Posted March 31, 2011
Imagine Schools at West Melbourne is a small, wonderful school under new leadership since July 2010. Our philosophy is to help parents educate their children. We serve families from PreK through 8th grade in our sparkling facility that opened in 2009. Uniforms are required and excellence is the standard. Come talk to our friendly office staff to learn more about your tuition-free public choice school today!
Great school! Amazing teachers who really care and who are very good at what they do
We will have four children in this school this year, 2 in 3rd grade , 1 in 2nd grade and 1 in Kindergarten. Our kids have attended this school since it moved to West Melbourne three years ago. We love the teachers, staff and the school itself. The teachers are compassionate and really do care about each individual child. The school is absolutely beautiful. Our oldest three children are well above average not only in intelligence but also in character. The truly care about their peers and show respect and kindness to all. I believe that is not only because of the teachers but also due to our parent involvement. We were extremely excited to find out the school would be opened this year and believe the FCAT score will improve to an A before we know it. I believe in this school, the teachers, staff and the students. People should not believe everything they hear but give this school a chance. WAY TO GO IMAGINE SCHOOLS AT WEST MELBOURNE!!!
Imagine Schools at West Melbourne is a school of choice. I choose to send my child there because they teach good character traits, as well as foster academic achievement! That's something a lot of parents and district schools have forgotten about. My child is on grade level here (according to the state of Florida) and has never gone to another school! What does that tell you?
To the teacher that posted on July 17, 2011 You said that the schoold is going through a transition...Wow you gave some excuses and said wait it takes a while? Are you kidding? My 2 daughters are at a very critical time in learning they DON'T need to waste anytime YOU got your education you should be ready so you get it together! Also THIS school has been failing for over 5 years!!! get it 5 Years!
I am a seasoned teacher with many years of experience and expertise. I have always been creative, challenging and sent homework. Reading some of the reviews makes me very disappointed as there are so many creative, challenging and wonderful teachers there. Granted there were teachers that left and teachers that came at different intervals of the year. That is to be expected when there is a shift in administration. Hold your opinions until the end of next year as that should be more telling of the effectiveness of this school. All transitions take time. FCAT may have looked bad. However, all grade levels made at least a year's growth according to all of the other standardized and district required exam's--despite this transition. Looking at the whole picture is important and not just one subset of scores and students. I know that the staff and administration care for each child in an immeasurable way and work hard toward inspiring and educating the children of Imagine Schools West Melbourne. I am one of them. The PTO needs developing. Come and be a part of our students futures. Thank you for being a part of the incredible changes and growth at our school.
It is so disappointing to see the direction this school has gone. Looking at the recent FCAT scores and talking with parents/staff has led me to question the effectiveness of the current administration. It is almost unbelievable how drastically the students performance on a standardized test has fallen. What parent would send their kids to a school where achievement was lowest in Brevard County?! How could it be possible that only 22% of students are on or above grade level in math etc...and etc...and etc. I do not know what the vision is for the "new leadership", but this school is a dim shadow of what it used to be...as the numbers show. Please get it together, The students and this community are really beginning to suffer. This is truly an embarrassment.
This school is just average. My child never seems to get any homework or get assigned any projects, and the teachers are really un creative. And the current principal is AWFUL, she never seems to do much of anything for the school! But, it is better than some schools my child has attended, and the facility is fairly nice.
A wonderful school that teaches both academics and character education. I have never seen children more enthusiastic about learning and teachers so willing to go above and beyond for their students. This is the type of school your child can grow with, starting in pre-k and staying until 8th- allowing them to feel like they belong!
This school has everything. Sports for every age (Pre-K thru 8th), a loving and caring staff, a beautiful facility and an up to date curriculum for the best education a child can get. The teachers are the best I have come across. I would recommend this school to anyone and everyone.
Imagine Schools is an amazing place to work. All our staff treat each other like family, and we have fun working together. We put our heads together to solve any issues. I was a country club chef for 13 years and now I get to cook for happy, appreciative, children and staff.
Imagine Schools at West Melbourne is a beautiful school with very caring staff. Character Education is at the forefront of this environment and students learn how to handle day-to-day conflicts. What is very unique about this school is that, unlike any other school in Brevard, Imagine uses same student learning gains. Each student is testing in the fall and then again in the spring to see what learning gains have taken place. It is not enough to look at a school grade as it does not measure what each student has learned during the year. No matter if a student is high performing or lower, each child deserves to learn as much as he or she can. Love this school!
I have a Kindergartner she will be in first grade next year and she has been in this school since VPK. I have never had a problem with any lack of communication when it came to my daughters needs. I love the fact that the teacher takes an active roll in her life by keeping me informed about what else I can do to help her succeed. The school has gone through a change in administration I think for the better. New colors are being added to the uniforms and my daughter is very excited to wear pnk next school term. My little one will be attending Imagine till she has to change schools due to grade no other reason...
A great school! Teachers and staff truely care about the kids and go above and beyond their jobs because they love it here. Teachers volunteer and offer free tutoring, after school sports (for elementary!), music programs, and much more. The campus is clean and safe and the office staff are friendly and helpful. We have GOOD kids here!
This school has gone down hill this school year. The principal and teachers are not organized. My child came back from christmas vacation and found out 3 teachers have quit. My child had straight A's before christmas and now she she has C's and D's with the new teachers. One example of how bad the teachers are is that they teach Math based on vocabulary and notes. They don't practice the problems on the board. Who has ever heard that math that you teach math by TALKING ABOUT IT? They don't even tell you your child is doing bad in class until report cards are due. There are A LOT of parents that feel just like I do.
This school has every bad kid from the district that has been outcasted going here. Because it is free no one is screened. Because parents want to feel privileged because its charter yet free they shove their little ones that had problems the prior year here. They do not have a play ground for the higher grades such as grade 4 and 5 they play in an empty field. The teachers sit there and ignore them and forget about homework.
The faculty at Imagine cares about the children! It is wonderful to know that when greeted by the Principal and other teachers in the morning, that they actually know your child by name. The school is full of faculty who want to teach and help your child in every way possible.
I am very happy i enrolled my children at this school. I have two children that attend here. One in the 2nd and one in the 3rd. The teachers always have good communication with me about my childrens progress or areas my children need to work on. Teachers are always available to tutor students after school. My children have leaned so much from this school not only with education but also with showing good character skills. The staff at this school are always warm and welcoming. The pricipal is remarkable. Any issues that my children have had have been dealt with in a timely manner and to my satisfaction. I would highly recomend this school to all parents searching for a good school for thier child.
This is one of the worst schools to be in since now it is called Imagine school of west melbourne. Teacher's don't even know how to teach. If you have a problem no one does anything about it.
I personally love having my kids at River's Edge. I feel that they are recieving a better education then they would at any other public school in the county. They are both enrolled in tutoring for free this year, and I just love all of the extra curricular activities that are offered on the elementery school level, more than any other school. The other thing that I like is the required parent involvment and the way they do everything they can to make it possible(free aftercare etc.)
Rivers Edge Charter Academy is a good school. It offers hard working teachers and a supportive administration. The principal - Mr. Cole is a man of character and truly cares about the children and their well being. The school, the staff, the children and the parents are like a family. The school might not have alot of extra curricular activities, but they still provide many options that the children and parents can get involved in. Both my children played soccer, basketball, the step team, and the art club. They offer tutoring and enrichment activities for the children that need it. Overall it's a good school. They look out for you kids. Parent involvment is always welcomed. The school has even set up a parent corner just for us to go and check out what is going on, or if we need to talk to the staff. Written by a parent.
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