Our child is in 4th grade and has been at Fox Trail since Kindergarten. On a positive note, the school is clean, safe and well organized. The teachers are some of the best in Broward County and our child has loved every one! The science and math night, hoe-down and sock hop are great community events. On a negative note, annual fund raiser is a lesson in greed and exclusion and should be discontinued. The playground lacks shade and is too hot for the children to play on safely. The front office staff is cold and uncaring. And the administration is slow to provide gifted testing and individual learning plans for exceptional students. Overall we're satisfied with the school but hope it can be improved for our children who will begin next year.
I graduated from Fox Trail last year and I cried. I went there for 6 years and the school just made so easy to learn. If your child has Mrs. Wood for fifth grade, then he/she will become Very well prepared for middle school. I had her and with her, I learned so much that It will get me through all three years of middle school. your child could get into GEM with her, just like I did.
I find the staff not very friendly when you ask questions. When a child needs more attention in a subject, they get lost in the system even when I requested the help from the very beginning.
My daughter is in 4th grade and has attended Fox Trail since kindergarten. Overall the experience has been good. The curriculum though is based on preparing the children for the FCAT which doesn't allow for the teachers to be too creative but that is a state issue. Also, the front office staff can be a bit cold at times.
My son and I have been satisfied with the quality of his education at Fox Trail for the past 3 years. A little courtesy goes a long way and I have always found the staff helpful and kind. I am very pleased with the principal, who is always on campus, ready to talk to parents and approachable. She immediately responded with a phone call to a letter I directed to her regarding an issue I had with a staff member. I was quite satisfied with how she handled the matter, in a professional, courteous way.
Fox Trail Elementary is one of the best elementary schools that I have been in. The vast majority of teachers work extremely hard to make sure all of the students succeed. Parent support is outstanding and most of the children are well behaved and like to learn. I highly recommend this school and feel lucky to be associated with it.
Fox Trail is a wonderful school with a high level of parent involvement. The school encourages family involvement with activities such as Math Night, Science Night and partnerships with local businesses. Students are encouraged to take part in charitable works. Kindergartners are offered two weeks of free swimming lessons towards the end of the school year- a terrific idea given the number of pools, lakes, canals, etc. here in South Florida. An excellent school that deserves the highest of ratings!!
High level of parent envolvement. Teacher to student ratio good. Great facility.
I am a parent and sub. teacher. The school is excellent. PTSA is very involved. Very pleased with the school. More P.E.and computer skills time would be great.
Well my daughter has been there for 3 years and she loves it however,she has complained about the teachers and I have tried to have talk to the teachers about these issues and I have found the teachers to be nasty and rude. I also think the the office staff is not friendly and when you call you never get call back. If you dont mind the rudness of the staff then you will like the school. I have no choice but to send her to this school due to the location where I am living. The principal should work a little harder teaching staff to be more customer friendly.
This is my daughter's third year at Fox Trail and she is thriving. Despite the school size, the administration, teachers and staff are approachable and helpful. My daughter has loved all three of her teachers who made her feel secure and comfortable while enforcing a structured and effective curriculum. We will stay with Fox Trail until she graduates 5th grade!
If you like huge, cold, impersonal, you will love this school. Bigger than any elementary school I have seen. But bigger isn't always better. Unless your kid is exceptional (good or bad), they will not be noticed. Administration is not friendly. Teachers vary greatly in quality, most being mediocre. The best one I found no longer works there- that should tell you something!
This is my child's second year here, and I couldn't have imagined a more positive experience. My child has adjusted very nicely. The teachers have been wonderful, and there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer if you want.
We are very happy with Fox Trail, my son loves to go to school and is doing very well. We have never felt so welcome in a school, the staff and teachers are friendly and professional. Structure is the key. Fox Trail is #1.
Fox trail is an excellent school. Very clean and secure. Parent volunteers are very high. The school offers meet the masters, math superstars, and publishing centers taught by the parents.
I have been more then satisfied with Foxtrail. My children love it and I wish we could stay here forever Thanks so much Foxtrail Staff.
Academically speaking the teachers are superior and the children are good students, as they come from educated families, thus the FCAT scores fare better than the norm. However, there is a very high staff turn over rate, and Fox Trail Elementary does not support an open door policy. It has often been said, that Adminstrative staff has on several occassions. been reported by many families, as being rude, and unapproachable.
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