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PK-5
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Plantation, FL
Students enrolled: 684
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851 Northwest 68th Avenue
Plantation, FL 33317

(754) 322-7900
(754) 322-7940
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August 28, 2014
My daughter started Peters Elementary School last year as a Kindergarten student. Her teacher was attentive, nurturing, patient and taught my daughter much more than I even anticipated! The school staff are attentive - you'll never drive thru the drop off without seeing our principal, Kathy Sedlack, standing right there guiding students and parents in the correct direction! The staff is amazing - it's a really strong sense of community and the parents are involved. I couldn't wait to start first grade this year! GREAT SCHOOL!!

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2014
I registered my son on the first day of school and the staff gave me a very hard time about me living wtih my mother they wanted a paper notarized the same day just so he can start despite the fact that I had all other proof of residency paperwork I asked that they let me please notarize the form at a later time so my son could not miss school. The staff in the office was horrible unwilling to help and understand my situation. One staff member even stated it was either Ms. Howe or Ms.Hawkins " the post office is open now." I called downtown district headquarters and my son was enrolled because a VP called the principal himself and asked that I be enrolled. I appreciated that the principal walked us to the class she was very nice and I have watched her be in the fore front all week. I will say this is just my initial reaction to dealing with this school. I will definitely do another rating as the school year progresses.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2014
We came to this school from a Charter school in the area and my kid's are so much happier here. The PTA, teachers and princial are all great! We are so happy we made the change to Peter's. I would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2014
This school has a great problem with bullying.. This school says it has no tolerance for bullying but I say different...my daughter has been bullied and this school has done nothing but talk ... But if the tables we're turn my daughter would have gotton a referral.. This school needs to get it together ...

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2014
A great school. Everyone is so nice. They have a great PTA that has been doing some amazing new projects. They started planting gardens with some of the grades and are hoping to have gardens for all classes and grades for the next year. My daughter loves the school and her teacher. I would definitely recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
My school is peters elementary and they do everything + more to make sure the kids get everything they deserve. The PTA is also very involved and appreciated!

- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2013
I have a child in college, a senior in highschool and twins in the 1st grade at Peters this is the first school that I have seen that the principal opens the car doors for the kids and always greats them with a smile. I love Peters Elementary they really care about the children.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
My daughter started Kindergarten this year. Before starting at Peters I had asked around. And one of the answers I got was it is not a big school but its like getting a big hug every day. You will not get lost in the shuffle of a big school. My daughters teacher goes above and beyond and I can see that is a trait that others in the school including administration also has. I would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
it's a great school and wonderful teachers, they're organized a good support team, to help the parents made easy every step for our children........

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
My son went here in second grade, and it was very unpleasant for him. He has ADHD and medicated, so he can be a handful. The teacher was always yelling at him, and telling him not to cry about it, hes "not a baby anymore". He was secluded from the rest of the class and had to sit alone all year, and he was bullied daily, and nothing was done about it. When I spoke with the staff to have him put in a different class, I was told that's imposable because all the other classes are "over capacity". They were too focused on the students that are doing well, and not helping the kids that need it. Unfortunately he is back there for 3rd grade, but we are hoping to move soon to get him in a school that will treat him better.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
Couldn't be happier my child LOVES going to peters, teachers an staff are amazing an caring. The Principle is out in the hallway every morning greeting Children, Staff an most important all parents. I'm without words excited my child will succeed at Peters Elementary!!! Keep up the amazing job Peters Elementary an lets see our rating go up!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
I went to Peters elementary as a kindergartener and partial first grader till I switched schools. I'm a sophomore now but I always reflect upon my time there ever so often and it opens up my mind for inspiration and creativity. The vibe I get off of just remembering the school is just awesome and I find it weird that I think like that but what I'm saying is, is that the school is a fantastic school to go to because of its deep impact it has on you as you grow up as a child.

