Students enrolled 821
School leader MR. MARC CHARPENTIER
Transportation options Yes
District Broward County School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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18400 Southwest 25th Street
Miramar, FL 33029

(754) 323-7650
(754) 323-7690
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4 stars
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November 05, 2014
The school is over crowded. Over 22 students in some classrooms, and a lot of yelling and chaos as one reviewer mentioned. All they care about are test scores, not the best learning experience for the students. There is a PTSA at the school that does not contribute anything to the teachers, or from what I see the students. It is one unorganized fundraiser after another. I have even witnessed members of the PTSA fighting loudly amongst each other in the hallway, which I find innappropriate. The school needs a lot of improvement.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2014
SLE is spectacular! The teachers, staff and adminiatrators are very educated and caring and have our children's best interest at heart. They have high expectations for all students and prepare them well for their future. All students who attend this school are very fortunate to be surrounded by the best role models!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2014
My son just joined first grade in this school. Being a volunteer and being able to actually have a look inside the class while in session has been an eye opener for me. The teachers are extremely stressed in the classroom. Shouts and yells at all the kids, some kids get yelled at more than the others. Kids can be made to stand outside the classroom and become a topic of discussion among all the teachers. Many a times my kid has come home with wet pants, telling me he was not allowed to use the restroom in spite of asking her three times. Home works are given out as loose sheets of papers. If they fall out of the paper, kids are yelled at. Administrative staff at the front desk are some of the worst people to deal with. Especially an old lady with short hair. Best part is note is teacher's change in behavior as soon as kids parents shows up to pick the kids up at the end of school. Almost as if they have a split personality!

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2014
Overcrowded!!! My daughter is in a first grade class this year with over 30 students! How is a child supposed to learn? There are 2 teachers, but my daughter said they are always trying to get all of the kids under control and have little time to teach. We feel that she is gifted, and are very concerned that there are way too many kids in her class, and that she will fall behind because of it. Overall, I would say that the school does not follow the 18:1 student teacher ratio, and that is very concerning.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2014
My two daughters have had the most wonderful experiences at SSL. The administration, support staff, teachers, and parent organizations work collaboratively to provide the best education for our children. My girls have been so happy. While one is now starting middle school, I am proud that my younger one will continue to benefit from their love and dedication to our community. It is an amazing school with a beautiful campus and loving staff. It feels like an elite private school. Thank you Sunset Lakes Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2014
I just found out that my friend's child was bullied and attacked in this school, and nothing was done about it. I pulled my two children out because my 4th grader was bullied the entire 2013-2014 school year and the principal and assistant principal didn't do anything. They would not answer my emails or phone calls. Sometimes I would even stand outside his office, but he would not acknowledge this serious issue. I am fortunate my kids got into Somerset Academy and we will never have to deal with Sunset Lakes again!

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2014
Complete lack of transparency. That's all I need to say. Go for a reassignment at another local school or apply for charter schools such as Somerset Academy.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2014
Omg I went to this school from 1st-5th grade and am bow in 6th in Glades Middle. Sunset Lakes is the best. The teachers are very nice and now how to let loose and be fun, and the new principle, well, if you ever get stuck going to bush gardens with him on your bus, remind him there are water rides there. Just don't let him drag you onto one. There are always parties as rewards. This school really gives kids the fun so they want to go, but teach them the right things to succeed in things. Also to any parents who are worried about the rumors about Glades. Yah, they're are some fights. Like. 2 a month. But its a very nice school. Same thing as sunset lakes but the teachers are a bit..less loose. Hope this helped, seeing it from a childs point of view :)

- submitted by a community member
May 07, 2013
I have two kids in the school since I moved from NJ. I have a first grader who's been here for 2 yrs and a prek who has been there for 2 yrs also. In Sept 2013 my oldest will go to second grade and my youngest will start Kindergarten. What can I say, I love it!!! Beautiful school inside, clean, large, great teachers, beautiful mac computer lab. The administration is wonderful very helpful. The bus program is great and my kids belong to another zone school (panther run) but I don't send them there its not as sophisticated or up to date (tech wise). The academics at Sunset Lakes is also one of a kind. Kuddos...I love this school....

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2012
This is my second year with this school. The teachers are great. My daughters 3rd grade teacher is great to work with, good with communication and listens to parents concerns. My daughter is doing well in this school. The only issue I have is it is quite unclear how the admin decides to place the child in regular or advanced class each year. My daughter got an overall 93% in reading and math in 2nd grade. but was not placed in the advanced class based on the overall performance. upon request and meeting with the counselor the answers are not very satisfactory. The school has a Champ math program, information related to this is not sent to the parents. It is not clear the selection criteria for this program.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2012
I was pleased with Sunset Lakes, my child entered in kindergarten and just graduated this year! I feel I was very fortunate to have a 3rd and 4th grade teacher that was passionate about her job and cared individually for the progress of her students. It is all about staying involved and speaking up, I wish I had regarding his 1st and 2nd grade teacher, but he is thriving now.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2012
This will be the 3rd year my daughter attends this school and I couldn't be happier. She started in 1st grade and is now entering 3rd grade. Facility itself is very well-kept and safe. Admin is very helpful & friendly. They're constantly doing events to keep children and parents engaged. Principal & AP were amazing! I hope this year is even better!

