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K-8
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Kissimmee, FL
Students enrolled: 1,281

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510 Campus Street
Kissimmee, FL 34747

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September 14, 2014
We arrived in Celebration last year and ever since my children were very well received by students , teachers and school officials . So I have to thank everyone for their dedication .

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2014
I love this school this school do sent get mad if you get confused the principal is so nice the teachers do picnic days everyday I pick my child up from school everyday and we go together to get ice cream what I'm surprised is that the food funrasier they do mother and daughter or son pizza diner for free and pasta and meatballs I love this school just don't put your child on the bus the buses are out of wack

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2013
Like Celebration itself, everything here is about appearance. This school cares only about their rating, meaning FCAT test results. Test results are more important than actual learning. They are teaching children to game the system, by giving out free breakfasts when FCAT testing is going on. The "gifted" program consists only of extra homework. They can't even skip the regular homework if they are more advanced, so it's not different homework, but extra homework. There's no one going above and beyond here. The principal Rene Clayton is awful. She doesn't have the slightest interest in listening to parents. There's a police office ON CAMPUS, and Ms. Clayton regularly has the police officer respond to parent complaints in order to intimidate, rather than responding reasonably. This school gets 1 bonus star because we had a great Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Loboda. Do not send your kids here thinking that rich Celebration will provide a good education. Like the rich, the appearance of being good is all that matters here.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2013
Great staff who truly do try to ensure every child is treated with respect and given every opportunity to realize their potential.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2013
I love Celebration School and disagree wholeheartedly with the negative reviewers. My eldest son has attended this school for six years and my youngest for three years. We have been very fortunate to have excellent teachers each year. My boys both love the school as well. Is it perfect? No, but what school is? They do an amazing job with the resources they have. As for teaching to the FCAT, it is what it is. The kids need to be successful on the test, so the teachers are under tremendous pressure to assure that they are. Until a better system is implemented, they have no choice. Unfortunately this is out of the hands of the school. The principal is not your touchy feely warm fuzzy kind of person, but she's darn good at her job. Everything she does is for the good of the students and their education. One last note - Celebration K-8 School has an amazing, very active PTA. They are able to sponsor many wonderful programs and activities throughout the school year. If you choose this school for your children, please consider getting involved! There are too many parents who like to complain but never show up or get involved. This is a school and community that I am proud to be a part of.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2013
My school can improve the staff and i do not like the school as much as they would like me to. Also the principle says we are a blue ribon school but I do not feel this way because the principle and the dean and the vice principle are all not as nice as they say they are by a long shoot.

- submitted by a community member
March 19, 2013
No more gifted classes :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2012
I can say that I entirely agree with the thorough review, last but one. Considering this is a public school in Osceola county, this school does an excellent job and tries hard to meet all the needs of its students. After one year at Celebration K8, I can say that my son's teacher this year was among the most dedicated and innovative teachers that I have encountered.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
honestly after reading all these comments this school sounds horrible :/ c(o.oc) :O >:D :p

- submitted by a community member
January 26, 2012
We have been her for 2 years now, we have multiple students so I can post an honest thorough opinion. I will say that I think that a Student needs excellent teachers, a good curriculum and strong support from their parents to obtain a strong education. While I think that the Florida School system (FCAT based curriculum) is flawed vs. the State that we moved from, it is a decent curriculum in general, I just don't agree with a lot of ways they teach just to pass the FCAT, the effort could be better utilized. PROS: Teachers are Excellent (We have had 3 I rate as A+, 2 = Bs), Parents are pretty involved and each room has a parent that comes in regularly, the Tech-Up program aims to get computers into the school, there is a gifted program, speech programs, good student body, and the facility is great! CONS: I have never met the Principal and see very little communication from her , there are no set Parent/Teacher Conferences (teachers are very open to meeting with you), there are few to no after school activities (like movie nights, carnivals, parent/student dances, etc.), also due to the budgetary constraints of the school/County the grounds are a bit neglected.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2011
My daughter was in her class the kids were playing around a kid joking around hit her, so my daughter lightly slapped him back ofcourse the teacher did not see the boy hit my daughter but saw my daughter hit the boy My daughter was taken to the office where she sat for over 2 hours before calling me. The principal left me a voice message saying that your daughter did this ect...She said she is done She has all her stuff and you need to come pick her up. And if you dont pay the $5 she owes she will not be able to go to the 8th grade, mind you he repeated the $5 on the message 3 times. She was so worried about the $5 that he did not care about the student; Hence there was a small scratch on a book that they charged her for. The Principal took my daughter to clear out her locker and said where is the book u have to pay for? Wow really? She also said i could have u pay more but..... Comes to show u that the $5 they charged me for nothing was more important than my childs education there is 6 days off school left but they suspended her anyway. I called the principal after having to leave work and he was rude wouldnt listen to me and just kept taking loud and very unprofessional

