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PK-5
Public
Bradenton, FL
Students enrolled: 657
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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200 Rye Road East
Bradenton, FL 34212

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(941) 741-3628
(941) 741-3630
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November 20, 2014
We absolutely love this school and cannot say enough good things about it. My son has been going here since Pre-K. He is now in 5th grade and I'm a little sad that this is his last year here. Every teacher that he has had is phenomenal, and I feel that they really do care about my son as an individual and that they want him to succeed. More importantly, my son really enjoys going to school here, the teachers and the after-school clubs and homework help.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2014
We arrived in the area in the middle of the school year (Jan 2014) and we were all nervous!! Everyone at Witt welcomed us and most especially our daughter with open arms. The teachers have been wonderful and the PTO is also really wonderful. There seems to be quite a bit of parent involvement which is great and there is even at fathers group that works on projects around the school. Our daughter was an honor roll student when we arrived and that level has been maintained and she is continuously challenged. There was a change of principals but it seems to have been seamless so there is still strong leadership coming from the front office. We couldn't be happier!!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2014
Gene Witt is a phenomenal school! My son has gone to Pre-K there for two years (one year for a speech Pre-K) and both teachers he had were wonderful! Now he is in Kindergarten and he LOVES it! My daughter is now in Pre-K there and she loves it too. Everyone that I have met there are so friendly and helpful. There is not one person that works there that I do not love. The parents are very much involved as well. We are so proud to be part of the Gene Witt family (:

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2013
Gene Witt is a wonderful elementary school! My oldest is finishing the 5th grade and my youngest is in kindergarten. The teachers are wonderful here and definitely prepare the students to move on to middle school. They have really helped my son get the extra help he needed and he is now a Honor Roll student. The school has great parent involvement and a super PTO. I wouldn't think of sending my kids anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2013
My two children attend Gene Witt Elementary. It is one of the best schools in the county. I would highly recommend it. The teachers are great. The principal and her Staff are wonderful. I can not say enough. The parent involvement is good could always be better, anywhere you go. Wouldn't it be nice if we all cared so much.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2011
My daughter is a student at Gene Witt and we are very pleased! The teachers are wonderful and the families are very involved with the school which makes all the difference. With schools struggling with budgetary problems etc they really gain from families who care enough to volunteer and help raise money for the school. We had several choices and are very please we picked Gene Witt. Overall we have no complaints.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Gene Witt has enriched our daughter's life tremendously. She has developed a love for school and for learning. I cannot thank the dedicated staff at Gene Witt enough for all that they do. We are blessed to be a part of this amazing school family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
My grandchildren go there. I have visited and helped in the classrooms. It is great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Wonderful staff. Families are very involved with the school. Mrs. Russell is great!

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
Fantastic (caring) faculty and support staff. School and property area are well maintained.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
The teachers, staff, admin and parents are a team, caring and nurturing our children. Academic excellence coupled with a warm, loving environment for the kids. Love this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
An amazing school with amazing teacher's & staff. This school is a standout in Manatee county, an East County Jewel!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
As a grandparent, I have seen grandchildren in a variety of academic environments, but Witt far outshines them all. The children feel part of an academic family & clearly feel loved and supported by the staff. Huge fan!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Witt Dad: My daughter is blossomed at this school after a false start at the school where she began her elementary years. This is an amazing and experienced staff. I can't say enough about the principal or the team she has put together!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I'm a Proud Gene Witt Aunt! What a difference this school has made in my nieces & nephews lives. The academic & social environment are a rare find in Florida right now.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 05, 2010
Great teachers, Great Principal, Great Staff and more

