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PK-5
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Lake Worth, FL
Students enrolled: 1,078
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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7001 Charleston Shores Boulevard
Lake Worth, FL 33467

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(561) 357-1800
(561) 357-1850
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September 26, 2013
Great school with positive communication between the faculty and parents. The school is in great and safe neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2013
First year at Manatee and both my son and I LOVE it! His first grade teacher - Mrs. Bauer - was instrumental in catching him up (poor experience in a Broward school for Kindergarten). He is more than ready to go to 2nd grade now. Also, the aftercare program that Ms. Patty runs is AMAZING! My son doesn't want to leave at the end of the day. He is also enrolled in the summer camp and I can't say enough wonderful things! My son loves getting up and going to camp every morning! Thank you Manatee! We love you!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
My son is in 4th grade in manatee for me is the best school,because the teachers are the best and always help my son when he needs.Thank you for teaching my son everything he knows

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2013
This year my 3rd grade son had a great reading teacher that had to leave at the at the beginning of the year for personal reasons, the replacement is a young teacher with little experience that cannot handle the kids as she should. There are a few teacher that are rude with the kids (computer and media) and even the people from the cafeteria always look upset. Coming from out of state I really noticed the difference, Manatee is a good school but definitely could be better.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2012
Overall school is great. Some great teachers and some not so great teachers. The current principal is unprofessional. Wonderful students!

- submitted by a community member
June 19, 2012
I think manatee is a great school with great edjucation and safety.There are some great Manatee teachers however some of the staff can be very rude and use foul language and make fun of the kids especialy if they are shy or very smart .

- submitted by a community member
January 26, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
I am a former teacher who worked under the current principal there at Manatee and I must say that she is an asset to any school or organization she chooses to work for. She is truly dedicated and highly capable of pushing those children to new heights. She also remembers that they are children and need that nurturing that the parent spoke about earlier; addiontally her high expectations for staff along with her support adds to the rapport she had always had as a leader. I am proud to see her excelling as I always knew she would.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 03, 2009
Manatee is a wonderful neighborhood school. They have excellant caring teachers.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 15, 2009
I give it all the stars possible! They push the kids academicaly while nuturing their characters. The teachers have work with me and my son wakes up happy to go to school. Excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2009
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May 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2009
Principal quality and involvement has declined. Response from principal is skim to none.notn as effective as prior principals. i love this school, but the head needs to change Principal rating ..2 stars..

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2009
Fantastic teachers was a great neighborhood school! However, all extracurricular activites have been non-existent this year. Wish the new admin. would feel appreciative about the strong parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 24, 2009
My son is in first grade and I have to say that I have nothing but great things to say about the school. The staff is welcomong, caring and competent. My son loves to go to school and he is learning academically way ahead what I would have expected.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 14, 2009
awesome school and teacher!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 15, 2008
I have had two children at Manatee. This is an awesome school with staff and faculity that goes above whats asked. I would recommend this school highly!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2008
Manatee elementary is awesome, mainly due its fantastic teachers! Our daughter is in 2nd grade & she is thriving, being challenged academically, and is nurtured and cared for at the same time. manatee provides a safe, hard-working, warm and thriving learning environment!

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2008
My daughter has been going to Manatee since Kindergarten. The school is well organized and informative. The teachers are knowledgeable and dedicated. There's alot of parent volunteer and participation in this school. Plenty of fundraiser events to get the children and families involved in the community. The students have done very well on FCAT every year. The school 5th grade patrols are courteous and helpful. This school really helps shape the students to be a moral and responsible young adults.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2008
How many administrators do you know that come to 99% of the schools functions? Mrs. Churchill-Jones, Mr. Peccia and their secretary Mrs. Sosa were at the read and run marathon this past weekend. They stood on the side lines and cheered on every kid that went by (even the ones from different schools). We are blessed to have such supportive administration here at manatee. Mrs. Churchil-Jones door is always open. I encourage everyone that has had negaitive posts to go in and speak with her one on one. You will find that she is one of the nicest people you will ever come in contact with. She has one main concern and that is OUR children. How can you not admire that! As far as the 'rumor makers' you know who you are. Youre not fooling anyone. Your just wasting your time and making yourselfs look bad.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2008
Manatee is a good school there is always room for inprovement in any school. I believe this because, we are all human and there is room for improvement in all our lives as individuals. So, before critizing Mrs. Churchill Jones please consider your own envolvement in your childs discipline and academics. I have found the staff and Mrs. Jones work together well. they together display more professionalizm than the previous administration. The only complaint I have is that the parents volunteering wouldn't let their egos get in the way of be friendly and thoughtful to all children and there parents,under every cicumstance.!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 10, 2008
My daughter and son are both students at Manatee. I myself am a parent and teacher at this school. I am proud to say that I was one of the original teachers to open this school in 1994 and am thrilled to be back. I have worked at several schools with many adminstrators. Mrs. Churchill-Jones is right up there with the best of them. There are few principals that when they visit a kindergarten room sit right down on the rug to enjoy a lesson with the kids...she does! She is approachable, promotes professional development, and is eager to build a team atmosphere at this school. We are quite fortunate that Dr. Johnson appointed Mrs. Churchill-Jones to be the leader of this already awesome school. Stay positive it is contagious!

