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PK-5
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Jacksonville, FL
Students enrolled: 732
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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12731 Abess Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32225

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(904) 220-1260
(904) 220-1264
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July 31, 2014
Excellent school ,Mrs .Rossborough is a great Teacher ,Mrs,Flemings Great teacher and Mrs.Arbor ...so sad we have to move to another zone..

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
My daughter loves this school and as a parent so do I, the teachers are welcoming and very helpful

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2013
My child is not challenged in the classroom and is bored. The home work is at the level expected 2 grades lower. The teacher teaches to the lowest level in the classroom and we are looking for another school where our child will be challenged and pushed beyond very basic skills.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2011
As part of the new re-zoning in the Duval County Public Schools, my daughter was assigned to attend Abess Park next year. We received the invitation for the Abess Park School Open House. We attended the Open House yesterday and our experience was AWESOME!!!. The welcome and harmonious atmosphere was great. All the staff (Principal, Vice Principal , teachers and other support personnel) were most helpful. The school also organized a group of current students from the school to help by providing tours around the school to the prospective new students and their parents. I think that was a GREAT idea! We feel confident and are looking forward to having a great school year for our daughter. Thank You!

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2010
Abess Park Elementary is a fantastic school! My eldest left Abess and went right into Landmark Honors well prepared. My youngest in fourth grade maintains a high grade point average thanks to all of her dedicated teachers. Mrs. Wells knows the students by name and is continuously in the classrooms. Every phone call or note that I have sent in to Mrs. Wells or the teacher was answered immediately and professionally. Children and parents are treated with the utmost respect. Lots of positive incentives for the children. PTA is very involved and supportive. Abess Park is #1!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2010
As a new parent/student I was disappointed at the disorganization and lack of communication at this school, starting with orientation. Orientation lasted about 10 min in the cafeteria, where we were given two handouts concerning PTA. "No" instructions on car rider lanes, parent pick up, daily school running and most importantly no introduction or sight of the principal. Teachers were introduced, we followed a guide to the classrooms where the classroom was is absolute disarray. Parents walked around the classroom for 5 minutes and the teacher said we would go over everything at open house, which happens to be a month after schools starts. Every time I asked to meet with the teacher or get questions answered I was put off until a later date or their was no response. Principal does not return phone calls and doesn't communicate with parents. Very hands off principal.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2010
I couldn't say enough good things about Abess Park. My son adores it, the teachers are kind and caring. The school truly has a family like atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
I can't say enough good things about Abess. My daughter went to Abess from K-5 then to Landmark 6-8 in Honors Academy. She has been accepted into Paxon IB program for high school not just because she is smart but because she was given the academic background she needed to become successful. My other daughter is in 5th now & will be going to Landmark Honors again with the great training from Abess. They have many rewards in place for students that excel in one way or another - academics, attendance, sports, behavior, etc. Last, but not least, they do not tolerate disruptive and poorly behaved students. You can be assured that if there is a safety issue or a child that disupts the class, they will be sent to the office so it does not take away from the other students learning.

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January 20, 2009
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January 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2008
My child attended ABESS Park from K-2nd grade until we moved. I was very dissapointed in the way he was treated along with many other students. The teachers seem to want to have an easy day. They are approachable sometimes, but most of the time rude. The cafeteria, well your child is treated like they are in boot camp. They are talked down to and made to feel like nothing. I know this first hand because I have been there and eaten with him at lunchtime many times. For the few that are pleasant, they are a blessing. (Mrs. Conaway, Ms. Jackie). I am glad we are no longer in this school. My child is doing very well and thriving in the new school. Children should be able to be themselves and not feel that they are a problem, afterall is that not what the teachers are getting paid to do.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 10, 2008
The ESE teachers at Abess Park are wonderful! Thank you Mrs. Walker for making learning for my daughter fun and exciting! The ESE teacher worked extremely hard to make sure that my child's needs were meet! Great school!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2008
This is such an amazing school! I can't say enough positive things about it. What a loving, caring, and safe environment for my children to grow up in. I know that my children are loved, taken care of and have their days filled with learning. What a blessing to have Abess as our school!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2008
My daughter has attended Abess Park since Kindergarten. She is currently in 4th. She was reading with no problems by the 3rd month of Kindergarten. Thank you Mrs. Nehrbass! The teachers have been great every year. The principal is very caring, loving, and knows almost every student by name. I've had nothing but great experiences with this school. Teachers and parents are very involved. I know my daughter will miss this school after next year.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
My daughter has attended Abess for four years. This school strives for your childs sucess. The teachers are wonderful and all of the staff. I would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2008
The Principal and VP @ Abess are very good w/the students and always seem to be so approving and friendly. The teachers are knowledgable and friendly and approachable. The students are clean, sweet and friends w/one another.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2007
I have had the opportunity to observe in the autistic program at Abess this year. I was so amazed at how the teachers and students were focused on a set schedule yet sensative to the children when changes occured. There are many engaging activities to keep these young minds productive and verbally interactive. The love and dedication the staff gave the children was evident very consistent. Every child is treated with respect and guided at their own level to help them achieve growth in all areas of learning and social development. I was amazed at how well the children was intune with each other and the teacher. These children of the autistic program at Abess are very blessed to have this wonderful program and dedicated staff available to them!

