom Shores is a great school. One gets a sense of real community at this school. My son transitioned into this school from private school, and has made great strides academically this year.

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May 07, 2006
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April 28, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2006
love the school, daughter is in kindergarden and is learning alot. shi is on a 10 day track with the extracurricular like P.E. and art. my daughter does not like to go to the after school activities so cold not say. They have a safe dismissal. you must have a paper to pick up your child

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
We just love Freedom Shores! They have a wonder facualty and the Principal is awasome! Freedom Shores encourages students to practice Life Skills and to do their personal best. Freedom Shores also has a gifted program for those students who need to be challenged, thus keeping the children from getting board. Our daughter attended third through fifth and we are hopeful that out second daughter will be able to attend Freedom Shores.

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July 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2005
This school has a lot to offer any child. They have programs for gifted children, a dual language program and many programs for students with exceptional needs.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2004
I am highly unimpressed with this school. It is an A rated school yet I have had nothing but problemss. My son is in the gifted program and this is his second year and the teachers are horrible. I am going to be researching private schools. The pick up policy is horrible. You are not allowed to walk up and pick up your child. You have to stay in your car. Because it is a large school, this makes your wait ridiculous so hopefully you are not rushing anywhere after you pick up your children.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2004
There was a good emphasis on the students and their well being.

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August 09, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2004
My son attended Freedom Shores for two years and was in the honor roll the whole time. They have a great music program and Mr. Corbiere was a great influence. My daughter attended kindergarten last year and the dual language program was phenominal.

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April 24, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2003
I attended the school last year for 5th grade and thought Dr. Lucas always made me feel welcome. Other principals don't do that at my school now or my old school.

- submitted by a community member
August 25, 2003
Both of my sons have attended Freedom Shores Elementary School since it opened in August 2002. They were then in grades K and 2. My 2nd grader was on the Honor Roll 3 out of 4 quarters. Both of my boys had (and have) wonderful teachers who are very devoted and dedicated and who keep me well informed on my sons growth. Overall, I am extremely impressed with this school and its faculty and I hope for continued positive learning skills and growth both for the students, school staff and parents as well.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
This is an awesome school with so many positive points! The principal really loves the students and has a great staff working under her!They provide excellant learning opportunities for the children and encourage parents to be involved in many areas of the school. The PTA is wonderful as well as the volunteer cordinators. I am a Proud Freedom Shores parent and my kids love it too.

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Freedom Shores Elementary School
3400 Hypoluxo Road, Boynton Beach, FL  33436
(561) 804-3100
Last modified Freedom Shores Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Freedom Shores Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. Top