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3102 South Kings Avenue
Brandon, FL 33511

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(813) 744-8234
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June 30, 2014
I am so excited for the upcoming school year! This school seems to be headed in the right direction! New Principal that is awesome, an Asst. Principal that is awesome and a new PTA Board that is awesome! The new stuff for PTA is very exciting as it has not been a functional PTA for the past 2 years. Their new website is terrific and very informative which is exciting as the last one was quite dysfunctional! Looking forward to a very POSITIVE and exciting new school year!!! Kudos to the new PTA ladies, you certainly have been busy!! Thanks for all you have done and are going to do for our school! I will now get involved in PTA!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2014
This school has made such a turn-around in the past year and I can't wait to see what this coming year brings. The new principal loves the kids but is also a no-nonsense type of person. She keeps track of everything that is going on at the school and if she doesn't have an immediate answer for you, she will find it quickly. For any of the parents that are not happy with the change, all she asks is that you sit down and get to know her. I bet your attitude will change. There is finally a very collaborative PTA board and that will make a world of difference. I cannot wait for the new school year.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2014
I came on this website to read some reviews and I am appalled about the parent(s) complaining of the new principal. (Seems like the same person submitting the review). First of all the school was going down hill thus the reason this new principal was brought in Dec 2012. The new principal is like no other. She was brought to the school to bring order to a school that was not doing well. This is my child's first year and wow what a difference. I see how the children love her and she is focused on the children. Please please don't let the negative comments pertaining to the new principal per away you in any way. How could a principal having a calender be a bad thing. I hope she does to be more effective. There are more than 600 children and quite a few parents and more than one will want to see at one given moment so a calender would bring organization!! Self centered people can't think that far. This is a great school great staff and great teachers!!

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2014
I came on this website to read some reviews and I am appalled about the parent(s) complaining of the new principal. (Seems like the same person submitting the review). First of all the school was going down hill thus the reason this new principal was brought in Dec 2012. The new principal is like no other. She was brought to the school to bring order to a school that was not doing well. This is my child's first year and wow what a difference. I see how the children love her and she is focused on the children. Please please don't let the negative comments pertaining to the new principal per away you in any way. How could a principal having a calender be a bad thing. I hope she does to be more effective. There are more than 600 children and quite a few parents and more than one will want to see at one given moment so a calender would bring organization!! Self centered people can't think that far. This is a great school great staff and great teachers!!

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2014
I have had my kids here for two years and have to say things have really changed there. I like the assistant principal and he goes above and beyond to help the children and the parents to be successful there. I loved the school last year until December 2013 when the new principal took over, the atmosphere has changed so much. The teachers are very good and try within what they can but the principal does not lead the team, she is a dictator type and we are losing good teachers. This school was an A school and one reason we chose this school. Now is a C school....hmmm wonder what you think about that because I think it is so sad!!

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2014
I am a parent of a student at Kingswood Elementary. I have had a very bad experience with the new Principal. We first spent the first 5 months of 2014 without even seeing her around in the hallways greeting the students and parents in the morning. We all new she was there but she didn't make herself available or approachable. During this time the face of the school was the Vice Principal who is a great person and really tries to assist the parents with any issues or concerns. He has always made himself available. This new principal came to rule with an iron fist , you are not a good leader when your staff fears you. We lost so many teachers last school year who didn't want to come back for this school year. And now they were not all bad apples. There is a lot of unhappiness with the way the principal leads the school and we are loosing more teacher for next school year who do not want to work under her. As parents we are not notified of certain activities with our children at the school because they don't want us there. Now to speak to the principal you have to talk to her secretary to make an appointment because her agenda is full.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2014
Kingswood Elementary was a good school prior to the new principle taking over. This school went from being an A rated school to a C rated school in a year. The principle does not care about the students, teachers or parents. She does not take responsibility for her actions and when confronted about them she blames others at the school. Many teachers have left because they do not agree with the way she interacts with people. When you ask to meet with her, she never has time, and until you dont contact the school board she wont reach out to you and when she does she has an attitude about it. There needs to be a drastic change done at this school, beginning with the principle.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2013
Best school EVER! I went to Kingswood from K-5 and I am now in 8th grade. The teachers there really do care, when I was being bullied there, the second the office staff heard about it they were working to put a stop to it. My favorite 3rd grade teacher was Mr. Gurgel - he explained the math so it was simple to understand. My favorite 5th grade teacher was Mr. Coonfare - he taught us all about science, now that I am in 8th grade I am still using the things he taught me in the 5th grade!! I highly recommend sending your child to Kingswood!!

