Students enrolled 969
Hours no info
School leader MS. AIMEE K BOLTZ
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District Pasco County School District
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9300 Flourish Drive
Pasco County, FL 34637

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(813) 346-1800
(813) 346-1891
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3 stars
Based on 37 ratings

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September 22, 2014
Pasco County has done such a poor job of planning and now this elementary has 1,000 students in it (not an exaggeration, actual enrollment). They have 12 kindergarten classes and many classes being "co-taught", which means that 2 teachers and around 40 kids are crammed into a regular-sized classroom. Such a disappointment. The campus is really nice but Pasco county schools have not kept up with the growth in this area and now schools are bursting at the seams. This created a school that is impersonal and anonymous. We are disappointed overall by the lack of a community feeling in the school and by how huge and institutional it is.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2014
Today was the last day of school and my daughter's first year in first grade. I have to say at the beginning of the year it was good but once they began breaking my daughter's first grade class into a different class for whatever reason is when things changed drastically and downhill it went. She went through 3 different teachers, and communication between parents and teachers was non existent. It's sad! I was never fond of the front officer people and today just confirmed it! I will give them one more year before I seriously speak my mind to them about this school and the job their doing. They need to do better!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2014
This is school is such a great place to work. Our new principal is awesome and she really cares for all the kids. Everything our school does is right for children. This a school I would trust to educate my own children.

- submitted by a teacher
May 16, 2014
The Principal and teacher at that school create a lot of fabrications to harm children's reputation. It is sad the way they cover up after their actions and allow kids to be punished because of their actions. They are bullies. A child does not have a chance in pasco county when something happens at one school because they carry it on to other schools. Worse school district ever.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
We are the Champions and it shows in our children!! Love this school!! Great teachers and staff!!

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2014
My son has been at this school since it opened and he used to have some great positive teachers. I don't know what's happened to the place but I can only describe the attitude of his teachers this year as surly. Clearly they hate their jobs and, as a result, my son is starting to hate going to school. I'll be moving him to a more positive environment as soon as I can.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2013
Connerton is as bad as they come. Though lowering my property value by writing this, the school is terrible. My child is illiterate and cannot learn successfully from this school. The staff doesn't give a hoot about any opinions that are voiced. The new principal is a joke along with their education standards. Had to send child to private school. Just terrible.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
My family and I relocated to Florida from Fairfield, CT a month ago. Finding a new school which not only had great ratings but a warm feeling once we visited was VERY important to us. After selecting a neighborhood we realized Connerton Elementary was the public school we were zoned for. Unfortunately after reading negative reviews we became not only alarmed but very apprehensive. I decided to visit the school and met the front office staff, and principles. Within minutes I felt a sense of relief! Not only were they very friendly, they reassured me the school was very safe as well. We lived twenty minutes from Sandy Hook Elementary and safety for our 7 year old is TOP priority. Mrs. Kinsman our son's 2nd great teacher seems very interactive and I'm SURE our son will stay engaged to learn with her as a teacher. We look forward to our years at Connerton elementary and wish the staff the best!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2013
Connerton's Principal is up for termination pending allegations of insubordination, breach of ethics and the board is working to revoke her license. You decipher what you believe to be true about Anna Falcone when you see the articles and the comments that follow in the Tampa Bay Times, St. Pete Times, TampaBayOnline (TBO), the Land O' Lakes Patch, and other various media sources. The things that are stated therein are only the tip of the iceberg. Over 25 teachers of a mere 30, transferred to other schools within the district to get away from such a principal and her underhanded ways of "leading" her employees. Those that stayed, did it for their own children who attend the school, trying not to uproot them midway through their elementary schooling. Now that Mrs. Falcone is gone and can no longer work for the Pasco County School District, Connerton will be 200% better than it ever has for the students, teachers, support staff, community, and the surrounding/supporting stakeholders. Enjoy the new Connerton for what it has the ability to become!!

