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10775 Lake Worth Road
Lake Worth, FL 33449

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(561) 804-3900
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November 05, 2014
This is a very well run school. I currently have 2 children enrolled and have all good things to say. Teachers have always been top shelf. Parents tend to blame educators when their child doesn't do well. I will add I have an older child who did NOT do well at Panther Run. This was not the fault of educators. Not all kids will do well but the school is one of the best.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2014
My kid went to VPK last year at Panther Run. They had two teachers Mrs. Moore in the morning was great and the afternoon teacher was horrible and my kid didn't learn anything in the afternoon. the afternoon teacher had no patience. So glad we are out of there. I was very disappointed and so were many other parents. Some people should not be teachers. We had to get our kid extra help to get caught up because the teacher in the afternoon did not do her job. Binks Elementary and Wellington have better teachers in vpk that care and take the time out not only for the students but for the parents also.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
After 6 years of being at that school I have mixed emotions about it the lunch ladies are rude shouldn't u be able to talk to ur friends and have social hour a Between ur classes well you can't do that here one lunch lady ( that won't be named ) was so rude to me and all my friends I had silent lunch most of the time and it wasent even my class (most of the time) but anyways the teachers are nice my personal favorite was mrs Kenny and mrs.Smith they were always understanding about late homework and rarely ever punished anyone ! We also had a problem with snack but that was when mr.blake was princiable and if u don't know who he is search him up! But overall yes I do recommend panther run

- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2013
pre-k ese is a great program!!!! Mrs. Moore is a wonderful teacher!!! She made the transition for my son very easy!!! Big smiles everyday

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
My child is in pre-k ese and has made more strides than in a year of private speech therapy! The teachers and staff are better thanwe had in private school! Kudos to Panther Run for doing education right!

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2013
I love this school. It was my sons first year here (2nd grade) and the staff was fantastic and he learned so much. Best thing we ever did was get out of Boynton Beach and move to Wellington. PTA is amazing and the administration is very present. It's refreshing to have a principle and vice principle who encourage parental involvement . Simply a completely different caliber of school than what we came from ....,,

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2012
This school was not my favorite. The teachers were very nice (well not all of them). The lunch ladies were very crabby and not nice. We could not even talk with out them yelling at us. Life was crule those 6 years of being a student there. I have had some nice teachers and one mean teacher. I am now in middle school looking back at the horrible years of staying there. I renamed the school "jail". I hope the kids that are to come to this school and those who are to come will have luck of going through these horrible years of their lives. I have to say that middle school is far better then Panther run. Every kid is happy when get out of this school and move on to middle school (exept some kids).

- submitted by a community member
April 15, 2012
We moved from out of state and picked this school before we looked for homes. The teachers have been great. The PTA is very active within the school, and new members are welcome. My kids are in 1st and 3rd and everyone has been extremely welcoming and helpful with our transition. We look forward to the next few years!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2010
Panther Run Elementary School is in Wellington, Fla., around 12 miles west of Lake Worth. Original ZIP codes for this region show "Lake Worth" going that far west, but Wellington is a city and has absorbed that area. The Postal Service, however, did not change the ZIP code. It is Wellington, a larger city than Lake Worth.

- submitted by a community member
June 05, 2010
In response to the previous reviewer, if you look at the 2009 FCAT scores for both Discovery Key and Panther Run, you will see that Panther Run's test scores are overall higher across the board than Discovery Key's scores. This is probably why Panther Run is rated higher than Discovery Key.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
I dont see how this school is getting a 10 out of 10, and is scoring less then Discovery Key in ALL ratings and Discovery Key is getting a 9 out of 10...

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
My three children have received and continue to receive great learning experiences. The Kindergarten-2nd grade teachers are exceptional my children love to go to school because of the fun time they have learning.

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May 05, 2009
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May 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
I strongly am impressed with the use of equipment at this school and how the students are always optimistic with their tasks.

