Wow! We lucked out on this school. You would not believe the musical abilities of third and fourth graders. This is not by accident - the teaching staff is beyond spectacular. Mr Fernandez is very good at combining discipline and learning. The academic teachers are also very caring and effective. We planned on this being temporary but no longer. Great school, beautiful facility, and the best people!!
This school is horrible! Except for the music teachers the staff stinks. The principal is unfair and uncaring. For example since when does a 4h grader have to audition for drama club when none of the students ever learned the concept before! My daughter has been waiting 4 years to make it to the after school band class and now they only have it for 5th and 6th graders. How can a school have 6th grade if there is no electives, extra classes, lockers, and just music. ALL IN ALL GET SOMETHING BESIDES MUSIC, FIX 6TH GRADE OR GET RID OF IT, AND GET RID OF THE PRINCIPAL, THE PRINCIPAL IS BAD. Thanks for reading.
Strings will guarantee low paying job. Get a better principal to run this school! For example, the principal at Suncoast. Disappointment.
This is an amazing school! My kids love it! Excellent music magnet program and excellent teachers!
School claims to be diverse but is not. There is nothing worst then for a kid to be different. Their ratios is not what they represent to be true on the internet. Further, the out of school suspension is around 20 percent versus around 2 percent in other schools. That's a sign. The No Child Left Behind grade is 69. Yet, despite giving the school a chance and taking a tour (the older kids looked miserable), the admin staff is making it tough to port out of the school in order for my child to attend another school. Because their Federal No Child Left Behind score is so low, they have to give the option of going to two other schools.
My son went here for first grade. He a great teacher that encourage him to try hard. His teacher love to teach and it showed. The school it self was very open to parents. I knew the principal down to the cafertia lady, and I wasn't that much involved in the school. We have since moved out of state, and I wish I could of taken NPBE with me.
My son attends this school he is in 1st grade and all the teachers there are wonderful they encourage kids to do there best and they challenge the children to help them advance academically.
I'm truly shocked at parents misunderstanding of what a title 1 school is. My three children all attended this wonderful school. The diversity of this school is what our world is made of. My kids are well grounded. Let's remember that education also starts at home. I would recommend NPBE to anyone.
My daughter attends this school and has always received straight A's and good behavior awards. It is my opinion however that there is a definite lack of parental involvement and fairness toward children whose parents aren't able to volunteer or donate money to the school. This school also lacks in extracurricular activities
Not impressed at all. Children will be children with teasing & bullies, but it is the staff's responsibility to make sure that these situations are handled correctly. Children are being bussed in from other school boundaries & that is not fair to the rest of the children. My children are straight A children & never get in trouble at school, but I have seen a drastic change (for the worse) at home in my children's behavior since they switched to NPBES. I have seeked help & guidance from the school w/ no luck (not even a response). I am now seeking counseling help for my children without any assistance from the school. The only credit I can give to this school is that there are some good teachers... I do not want to categorize all the staff as one.
I found that this school has poor communication skills. Some teachers dicipline is not the right way to go about it.. Should not punish the good kids, for what the bad kids are doing.. that is not fair..
This is a good school. The principal is wonderful and most of the teachers are exceptionally good. This school has lost a lot of these good teachers in the past year but I am sure will be replaced with excellent teachers as again the principal is dedicated to making this an 'A' school.
The academic quality of the programs are fine, the availability of music, arts and sports is llimited to one period during the week, as per the school district guidelines due to FCAT instruction. P.E. is one day per week, as well as art and music. Parent involvement is pretty good, but dwindling as more parents are concerned about the school becoming more about Title 1 funding and achieving an A grade as a school, than keeping and achieving continuing families, gifted programs, and other extracurricular activities such as cub scouts, boy scouts, etc.. The teachers are excellent but again, some good ones are leaving due to the type of child now becoming the majority at North Palm due to the boundaries changing.
This school used to be a top-notch neighborhood school. Now it is a Title 1 school that flunked the NCLB, with low-performing and disruptive students.
Teachers are good but too much distractions in classes because of unmanagable students.
My daughter attended NPB Elementary from 3rd grade through 6th grade and had a simply wonderful experience throughout! The teachers and aftercare staff were very caring, always well informed and took time and personal interest in her progress each and every year. We'd relocated to NPB boundaries to enable us to enroll her there due to the repeatedly high remarks we'd encountered. We are extremely grateful to have done so as we couldn't have been any more pleased with the experience!
This school is a 'A' school and the teachers are willing to help the students and teachers get along well and have lots of fun. I recomend ths school alot.
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