Moss Park could and should be a great school. I have had kids there for 3 years and this year I have seen a change for the worse. When Mrs. Moss was there it was a very happy, positive place to send my kids. Mrs. Moss was always walking around with a smile on her face and was very happy to see all of the kids. Most of the kids there today don't even know who the new principle or administartion is, and the ones that do know her are scared of her because "she is mean" and does not seem happy even being there. I think the principle needs to be in high school. She has taken away some of the fun activities like plays the kids used to do, she did not even allow them to celebrate halloween. It is a very buisness oriented atmosphere and that is not a good thing for young children. There has even been mulitple teachers quit during the year because of the leadership, or should I say lack of leadership. This administration did not even know which class my son was in on meet your teacher. You can feel a since of tension at the school that is coming from the top, through the teachers and into the classroom. It seems everyone is walking on eggshells, afraid to wake the bear. SAD/FRUSTRATED DAD
We relocated in a community that was zoned for Moss Park Elementary School. We are overall unhappy with the behavioral management and grading system.
Not impressed by this school just yet. Teachers don't listen to their students nor do they communicate well with parents. They are very rule heavy and disciplinarian, taking the fun out of learning. I really hope I can change this review by the end of the year, but I'm not so hopeful.I really hope we move out of the school district before next school year.
I also have an ESE student and the staffing specialist is NOT trying to get them out of schol. She has done amazing things to help ensure my child had the best learning environment possible. My kids have been in this school since it opened and while there were bumps the first couple of years they have everything under control now. This is an excellent school and if parents are having trouble then it is probably due to their own lack of participation. I have found the teachers more than willing to help my child learn in many different ways.
II have an ESE child at this school, and have had an amazing experience. I DO NOT feel at all the staffing specialist is trying to get my child out of the school. In fact she has done everything in her power to help my child to succeed.. She has been extremely kind and caring with my child, and I have not had a better experience. My child learns differently as well, and they are always trying new and different techniques with him. The Speech and Langue teacher is amazing as well as the ESE teacher, and the staff. I have had very wonderful and pleasant experience. My child feels loved and taken care of and that is what matters to me. Perhaps you are a difficult person and don't let them do their job. I hope the McKay Scholarship works out for you, however I get the feeling that you won t be happy anywhere you are. .
If you have an ESE child you should think twice before enrolling your child in this school. The teachers do not understand that most ESE children learn differently and instead of trying new teaching techniques they will rather flunk your child than to what is right. There is ongoing discrimination against the ESE students and parents of such students at this school. The staffing specialist is doing every thing in her power to prevent ESE children from staying there because she is afraid these students can jeopardize the schools rating. We are just waiting for March to come around so we can take a McKay scholarship and leave the public school system forever.
If only I had read this 2-star posting before enrolling my child: May 23, 2011 "I wish I could say something positive about MPE, but..."
The teachers are attentive and the admin are friendly. We were new this year and I couldnt be more pleased with the schools here.
This school is a dream elementary school...I have loved it since the moment I walked in with my kids. The teachers are amazing and the principal is hands-on. There is so much creativity and enthusiasm throughout the school with the teachers & students. I am so sad to leave and wish they could stay here until high school! :) I can't say enough about Moss Park...I feel it is the best of the best!!!
I have 2 sons, aged 7 & 8 years old who are both intellectually gifted children. They are thriving at Moss Park Elementary. Both my sons have teachers who continually stimulate them with advance work, projects and reading materials. They do numerous projects within the school-year, and 2 play within a year. Mrs Moss is strict and runs a tight shift. Of all the elementary schools here in the SouthEast Orlando area, Moss Park beats them all.
I wish I could say something positive about MPE, but my son is in 5th grade and it is is first and last year there. My son has never been a more unhappy kid. He's had to do about 7 major projects this school year, which is more than my other 3 chrildren who are in middle and high school. This is the first time my son has hated school. He's usually an "A" "B" student, but I feel like his teachers are not very nuturing and have a different agenda than teachers who enter the profession because they really want to see children succeed. I just can't wait until my child and I can start a new year at Lake Nona Middle School where I know the teachers really care about their students.
We have two girls that attend Moss Park E.S. We love this school. Mrs. Moss is the best principal ever. This school is her heart and soul. She and her staff does so much for the children. The teachers are some of the most dedicated and loving people I know. We love MPE.
My oldest daughter transferred to Moss Park from Northlake Park, when Moss Park first opened. The difference in school, although only a few miles away from eachother is extreme. Mrs. Moss is a horrible principal, and the curriculum is not taught nearly as well than they did at Northlake Park. The car line is ridiculous! It should not take me an hour to wait for my kids, especially when it is hot or raining outside. The school nurse is horrible, who put a bandaid on my daughter's dislocated elbow and sent her home with a note saying she had a scrape on her elbow. The list goes on and on. If you are able to go to Northlake over Moss Park I would do it in a heartbeat!!
My kids have been going to this school for 2 school years now and we LOVE this school. The environment and staff are GREAT. Thank you MPE teachers for all the love and support you show the children!
We love the school system, great teachers. my daughter already missing it because she is going to Middle School next year.
Excellent school, awesome principal (Mrs Moss). The PTA is very active, and the community is very involved with activities. My child loves it!
When your child loves to go to school and is excited to learn than the school is doing not just one thing right but several! My son Noah is excited to be be involved in the different programs and extra activities and events that the school works so hard to make available to the students that brings the school together as a community. Moss Park Elementary isn't just an elementary school but an organization of great people that brings families together.
I am so proud of the organization of this school. The principal is very personable and all the staff are always very cordial. I feel very comfortable leaving my child in their care because they enjoy what they do and care for the kids.
This school is the absolute best school in Orange County Public School System. It starts at the top with Ms. Moss the principal all the way down to the janitors. Everyone is always so pleasant and helpful. Academics is A+ as well as they are getting our youth ready for the future early with updated technology and utilizing these tools to make learning fun. My family and I moved away for a year and my child didn't want to even go to her school in Savannah, GA it was so bad. Now that we are back in Orlando, she is waking me up in the morning ready to go to school to learn. I love Moss Park Elementary. Every staff member deserves a pat on the back.
We have the very BEST TEACHERS! and no wonder - our school principal is pretty awesome too! Our children are enthusiastic and motivated about their school - and the teachers are supportive, encouraging, and truly CARE about all of the kids!
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