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PK-5
Public
Orlando, FL
Students enrolled: 594
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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12600 Bisted Drive
Orlando, FL 32824

(407) 858-2230
(407) 858-4698
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Map of Southwood Elementary School address.

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May 08, 2010
This school has gone downhill since my first child started here in 2005. The PTA is not very active. There were few schoolwide activities this year. The teachers are caring and top notch. I would like to see more activities for the children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 03, 2010
The school is a real family atmosphere! The staff go out of their way to make everyone feel at home!

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 23, 2009
It is an excellent school with wonderful, caring, creative and dedicated teachers. Great support from the administration. There are constant meetings to help the staff learn new ideas on how to help children. It is a true family!

- submitted by a teacher
September 23, 2009
All of the staff are wonderful and caring.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I love Southwood because of its diversity and their aproach to education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Southwood is a unique school built on a constructivist approach to education, allowing students the opportunity to 'own' their education by being actively involved rather than listening to lectures. It integrates all aspects of education with child development to reach every learner!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Southwood is a very unique elementary school that gives their students the opportunity to grow not only academically but also into great citizens of their community. I am proud to say that I work at this awesome school with wonderful support from my co-workers and administration. Southwood is an A school and is #1! :)

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
Our school has a very dedicatd staff that strives to meet each child where they are and move them to higher levels in learning. We provide a safe and caring environment where each student can try new ideas and ways of solving problems and develop higher thinking skills.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
Our school is and has been an A+ school for many years because of the dedicated staff, teachers, parents and community supporters. Yes we are #1.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
The diversity of students and staff and the friendly atmosphere!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Southwood is a wonderful school to help children grow and learn as human beings.

- submitted by a teacher
September 17, 2009
(I would say more but I cant,because this does'nt let you post alot...)Southwood Elm. is a very good school,we are an A school,we have added great new technolegy for 2009,we are very safe and the Teachers/Staffs are great by trying a great effort to help us:Get along,Make good descisons,and help us to grow and laern to become great citizens!A very good learning enviroment indeed!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
Southwood is an excellent community school. The staff truly cares for all of the students and they make learning fun.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
My daughter had awesome teachers; they found creative ways to max her potentials!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
My daughter had teachers that impacted her education in creative ways that only Teachers who Care could make a Difference!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
The teachers really care about their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
A rated all the way. and the teachers are incredible always. the principle Mrs. storch only hires the best for our children. and the school is very innovative in its thinking keeping it fresh and up to date.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2007
Outstanding program! The teachers are very talented, the administration truly cres about the welfare of the students, and there is a clear sense of teamwork among the staff! A great school!

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2007
Great School - good, caring teachers and students. Doesn't have any extra activities if your child is not into music. We like it here but would like to see the test scores improve compared to our neighbor schools.

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2006
Fantastic school! The administration has been wonderfully supportive!

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
November 26, 2005
Great School, would recommend to anyone!

- submitted by a teacher
August 19, 2005
We are very satisfied with Southwood. Our oldest daughter just graduated from there and she did very well in the school. Now our youngest is in the 2nd grade and she loves school. Great administration in this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2005
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- submitted by a student
July 27, 2005
Southwood elemetary is the best school in Florida, the teachers are great and the communication and web site is awsome! Southwood is the best.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2004
My son attended from pre-K (no longer available) through 5th grade. I was very happy with the faculty and administration. Parking during Open House is horrible. Arrive early for events.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2004
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- submitted by a teacher
January 08, 2004
We have had children in Southwood since the day the school opened. We have always had wonderful teachers. Our youngest is in 2nd grade and loves going to school. Thank you to Mrs VanTil for making school fun while helping the children learn so much.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2004
The principal of Southwood Elementary expects excellence from her teachers. She attracts and hires the best in the region and provides the leadership they need to excel in their roles. The teachers are supportive and encouraging to the students with a strong emphasis and reading and the arts.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2003
We moved from New York to Orlando last year. This is my son's second year at Southwood. He is very happy with the teachers and I think he is doing better now. I think they are very organized, and teacher and staff are very nice.

- submitted by a parent
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Southwood Elementary School
12600 Bisted Drive, Orlando, FL  32824
(407) 858-2230
Last modified Southwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Southwood Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top