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2175 Degroodt Road Southwest
Palm Bay, FL 32908

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January 25, 2015
I am a alumni of westside and this was a very good school when I went there. The teachers were very nice and helpful.Although the lunch could be improved.

- submitted by a teacher

January 05, 2015
My thoughts exactly with the parent review from Sept 2014. The office staff is very disrespectful & disorganized, something needs to be done about this. I dread anytime I need to go to the office. The school programs have potential if you can get into them. My daughter has been trying to get into the art club & jammers programs for 3 years now and has yet to be admitted. I even visited the art teacher in the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year to reiterate my daughter's interest, but there's no room for her. She joined recorders for 2 years, but just recently quit since her friends were in the jammers group and she was not accepted at tryouts. We really struggle with her motivation and self-confidence at home, and all the work I do to support this is never reinforced at school. How disappointing. She only has 1 more year there, so she'll finish at Westside, but my son will be attending 2nd grade elsewhere. The teachers are either extremely good or just not at all. We had 2 very good years, so I hate to generalize an entire school as being poor when there are many qualified and dedicated teachers at Westside. With that said, I don't think it's a good fit for everyone.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2014
I guess for the average brainwashed RH positive monkey parents would agree that this school is great, clearly none of them have high expectations and are use to thinking with only their left side of their brain only. This schools staff so far is horrible...these people have no heart, the office is so disorganized, they have lost all of my childs important papers such as physical exams and proof of court papers that say I have sole custody of my child. These papers are important and need to stay on file at all times in case of an emergency....The staff in the office is very disrespectful , cant answer questions and simply turn their back on you and walk away in the middle of a parent asking a question......If this continues I will be taking my kid out of this school and placing her in a different school.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2014
During lunch they refused my child not once but twice water...she had more thn enough money to buy water both times yet the lady at the cafeteria told her no.This happened on many other occasions when she wanted to buy lunch(food)..she was told no and thn handed over a lousy peanut butter and jelly sandwich. And as far as those account things they created for students , i dont use it for many reasons simply because they dont let you as a parent/student control on what u can spend your money on for lunch. I teach my child how to manage her own money and not depend on someone else to and that is important these days....Only people out of the 7 i met in that school that i liked was the music teacher and the principal.. .. I am furious with this school and I will make sure justice is served...to all the other parents they can act as if there is not any kind of problem in that school , maybe its easy for some because you dont have a mind of your own and your not a leader so you just follow what they tell you to do even when its wrong....but seriously you must snap out of it...open your eyes and brain.

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2013
I am a Mom who loves this school. My son went to another elementary school before this one and had a very bad experience there. In Westside Elementary my son had trouble settling in at first because of the kind of experience he had previously and his teachers here were very understanding a patient with him. If you as a parent or guardian and have any issues with anything it is never an issue with the staff here to set an appointment and all meet to discuss issues and resolve them. I love them here and so does my son.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
I love it the teachers are nice and my music class is cool we all love are teachers

- submitted by a community member

June 30, 2013
I just graduated the sixth grade and I'd have to say I loved it. I went to Westside for 5 years and never really had any issues. 99% of the teachers care very much for the students and help them all they can. Great gifted Program. Definetly a Fantastic school!!!!!

- submitted by a community member

May 15, 2012
Two of my children have spent their elementary years at Westside and currently I have one in 1st grade. This school has never been a disappointment. The principal, assistant principal and teachers are excellent, caring and helpful. The principal's secretary, Mrs Bishop has always been very helpful in every situation. The learning atmosphere is excellent. Children excede in this school. My children are all Gifted Students and Westside's Gifted program is met extremely well with Mrs. Krause, a top notch instructor who is an exceptional person and teacher. It's no wonder this school has maintained its rating as a Florida "A" school.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2012
This school is OK for average students but does not have the infrastructure in place meet the needs of gifted students or students with educational disabilities. The teachers actually seem scared to recommend children for additional help. After fighting for additional help for my daughter she told me time and time again that the accomodations were not being offered to her. At least our fighting got her the IEP she needed to qualify for a scholarship so she could go to a school that could accomodate her needs. She is doing great and has confidence in the processes that have been put in place for her.

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2009
This school is wonderful. Not only are the teachers there caring but also educated and informed. The principal, Ms. Passanissi genuinely cares about her school and the students. A +.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2009
I have trouble rating Westside Ele. as a 3. It is the desired school for my friends and grandchildren. Principal Passanissi & Asst Prin. Whalen are an untouched duo. It seems to have more board certified teachers than any other. Safety is always #1. Discipline is effective and swift. Thhere is a high degree of parental involvement. Also one readily finds a widr range of opportunties for extracurrical events. And there are others listed and available because of dedicated caring teachers. If I had my druthers, Westside Elementary would be receiving all the children known to me and my friends. There is only one school district. There are scores of schools at the elementary, middle and high school level. My favorite elementary school---hands down--is Westside elementary. I have visited and served at many throughout the Brevard County School District. I recommend Westsidie Ele. in a heartbeat.

- submitted by a community member

May 27, 2009
This school is truly amazing. I brought my daughter here after attending a charter school in the area and there is absolutely no comparison!

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2008
Not the most welcoming school for students new to the area. That could just be my sons particular teacher though. She was not very helpful or friendly to my son or me. She made it pretty clear that she did not want to spend an extra minute on us. The principal on the other hand is very helpful and friendly. She seems to really care about the students and families

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2008
I believe that Westside is a ok school if your child doese not have any special needs. I have a nephew who has attended Westside for 2 years, and my sister has had to fight every step of the way to get him the help he needs.They are very rude and don't follow through with the IEP. They had moved here for a better life, and school for there son. This has been nothing but disappointment after disappointment. They are now moving back to Ohio, and leaving there family here becuase of Westside Elelmentry, and I am very sad that a school with so much for 'normal' kids can not accomidate a child with special needs. The only reason this child has made it this far is because of his parents not this school.

- submitted by a parent

December 19, 2006
AAA+++ The teachers at Westside are very caring and personable. They are what makes this a school of excellence. My kids started at Westside right from the opening of its doors and the school gets even better each year. If you are looking into moving to the South Palm Bay area, I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2006
ifeel this school is a good school. the teachers seem to know what they are teaching. the school is clean and safe. iwould recomend this school.i am a parent.

- submitted by a parent

November 08, 2005
One of my children were in this school since the day it opened until she moved to middle school. And my second child was there k-3rd grade. I am an old time westside mom. They're academic program is pretty good. Both of my childern are intelligent and articulate. But I feel there is way too much emphasis on FCAT practice in the classroom for and hour and a half every day. As far as extracurricular activities, it is pretty sad. Nothing for actual sports. The level of parent involvement seems ok. They always made parents aware of happenings and festivals etc. And now that Mr. Harper has retired, I would hate for my kids to be there. Especially since the exploding subdivision is upsetting the people who have lived there for many years. The quality of education went down when the subdivision went up. It's all about the money there.

- submitted by a parent

July 19, 2005
Westside is an awesome school. Mr. Harper was an awesome principal. Westside is the perfect school, they have been wonderful with my kids. The teachers are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

December 13, 2004
This is a great school. I don't concern myself with the 'A' school thing which they are an 'A' school. The teachers are the best. The kids love it. They are learning at a fast pace.

- submitted by a parent
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Westside Elementary School
2175 Degroodt Road Southwest, Palm Bay, FL  32908
(321) 956-5050
Last modified Westside Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Westside Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top