September 24, 2015
Silver Lakes Elementary is a wonderful school. The teachers, support staff, and administrators are very knowledgeable, attentive, caring, and professional. My child has always adored his teachers. He has always looked forward to school. From "meet and greet", until the end of year awards assembly, Silver Lakes Elementary always puts the child first. The dual language program and after school enrichment academy are awesome programs. I feel so fortunate to be part of the Silver Lakes family. Parents, before you jump on the band wagon and sign your child up for a charter school, please do your research. All Silver Lakes Elementary's teachers and support staff are highly qualified to educate children. However, not all of the charter school staff is qualified. Charter school teachers often apply for teaching positions at Silver Lakes Elementary, but Silver Lakes and other Broward County public school teachers do not apply for charter school positions. Charter schools are a problem. They are not a solution. They take funds away from wonderful schools because they make empty promises to parents, such as "no homework". The truth is, only high achieving students at a charter school may not get h.w., but not every child is high achieving. Most children benefit from completing daily h.w. assignments. Please tour Silver Lakes Elementary's campus. The school is highly equipped with a computer lab, plus all fourth and fifth grades have laptops. The cafeteria, hallways, and playground are very well maintained. The classrooms are spacious. Teachers are easily able to facilitate small group instruction and centers, thanks to the large size of the classrooms. Many charter schools have classrooms that are a quarter of the size of Silver Lakes' classrooms. Silver Lakes Elementary is an absolutely wonderful school. Please take a tour and do your research. I'm sure you'll agree.
- submitted by a parent