Students enrolled 917
School leader MS. LISA O'GRADY

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775 Town Center Boulevard
Palm Coast, FL 32164

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4 stars
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September 09, 2014
Imagine is a great school. I have been here for many years and have not found anything wrong with it. I recommend this school to everyone. Go Imagine Lions!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
February 08, 2014
This school is amazing! I have had the pleasure of sending my child to Imagine for 3 incredible years and have nothing but great things to say about the staff and environment. People complain that Mrs. O'Grady is never in her office but really... do we want a principal who stays in her office all day? I for one am ecstatic when I see either the principal or AP walking around classrooms. Is it too much to ask of us to make an appointment? I know that the administration has an open door policy, but I for one do not expect them to be at our beckon call. I for one am excited about the new changes in leadership as well. I am confident in knowing that Mrs. Kendall will fill Mrs. O'Grady's shoes perfectly as she has been under the direction of her since the very beginning and they share the same vision. It's cool knowing that she has served in many roles so she has an idea of the inner workings of the school. Im sure in some roles she has had - that at the end of the day, because of decisions that have to be made, will ultimately leave some people unhappy. To those unhappy - it IS a school of choice!!

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2014
My son has been here for three years now. The teachers are exceptional and caring , curriculum is challenging. My son is so happy here.

- submitted by a parent
December 25, 2013
This school is incredibly unorganized, complete chaos.Lacks emphasis on education itself.Character development alone will not get your child into any college.I wish the principal along with all parties involved in the school's development would realize that. It is a low grade charter school where the focus lays on fundraising and parents to be "plugged in" as in continous physical presence in the classroom.Do yourself and your kid a favor and send them to the public school since this charter school does not outperform the public school. Terrible school!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
AWESOME my son had mrs mayhew last year he did not want to leave her class she is a great teacher . he still goes in her room to see her and give her BIG hugs . I LOVE THIS SCHOOL and more important my son loves going to school thank you

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2013
Imagine Schools at Town Center has truly been the greatest support for our child. They have worked with us in helping our child meet with success. He came in from public school system in Second Grade and was reading in the 17 percentile. The teachers truly care for the success of their students and our child now feels like he is in a very safe environment that wants to help him with his learning differences. Our son is now is 6th Grade and meeting with great success. Thank you Imagine!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2013
This is my third year here, to be honest, this is the worst year I've had. Next year, if your child is going to be in Middle School, if he/she is assigned with Mrs. Rodriguez, ask for Mrs. Casher. Reading, science, or civics? You won't have a problem with them, you'll think Mrs. Gordon (Science) is weird, but you'll get used to her. Back to math, watch out for both math teachers. Mrs. Rodriguez is supposedly "Advanced mathematics", but she is just simply full of boredom. She constantly threatens her students with detentions, and doesn't care about your child. Mrs. Casher is moody and miserable. At Open House, you'll think she's awesome, but towards the middle of the year, you'll dislike her. She writes you up for no reason, and obviously plans to dominate the world... Overall, I wouldn't reccommend this school, especially the disorganized and lazy administration.

- submitted by a community member
February 14, 2013
We moved to Palm Coast in June not knowing the schools and placed our son the school that was our home school close to our home. He was bullied at that school and dreaded going to school and we started looking at options for him. We are so thankful to have found Imagine School as he is being challenged in his education and is growing and learning so much. His teacher is fantastic and very communicative. We love that parents have to be involved. Great academics, communication, and collaboration.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2012
My family and I moved to the PC area almost 2 yrs ago in the middle of the year for my girls. We didn't know the schools but they went to a public school we lived near. I was totally unhappy and searched around for another school. I was told about Imagine and while taking a tour, my husband and I fell in LOVE. The middle school students help assist the elementary teachers durring their free periods. Everyone helps everyone. My kids are known by many teachers not just their own. I am recognized and greeted by all staff as I walk through the school. They allow me to stop in at any time and welcomed warmly. My kids enjoy going to school more than ever at Imagine!

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2012
This is my first experience with Imagine Schools and I am quite satisfied. The teachers, staff, and volunteers are extremely helpful and happy. My son was in a private school with a class of mixed grades. Bullying, and other unmentionables were tolerated and not dealt with at the school. The disciplinary action, and the organization is the best part of the school. It shows that children can and will be responsible adults. I thank all of the staff and those that os making it possible to run a successful school!

