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Citrus Springs, FL
Students enrolled: 727

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3570 West Century Boulevard
Citrus Springs, FL 34433

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(352) 344-4079
(352) 249-2110
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July 29, 2014
We have been at CSES for 4 years now, I have had kids start in Kindergarten and graduate from 5th grade. I love this school. The thought and care that I have seen through the years has just been astounding. I have gotten involved with some of their events and the appreciation that comes from not only the staff, but the students is fantastic. I see a school who is attentive to needs of children, that strives to keep parents involved, and tries to use many different mediums to help kids achieve. My kids have done success make before and after school where I have seen results. We have worked on ways to make sure they learn when a subject may be hard and teachers are always accommodating any challenge my children may have. They are willing to think outside the box to help my children understand. I have also had instances where the kids need reprimanded and the school has always handled it well. The school also puts an emphasis on special classes such as Music, Art, Gym and Spa recognizing that kids need creative output to be able to maximize their required input. I thank the staff, administration, other parents and students for recognizing that we have a treasure in this school!

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2014
This school may be good for typical students, but it is absolutely HORRIBLE for kids with special needs. The self contained class teacher and the administration of the school has no patience for children with disabilities. They do not provide adequate supports for children with Autism, and when you call the district ESE office (Which you inevitably will have to do), you are then labeled a "complainer". I ended up having to move my daughter to CREST because they continued to send her home everyday, traumatizing her to the point that she simply refused to go back to that school. The administration of this school is dishonest in their documentation for ESE purposes, and will document your child into an alternative setting rather than providing the least restrictive environment, as they are required to do. They did seem to do a great job with my neurotypical child, who learned a lot and was happy during her time there, but inevitably once I moved my Autistic daughter, I moved my other daughter as well.

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2014
I loved this school! My daughter went to KG here and I'm so sad we had to move. Our new school is awful! I love the security in place. The school stays locked during school hours, unlike ours now which is directly across from a high crime neighborhood with KNOWN drug busts! The staff is very caring and the community help is awesome! Reflections Church does a lot to help this school as well! They have a great PTO as well. They do a ton of activities for kids! If we weren't moving out of state now, I would definitely pay the fines to put her back in CSE!

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2014
Citrus Springs Elementary School is excellent. They are very kind & friendly. My daughter is a 5th grader. She has been there for the 2nd year now and she says that "it is the best school ever". She is an Honor Student and her teacher "Ms. Ryan" is a great teacher. Thank you CSES!!!

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2013
citrus springs elementary teachers are very friendly and caring, however this school does not seem very challenging for kids, coming from school in the northeast, this school is about two years behind, in other words, what my child is doing in 4th grade, he already did in 2nd grade in MA. What is sad is half the kids struggle with what they are doing, my guess is it has a lot to do with the parents, in MA the poverty rate is low and parents are better educated and actually work for a living, it is too bad for this school that they have to deal with so many poverty stricken kids and parents with absolutely no education to help their children.

- submitted by a parent

March 11, 2009
This school is the best school in the community! Such love and respect for the children and strong community ties. I always out of zone my kids to go here, where I know they will succeed!

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2008
This school just truly does not know how to handle kids with disabilities. Children with disabilities are shoved to the side and unfortunately the school doesn't have a desire to help them nor the education for their teachers to know how to help them.. The teachers fear talking to the parents -- they won't say anything that isn't previously approved. Those who have are gone. With ESE kids, look somewhere else or spend at least 5 years of your child's education fighting a school system that doesn't care and spend those 5 years stressed out.There is no ABA therapy here either. My child is now getting what is needed at a different school.

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2008
I would like to thank the citrus springs middle school staff, for thier constant willingness to excell, not only academically with the children but in all aspects ,emotionally and even endevor to see them succed , teaching the importance of community service and helping others. It is in my opion a Number one school. with a first class quality of teaches and staff.

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May 02, 2007
I would not recommend this school to anyone with an ESE child. This school lacks adequate support for children with special needs. I found the principal to be very organized, but lacked people skills and the ability to communicate effectively with parents. My children were removed from this school when I felt the school no longer had their best interest in mind.

- submitted by a parent

March 30, 2007
The Principal is really great!!! She is very warm and caring...The Assistant Principal is really nice..The PreK team really provide your child with a warm and caring atmosphere. Mrs. Bishop [kindergarten] goes above and beyond her job to help your child..My kids loved her..! The ESE program definetely lacks. This school is excellent if you have a normal developing child..If not, I would highly advise you to seek out a different school.

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October 08, 2005
My children loved this school. We were new to FL and the teachers were great in helping the children to adjust to a new area as well as become proficient in new skills. We were kept up to date on their progress on a regular basis. Very friendly school and staff.

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2005
Both of my daughters had Mrs. Deipen, and I recommend her to anyone who wants a teacher who really cares.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2005
The overall school education program, is adequate. Their ESE program is lacking in content, and acountability. Their staff is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

October 06, 2003
We are very pleased with the overall performance of the school. I am happy to live in this district. The teachers and the staff are very helpful.

- submitted by a community member

May 04, 2003
We love Citrus Springs Elementary! Great staff, they really care about the children.

- submitted by a community member

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Citrus Springs Elementary School
3570 West Century Boulevard, Citrus Springs, FL  34433
(352) 344-4079
Last modified Citrus Springs 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.
Citrus Springs Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top