Students enrolled 952
School leader MR. ERIK ANDERSON
Transportation options Yes
District Broward County School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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1500 Southwest 66th Avenue
Plantation, FL 33317

(754) 323-7750
(754) 323-7790
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5 stars
Based on 37 ratings

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November 06, 2014
Office staff is generally uninterested in any of parents conserns, very unhelpful in giving a hand even in simple problems.Disappointing ladies at the administration.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2014
Tropical was our first choice school for our daughter. I have since been very disapointed with how the school handles certain issues like bullying and fundraising. The teachers dismiss any concerns you have for issues on the playground(for example a kindergartner being repeatedly pushed into the sidewalk or sand face first) as a game between children, or being hit on the bus repeatedly and nothing is done. I feel it teaches our children that telling a teacher you are being hurt does nothing. This school does excel at fundraising as every week it requests money for some cause or other but when it comes down to the safety of my child I'm left bewildered by their lack of concern.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2014
I am a parent of a 1st grader and 5th grader and have been a part of the Tropical Family for over 5 years. The dedication by the administration and staff is amazing and the PTA totally rocks. My children have excelled and are happy and I couldn't be more pleased. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2014
I love this school it is awesome. I came I here from another school and the students and staff here are so supportive now I am in my 2nd year and the years have passed by so quickly between the tropical trek and ar partys.i also love the pta because they go above and beyond. When I have trouble I some subjects the teachers are always by my side. We also have an awesome principal who is top knotch. We do this tradition for the 5th grader where we go out in the hallway and clap for them and the outstanding job they do. I hope you consider tropical as your child's school, I garentee they will love it.

- submitted by a community member
October 12, 2013
My son is a second grader currently attending Tropical Elementary, and my daughter, now in middle school, also attended Tropical from k-5 grade. Thanks to a great group of teachers, the administrative staff, a very involved PTA, the great Dr. K the assistant principal and an exceptional devoted principal Mr. Andrew, our experience has been nothing but a positive wonderful one. Both of our kids love Tropical, and the parents involvement is overwhelming. Thanks to a great PTA, the school always holds a nurturing, healthy family environment and fun events. I would not hesitate to enroll a child at this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2013
I have two kids in this school, K and 5th grade. It is a wonderful school. The office staff is friendly. The principal and assistant principal are very hands on and seem to genuinely care about the welfare of the students. There are a million fund raisers which is the only reason it wasn't give 5 stars. Personally it's hard to keep up with so many but all of them are to better the school and they have top notch equipment. The PTA is very hands on and have awesome activities for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2012
Absolutely love this school!!!! Great principal, teachers, and parent involvement! My son is in 4th grade, and has been attending Tropical since Kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2012
I love Tropical Elementary school, great teachers , great people, great kids I have nothing to complaint about ..

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2012
this is a great school.my sons hearing impaired and he feels comfortable in this school because there are also other students just like him in this school.the teachers are great the school is safe and well maintained.the staff are always more than helpful. this is my sons first yr in this school coming from another state and he loves it.i have great communication with the teachers and i can reacj out to them at any time and they will get back to me as soon as possible.i would recommend this school to anyone.love it!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2011
our daughter loves this school because when we arrived from Italy, she didn't speak english and she was sad for this reason,we found in this school wonderful teachers and they helped our daughter to get ahead specially Mrs. Smith and Mrs.Millet ..We are grateful.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
Tropical Elementary is part of a community whose parents and staff are concerned, involved and who continually volunteer and support the school! The dedication of teachers, administration and the PTA has deep roots in the community. Tropical Elementary benefits in countless ways from the volunteerism spirit, knowledge and experience of the administration. The school is run efficiently in a large part due to Principle Anderson s leadership. As I parent, I so appreciate the effort in every decision that is based on Tropical Elementary mission to provide all its children with a successful educational experience. On any given day, parent volunteers and staff can be found throughout the school giving assistance to our students and teachers in the classrooms. In addition, their efforts, hours of service, and support have provided educational student events, fun-filled family activities, and the purchase of much needed equipment and resources for our students. In these challenging financial times, there are not enough words to express my sincere appreciation to each and every volunteer and community resident who support our district and work tirelessly for our children. I thank all of Tropical Elementary staff, volunteers and especially the teachers and Principal Anderson, for making a difference everyday in the lives of all of our children and by doing so, invest in the success of our school district as well as the future of our community!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
Tropical Elementary School is like a large family. Everyone cares and takes care of each other. It is located in a neighborhood where many of the parents of current students grew up....including the Principal, Mr. Erik Anderson. Mr. Anderson grew up down the street and had the pleasure of hiring his former teacher to become his Assistant Principal many years later. Most families who grew up in Plantation choose to send their children there for the quality of education, the hometown atmosphere and the location. The PTA is strong and so is teacher involvement. Everyone from teachers to cafeteria workers to the front office secretaries is always willing to go the extra mile to help out a child and make them achieve their personal best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Tropical has a great Principal that cares about his staff and students. The PTA is unbelievable and really cares for the school. The volunterring from the parents is priceless. We are an A rated school for the fact that the parents and staff work together to give our children the best enviroment for learning and stability in their surroundings.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
We love Tropical Elementary because of the teachers. They are the best!