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2012
We had a terrible year at Imagine this year and my child will not be going back. Lisa O'Grady is the principal but you can never get a hold of her. I have been told that she wasn't there and then walked in to find her to definitely be there. I have left messages that were never returned. I hear teachers and staff talking openly about a parent they don't like or a child's behavior. These things should be kept confidential. No one seems to be interested in resolving a problem to the parent's satisfaction. The attitude seems to be "if you don't like it - tough" My child has always loved school, but this year at Imagine has ruined the feeling and all I hear is "I hate school" This is terrible and we have a lot of healing to recover from this devastating year. Please consider another school. This one does not care about your child.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2012
This is my 7th grader's first year at Imagine and he continually tells me how much he likes it. He's getting straight A's, works hard, and has a deep respect for his teachers (which surprised me coming from a 13 year old!) The teachers are well educated and excited by what they do. At conferences time all five of his teachers sat with me as a group and together shared his progress. What a great way to get feedback. Most importantly the teachers show a love for their jobs and respect for my son, which I know makes him happy to go to school each day...and want to learn more. He does do PE, art and music...so don't worry. They are getting all that. As for the school as a whole, there's a wonderful sense of community there. It certainly feels like a welcoming place. My twins will be starting Kindergarten there in the fall!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2012
I am so happy that I have all THREE of my children at Imagine. My only regret is that I didn't enroll them sooner. EVERYONE is so nice. Regardless how busy the day is for Mrs. O'Grady, she is out there every a.m. helping the kids out of the car "with a smile." As soon as you walk into the building you are greeted by Ms. Butler who is always professional. The kids just love her. There are teachers who aren't my kids teachers who know me by first name and know all my kids. They always say hi when you pass by them. The entire staff has been so helpful and I know if I or my children needed anything that I can go to anyone of them and get RESULTS! My children are so happy to be attending Imagine. They do have PE, Music, Art, and Library time. They also get to go on field trips unlike they did at Public School. The ladies in the cafeteria have gotten to know my children's face just by them going through the lunch line and know them now by first name. They see them on campus and always say HI. This is a very family oriented school which is great. There isn't one teacher that I've met there that I wouldn't want my child to have. WE LOVE IMAGINE and THE IMAGINE FAMILY!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2012
The office staff is very disrespectful especially Marie. The school staff say they wants the students to be honest, respectful, and integrity and yet they lack that themselves. If you need principal O' Grady for any reason they say that she is busy and they give you her voice mail. Kristy Kendall lacks ethics and a moral compass and should not be in a position of disciplining the students when she acts as bad as they do. My children frequently come come with bumps and bruises. This school has a discipline problem. The teachers are very confrontational you cannot talk with them civil about your concerns about you child without them taking offense. In fact the front office worker Marie told me to that Imagine is a choice school so if I don't like the school to send my children elsewhere ....that's real professionalism there... And the PTO meetings are worthless its just a bunch of egos. Until this school makes some serious changes you are better off sending your child to public school or another private school.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2011
My daughter used to go to Belle Terre were she was intimidated and teacher screamed at her she was getting sick in the mornings not wanting to go to school for the first nine weeks in first grade. I had no choice but to place her at Imagine School which is 25mins away from my home. Ever since my daughter started this school she had a big change in attitude and in learning. Very happy with Imagine they all work together as a team and focus on important things and most important RESPECT! She will definitely finish all the way thru 8grade.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2011
I transferred my son to Imagine to repeat kindergarten last year. Within 1 week all teachers working the car rider line new his name and greeted him warmly. Uniforms not only make our mornings easy but instill a sense of responsibility in my son - he knows when he puts on his uniform he's going to "work". The school just started an after school performing arts program that we're very excited about! Parent involvement is mandatory which helps in countless ways. Highly recommend! (A comment was made about the car-rider line in a previous post. It is working smoothly now. I heard many parents from other schools moaning during those first few weeks as well.)