- submitted by a community member
August 02, 2013
Kingswood has done a great job welcoming my family. Kingswood is a school that I myself attended when I was in the third grade for a short period of time, so my memory is very vague. However, my neice also attended Kingswood last school year briefly during the 2012-2013 school year, while she was in my care. As a first grader she loved it. Therefore, I could not wait for my daughter to start Kindergarten at Kingswood this year. I regeistered my child on yesterday, so she hasn't attended the school yet. However, I still wanted to let everyone know that although registration hours are posted the Registrar Ms. Debbie went out of her way to make sure that I could register my child due to my extenuating circumstances. I am so grateful for Ms. Debbie, because had she not accepted my paperwork I would have had to take off another day of work or wait until the first day of school to register my child.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
I am a grandmother to a student at Kingswood Elementary School. The interpersonal skills of the support staff are excellent. I have not met the new principal, however the Assistant Principal is responsive and attentive. If your child is going to second grade, you want Ms. Flounroy; she is no nonsense and challenges her class. She is an absolute delight.

- submitted by a community member
April 11, 2013
I have two children in this school - 1st and 3rd, and they have both gone there since kindergarten. I LOVE this school. The new principal is out of sight, that is true, but the assistant principal is amazing, the staff is fantastic, and I always feel welcome and encouraged to come to the school, during hours or at after school functions. All our teachers have been beyond amazing and my kids have really grown and learned a lot. We love this school and highly recommend it! I expect a lot from my kids and have no problem with them getting lots of homework, helping them with it, and communicating with their teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2012
My grandchildren are in 4th and 1st grade here and this is their first year. The teachers have been so patient and wonderful. The principal Amber is very approachable, they have gone above and beyond to help me help the boys to do better and excel. I support the PTA and any of the functions we can go to as a family we do. They are always helpful and I appreciate their patience helping me learn the system as well. Keep up the excellent work!!

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2012
My daughter started here in her 3rd grade year and is finishing out her 5th grade year. Some people told us this was a very bad school and our daughter would have a rough time. But if it was a bad school, it isn't anymore. The teachers are very helpful and willing to assist parents and students. The principle and staff always listen to complaints and, when applicable, resolve the complaint quickly and amicably. I have always been treated as an adult at this school, unlike the previous school my daughter went to where I was treated like a second class citizen. I am very satisfied with this school and hope that they keep up the excellent work!

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2011
i am a former student at this school and i loved it especially my 5th grade classes it was the best school year of my life!! i love my teachers they were the best they would have us work in groups with our friends and have fun teaching skills.The teachers and staff were all so nice like all schools they had 1 or 2 really mean teachers and kids who got those teachers who complained but i was there for almost all my elementary and that was the best school ever!! i was extremely playful and i still got straight A's because they knew how to put it together for me to get an A i love mr.coonfare and mrs.glowacki :) - joselyn former student

- submitted by a community member
April 17, 2011
I think this is a terrific school I rate it 5.The teachers are wonderful. My grandson had a very good year. Thanks !

- submitted by a community member
July 11, 2010
I LOVED Kingswood. I went there from kindergarden through fifth. Those were some of the best school years of my life. The teachers are very caring and nice. They have a very good principal and assistant principal. I am now a 7th grader at Rodgers Middle, though i wish i was still at Kingswood. GREAT school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 07, 2010
this is a nice school i love the way that they take care the kids when they go out tyo wait for pickup theyre responsible and caring ...good job

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2009
i love kingswood elementry it is safe,and the the teachers our understanding.the assistant princibal is the best in the world

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2008
This morning was concern about my son's math work and his teacher Ms. Well was very polite and understanding. The Assistant principal was very sweet and understood my concern. We have been since the beginning of school and I just love the consideration and friendliness. Keep up the Great Job Kingswood Elementary

