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Longwood, FL
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1450 East Wekiva Trail
Longwood, FL 32779

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(407) 746-3150
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December 18, 2014
I enrolled my daughter at this school for kindergarten and was so thoroughly discouraged with it that I pulled her in December and taught the rest of kindergarten through Florida Virtual School until I found a school I was happier with. At Kindergarten orientation, we found out that since there were too many students than were allowed, that they would put all of the overage into one kindergarten classroom so there were way too many in there 'until enough students drop out.' There was a very large bullying problem with my daughter being criticized and teased mercilessly with no action by teachers. The kindergarten classes are not in individual classrooms but in a massive room that has been sectioned off and the noise is prohibitive. The education itself was okay and I believe that the teachers are doing their best. The impression I got was that the teachers are micromanaged and overruled by the principal and that there is very little individual autonomy for creativity and control.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2014
Wekiva elementary is not the good school it used to be 5-10 years ago. My son's 1st grade experience has also thus far been deplorable and a complete disappointment just like the other parent posted. Clueless and out of touch are the only words that comes to mind when dealing with this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2013
Wekiva is an excellent school, all the way around. I agree with the other reviewers about our excellent teachers and our terrific parent involvement. Because some of the older reviews mention that the gifted program is "not worth it," I feel compelled to write that the gifted program has changed for the better over the past few years. It has been transformed from a once a week "enrichment" class to an all day, every day, accelerated class, taught by gifted-certified teachers. The gifted students and other bright, high-achieving students are clustered together in one or two classes per grade. Clustering the kids by ability allows the teachers to challenge all the students, instead of teaching to the lowest common denominator, and my children are enjoying school so much more now. The school's gifted coordinator is amazing and still provides extra enrichment activities to most of the gifted classes once a week (not in 5th grade, though).

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2013
Just moved into area in December, cannot say enough good things about school. Miss Shannon is exceptional. The gifted program is great

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2012
Unlike the poster below, we have had a great experience with Wekiva. We, too, purchased a home specifically because of the school. Great extracurricular offerings, solid teachers, strong parental involvement -- it all adds up to an excellent experience. The almost-constant barrage of fundraising events gets tiresome, but you have to give the staff and PTA credit for making sure things are done to make up for the shortsightedness of Seminole County residents(and state government officials) who seem unconcerned with the public education system. All in all, an excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2012
Purchased a home in the Wekiva area after reading the some of the excellent reviews on this elementary school. My son's kindergarten and 1st grade experience thus far have been deplorable. A complete disappointment. We will be relocating for the 2012/2013 just so that my son does not have to attend this school again.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2011
We are thrilled with this excellent school! My husband and I, and our three kids, have recently moved to the Wekiva area. I have two kids that attend Wekiva Elementary, and we are very pleased with the school thus far. One of my children has Autism and has an IEP in place from another school, Wekiva and their excellent staff have worked tirelessly to make sure everything has gone like clockwork for our child. The staff is incredible! The teachers are engaged, caring and very enthusiastic. The parents are all very friendly and my kids are making tons of friends. I highly recommend Wekiva - both the school and the area!

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2010
My husband and I actually left this school and went to another one due to the purchase of a house. However, after being at the new school for 2 years we decided we had to move back into Wekiva's area. The administrators, teachers and other staff are not only professional and engaging with the children but show an obvious love for what they do. The parents are involved in so many different ways and levels that it is amazing what this school can do. We will never move our childre out of this school again and highly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2010
Wekiva is a good school. Not great but very good. A lot depends on the teacher your child gets and I'd recommend that parents ask around at play dates and PTA meetings, about the feeling in the classroom. Some teachers are better for girls or for boys and you need to know.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
I could not ask for more in a school. My son's education is supported by a network of teachers, administrators and volunteers who genuinely care about his progress and well-being. I love that this school has a sciene program, something that has all but disappeared in early education. My daughter will start kindergarten in the Fall and I am confident that she will be in good hands, as well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Wekiva Elementary is a fantastic school because the parents, teachers, and administration work together fantastically to the benefit of every student that walks through the doors.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2009
as the grandmother for a new 5th grader and mom to 3 a As a grandmother of an up and coming 5th grader and the mom of 3 Wekiva 'graduates',I feel that my granddaughter is getting a great start to her education as my 3 children did when they were students there and they are all college graduates. , 3 children radmotherof anew 5thgrader

