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PK-5
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Hollywood, FL
Students enrolled: 556
Before care: Yes
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1700 Monroe Street
Hollywood, FL 33020

(754) 323-6150
(754) 323-6190
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April 02, 2014
My son is finishing his first year at this school and he is so happy here. This school pushes its students to their greatest abilities. I am very happy we chose this school , the teachers are dedicated and inspire kids to learn more. Parent involvement is off the chart. Couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
The school is great! They focus on helping young people develop an array of talents and knowledge. The school has programs to help promote and encourage the value of ongoing learning.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2013
Hollywood Central is an AWESOME school. It has a family oriented atmosphere that stems from administration, PTA, teachers, and families.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
HCE is a great place to be!! My children have all attended the school. We were always happy with our childs teacher and the environment the school has. Its a very cozy, family oriented school. Its not like the new institutional buildings they build now - it reminds me of when I went to school :) The staff is always helpful and friendly. All my children have been happy there.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
You can't judge a school by it's shiny new computers, desks, playgrounds or test scores. You need to judge it by the teachers, staff and how they treat your child. Keep in mind that test scores are based on a handful of students. One thing that has hurt HCE the past couple of years is the transition of students leaving and coming back to HCE. We are a transient school which means we get students who move to the area in the middle of the year and don't speak English as a first language. The standardized tests are given in English which makes it difficult for them. Don't overlook HCE when deciding on where your child should go.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
HCE has a great staff that truly care about the students. It has a diverse student body. I feel that it is preparing my child for the real world.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
I never thought that I would send my children to a public school but I figured I would give our neighborhood school a try! Hollywood Central Elementary really surprised me with its wonderful sense of community and its fantastic teachers and staff. I am an involved parent and feel very at home and welcomed at HCE.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Hollywood Central Elementary has teachers that truly desire to teach. HCE does buddy reading which allows the older, more experienced readers to set time aside and enhance the younger clesses. This school is the fondation for many of our up and comming polititians, doctors, biologists, and who knows, maybe our future President. The warmth that eluminates HCE's classrooms and disipline through structure is what this school is made of. Students are happy to go to school at HCE which makes learning enjoyable, yet challenging, which the teachers do A fantastic job keeping the class growing together. Academically, socially, emotionally and physically this school is balanced. HCE uses positive and exciting ways to enrich each and every student on each and every level. As A proud parent and volunteer I like that HCE has A wide range of students from ethnicities to disabilities and all the students are treated fair. HCE could improve by intergrating Art since the students love to express their creative side. HCE could also use improvement with the landscaping.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2013
We are grandparents who have a student at Hollywood Central and have attended many activities and programs there. We have always found the principal, staff, teachers AND teachers aides to be very friendly, interested in the students and positive. Our student's parents have found the staff to be most helpful. She is a serious and good student who loves her school and takes pride in supporting it.

- submitted by a community member
May 30, 2013
First off, I'm not sure what the parent below in the comment is referring to. My daugther has never been used to sell anything. If I don't want something they are selling at the school I tell my daugther we are not doing it. I have an her in Hollywood for 2 years. My daugther has improved in every subject. So to the defense of Ms.December and the school they are doing their job. Perhaps you should have gone to the office or when you received the yellow page that states why your kid was absence you should have sent it back.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2013
The principal is one of the most phony individuals that I have ever meet as well as the most revengeful individual. This principal and the PTA use our underage children as advertisement tools to raise money GOD knows for what (without parent consent). After we asked the principal to stop such practice she turned us in because our child (who is an math superstar, accelerated reader and very well-mannered student) had 5 unexcused absents (school refused to excuse them after our above complaint) . Only in my child s class are students that took 2 weeks vacation to Disney , or went for 10 days to Mexico without excuse and were never turned in). If the principal will retaliate and bully against the parents who file complaints I am questioning her ability to be in charge of our children and lead the public schools that we paid taxes for . Join me in my complaint against the Hollywood Central Elementary principle (directed to Superintended and school board)) if you had similar experience

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2013
My interactions with the staff have all been positive. My child has progressed well in his time at the school. I appreciate that the school has maintained language, music, and phys ed when others have cut those programs. There is homework even at the K level. We get regular feedback from our child's teacher; the staff strikes me as very committed and accessible. I am not sure what the gripes about "improve" mean. The state obligates teachers to focus on testing to the detriment of education, but that is a problem throughout the state, not a Broward- or HCE-specific issue. It would be nice if more parents were involved, but there is a committed PTA. It is all around a good school, and I have no qualms about my child being there or recommending it to others.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2012
If you take care your kids....find better school.... I would never recommend anyone to go to this school... My kids were there and it was not good. I have to changed them...

