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Panama City Beach, FL
Students enrolled: 685

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12900 Middle Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32407

(850) 767-5195
(850) 233-5178
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Map of Hutchison Beach Elementary School address.
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
May 22, 2015
I will say that the Kindergarten teacher we got was fantastic. I am not complaining about her - but the teachers have been horrible. There has been ZERO communication unless I tried to get in contact numerous times, and when I have they all complain about their jobs.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Too much
May 22, 2015
When a second and third grade student have homework that takes three hours out of their night, that's absurd.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Disagree
May 22, 2015
This school seems to have teachers that don't care for their jobs and it reflects on the students.

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2015
Please understand that this review is honest and comes from a parent with a child that has been in this school for three years now. This school is completely unorganized. I've only had one teacher that I liked so far for my child's education that actually stayed in contact with us and enriched the kids and showed concern for them. The teacher we have now does nothing but complain about her job in front of our children and even my husband and I during a conference. It reflects on her class and the grades they are making, which is a shame. Don't expect to get notes about things on time, expect to not know about events until it's too late, and when your child performs - expect them to have been sitting in a cold hallway for an hour. The drama and gossip is huge. I am not involved in it, but I have stood back and overheard it during open house and even going through the office to bring things to my child. That is unacceptable. Absolutely TERRIBLE parent-teacher communication. I feel I've wasted three years of my child's education.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2014
Great principal. Had a wonderful experience with Ms. Conner is first grade. We are VERY excited about second grade, which started today!

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April 15, 2014
A parent: the teachers at this school are amazing. The principal is awesome!! But being a parent and the first person you see our the front desk ladies that are rude and not pleasant at all. I've waited on my child a few times and heard them gossiping about kids and parents. I've also got eyes rolled at me and told no I couldn't go to the classroom to take supplies that the teacher requested. But then someone else comes in and they give them passes. On one occasion they had a fit about someone picking my child up and wouldn't give them to her. But the following week my child's friend ( that I had no idea was coming home with us. And wasn't suppose to they we're suppose to go to bay base) walk right out with my child! Luckily I am friends with their parents and called them but it's stuff like that. They pick and choose when rules are going to be in place. And they are just plain rude. My child will not be going to this school again next year not because of the amazing teachers. But because of the unpleasant and rude front desk ladies.

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April 03, 2014

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July 19, 2011
The school is excellent. The teachers are very caring and are also excellent.. When my first daughter started the school she was behind. She is now dong beautiful and moved ahead.

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July 15, 2011
My 9-year-old attended this school last year and it was NOT a good experience. The classes are overcrowded, the teachers are overwhelmed and the students are WILD to the point of dangerous. Unruly and slow (many had failed at least once and several had failed twice!) students prevented adequate learning for the whole class. This area is great for vacation but not a good place to make your home. We feel like we completely wasted an academic year for our child. Praying and trying our best to relocate!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 23, 2009
Best playground. Good home feeling. Close to the beach... Great field trips. Dwon to earth teachers and principal

- submitted by a community member

April 24, 2009
I am extremely happy with this school ! My son is in first grade and he loves it. The reading program is great and encourages children to read. It is very easy to arrange Parent/teacher conferences . I always find that my child's teacher is accessable. My son's confidence has improved dramatically and he never complains about going to school! We have been re-zoned this year, but this will definately be my choice school!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 24, 2009
My daughter attends Beach Elementary School and is in the fourth grade. She has always dreaded going to school. Being her new to the area, I am thrilled that she is excited to go to school each day. I am sad to say that we have been rezoned for the other school, but I hope she will stay at Beach. Mrs. Tierney always has a smile on her face and the administration is always saying hello. Thank you for making my daughter want to go to school. I hope next year she will be at home at Beach School and she will have a wonderful teacher like Mrs. Tierny.

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July 20, 2008
The faculty is well-educated, friendly, and professional. The classrooms are warm, inviting, organized, and structured. I am so glad my child attends this school. She has enjoyed school since kindergarten. She never wants to miss a day.

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2007
This school had horrible parent communication. I was not informed even on what day school was out so I went to the office the day before and found out that it was that Friday and it was a half day! I would never have known if I didn't go in. The last half of the year my first grader never had a parent teacher conference. I never would have met the teacher if I didn't go in and check on my son. Great reading program almost too intense. First grade read 90 min first thing in the morning. I never made him read at home he was to burnt out.

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2007
My children have been at Beach for 5 and 6 years. It is a wonderful school. My children have received an excellent education. One has moved on to the advanced program in Middle School. The other is in 4th grade. It is the only school in the district that offers computer classes weekly to the students. My children knew how to do a Powerpoint presentation at the age of 8. Kudos to you, Beach Elementary!

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2005
Academically Hutchison Beach is an excellent school. The special areas are a bit lacking and there are few to no organized sports activities available to students. Parent are welcomed and there is a great deal of parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2005
My child is in special ed. and I am sorry to say that I am very disapointed with the ESE programs in all of the panhandle area schools. I don't feel that the personal needs of my child are being poperly addressed, and I don't feel that students are properly supervised.

- submitted by a parent

December 10, 2004
Our son has had 2 of the greatest teachers we've had the pleasure to work with. They are very caring and patient with our ADHD child. And the principal and vice are just as wonderful. We are extremely pleased with the individual attention he has been given the past 2 years. Mrs. Lindsey and Mrs. Kirksey are wonderful.

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November 25, 2003
My son has attended Beach for 5 years now. The teachers and the parents are what really make it a good school. All of my sons teachers have seemed to truly care about their students.

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September 09, 2003
Teachers are excellent. Principal seems to be a little overwhelmed. Class sizes are in the low to mid twenties. I have two children attending one 7 in 2nd grade and one 5 in Kindergarden. They both love it so far. I have visited this school on two seperated days once in morning and once in the afternoon. School appears to be well organized. It looks like they could use a few extra eyes during recess and lunch.

- submitted by a parent

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Hutchison Beach Elementary School
12900 Middle Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL  32407
(850) 767-5195
Last modified Hutchison Beach Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hutchison Beach Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top