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2011
I love this school and especially feel that the real difference is my child's teacher. She is superwoman!! I am proud to say that she may be the one who he looks back and remembers fondly for changing his world. It's hard in any school until your child gets a teacher that he or she relates to. Thanks!!

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2010
My daughter has been in Sunset Lakes since Kindergarten. She will be graduating this year and I just want to say how pleased I am with this school overall. The school has solid administrative leadership and staff. She has been blessed with excellent teachers that really prepare them for middle school. This school is strong academically and my daughter has made great friends along the way.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 18, 2009
I am more encouraged now that the new wing is open and has allowed for better class sizes. I was disappointed with my son's teacher in first and second grade and should have followed my instinct. He has a great teacher now, but he needs to catch up since he apparently didn't get exposure to some things last year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
My daughter is now on her 6th year at this school and has done very well academically. She also has been happy there.

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September 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2009
My daughter attends sunset elementary school, she is doing very well, her teachers are absolutely wonderful and she gets the attention she needs from her teachers.

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October 20, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 12, 2008
My son will be going to the 2nd grade for the 08-09 school year. The school and staff are great overall and the parent participation in school activities is outstanding. The parking and traffic situation during drop off/pick up could use improvement, which is a design issue-no reflection on the staff. Mrs. Racquel Gonzalez was my son's Kindergarten teacher and she made all the difference in the world with his transition into regular school. She is truly interested in her student's development and it is very obvious that she loves what she does. She should be commended on her genuine ability to relate to parents and more importantly, her students.

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May 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 14, 2008
It is overcrowded. My son in 4th grade there are 42 students, 2 teachers for them. Too many kids. And the kids are stressed out with those FCAT that will not do anything for them in the future. Teachers are good.

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June 01, 2007
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March 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2007
This school is overcrowded! They are also not very accepting of parent involvment, I would love to help out in class but have been told 'no thank you.' Im looking for other options for my kids due to the class sizes here. One good thing about this school is Mrs Friedman, she was my daughters K teacher and she is fantastic!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2006
Great school, too many students in the kindergarten class, 35 kids, too much!

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2006
This is a wonderful school with teachers that really care about the children!

- submitted by a teacher
March 09, 2006
Great School but it is a bit over crowded. I do not like such a filled classroom for my 5 year old son. I am looking more for a school with a smaller classroom size.

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March 08, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2006
My kids go to Sunset Lakes, they are in 1st grade and the teachers are not to motovated, specially now that this school is over crowded. They are doing team teaching and most of the teachers don't like it. My son is having troble with his reading and the teacher told me there is no help unles he is in 3rd grade, no tutoring or after school activities that could help him. Also the principle and vice principle don't like parents to help to much, they always look mad I guess you can say they are not too friendly.

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November 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2005
Very happy with my daughters kindergarten teacher,mrs.Friedman,she seems to care about the kids,and handles situations with tenderness,what is expected from a k class teacher.She needs to be commended for her great overall teaching abilities,she really is the best.If only all the teachers in the school were like her.My daughter is adjusting well to her class and projects,made new friends and is learning at a fantastic pace.The school is very safe,I am real happy with the security and strict regulations regarding visits.I commend the staff on this aspect.I feel my daughter is safe at all times with excellent supervision.So far overall a great school.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2005
Sunset Lakes is a good school, particularly in preparing the children to take the FCAT and other standardized tests. The academic programs are fair, but I would say, not nearly challenging enough, and not on par with the neighboring charter schools in terms of rigor and level of difficulty. The school has adequate music and art programs, though I would say not enough extracurricular activities, particularly team sports. Parents tend to be very involved at the school, in PTA, volunteering, chaperoning field trips and turning up at field days, book fairs and other events. However, the school does not require parental volunteer hours. The school benefits from being in a high property tax area, so it is well stocked with computers and other equipment. Field trips are innovative and well planned, and the teachers and staff are reasonably approachable and available. Traffic and parking are awful, however!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2005
My son attended the Complex Place Program for two year at this school. I would have continued at this school had they offered a cluster Program. Overall a great school.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2005
My son started kindergarten in school year 2004-2005. We are amazed at his progress. Within a few months he was reading. They are learning so many things. We are really happy with the school, which is currently an A rated school.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2005
Good school. Principal, Dr. McDaniel, is very dedicated, cares about students and is very familiar with how to get things done for the school through the Broward School District. Although class sizes are small, there are several sections for each class. Therefore, the students often do not get to meet all of the students from their same grade level. Extracirricular activities at the school are limited but there are plenty at the Community Center next door.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2004
This was the first year that my daughter went to Sunset Lakes Elementary, and so far it has been a great experience. She found a very supportive teacher and staff that helped her with the initial language barriers.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2004
I have my son at K in Sunset Lakes. His room has 22 kids and the teacher is great. She is a well experienced teacher with a very nice approach to the kids. Learning discipline and is part of the day rutine. I like the communication that the school has with the parents, the principal is involved in all the grades and they organize frecuent parents events. The school has media center, a kids oriented library and music classes. Much better than the private schools available in this area.

- submitted by a parent
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Sunset Lakes Elementary School
18400 Southwest 25th Street, Miramar, FL  33029
(754) 323-7650
Last modified Sunset Lakes 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.
Sunset Lakes Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top