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Palm Harbor, FL
Students enrolled: 673

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3030 Curlew Road
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

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(727) 724-1423
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March 26, 2015
I love Curlew Creek. Like any school it is what you make it. If you want a good experience, then communicate with the teachers and office if you need assistance or have an issue. They are always willing to help. I moved to Pasco county in the middle of the year but hope to get special permission for my daughter to continue at Curlew Creek because she loves it there so much. They have lots of after school activities and they make sure that everyone is in the know with what is going on at the school via email and phone messages. Great experience for my kindergartner!!!

- submitted by a parent

October 31, 2014
Can I please give it less than one star? This school is horrible from the top all the way down. The administration is inattentive and rude. The school runs like a prison and students are discouraged from being children. The principal is never present and totally unresponsive. It appears that the teachers have undertaken the same laissez faire attitude. It's fortunate for the school that the students test so well... perhaps parental involvement, perhaps a good dose of teaching to the test. Worst school experience we have ever had. We are so happy that we moved! A sentiment most parents seek to share after a short time in this underwhelming school. So sad. A revamp of the administration could potentially fix these problems. Hope it happens soon!

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2014
Amazing but there is one crazy 4th grade teacher every thing else is amazing

- submitted by a community member

May 28, 2014
Although there are some great teachers in this school it is hit or miss. The lack of communication from some teachers is absolutely unprofessional. Curlew Creek is a school that looks good on paper. The leadership from the principal is non existent and it shows when you walk into the school. The front staff is rude and act like your bothering them.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2014
The school is extremely unapproachable for parents. At every level school employees make it impossible for parents to participate. Communication from school to home is poor. We have had a horrible, inattentive, uninspired, uninvolved teacher. She makes it clear that she is not there to inspire rather to watch kids learn for themselves. She complains about how much time it takes her to prepare lessons and so prepares in the middle of the day (when she is mean to be instructing our children). This is a common complaint among parents. Administration at this school is hands off. They do not address problems that arise and genuinely seem uninterested. I truely believe that all other problems at this school stem directly from the poor administration. The PTA is active and communicates well with its core membership (to which all are welcome to join) but communicates poorly outside of its own base. They raise a great lot of money each year to support the school. Families at this school have the means to support their children and do so very well. The kids are generally, kind, clean and welll mannered. Children have access to parents who have time and ability to support them well.

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2014
Curlew Creek has been an incredibly school for my girls first year. Love that the principal, Mr. McFadden, takes the time to congratulate all students, for their accomplishments or even ifs its their birthday. All teachers have great team work!! Overall an A++

- submitted by a parent

July 01, 2013
My school is Curlew Creek Elemantry. Curlew Creek Elemantry has no bullys or crinimal conduct. Teachers are nice and staff as well as students.Curlew Creek Elemantry is the best school ever.

- submitted by a community member

May 21, 2013
Curlew is an incredible school with some of the best teachers/staff. Has been a great experience all around and highly recommend.

- submitted by a parent

November 29, 2012
We "chose" this school over our zoned school, which is Highland Lakes. I have nothing but great things to say about the teachers and entire staff. They always showed a genuine interest in making sure our son was successful. We found that grades 3 - 5 were the stepping stones for the future and really helped build a foundation. Mrs. Tracey Miller (3rd grade), Mrs. Clendaniel & Mrs. Williams (4th grade), and Ms. Cheyenne Brooks (5th grade) were all simply the best! Your child will be in good hands at Curlew Creek!

- submitted by a parent
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May 11, 2010
Because of the teachers and staff. the activities, the fun. Its an awesome chool and we have always loved curlew!

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November 19, 2009
We've had three children go through Curlew Creek and it has been a great experieince for each of them. Our 'baby' is in 5th grade this year, and I will miss the Curlew Creek community. Whether you have limited time or a lot of time to volunteer, you can get involved. The PTA is very active and organized. Many teachers welcome volunteers to help in their class.

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January 16, 2007
Curlew Creek is a wonderful choice for elementary students. We have found the teachers and administration to be caring as well as educationally motivated to reach & challenge our children. Parents are always welcomed & encouraged to volunteer in the school. Its a school that deserves its A rating.

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May 17, 2005
Curlew Creek has been a great school for my children so far. My daughter has been going there for 3 years while my son just completed Kindergarten. I find that there is a very active PTA with many things going on at the school that parents with all different amounts of volunteer time available can participate in. I find the principal to be very positive and hands-on with what is going on in the school. His own daughter attends. I really am a big supporter of Curlew Creek. When my 3 year old turns 5, I know he will be attending as well.

- submitted by a parent

February 12, 2004
This school has high credentials, is an 'A+' school and looks great from the outside. However, if you have concerns or problems that you cannot resolve with the teacher, the principal is notorious for 'listening and addressing' your concerns, but quietly sweeps them under the carpet. This school is recommended as long as you 'don't cause trouble' for the A+ status.

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2003
In this school, a teacher will not inform the parents on what is going on in the classroom, until it has gotten out of control. Either they don't know what is going on, or they feel sorry for the child rather than helping them learn from their mistakes. It takes a long time to get corrected work back. teachers can't keep up with the large class sizes.

- submitted by a parent

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Curlew Creek Elementary School
3030 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor, FL  34684
(727) 724-1423
Last modified Curlew Creek Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Curlew Creek Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top