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Curlew Creek Elementary School5
Posted March 26, 2015
- a parent
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!!!
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!
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.
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.
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++
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!