- submitted by a community member
October 14, 2007
So far in the year of 2007-08..I have been really disappointed in the ESE program at this school. As long as you are a parent who just drops off, picks up and smile and nods, you will do great. But if you have a concern about your child or what may be hurting them, The staff is extremely defensive. Especially the Site Director.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2007
As a former Abess Park parent and substitute teacher, I can say with experience and confidence that Abess Park is one of the best elementary schools in Jacksonville. Both my daughter and son attended this school and always had fine teachers. My daughter, although now in high school, still misses the school and likes to visit when she can. The teachers and staff are loving and caring, but discipline is enforced consistently which make the students some of the most well behaved elementary kids I have encountered as a sub. The school has a challenging curriculum along with extra curricular activities including chorus, drama club and chess club to name a few. There is also a good program for special needs kids. Parent involvement is high at the school with volunteers on a daily basis. The school is in a safe area surrounded by nice neighborhoods recently developed.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2007
My child has been attending Abess since kindergarten, she is going to the third grade this year. I feel confident that my child is receiving the best attention and education possible when she walks out the door.

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May 23, 2007
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September 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2006
This was a good school when we attended in 2002-2003. The safety level was high, and my child enjoyed his kindergarten experience there. However, wehen we begain 1st grade in Texas, my son was nearly a year behind the other children. Not sure if this was a FL to TX thing, or the school in particular.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2006
Great school. Teachers are attentive to individual students needs. Staff is friendly and very involved in student success.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2006
The involvement of the teachers, principal, office staff, etc. is horrid. No one really seems to care at all about the children and only that their days are as easy as possible. I always feel like I am treated as a nuisance if I ask for information on my child's progress at school.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2006
I like the school and the faculty but I feel more can be done to improve the academic quality of this school.

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January 17, 2006
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January 03, 2006
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October 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
My daughter went to ABES for 4 years. The first three yers were great. Last year, the school really slipped. The 5th grade teachers treated me like an outsider. The now principal Ms. Wells was professional and responsive, but never resolved anything.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2005
I am extremely happy with the academics of this school.They have very good art,music and pe programs.Mrs. Sapp the principal is the most caring,loving principal I have ever seen.She really cares about the children.I wanted my child to have the best education I could get for her, so when we moved out of the area I signed her up to stay there.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
I am very pleased with Abess Park's academic program but the availability of extracurricular activities is very limited. I believe children need both to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2005
We LOVE Abess. Mrs. Sapp is an excellent principal. She is so involved with the students as well as the staff. Thank you all and God Bless! I wish parents would be more involved though. When our son started there 7 years ago there seemed to be much more parent participation then there is now. Is that the general trend with the rest of the schools in Duval county?

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
The quality of academic standard is above reproach and the teacher interaction is awesome. I could not ask for a more caring enviroment for my children.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2005
Strong parental involvement, happy with the extracirricular activities my child participated in.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2004
Abess Park is a wonderful school. I have 3 children there from K-5 and all of the teachers have been wonderful. The office staff is great and the principal knows every child by name. There are so many programs to celebrate the children and make them feel special - Lunch with the principal, student of the month celebration,etc. Parents are always welcomed at the school. This is a great school to have your children attend. We are relocating and hate to leave this school. I have been utilizing this site to research schools in our new location and had to put in a good word for Abess for any parents newly relocating to Jacksonville. A-B-E-S-S that is how we spell success.Go Abess!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2004
My stepdaughter loved abess park and it's teachers. The teachers there worked very hard with her reading and, now in 3rd grade, she is way above her class with her reading skills.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2004
The teachers and support staff at Abess Park take great care in providing a safe and caring atmosphere of learning. They provide our kids with all the tools necessary to prepare them for a bright future. They help the students set and achieve goals while nurturing their strengths and providing assistance in their weak areas. Each child is made to feel special and loved while they receive the best possible education our public school system has to offer. I'm proud to be an Abess Park Parent!

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2004
My daughter is in the 5th grade at Abess Park Elementary and I want to express how satisfy my husband and I have been with the professionalism of the school's staff. Everyone make you feel so special when you go to the school. We wish Abess Park went to the 12th grade.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2003
Every day I fell more blessed to have my child at Abess Park.Her teacher is amazing.Everyone who works there is always soooo friendly.I'm really happy to be part of Abess Park.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
My daughter has attended Abess Park since moving here three years ago. I can't say enough about the school and it's teachers! My daughter went from a shy and average student to a outgoing all 'A' student. The lessons are challenging and way ahead of most schools. The principal is such a wonderful person and is so close to all of the students. The thing we hate the most is the fact that my daughter is in her last year here and we will miss the dedication that we have felt here.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2003
Our son attended K-5 at Abess and loved it. Our daughter is now in her 4th year at Abess Park in the 3rd grade and enjoying it as well. I think that the school provides all the necessary tools for learning in a kind and loving environment. I also believe that parents need to be involved in their childs learning experience and can't expect the school to do it all. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
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Abess Park Elementary School
12731 Abess Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL  32225
(904) 220-1260
Last modified Abess Park 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.
Abess Park Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top