Students enrolled 720
School leader MS. LORI MENDEZ
Transportation options Yes
District Broward County School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

Contact this school

3520 Southwest 52nd Avenue
Pembroke Park, FL 33023

(754) 323-7800
(754) 323-7840
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Watkins Elementary School address.

3 stars
Based on 12 ratings

Let others know what you
think about this school

August 02, 2013
This school has done a TERRIFIC job with my 7 year old son who has learning disabilities. He has been there now two years and now his sister has started in kindergarten. I truly look forward to see her blossom as every young child should. Every teacher my son has had, has always been easily accessible and friendly. My daughters teacher Ms. Alverez made my daughters first day extremely memorable. Thank you Watkins Elementary, keep up the terrific job you do!! I know it isn't an easy job, BUT YOU ALL MAKE IT LOOK VERY EASY

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
no rating July 24, 2008
Watkins is a really good school for my kids. The teachers did their best for the 07-08 scholl year.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2007
My second grader now promoted to third came to Watkins in the 2006-2007 school year from an 'A' school. Since Watkins also obtained an 'A' rating, my expectations were high. Unfortunately I was soon interacting with less than competent teachers, counselors and school staff. As for the principle, she gave the appearance of having a take charge and correct the issue attitude, but in the end there was no resolution. My second grader often didn't receive enough instruction. At times the work didn't appear to be challenging enough and other times the work was too difficult. The Dibbles scores from the beginning of the year declined I feel as a result of the lack of teaching.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2007
I do not think the school assists the children that need extra help. My son is in the second grade and has had difficulties since he started there. I have had numerous Parent/Teacher conferences, mtgs w/ the Vice Principle and Guidance Counselor. They all say they are going to put him in a program and get him some counseling to help but never follow through. They give a ridiculous amount of homework but yet there are no tutors to assist them. Often when my son does his homework in their aftercare program, most of the problems are wrong when he comes home. I think this school is allot of talk and no action. He will not be returning.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2007
I am happy with the way the school is ahndling my 3rd grader who is coming from a gifted program in miami-dade county they are challenging her constantly. I am always informed of new programs and events that will take place at the school. Keep up the good work watkins!!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a teacher
April 01, 2006
st say it is very disappointint to see how low the level of parent involvement there is at watkins,i dont believe there is even a pta.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2005
Very low parent involvedment. Test scores are also low.

- submitted by a teacher
January 13, 2005
I think that the teacher and staff try to commit to the educational well-being of the students however they need to try again. The principal Dr. Wilson (a former retiree) seems as though she is all talk w/ very little action. My child is struggling in school and I have and am doing all I can to possibly assist him such as online resources, parent-teacher conferences, etc. I have been begging the school to assist me with placing my child in speech and testing him for educational disabilities all to no avail. This began in kindergarten and has continued w/ still no testing at his expense. I am disappointed and hurt and they advertise that they care however actions speak louder than words.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2004
Watkins is an excellent school. They offer 3 differents languages to learn and also have a sophistocated communications program. The principal and her staff have worked really hard with the students and I have noticed an improvement in education and behavior from the students.

- submitted by a staff
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »

Ratings help families find and compare schools. Families should also use other factors when choosing a school.


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: November 03, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Watkins Elementary School
3520 Southwest 52nd Avenue, Pembroke Park, FL  33023
(754) 323-7800
Last modified Watkins Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Watkins Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top