- submitted by a community member
August 04, 2013
Great school, great teachers and active parents! I have a child starting 2nd grade and she is my third to attend Peters Elementary. All my children had nothing but positive experiences here.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2013
Peters Elementary School has an amazing principal, Mrs. Sedlack. She knows the students by name and enjoys spending time to get to know them as individuals. Mrs. Sedlack, fully supports the arts making sure that they are included in the school's curriculum. A warm, friendly, compassionate, and dedicated staff work together to provide a good education for my children.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2013
We moved to Florida a year ago and were not sure which school would be the best fit for our son. With so many choices, our heads were spinning. We toured several elementary schools and after a trip to Peters and meeting the office staff and principal, we knew our search was over. The principal personally gave us a tour of the school campus, made us feel like part of the Peters family instantly and answered every question we threw at her. Every morning/afternoon you will find her in the car pick up line, greeting every child by name! Our son's 2nd grade teacher was equally impressive and we can attribute his successful transfer to Peters to her dedicated mentoring, positive attitude and desire to see each child be challenged to reach their full potential. We also found the PTA to be excellent and committed to partnering with the school in its growth, funding such programs as Accelerated Reader (AR). As parents, our input and suggestions are always welcome, as is our involvement in the classroom, field trips, school events, etc. We honestly couldn't be happier with the school/staff/PTA.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2013
We have been completely thrilled with Peters. We find the staff to be friendly, the teachers caring, and the principal to be present at nearly every school event. It is clear that the students take pride in their school, and that they are challenged not only to think outside the box but to function in our ever-changing world. We feel very lucky to be a part of the Peters family!

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2013
Peters is a fabulous school and I couldn't be happier! My children have attended since K and are now entering the 2nd and 4th grade. One of my children are in the gifted program and the staff and Principal couldn't be more promoting and accommodating to his needs. This school is moving in a cultural and academic direction that surpasses any other elementary school in the area. It is hands-on, paced according to child-learning, and the student-teacher ratio is fabulous! The extra-curricular activities they do are enriched and my children are just thriving! We love Peters Elementary whole heartedly and wild horses couldn't drive us away!

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2013
This is great school, my daughter attended in 3rd grade and promoted to 4th grade now. School engages children through-out the year with various educational and fun activities. I reallyl like to see this school rating go-up.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2012
GREAT SCHOOL!!! We have 2 children attending Peters and they are both doing extremely well. The teachers do a wonderful job and the PTA is amazing. I believe that teachers make a difference and at Peters the teachers truly care about your childs overall well being and educational goals. My wife and I both highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2011
I have had my child in Peters Elementary for two years now and I love it. Especially transferring from a horrible private school. He had a rough start, but the teachers were great. He went from not knowing half of what the other kids knew to now in 5th grade doing outstanding. I do admit the staff and the PTA is great. I am going to miss this school when he leaves to middle school.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2011
I'm extremely happy with Peters Elementary. From the principal down to the cafeteria staff, they are all warm and friendly people, and being such a small school (of approx 600 students), they know each and every child well. I find the quality of education is exceptional, and despite the vast budget cuts throughout the county, the principal is focused on improving technology so that the students remain competitive. My son is very happy at the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2011
This is our first year at Peters Elementary and we couldn't be happier! The school grounds are beautiful, my son's teacher is very experienced, up to date with technology and really cares about her students. The principal is very accessible and is doing an excellent job with the school. The PTA is very active and well organized. Peters is about 1/2 the size of many other Broward elementary schools which is really nice, because my son is personally known by all staff members and drop off/pick up is very well organized. I have absolutely no complaints about the school. We thoroughly investigated other schools as options, and I'm so happy we decided on our zoned school. It was a great decision.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2010
Peters Elementary School is an excellent school. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The staff is always friendly. My grandson is a special needs child. The school has done an great job in meeting his needs. I would recommend Peters (and have) to anyone who has a child in elementary school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 12, 2010
Why do you love Peters Elementary School? It is a wonderful place to work! I love my students and we have the BEST staff!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 11, 2010
This is my second home. The faculty and staff are like my family. The students are like my children.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 10, 2010
Peters Elementary has the best and most supportive staff and students. It is a fun and friendly atmosphere and I enjoy coming to work every day.

- submitted by a teacher
November 10, 2010
Peters is a wonderful school. The staff and parents work well together and it makes for a positive learning environment. The students are always put 1st. There are several extra curricular activities, the PTA is strong and the Specials team is the BEST!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 10, 2010
Peters is a family. The faculty and the students have a respect for each other and truly care about each other. The teachers are passionate about what they do and it shows!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 09, 2010
Why do you love Peters Elementary School?

