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8201 Park-Byrd Road
Lakeland, FL 33810

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(863) 853-6011
(863) 815-6538
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September 19, 2015
Unfortunately this was the first school of my son, Our experience in this school was horrible, like other people here said the staff is rude and disrespectful, Thanks God my son is attending to another school and we can see a huge difference. Definitely we do not recommend this school to anybody.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2014
Communication remains a massive problem. The scholl website hasn't been updated in years. The tools that are provided by the district are not utilized. The good teachers there are reduce in efficiency by class size, limited resources and a tunnel vision of FCAT learning . The school seems stagnant, lacks innovation, skill and creativity in the curriculum. So as a nurturing, positive learning experience and environment there must be better options.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2013
The teachers at this school are there because they believe in their students. They work to ensure that all students not only learn the content but also how to be good people and citizens. Count yourself lucky if your child attends this school.

- submitted by a teacher

February 04, 2013
I had my daughter and niece in this school. Not only were the staff rude and disrespectful, but there was no communication with the teacher. I had so many unsuccessful attempts at communication that I had to bring it up to the principal and vice, which did nothing. We had our first case of lice while at the school, and the nurse was totally unprofessional and had horrible "bed side manner". Instead of answering my questions as to how to treat the lice, she just kept saying "get it all out". I ended up having to have a confrontation with her and the principal, before they would actually do anything about it. The last straw was when the state of Florida sent a letter saying that for three years in a row, this school had unsatisfactory performance without any improvement and would be looked at being shut down. It was at this time we decided to move. Horrible experience, that taught me there really are horrible schools out there. PAY ATTENTION TO THE RATING! If you can move somewhere else, DO IT!

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2012
I have 2 children attending Churchwell at the moment and for the most part, I think it's a pretty great school. There are a couple of exceptions however. The female PE coach is the first problem. From what I hear from my children as well as other parents, I think she feels it's her goal to dominate and humiliate the children. If she really dislikes children as much as it seems, she needs to choose another profession. The second issue is the attitudes of the lunchroom staff. They rarely seem to be in anything other than sour moods...to put it kindly. 5th graders might be accustomed to it, but when it's a kindergartener and this is their very first experience of being yelled at by a stranger, it can really tarnish their school experience and make them much harder to get to school each day. Give the little ones a break!!

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2011
The ESE Staff, ITV program, Media Center and teachers like Mrs. Harris & Mrs. Skiles promote learning and love for the students. Thank you for the faithful day in and day out dedication you have shown for our children.

- submitted by a community member

June 07, 2011

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June 07, 2011
Churchwell Elementary is a GREAT school. The office staff is very helpful and the teachers work very hard to help the children learn. The media specialist, Mrs. Upton, is wonderful. The AR carnival this year was wonderful and the children loved it.

- submitted by a community member

June 04, 2011
I am a 5th grade student at churchwell and to tell you this school is based on your perspective and how you accept the staff's behavior, being here since 2nd grade was great i absolutely love this school but I feel like the staff are very rude at sometimes just like in some other reviews, I recommend your child to go to this school, but remember it's your perspective!

- submitted by a community member

February 01, 2011
My son has been at Churchwell for 5 months now, and I could not be happier with his progress. However, the office staff can be very rude and unprofessional at times. I never know when I walk through the door if they are going to be rude or in a good mood. I have very little involvement in my son's education. I try to ask the teacher for ideas on what I can do at home to help him progress more, and I get very little feedback. I have never gotten a progress report or anything of the sort from his teacher. She does not communicate with me at all unless I initiate the conversation, and even then, I get very little info. As I said before, I am happy with his progress but I feel very left out of the decision making process and out of the loop with his everyday activities.

- submitted by a parent

December 22, 2010
My child did half a year at this school for second grade. This school was just horrible. It had very low parent involvement, and the school personnel and principle were not helpful or willing to go out of their way to help with a special situation that I had while my daughter was attending this school. They do not put the best interest of the child first in their day to day operations. I definitely would not put my child in this school.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2008
churchwell elem. is a great,excellent,terrific, super it is superior to any other school in Forida.

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July 15, 2007
My children go to 5th and 4th grade.I simply could not be happier with the school & their staff.Their after school programs,and arts classes,are very enjoyable for the students.They work hard to insure that the students learn,but at the same time have fun. I would recommend this school to anyone.

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May 23, 2007
My child came to Churchwell for 1st grade. The music and arts programs are good. Libarary staff are WONDERFUL. Hoping for the 5 days of PE next year. The teachers are ok, I wish there was more communication beyond the agenda. There should be a class for teachers/staff for people skills: how to speak with parents, etc for new teachers and staff. I didn't feel comfortable speaking with the teacher during any school sponsored events--felt like I was a bother. The office needs to do more if a bus is going to be late. They should be calling the parents. I have waited over an hour several times for the bus in the afternoon and was unable to get through to the office. The office staff are unprofessional.

- submitted by a parent

July 08, 2006
My daughter began her school year as a kindergartner at churchwell elementary. Her teacher,Mrs.Izzo, was awesome and the administration was great. I knew, at all times, what was going on with my child and I thoroughly enjoyed all the school activities held at churchwell in order to encourage parent involvement and just good, wholesome family time. my daughter learned a lot and was always excited about school. I give this school five stars!

- submitted by a parent

June 29, 2006
I represent Churchwell as a parent and as a teacher. You will find the staff at Churchwell both friendly and dedicated. Children feel safe and are challenged daily to meet academic goals. The administrators are caring and expect high standards from both staff and students. It is a school that I am proud to be a part of. It stands out in the community as a cut above.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2006
Acacemic standards by teachers for the students are set within reasonable expectations giving the students the push they need to be successful. Specials are integrated with curriculum and presented in fun, interesting activities. Parents are welcome to get involved and given plenty of opportunities to share with the students and staff.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2006
My son attended churchwell for grades 3-5. All of his teachers as well as the staff were involved and always showed a genuine interest in my son's education and well-being. The music and art classes were part of his regular classes and I felt the parent envolment and numerous after school presentations and activities inspired many of the kids to be involved. My son still talks of his teachers, and it was very easy as a parent to work with the school.

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2006
Great programs, great school. Wish more parents would get involved with their child's education. I will be making more time available to volunteer. Teachers need the help and so do the kids.

- submitted by a parent
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R. Clem Churchwell Elementary School
8201 Park-Byrd Road, Lakeland, FL  33810
(863) 853-6011
Last modified R. Clem Churchwell 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.
R. Clem Churchwell Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top