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PK-5
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Fort Myers, FL
Students enrolled: 1,134

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15200 Alexandria Court
Fort Myers, FL 33908

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(239) 481-1761
(239) 481-3154
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September 20, 2014
I think last four reviews was from same parent :) . I think you are so wrong or you just mad at school and you don't really care what you are writing . My child was at Heights from kindergarten and finished 5th grade . My child was happy whith Heights and still happy. I don't think we are rich family , actually we came here from another side of the world . How many times I had ask for help from Diane Salko she always helped me . One time it was middle of the summer break and I had a call school to ask some paper that dr asked and she answered the phone and said yes I can pick up that paper tomorrow at 11:00am and I came to school next day at 11:00 and got my paper. I had a meeting with my child's teacher and Salko was there too and after that meeting I learned that Diane Salko will protect teacher at the meeting even teacher have a mistakes. She will not count or talk about teachers mistakes front of parent or student . Next thing is in fact I know that if Diane Salko have no meetings ( most of the time district ) then she does parent drop off every single morning no matter how hot or cold and rain or lightning ....same thing whit parent pick up .

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2014
Heights is run like a military environment and the principal punishes children on a mass scale, not for individual behavior. Our children were coming home crying everyday and hating school. We are one of many families that have chosen to remove our children from this horrible environment because we feel that we have no alternative. The principal will not even speak with the parents. She completely shuts them out and has basically allowed for very limited parental involvement in the school. She is very mean to the children, parents and teachers. It is a terrible environment to be in as a whole. Be forewarned that if you ever have an issue with your child at school, she will make it about you and your child and the fault will be in your lap. Salko will never investigate a situation or accept blame for anything. Many families who have left are now working on documentation to be submitted to the board so that it is at least on record for everyone to see. Children should be in an educational environment which fosters love of learning and happiness. She needs to be removed from Heights so that the children can have positive memories of their elementary years, not nightmares!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2014
Not a top notch school at all! Our child was picked on and bullied all year and since the culprits mother was an OVER INVOLVED and over opinionated type with to much time and money on her hands the ongoing issues where never resolved. Diane Salco is terrible to talk to and try to approach with issues. She is uptight and rude and if she doesn't deem you to be a rich or wealthy family she will dismiss you like trash! Our daughter was light years ahead of others as mediocrity is the norm. School has misleading educational scores but that's because I believe they "teach to the test". Also had lunch at the school one time with my daughter and the lunch room was a free for all and I witnessed several teacher/staff yelling and raising their voices at students. Ok I guess for the average student just going through the motions of school being a part of life but in no way conducive to students with higher aspirations looking to challenge themselves.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2014
(cont. from below) The parents are rarely invited in the school for events. I can understand why after going to "student led conferences." While there, I heard a lunchlady yelling her head off at a child. Also, forget having a standard parent-teacher conference- our conference consisted of reading self evaluations our children had written and then parents filling out the same sheet. The teacher provided no feedback or insight. It was just another one of their lazy shortcuts. Morning drop off is a nightmare. You have a 15 minute window and half of that time only half of their new "traffic pattern" is available, meaning many people have to make a dangerous U turn on Gladiolus, not to mention increased traffic at the children's crosswalk. The staff is rarely outside directing traffic, only 1-2 volunteers. My child has only had 4-5 science lessons all year. They have almost exclusively focused on math an reading. I can only assume they are "teaching to a test." I have already taken the steps to remove my child from Heights. I only regret that she has 2 more months to serve there.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2014
Diane Salko has 0 people skills. She demoralizes her staff. I know several great teachers have left because of her. She cares about scores and attracting wealthy families, not children learning.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2014
We checked out a lot of schools before moving from Nashville to Fort Myers in 2013 and Heights was our number one elementary school choice. Excellent staff, our son is challenged in both the regular and gifted programs, the facility is great and the learning environment is top notch. Ms Salko and her team have done a great job with this IB World School.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2013
Very good school, everyone nice and friendly. Mrs Salko she is the best ,she really know how to make work teachers and students . My son was from kindergarten, this year he finished 5th. As a parent I am very happy with school and staff . If you have any question one phone call or e-mail to school and you will get help immediately . My son was very happy to be at Heights . He loved every teacher he got.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2013
We are very happy with Heights Elementary. We moved to FL from a small town in MN and didn't know what to expect at such a large school & we were overwhelmed with the school choice situation. My daughter is in her 2nd year at Heights and is doing very well. I will be sending my other daughter next year for kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2012
This school is one of the worst schools that my child has attended. My child has encountered bullying from the same group of girls since the beginning of the school year, and it continues to get worse. Per her teacher, Mrs. Wendland, she is unaware of the bullying, but then she contradictorily admits that it happens mostly at lunchtime. I have spoken to both Mrs. Wendland as well as the principal since my daughter first began telling me about the bullying and 6 months later it is still going on. Absolutely disgusting behavior from many of the students attending this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2012
Love,love,love Heights!! We have been a Heights family since 2008 and cannot be happier! I have had three of my kids at Heights so we have experienced everything this school has to offer. All the teachers are very involved as are parents. Heights is better than the private school my children attended prior to moving to Ft.Myers-They are THAT good. My younger two children are at Heights with one graduating next year and I am very sad to see him leave an excellent school like Heights (the middle schools & High Schools leave much to be desired here in Ft.Myers). If you can get your kids into Heights you will be very thankful!!