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2011
The post from September 4th obviously has never been in ISTC. The school offers PE, Art, Music and array of after school activities that have done great things in our community (featured in all local newspapers). Its seems that this person did not receive a job so lets bash a school. The teachers are awesome, the programs cater to the individual student and as far as the building or pick up line; instead of complaining parents, do something about it!! Talk to your child's teacher, volunteer to help with the line. Every school has problems to solve; only Imagine will let the parents be part of the solution!

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2011
What good is a school if social programs such as PE, Art and other classes of the such are not offered. Most schools offer these yet imagine does not. Also, I think that as long as your a friend of a friend of a friend of you dog groomers cousin, you can get a teaching job here. It's who you know, not what you know or how you teach. Not happy with this school. Also heard that although more buildings were built , the financial mess that the school is in, will be exposed soon.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2011
Is anyone out there paying attention to the new "pick-up" line after school. Outrageous and demonstrates a total lack of planning. Let's increase the student population by aprox. 400 without any consideration or planning for the increase in traffic flow. We're now driving on sidewalks to get the children! Laughable if not so sad, and don't forget to allow another 1/2 tank of gas a week just to idle in the heat for 1/2 or more. Even the sheriff's assisting traffic are not happy about this total lack of foresight by the school causing traffic jams. Common sense literally went out with the baby's bath water on this one!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2011
Imagine is the best school in Flagler County by far...Moved our son here mid-year, he so much happier and his school work has improved drastically. He was so far behind from Belle Terre. At imagine they take their time with the students and spend some actual one on one time with them which is so important and most public schools do not have the time or care to do this..My son is not just another body at this school the Staff are wonderful and all take the time to get to know the students on a personal level everyone knows our son there and he feels important..All I can say is wonderful things about this school, too many to list..

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2011
This school is so different from any of the area's public schools for many reasons, but the one that drew me to it was the smaller size. My children can excel and shine in a smaller environment and that does a lot for their self esteem. I do not feel that my children are receiving less of an education or lower standards. True, many of the teachers have very little experience, but their passion for what they do is much more consistent. My children are actually being TAUGHT instead of TESTED. If the state and county would let the public school teachers TEACH, there would be less of a difference. However, given the current political climate, Imagine blows away all local elementary schools for the needs of my particular children, based on my priorities as a parent. All of that with a LOT less money from the district, too.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2011
People are complaining about trifling things like no library, no music rooms, not enough social activities, no P.E course/its own space, no art room. But let me ask you this; what does any of these things do for your child in the long run? The people who are going to except your child into their college aren't going to be running through your child's middle school life to find out Oh hey! You participated in P.E, good for you!" If you want your child to exercise and the school doesn't have the resources, YOU make them. if you want them to excel at art, BE A PARENT, all you need to do is say keep up the good work and supply them art pencils. Do not expect this school to give something it cant due to its funding, if you are, that is foolish. Don't let school do the job you as a parent should be doing. As for the leadership skills that so many of you say your child or student lacks, whose fault do you think that is? The teachers? The students themselves? No, it s you the parents! if you believe your child lacks something its because you lacked to give it to them. Do not expect these teachers to do the job of a parent.

- submitted by a community member
December 13, 2010
people do not deal with imagine, they dont have to worry, unless your kid was not listening to you when you told him/her to ride or not ride the bus and they do not show up where yuo would like them to be... that isnt imagines fault, its between you and your child. do not start yelling at them for something they did not mean to happen because of your communication skills. this school is free, a free amazing school with reg school dances and field trips, eduacation, it might not be a higher as in honors classes, but it is regualar, your kids will pass, they dont have to be the smartest, they will get it sooner or later. let me tell you who are reading this something, high school has a lot less communacation skills then imagine, they will contact you if anything you should know about is happening or has happend, between your childs saftey and events going on and other things. be proud of this school and how well its done, not bag on it...

