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321 Doctor JA Wiltshire Avenue
Lake Wales, FL 33853

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April 21, 2010
I give this school a five star rating all four of my kids have went to Spook Hill love the school!

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June 21, 2009
This is an excellent school both inside and out. The teachers are eager to help and very involved with both students and parents. My child is a 3rd generation student here which I am very proud to say!

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December 11, 2008
after my son being a ese at another school in lake wales for 3 years and getting no help i done alot of thinking and research and decided to move him to spook hill it had to be approved by the school board but with alot of patience and help he was finally approved i have to say it was one of the best changes i have ever made for him not only is he getting the much needed help but he can read now i think spook hill is one of the best school in lake wales there is not enough stars to say here thanks spook hill and all your wonderful teachers !!

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July 26, 2008
I just recently got married and now I have a stepdaughter who attends spook hill and she loves it here!!!!

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July 16, 2007
I have been a spook hill parent for seven years, my daughter just graduated from 5th grade, they have been great years, academically she did great,the teachers are wonderful,for the parent that wrote the PTO is a joke, obviously has not had experience with other schools PTO, Spook Hills PTO runs great and offers the children a lot of extras, for instance Caspers Birthday is free and is funded by the PTO, I also have another child at Spook Hill and would not change schools.I am glad it did not go charter. Spook Hill has had a change over in administration over the years, we now have a good principle and an assistant principle that is strong where discipline is concerned, I would recommend Spook Hill to any parent.

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March 27, 2007
I was very distressed about my daughter attending Spook Hill. Then she was blessed with a very wonderful kindergarten teacher. I am as involved with my daughter's school as I can be with a three year old at home. As the year progressed I started to notice little things that were a little distrubing to me. That is very aggrevating to me because Spook Hill is really trying to become a better school but now it look like it is going down hill again. We are looking at sending her somewhere else next year. The PTO is a joke!

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December 14, 2006
This school has improved tremendusly over the past few years. It's a good thing they never joined the Charter School system because it has been a disaster. The teachers are excellent, especially the reading specialist. She has helped many to catch up to their reading level. Both of my children went to Spook Hill and have done very good in the upper grades. I say thank you Spook Hill.

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April 07, 2004
I am very disappointed that the Principal has allowed this school to deteriorate to the lowest of lows in just a short period of time. For example: * The entire PTO board has resigned * The entire volunteer staff has resigned * The entire SAC committee has resigned * Teacher morale is at an all-time low. * The principal refuses to listen to the parents. Her favorite line is 'That is an administrative decision.' * At the last PTO meeting there were only 5 attendees consisting of three teachers, my wife, and myself. * The principal is a 'ghost' in the school (no pun intended). I visit the school several days each week and I have never seen her outside of the school office.

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August 25, 2003
I have a child in the second grade at Spool Hill. I think it is a great school. I wouldn't want my child to go to any of the other schools in Lake Wales.

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August 12, 2003
My oldest child graduated from Spook Hill in May of 2003 and I have another child currently in the third grade. I was distressed to see the comments posted here by another parent. Under the guidance of the current principal, the school has improved from a Florida State C to a B grade. I have found this principal to be a person of vision, who cares about students, parents and academic achievement. While Spook Hill, like any school, has both strengths and weaknesses, overall I sincerely believe it to be the strongest school in the City of Lake Wales. The teachers currently at Spook Hill are mostly caring committed professionals who want the best for their students. Communication, flexibility, and cooperation between individual teachers and some parents could use improvement. As to the local charter school vote, I too was disappointed with the teachers overwhelming rejection, but that does not at this time reflect poorly upon the performance of the school which has improved each of the five years I have had children at the school. I hope that this issue will be revisited at a future time. I believe there is room for positive change in our PE program. However the dance instruction, which culminates in a Rhythms Program each year, is the shining star of the PE program and teaches skills that can be built upon for a lifetime of physical fitness. I am an advocate for my children and an activist at the school who takes up issues and concerns as they arise with the teachers or the administration. I believe that is more appropriate than bashing the school on a public forum for the mistakes of a few.

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June 18, 2003
My child has just moved on to 6th grade. Our experience with Spook Hill was not good. She had 3 principals in 6 years. This was very confusing for the children. The first principal was great the 2nd was awful! and the third was no better then the second. I feel most teachers at Spook Hill need to retire or move on. Spook Hill would be good to keep about 3 teachers and let the others move on. I built a home in the Spook Hill district just so my child could attend that school. I do feel that was a mistake. I also wish I had sent her to private school rather then Spook Hill. I know personally of at least 4 families who are looking for other schools for their children to attend next year. They are willing to send their children to C & D schools, just so they don't have to attend that school next year. I also think it was a huge mistake for the teacher to vote down charter schools! That just proves how uninformed these 'teachers' choose to be. When the studies prove that Spook Hill is the one elementary school that would benifit the most from that move! The only thing my child learned in the physical education program is to dance. They are unwilling to teach physical education unless you consider the bunny hop physical education.

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Spook Hill Elementary School
321 Doctor JA Wiltshire Avenue, Lake Wales, FL  33853
(863) 678-4262
Last modified Spook Hill Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Spook Hill Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top