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2011
My son was involved in an incident at school on Friday afternoon but this isnt the issue. This morning I received a call from the principal saying We called your son's classroom but the teacher said he wasnt in class" This was at 8:49am. I asked her to give me a call either way. 20 minutes pass by no phone call. While waiting I decided to drive around the neighborhood just in case I notice anything out of the norm. Im panicking because I dont know whats going on. I then drive to school because I still hadnt heard back. When I arrive he is in the office. I asked him "Where you in class?" He said yes. I go into the office where the principal and asst principal are and asked "Why didnt you at least call me to let me know he was here". Her response in a very nonchalant tone was. I hadnt got around to it. I was livid. I told her you do not call a parent stating their child is missing and not let them know it was a mistake. I believe school officials need to work together to ensure success with students education. This is the first time I ever met the principal but we are definitely off to a bad start. I feel she is unprofessional and uncompacionate.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2011
My opinion about the school and staff of this school is poor. I believe that to have a good chance of being in good terms with the principal of the school you should be a brownnoser to her otherwise your children will pay the consecuences. The staff is careless with the children but they will pretend infront of the parents that they do care for them. Overall to me the principal of the school is another Fidel Castro but in the united States of America the place where our children could have an education it all depends on our dictator if they could stay or not in "her" republic. If you would like your children in this school then WELCOME TO CUBA...

- submitted by a community member
September 13, 2011
This is school is fantastic for typical students. They do well catering to gifted students and average students. However, if you have a child with special needs or who is struggling, they will not work with the students. The asst principal has been heard making remarkng about having to take the homeless students from the hotels in a deragatory voice.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
Because my daughter has had the best teachers for the 3 years she is going to the Celebration School and because the principal Dr. Kennedy is the most dedicated and caring. Parents, PTA and community in general are participants in the school progress.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2010
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- submitted by a teacher
December 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Celebration School has a great staff and parents who care about their kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 20, 2009
My 2 sons love this school and so do I. From the education to the teachers, they have really developed my kids education and the way they express themselves. Both of my sons are A or A/B Honor Roll since they have been in this school. We moved to Kissimmee 3 years ago. The main reason we have stayed has been because of Celebration School. I've even taking time away from my profession, and it has been well worth it. I would like to thank the teachers and the Principal for all their hard work and effort. It is greatly appreciated. I also want to thank Jose and everyone involved in the Celebration Little League. They are great! Their games and practices are held right at the Celebration School fields. My boys have truly excelled in all areas since they have been in this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
Celebration is going above and beyond to giving the best education to my daughter. I feel blessed that she has this opportunity and the staff... they are the BEST... thank you Celebration K-8...

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2008
The school is a bad learning area for kids. They've had many problems with bullying and to many kids teasing, taunting, etc. other kids.I will not send my kids back there next year!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 25, 2008
When I went there I was treated as unwanted becuase I was not high class. No one ever talked to me until I got my glasses off. Don't go here. It is your worst dream!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
November 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
September 18, 2006
We have a good level of parental involvement. The school is one of the best, if not the best, in the county and is extremely safe. The administration has always been available to speak with when needed. For the two years my children have attended, the teachers have been caring and have shown a positive attitude towards educating the children. The county system has many issues, although the school has seemed to excel past most of them.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2006
my daughter attended k-1 here. She loved it, the teachers are excellent. I could not have asked for a better start to my daughters education. We would still be there if not for a move out of state.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2006
I love this school. It sounds great!