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 05, 2010
The administration and staff of this school take a personal interest in each and every student. They take their roles seriously in building a solid foundation for learning. Anyone would love to have their child in this loving environment.from dacial

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2010
If you are looking for a school that is dedicated to meeting your child's needs and helping him reach his potential, Peters Elementary is the best place for you. Since your child's success depends on the quality of his teacher, you will be excited to find teachers with over 20 years of experience at every grade level. As most of the teachers and administrators have worked together for so many years, their is truly a feeling of family here.popizar

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2010
I love the teachers at Peters. They are so dedicated, passionate about their work and incredibly encouraging to their students.D

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
Amazing School !! The teachers are hard working but do try to make the curriculum as enjoyable as possible. The Principle and vice principle are easy to talk to, truly have a passion for the success of your child as if they were their own, and don't have a higher than thou attitude in regards to being hands on with the children and parents in all respect. Its evident by the way that the students are always showing them so much love in the hall ways (Not saying I was a bad kid ,just never knew kids to not fear and have a general dislike for being around Principles) before and after school. I know it sounds like a movie but this school is Public School with a Private School feel. Worth more than a look if you can attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
Coming from a private religous schools and seeing that Peter's was the oldest elementary school in Plantation, I had reservations. However, the moment I met the staff and saw the facility - I have to say I was extremely impressed. Both my children's teachers were exceptional and I truely believe that they received a far better education at Peter's this year than in the private school they were previously attending. I highly recommend Peter's to any parent

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I have loved Peters Elementary from the first moment I set foot on the campus over 22 years ago, when I brought my son to begin his education. This phenominal school has meant so much to me and my family over the years due to the incredible teaching staff and caring administration. Now, 21 years later, I am blessed to be a teacher at this wonderful place of learning and to give back to the community that which my son was lucky to obtain: A first-class education by caring, learned professionals who are here because they love teaching! Our students come to this awesome school each day with a positive attitude and a love of learning. Our students and their families are the greatest, and we appreciate the opportunity to be their teachers!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 26, 2010
I love Peters Elementary because teachers really work hard to meet the needs of each individual learner.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 26, 2010
peter's is a very good school because they work very well with the students. peter's has a very good staff and the teachers are great!.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I love Peters Elementary because the teachers and staff are the best!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Peters is a wonderful school with a beautiful open campus. The staff is caring and very supportive. The teachers make every effort to meet the needs of each individual student. There are various activities scheduled every year that students, parents, teachers and community members can participate in. The school climate is like being in a big family, with great students, teachers, parents and administrators. It is a pleasure to work at Peters.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 24, 2010
because they care for the students & work very well with kids kids no matter if they have special needs or not.the best school is peter's elementary & no one can be better then them

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Peters elementary has a very home like feeling because of the scenic landscaping that covers the campus, the amazing teachers that dedicate their lives to their students and most important the wonderful children that attend Peters...their thirst to learn is very uplifting.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
All my kids have had great dedicated teachers. I wouldn't want my kids to go to any other school. My kids have flourished from the teacher's they have had.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
Peters is great! All 3 of my children have attended or are attending this school. The teachers are responsive and informative and form a bond with the children that is unsurpassed. I would not consider moving my residence if it meant changing schools. We need Peters and the kids need Peters.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
We moved from California to Florida 8 years ago. We found Peters, spoke to neighborgs and parents. the recomendations and great comments about the school were what sold us. so, we found the school and then we look for our house. one of our daughters went to Peters for two years than to High school and now we have our twin dauthers going to Peters since 5 years now.... choosing Peters Elementary for our kids education, has been the best decision we ever made.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
I'm so happy that my son attends Peters. it was his first yr so naturally I was worried but we have had such a great experience! The staff is all so kind...the principal is super! volunteer in the school is the best way to help the students and teachers and let you know all is well. pleased parent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
The teachers and students work so hard and deserve the recognition.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Peters is great, my son has been there since 1st grade and all his teachers have been great. It was a pleasure to be part of the Peters family!!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
I consider myself a lucky parent. When I just got to Peters Elementary coming from Puerto Rico, I wasn't sure what to expect. As the days became weeks and the weeks became months I realized that I was very lucky to have my 3 girls go to Peters. Teachers are very nice, very involved and they make you feel welcomed. I give Peters Elementary an A++++!!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
I am a grandparent, I have two grandchildren that attend Peter's Elementary. The teachers make the difference ... this is our first year at Peter's and I can see a very caring relationship. I am pleased to see a safe environment and a positive environment. I have not met a child in this school that is not polite. I speak for my grandchildren's parents as well, they are very pleased.

