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Palm Bay, FL

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1200 Allamanda Road Northeast
Palm Bay, FL 32905

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(321) 723-1055
(321) 952-5924
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May 23, 2014
Our child has attended VPK through 4th grade at PBE and we were very happy up until the past two years. We feel, that while her teachers liked and encouraged our child, she is not receiving the same level of education. We do not receive correspondence from the teacher on a regular basis, but we did receive 3 different report cards for one quarter worth of grades. We have had almost no contact with the new principal, Mrs Milieu us sorely missed. Our child will no longer be attending PBE. In my opinion, the entire school needs an overhaul, buildings and teachers alike.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2014
Totally completely agree with the previous review. Since Migliosi Left this school has turned into a complete disastor.. the pricipal is a complete nightmare and is suspend happy and also screams at the children.. this has passed on to the teachers who no longer care about her students.. My fiancee who is now 35 went to this school when he was a child and told us we will not be returning next year

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2014
I read all the reviews on here and it seems like the only time this school was run right was when some Dr.B was there.Well I gotta say the principal they have now is suspend happy"even on the mentally I'll"now that's pathetic,now my son I all confused,ever since they put this miss Gilbert in there,my son don't know how to act.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2013
My child attended 1 year there. The building is dilapidated & falling apart, the a/c hardly works & is on it's last limb & the playground is a swing set & a tiny plastic slide. Despite all the fundraising efforts they still had next to nothing in the playground fund. The teachers do the best with what they had but my child was ahead in reading & most other areas so he got little to no encouragement when it came to academics. It's definitely a squeaky wheel gets the oil situation. He didn't advance hardly at all until I continued to tutor at home, so basically the school was like a daycare. The other children were very rough & not at all pleasant. If you teach your kid manors, kindness and responsibility you'll be shocked at how these other kids act. It's like an animal house. The principal at the time (thank goodness for them they got a new one) would baby talk and dress very inappropriate for a women of her age, stature and build. They taught some strange moral code from a self help book. Meanwhile, I witnessed teachers manhandling students right outside of the office & nothing was done. The only good thing was the science nights. We won't be returning to say the least.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
I think this school is wonderful. It has been my experience that the staff there is very helpful and goes out of their way to meet the needs of the children and their parents.

- submitted by a teacher
October 20, 2011
Palm Bay Elementary is an AWESOME school. My daughter has been going here since Pre-K and she is now in 3rd grade. Every year she has been blessed with amazing teachers that give 150%. The principal Mrs. Migliori makes our children her #1 priority. The whole staff is all about the children! My daughter has been in Mrs. Miller's Gifted program going on 3 years now and it has been a very rewarding experience. Thank you our Palm Bay Elementary Family!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2011
This school has an amazing staff who care about the students. There are many opportunities for students to enrich their education. Fantastic!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2009
Palm Bay Elementary offers so many fun a nd wonderful learning activities for kids. For example, they have a full science lab that is run by Mrs. Cook the coolest science teacher ever. They have after school clubs they are so inviting to the children. Parents are always welcome into the school and encouraged to volunteer and get involved. Thank you PBE Lil' Pirates for all you do...PBE rocks!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2009
Both of my children are receiving an outstanding education at Palm Bay Elementary. The teachers and administration are awesome.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 09, 2008
I am fairly disappointed with this school. My son has been going here for 2 years and is failing math for the second time. He was enrolled in summer school because of his performance (they do not cover math in summer school) and was informed 2 days into it that he was not allowed to stay because of the scores he had received on an end of year SOAR test (they were too high). What is more important test scores or academic performance? His teacher, is difficult at best and really not interested in the kids that fall outside of his program. This leads me to ask the question: is he there for a pay check or is he there as a teacher of children? Kids are not robots, nor machines. They all learn differently and cannot be expected to be stimulated the same way. A perfect example of

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2006
Palm Bay Elementary is a great place for any kid...the Principal Dr. B is just awesome. No nonsense. She runs a tight ship and she is respectful to parents no matter who they are. She has been there four years and in that time the school has gone from a dump to spotless. The office staff are kind and helpful, always with a smile for everyone. My son's teacher, Ms. Marmo, is great and really cares for the kids. Some of the teachers are not as nice. They act like they are too good for the kids or the parents. All my kids have gone there, and those teachers who have been there a long time still act like the parents are all trash. They've been teaching too long and it shows...kids are still kids and they should not be a chore. The newer teachers seem to care a lot more.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2006
I feel the need to be completely honest about my experience with Palmbay Elementary inorder to assure that parents/children make the appropriate decision in order to obtain a successfully education.I give Palmbay Elementary the lowest score of all schools. A majority of the staff fail to help struggling children,Make's poor decisions,fail's to provide important information and Yes many are very rude. This does not apply to a hand full of teachers.I also agree that the school is too accessible. There are 8 exits and entrances which remain open during school hour with no supervision. If you are looking for a positive environment for you children Palmbay elementary is not the place.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2006
I love Palm Bay Elementary. The school is great. I moved and put my kids in a private school and my kids miss Palm Bay to so I switched them back. They were very helpful with my kids and was on target with everything. I would recommend this school to anyone because they are a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2006
P.B.E is a great school. The principal and staff are all amazing. My children enjoy every day at P.B.E. I give it an A +

