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K-5
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Lake Worth, FL
Students enrolled: 847

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3550 Lyons Road
Lake Worth, FL 33467

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(561) 491-8200
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November 02, 2012
UPDATE TO: "Recently transferred our two kids to DKE from Coral Reef" posting. Wanted to add feedback based upon second year at school and call out the fact that the bulk of the initial low ratings for the first year were based upon experiences with specific 4th grade class, which were very similar to the other postings (apathy, frequent substitutes, slow/no response to parent questions or meeting requests, etc.). That said, 5th grade this year has been a 100% turnaround for the positive. This year's team of teachers my child has are exceptional. They are organized, communicative, and energetic. My child is excited to go to school every day and is really progressing academically so far this year as a result. Well done!

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2012
My son has been at DKE since Kinder and is about to finish his 5th grade year. We have had a wonderful experience with all our teachers. If your child wants to learn, the teachers provide an excellent source of education. My son has always received A's and has scored 4/5s in FCATs. And yes, there is Reading Counts, Science Fair, 100 days, fieldtrips, etc. We celebrate EVERYTHING, and bring our children together to enjoy school spirit. There is room for parent involvment, not only with PTA but also in the classrooms, the teachers welcome you. We have had changes this year with our report card system, and no, I do not like nor agree with it, but guess what, this is coming to all the Palm Beach Elementary schools next year, at least that is what I was told. I find that system to not encourage our achievers, but I guess the district likes all children at a "proficient" level so no one feels left out. Not realisic in my book, but I don't run the district, so my choice was to leave DKE if I wanted to, but I stayed, and I'm glad, my son has two wonderful teachers who have helped my child exceed! Overall, besides the new grading system, I rate the school as an "A"....I mean, "EX"

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2012
I agree these reviews must be from past parents. My daughter came to this school in grade 2 and she is in grade 4 and we are looking for a school to send her to for 5th because it wont be here. 4th graders have 2 teachers and good luck if you can make it through the week without a sub. On most weeks she has a sub AT LEAST once but usually 2 or 3x a week. Her teacher even took off an entire week for her bday. I scheduled a conf in the beginning of the year, its February now, just now got acknowledged. My daughter was being bullied on the bus, when I spoke to the Vice Prin she made it clear that this wouldn't be tolerated and if it kept happening the child would not be able to ride the bus. I felt reassured until I found out 2 weeks later my neighbor was complaining to the VP because her child was being bullied by the same child so obviously its not being taken seriously. In DKE's defense my daughters 2nd and 3rd grade teachers were great. I've always had additional educational support (private teachers, Kumon) but this year seems to be going downhill. And this year they have implemented a generalized grading so its not A,B,C, its ways more primitive like P/F.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2011
Discovery Key is an excellent school. My two children were at New Horizons Elm. in Wellington last year when we moved down and that schools fails in comparison to Discovery Key. We are so happy we bought a house in this schools boundry. Great people and great area!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2011
All Three of my children attended (one still attending) DKE. It is a Science based school. This has helped my older children immensely in their studies. I also love the teachers, the support team the aftercare program. Overall great school.

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January 12, 2010
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August 28, 2009
My son is in the first grade, love the school, love the teachers, loved Mr. Sills but now there is a new principal and he's already causing issues with drop off and pick up. Myself and others have seen this new principal blow up at parents already and we are in week 2, not very professional and setting a not so good message to our kids. Drop off in the morning is so backed up on to lake worth road it's a mess. I hope this improves over the next few weeks and hope the new principal develops a personality too. Mel

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August 11, 2009
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no rating November 07, 2008
I disagree with the drop off and pick up. I have a child that is in the Autism cluster at Discover Key. I often see the principal, Mr. Sills meeting the children in the moring and has also walked my daughter to class when I running a minute behind schedule. I love this school and 'Mr Sills'.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2008
I have worked at Discovery Key Elementary since it opened and wouldn't think of going any place else. The parents, students and faculty and staff are such a delight.

