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K-5
Public charter
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Students enrolled: 272

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1217 Southeast 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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(954) 522-2997
(954) 522-3159
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October 17, 2013
This school is amazing. my kids are getting great education the security is great. all the students are protected in school grounds. they have great teachers who are willing to help the students succeed.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2013
Is the first year of my daughter going to charter school and so far my daughter love's it and I her teacher she's so good with her and thats very important also the principal and all the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2012
FORT LAUDERDALE DOWNTOWN CAMPUS - I first must preface that as a parent, I strongly feel that if one doesn't involve one's self regularly and consistently with one's child's teachers, principal and support staff, one shouldn't expect much from ANY school one's child attends. That said, I know by name almost every adult in the school my child is in contact with. My husband and I visit and volunteer over and above what is required by the school. The school has worked with my child, addressing my child's educational and behavioral issues very seriously and positively. Like any school, they sometimes are extremely busy, short-handed, short on supplies, overwhelmed by the FCAT prep/logistics/testing, addressing other concerned parents, juggling school events, etc. but even when I DON'T press, they continue to follow through for my child. The principal is very knowledgeable, wise and discerning when it comes to her school and her teachers. They work hard to be an A+ school overall, and they have done a fantastic team effort with my child and in addressing my concerns for my child as a parent.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2011
My daughter started Kindergarten, so far I am very satisfied. My daughter has learned alot in addition to my wife and i reinforcing the lesson that my daughter learn in school. For those you are inquirig about middle school, Somerset Academy, an excellent charter school has a middle school and will give registration preference to children who are are leaving Charter School of Excellence to go into middle school. In addition, Florida Bible, has just annouced its has shut its door to after 34 years of private schooling due to budget constrait. Somerset will now be taking over the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2011
This school is horrible they don't know-how to deal with over active or head strong kids they suspend and report parents to DCF because they don't have programs in place to handle kids with ADD or whatever. I wouldn't recommend this school to my worst enemy the principal is not polite and very unprofessional.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2011
My son goes to Davie campus he just started this year. The pricipal Mr. Mishkin is great, wonderfull, & careing. He takes care of problems right away, He gets along with the kids great, He cares about the kids & whats going on. Mr. Mishkin is a really good principal. Most of the teachers are good, there are some that are to be disired. My son likes the school & most the people at the campus. My MAJOR CONCERN IS WERE ARE THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS FOR THE CHARTER SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE?

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2010
My son attends Tamarac Campus. Excellent ! Teacher and staff are great. My son is happy to attend the school , enjoys the class enviroment.

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no rating April 13, 2010
My son attends the Davie campus, this school does not have an auditorium, for parent to enjoy to see your childrens to receiving the reward/graulation ceremaonies. During cermonies you have to stand up til it's all over plus you can not hear what they are saying because of the noise levels!!!!! And also they do'nt have a library room, or music room (instruments for kids to learn music note.) The principal Ms.Guiliano does not have very good behaviour towards to the children. two thumbs down to the principal!!!!!!!!!!!!! :( my two sons are going to enroll to another school this fall 2010-2011!!!!!!!!! Highy not recommend this school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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March 12, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2010
My son attends the Davie Campus. the Teachers and staff are wonderful. Especially the teachers, they are caring and despite the system they have to work within, they try to individualize the instruction. My son loves his new school. We are looking forward to having his sister join him this year. My complaint would be with the current principal. She is aloof and not particularly helpful in solving problems or interacting with children. While the children all knew and liked Ms. Nessl and the previous principal (sorry , can't remember her name), they are afraid of Ms. Guiliano and will say ' I don't think she likes me'. this is simply because of her attitude and behaviour towards the children. I suggest you move her before the school gets a bad reputation or parents start moving their kids.

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no rating January 26, 2010
It is not the same at the one on Davie. The Charter School of Excellent at Davie is terrible. The teachers are mean and they do not respect the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 18, 2009
My daughter has a very good education by attending this school. The staff and students are very well mannered. I would not change my daughter's school for anything. Thank you charter school of excellence for giving my daughter the tools needed to exceed in life. Highly recommend this school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2009
it is awesome.My son just started 6th grade and he loves it.

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no rating September 21, 2009
My daughter just started 2nd Grade and loves the school. This being her 3rd year here I can say she is doing wonderfully. The staff have been execellent. She is progressing so fast sometimes I have to really wonder if she is really 7 years old. Thank you Charter School of Execellence.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
It is a great school with great teachers and a wonderful Principal and staff. The principal he is very involved in knowing what's going on with students and parents. This is my child first year here at this school. And my child is doing a great job at Charter school of excellence.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2009
My daughter attended this school for the first time this year as a 3rd grader. It is true what the other parents have stated about the school and principal, however; my experience is a little different. I really was not impressed with my daughter's teacher. For example, I never received any of my daughter's test papers, graded homework papers or communication from the teacher. I didn't know how my daughter was doing in school until report card time. I found this to be very frustrating and spoke to the principal about my expectations. She did follow-up with the teacher and things have gotten better. My daughter had a hard time adjusting to the curriculum coming from a private school and I felt like she was not getting the help she needed. As the school year is winding down, I'm having a hard time deciding if she will be attending next year.

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April 07, 2009
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October 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2008
My son is finishing 2nd grade soon and faces the FCAT's next year in 3rd. He has always been an honor roll student. This is a school where everyone cares about the student and how they do - the principal knows every student's name and most of the parents as well, the teachers take an interest in their students and what they are learning, and the school atmosphere is always positive and uplifting. All qualities I want my son to be surrounded by as he grows and learns.