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2010
Great school, teacher and leadership. Will be looking forward to the new school there are building. I hope it has a gym do to there will be no more land for the children.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2010
Overall I am glad I put in ISTC. However not all the teachers are great. My child's teacher last year constantly yelled at the class and when my child asked a question, he was told to be quiet and go sit down. This happened more than once. This teacher also yelled at the class to "be frickin quiet". My son's FCAT score dropped to below average in one category because he was afraid to ask this teacher for more scrap paper. Bad/grumpy teachers happen in every school. Overall I am satisfied with the school, curriculum is the same for all the students, teachers know your child very well, and the homework doesn't take more than 30 minutes as night. But it is not the educational paradise that some parents think it is.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2010
The Imagine School Town Center needs a stronger leadership role, this includes within all staff. The curriculum is weak, and the teachers need to improve in all aspects of teaching. This school should also have challenging academic programs, and has to stop hiring friends and family, and needs to expand the hiring from the outside. Imagine School can be a wonderful school overall, if they stick to their mission, and philosophy of what Imagine Schools stand for.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2010
This school is truley the best!! each child is concerned about as one not as a class. if there is a child that needs more help the teacher will help them with joy. the teachers love there job so much, you can clearly see that. i would chose this school over any other school in flagler county. i cant express how much i love it!! i coundnt have made a better dessision. its one big happy family at this school!!

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2010
I am very pleased with Imagine School. Excellent caring teachers and the Principal, though young, don't let it fool you, she is a stong leader who only wants the best for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2010
My daughter was in the Pre-k class last year and loved going to school everyday. Her teachers were loving and provided her with the best possible education, that has prepared her for entering into kindergarten. Being a teacher myself, I know what quality education should look like and Imagine is meeting the high standards that I would want set for my child. Not every school is the perfect fit for every child. So take the reviews that you read with a grain of salt, especially when they are negative ones.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
I think GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 is high for this school. When my son attended they were not focused on education but on babysitting. He watched at least one non-educational movie a week and sometimes up to three. I was so disappointed in their lack of innovation and educational foundation. This school has a long way to go!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
I love IMAGINE!The teachers are all great. The principal is wonderful. I think she knows every child by name, its amazing! None of my principals ever knew my name. The teachers that are not even my child's teachers know his name and say hello. I even meet people in target from school that recognizes my son. This is a great school/family!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2010
This middle school is great. My child loves coming to school everyday. I just wish that the adminstration loved this students as much as the teachers. Without Mrs Brocksmith there would be no middle school. Thank you Mrs Brocksmith for always caring about the students. You are our teacher of the year!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2010
I pulled my daughter from Rymfire as I was very frustrated overall and put her in Imagine. I can't rave about this school enough! Since at Imagine her grades have significantly improved! I like how they require parents to volunteer as it encourages a little more hands on. I don't feel like my child is just a number... teachers that are not even her own, greet her by name. Dropping her off in the morning is a breath of fresh air, as the adults out there are always smiling and waving. I could go on and on with all of the positives, but instead I encourage anyone even considering Imagine to give it a try. I have not one negative to say at all!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2010
This school is amazing. We moved down here from Michigan in October 2008, we put them into Belle Terre elementary and that was a bad mistake. They were treated poorly there, they went from A/B honor roll to failing. I found Imagine at Town Center and what a difference. They were treated with respect and like a child not a number. Last year did they did good and loved it so I kept them there for this year and it has been amazing. All three have been student of month, they are back on the A/B honor roll. They have a lot of friends and the teachers are wonderful. My kids are not afraid to ask questions because they know they will be helped and treated fairly. I wouldnt change anything. They have amazing staff and caring teachers. My kids love it there and I couldnt ask for more.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2010
We took our child out of public school and enrolled her into Imagine. This was by far the best move we could have ever made. The school is very hands on and will help teach what the child needs verses simply teaching to test like most public schools. Our daughter joined their cheer and dance program and was immediately welcomed and felt like part of a real team as well as a part of the school instead of just a number. All of the teachers are great and seem to truly love what they do. We couldn't be happier to be part of the Imagine family because family is exactly what it feels like!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 23, 2009
Despite what others are posting, this school has a very long way to go. My family has been very disappointed with the low academic standards set by the teachers and the many problems with safety and discipline here. Wait a few years before trying this school, until a new administration is in place and taking care of the problems. Do some research before giving it a try.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2009
this is the best elementary school in palm coast. We feel like we stepped into a totally different world of positive education that teaches one of the most important foundations of learning, self-esteem. thank you all. You are a breath of fresh air in the fog that is most of flagler cty.'s schools

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
The teachers and staff are fantastic and my children are doing very well at Imagine!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
I love this school. The teachers are amazing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
The parents and staff are wonderful andwant to give so much back to the students. They are all great people!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
My daughter loves going to Imagine!

