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Largo, FL
Students enrolled: 558

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9099 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL 33773

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(727) 588-3519
(727) 588-6990
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July 19, 2015
From the Principal, Vice-Principal, admin staff, teachers, classroom assistants, therapists, cafeteria staff to the maintenance crew, this school is exceptional. It's amazing how every child is treated individually and yet they are part of the whole too. LOVE this school.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Neutral
June 08, 2015
Well it takes the parents to teach respect and manners . Teachers can't fully developed that in the students unless parents hwlp

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June 08, 2015
My daughter is now going on to second grade and I love the teacher's she has had !! They have helped me work on things with her and they have brung all her academic levels up and they also communicate very well !!

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2015
My daughter is in kindergarten and she loves her teacher Mrs. Henson. The principal and assistant principle are very accessible and easy to talk to. They are open to letting parents get involved and the PTA is great. Above average for a public school, we recently came from private school.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2015
Walsingham is an excellent school. My kindergartener looks forward to going to school every morning. The PTA is engaged, the teachers and staff are dedicated, and the Principals are accessible. I am most impressed with the resourcefulness of the teachers and principals to seek out and obtain the learning materials and computers needed to teach their students. I am amazed at how much my kindergartener's reading and writing has improved during this school year. After careful consideration, we chose Walsingham over other fundamental and magnet programs within the district.

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2015
Our family has been a part of the Walsingham family for four years. It is a terrific school filled with dedicated and loving teachers, staff, and administrators. They value communication with parents and caregivers. My child's teachers have been outstanding every year. They go above and beyond to make sure our children succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. Students are enriched with opportunities like STEM club, Girlfriends, Battle of the Books, chorus, Multicultural Club, after school tutoring, etc. It is easy to be involved in the school through their very welcoming PTA. We didn't think twice when it came time to register our second child for kindergarten next fall. Walsingham is an excellent school, and we look forward to many more years there.

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2015
Love Walsingham! So much that when we moved out of zone I applied for a special permit to keep my children there! The staff is always friendly and I have adored the teachers my kids have had while being at WES. I love that they offer after school tutoring {for free} to help their students soar academically. My husband and myself visit the school a few times a month to have lunch with our girls and always have a pleasant experience. One of our girls has special needs so she receives services such as occupational and physical therapy along with speech and language therapy. She has thrived and developed beyond our expectations because she's able to receive these services within her school day. We love WES and highly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2015
Walsingham Elementary is a great school. Mr. Hathaway's leadership and involvement in the school makes this school a gem in Pinellas County. Children are greeted by classmates and administration each morning. My children are challenged by their teachers and peers. They love and respect their teachers! I feel comfortable communicating with their teachers and appreciate their quick feedback. There are many events to stay involved in the school without feeling overwhelmed.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2015
I do not know why the negative feedback. Maybe in the past... My experience with the school is impeccable! As a new transfer from another state (school already began) with a third grader {girl}, the transition could have been awful... Students and staff here have been welcoming and extended the warmest care and genuine concern. Thus creating a Principals' List, Perfect Attendance student! The curriculum is up to par with the federal guidelines and there is plenty attention paid to ensure that the students are knowledgeable. There are plenty of tools and resources to keep parents informed of their child's' progress. Based on my experience, I stand by and would recommend this school 100%.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2014
Overall, I'm not impressed. More needs to be done about bullying in the school. The teachers are quick to accuse students of being disrespectful but are themselves disrespectful and bullying.

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2014
Walsingham Elementary has a faculty that averages 15 plus years together. This is because of the camaraderie and climate of the school. Despite the strain of a new curriculum (Common Core), the teachers continue to bond together helping to provide a positive learning and working environment. Masters degrees are commonplace as we encourage each other to continue with lifelong learning. We host nationally awarded teachers. The student population is a nice mix of cultures, and socioeconomic levels. In general, the parents are supportive and demonstrate that they care about their child's education and are willing to help at home. The only other place better than ours, would have to be a fundamental..

