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960 Wekiva Springs Road
Longwood, FL 32779

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July 20, 2014
Sabal point is a wonderful school with lots of parent involvement. I have had two kids in Sabal so far and have been through every grade. Staff is friendly and involved including the principal and assistant principal. This school has made recent adjustments to better accommodate gifted students. I have been very happy with Sabal point. I feel the school adjusts well to the great challenges in education today.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2014
This school has been a blessing for me and my has the greatest second grade teacher Mrs. Kelly has taken the time to get to know my son has motivated my son like no other teacher has.great school loving staff . They all deserve a standing ovation I applaud the work they ....... ps from a carrying mom

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2013
The teachers are great, but the PE program is sad at best. There are 3 PE teachers and none of them seem to want to be there. The recess monitor doesn't even interact with the students.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
We just moved to this school for 1st grade from Altamonte Elem. So far we love it! The teachers and staff are awesome and the parent involvement makes the learning experience even better! I look forward to many more years at Sabal Point Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
What a great school! We're going on our 5th year at Sabal and my kids love it (as much as kids can "love" school). The teacher are amazing, the administrative staff is so nice and professional (I'm always surprised that they know the names of all the children and most of the parents), and the families are awesome. The parent involvement at this school is unparalleled. I couldn't ask for a better educational setting for my children.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2013
This is the first day of kindergarten and I am already very disappointed in the organization and leadership at the school. The principal has been sarcastic and condescending during multiple conversations. The school lets kindergarteners out without even checking parent ID's or signing them out, even though we filled out a list of names of people who are allowed to pick up kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2012
Sabal Point Elementary is a phenomenal school. It has the most amazing ASD TEACHERS.. One in particular is exceptional.. Mrs. Harold!! She is an amazing with our Autistic kids. I can't say enough about her and the program there, unlike the failure that Forest City Elementary is. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2011
I have found overall that the school is a great school. I have met with my child's teacher, principal to assist my child with his special needs. He has had them since last year when he started at this school. I just wish these issues would have been taken care of then. My child in in Speech and that seems to be going great. The teacher he has this year is very attentive to his needs. The Front Office Staff is very rude. Their body language says the same. The Principal has been very helpful for my sons needs. The Speech Teacher is very awesome. His 1st grade teacher is awesome.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2011
I came into this school not knowing anyone and feeling a little intimidated that many of the parents seemed to already know each other, even with their eldest in kindergarten. Everyone has been so welcoming and helpful and I really feel like I'm part of a community here at Sabal Point Elementary. We've had great teachers over the years and my child looks forward to going to school everyday. The PTA has done an amazing job at improving the school, even during these tough economic times- new playground, new track for the kids to run, Mimio in each classroom, and the list goes on and on.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2011
My children attended Sweetwater Episcopal before we moved them to Sabal Point last year. We have been very happy at SPE. My kids have thrived in their classrooms, and we have found the teachers engaged and invested in their students and their work. The PTA works extremely hard to bridge the gaps the recent budget cuts have created. They hold open general meetings but yes, the board meetings are for PTA board members. The principal has been nothing but friendly, responsive, and reasonable in my experience. Parents are involved and supportive. There are 750+ children at the school, so you find all kinds, but I have been thrilled with my children's peers - they are bright, interested, and they push my kids to do better academically. No school is perfect, but there is a reason why some of the teachers at SPE have been there for thirty years or more - they, like the parents, are invested in this school and its students.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2011
I just read the post about the parent who is moving...if you are unhappy, an alternative is Sweetwater Episcopal Academy. Go and take a tour...it's cheaper than moving in this market and the school is amazing. Good luck in you search...

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2011
Sabal is mediocre at best. A couple of positives: 1) they have a new counselor who appears to be effective 2) the school was renovated so it's nice on the inside 3) the front office staff is very nice. And that's it. If you're moving to this area, be warned! Sabal is fed into by a few big, affluent neighborhoods full of snotty parents and kids, your child will struggle to make friends here. I have met several parents that are new that feel the same way as me, so this isn't sour grapes, just a fact. There are bullies, lot's of them. The PTA is a sorority, they have CLOSED MEETINGS! Need I say more? The teachers are hit and miss, we missed big time and had a couple of losers that needed to go to sensitivity classes. They teach to the test (FCAT) but what school doesn't these days? Building a nation of good little test takers. The new Principal is ineffective and unfriendly: doesn't talk to the kids, staff (one teacher complained about this TO ME) and the parents are ignored. Seminole County does have the best schools in Florida, but Sabal is abysmal for quality of life. Save yourself, and your precious children, the heartache and look elsewhere. We are moving!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2011
Sabal Point Elementary is a top notch school. The new Principal is involved with parents, staff, and students Teachers are willing to go the extra mile to help students. This school has turned around in a very short amount of time. Sabal is back!!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2010
Mrs. Z was unpleaseant and could not motivate her staff to have before and after school activities. In 3rd grade our child was above grade level, needed to be stimulated academically. The Vice P said " We only cater to below and at grade level students, in 5th there is higher math only. We moved on to pivate school..........