- submitted by a community member
February 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2008
I must say that I absolutely love this school. I feel my son is safe and in wonderful hands; he is going into 1st grade in the fall and his kindergarten year has been a very memorable one that I will cherish, and he will not forget. He enjoys going to school and his teacher is beyond wonderful. Wekiva Elementary has exceeded all of my expectations. I couldn't be more pleased. I do not want to move from this area primarily because of this awesome school.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
September 12, 2007
I believe what makes Wekiva Elementary school great is the parent involvement and the teachers. My kids have yet to have a 'sub-par' teacher. There are so many parents involved, it is sometimes hard to find a need for all of them. They usually have to draw names to see which parents get to go on a field trip. Wekiva is always rated very high with test scores, but I think student/teacher/parent happiness with the school is more important than test grades any day!

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2007
My daughter was in kindergarten and we found out we we're moving to the northeast. I used this website to find the best school to the new area we moved to and it does not shine a light to Wekiva Elementary. Lots of parental involvement and dedicated teachers help make this school shine. My only negative would be the pressure on the kids and teachers to perform well on FCAT. I believe the scores of this test determine state funding for the school. You will not be sorry sending your kid(s) to this school, I wish I could.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
Wekiva is a fantastic school that provides a safe and fun learning environment for my children. The teachers and administration are top rate and really care about each individual student. Parental involvement is great and encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2007
Overall, I feel Wekiva Elem. is great. I love the location & sense of community. All of my son's teachers have been terrific. I do, however, wish that more resources were available for struggling students (ie: reading).

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2007
Overall, Wekiva is a very good school. Gifted enrichment program not worth it.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2006
It depends on the teacher! It was very frustrating. I also had a hard time with the parent volunteers there.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2006
My daughter has been at Wekiva for 3 years and for the most part we are satisfied. My biggest complaint is that they teach only to the FCAT and that is the main focus. The school is in a great location and the parental involvement is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2006
All three of our kids have attended Wekiva and it has been the main reason we have lived in this area for over 10 years. The school staffs excellent teachers and they always put children first. Parent involvement is huge an we couldn't be happier with the education our kids have gained at Wekiva. The parents and children have always been treated with dignity and respect and the school enforces an excellent 'bully-free' environment. IF you are considering moving to central florida area based on schools, Wekiva Elementary is by far the best choice for your kids.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2006
This is an excellent school with excellent and caring teachers and parents. Parental involvement is very high as well.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2006
Satisfied - in a excellent location, one of the few schools in the county with little-to-no busing, most walk/bike or carpool. Not too crowded. Excellent community spirit (great Fall Festival), and highly involved parents. Teachers were fine, Ms. Mohl (science) and Ms. Roe (music) were fantastic! I cannot recommend the gifted program. They'd get a better rating if they actually offered meaningful recess to the kids(rather than constantly punishing the kids by not allowing it), better quality lunch, and offered a true 'gifted' program, not a once-a-week enrichment day with make-up work in your regular class. The daycare people are very good, and at least the kids do get to interact there!

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
Wekiva is a fabulous school academically and serves only the Wekiva, Longwood residents. The parents and faculty are both dedicated to the students and the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2005
Wekiva Elementary has a special atmosphere for children. It is a well organized school with a solid plan to help your child succeed. They have very knowledgable teachers who love their jobs and have an obvious call to work with children. I truly believe my children are getting the best education possible!

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2005
Great school! The teachers are all highly rated, and there is a close community feel. Very large parental involvement!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2005
I love the school and activities they provide with the students.

- submitted by a administrator
April 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2004
Wekiva Elementary is a school with heavy community and parental involvement. We take pride in our community which shows in the school's success.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2004
I had been at this school for 6 years, and have never had one complaint about it! The homework is reasonable, the principal, teachers, and students, are fun and well-educated. I miss this Elementary School!

- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2003
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Wekiva Elementary School
1450 East Wekiva Trail, Longwood, FL  32779
(407) 746-3150
Last modified Wekiva Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wekiva Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top