- submitted by a teacher

January 28, 2014
Don't even waist your time here. No programs, bad reading , bad math, not organized. No customer service (parents). Good or pros free food, uniforms, pta.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2011
Why would a public school have mandatory uniforms? My son is in pre-k and still has to wear the clone suit. This is the dumbest idea. It nearly impossible to find clothes in his size that is within their guide lines. Whatever happened to freedom of expression and letting kids be their selves? This isn t a military school or a private school. I am so glad my son will not be attending this school next year.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2010
My child has been going here for half a school year. He transferred with great grades, and within two weeks was failing, getting into fights, doing things hed never done. The communication with his teach is a total runaround, almost nonexistent. out of many many calls, the teacher has returned one of my calls, and she never directly answers questions. they do not seem to care about students here. principal nordmark seems to be one of the few good people here. ive never had trouble in other schools they way i have since being in Pinellas county. I get no communication from the school, other than in the form of voicemail, and usually a day before school events take place. it is ridiculous.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2006
Quality of academic program as experienced for 3 years in a row for my special ed.son was a wonderful experince.Always looking for fullfill his needs. Experinced opportunity to participate on music class(chorus on his last year(5th grader)awesome experience. We as parent have the oportunities to have our voices and choices count. Wonderful for this Asperguer's Syndrome (classification of Autism).

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November 07, 2005
I love this school. The teachers are very concerned with the children's education and they like to envolve the parents in the child's progress. The Academic Program is wonderful and they offer the child to enroll for studies related to nature where they get to plant trees in the back of the school, etc. The school had two concernt a year for the children enrolled in the music program. The planting of the trees was an extracurricular activity that the children participated in after class and on Saturday morning. Parents are involved in all the childrens progress and assignments.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2005
My daughters are in 1st and 2nd grade this year and have attended their previous years as well. I have been very pleased with their teachers and I find that my girls are both intrested and challenged by the academic work provided. I would love to see more music and art, but that is a county decision. I feel like the staff does their very best to reach out to parents for home support and involvement. I am always receiving information about school activities and programs. Mr. Nordmark is wonderful. He is always available and can be seen around the school all day. He even opens car doors every morning for the children. He obviously cares. The rest is up to us; the parents.

- submitted by a parent
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July 19, 2005
I think that this is a great school. Both of my kids enjoyed their classes and I also found that the teachers maintained open communication with me as a parent. I think no matter what 'grade' a school is, what really matters most is the parent's involovement in what is going on at the school.

- submitted by a parent

June 28, 2005
The academic programs were lacking in my opinion. The music and art programs seemed to be practically non existant and parent involment was low.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2005
We find the school to be fine as long as the parents are involved in their child (ren) daily work, teachers, PTA and SAC. We have always found Mr. Nordmark to be available to communicate with.

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2005
Some teachers are great and some are not. Some teachers are only there for the money and not students. Music and art are only offered 2 times a week. No sports are offered. extra activities are none. With alot of spanish and other languages spoken at this school not a very high parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2004
Over the past four years this school has disappionted us in their ability to help our child develop in areas needed. We are currently looking for another school.

- submitted by a parent

July 29, 2003
I brought my children to Walisngham, then in 1st and 3rd grade, from a school not following the County schedule. My 3rd grader was so behind we thought he might have been retained, that ended up not happening. Instead Walsingham worked as a whole and got my children up where they needed to be to graduate successfully to the next grade. The following year another problem arose and once again it became team work to address the problem and help my child be successful and rise to the next level. They never have once turned they'er back on the needs of my children no matter what they were, no matter how big or small the challenge.

- submitted by a parent

July 16, 2003
My daughter attended Walsingham K thru 3rd grade. Her 2nd grade teacher was injured and missed 6 months of school. During that time, instead of getting a steady substitute teacher in the class, they had a different 'adult' playing babysitter on a daily basis. It wasn't until the last month of the teachers absense that they actually had the same substitute on a regular basis. During the first 5 months, there was no homework. Her third grade teacher actually told me, during a conference that whe was late to, because she forgot, that she was 'only there marking her time until retirement.' This teacher (if thats what you want to call her) never got up in front of the class and taught. Each days the students would copy work off of the chalkboard and that was it. My children are now in private school, getting the proper education they deserve.

- submitted by a parent

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Walsingham Elementary School
9099 Walsingham Road, Largo, FL  33773
(727) 588-3519
Last modified Walsingham Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Walsingham Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top