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2009
No communication to parents. Nationally imagine works to encourage parent participation... not this one! Money talks rather than support so Imagine in PC allows you to pay your way out of the mandatory volunteers hours. Gave up the space of a gym, library, PE and music room to get the most students! I do not support quantity over quality! I am happy to have my children in a 'quality' public school that has a large library, seperate music room, and art lab and entire PE room and outdoor track! Best of luck to those dealing with Imagine!

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2009
Great environment, the leadership is making the necessary changes to fulfill the schools mission and promise.

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no rating July 11, 2009
I am a former homeschool parent with ten years of teaching experience in public schools. It was because of some of my experiences in the public school system that I chose to homeschool my own children. This past year, I enrolled my two younger kids at Imagine.. coming from a homeschool background, I am used to thinking outside the box, and used to being creative with whatever resources are available. I determined to keep an open mind and see how my children adjusted. Within two weeks, we were all just in love with the school, it's teachers and administration. My children had a splendid year... I believe they had teachers who genuinely cared about them and spent time caring FOR them , as well as teaching them. We are proud supporters of Imagine... and I can't wait to see what the future holds!!

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2009
This school, although it has its flaws and gaps, has brought a new experience to my education; not only academically, but also in social knowledge and character building. I was a student in ISTC's middle school, and I'm proud to say that I already miss my 'family' at Imagine. The students I spent my journey with presented me with many challenges, and yet, through rises and falls, found a soft spot in my heart. We were very troubled at one time, but with the expert leadership of one of our teachers, Mrs. Brocksmith, I watched as these students were changed in an amazing way. I believe a majority of these kids would have been lost in the enormous atmosphere of other local middle schools, but Imagine has helped them: small classes, indivusual attention, and hard-working efforts are all factors in such improvement. I can't Imagine how successful next year will be!

- submitted by a student
no rating May 26, 2009
I have been dissappointed witht this school due to lack of communication, some teachers are great some are not. I have observed administration talking harsly in front office to students while others adults and students are waiting, severe lack of resources, no lab, library, music etc. I think this could be a good school but it has a long way to go at this point.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2009
I am a proud parent at this school. The teachers are phenominal!!!!!!! They perform above and beyond the call of duty. These teachers are the perfect example of what true passion for your chosen profession really is. These teachers to spite the limited resources have continued to shine and teach each individual student. The students who attend Imagine love going to their school and it almost doesn't seem to matter that they are missing the extra curriculm activies, such as sports teams or clubs. There is a student government club and chess club in place. Someone mentioned the library; the school has a library now and is still growing. The teachers and students put their library together talk about taking pride in your school and taking accountability.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2009
I have no problems with this school. We moved here from Colorado and never been in a charter school or even a brand new school too boot. I know there are not a lot of resources that we are use to but I always remind myself that this is a very new school. With the economy and such they will get there it will just take some time. The teachers are AWSOME! and they do so much more than any other public school that my kids have been in. They serve their students luch and they clean their own classrooms. Ya that is not fun for them but they are great teachers! My kids will still go this next coming year and I cant wait!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2009
I too am dissapointed in this school. There is no communication and a lack of leadership. They do not have a gym, they are working on a library but they have not had one all year. How do you have a school with no library. The art class is a joke and there is no music program to speak of. They just do not have the resources or man power to run the school efficiantly.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2009
The teachers at this school are great. They keep a positive attitude despite working for less pay then the county teachers, cleaning their own classrooms and serving lunch. Unfortunately, leadership is lacking at this school. Personal experience with the administration was very unprofessional. The school is small, but is missing key resources such as a gym, library, and computer lab.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2009
School staf is greate. My kids love the school. Teachers do very good job.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 07, 2009
This middle school cares about our childrens success not only academically but in character education. Mrs. Brocksmith does a great job with her class. She does a great job keeping student's focused and positive. My children love her and that is why now they love school so much.

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Imagine School At Town Center
775 Town Center Boulevard, Palm Coast, FL  32164
(386) 586-0100
Last modified Imagine School At Town Center is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Imagine School At Town Center Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. Top