- submitted by a community member
no rating July 09, 2008
I have worked at this school for four years. We have a wonderful staff as well as fabulous families that support us each day.

- submitted by a teacher
June 12, 2008
It is a joy to work at this school. The administration is supportive, the parents are incredible, and the students are wonderful to teach. The school environment is positive and learning really is fun here.

- submitted by a teacher
April 21, 2008
The teachers that my children have had were equally excellent in their teaching skills, discplinary procedures and most importantly the equality in which they treated each student. The principal is excellent and the vice principal is catching on. Each year, the school gets better and better.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 28, 2008
The drop off and pick up is crazy. there is often no adult helping children to cross the parking lot. i guess we trust anyone who can drive. my child has a LD and we have problems with him not getting the help he deserves and being punished alot . i would like to see more positive desipline. Children need recess. It helps them cope with stress , gives them excercise and helps them meet friends which help with emotional selfesteem.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2007
I also agree that the parking is out of control and needs to have a better system. Personally the vehicles that drop off the circle should have so compassion to the parents that accompany their children to the school, when crossing in the morning there is no need to speed. We are all going to the same place! And kudos to the traffic cop that looks out!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 15, 2007
I do like the school in general. I feel though the parking/pick up line needs to be revamped. Its out of control and nothing gets changed.

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August 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 31, 2007
This school is still too new, I feel that so much more is needed. I do believe that FCATS are important but there is so much more to schooling than that. There is too much concentration the entire year and therefore, lacking other important subjects to cover. Not to mention the athletic department, this school has a very talented coach but gym is very limited.

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May 09, 2007
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March 21, 2007
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June 15, 2006
This is a great school. Both of my kids attend this school and love it. The curriculum keeps them busy and there is always something going on. They go on field trips, have fun days, reward parties or incentives and this keeps school fun for my kids and makes them want to go to school and learn. This is a change from the last school they attended. That's for sure. Everyone I have ever dealt with, from Principal to teacher to other volunteers, have been wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2006
This school is excellent. The principal is very involved and dedicated. He is what make the school and even better place. The school is an A rated school and has everything new and up to date.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2006
This is a Science Focus School. They use science to spark student interest. Many hands on activities. Good kids. Caring families and teachers.

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May 09, 2006
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April 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2006
I feel fortunate to have my son at DKE. Mr.Sills and his staff are wonderful. the school has an open door policy so I can eat lunch with my child any day I want to. They are very involved in Science, and they do experiments inside the lab and they have an outdoor classroom and a pond where they do experiments. My son is on first grade and he already knows how to develop an experiment, i.e. hypothesis, theory, conclusion, etc. The PTA is strong, and for the past 4 years we have raised more than 150k to donate to the school.DKE even has a sister school that we donated supplies to. It is an A school.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2006
Wonderful, nurturing school. The teachers have a true interest in educating the kids. Very family oriented!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2006
Parents are very much involved in this school.There is a great gropu of teachers and the Principal is always available for help. There are many good teachers also and the school is always clean and organized.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2006
Discovery Key is a Science Magnet school that places a heavy emphasis on the sciences and nature.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2005
Mrs demmery is awesome! she is right up there in the ranks with mrs saberson! now thats teachers that need to be cloned. This is where our thanks lies this thanksgiving season. Thank you! parents of a current student! :-)

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September 29, 2005
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August 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
Discovery Key is the best school my kids had been to. The teachers are wonderful and give kids lots of knowledge. When we were looking to build our new house I had picked this area because of DKE.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2005
Excellent school. Moving to florida from nj, I was nervous about my sons education. Discovery key is a+ academically and in every other area.

