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K-5
Public district
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Students enrolled: 920
 

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12649 Ibiza Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

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(561) 366-6800
(561) 366-6850
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April 21, 2015
My child has been at Marsh Pointe since kindergarten. We have had excellent teachers in every subject since we started. Our experience has found that the school provides a fantastic education while finding a great balance for the kids to have fun. Recess is held daily and the classroom teachers even often join the kids in play. My child remains in close contact with every teacher since he began at MPE and some he will have as live long mentors including JP Hauser. Mrs. Werner is excellent and takes the time to know each child. I grew up in Florida attending private schools and MPE has far exceeded my expectations. Panther Pride!

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2015
In Florida for work, we're professional athletes. We know what other countries offer. Marsh Pointe is not that good of a school. As soon as your child gets in 4th grade and 5th grade, they come home with 2hrs to 2hrs 1/2 HOMEWORK everyday. Backpack weights 8 bricks. Math homework on paper and on computer. If you like to limit computer time, you are done here. Teachers are asked to rely on computer homework instead of school providing quality time for teachers to TEACH instead of sending homework. County's fault, not teachers. Kids are tested, tested, tested. That's the only thing they do. My opinion, students will get bored, frustrated, feel like they are in a army boot camp. Education in Florida is actually not that good at all. Kids are not robots. No recess, or almost never. Depends of the teacher. Students are at school all day, no recess, come home with 2hrs 1/2 homework to do? Sports, recess, outside activities are so beneficial for kids! I don't understand. It is damaging kids' health. Recess should be mandatory to help kids empty the overflow, and PE should be at least 1h each time. If kids get bullied they will tell your child instigated it. Shame.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2015
WOW, I just read some of the reviews and can't believe what a different experience we have had at the school. Yes, Kindergarten was rough...going from pre-school to elementary is a hard switch. However, my 2 children at the school could not be happier. I think the staff is amazing!! They are always available to listen and help when they can. Of course my kids have struggled with other kids at the school, isn't this normal at their age? Through the nurturing and caring teachers and office staff, they have found their way and have learned how to handle themselves and make great friends! I am a working mom and never felt that my children were treated any different than the other kids at school. I am truly grateful to have them at this school and will be sad when my oldest graduates.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2015
HORRIBLE KINDERGARTEN EXPERIENCE!!! 24 unruly students in 7 classes with mean screaming teachers!!! Then they tell you your kid needs to be tutored by a different teacher after school, as if a 5 year old can concentrate at the end of a school day. What are they teaching the kids if they if they need to be tutored after school?! Or do they purposely not teach them so they can make extra money? Is it a surprise that everyone we know at Marsh has crying kindergarteners in the morning? When you think of a kindergarten teacher you picture a warm sweet person, this type of type of teacher does not exist at Marsh. Looking into other school options....

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2015
Don't be fooled by the high rating of 10 this school has been given. Teachers are disrespectful and mean to the kids. The principal is aware of this behavior yet it continues. The students here are taught to take tests basically. My child who has always loved school before we moved here hated coming here & cried every morning.

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2015
Not happy at this school at all! Mean teachers that tell you to get your kid tutored for $50.00 at the school at 2:00 when the child is already tired and frustrated from not being allowed to talk all day or get out of their seat. They are trapped in a seat for 4 hours in the morning and get a 15 minute recess. It is horrible the way the kids and parents are treated at this school unless you are a stay at home rich mom on the PTO. My son got all PRs on his report card and I was told he is struggling and for him to be tutored!

- submitted by a parent

November 24, 2014
We have had our child at Marsh Pointe for four and a half years and we couldn't be more pleased with the school. For a public school, it runs and feels like a private school. The school has a lot of support from parents and the community. The principal is very involved and knows almost every child by name. The teachers are caring and dedicated and it shows as my child loves to go to school everyday. Excellent school.

- submitted by a parent

November 11, 2014
The quality of the school/education has gone downhill in recent years. The school is located next to affluent communities; the children are spoiled and undisciplined, the parents are entitled and the teachers and staff are lavished with gifts due to the school's "fortunate" location/zip code. Talk about income inequality and the education gap... As far as schools in PB county go, it is an above average school. However, that is not saying much.