- submitted by a teacher
December 09, 2008
I am a parent with two boys at Manatee .I am thrilled that our new administration is supportive of our teachers and parents. Mrs. Church-Hill Jones is proactive and interested in professional develoment to make our school the best it can be. I appreciate that we had administration supporting our children at the Read and Run Marathon wishing them well before the run and greeting the kids as they came in to the finish line at the Read and Run Marathon December 6th. Thanks Manatee!

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2008
I am a parent who is very pleased with the new principal. I have had nothing but positive experiences with Ms. Churchill-Jones. She is easy to talk to and always makes time to hear what the parents have to say. I know for a fact that some of the things parents are saying are NOT true. They do not have their facts straight. The rumormill is crazy right now and causing mass hysteria which is not necessary.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2008
I have worked at Manatee through the last three principals and never once have felt 'threatend' nor 'intimidated' by any staff or administration. Yes, we have a new administration and for only being 3 months into a school year I believe they are doing a great job. We are all adjusting to the new staff but I have yet to have a negative thought about any staff or administration who works here. This is a great school, with great teachers, and an administration who I believe will keep our school just as great as it has been the past few years.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 21, 2008
On behalf of teachers at Manatee, we would like to say that under the new administration teachers are encouraged to teach in line with the latest research and are given the professtional development that has been missing for so long at Manatee. We are disappointed that our parents cannot support this administration as we have. In the past, teachers have not been allowed to exercise creativity and the students have suffered because of it. Please support your children by supporting the school and it's administration as it moves in the direction that will take Manatee to the next level.

- submitted by a teacher
October 22, 2008
Watch what you wish for! I was not thrilled with the old administration. But after experiencing the current mess, I wish they could come back. The new principal is trying to fix things that weren't broken and things like the fine arts continue to be in adequate. I'm pulling my kids out next year and came on the sight to compare my options.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2008
For the first time since Mantee opened, I fear for the teachers and students. The new principal has no idea what she is doing and it is a shame to see such a great school go down the drain.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2008
I attended Manatee Elementary School from grades K - 5. I graduated in 2006. I think that the school can really achieve a higher level of excellence with the new Principal (Mary Churchill-Jones).

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
I am back with an update review. I am pleased to say that we now have a new principal, Mary Churchill-Jones! Already since she has arrived my opinion about Manatee has improved immensely! I was not happy with the previous principal. The assistant principal, Pat Mangiafico, did all the work anyway! I feel the new (and remaining old) staff @ Manatee will bring new and improved change

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January 23, 2008
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November 26, 2007
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September 10, 2007
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July 03, 2007
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September 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2006
This is a wonderful school. I have two daughters 1st & 3rd grades. This was our first year here and I love it. The teachers and staff are great.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2006
Very good academic program. A school for several years. Several classes at each grade level. Available of aftercare SACC program with many activities in place. Parent involvement is high which accounts for A rating partially.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2006
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- submitted by a administrator
August 20, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
August 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2005
My son graduated, with honors, from Manatee Elementary School this past May 2005....He attended this school for 2 years and was very scared to 'change' schools having been in private from K thru 3rd grades....My family's experiences with this school have always been incredible....The teacher's, principal and entire staff are very caring, compassionate, and 'devoted' to making sure that our children get the very best education possible....Mrs. Weissleder was his teacher this past year who co-taught with Miss Harap....These 2 teacher's truly made my son's 5th grade year 'awesome' (in his words) and helped him to become a better student and person....I would recommend that if you are given a choice of where your children can attend Manatee is the best!

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2005
Excellent school. Teachers and administration are awesome. They offer a great curriculum

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July 13, 2005
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April 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2004
I think that Manatee Elementary is a great school. It has been a consistent 'A' rated school and the teachers I have had experiences with are outstanding. I have had children in kindergarten, first, second, and third grades and I would highly recommend it to anyone new to the area. My son was in third grade this past year and was very well prepared for the FCATS and to continue on in 4th grade as well.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2004
I sent my two children to Manatee and they absolutely loved it. The teachers were great and they scored very high test scores.

- submitted by a parent
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Manatee Elementary School
7001 Charleston Shores Boulevard, Lake Worth, FL  33467
(561) 357-1800
Last modified Manatee Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Manatee Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top