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2006
Great schhol,low sudent ratio and group beakout!Very personable, and trachers have been there for a long time which says a lot :)

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2006
Great school. The teachers are wonderful. They are helpful, and very kind. They have helped my son, who is LD and unorganized. Ms. Miller the gifted teacher is a fabulous resource for the school. The inclusion program at this school works.

- submitted by a administrator
January 16, 2006
This school stinks.Its unwilling to help kids.Only my childs kindergarten teacher he had mrs. Furnari was great.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2006
this school is a pretty good school. Not that careful about intruders. You could just walk wherever you want and no one would know or ask any questions. The teachers are o.k. as well as the principal. I personally have never experienced any problems with the school. I do think the teachers could be better.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2005
I think this is a great school. My daughter started her school career in Pre K in 2004 and from the year she attended I saw that student sucess is top goal for this school. Many great family activities such as Math Carnival and Literacy Luau make learning fun for the kids and parents alike.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2005
Great school! Dr. B and her outstanding staff do a great job. In a few short years, our school has done a complete turnaround. The police used to be there all the time, and the discipline was terrible. The school was a C for four years. Dr. Barkwell turned the place around. Kids are expected to behave, and the school has been a A since she got there.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2005
Palm Bay Elementary hold very high expectations for students in both academics and behavior. I have been very happy with the feeling of closeness that I get when I enter the front doors to the office. I am always greeted with a smile and 'How are you.' I feel that the welbeing of my child is of the utmost importance. The principal is very friendly and know most of the students by their first name...quite amazing. Pal Bay Elementary is what it boasts by being the number one school in area 1.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 21, 2004
So far, I am happy with what I have seen at this school. I have only visited 3 times for kindergarten orientation and pre registration, but each time, everyone has been very helpful and polite. I hope this will continue throughout my child's elementary experience.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2004
Wonderful school...the best kept secret in Palm Bay. Skilled faculty, great principal, good leadership development. Super staff. I'm happy my nephew attends this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
Palm Bay Elementary has come a long way. Most of the staff seems to work very hard and seems dedicated to the children there. However, there is a weekness in comunication between staff members as well as staff/parent communication.The current Principle Dr. Barkwell is extremely dedicated and hard working.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
Palm Bay Elementary has come a long way in the past 2 years. Dr. Barkwell,the current principle is very dedicated and hard working. However, the comunication between staff members and between staff and parents needs improvement. The parent involvment area suffers due to this lack of communication. I know of [one teacher] that makes rude coments to children and actually publicly makes fun of them. Also is a very negative attitude. People like this have no place in a classroom of vunerable children and have absolutly no business being a teacher period!

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2004
I have to admit I had reservations about sending my children to Palm Bay Elementary, but I have since met with Dr. Barkwell and other administrative staff members and can see that the new leadership at Palm Bay Elementary has worked wonders to turn things around. Because of the responses I have received to my reservations and the assistance with the transfer paperwork for my children, I am now looking forward to my kids attending Palm Bay Elementary during the 2004-2005 school year.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2004
We have recently moved our son to Palm Bay Elementary School from a Parochial School. He is much happier at Palm Bay Elementary, his teacher is very caring. During our visits to the school we found the children to be well mannered and disciplined. Actually we have found that Palm Bay Elementary is academically ahead of his last school, his teacher is patiently bringing him along with the rest of the class. In all of our dealings with the school staff we found them to be polite and extremely helpful. We are very pleased with this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2004
This school is no way a A rating. You try to phone in for help about something & anyone you speak with know's squat. They transfer you only to go through same crap. Going in is a losing /waste of time joke also you get same as on phone..Grr! Then what is up with all this fund raiser's? Some of us are not made of money ya know. We barely can get by with out having all that crap going on. We have doanted etc. to all but like 3 so far...come on stop this already. Our family cannot afford this. Oh & teacher's are rude etc also calling kid's stupid, saying they are not putting in enough effort etc. when some need the added help home & in school! 'Helping and learning both' are suppose to be @ home as well as school right? Not just @ home.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2003
New principal Dr. Barkwell is doing a great job. Tough on discipline but making a difference in the school atmosphere.

- submitted by a community member

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Palm Bay Elementary School
1200 Allamanda Road Northeast, Palm Bay, FL  32905
(321) 723-1055
Last modified Palm Bay Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Palm Bay Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top