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February 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
I am impressed with the level of commitment that I see everyday from the parents, teachers, administration, and community. My daughter teachers make it fun to learn. For reading Ms. Harris has several incentives to motivate our young readers. Mrs. McMichael is very positive and reinforces a can do attitude. Mrs. Silvestri is always ready to help my daughter! We are so grateful to have these wonderful teachers. And remember nobody is perfect so focus on the good qualities!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2008
I can tell you that I have been to some of the neighboring schools and they have nothing on Panther Run. I can complain about parking, but in the end parking doesn't make the school. What makes the school is the staff and academic achievement. Panther Run continually makes the grade and leads the county in what counts, academic achievement. OK, we could use a bigger parking lot. The point is my kids are getting an excellent education.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2008
I just don't see the excellence that these other parents talk about, I wish I have had the same experiences with my children. And we are so tired of being compared to Binks...Why not say other neighboring schools?All of the schools in Wellington are outstanding which is why most of us reside in this Village. The pick up & dismisal are terrible and unsafe for our children. We don't even have ample parking. I will say that our Principal has made some positive changes, other than that I don't see the great strides of Panther Run.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2008
This is my second year volunteering at the school and I am impressed with the level of commitment that I see everyday from the teachers, administration, and community. Having been at other elementary schools, I can see why this school always ranks at the top.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2008
I have been a Panther Run parent for 9 years with 4 kids and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you Panther Run!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2008
This is a terrific school. We moved to Wellington just to be here. '5 Stars' without a doubt.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2008
I am surprised at the last poster's comments. Panther Run was exceptional in every category last year, especially in dealing with kids with special needs. The current ESE teacher has been there for over 5 years and I attribute my daughter's success to her and the homeroom teacher. I have been very pleased with the educational experience my child has received.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2008
I am a parent with three children in Panther Run. Two of my children are very good students while my third is on an ESE program. IMHO, having viewed the way that both types of students are handled, Panther Run is far more concerned with ensuring that their great students excel and underconcerned with students that need additional help. For example, it took a significant amount of time and effort on our part to ensure that the ESE program was initiated, as well a higher than expected teacher turnover in the program. While you can not expect the teachers to spend a disproportionate amount of time with students who need additional help, they can not simply ignore them either. I hope that the new principle, now with a year under his belt, recognizes that he is responsible for the needs of ALL of his students.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2008
I was very surprised to read anything negative about Panther Run. As you will read through all these reviews, it is very rare to see someone that is unhappy with the school. To our family and others I know, it seems to be getting better and better. It's been an A rated school for years. How can a parent deny that, that is not a good thing. People purposely move around here so that Panther Run is their child's school. As for the media and newspapers....There is something in the local papers at least once a week. The Palm Beach Post and Sun-Sentinel also has run articles and photo's about the great thing happening at Panther Run. Granted, before the new principal things were not as great as they are now. But I would certainly never say that I was ever disapointed academically or otherwise.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2008
We are just so impressed with the quality of education at Panther Run. This school is challenging and my kids love it. We couldn't be happier. My daughter is in 3rd grade and she is learning so much and she is having a great time doing so! she enjoys her teachers...Ms Harris, Mrs. Mcmichaels and Mrs. Silvestri....Thank you so much for all your hard work! Panther Run is a great school. The new administration is visible and friendly. The teachers have high expectations which is why Panther Run is such a high performing school. I think the quality is much better than other schools in the vicinity. We love it!

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January 14, 2008
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December 20, 2007
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November 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2007
Like the last parent comment, I was surprised by the quality of education at the school. The teachers are outstanding and there is little turnover from year to year. our son is enjoying his experience and we look forward to when our daughter starts next year.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2007
This is a five star school all the way around from the cafeteria staff to the principal. Great job Panther Run.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2007
We just moved here from NY (can you believe that?) and are just so impressed with the quality of education at Panther Run. All we were told was to be wary of Florida schools, but we have found the opposite to be true. This school is challenging and my kids love it. We couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2007
Panther Run is a great school. The new administration is visible and friendly. The teachers have high expectations which is why Panther Run is such a high performing school. I think the quality is much better than other schools in the vicinity. My kids love it.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2007
I think the ESE program is terrible. The teachers don't have the time for students who really need the extra time. So what's good is the program? I think too much stress is spent on the FCAT and no time is spent on teaching the kids History and civics.

