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Wakeland is a school that teaches to the whole child. Teachers go above and beyond to ensure that all students needs are met. There is not only high quality instruction but character building and real world experiences. There is a great sense of community felt as soon as you walk in the doors.
November 05, 2015

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Frances Wakeland Elementary School 5

Posted February 09, 2016
- a community member
It is really SAD that someone from the community would post absolutely incorrect information about our wonderful school. We have had some challenges over the past few years because of a change in leadership and county issues. However, we are now a B school! My children are receiving an amazing IB education. They are challenged and love coming to school! Visit ibo.org to learn more about an IB education. It is also the only public elementary school that I know of that teaches Spanish. They are truly better prepared for middle school than their peers at other A rated schools. The TEACHERS ARE AMAZING!!! Also like the parent that posted on February 8, Wakeland is just being considered for relocation not closure based on the condition of the school.

Frances Wakeland Elementary School 5

Posted February 08, 2016
- a parent
The teachers and parents are completely committed to the students. There is no one I have talked to who can deny the stellar education students at Wakeland receive, even those who have left to attend other public schools in Manatee county. My children love school. Only a great school fosters love of learning! Please check facts before submitting reviews, especially if you are not familiar enough with the school to reflect it honestly. Wakeland has demonstrated extreme success in its standardized testing over the last year, which will be confirmed when the FSA test scores are released this month. The school has never taught only to see success on standardized tests but rather success in academics as a whole. Again, facts are incorrect in other reviews about recent discussions regarding Wakeland. District is not proposing to close the school because of academic performance. The school will not be closed, only relocated due to foundation issues in the building that may potentially be too expensive to repair, but even that has not yet been determined.


Frances Wakeland Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Effective

Posted January 19, 2016
- a community member
Despite many difficulties, the teachers do their very best to serve their students in the best way possible.

Frances Wakeland Elementary School
Amount of homework: Don't know

Posted January 19, 2016
- a community member
It varies from student to student and teacher to teacher. Some students have an easier time than others.

Frances Wakeland Elementary School
Develops grit: Agree

Posted January 19, 2016
- a community member
Students and teachers work together to push past the organizational and systemic issues in place at the school.


Frances Wakeland Elementary School
Develops respect: Agree

Posted January 19, 2016
- a community member
For the most part, students are very accepting and respectful of their peers and their teachers. The teachers care tremendously for the children, despite facing many professional obstacles.

Frances Wakeland Elementary School
Develops empathy: Agree

Posted January 19, 2016
- a community member
Students are very caring and empathetic. Teachers work very hard in a professionally challenging environment.

Frances Wakeland Elementary School
Develops honesty: Agree

Posted January 19, 2016
- a community member
The teachers do their very best in a very difficult environment. Students are very bright and empathetic.


Frances Wakeland Elementary School 2

Posted January 19, 2016
- a community member
Do your research before selecting Frances Wakeland Elementary School. School grades have declined steadily over the past several years. It was rated by the FLDOE as a "D" school in 2014, after being rated a "B" school in 2012. This change in performance coincided with a change in leadership at the school. In recent years, there has been high teacher turnover, especially in the Upper Elementary grades. Because of poor performance on standards-based assessments, and a failure to adequately blend their IBO curriculum with State of Florida learning goals, Manatee County is considering closing the school down permanently.

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Wakeland is a school that teaches to the whole child. Teachers go above and beyond to ensure that all students needs are met. There is not only high quality instruction but character building and real world experiences. There is a great sense of community felt as soon as you walk in the doors.
Posted November 05, 2015

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