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 08, 2009
We are just about to complete our 2nd year at SPE. This school gives lots of individual attention and have terrific, experienced teachers. Additionally, SPE is among the highest test scores in the county. Our daughter has had nothing but wonderful experiences, from academic to social. She has had two of the best teachers at that school, Mrs. Rolfs (K) and Mrs. Marblestone (1st). Our son starts in August and we anticipate the continuation of a wonderful public school experience.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2009
While my children have had excellent classroom experiences across the board, principal leadership at the school has been sorely lacking. It's been very difficult for us to maintain any type of positive relationship with the principal after many attempts.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2008
We moved here from NJ and can't say enough wonderful things about the school and the principal, Angela Zambaux. Our son is in 1st grade and so far we've been blessed with wonderful teachers who have a true understanding of the learning process and know how to motivate children and make learning fun. Our son is enthusiastic about going to school and we're thrilled that we chose Sabal Point for our child.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2008
My son was enrolled at SEA for a year, and though we loved the school, we could not afford the $900 per month tuition. We search for another comparable school, but only moved our son from school to school with much disapointment. We heard about Sabal Point Elementary being such a great school, so we sold our house in Apopka, and moved into this district. We have been so amazed at the level of education, parental involvment, and the overall feel of this public school. It is better than most of the areas private schools on so many levels. both of our sons have blossomed at this school and have a LOVE for reading and learning. The other children are such a good influence on them, and strive for good behavior.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2008
My son has been there going on his 3rd year now and we have been nothing but completely satisfied! great teachers, great academics, great at sending home there paperwork and encouraging parents to participate. Aaa+++ no other school like this!

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2008
My daughter Taylor is now going into the third grade. She was blessed with a caring teacher in K-5 and has enjoyed school since. Sabl Point is a school that promotes parental interaction which is why its so sucessful.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2008
This is a wonderful school! We moved here just for the school, and have not been disappointed. Yes there is change going on but the principal has it under control; change can be good. Yes we have construction, long overdue! It is very safe and we have had NO problems. The same pod removal construction has taken place at numerous schools thru-out the county..they know what they are doing. I would recommend this school to anyone that asks.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2008
As a parent that is active in my children's education and at the school, I find Sabal Point to be lacking in many areas. The principal is new to her position this year and is unable to lead the school in way that promotes a positive learning enviroment. Most of the teachers are good at teaching, but the school overall has a feeling of not caring above and beyond the FCAT. Our children will not be returning to Sabal Point next year. We did not find Sabal Point to be a school that encourages children to reach their full potential. As was said before it is an average school with an A for FCAT scores only. Sabal Point has alot of room for improvement, but the principal is satisfied with status quo.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2008
Sabal Point is a wonderful school and I'm proud to be a part of it. I think most of the negative reviews are from those who are not active in their child's education. I volunteer frequently and have seen nothing but excellent and caring teachers. It's a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 27, 2008
Do not move into the area for the school! This school is over crowded and lacks the organazation needed to control a large studen body. The school is rated A for FCAT scores only! The only reason the scores are high is due to the area, they teach FCAT and how to take it. Giving them an A. The Principal lacks a vision for the school in how to take it to another level. The staff follows her lead and it does not create a good enviroment for learning ( except for the FCAT, of course that is their entire focus). It is also not a good school for children with ADHD the staff lacks an understanding of it and the children are not given the support they need. Some of the teachers have been teaching for over 35 years and still utilize methods from 20-30 years ago that are noneffective.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2008
We recently moved here from overseas where my children were very advanced but due to the lack of monies, advanced classes were not available. We looked for over a year in Florida before we found Sabal Point. Ms. Zambaux and the staff met with me several times prior to the start of school and listened to my concerns and found teachers they felt would assist the transistion for my children. I have been amazed with how well they run this school given the fact they have so many students. My girls have competely fallen in love with Sabal, the teachers and staff. As a school, although not perfect, Sabal Point is pretty close.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2007
We moved down from Minnesota in July of 2005 and enrolled our daughter. We were extremely disappointed with the academics and felt that Sabal is way behind in academics compared to the public school system my daughter attended in St Paul. My husband and I came to the realization that Sabal, and many public schools here in Longwood/Wekiva, focuses primarily on FCAT preparation. Our daughter is now enrolled in a private school down the street (SEA) and we are very pleased with her education.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2007
As the new principal, Mrs. Zambaux has replaced a principal who was respected, admired and at the helm for 10 years. She's got a vision for the school's future. Mrs. Zambaux has taken the time to listen to my concerns about my child and has put a plan into action.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2007
We moved our son here from a private school in 3rd grade. We are more than pelased with the quality of the education, the level of professionalism, and the expertise of the teachers. He is writing and reading much better in just one school year. He was not intimidated by the FCAT testing, and actually enjoyed it. He scored two levels higher than his grade average and he enjoyed the classroom. Going to a school where neighborhood friends attend is an added bonus. One cannot go wron sending their child to thtis school. We are very pleased to be in this school system.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2006
My son is in kindergarten, we just moved here and he new very little English. Parents and teachers have been wonderful. It has been a very nurturing environment.He is in the ESOL program, loves it and loves going to school every morning.My son is now truly bilingual,thanks to all the teachers and the whole staff. We are so happy that he has the opportunity to attend this GREAT school. Highly recommended