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2006
Both my sons lovedCelebration School- Wish they still attened versus the school they attend in Massachusetts--

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
My kids are in Kindergarten and 3rd grade here. Just a great school. Lots of parents with a false sense of entitlement have their kids at this school. They don't know how lucky they have it. As good as any school anywhere. Great teachers, administrators, kids, and parents.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2006
My children have attended Celebration School for 3 years. There are just as many problems at this school than any other school. There is a lot more violence and drugs at this school than other schools my kids have been to. Maybe this is due to the fact that the majority of households have parents that both work full-time. Academically the school is great.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2005
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September 01, 2005
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July 12, 2005
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July 01, 2005
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July 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2005
Celebration School has incredible teachers that truly care about their students. It is a rather 'ritzy' area, and tends to bring in the student (and parent) population that can be overwhelming and demanding on the teachers. The school has been through A LOT of administrative change over the past several years, which, in turn, has turned over some phenomenal teachers. I have mixed feelings about this school as both a former parent and teacher there.

- submitted by a teacher
May 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2005
I have a 2nd grader that currently in this school and this is really a good school. Sad to say that this area it's just too high to live in.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2005
Celebration school seems to be in the perfect community, but not a perfect school. My youngest who is in 4th grade has struggled alot in this school and the thinss that my 7th grader tells me about his teachers are not good. They will not let you into a class to see how they teach so all I can do is listen to what my kids have to say about the school. It's a 'A' rated school but has very little as far as music and the arts is concerned and almost no after school activities.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2005
We have been very happy with the teachers and academics at this well rounded school. Lots of parent involvement make it a warm and wonderful environment.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 10, 2005
Terrific school! Private, teachers are helpful and safe area for the students attending there.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
My daughter started Kindergarten this year and we could not be happier! The teachers are wonderful and my child is learning so much. I realize that you cannot please everyone all the time, but my advice is to give the school a try and keep an open mind. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. FYI...the parent that said Kindergarten is overcrowded has me confused. My daughter's class only has 17 students!

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March 31, 2005
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March 31, 2005
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March 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2005
Although the facilities are great and the school recieves the best, there are alot of politics involved and discrepancies in the who's who of Celebration. Out of zoned children are treated very diffrently than the children that are residents and its unfortunate to say but the same rules do not appply. The staff, starting with the dean, guidance counselor, including the Principal are very one siding and only interested in maintaining thier great reputaion while sweeping the prejudices under the rug. THINK TWICE before enrolling your child here.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2005
Beware! Just because Celebration School is one of the best ranked schools in the county, this does not make it a great school. I have two kindergartners and I was very disappointed with the school. The teacher ratio and turnover is appalling, and there are many other children being bought into the school from outside the district. Why are we bringing in students when the ratio is already too high? The children who are advanced are being held back by the children who are not.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2005
my kids do great in the school but some teachers are unexperienced and vice principal is quick to defend but not retrain or inform teachers of correct policies and procedures.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2005
When looking for a great school, i look for parental involvement. Celebration is great. They strongly encourage it and you can see this on a day to day basis. It adds a comfort level while attending a public school that I have only found in private schools. The academics and tools given are good too. My kids enjoy going to school and learning. This is definitely a plus. The school is definitely becoming of the neighborhood and town. I have been very pleased.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2004
Our child attended Celebration school for one year and it was a nightmare. The teachers act like high schoolers and promote negative feelings amongst the children. They are a pack of clucking hens and can be very cruel and infair. The administration merely turns its head and sweeps any problems under the rug, rather than deal with them. As far as the academics if you want your child to be challenged, then this is not the school for them. If your child has trouble grasping studies at a fast past pace, then again this school does not work. They teach in a rote and boring manner and do not care if the kids are learning, FCAT is all that matters. If your child is bright, they are bored, if your child cant keep up they are left behind. In our ten years early childhood education, Celebration is the worst by far.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2004
Great School. Teachers really put forth the extra effort and dedication needed for our children to be successful!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2004
Celebration is the best school in a mediocore district.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2004
This is a new school with potential. My son is very happy here, transfering from another Central Florida 'grade A' school. The exceptional education area is lacking teachers with experience. There is also alot of small town politics wrapped up in the school - favortism for children of SAC members, religious leaders and local business owners. These kids are pretty much allowed free reign to terrorize the other children. As long as you steer your child away from the protected class, the school experience can be rewarding.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2004
I am currently a student at Celebration School. Most of our teachers are very experienced and helpful with the students. Also the school has a good discipline system while still giving the students enough freedom to make them feel comfortable. If the nre High School is anything like the k-8, then it's going to be very succesful and will defenitely be my top choice.

