Best school ever, but you need to participate and be envolved in your child's education. Everyone wins then!
Absolutely the BEST SCHOOL EVER! Its a public school but kids must be selected from the lottery held in early March. Every day teachers send home a folder that must be intialed. The folders provide a quick and direct communication with parent and teachers. Parents are required to do 9hrs of volunter time but items requested from teachers counts as time. So does having lunch with your child or attending a skating party. ITs sooo easy to get time. OPE has after school clubs for every grade such as chorus, jogging club, tumbling class, art club, yearbook, and much much more. Safety patrols will walk young kids to their classes after parent drop them off and there is patrols at the Kindergarder classes.
This is our 2nd yr at this school. Our son is in 1st grade and we just are so pleased with Mr.U and everyone at the school.
It has caring teachers, keeps grades up, teaches manners as well as studies and keeps winning awards!
My daughter is in her 4th year at OPE. You will not find a better public school and I would say you would be hard pressed to find a competitive private school. Parent involvement is mandatory here and is what drives this school. The teachers are all dedicated and even the principal knows the name of every child.
This is our 2nd yr at this school. Our son is in 1st grade and we just are so pleased with Mrs. Stokes and everyone at the school.
This is our third school in three years and we could not be happier. The administration and even other teachers know the students by name and really make each student feel at home. I have been so impressed with the personalized attention and love displayed at OPE. We don't ever want to leave.
There are 4 classes for each grade. A school with a big heart. The principal and vice principal really try to learn all the students in the school.
I have 3 children in school here , 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade. I have been very pleased with each of my children's progress. The campus is small and has only up to 4 classes per grade. The principle and vice principle know all of the kids by name. Academically OPE is among the highest scoring schools in Clay County on the FCAT. I feel that the school does prepare the students for testing but enriches their studies outside the the scope of testing as well. We have a great music program during school hours as well as a extra curricular chorus. Art is currently unavailable since Technology (computers) is mandatory. However there is talk of incorporating an after school art program. Sports are well-incorporated into the school curriculum and there are after school activities. Parents are what make this school what it is. I cant say that enough.
OPE is a wonderful school. The teachers and administration work together to help make it a successful school. OPE holds high expectations both academically and behaviorally. The small environment is beneficial to the students. Keep up the good work!
There is a high amount of parent participation. This helps to make this an incredibly great school. The parents have a genuine interest in the education of the children. This allows the teachers to reach some great heights in academic progress with each child.
This school is great. There are a lot of great opportunities for kids to better themselves. This school also promotes parent involvement.
Parent involvement is a top priority here. I have been here with my kids for 12 years now and the parents are what make the difference. We are small and we are family ! Academically a great place to learn, could use more space for PE and art and music.
we have been very happy at OPE, every teacher has been wonderful. my son has scored very well on fcat and loves school.
OPE is an excellent school. My daughter started there a year ago and I have not been disappointed. It is by far one of the finest schools in Clay County.
This is the second year my grandchildren have attended this school. What a treasure we have found! Awesome faculty, committments enforced, extracurricular activities great. The physical education teacher at this school has set up an outstanding program! Quality physical education curriculum taught, student adaptations excellent, and an unbelievable extracurricular program. Well worth the long drive.
This is my son's second year going to Orange Park Elementary. It has been an incredible experience. The faculty and the parents are just wonderful. I am so thankful that this is where my husband and I chose to send our son.
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