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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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