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May 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2007
My kids have gone here K-5 it is an exceptional school they where on A andA-B honor roll every year.The tearchers are great nurturing and caring it is an awesome school

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May 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2006
great school individual testing helps alot

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September 22, 2005
The Core Knowledge Program that they use is great. My kid adapted easily to it and is responding even better than at her previous private schools.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2005
Great school and Core Knowledge curriculum the best. Thanks

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2005
CSE is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best. The teachers are very accessible and seem to be highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. The entire staff is very devoted and makes you feel like one of the family.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2005
My daughter is just finishing her first year at the CSoE. We enrolled her based on the recommendation of several families we know. The school's small size allows the staff to really form personal relationships with each student. The principal is wonderful and takes the time to know each of the students and parents. This personal approach really carries over into the classroom because each child feels like they matter and aren't just a number. The teachers are all top quality, wonderful professionals. The curriculum is well-rounded and no students are left behind. I could have never imagined the reading and writing skills my daughter was able to learn in the first year. Also, the afterschool enrichment and care programs are terrific. They make sure the children get their homework done and receive any extra help they need so that you have more time at home as a family at night.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
CSE has been a very positive experience for both myself and my daughter. My daughter is completing kindergarten in a couple of weeks and I cannot believe the progress she has made this year. The academic programs, combined with the personal attention and strict discipline from the teachers and staff, come together to form an extremely successful educational program. Participation in the many extracurricular activities and programs offered is highly encouraged. The only 'complaint' I have is the low level of parent involvement; but that is not a result of the lack of opportunity for parent involvement offered by CSE. If you take advantage of the lines of communication open to you, you will get the information. It has been my experience that the principal and teachers are accessible and responsive to any of my concerns and questions.

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March 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2005
Outstanding! Exceptional teachers and academic structure. I believe that it would be hard to find a school comparable.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2005
CSE is a safe school with exceptional teachers. The principal, Mrs. Schneiderman is really involved and has an open door policy which is wonderful. I will send all of my children there and recommend it to everyone I know.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2005
I am thrilled with the education my daughter is receiving at The Charter School of Excellence. I know that the principal is always there to support academic programs and safety in the school. Mrs. Schneiderman has helped me a lot to get my child on track. I also love the Core Knowledge Curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2004
My daughter has just started at The Charter School of Excellence in Kindergarten. I researched the school for 2 years prior to her being accepted. I am confident that I made the right choice. Her teacher is exceptional and she communicates with us with our daughters academic achievements and behaviour. We are excited at the Cirruculum that the school is offering. The front office staff are very proffessional and I am impressed with the Principal. I also applaude their security system and the Security Guards are great! If you looking for a school for your child look no further than the Charter School of Excellence.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2004
I have 2 children. One is currently attending this school and doing fantastic. She is doing the same work as her neighborhood peers who are two grades ahead of her. My other daughter finished fifth grade at the Charter School and entered a traditional public school magnet/honors program. For the last two years she has made major accopmlishments. She has placed in the social studies fair two years in a row, been inducted into the national junior honor society, remained on the honor roll and won first place in the county level at the media festival. She also received her 9th grade Algebra credit in 7th grade. I truly believe The Charter School of Excellence has given both of my children the foundation in education needed to succeed in life. The teachers and staff are always willing to provide a little extra to keep the students challenged.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2004
The school provides a nurturing environment conducive to learning. The principal is always visible and involved. I am very happy at CSE and would recomment it to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2004
pulled my son out of this school due to overcrowded classroom-teacher was totally overwhelmed by situation and and handled it poorly--I also feel that as much as they talk about academics I feel compared to his new school CSOE was teaching below grade level-I'm still puzzled how this is an 'A' rated school-my son loves his new school and CSOE has just become a bad memory

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2004
The physical facilities in the school are not impressive, but the teaching and administrative staff, the academic curricula, the code of conduct, the character education, the student discipline, and the fine arts program, are all exceptional. The safe, small school environment (only 300 students) means that all the children know each other s names and hold each other to high personal accountability standards like a close knit MicroSociety. My children have had the rare experience of being in the racial minority at the school as they are Caucasian. This experience has been a marvelous gift that has taught them to focus on the similarities and common ground they have with others before they ever see any differences. It is one of many great lessons my children have learned at the school that I believe will serve them well through the rest of their lives. By the way . . . each of my children tested more than a year above grade level on their FCATs--further proof to me that they are getting a great education at this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2004
One of our sons has been attending the Charter School of Excellence for two years, and the help and encouragement he has received there has been exceptional. Coming from a small private school it was particularly important to us to find a school in the area that would give him the attention he needed, quite a frustrating task until a friend referred us to CSE, where her daughter now attends as well. The school was quick to act on the concerns we expressed regarding our son s speech and hearing and got him tested and into the correct program, a refreshing change. The teachers and entire staff have been wonderful in keeping us up to date of our Son s progress and concerns, and have consistently shown a commitment to student wellbeing not only academically but from a social and developmental angle as well. Our son is doing very well thanks to CSE!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
This school had very low parent participation although it required volunteer hours for your child to continue enrollment. The teachers and staff are excellent; however the president of the school was the origin in many conflicts that resulted in the high overturn of teaching staff. This problem has been consistent during the three years that my children have attended this school. .

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Charter School Of Excellence
1217 Southeast 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33316
(954) 522-2997
Last modified Charter School Of Excellence is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Charter School Of Excellence Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top