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547 students|Manatee
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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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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.



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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.


Teacher effectiveness: Agree


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Despite many difficulties, the teachers do their very best to serve their students in the best way possible.

Amount of homework: no rating


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It varies from student to student and teacher to teacher. Some students have an easier time than others.

Develops character: Agree


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The teachers do their very best in a very difficult environment. Students are very bright and empathetic.




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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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Wakeland is such an amazing school! Teaching and learning in a different way, no turning the pages of a text book here! Collaborative learning through inquiry and differentiated learning! If you are looking for a school that pushes and challenges students to think outside the box, this is the school for you!


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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I cannot brag on the teachers enough!!! My kids have had 7 teachers so far and they have all been super stars! They make learning FUN and I love them all!!

Amount of homework: Agree


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There is a page (front and back) of math homework every night. That is done to reinforce what lesson or skill they learn that day. I am completely on board with that reasoning! They have 15-30 mins of reading each night depending on their grade level. This is wonderful because that has fostered their love of reading! They have to write down their thoughts about what they have read 2-3 days a week. It may seem a bit much for some but it has been perfect for my family. I do know of parents who ask for extra homework and the teachers are more than happy to give different math enrichment or challenge spelling/vocab words.

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Last modified Frances Wakeland Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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