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New Port Richey, FL
Students enrolled: 544

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8636 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34653

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(727) 774-8900
(727) 774-8991
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Map of Deer Park Elementary School address.

April 23, 2014
Our child is a 5th grader at Deer Park and has been attending the school since kindergarten. We have had a wonderful experience here and attribute it to the great teachers our child has had and the helpful administration. The gifted program has been everything we could have hoped for and more. We will be sad to leave at the end of the school year.

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2012
My children, who have Special Needs are attending Deer Park Elementary Right now and I must say I'm very very sad at how the School has become. Teacher's are leaving and Children with Special Needs are not getting the Help they need and it feel like their over looked and looked down upon. It didn't use to be this way. I was proud parent of Deer Park Elementary since 2006-2009. It's Very Very Sad to see what has become of this once great School. They were Number for Special Needs Programs and Services and Now it just very upsetting. I feel for the parents of the kids with out Special Needs to, because it bad for them too.

- submitted by a community member

August 07, 2012
I am so happy that my children won't be attending Deer Park this year. Principal and Vice-Principal are both extremely arrogant! Zero people skills. The white trash from up north are moving into this area in droves, filthy mouths, gangster clothes, and thug parents. Thank GOD I moved out of State.

- submitted by a parent

August 09, 2011
The new principal is running this school into the ground. The parents are made to feel unwelcome and most of the teachers now seem stressed about the changes that have been made by the new administration.I am seriously considering moving my child to another school!

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2011
I have had children in many schools in Pasco county over the last 11 years. This one is not much different than the others. No communication, children are grouped and not seen as individuals, the principal and some office workers are very condescending. Above all, the gifted program is a joke. Who knows how much worse things will be next year with the extreme budget cuts.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2011
Once the new Principal Margie Polin took over this school went to garbage. It is poorly ran and everything is declining...Fortunately my kid is switching schools. Parent involvement is almost frowned upon at this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 19, 2010
We love our school, programs, staff and the ability for our children to grow at their own rate. They allow the children to excel, yet if they are struggling they are discretely tutored within the classroom with other peers at their level.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2010
The school went through Principal change recently, January 2010. The new principal is rash, judgemental and treats parents like they are her students.

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2009
My two young kids go to Deer Park. I have experience with many schools as my older son went to school in Pinellas County. This school is wonderful compared to all the negativity I found in the Pinellas County school system. I would definetly recommend Deer Park to anyone.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2008
I have had two children attending Deer Park Elem. for over 2 years now and I love the school. They are very attentive and motivate the children to learn. My daughter had problems with her reading and it was taken care of immediately and with great success. She actually chooses to read now for fun. I would absolutely recommend this school to anyone wanting their child to get the education they need.

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2008
Prior to my children attending Deer Park I assumed that the wellfare of a child would be close to the top of a schools priority list. That assumption proved to be nieve. I am the mother of 4 students who are classified as 'gifted'. I became aware of how appauling the educational environment was to late for two of my children. Going to Deer Park damaged their self esteem and taught them that sadly, you can't trust all people in positions of authority.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 16, 2008
This school does not take care of bullies. Their answer is kids are kids. My son has been physically assaulted 3xs now and nothing gets done other then parent phone call. He has autism and they find bullies a non-priority.

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2007
I have had 2 children graduate from this school and I love everything about. The staff is wonderful and events are well-organized. The PTO is extremely involved. Truly a great elementary school.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2006
Teachers do not stop children from bullying. Principle never available to parents. Media center leaves a lot to be desired.

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2005
Wonderful school, 'pod' style classroom allows children to be taught at their levels (not across the board). Good 'gifted' program. Good PTO.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
I have had 4 children in this school over the last several years. I have never been unhappy about anything! The staff is awesome and it is truly a 'community' school.

- submitted by a parent

December 26, 2003
This school is great, we moved here from St Petersburg and my only regret is that my son did not get to go to Deer Park for his entire elementary experience. Although my other 2 sons will get all the great education Deer Park has to offer.Keep up the great work.

- submitted by a parent

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Deer Park Elementary School
8636 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, FL  34653
(727) 774-8900
Last modified Deer Park Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Deer Park Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top