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
We moved here from Ann Arbor, MI, which had a very innovative, somewhat Montessori style system developed by the UofM. That took some getting used to, but ultimately its skill based approach won us over. Sabal Point is much more of a traditional public school, but is definitely top notch in that regard. You're a bit more removed from the teachers than I would like (having to make appointments to see them rather than being able to just stop in after school and chat), but I understand the reasons behind it. Sabal has some truly excellent teachers, and no real bad ones that I am aware of. The principal is passionate about his role and dedicated to the kids.

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May 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2006
I have had 2 children in this school. We have had the most memorable and wonderful experience. Very nurturing. The principal is great.

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April 21, 2006
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January 16, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2005
Sabal Point has a good academic program overall. In 3rd grade, they expose them to different cultures. My daughter enjoys the music program a lot and parental involvement is very high.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2005
The parental involvement at Sabal Point is outstanding. My daughter has attended this school since K and is now in 3rd grade. All of her teachers have been involved and caring.So far I have had no issues with the quality of academics. Art and Music are available at Sabal Point. Personally I feel that the art program leaves something to be desired. I feel like the Physical Education program needs to focus more on the physical rather than bowling, four sqare, archery, etc. If these kids are only going to get 3 days of P.E. a week it should be active.

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September 16, 2005
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July 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2005
This is a wonderful school that I would recommend to anyone. It was a great experience for my son. The leadership is very good and they are willing to work with parents regarding individual issues. Parent involvement is high.

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June 04, 2005
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June 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2005
Excellent school! Would highly recommend it to anyone!!

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
It's very interesting to read so many positive reviews. I looked at these hoping at least one other parent has had some of the 'less favorable' experiences we've had in the 5 years our child has attended since kindergarten. The teachers are really hit or miss. Currently, our child's teacher is harsh and unfair. She may be a decent teacher academically, but when it comes to discipline and character building, every decision she makes teaches our children the wrong messages. All in all, we've been disappointed with what we believed was a first rate school.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
I have nothing but praise for Sabal Point - the teachers have all been wonderful, the principal is a strong leader who gets along great with the kids, and there are waiting lists for parent volunteers! My kids have made some great friends there as well, which isn't always easy when moving to a new school. Highly recommended.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
Overall, Sabal Point is a great school with basically a wonderful staff of teachers and administraters. I do not like the 'pod system' as it really interferes with the child's attention span. It's noisy. There is MUCH parent involvment which I love and am part of. For the child with SLD or learning disabilities, they do not 'address' an issue unless the child falls into 'their' standards. They wait for a child to fail before intervening. This is so wrong. If a kid can keep up with the Jones's, then it's a wonderful place. If they're having an issue, I'd do private.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2005
Excellent quality of academic programs- music, art and physical education programs are a plus. Excellent library resources and staff. Teachers have longevity at this school, low teacher turnover. Excellent leadership and overall quality from administration. Great parent involvement!

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2005
An excellent environment for learning. Facility is well kept and the office staff friendly. The teacher are caring and motivated. PTA and parent involvement make this a great school.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2005
Academic are high quality, extracurricular activities are offered and parent involvement is encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2004
Overall this is a terrific school. We have found, though with one of our children, if a child has special needs (learning disabilities or gifted) the school falls short in providing enough of the one-on-one help the child needs. We also do not like the 'pod' system which is a one big room with dividers to make multiple classrooms. This has made it difficult for one of our children with ADHD to focus properly because there's so many other distractions from the other classes. We also do not like the idea of the 'portable' classrooms though they do provide more of a quiet environment than the pods. There are also some standard classrooms that are not part of the pods.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2004
Sabal Point is a fantastic school. It is filled with opportunities for young children to grow and prosper both socially and academically. Teachers are very focused on the overall well-being of every student. The administration is active and inviting to parents and community members. I have witnesse many hands-on lessons and unique opportunities that are seldom offered in the educational setting. Sabal Point Elementary is a model school and I'm very happy my children have been able to have such a positive shool experience.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2004
I attended Sabal Point in the 70's and there are still many of the same teachers. Teachers are caring and very receptive of parent inquiries.

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Sabal Point Elementary School
960 Wekiva Springs Road, Longwood, FL  32779
(407) 746-3050
Last modified Sabal Point 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.
Sabal Point Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 56 reviews. Top