- submitted by a community member
April 13, 2010
I love Peter's Elementary School for my children because the faculty and staff make it a great environment for the children. The teacher's are not only dedicated to the students but they really care about them. I love Peter's Elementary School!!!!!

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- submitted by a student
no rating August 17, 2009
Both of my daughters attended Peter's Elementary. Ever since Principal Sedlack took over everything has been horrible. She has no communication skills. Even the teachers are unhappy with her. Peter's used to be such a wonderful school. It could still be wonderful if they wold just get rid of Principal Sedlack. She has no involvement with the parents, or the students. The students do not liker her either.

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December 19, 2007
I totally agree with this parent. My child was in the Miami-Dade system for two months and even though she had an IEP from another school the one she was going to was not following it at all. Her teacher didn't even know until she confronted me right before we moved to Broward that she had one. I love Peters and am so greatful for everything they have done for both of my children now attending Peters. The staff works hard to be sure to pay attention to each student and their struggles.

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- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2007
This is the best school so far. Teachers upto administration level is just unbelievable. They really put heart in making these kids future bright.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2007
As a family new to the area (from Miami), I am extremely impressed with with school overall. My son was in danger of not passing first grade because of the previous district not caring about his progress or helping parents find the resources needed to get their child the help that they needed. From the first week he began attending the experience has been nothing short of astounding. The teachers, staff and principle are amazing. The parking situation is in the process of being changed and if that is all anyone to complain about then you should consider yourselves lucky. Try being in the Miami-Dade black hole system for one year and you might change your mind.

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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2006
Mt Pisgah is the best school.. You won't regret ever placing your child in this school.

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- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2005
Teachers in kindergarten are great, perhaps cafeteria no really neat, and I think the teachers in upper levels should work harder

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2005
The staff at Peters is great. There is also a lot of parent involvement at the school. Thumbs up for me!

- submitted by a teacher
March 30, 2005
I think the parking situation is horrible! The teachers do not give individual attention based on each child's unique way of learning. If your child is late they make you go to the office to stand in line and get a late pass which can take 20 minutes and makes the child even more late to class. The teachers are never available during hours that are reasonable to working parents. Innocent children are punished for the behavior of other students opposed to singling out the child at fault. I am not happy with this school at all. I can't wait for the school year to be over so my children can go to a new school.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2005
The quality of academic programs is average. The only good thing is that they do encourage or require alot of parent involvement. The art program is terrible and for a while had no art teacher for the kindergarten class. Unfortunately, they did not inform the parents, and the children were doing whatever they wanted, or even worse watching cartoons. How they were rated and 'A' school is beyong my comprehension!!

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2004
My daughter has been attending this school for the past 3 years. It has been a mangificent school. Peters Elementary offers a safe and positive enviroment. The teachers thus far in our experience have been dedicated to do the best to ensure their pupils reach their best potential. My daugther is part of the gifted program and has each day thrived even more. There are also enrichment programs. Great school. Wonderful overall.

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- submitted by a former student
September 17, 2003
My biggest concern is the lack of parking at the school. I have 5 children. I have had a child in Peters since 1990. My youngest is in the 4th grade. There used to be areas where we could park & walk our children to their classes. Today we have to drop them off in the front of the school. I think the police harass the parents. they should be directing the traffic not trying to give tickets. I thought that there was supposed to be plans to add parking. I don't feel welcome at the school, as a parent I should feel welcome but I don't because I am not provided parking so I can come into the school.

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Peters Elementary School
851 Northwest 68th Avenue, Plantation, FL  33317
(754) 322-7900
Last modified Peters Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Peters Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 77 reviews. Top