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2011
Still loving Heights after being there for four years now. I couldn't ask for more caring and engaged teachers. My child loves this school and it's staff. The parent involvement is phenomenal! PTA and the Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) both work hard to make this school the best in Lee County. If you are considering a public school instead of a private school the IB program is what got me leaning toward Heights.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2011
We LOVE this school. My daughter transferred here after KIndergarten from one of the "best" schools (rated a 10) in the district, and we couldn't be happier!! The teachers here are amazing, and my daughter has learned so much more, and seems to be ahead of the students at her old school. The IB curriculum has encouraged her to be well-rounded, and despite the number of students at the school, she has always felt safe, and well-cared for. Her first and second grade teachers are two of the best I have ever seen teach in the 12 years we have lived in this district. The Principal and AP are very professional and have a handle on any issues that come up. I am very proud to be a Heights parent!

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2010
My son went to this school for three days. First time in his life he heard the 'F' word in the hallways on his very first day of school. His teacher said he needed to be in advanced class but they only have advanced classes for one hour a week! The staff was happy that he was there saying that he would bring up the test scores. Lastly, the school focused on making the right choices. IT seems to me if your child needs help with bad behavior this is the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 09, 2010
My son has been attending Heights Elementary for the last three years and we both love this school. They have the best teachers I have ever seen. The only thing I think that needs improvment is their office staff every time I come to the office the staff are talking to each other and do not stop to greet anyone. They just keep taking until their conversation is over and then will ask you what you need.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2009
My two children have excelled at Heights. Everyone from teachers to admin. staff have been nothing but helpful and caring. I love this school, and more importantly, so do my kids. Thank you to Mrs. Gill and Mrs. Shannon!

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Great teachers, great admin, great library, great building!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
All teachers and staff put in beyond a 100% they all work as a great team with the interests of the children number 1. Everyone is always so friendly and always wearing a smile; it makes you feel welcomed everytime you enter the school! the enthusiasm and committment for what they do is so obvious and what a great message it sends to our children!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Teachers and staff are well beyond expectation. They work hard to make sure kids learn - and have fun learning, building a lifelong love of education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Mrs. Shannon is exeptional!!! Her dedication to mold yound minds is present at every step of the way. The school is a supporter of the IB program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Heights is a really great school. My son is in kindergarten and is learning a lot and loves to go to school.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
I love Heights Elementary because of the faculty and staff. It's an IB school, so that curriculum reinforces great principles of citizenship and tolerance. The students minds drive the curriculum. The school is gorgeous, with fantastic enrichment classes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
They have super great teachers! It is a IB School

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Heights is the best public elementary school a parent could ask for. The teachers are top notch and led by a brilliant principal. They put kids first and make sure each and everyday is a positive learning experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
Wonderful teachers & principal. My sons in kindergarden and has learned so much since the start of school and is very excited about school. I also love tha it;s an ib school which gives a well rounded education.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
They do so much for the kids with learning and they also try to find new ways to attack different obsticles. They are a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
Love the newly built school!! Love that we are now an IB World School!! Love the teachers, staff and administration!! Most importantly, love the education my child is getting. All top notch!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
Heights Elementary School has an amazing media/library! It is so nice to see so many book options for the kids. I hope it keeps growing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
Fantstic teachers! Fantastic students! Very loving environment. They do a great job keeping up technologically, too!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
We LOVE HEIGHTS. Last year we toured all the Public Schools in our district for our daughter and were blown away by the committment and friendlyness of the entire staff at Heights Elementary. Mrs. Julie Shannon Kindergarten teacher is FABULOUS!!! She is teaching her kids about gardening and taking responsibility. Before school opened we had a small issue, I emailed Mrs. Diane Salko our Principal and she handled it personally. She was extremely professional. I am very very glad we choose Heights. Proud Purple Panther Parent, Carol McCarley

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
Excellent! That is all you can say about the staff, the kids, the lovely new building! Teacher are the best there!

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2009
I hope any of you looking at these reviews will only consider the latest ones. I couldn't be happier with the school. The staff are highly experienced, parent involvement is great and the school is very safe.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2008
what my son learn in this school within 2 months was more then he learn in k at colonial.

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June 05, 2008
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May 10, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
April 07, 2008
My children have been attending Heights Elementary for 2 years. I was shocked to read the reviews below, but they are rather outdated. The principal, Diane Salko, has really turned this school around. I have nothing but high praise for her and all of the teachers at Heights. There are many activities planned throughout the year both during school time and evenings for family involvement, and it's almost always standing room only & not an empty spot left in the parking lot, which goes to show the tremendous growth of parental involvement. I genuinely cannot think of anything negative to comment on regarding Heights.

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2007
This is my second year at Heights and I have been very satisfied with the school. More importantly, my child has been very happy and has grown so much, both academically and socially. The principal and her assistant, as well as every teacher I have come in contact with, are always friendly and available. In addition to academics, my child has enjoyed many 'fun' activities and is always eager to go to school. I am so glad I chose this school and must say that the negative comments I heard before going there are completely unfounded. And, now with a brand new school and potential IB Program it will even get better!!!!

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April 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2003
i would like to say that this is the best school the my kid has been to she is doing great here and her teacher is great {Branson}

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2003
My son was harrassed and assaulted so many times last year that we ended up having to pull him out of school for his own safety. He did not recieve any education at all. This school has a habit of hiding school violence and they do not follow the Zero Tolerance policy. Thanks for letting this happen Heights Elementary. This school needs to be put on a watch list for school violence.

- submitted by a parent
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Heights Elementary School
15200 Alexandria Court, Fort Myers, FL  33908
(239) 481-1761
Last modified Heights Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Heights Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top