- submitted by a community member

August 10, 2014
Wonderful school-so pleased! Nice office staff. Principal Werner is a fantastic leader. We cannot say enough good things about the parents, volunteers, student body and teaching staff-so lucky my son and daughter so here.

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2014
Principal is nice and welcoming, Cafeteria=not clean/ workers not meticulous, poor quality menu, kids don't wash hands before eating. Some classes have no recess at all during the day. New school coming (Franklin Academy Charter) Mrs. Werner should ring some bells and remind all teachers, librarians and other workers that smiling and patience is necessary, kids are at school to learn and they do make mistakes. Cellphones should be OFF during school hours: some teachers use it all day while they should be teaching instead. Things are easily fixable if taken seriously. Most of the teachers don't want any of the Parent's help. And careful with attitude! It is so easy to record or film what's going on in the classroom these days especially when it concerns our kids. A vigorous warning to all of Marsh Pointe staff is necessary. That's sad because some teachers are just fabulous. From cafeteria to classrooms AND Library, it needs serious reminders. Attitude is #1 when working with kids, scaring kids and making them cry is nothing to laugh about. Some schools are probably worst, there's better too. Could be AMAZING if warnings were given. I gave it a 3 because of this attitude problem

- submitted by a parent

December 23, 2013
This school is the bees knees. We just moved from New Canaan, CT where our oldest twins were thriving on an equally fantastic program. This school is just as brilliant (and with less funding per student). Our two second grade teachers: Martell and Lipscher are smart, creative, loving and willing to go the extra mile--even when FL resources are not those of CT! The principal, Mrs. Werner, is always greeting kids in the morning and sending them home with a smile in the afternoon. She is so involved in the school and seems to know everyone's name. The art and music programs also seem top notch. The front office is efficient, friendly and knowledgable. The lunch food is even good I could go on, from the vice principal to the media center but I have to wrap this up with the following: This school also benefits from a parent-body that is deeply vested in providing their kids with an excellent, safe and socially responsible education. PANTHER PRIDE ALL THE WAY!

- submitted by a parent

July 10, 2013
My daughter used to go to schools that were holding her back on education, luckily a teacher told me about it and I instantly sent her she loved her classmates and they made it more challenging so her brain really got active! She cried when I picked her up last day of school! She has now gotten into Watson B. Duncan and I just can't wait and I owe all of her accomplishments to Marsh Pointe Elemantry school, thank you.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2013
Our otherwise easy going daughter slowly turned into a sad, scared child. She was bullied and would beg not to go to school. She would cry at night. I brought this to her teacher's attention & his response was to move her to sit directly beside those who were bullying her. In 4 months, I never got a call returned & I barely had my emails returned. I brought it to the Principal's attention and I was told that there are "two sides to every story" and the teacher was doing his job. We decided to return to Colorado. I called the Palm Beach County School District office and launched a complaint. I was told "that school has never been under investigation" - yes, which is why I chose it. I launched my complaint in December. I inquired again and again. Finally in March I was told that the teacher "had finally submitted his response" (clearly I wasn't taken seriously). By this time, the teacher had emailed me a very inappropriate email, which I had forwarded to the HR Director of the county schools. Bottom line? this school is horrible from the chaotic car line to the principal. Another family had same issue/same teacher. Those in charge, looked the other way. Avoid!

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2013
Absolutely the BEST school we've attended. With four kids and moving around a bit -- I am quite familiar with many elementary schools. Marsh Pointe is tops in my books.

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2013
COMMUNICATE PEOPLE. The school doesn't send home notices regarding important tests, classes, after school items, days off! THEIR WEBSITE DOESN'T show correct vacation days!!!!! Enough emails complaining about students! SEND home via email or papers all pertinent info so these kids can succeed. COMMUNICATION MPE.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2012
My son started Marsh Point as his first public school experience after moving from NY. I have no problems. I am a Teacher myself , and as such I understand the task at hand. I am very pleased with all his teachers and the entire staff in general. Sometimes I come from my own class room tired, but upon entering the office, there is always an upbeat welcoming atmosphere. I'm not moving any time soon until my son graduates 5th Grade.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2012
What an amzaing school!! Love this place! My daughter is in 3rd grade. This is her first year in public school. We were so worried about her transition. We thought she was thriving where she was before...and she was...but she has far surpassed that at MPE and we couldnt be more thrilled!! The teachers and staff have such a love for their students and it shows. The principal, Mrs. Werner, as well as many of the staff members are very involved in every day things, and can be seen helping out in car line or in the cafeteria! The kids love her and the entire staff. Wish I could give 6 stars! My child tested for gifted and I have no intention of moving her till middle school! Thats how well she's doing here at MPE!

