wonderful programs for after school. I really like the classrooms and my children love it there.
Palm Beach Gardens Elem. is a wonderful school with a staff that cares and is always willing to help parent, or students with any issue (school related off course) My children enjoy school, they have many options for lunches and great after school programs.
This school has some outstanding elementary educators, however the administration is extremely poor, unprofessional. Parent pick-up is a nightmare. Staff constantly arguing with parents over simple dismissal procedures. Seems like there is always a parent complaining to administration over something that is happening at this school when you come to visit. Seems plagued with issues. Sad, for such a nice new facility.
The building is great, but the teachers and staff lack the competence expected of an educational facility. Their are few teachers who really teach, more so they hand out work and plan parties. The faculty can't or won't follow the rules themselves, so how is it expected the kids will. Handouts regarding informational websites don't have a single website address actually listed. They have fellow students grade each other's work, and rarely do the teacher's review any work with the students after the papers are graded. My son has been physically assaulted more than twice by the same kid, to the point the principal had to get involved. I didn't receive a single note from the administration or the teacher. The parent functions are poorly planned and always disorganized and rarely informative. Some of the teachers could seriously be confused for club-going partiers as opposed to role models, funny how the kids have a dress code, but the teachers can wear skirts that barely cover the necessary parts. The bookkeeper refuses to update one of their lunch accts, even though I have sent the .25 balance in at least 4 times, and called to resolve the issue twice as many times. Disgusted.
Coming from another state, this is the worst school our kids have ever attended. Palm Beach County Schools in general is the worst district we've ever seen. They provide transportation to few kids, most parents need to drop off and pick up kids. This school is not accommodating to the kids food allergies or learning disabilities. They could care less. The admistration is very unprofessional and rude.
PBGE is a great school, awsome PTO team. Gifted class teacher Ms. Ali is wonderful to all her class children thru out the year. She made sure her class children worked hard in school to get all the required knowledge. Learning was made fun and kids were never bored. She also encouraged kids for field trips where learning was done by observing. Great teacher who kept parents up to date with progress made by children. Thank you Ms.Ali & PBGE.
We love and miss palm beach gardens elemetary school and all the teachers that work very hard there.I wish that i can find a school like this one in the state where i live now,but is hard to find such fine dedicated teachers and principals.Not everybody have the gift to be a teacher and in this great elementary school there are a lot of gifted teachers.we love and miss you all.
Coming from a school that does not teach to the FCAT, I can say that as much as I disagree that they have to do it, the teachers don't have a choice if that is what everything is going to be judged by. Not only that but it is our job as parents to teach our children and help "supplement" their education. This school has been an absolute blessing to my family. I believe the teachers here love what they do and I can say that the 5th grade teachers definitely love their kids, as I witnessed it just this morning as they gushed about their students and how much they will miss them. I can't wait for my other children to start here next year and look forward to years of great education ahead of them!
Very dissapointed with the school. In the past 2 years we've been here I've noticed administration is sometimes polite but usually very unfriendly and unwelcoming. Teacher's do teach for the FCAT ALOT! They didn't teach the time or money long enough for the children to learn this so I'm having to supplement at home alot.
I love the gifted program there! Wonderful teachers. Three cheers for Ms. Lukas (K) and Mrs. Steele (1st)!
I think PBGE is a great school if you have a child that does not have many special needs. If your child requires more than speech therapy, I would strongly suggest that you insist on testing, contact the district office in your area and have your child moved to a school that can better accomodate his/her needs. I am speaking purely from experience. Ms. Sparks and Mrs. Meyers tried everything they could think of to in order to help my son, but they just cannot handle him. He has severe behavioral problems due to several different disorders. He is quite the handful. He has had several different evaluations, so I know he is getting the best treatment possible. If your child has issues like my son, keep fighting for them. PBGE does not have a strong ESE program.
Technology is a wonderful thing but teachers need to connect with the children. Being taught by online programs is not my idea of a quality education.
PBGE is a wonderful school! They have dedicated staff, great activities and manage to have a good balance between achieving academics and letting 'kids be kids'. I can't wait to see the new school - the teachers say it is beautiful. They are going to have an all day Pre-K next year for 2008-2009 school year too - so now they will offer even more!
Palm Beach Gardens Elementary has some of the most wonderful dedicated teachers I have ever known. The only draw back and it breaks my heart to say, is the front office staff is not helpful, or friendly, they should not be working with our young people. I wish adminstration would just get rid of their only draw back.
The only complaint I have as a parent of this school is that they do not have any after school programs for those in Kindergarden. My child loves her teacher and classmates; and the communication between teacher and parent is perfect.
This school really does not know what it is doing. Teaching is one of them... We put 100% and they may give our children around 40%, if, that high.. If able to, check out other public schools... After all it is their future...
My children are getting a wonderful education at this school. The academics are top notch and they also offer a wide variety of extra curricular activities. There are lots of opportunities for parent involvement which enhances the school tremendously.
I couldn't have asked for a better education for my child then she received at PBGE. The teachers are top notch and were always available to help with whatever necessary to ensure an excellent education for my child. I would recommend this shcool to anyone with a child entering elementary school.
I am extremely satisfied with my daughters education from this school. She graduated this year and I believe they have fully prepared her for entrance into middle school and given her the tools to succeed, and EXceed anywhere she goes. The extracirricular activities were well supervised and always enjoyable and educational for her. The Safety Patrols were another wonderful experience for her and she very much enjoyed her stay in WashingtonDC. The teachers were always available to speak with or work with us on any existing or unforeseen problems. This school was wonderful!
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