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K-5
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DeBary, FL

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2975 Enterprise Road
DeBary, FL 32713

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(386) 668-8911
(386) 668-8443
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May 12, 2014
REA has always been on my radar since my grand daughters were to young to attend. I liked the school, the staff, and the fact the children are not running around in the halls. When my grand daughter were of age and started in kindergarden I fell in love with the school. You hear a lot of negative responses about charter school but REA is an excellent school, to bad it only goes up to the fifth grade.

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2014
I moved here almost 3 years ago and my first stop was a public school. I was so mortified at the way we were treated I would have chosen to home school my son rather then send him to our local public school. I initially thought REA was a private school and was so happy and relieved to find out that all we had to do was volunteer at the school! Most importantly my son loves all of the teachers and he is learning skills he can use in the real world!

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2014
At our school I am impressed with the quality of instruction. I have seen other schools in action, and I have never seen such a dedicated staff. The concern for each child and their needs exceeds all others. The commitment to the growth of each student is apparent in the classroom, on the P.E. court, in other special areas, and walking the halls.

- submitted by a teacher
January 30, 2014
I am both a teacher and a parent at this school and have been MORE than pleased! The staff has been warm, welcoming, and inviting since becoming a part of the family! As both a parent and teacher - I was NOT happy with the traditional public school situation for myself, nor my son! Our world has changed because of this school! We are both so happy with school and work! The project based learning concepts that this school uses helps children reach their highest potential in their own time! The progress indicators that are used in replacement of traditional grades - helps students realize that they CAN learn - and they don't HAVE to learn at the same rate as their peers! I highly recommend The Reading Edge Academy !

- submitted by a teacher
January 29, 2014
I find this school very well organized from the front office staff right to the cafeteria staff and everyone in between. This school has made such a great difference in my son's education and I am so glad I made the move here. The teachers and administration are very caring about the student's success. I highly recommend this school to everyone who is looking for an awesome education for their child/children!

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2014
The Reading Edge Academy is the best charter school in volusia county. Teachers care about students individually and present a strong academic program, which is both relevant and rigorous to today's classrooms. Administrators and educators at the Reading Edge Academy are friendly people. Walking through the hallways and classrooms throughout the school, one can see students are in a caring and safe learning environment. Educators care about their students and provide both positive verbal and tangible praise for doing their work. If you want your child to go to the best charter school and you live in or near DeBary, Florida, this is the best school to select!

- submitted by a community member
January 29, 2014
Having served as an elementary school teacher, assistant principal and principal for forty-four years in NC, MD and FL, I am proud to be an administrator at Reading Edge Academy public charter elementary school. This school has a great track record from its origin in 1998, and I have found that students and parents benefit greatly from this school's curriculum offerings that are aligned with the district and state guidelines and are further enhanced by the focus on reading throughout the curriculum. As a parent, grandparent and current Assistant Principal here at REA, I would strongly consider the quality education provided by this charter school (grades K-5).

- submitted by a teacher
October 09, 2013
Reading academy is not organized at all. In the morning the front desk is empty even though they have cameras everywhere anybody could walk in. In the cafeteria they only have one person watching the kids until about 7:30-7:35 that another adult comes to help. I have witness kids walking out the cafeteria. Not organized at all. I don't recommend this school to nobody. I took both of my child out just been there for 2 months.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2013
My daughter went to this school for kindergarten. A first I loved the school until her teacher got pregnant. After she became pregnant she became rude and arrogant. She degraded my child and myself, never had anything positive to say about the kids she taught and just over all was not a healthy environment for my child. The front staff and principal are beyond arrogant and are so money hungry it's not funny. THE CHILDREN PLAY IN A RETENTION POND FOR GODS SAKE... the after school teacher yells at the kids the whole time and gave my child peanut butter after my daughter and I said shes highly allergic ending up in $5000 hospital bill. Do not send your child here if you are concerned with their education.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2013
Great school, my Daughter has excelled in reading in just the few years she has been here & my son who is in kindergarten is following her foot steps! I am a parent that volunteers on a regular basis & this allows me to talk with staff & teachers to see just how my children are doing.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2012
My son went to Reading Edge for K-1 grade. I loved his teachers both years he attended and they did a great job making sure the advanced students were challenged and the average or struggling students weren't forgotten either. That being said, I was not happy with most of the staff there. They come across as having an attitude that they are above needing to be courteous to parents, There usually was never much smiling, sometimes an attitude if asked questions like you were annoying them, and even times I went in the office and was completely ignored for several minutes while the staff chatted among themselves right in front of me.(and about things that had NOTHING to do with school) I also had issues with getting return phone calls. My son was at the top of his class and above grade level with all of his testing, but yet didn't get acknowledged for the gifted program and when I tried reaching out to find out the reason, I NEVER got a call back. I called in the weeks prior to school starting and STILL haven't heard back, now three weeks into school. I would have no issue if he didn't qualify, but would like to at least get a call back to explain to me why. I would not recommend RE.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2012
Although this school is a "A " school i believe that staff are very arrogant, old fashioned and unfriendly. These teachers look overworked and stressed out. I have witnessed a lot of rudeness towards the kids. My child's teacher wasn't even at work most of the time. They ask for mandatory volunteer hours (30) and do not respect the fact that some parents do work full time and are not able to come and volunteer their time. I sent multiple donations for classroom projects and activities every $10 spent = 1hr and they want you to provide a receipt! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? i don not mind sending things to teachers for classroom activities but they ask for something every week!! Terrible location, parent pick up and drop off is Chaos