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2011
This is a bad school. Some teachers are slow and the students don't improve. They need tutoring to get their grade level. The school need to change the system and have to motivate the students. The kids go to school to learn .... LEARN !!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2011
This is a great school. I find all the staff to be helpful in any way they can.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2011
My son transfered into first grade half way though the year. I was very worried about the change, but the teachers and staff have made him feel very welcome. He has integrated well with the class great and the best part is that when I pick him up and ask him how his day went he says "AWESOME" with a big smile on his face - its more that what I can ask for - WE LOVE IT!

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2010
Awesome school with a super giving and involved PTA and a forward thinking wonderful administration. You couldn't ask for more in an elementary program for your child.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
We have had the best, most attentive teachers we could have asked for. The PTA is also very active. There is accessibility to our teachers via their classroom website, email, etc.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
becacuse my child has been happy since he began to go at this school,he enjoy the clases and his teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2009
HCE is a community school that always puts the children first.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 08, 2008
My son is in 1st grade this year. It is his second year at Hollywood Central Elementary. I was very nervous sending him to public school, being a product of private school my entire life. But as a single mom, I didn't have many other choices. I can honestly say that I am very pleased with the school's teachers and administration. My son actually looks forward to going to school. I'd definitely recommend this 'A' school.

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June 05, 2008
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February 26, 2008
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January 25, 2008
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June 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2006
It is only the second day of school, but so far it has been a great experience. Everyone is so organize. I have high expectations for the year!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2006
This school has a great teachers and staff. The PTA is wonderful and I would highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2006
A great open campus and a warm and friendly staff. As in most schools, the education is as good as your child's teacher. HCE has its share of fine teachers; you just have to seek them out.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2006
My daughter's first grade experience here was really great... she had an amazing teacher who was able to reach out to each child individually!

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2006
Excellent school, loving teachers, good administrative staff, my son is happy in this school

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2006
Excellent school, good teachers, good administrative staff, my daugther is happy in this school

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2006
The school is excelent, they provide everything for my son, he learned a lot, he reads very well, he has a lot of activities por every holiday.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2005
Both my daughter and my son attend HCE. I am very happy with HCE overall care of my children both academically, mentally, emotionally, physically. HCE isn't just school, it's family. I can always speak with the teachers, principal or any one without a hassle. At HCE, the PTA is top notch with the fundraisers. They get the children motivated by having school mega parties. The teacher and administration involvement with the students are great. I enjoy volunteering whenever I get the chance. I most pleased and can't wait to have my youngest daughter to join the HCE Family next year!

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2005
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April 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2004
A wonderful nurturing school with teachers and staff that truly care about each and every child's welfare. I have a child in fifth grade and I feel he is receiving an excellent education. I also had three older children that attended Hollywood Central and the early education they received prepared them for success in later grades as they went on to advanced and honor classes in Middle and High School and now in college. Hollywood Central is a school of quality in every way.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2004
The math curriculum needs to be improved. Other kids from other schools out west are doing more advanced math.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2004
The school needs to have more creative teaching. The principal asks why is Virginia Shuman Montessori school accepting so many transfer students from Hollywood Central. Instead, the principal should be asking why are the parents taking their kids out of Hollywood Central. She needs to focus on making Hollywood Central a better school and parents will no longer take their kids to other schools. We want to send our kids to the neighborhood school but unfortunately, the education at Hollywood Central is not up to par with other good schools such as Virginia Shuman Montessori.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2004
Both my children have gone to Hollywood Central since they were 5yrs. My daughter is now in 5th grade and my son in 4th grade. I wish I can find a middle school for my daughter like this one. I have never had a problem with the school, the teachers are very nice, and the staff is great. My kids are very happy to go to Hollywood Central.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
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Hollywood Central Elementary School
1700 Monroe Street, Hollywood, FL  33020
(754) 323-6150
Last modified Hollywood Central 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.
Hollywood Central Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top