Students enrolled 1018
School leader MS. SHERRY WATTS

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320 East Pearl Street
Minneola, FL 34715

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(352) 394-2600
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4 stars
Based on 36 ratings

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August 05, 2014
We have loved this school. My son is going into 4th grade and we are sad we are moving away from MES this year, he has been there since K. Music is a big part of Minneola as every year the students get to participate in a musical. The reading enrichment programs have been wonderful as the students break out into groups based on their reading skills so they can be challenged based on their level. My son was also in the ELC program during the school year and sometimes during the summer, he loved it and as long as I told the ELC director that we wanted him to do his homework there, it would be done and he would have help as he needed it. We are moving to a school in Orlando that is rated a 10 on this site but I still leave Minneola with a heavy heart because this school has been such a happy place for my son.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2013
It is doing a great job keeping up with changing times, yet they are still taking care of their returning students with providing transportation.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
This is a great school. I didn't vote five stars because I believe their is always room for improvement. Thank you Ms.D wilson for making the new year a warm and welcoming one. This is the fourth child that has attended this school and they did well. Thank you faculty and staff. You are all Great! Mrs. Anthill my daughter thinks you are the best teacher in the world. As a parent, that means the world to me.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2013
It all depends on the teacher that your child gets. I have two children that have spent two years each in the school. Of the four teachers my children have had, only one (Ms. Raines), is a good teacher.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2013
My son started here at MES this year. We have had the most amazing experience and his teacher, Mrs. Larkin is exceptional. No doubt we made the right choice selecting MES. Thanks for a great Kindergarten experience.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2012
All three of my children have attend Minneola Elementary Charter School. I am very satisfied with the quality of teachers, staff and Principles involvment with the students. I am only sad that when they finish at Minneola Elementary they don't have a great middle school to attend.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2011
i did not like this school i was in the class of kim dison she did not like teaching i moved on to imagine south lake a school with a world class education all good grades but maintain a good grade to stay in the school i do not have to go to ese because i was ready to leave last year submitted by student

- submitted by a community member
November 03, 2011
They should rename the school Reaves penitentiary. Hope the rumor is true that she's leaving after this year. Maybe then the kids can be kids.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2011
The Pre-k teachers are very good with children as well as my daughters 5th grade teacher. Cant say much for the others! Drop off and pickup of students needs improvement. Children are rushed in and out of vehicles. Very rude staff at the drop off and pickup line. Glad my daughter will be moving on to another school next year! Will not be returning with my son for kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2011
I have two daughters who go to Minneola and love it! They do give stuff on very short notice, but you just have to make sure that you are communicating with their teachers, like you should be anyway. Both of my girls have had great teachers and the ESE Gifted program has been great for my oldest, which is why we chose to come here.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2011
I personally hated this school. My child required extra help due to a learning disability, and her teacher did not want to do what was required to help. When I asked questions about her progress, the teacher acted annoyed and bothered by my involvement. They took a long time to return calls, and that's if they were ever returned at all. I eventually withdrew my child and sent her to another school where she did very well. I totally agree with the previous comment that some people don't need to be teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2011
This school was the only school that we thought would make a difference in my sons grades! I have 3 kids in this school, and so far my daughter has done great! I have 2 boys that are very active and are very outspoken, I have always supported that, but at this school I dont think that they like it very much that a kid is outspoken! They are not allowed to be who they are, and lord forbid that they get up to pick something off the floor...they come home with a orange!! The only issue that I really have is that if you cant deal with kids and their different personalities, then you dont need to be teaching! Just my opinion!

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2011
I think that Minneola Elementry is a really bad school My son was at school when at play time two kids walked up to him hit him in the privets and then kicked him in the ribs. I did not get a call home or even a letter. When my son got home he had bruses on heim so I asked him what happened and then that is how I found out. I went to school the next day and they only have the one kid a 1/2 day of in school supension when he is always in trouble. Then to top it all off they did not even send him to see the school nurse to see if he was ok. Also no teachers were watching him kids had to get the teacher and get the kids off him. Then about a week later he fell from the monkey bars and hit his head they did not send him to the nurse nordid they see that. After I complained about both my son got a referal for poring milk and juice out on his tray at lunch not making a real mess. But the kids that beat him up did not get anything. So what would you think about this school? I rate it a 0. Also when the take their weekly spelling test they have 31 words to study and 5 mysterious words they can not study. so my son ends up with a C because of the words he can not study.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2011
I have 3 children attending Minneola Elementary. My oldest is in the 3rd grade and has been there since kindergarten. We spent so much time researching schools. We read online parent reviews and compared test scores. We finally chose Minneola Elementary and prayed that we were making the right choice. Four years later, we feel very fortunate to be part of such a wonderful school. It is always obvious to me that the children's safety and education is the highest priority. My children make excellent grades and love their school and teachers. One of my children recently had the flu and cried because he didn't want to miss school. What more could a mom ask for?