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2009
When we moved to florida for med school i was worried about the school system there. We have loved tropical. My son has excelled in school, loved his teachers and had a great experience. A great place to send your child to school in south florida! great parent involvement!

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January 27, 2009
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August 17, 2008
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no rating May 08, 2008
I have an excellent feeling when talking with teachers and staff at this school. I feel my son is in a sound, safe learning environment and is being challenged mentally.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 30, 2007
Very high standards for discipline, performance of students and teachers;very clean environment. Came from a small private school and still impressed!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2007
This school is great. Here you will find a highly skilled and experienced team that really cares about the children they teach. In this school teachers hug a kid they once had in their class with a loving smile and shed tears when it's time to say goodbye at the end of the school year. What more can you ask for. A rare gem.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2007
I attended Tropical as a student way back when. The school was excellent then and now today my two daughters have completed their elementary experience through Tropical. And what a wonderful experience it has been. This school excels far and beyond expectations. The caring attitude of the teachers helped my daughter get on track and be successful middle and high school students. My daughter loved her 5th grade team of teachers Ms. Fritz, Mr Garcimonde and Ms. Shapiro....The Best We will miss you Tropical.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2007
I am Taylor, i went to Tropical and it was the best school ever, my favorite teacher was Mrs. Giganti i had her in 2nd grade now I am in 10th and it just blows me away how fast that went by.

- submitted by a former student
May 05, 2007
I am really impressed. There is so much heart in this school. The principal, staff, and teachers seem to be in sync. They are a real team with the best in mind for the students. It really surpassed my expectations. You almost get the sense that they would do their jobs without pay because they seem to really want to be there. It feels like a 'small town' school in a large county. Class size seems good, too. Most parents when asked say they love it! Now I see why. Overall, a very dedicated group of educators who go beyond the classroom to give the kids a wonderful learning experience. Thanks, Tropical!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2006
My son had a great experience at Tropical. His teachers were caring and strong writing skills were taught. Excellent gifted teacher and program. I would recommend it highly.

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May 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2006
I have 3 children currently attending Tropical Elementary. I have been very impressed with the level of teacher involvement. The teachers have managed to exceed my expectations in just about every way.

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January 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2006
Tropical Elementary is and has always been a great school. I, as a parent today, attended there many years ago and I wanted my daughter to go there as well. The principal is very nice and always pleasant. He knows you by name. The staff are basically on top of their game and have a lot of experience. As far as public schools go, this is one of the best!

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June 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2005
The Fifth Grade Team of Teachers are great. They are firm and caring. They really want the children to succeed. They work together and they really know your child.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2005
My daughter only attended 5th grade. I wish she would of started kinder in Tropical. They are the best. The teachers are GREAT!

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2005
My son has been at Tropical from Kindergarten and is now in fifth grade. The quality of the programs at the school are outstanding. I have been impressed with the teachers and their dedication to the students. Parent involvement is high and they offer average music, art and sports (like most grade schools). Overall, the school is great.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2004
My child and I had the best experience at Tropical Elementary School. We were blessed with an incredible teacher. The administration and staff are all very friendly and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2004
I have had the best experince this year my daugher went to Kindergarden in Ms. Kaplans class It made her love school she loves reading and doing Math. What a great 1st year experince after several year's with my other daugher whom has a handicap and has a hard time w/schools this school was refreshing.. You could not ask for a better principal and staff they are all looking out for our children and the fund raiser where great alway somthing every month to do.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2004
My son is in kindergarten and is already reading at a second-grade level.

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March 24, 2004
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March 03, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2004
I love my teachers Mrs. Brown (k)Mrs.Napale (1)Mrs. Firzsgerld (2) Mrs.Gianinte (3) Mrs. Neteigey Mrs. Davis (4) Mrs Adams Mr. Garcmondey (5)

- submitted by a former student
August 03, 2003
Love this school. Everyone from teachers, office staff, custodians, and volunteers were very nice, helpful and caring.

- submitted by a parent
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Tropical Elementary School
1500 Southwest 66th Avenue, Plantation, FL  33317
(754) 323-7750
Last modified Tropical Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tropical Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top