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Renaissance Charter School at Hunter's Creek

Charter | K-7

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $104,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,150.

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Posted August 3, 2014

I have to agree about the comments on the principal. She does look kind of mean. She doesn't seem to be like a people person, I can only imagine though how much responsibilities she must have, but at the same time she needs to remember she is running a school, not a real estate company. About the school, I totally love it Yes the parents do run the school which I feel like that's what makes it so great We as parents care so much for our kids education that we are willing to do what it takes to Make sure they are successful, so I totally agree on parents being involved 100%. I am very happy with my daughter's teacher she was the best teacher I've ever had, communication was awesome, she was always willing to help. I switched my daughter to this school because i wasn't happy at all with Endeavor E and so far her first year was AWESOME! She even receive an honor award for having straight A, at EE she failed and had all F! The same test she took at RC she pass with really high score EE she scored very low. my daughter is very happy with her teacher, at EE the teacher told me my daughter needs medication at RC the teacher told me so many good things about my girl
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2014

Every new school, there needs to be time to get on the right track. The principal isn't there to make friends, she's there to make sure students learn. Unlike public schools here, if the teacher doesn't do their job they get moved to another school. Here if the teacher doesn't do their job, they get fired. I agree with that as it's in the best interest of my children to make sure they have teachers who actually can teach and are not there because they can't get fired. So if you're a teacher and you were fired, you probably should have done a better job and not just skated by as you would in a public school. If you resigned it just goes to show your laziness as this school requires more from teachers than a public school. If your child was afraid of the principal because of the way she scolded them, well then maybe you should give your child some home training and they won't need to get reprimanded at school. As for the child who lost their finger, that could have happened anywhere. Apparently the parents weren't mad at the school as the child continued to attend the school, they knew it was a freak accident. Just because you had a bad experience, it's not a bad school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2014

I must say I am disappointed with some of the comments here. First, we are a first year school; it takes a little time for everything to fall into place and run smoothly from start to finish. Second, to the teacher who used profanity, in regard to your statement about having no resources and having to fund your own classroom, that is NOT true. Third, to the parent who withdrew their child because a first grader lost her finger, do you know the circumstances surrounding that incident? Unfortunately, accidents happen, whether at our school or any other, but this was not due to negligence or incompetence. Finally, as far as the principal is concerned, she has had an INSANE amount of responsibilities on her shoulders with opening a new school. However, I can tell you that she is all about the students. She may seem harsh, but there are times that situations require her to be firm. Parents, before you make a decision based on anything you read here, please go to the school, take a tour, ask questions. Believe me, there are so many good things about this school that I can t fit in this space. Anyway, we would love the opportunity to work with you and your family!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 23, 2014

The school is great and with time it will get even better. My little girl is in 3rd grade and she loves school and my oldest is in middle school. At first she didn't like the school but she's made new friends and likes her teachers. They have done very well in the school. I'm happy with putting them there. My only concern is with the principal because I don't believe she communicates well with parents. She's not very friendly. At one of the events I expected for her to mingle with us the parents and the kids but she was more withdrawn an seemed ready to leave. As a parent I don't want to see a business person running our school I want to see a person who is nurturing. I also witnessed how she scold one of the front office girls and that was real uncomfortable to see. Those girls are super sweet and work so hard. The principal needs to understand they are not students they are adults and is very unprofessional to talk to any of her employees like that. The principal will get more being nicer to her employees and parents. But I don't think she will get it. Regardless my girls love going there and I'm happy with the teachers they've had so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2014

Don't waste your time! You will be treated like s*** on a daily basis. The principal is rude and incompetent. She's very rude to the teachers, parents, and students. There aren't any resources and you're pretty much on your own. You'll spend most of your own money funding your classroom. The kids are unruly and difficult to teach. There is no Dean or school discipline plan. The school runs on donations from the parents. The parents run the school. Fcat scores are low because of the constant turnover of teachers and limited instructional resources. This school will never be able to compete with Hunter's Creek , Waterbridge, or Endeavor Elementary.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 25, 2014

There is no library, no music instruments, no science labs and the principal treats the students like they are in the army. My son had nightmares because of her treatment in the lunchroom. I took my child out of this school when I found out that a first grade kid lost their finger and had to have surgery. I put my kids in their neighborhood school Meadow Woods and they are doing good very good.
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Posted April 17, 2014

I was very reluctant to write any reviews in the beginning of the school year. Since it is a new school, we did not know what to expect. Moving from well established A public school, I was a bit nervous. As the school year is almost over, I can comfortable to say I do not regret the decision of moving my children here. I have an opportunity to volunteer in school on regular basis so I can see they way teachers and administration treat their students. Everyone that I had pleasure to work with is simply amazing. My kids love the school. My son does not complain anymore it is boring and he wants to skip a grade. My child was not happy with the education in public school system. That is why I traded the public school for the Renaissance Charter School at Hunters Creek and I do not regret my decision. All the comments written on this page are based on personal experiences. Every child has different needs. Every parent has different needs. Everyone has different expectations. The best advice I can give you is think what is best for your child as well as you. Go to every school you consider for your child, ask for a tour and ask lots of questions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2014

Excellent school with great teachers. I'm much happier sending my kids here this year instead of in the public system. I have regular communication with my child's teacher and I have easy access to their grades online.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

My children are students at this school they like their teachers but they fear the principal for she leads by fear. She is not a "people person" which is especially important when dealing with children. She does not INSPIRE! I have witnessed her treat the teachers that work for her very harshly. How can teachers help my children when they fear their principal so much?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2014

COMPLETELY DISAPPOINTING. Unfortunately the leadership is not there. Principal is completely all about "business" , you can see the Principal stressed out ergo you do see it in the staff. We (my wife and I ) had a first teacher-parent meeting and principal was present. Principal always looked not interested in the conversation and when she participated she rudely interrupted me not once but three times. Our son's teacher seemed to be without experience. The communication between the teacher and us through e-mails was little to none on her part. I personally e-mailed here several times offering to help and she basically ignored my e-mails, meaning never got a response. Not even an acknowledge of receiving them. My wife tried to set up a second meeting with her. It took 3 weeks for her to "respond", and that is after my wife had sent 2 e-mails to her. Very disappointing. We even had a serious incident involving our son ( which I cannot disclose ) but the result of that was that we HAD to move our son to a different classroom with a different teacher. Can't wait for this school year to end and move him to a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2013

This school is horrible. I was an employee there and I resigned. The leadership is horrendous. There wasn't enough supplies for the students. There were a minimum of 25 students in a classroom. Teachers weren't treated with respect and were expected to take on multiple duties including lunch duty. Keep your child in the current school. By far the worst professional move I've made.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 25, 2013

My granddaughter seems to enjoy her new school and. I plan on volunteering there at least once or twice a week, just waiting for her teacher to set something up, I have also volunteered for the lunch room and the media room as I was a volunteer for many schools and grades up north..


Posted September 11, 2013

Renaissance Charter School at Hunter's is the worst I have seen - we move our daugther from hunters creek elementry to this charter school that was supose to be extremly good - well guess what is not - the staff are very unprofessional,rude and have no idea what they are doing - more than 2 weeks into the school there were no home works sent home or the planner that we had to pay for - they are very unorganized. after we waisted our money on uniform we decided to take our daugther back to her previous school.
—Submitted by a parent


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4140 Town Center Blvd
Hunters Creek, FL 32837
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Phone: (321) 206-3103

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