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.
Discovery Key is a Science Magnet school that places a heavy emphasis on the sciences and nature.
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! :-)
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.
Excellent school. Moving to florida from nj, I was nervous about my sons education. Discovery key is a+ academically and in every other area.
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.
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.
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.
I really I am happy with the school. It's very clean, organized, everyone is friendly and I would recommend highly.
Great Science based school. The kids are very well instructed, with caring teachers. They get good hands on attention from the teachers as well.
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
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!
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.'
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.
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!
Discovery Key is a science based school. Besides the wonderful music and art teachers plus computer room and PE specials, the children also have regular large blocks of time in the science room where they explore, hands-on and in-depth, different science subjects according to grade level (plants growing, owl pellet dissection, planets -with several optional night observation times with high tech equipment-, computer techn etc.... PTA and parental involvement is phenonemal (their spring carnival was incredibly well organized and successful, even though it was only their second year). Teachers were handpicked by principal for their interest in teaching in science based school (and it shows!). Children get to participate in special projects with careful and long term observation (there is a thriving garden, an observation pond stocked with various fish and other amphibians, one class maintained a hydroponic garden). The rooms are big and bright, hallways wide, everything is new and clean. All in all a wonderful school, only in it's 3rd year but with excellent and enthusiastic leadership from principal and PTA. My son had options to go to different schools (gifted program, ...) but was adament about staying at Discovery Key.
You won't find a better school--public or private--in all of Palm Beach County!
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