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2007
Congratulations Kingswood, you deserve that A. My daughter attended Kingswood from K-5 and I have only wonderful memories. She had awesome teachers, small class sizes and she learned a great deal. Way to go Kingswood!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 13, 2007
i love this school its amazing for my child and its safe with there after school program called sacc

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2007
I would not recommend Kingswood Elementary to anyone. I would recommend to do everything in your power to prevent your child from going to Kingswood. Walking into the main office is like walking into a morgue. No happy people. Very low moral. My kid had several substitute teachers for nearly half the school year.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
My son went to Kingswood Elementary for grades 1 through 6. I am very upset with the treatment of my son and other students, I have to much bad to say so I will just say The school is simply horrible. When he moved on past Kingswood to his current school he began to immediately excel. Our other son went to Brooker Elementary which is a terrific school --- it was far superior. The schools are like night and day.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2007
My daughter has gone to Kingswood for 3 years and she loves it. My daughter loves spanish and p.e. I would and do recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a school.THANKS!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2006
This is my daughters second year at Kingswood and she loves it. Its a great school. For kindergarden she had the best teacher Mrs. Thompson and for first grade her teacher is awesome too Mrs.Torres-Smith everyone in the school is very helpful

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2006
My oldest daughter went to Kingswood from K-5. The school is wonderful! Mr. Burkhardt has made so many improvements. From the reading courtyard to the reading coaches to the family nights to the science lab and the inclusion of various languages this school is the tops. All of the teachers are there for the right reasons. My younger daughter was lucky enough to have Ms. Randolph for a Kindergarten teacher. She is the most amazing teacher ever seen. If you want your child to have a wonderful kindergrten experience you can't do better than the group of amazing K teachers. From Mrs. Ortega the spanish teacher to the art to the media center to PE to Music, these teachers care! I can't say enough wonderful things. The office staff is caring and the school nurse has a heart of gold. Security is among the best I have seen.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
February 18, 2005
This school has friendly teachers, no one in administration really seemed nice in fact if you sign your child out early be prepared for a frown.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2004
Our daughter just completed Kindergarten with Mrs. Thompson, the most wonderful teacher one could hope for. She is kind, caring, thoughtful and inspirational in her approach to early education. All the children receive individual attention, which is made more difficult by the fact that the school district is pulling the para-professionals that the 4 KG teachers have relied upon. Most of her students have excelled as a result of her attention to details in providing an environment rich in content; her approach kindles the fires of imagination in these youngsters - she has provided the impteus for a lifetime of learning in our child. I spent many hours trying to 'fill in the blanks' left by her lack of help, so I hope that others will follow in my footsteps and help her in the coming years. Your children will be the better for her!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2004
My son will be attending Kingswood this fall 2004, I have not heard any or bad things about this school. The only thing that worries me is that their testing scores were somewhat low compared to the other schools in Brandon.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2003
My son has a wonderful teacher this year, Mrs. Richardson (3rd grade)! I am SO pleased with how much he has learned already compared to his progress last year. Mrs. Richardson has worked closely with me to implement a rewards system that helps my son focus on his school work and good behavior. She recognized immediately that while he was reading well above grade level, his comprehension was not as well developed, and gave me specific ways to work with him at home. Her homework schedule is excellent and really challenges him to think and be creative in his writing. I'm confident he's going to do really well on his FCAT testing this year. I hope he has the opportunity to 'loop' with Mrs. Richardson into 4th grade!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2003
This is only my 2nd year at this school with my children, but I have some strong opions about it. My 10 year old daughter went into the 3rd grade for the second time last year, and was not liking school after her experience the year before. Her teacher (Mrs. Graham) was the best thing thaing that happened to her! She loves school again! This school is the best school my kids have gone to. All the teachers inspire the kids, and challenge them. Which I believe is very important. The prinicpal is wonderful. Very hands on and cares about his students, teachers, and parents.

- submitted by a parent
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Kingswood Elementary School
3102 South Kings Avenue, Brandon, FL  33511
(813) 744-8234
Last modified Kingswood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kingswood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top