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March 30, 2010
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July 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 31, 2009
This school always wants stuff in short notice. They want money for the feild-trip and wants food for this brunch. Then they want money for the graution party. Then i have to sigh every test my daughter gets. So I give this school a rating of a 5.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 07, 2009
I have already wrote in but forgot another very important problem. They need to send home information more in advance if something needs to be sent into school i have had many ocassions where there was only 1 to 2 days notice for certain things.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2008
My son just started Kindergarten and was having some problems settling down. His teacher Mrs Baumann did everything and came up with some great suggestions for him so he can keep quiet in the class. Everyday I get a report on how he is progressing and he is doing great. When a kid is excited about going to school I would say that the school is doing something great.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2008
My children have had positive experiences at Minneola and the faculty's number one priority is their students.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 14, 2008
We have never been as disappointed in a school as much as we are Minneola Elementary. The staff is not friendly, in fact they are condascending and careless. They are not at all worried about the children's welfare and they are completely unorganized. I have called the school 7 times and 5 of them I had to leave a message. I only received a call back one of the 5 times and that was because on the message I brought up the fact that I have never received a call back. The school does not teach young learners phonics when teaching them how to read. It also does not call when your child does not show up to class, so you wouldn't know if you child was in danger until you got off work. When it's all too late. My children have asked if they can go to a different school next year

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2007
Like many others we are new to this school either by re-zone/opt out letters. So far we are happy. I am a bit concerned about the paranoia about the carpets. The school does not allow water-bottles in class and want children to drink from fountains that even the teachers will not use. Let s not forget that kids have accidents but you can t say that they have not had kids sick or wet on those carpets. I would like to see the school have a positive approach to good health and support it not worry more about the flooring. Sadly when you do bring up concerns like these Mrs. Reeves and Watts remind us you can leave the school if you wish . I do not understand why teachers are allowed to refuse class mom s are they hiding something? A good leader would require this for the safety of the children and teachers

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2007
My daughter and I are extremely happy with Minneola Elementary. All of the faculty exhibit a genuine passion in ensuring the positive development of the children.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
My son loves his school and I love how he looks forward to going to school. Teachers at Minneola are committed to our children's success.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2007
My daughter has been at Minneola since Kindergarten and will be starting 5th grade in a few weeks. I can say nothing but good things about Minneola and the teachers. Every year we have had great communication with her teachers. The ELC program could use some improvement, but 'you get what you pay for'. They are an inexpensive alternative to other before and afterschool programs. Principal Marks and Vice Principal Adkisson (Mr. A) were wonderful and now Principal Reaves and Vice Principal Watts have stepped up and are doing a great job also. (IMHO) They are going into a brand new building the 2007-2008 school year, the portables are gone. This can only improve what has been already a great learning environment for any child. The teachers are a very disciplined and I appreciate that as I myself have set high standards for my child. A great school!

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February 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2006
Clermont Elementary teachers are nice, but it appears to have low expectations of students.

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May 04, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2006
minneola elementary is a awesome school. the parents and teacher support is awesome. alot of dedicated teachers

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2005
Good School, Good Teachers, Needs improvements done to the building itself. The Cafeteria is too small and they lack space for a true music room or indoor gym.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2005
The principal is very biased towards her staff and not the best interest of the child. It seems that some of the members of this school seem to have forgotton children are there to learn and grow and are not brought there as already perfect little adults. I guess the days of nurturing and loving care from teachers have left our little ones. Some members of this school treat children as if this is a military style environment. Perhaps if teachers realize that children need to be inspired and surrounded by positive influences and the child will respond and be enthusiastic about school. In addition the elc program is staffed by aids who are not educated in child care of have no child psychology course experience. A neighbor of mine had her child pushed by one of the workers while being disciplined for 'laughing with his friends'.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
The overall quality in my opinion is a 10. I love Minneola Elementary School. The teachers are always willing to communicate with the parents and I love the safe atmosphere of this school. The quality of education is great. Even under the stress that taking the FCAT caused, our teachers made sure that the students stayed on track with their studies.

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May 17, 2005
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March 29, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2003
Ms Kathy Black is a fantastic Teacher she cares so much when her students are struggling. She made a big difference in Anthony's progress dealing with A.D.H.D. We were constantly communicating, everyone helped and for that i'm so gratefull. Thank you everyone, u really make a difference. C.Rivera

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Minneola Elementary School
320 East Pearl Street, Minneola, FL  34715
(352) 394-2600
Last modified Minneola Elementary School is a Charter school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Minneola Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top