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July 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2005
Discovery Key is a wonderful school. It has a balanced curriculum, focused on science and reading, but with strong art and music programs as well. The administration, teachers, and parents work together to create an atmosphere where students want to come to school and learn.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2005
First I'll direct the following three areas: academics is a touchy subject with my family when it comes to 'gifted', as far as typical academics each child is different as is the ability of certain teachers to teach academics. Music, Art, PE is wonderful at DKE. Parent involvment again is base by base, but we have a tremendous amount of help from our parents. I now will discuss my areas of concern. My child has not had the best of experience, not with the school as the school & principal are A+, but I am actually appalled at the level of desire by alot of these teachers. Out of 3 years, my son has had one year of a great experience and worthy achievement. That's all I'll say on the subject, just that some teachers should not be teaching, as they are not there for the benefit of our childrens education.

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April 27, 2005
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April 22, 2005
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March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
This school is excellent! Each one of my children have gone there and they loved it. They have a wondeful music program and caring dedicated teachers too. They have an outstanding PTA and there are so many people who help out the teachers there hardly have to do anything that takes them away from the students. Just a great school overall, the principal is outstanding, he really knows his stuff.

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March 09, 2005
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March 02, 2005
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January 02, 2005
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December 30, 2004
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December 17, 2004
I really I am happy with the school. It's very clean, organized, everyone is friendly and I would recommend highly.

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October 20, 2004
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July 10, 2004
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May 10, 2004
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May 05, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2004
DKE is a great school with a focus on science.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2004
Great Science based school. The kids are very well instructed, with caring teachers. They get good hands on attention from the teachers as well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2004
Both my children have gone to dke since they were 5 years old.dke is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. She is a great example of a leader and I will miss seeing her everyday as my daughter graduates this year. Thank you ANLC for bringing out the best in my children and giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to go out into the worl

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2004
Our Family moved into this school district over the holidays this past year. My son hasn't always enjoyed school however, since attending he has mentioned on several occasions how much he enjoys this school and is happy to get up and get dressed each day. My hat is off to the school and to his A+ teacher Ms. Janczky for their dedication to each student and family!

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2004
Discovery Key is just the best! We moved to Palm Beach in august of 2003. I will say this was the best move in our twins education! Not only are the teachers and staff great...but ,the love & dedication they show has the up-most high aptitude. They have our greatest respect for the professional charecter they represent the school with. And most of all, for the love and heart they all put into what they do in this school is indescribable! This school has a passionate heart for what they do! & I see nothing but great success in the future of the little lives they teach. 'Thank you discovery key for all you do.'

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
The education is one of best and most exciting. The principal is a very practical man that wastes no words he is always clear when he addresses the parents or staff. He always has time to listen to the children when they want to speak with him. The vice principal is always busy taking care of his duties in the background with out need for the spotlight. The staff at the school was hand picked with special attention for their credentials and love of their profession. The office staff, cafeteria and janitorial are all pleasant and most helpful. The atmosphere is always upbeat. My experience with teachers couldn t be better, Mrs. Yurick, Mrs. Hindes, Mrs. Segal and Mrs. Smith and Detteling are all wonderful and the late Mrs. Hawthorne. The Art, Music, PE, Computer, Media, Science and Special Ed. (ESE) teacher are an asset. Last but not least the Nurse with her TLC is a welcome sight for your ill child. The PTA is one of the most productive I ve ever encountered. Volunteering at DKE is the best with incredible numbers of service. The parents that are interested are informed of those needs by nightly e-mail. The parents of DKE kids are of the best quality. The family feeling that permeates the school through ice-cream socials, evening star gazing, book fairs, concerts, not to mention the annual carnival, keeps the children wanting to come. All of these wonderful people, curriculum and management help to make Discovery Key a superior place to educate your child.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2003
Being new to this area (moving here from Chicago, IL), I was very leary about the 'Florida Schools'. I am so very pleased to report that not only was I satisfied, but the Teachers and Staff were wonderful! Specifically, Mrs. Yurick (4th Grade), was simply the best teacher I've ever come across. Further, the Kindergarten program was also very good and attentive to the children. The Administration at the school is very welcoming and warm. Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a parent
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Discovery Key Elementary School
3550 Lyons Road, Lake Worth, FL  33467
(561) 491-8200
Last modified Discovery Key Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Discovery Key Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 57 reviews. Top