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2012
One of my sons is now in sixth grade at Bak, and he gets straight A's because of the great support MPE teachers have given him - not only curriculum, but also behavioral. Two of my other sons, twins, are currently in first grade, and are honor roll as well. five months into the year, and they already are better persons - as if this was possible... I don't think it's just my sons - every time I am at MPE, I have this "feel good" impression about all the smily faces. This school deserves a sixth star, by my book.

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2011
i have a great daughter and i work hard with her at home, she is very lock to have excellent teachers since her second grade when she start to go in Marsh Point.

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August 22, 2011
This is my son's 3rd year at Marsh Pointe and I do not have a single complaint! Every teacher has a strong dedication to not only the students, but also Marsh Pointe. The front office is always polite and quick to help. The cafeteria staff and janatorial staff are seen around the school always with a smile on their face. The children at the school seem to understand the respect and the dedication of the staff as they have the same pride in their school. The PTO is very involved and parents are always at the school volunteering. I am very proud my son attends Marsh Pointe. I wouldn't have him go anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2011
So disappointed in this school. I thought the location would mean it would be an outstanding school, not so much! My child's teacher is quite rude, I am not the only parent who has said so. The office staff is friendly but are a little clueless as to what is going on in the school. Every event seems to be so unorganized. Eisenhower Elementary was way better, nicer teachers, that school has their act together. Not Marsh Pointe! I wish I didn't switch my child to this school. No reminders sent home about picture days or half days,but always asking for money for the school though.

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2010
I was very disappointed this year with the leadership. Due to overbearing parents, my child lost out on a great teacher. The squeaky wheel definately gets the ear of the principal here-no matter how unfair!

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no rating
April 20, 2010
My son is in Kindergarden at Marsh Pointe. The school is fantastic! There is a bunch of homework, but he is making great strides in his education. His teacher has a great open line of communication with me. Mrs. Werner greets the children in the morning by name as they are walking in and it is apparent that the staff takes great pride in their school. I am proud that my son attends Marsh Pointe. It is an excellent school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 25, 2009
This is my second year with my daughter at Marsh Pointe and I cannot say enough about the wonderful staff and administration. They are always smiling and so pleasant and always available. My daughter has excelled in all curricular areas due to top notch teachers and their dedication. It is obvious that the teachers, administration and students are committed to educational excellence! The school is an A rated school and made AYP in only one year's time. So looking forward to the years ahead!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 02, 2009
Very disappointed!! Principal does not return phone calls and they are always asking for money. The admin. staff yells at the children. Not cool. Just because of the location of the school, doesn't make it a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 21, 2009
My child is an ESE student and the ESE staff did more than any other school to meet his needs. They responded quickly via email or phone whenever I had a question. The teachers went above and beyond to prepare my son for FCAT. He is now reading on grade level and he passed FCAT. We are so happy to be part of such a wonderful school where the teachers really care for ALL students!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 27, 2009
This is a wondeful school filled with dedicated teachers and an awesome non-instructional staff. This school goes above and beyond for all parents and students. The school welcomes parent involvement and has many extra activities for the children. The principal is a first class act and I'm very proud to say my child goes to Marsh Pointe.

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2009
This is such a great place to be! The administration is wonderful and all teachers truly work to bring out the best in students. There is a lot of parent involvement, which is a plus, and I honestly feel that our staff is dedicated to do what is best for ALL children.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
May 06, 2009
I am unimpressed. My child is an ESE student who came from Beacon Cove (boundary changes) and I find the ESE services and dedication of staff to be inferior to BCI. The communication from the school is shoddy and unreliable. I have not felt the welcoming atmosphere of BCI. The aftercare program is great, however, kudos!!

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2009
Great new school, and a lot of involvement with my daughters Kindergarden teacher. The best thing about the school is that it's secluded in Mirasol so you know the roads are safe. Great place for a school to be.

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Marsh Pointe Elementary School
12649 Ibiza Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33418
(561) 366-6800
Last modified Marsh Pointe Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Marsh Pointe Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top