- submitted by a community member
February 14, 2013
Connerton is a fabulous school that truly centers around students as it should. This week my kids have been talking about campaign kindness and hoe they will get to make special desserts with guidance and administration. I love the enthusiasm that everyone models for our students. I appreciate everyone at that school for having an impact on my children!

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2013
We have 3 children that go here & we have had a fabulous experience at Connerton. They love their teachers & enjoy school. We appreciate the administration & the way they communicate w/ the parents. Our children love their school!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2012
This school consistently exceeds my expectations. We have been a part of COES since it opened and could not be happier with the results. The principal sets a very positive tone overall and that is reflected in the staff. There are many programs in place to encourage students to do their best (Student of the Month, Mathematician of the Month, classroom rewards, dogtags, etc.) and they work. Further, the school is very proactive about developing kids with excellent character and does not tolerate bullying of any kind. They do great anti-drug/anti-bullying campaigns throughout the year and have a solid guidance department. Also, it is the most high-tech school around, on par with a private school: 1:3 ratio of students to iPads in each classroom, every teacher has their own mac laptop, interactive white boards that are beamed onto the walls, plus a real working newsroom for the morning news, an art kiln for pottery making, etc. This school is just amazing, and most parents that I know would agree with that assessment.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2012
We moved to Land O Lakes from Michigan two years ago. I was so worried about whether or not Connerton would be a good school. When we met Mrs. Garcia at the open house my worries quickly disappeared. She was so warm and welcoming that I knew she would take good care of my daughter. My child had an awesome year and Mrs. Garcia was superb! For first grade my daughter had Mrs. Mitchell and she flourished! I have had ample opportunity to volunteer as well. I worked in the library once a week from January to May 2012. During that time I was able to observe most of the teachers and I was impressed. In my opinion the teaching staff of this school is excellent! I did have one awkward interaction with Mrs. Carswell (the now former Asst. Principal). Honestly I was not surprised to hear they transferred her - she was a very tightly wound lady. I did not have any negative experiences with Mrs. Falcone. Overall our experience with Connerton has been awesome! We are proud to be Champions and our family will continue to support this school and the teaching staff. We are looking forward to a new school year with positive change. Go Connerton Champions!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2012
I love this school. It is organized, well maintained, very clean. The staff is professional and polite. My daughters teacher Ms. shook was Outstanding! The kids learned so much. I was given a ton of oppurtunity to volunteer, and I was treated with a lot of respect. While i volunteered I was able to observe the teachers, in the Unity Primary Pod. All of them were patient, polite and even against all odds, they always taught at an outstanding level of excellence. The only complaints i have are, the art teacher deserves her own classroom, rolling a cart around is silly, by the time she has got out all the supplies, class was almost over. My other complaint is that the gym teachers are pushing the kids harder then i think they should, its 90 degrees outside, the kids are going to pass out from heat stroke at the pace they set. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2012
Search TBO.com and Land O Lakes Patch for stories about the Principal Anna Falcone and the many problems at Connerton Elementary.

- submitted by a community member
May 31, 2012
My daughter has gone to Connerton since it opened and pretty much have had issues with all the teachers except for last year. Also when it was Sanders didnt always luck out w/ the teachers there. I'm frustrated with the principal being a bully and running the school anyway she sees fit and is not concerned about the greater good. She puts teachers in and grade she likes and forces them to quit or retire. I'm pulling my daughter out and she will be attending another school. Make your own decision , just trying to help. Many parents feel the same look on TBO.com

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2012
The teachers are great but the administration staff are insufficient in running a productive, transparent elementary school. As good as the teachers are, without competent support from administration, this school will remain unsatisfactory at best.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
This is not a new school this is a transfer of Sanders Elementary to a new location. The Principal is so self involved that she cant help the teachers to teach. It is amazing that people think is is not the same day in and day out situations.There are a very few people at this school that really cares about the children and parent involvement and it is not in the Administration because there is no leadership for the parents or the students here at Sanders/Connerton with the Principal..SOOOO SAD

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
I was a teacher at this school for 34 years. What a wonderful school to work at! Sanders will be greatly missed when it closes at the end of this year. Thanks to everyone that made my teaching career at this school so enjoyable!

