I feel when we first started going to this school it was great but as the years went on the moral of the school went down. The teachers are still great but it does not feel like the same school.
The two years we spent at Panther Run were good with a few exceptions. My son attended 1st and 2nd grade. The teacher's were great, but I didn't feel that they were allowed to challenge the students enough when needed. When I tried to get my son tested the administration stretched it out far too long. I also felt that the students were being taught to take a test and not to excell in areas that they were ahead of the curriculum. Other than that it was a very nice environment for my child.
Panther run is a very good school. Nice environment for the children. The school could introduce a greater usage of computers in the classroom.
My daughter went to the pepper speech and language class at panther run elementary. We were very pleased at the care and attanetion she got from the teachers. The class was very small with two teachers and they regulary updated us with her progress. We were overall impressed with the progress she made at the school
There is a high level of parent involvement here. The staff is very helpful. Any problems I ever brought to the front office were handled immediately. The teachers are always willing to stop and listen to your concerns. There are different activities to keep the kids always looking forward to something. Panther Run is a great school. My son will miss it next year as he moves on to middle school.
Great School! Very respectful to parents and students, with a high academic level taught in a motivating and encouraging environment. Classrooms have many resources that facilitate the learning process for the children. Teachers are knowledgeable and experienced. The use of forms for children to complete too much sometimes to my opinion, I would prefer more creative thinking and interactive activities instead. Excellent extra curricular activities, art, PE, media, computer and writing, although this year I was disappointed with the removal of the music class. Receptive staff that make communication with the school easy and scheduling teacher-parent conferences simple. Children develop a nurturing relationship with staff and classmate. Considering the high population of Hispanic students it would be a great asset to include Spanish classes in the curriculum.
Great School! Quality leadership, teachers and staff. Really are about kids.
I am extremely impressed with all aspects of this school. The leadership, teachers, and especially the academics are high standard and amazing. The school culture is one in which all staff members, children and parents hold their heads high and are proud to be members of the Panther Run Family. I want to thank all of the staff but especially the Assistant Principal Ms. Saef. She has been at the school since it opened out here and treats every child as if they are her own. She encourages the staff and students to do their best while making the learning environment a positive one at all times. Both principals have been wonderful, but to me, Ms. Saef is the heart and soul of this school. Thanks to her and all the staff for a job well done. Keep up the great work; our children are better because of all of you!
I agree! the principal in this school is a stone. It really is sad.It's a great school, great kids, great teachers, great parents who want to do things. But nothing from the principal.
A solid, clean, safe environs for primary grades. Beyond basics (FCAT), horizons are limited for intermediate students. Extracurricular activities have been vanishing (except in vendor-run afterschool care). Few evening family events. Good K-4 writing instruction; weak in hands-on science. No ability grouping for math. If your child has math aptitude, look at neighboring Chapel Trail's grade 3-5 Primes program. Recess time, often minimal, varies widely from teacher to teacher at the same grade level. This school has more than its share of good and great teachers.
I am very pleased with the education my son is receiving at Panther Run. So far they are teaching him according to his level within the classroom. I take off my hat for those teachers that use multiple intelligence methods to address of the students. Good job!
the school is excellet from kindegarten to 5th grade. Teachers go the extra mile. Administration is helpful and professional. PTA is the tops and parent involvment is the key to sucess.
I have 3 children currently attending Panther Run. Panther Run puts children first. The school and faculty focus on educating the whole child. Activities and resources are readily available to students and parents. There isn't a better school anywhere in the county. They are #1!
I have my daughter in panther run and I think that is a really great school. She is happy there and the teachers are very kind.
Panther Run has excellent resources for its students, but as with any school, the parents must strongly advocate for their children and the specific needs of the child. The school does not proactively inform parents about the various enrichment opportunties. However, they are very good about responding to parental inquiries. The teachers are great!
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