Atwater is a great school! The principal is always out and about and I've seen him every time I attend a function. When I needed to speak to him about my child he called me back the same day and took the time to listen to what I needed. The teachers have all be great and are willing to go the extra mile to help students. They communicate with parents frequently and homework assignments are very organized. We moved a lot before settling in this area so my son has been to 5 elementary schools in Iowa, Florida, and South Carolina, Atwater is one of the best we have encountered!
My son attended school here since they opened. I have NEVER loved a school so much. I wish he could go through high school in this school. Administration is on the ball, receptive and progressive. I cannot say enough GREAT things about this school. Don't question sending your child here. It's amazing. The before and after childcare program was awesome as well.
Ms Eckerd and Ms Kinzel , Mrs. Lord and Mr Lord are all terrific! I have to say all the teachers are very friendly and outgoing! The events the school does like movie nights and bounce house days are fantastic. The uniform exchange dates are great as well! Thanks to the PTO as well for being able to do so much for our kids. Atwater you are the best.
We love, love, LOVE this school! The relationship that the Principal, Mr. Hutchinson has with these kids is like nothing I have seen anywhere else. They think he is the greatest, most sincere, caring guy out there. That caring trickles down to the staff. No body passes the buck at this school, every child counts, every concern counts. 3 of 4 of my kids have attended this school and every day is a blessing.
Love!! Love!! We love Atwater Elementary.. we have 3 children attending. Everyone that works here has been nice to our family, the front office staff, all the teachers, the cafeteria staff, and the principal are SO friendly. We highly recommend this school. :)
I have 3 kids that go to Atwater, my oldest sice it opened and I am not impressed with the school overall. It seems to me that some of the teachers are just not that good and look to be the kids friend rather than their teacher. I never get a sense that my child if improving or being challanged, just going through the motions to get a high score on the FCAT and that's it. Some of the teachers seem to be children themselves and act like one, very goofy when I meet them. I'm a little biased since I grew up North and feel the educational system in Fl is just not on par at all. I have only met 1 teacher down here that was worth her weight in gold and she was taken away to teach special needs kids because she was that good. The rest just seem to need a job. I hope it improves as I'm afraid my children are being robbed of their education here. Please increase the amt of homework and make it challenging and fun. That's sorely missing. If it changes, I'll update this post.
LUV IT;) My children have went here since it opened and is absolutely a wonderful school
What an Amazing school year this has been! Dear Atwater Family, We are so grateful to the staff, and teachers who have treated our children so special. The staff is so friendly, caring and always go out of their way to help. To Mr. Hutchinson and Mr. French, you have greeted each student with a enthusiasm and smile everyday, and they have grown to love you! Your hours of hardwork, that often goes unseen has truly been appreciated! To our teachers, Mrs. Gerdon, Mrs. Eckerd, and Mr. Sterbutzel, words can't express how much we appreciate your daily care, and the extra mile you have gone for our children. You have inspired them to be better students and made a lasting impression on them!!! We love you! To the cafeteria staff, thank you! You do an amazing job! And finally, from the school nurse to the front office, your helpfulness makes this school number #1. The Potts Family
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