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
When we arrived at Gene Witt our daughter was behind in reading writing, not quite at grade level. Despite feeling like the majority of the students in her class were well above average in most areas, I felt like her teacher took the time to work with her 1-on-1. I also feel that as parents we have been supported with guidance and tips on how to work with her. We have seen her excel beyond our most hopeful expectations. As a whole Gene Witt's accepted baseline performance is well above average and feedback from the middle school is that the children are very much ahead when they enter 6th grade. I feel like that translates to a sense of pride at the school and both students & parents working harder to reach the goals set out by teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Amazing!!!! Very happy parents, very happy children :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Amazing foundation. We're no longer at Witt, but still a proud member of the Witt Family!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 05, 2010
We volunteered here during the Disney Give A Day, Get A Day program. They hosted a Campus Beutification Day. It was very impressive to see a couple of hundreds students and families supporting their school with shovels in hand on a Saturday morning. It is obvious that this is a school that has good parental involvement.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 05, 2010
An AWESOME school! A lot of parent involvement, great teachers, and great leaders.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I now teach at this terrific school and after 39 years of teaching, I can tell you how great Gene Witt Elementary is. The entire school is so devoted to helping students learn, and they do, Witt is one of the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
The teachers truly put students first and create a caring school family where academic excellence is evident.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I have had the priviledge if working at Witt for 12yrs..the staff is a wonderful close family...and the parents are amazingly involved and supportive.

- submitted by a community member
May 05, 2010
Great leadership! Wonderful teachers which has led to great academic excellence.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2010
This is the greatest school! I disagree with one of the other reviews though. My son has Asperger's Syndrome, and my daughter has ADHD. The staff, from the principal down to the teacher's aides have gone out of their way to help. My son's teacher has gone above and beyond to work with us, helping us to get an IEP started. (Mrs. Russel, Ms. Houston, the office staff, and all the teacher's we have had in the past 4 years at this school are just awesome. I could not ask for a better school, or better people to help my children start their educational career. You know the staff cares when they all know your children by name! The class sizes are small 14-18 kids in a class.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2009
We moved to Florida from a town in the Midwest with very good schools. We were concerned about what we'd find in Florida but did our research and chose our neighborhood so our daughter could go to Gene Witt. We have never regretted our decision. She has gone to the school two years now and we feel the administration and teachers at the school are doing a fabulous job. The school has managed to provide a quality education despite the yearly budget cuts in Florida. Yes, there is a big focus on the FCAT s but that s the case with all public schools in Florida and honestly it was the same in the state where we used to live. I have spoken with friends in other states and I know my daughter is on track educationally with them. Most importantly, my daughter loves going to school every day.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2009
While the school is among the stronger public schools academically their teaching staff exhibits significant variability in competence and care. If a child is perfect in all areas it will do well, if any weakness is present that child will quickly fall behind, thus even a gifted child can easily end up in the below averege category in this school. Gene Witt primarily trains for the Florida FCAT, like many public schools do, thus with the possible exception of Science education by one teacher this school will not provide good fundation for stronger and more competitive middle/ high school education where the ultimate measure is not FCAT.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2009
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December 06, 2008
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March 19, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 28, 2007
Gene Witt is simply an outstanding school. Its principle, Myra Russell, is a phenomenal leader. She loves this school and all of the children in it unconditionally. She takes pride in the schools accomplishments, and is a very hands on leader. The staff at Gene Witt are friendly and helpful, and most of them have been there for many years. The school is older than most of the ones in the area, but it is well maintained. We hand picked this school along with a neighboring High School when we relocated here a couple of years ago. This school is more like a private school than a public one, and the children are proof of it. They are happy and excited to be there, and you can feel that in the air. The schools scores have remained high, and the children are constantly being challenged. Keep up the great job!!:)

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2006
Gene Witt is a very organized, well run school. The teachers and staff are very professional yet cmopassionate and caring about the children. It is clearly evident that the children are their utmost concern.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 11, 2006
The campus looks awful. I heard someone say that if not for the people walking about you would think that it was abandoned.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
What I love about Witt is the friendly atmosphere. My son is in an inclusion class and enjoys it. I've only been at the school for 3 years and would like to list MY favorite teachers: 2004 Miss Lathum - helped my adhd child immensly. Mr. Brugus - please bring back your critters. My boys love science because of you. I'll be adding to this list at the end of this school year.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2005
I love Gene Witt Elementary. The schools leadership is outstanding. Our teachers work together in all grades unifying the academic experience. All teachers are great. The amount of parent participation is unpresidented.

- submitted by a parent
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Gene Witt Elementary School
200 Rye Road East, Bradenton, FL  34212
(941) 741-3628
Last modified Gene Witt Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gene Witt Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top