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June 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2007
Principal leadership - what leadership? Quality of education is very poor. Parents involvement is discouraged, except when the school is consistenly hounding you to open your wallet for contstant fundraising. Fundraising for what? Certainly not for the childrens education. ESE services, what services? There are no afterschool activities nor tutoring for the children.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2007
Panther Run is ran like a business. You are constantly receiving requests to sell things.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2006
school is very unorganized as a whole...few teachers are willing to go the extra mile to help students..gifted program...really what gifted program?

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2006
School is very disorganized, gifted program is ineffective.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2006
Not impressed with the overall organization of the school. Gifted program is horrible.

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March 29, 2006
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February 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
First of all I was not here when we 'voted' for uniforms. It's bad enought all of the children look like sheep in a herd but if you don't tuck in your shirt or wear a belt you get a 'slip up' or are sent to the office. I know that the PTA has extra money in reserves and is holding onto the money. Enough with the pressure of raising $ for fundraisers. Put that reserved money into extracurricular activities. Stop expecting the kids to perform for an A school rating. This is all due to FCAT. Make the school look good and give nothing back to the kids. Last time I checked, this was supposed to be elementary school, not a corporation. The principle cares more about 'going for the gold' than the welfare of the kids.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2005
This is my 2nd year at Panther Run and I am very pleased. The academics are very impressive, although there has to be so much emphasis on the FCAT preparation, but that's with all public schools. The parent involvement is key to the success of the school because the teachers are stretched with no help from aids or any where else, that's a problem. There always seems to be a need for more money which I don't understand because we pay pretty high taxes. There is no extracurricular activity except 4th & 5th grade walking club or aftercare. This is very disappointing. All in all so, far I am pleased.

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November 04, 2005
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September 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2005
I am not please with the way classrooms are assigned. Students are not assigned to classes with children of similar knowledge. Too many children are passed through to the next grade before they are ready by having those parents sign a waiver, however this practice hurts the other children in the class that are performing at higher levels. Children are bored while waiting for others to 'Catch up.'

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August 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2005
Panther Run Elementary has a wonderful academic program and a wide variety of extracurricular activities. I was very pleased with this school. I would recommend it.

- submitted by a former student
July 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2005
Extremely pleased with Panther Run and Project Child. Parent involvement rivals that of any private school. FCAT scores for the school are great, and it is rated an 'A' school.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2005
I have had an overall positive experience at this school with my 3 children for the last 6 years.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2005
ESE program is horrible whether gifted or SLD. Teachers can't be bothered to go that extra step to teach

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April 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
This school is typical of the entire education system. The ESE program is totally ineffective. My child has made no progress this entire year. Their answer is that he has missed too much school. He has missed 14 days, I will take responsibility for those, will they take responsibility for the other 166? I am totally disgusted with the whole system and seriously thinking about Home schooling. Don't think about the public schools if your child is an ESE student!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2005
Dealing with the administration of this school is harder than dealing with the telephone company. The principal is always 'too busy' to contact directly and never returns calls when you try to contact her. G for private school

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2004
Excellent schools, great staff, and lots of parent involvement in this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
Panther Run is a great school because of its teachers, administration, students and parents. There is a unified effort to make sure the students are learning in accordance with the Sunshine State standards and it show on the FCAT results for the school. The overcrowding that is prevelant in all Palm Beach County schools is certainly a factor here, but the volunteer network helps to make things work. There is a new principal for the 2003/2004 school year and she is committed to continuing the excellence in education that has been a long standing tradition at Panther Run.

- submitted by a parent
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Panther Run Elementary School
10775 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL  33449
(561) 804-3900
Last modified Panther Run Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Panther Run Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 59 reviews. Top