- submitted by a teacher
October 25, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 30, 2009
I have recieved excellent care for my daughter regarding every issues and concern over the last two years. The staff have taken great care to assist in all problems that have arisen. I am looking forward to the same personal support and care in the following school year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 04, 2008
Sanders has been through many changes already this school year. The administration and staff have handled them in the most professional way possible. Teachers are most often available within a 24 hr. time frame. The office staff knows the answers to most questions or exactly who to contact to get them. Go Sanders!

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2008
WOW! What a dynamite administration. They care about children first and make every effort to provide their teachers with the resources necessary to teach. The teachers are very caring and with in reason just a phone call away.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2008
This school has a family atmosphere and very caring teachers. The teachers are sincerely concerned about my child's growth and work with me to develop a plan to help my child grow. I love this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2008
Sanders Memorial is one of the worst elementary schools I've ever seen. They appear to lack interest in teaching and are more concerned with punching the clock. They excuse themselves from teaching topics like spelling and cursive writing because 'this is the age of computers'. They dropped support for the AR reading list and testing. Homework in math, science, and English are nonexistent. Their only focus is on FCAT, not education. We tried everything we could to get a transfer to a better school, but were stopped by either the school or district at every turn. It was bad enough we eventually moved to provide our children a better quality education. If you can avoid Sanders you should.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
Since coming to Sanders in January of 2006 we have been very happy. The education my children receive is what I would expect it to Be. My children are happy. The teachers and staff care about them. Campus needs remodeling which I know is forthcoming in the future.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
This is our 4th year here. Many changes have happened, but overall, we are very happy. Our children are doing well and regarding the teachers we have experienced, All have cared deeply for our children. Communication is good and the principal has an open door policy and the assistant principal has been very supportive.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2007
There is a lot of communication from this school if people choose to listen or read! There are a lot of kids for such a small looking school, however, the class sizes are better than other schools in the area. Administration is willing to listen and help if you go to them.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2007
School is very overcrowded. No stability or consistency. Three principals in the past three years. Unsettling amount of teacher turnover. Terrible communication between school and home. No sense of community at this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2007
I do not agree to the 'pods' system. Higher achieving students are the ones left behind and get lost in the system. Focus is on the school rating instead of students needs. Parent/school communication is terrible. Most teachers say they want help but when you ask what you can do to help out in the classroom, they do not want the help.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2007
When my daughter first started in 2004, the school was awesome! Great assistant principal, wonderful continuous progress, friendly atmosphere. In the course of 2 years, this school has fallen apart. It has a new principal and assistant principal that completely changed continuous progress. No longer can students reach their highest potential. Instead, they keep up with the slowest link. It is not continuous progresses anymore, rather, it is straight grade-level. The only students that benefit are low and average kids. High-achieving students are left behind with their new 'stretching the curriculum horizontally rather that vertically' approach they have. I would not recommend them anymore :-( So sad to see the changes over the past 2 years. Now I have to find another school for both of my children.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
February 02, 2006
Great school .. awsome ese teachers

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2005
Great school - good staff - very parent friendly.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
June 02, 2005
This school is sadly overcrowded, how many more portables can we take? They keep taking classrooms away, this year it will be music and art. Morale is bad since the assistant principal has left. Too bad with the 'Pennies For Pasco', they couldn't fix this school up and build an auditorium/gymnasium. The 'family' atmosphere left with the assistant principal and all the teachers who have left in disgust. I have never seen such a high turnover, as we have had in the last few years. Time for a change! You have to be involved in this school to know of all the problems.

- submitted by a staff
April 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2004
What a great school. The teachers are all keen to help their students learn and very involved. It feels like a family where everyone knows everyone and cares about their well-being. I am very glad my children were able to attend Sanders. Great school, great team = great kids!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
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Connerton Elementary School
9300 Flourish Drive, Pasco County, FL  34637
(813) 346-1800
Last modified Connerton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Connerton Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 40 reviews.