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2012
My children have attended Reading Edge since they entered into kindergarten. I pulled them out due to relocating to another city and enrolled them in our zoned public school. There was a dramatic difference in the way my children learned and behaved and needless to say I am putting them back into Reading Edge. You can not put a price on our childrens education, I hope to see the middle school develop as well. It will be a blessing to have a continuance after the 5th grade.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2011
Is the aspiration of academic administration simply to build or run an organization? Or is it an opportunity to encourage, support, sponsor, and enable it's parts? Education is a partnership; teachers, students, parents and administration where the later has a responsibility to guide; building vision, values, and orchestrating a means for open communication. Actively listening and learning. Essentially administration is for serving and not 'running' an organization. Positive change is happening and I'm hoping for more to come.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2011
If you want specialized attention given to your child, like a private school, but can't afford it, Reading Edge is the place. My child started school above average and has maintained if not exceeded his already high potential. I was afraid he would get lost in the shuffle and not challenged and that wasn't the case with REA. They have challenged and hightened his interest in Reading, Math and learning in general.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2010
The teachers are hard working but too much is asked of them. The school does not have enough services for students. There is no separate classes for students with disabilities or counselors. The classes have old desks and chairs. Many of the classrooms are small too. There are almost 40 students in one small classroom even though they have 2 teachers. That's too many bodies in one place. I would not recommend this school to my family and friends.

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December 23, 2009
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no rating October 16, 2008
I absolutely love this school. It has been the best thing for my daughters, they both read above level, they express a willingness to learn and they love going to school. I can tell how much they learn everyday. The teachers truly care about their students, because they know they are our country's future. I recommend this school to anyone, it has smaller classrooms, a teacher and a TA, so they are able to focus on each child, i love the fact they have uniforms, and they make sure to always involve the parents in the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
I think this school is the best thing that has happened to my family. The involvement of the teachers are outstanding. They really care about the progress and well being of your children. Any problems or concerns that I might have are dealt with asap. If you need anything they are there for you. I am so glad that I found this school. I just wish that there was a middle and high school.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
Reading Edge Academy was the answer to prayer we needed. This school offers a private school feel. The staff is involved and interlaced as they help where needed. The principle directing traffic, Mr.C handing out Band-Aid,after school tutoring, and weekend FCAT workshops! The school setting is small and the necessary volunteer hours each family gives allows everyone to be connected and involved. Reading Edge is the only elementary school my children will attend. I only wish they could open a middle school for when my kids have to leave elementary school. I was also impressed with my kids academic improvement. I'm speechless in regards to the grades we got on the FCAT! Thanks to R.E.A. for truly not leaving anyone behind.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
I love this school. I feel that it gives kids the opportunity to be well rounded by providing art, pe and music more than once a week. The teachers are wonderful and my daughter loves it.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2006
I am not sure what to think about this school anymore. What it appears to me is that a group of people got together and decided to open there own school, because they or their children did not fit in in the real world. I think something is wrong with the administration. Have you ever telephoned the school, they cna't even answer a telephone correctly. Perhaps they should take a few lessons in manners.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2006
My Son has been in the school for three years. He has ADHD, and had trouble in kindergarten. We decided with his teacher to hold him back, and wow what a difference. The teachers and principal really care about the children. We love this school and could not be happier with his progress. He is now in 1st grade and doing exceptional. He now is confident and absolutely loves school. This school requires you 30 volunteer hours, which I think is great because then you really know what is going on in the school. It feels like a big family and I am happy that we found The Reading Edge Academy!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2006
I am very impressed with the progress my daughter made in one year at Reading Edge Academy. The school has a family atmosphere. Your child is not a number to them. I am so glad that I found Reading Edge Academy!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
Reading Edge is geared to help the children, my child is reading far beyond his years, but they do not keep the parent well informed, One really does not know what is going on in the school. They are very busy and hardly answer questions in full. The staff does seem to know what is going on, they all do care about the children, all in all it is pretty good. My child does like it.

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August 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2005
I have never met a larger group of people that care about children and their educations.

- submitted by a teacher
May 19, 2005
I am not at all happy with Reading Edge. They are short staffed in the teacher department- music teachers acting as aides, etc. The front office staff is not very friendly to the children. The school is way too politicaly correct- giving the classrooms room colors instead of grade numbers and you can forget about seeing a letter grade on your child's report card as they only give checks and minuses.

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May 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2004
This is a great school! My daughter looks forward to going to school every day since she started here at Reading Edge Academy. The Staff and Teachers are outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2004
What I like most about this school is that the classrooms have no more than 20 students per class. Classrooms have 2 teachers per class. The teachers seem to take the time needed with each child and are willing to meet with parents when needed. Overall I'm very happy with the school my child has attended this school since kindergarden and is now in the fourth grade. I only wish the school had a middle school and high school.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2004
I love this school! My son is currently finishing up Kindergarten with Ms. Winks. He has been so much more focused and eager to learn since attending this school. He is able to read just about any book he picks up. He can write his own stories and 'illustrate' it. My husband and I are both on the PTA Board and feel very comfortable with everyone and everything we've encountered. I highly recommend this school and cannot wait until my daughter starts Kindergarten in August, neither can she!

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2004
Amazing school, teachers are very committed and great to work with. My children have improved so much since being here!!

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2004
Reading Edge has teachers and staff who are excited about their jobs, creative, and willing to go the extra mile to make sure no child is left behind. They have not only provided my children with an exceptional education, but also a lifelong love for learning. The classes are small. Individual attention is given. Great parent involvement and school spirit. Our kids have never been happier.

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November 27, 2003
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The Reading Edge Academy
2975 Enterprise Road, DeBary, FL  32713
(386) 668-8911
Last modified The Reading Edge Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
The Reading Edge Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top