This is my daughter's second year at Poinciana Academy of Fine Arts. The difference in the students is immediately noticeable. The students are more well rounded human beings. Their appreciation of the arts make them a more critical and creative learner. My daughter comes home creating plays, songs, and art all afternoon. We are very lucky to be able to live in a convenient play to attend this very special school. Staff members and administration has an amazing heart for kids. I'm not sure why this school has a 4 rating on here. The school down the road had horrible test scores much lower than ours and has a 7.
This is my first year with Poinciana and my experience has been wonderful. My daughter is in 3rd grade with Mrs. Spence and she is the BEST teacher around.She cares about all the students as if they were her own and is willing to go above and beyond to assist the students. My daughter loves going to school everyday and has never done as well as this year. Thank you Poinciana and extra thank you Mrs. Spence. The world needs more teachers like you.
I have had students at this school for almost 5 years. What a difference in the school since the beginning. The Principal Mr. Noyez has really gotten the teachers to care about the studnets. I love the school and the teachers and all of the changes.
My daughter attends this school and I have to say It has come a long way! This school improved so much and its wonderful. Mrs. Spence 3rd grade is an incredible teacher. We love her very much. She cares so much for the students and she tries every possible way for them to excel. Mrs Spence is absolutely amazing.. I giver her an A+ and to the rest of the teachers " great job"!
poinciana elementary is an awesome school. i have two children who attend kg and third grade, the have recently added integrated arts and are doing a fantastic job. mr. noyes is a great principle, He is creative in providing all the tools essential for kids to excel. The front office is cheerful and helpful, guidance counselors are wonderful at promoting a healthy and happy school enviroment. i really love this school. Mrs. Rosario great teacher
My kids attend this school since pre-k and they are curently in second grade. I have to say that so fay the teachers my kids have had so fay have been great. I have no complaints about any of them. They are currently in an accelerated second grade class and thay have learned alot. Mrs. Lovett motivates the kids and does not allow them to slow down. I really like this school.
This school is awnful they dont care about the students at all. Parents be ware.
Recently I have alot of problems with this school. I feel as if they are in to big of a hurry to go home for the day. Rushing around and not having time for questions not knowing what is going on in the school, lack of communication with each other and parents. I have called there several times and get transfered from voicemail to voicemail and nobody ever returns my calls. And if you are on campus for some reason the attitudes are unhelpful and makes you feel unwanted on campus and they are not very helpful.
Too much of a teacher turn over rate here. NO communication with teaching staff. Lack of true involvement and failure to get involved in anything additional than what is required, forget challending the gifted! one must decide, do you teach because you love it or teach because it gives a stable job and benefits. And learn to dress appropriate! Set examples. Involvement of Parents since the school has opened is not big. I wonder why. Working, working, i know. However, both the teachers and us parents are guilty because when there are only a small group of volunteers with a huge amount of students, that shows something is wrong. Huge lack of communication. Truth needs to be told - sorry - Need change in teachers and administration, and new policies - maybe it can make its way up the ladder then!
I have my two kids in this school last year.My son was a student under the program ESE, and on this date I feel guilty to move to south Miami.The school in Poinciana, specially this one has been great with my kids.Here my son learns how reach all his goals of learning under his disabilities, but after I move to Miami all this was lost.Believe me the education in Kissimmee is great compare to Dade County.My daughter was in Poinciana Elementary since was open to 4th grade, over here she learns and respect others.The leadership of the principal is always there and he encourages the discipline.I found this good because in Miami is not encourage at all and is a little scare.To add at my review this school is very organized, have good activities and its clean.If was not for the economy situation my kids still attending this school.
Well, my daughter is in Kindergarten. Before she started Poinciana Elementary, she knew 50% more work than what she knows now. I have to admit that the staff at Poinciana are wery friendly. Nevertheless, I am not happy with the classroom performance. I am currently seeking transfer for my daughter. The school has the potential to have a better grade, but it's up to the teachers. They need to recognize the students talents and challenge those talents. My daughter loves to read, but she told ne that she can't read during playtime because the teacher said 'no books during playtime.' Comeon, is that how we are going to encourage kids? Angelina
OK - since the school started in 2003,it has come a LONG way! I think it has improved a GREAT deal by implementing new programs, family oriented and educational. The communication with the parents can be a little better with the teachers but there is an open door policy - with the exception of 'uninterrupted mandatory state reading' hours. Principal is wonderful and had great support staff to assist with his goals. He has taken a school where turnover rate is high and in a community where there could be more parent involvment, and done the best that he can at that time. I am looking forward to a great year at this school and helping out where possible. Everyone needs to help out! It takes a team to raise children!
My daughter is currently coming to poincana. I wouldn't chose any other school in poincana. They have great teachers, great saff and my favorite mr.kenedy
I currently have a 3rd grader and a 5th grader in Poinciana Elementary and I have to say I wouldn't choose another elementary school in this area. Throughout the 3 years in the school it has gradually improved to the great school it is today. There is always room for improvement but the school is definitely in the right track. The teachers are very caring and understand the demographic situation in Poinciana. I only hope my son will get the same in the middle school! Great job to the teachers and administration! Parents please be more involved with your students education - it will pay off!
My child just arrived from upstate.I am very happy with the education she is receiving. The school has very professional teachers.
As far as the principal, you can not get better than Dr. Kennedy! They have great plans and programs for children that need the extra help. As a whole the school has been making great strides in becoming top notch. The caliber of teachers leaves a little to be desired, but unfortunately that is a state wide problem. In this area Poinciana Elementary is by far the best choice!
We Found this to be a very nice school, a large population of hispanic students. Activities are excellent and the teachers and principal are wonderful. Becoming overcrowded with new families moving into the area at an alarmingly fast rate. Moving to another area quickly.
The teachers are good to work with and the principal does a good job overseeing a super overcrowded situation. Let's hope they build 2+ more schools in the area to cope with the growing pains!
I believe the teachers are more adequete and helpful with the children,the school is clean and my kids are happier with the smaller class room size then last year.
As a school trying to adjust to a fast-growing area they are coping just fine. With new kids being enrolled on a daily basis I am amazed how well they have done to accomodate as much as possible. As parent's we need to provide our support to the school and not sit back and watch.
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