- submitted by a student
January 21, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
December 10, 2003
This is by far one of the worst school administrations that I have ever seen. Rumors of the new Celebration High School and how good it was made all parents run to it and enroll their children. The administration have absolutely no student accountability at all, Students walk on and off of campus at will and the admin does not even feel the need to notify the parents of this factor.. IF they notice it themselves. I have had to go in and issue complaints because of irresponsible record-keeping on the schools part many times...If they have already given up so early into the year, who is watching our children there???

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2003
My children attended Celebration school for one year. We moved to the area from another state, and chose Celebration because of the *A* rating from K-12, and we were impressed with the school tour. We were horribly dissapointed! My children were in advanced placement in the previous state we lived in, and after a year of calling the school, (most of the phone calls were not even returned)after one year the testing was still not complete! I had to go get their records from the Osceola school board, and after reading through the evaluations, they were full of incorrect information, even though I had given them all the correct information more than once. I also found the school counselors to be very rude and dismissive. As far as the *impressive* school tour goes, I found out that most of the promises made turned out to be false. We were told that we were able to access our child's work/progress by internet. False. We were told the school subscribed to several online magazines and information networks that our child could access online for homework research or at the school library. False. The list goes on and on. I did like most of the teachers and found them to be dedicated, but even speaking with them, they had serious problems with the administration and felt they were not getting the support they needed from the school. I talked with many other parents at the school, and only one said she loved Celebration school. All of the others have had serious problems. We were so unhappy that we moved into another school district, where we are much happier. The new school called Celebration to question them about the gifted testing they did on my daughter and I was told they were very unhelpful. surprise surprise.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
This is a great! school. ALL the staff is wonderful! Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a community member
August 31, 2003
We find that celebration elementary school is quite rigid in it's disipline. Allthough disipline is very important, if your child doesn't completely conform from the first day and fit inside the 'box' they are very quick to use the label 'A.D.D.'. Very dangerous and misused, especially if your child is very bright and allready bored with the curriculum. A quick, sloppy solution versus coming up with positive solutions. The administration tends to be scattered in their information. You will get a different answer from basically every person you speak to. From the simple and mundane questions to ones of great importance. In regards to advanced placement of your child there is a huge gap. Our neighbors child was placed in advanced classes merely on a glance of his report card ( the counselor was overbooked with appointments and in a rush) but we were told by this same counselor that testing was needed and that it would take a year to reach a conclusion. Not only was she rude and abrasive, she was in a big hurry and unwilling to answer our questions or look at our childs records, it was like pulling teeth. When we mentioned our neighbors situation the counselor vehemently denied it and informed us that we were flat out wrong. We have since then found out that the same kind of quick placement happened to another child. We can't help but wonder how many more times this has ocurred. Interestingly enough our child has consistent straight A's through out his school career, good to excellent behavior, and was tested a year ago with superior results in academics, and no indication of A.D.D.. This is a huge problem, especially for the bored, bright student. We as parents are already frustrated. We had hoped that Celebration's glowing credits where real but we are finding out that things are not necessarily what they seem. We will stay active in our child's school and monitor the school closely. Unfortunately our child will have to go through the rigours of a lot of testing during the year to qualify for advanced placement. I ask why, when he just took the same tests over the last year and passed with flying colors. You would think that the school would want to spend the money elsewhere. This is definitely not a good running start.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 11, 2003
We are so happy in this school. We have gone all over the Central Florida area, looking for a public school that far surpasses 'average'. We have found that in Celebration. My children are happy, excited about learning, and are not worried over popularity here. People just 'get along'. Amazing what active parents and educated teachers can do, not even to mention these bright and courteous students! This is a close-knit community and it has made all the difference.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2003
This is a horrible school. The new high school is in a very poor area. Also the school is mored designed for the upper class. You have to pay for tickets to watch students play sports. There is more. But this is not as good of a school as it seems. I would favor new management of the School. The High School not being near a hotel (you can research robberies and such and find out that upper class hotels are the problem areas) and better staff.

- submitted by a community member
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Celebration School
510 Campus Street, Kissimmee, FL  34747
(407) 566-2300
Last modified Celebration School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Celebration School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 73 reviews. Top