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Riverview, FL
Students enrolled: 813
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11990 Big Bend Road
Riverview, FL 33579

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(813) 671-5115
(813) 672-5221
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December 04, 2014
Currently, my daughter is the third child who will have attended SES and by far we are very appreciative and content with the education given. My other 2 have moved on the Middle School & High School Magnet programs and have excelled as being nominated for Nat'l Honor rolls. This could only be possible if the education foundation was laid while in elementary school especially since my oldest completed 3 years at Williams IB Middle School which has a very intense educational agenda. Our interactions with the teachers and leaders for the past 6 years has been informing as well as enjoyable. Our children were and are happy with SES and we are glad they attended the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2014
I have to say, since moving here I am extremely disappointed with the teachers. They are judgmental, rude and ignorant to both the students and parents (during conferences). We moved our child from a choice school to Summerfield and as for academics I should have left my child at the choice school. As for the teachers this school takes the cake. I would not recommend this school. They teach for the under privileged and the children who are above average they are the ones left behind or get in trouble because they are bored. I can't even tell you what is being taught in this school, my child brings home 1 page of homework, on the one page he only has to do 3 maybe 4 problems a night, what happened to learning by repetition? Anyway, this is our third move and I have never run into a school or teachers like the ones I have dealt with in Florida. I have nothing good to say. My child will be going to another Choice school for the 2014-2015 school year and I hope it gets better because I don't know what I will do. All I want is the best for my child and we are not getting that in Florida! Good luck to the new comers.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2014
I will be a parent in the fall of 2014. Reading the reviews I worried. So, I made an appt with principal. I was shocked and surprised and pleased with the school, the attentiveness of the teachers greeting me. Coincidently, the principal is from the north as well, and understood my concerns and anxiety. He just took over the school spring of 2013, and already had made so many improvements. I feel much more secure and pleased with my child attending this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
This is the third elementary school my children have been to due to us moving a lot and this is the one they have been happiest at. The teachers and staff have been nothing but welcoming and attentive to my children, the teachers have created a positive atmosphere for learning and for fun.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2011
So far I can say I really like this school. The last school my son went to for his KG & 1st grade he hated getting up in the morning & going there. I have not had a problem yet. He has said he really likes this school & his teachers. My daughter started KG this yr & loves it. & so far any of the staff Ive had to talk to have been great. Alot better than Doby Elem.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2010
In the 3+ months my son has been at this school, I have been nothing but disappointed -- and that's being kind. My son's 1st grade teacher has no desire whatsoever to nurture all of the children in her class. She recently explained to us that my son needs to "stop asking so many questions" because it can become a disruption and sometimes with the "smarter kids, it's the simple things they can't understand." Never in a million years have I heard of a teacher discouraging a student's curiosity! Further, we were also told that when we're at home with him, we should just tell him that "enough's enough" and there are to be no more questions. Excuse me? Did this teacher just tell me how to parent my child? Additionally, last week, my son was in another classroom with a reading buddy. After he was done, he went back to his classroom only to find that it was empty. His teacher had left with her students and took them to PE -- without my son!! This is absurd and utterly ridiculous. I am disgusted. This school already tests well below average...and now I know why! Because of this, it's been given a restructuring status, which is fine - because I am moving him next year.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
Am a transport from NYC and am very impressed with this school. Coming from a very competitive environment, we were reluctant with the school systems here. The teachers have been amazing so far and are very very involved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
In response to the parent who feels that ESL students may be holding others back, I understand the concern. However, it's not only the children whose 2nd language is English that may need remedial work. In my neighborhood, there is a diverse group of children who appear to need more remedial work because they are significantly behind and these are the not the ESL children. Parents need to be more involved than ever in the education of their children because of the reality of budgetary constraints on schools. The best thing a parent can do to help prepare a child for the real world is instill a love of learning. If children can learn to love reading early, or love to do math early, they will not be held back by any peers because they'll be able to drive themselves to learn at their own pace. Summerfield's scores are actually higher.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
This school spends such an inordinate amount of time doing remedial work for students who do not speak English as their first language, that on-level students are held back. This is completely unacceptable, and the administrators are completely unresponsive to these concerns. It's no surprise that this school scores only five out of ten based on standardized testing.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2009
I absolutly love my daughters 2nd grade teachers. Yes she has 2 in her classroom all the time. And I think it's great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
I have been very happy with Summerfield Elementary. No school is perfect, but Summerfield works hard to make the kids happy. The administration is always been available to speak with, and they know most every child by name. The teachers have given my daughter their knowledge and attention. Every staff member I have come in contact with has given me the up most respect. I am glad my daughter is part of this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2009
My child came to this school mid season they were great and i have no complaints

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2009
This is the most organized, positive, efficient, and well-run school I have ever worked at. The teachers are well qualified professionals, and the administration is extremely open and supportive. We work hard to provide a great education to our students, and we love them!

- submitted by a teacher
March 09, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 10, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2008
After reading the reviews of other parents I am appauled as to their remarks. They obviously didn't get to know the staff, teachers, administration and other students at Summerfield. I have two children both of which attend Summerfield and I would have no reservation in recommending this school to another parent. They strive to reach our children not just academically but as a whole child. Every school has their faults but the great things that Summerfield staff do, far surpasses any fault they may have ever had. I think if the parents with the poor comments took the time to partcipate in their child's education instead of dropping off the responsibility at the sidewalk, they would see all the wonderful things that Summerfield offers their students. They are truly caring professionals that strive to give our children the education they deserve.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2008
I have had two children attend this school, I must say I am very impressed with everyones goal to serve these chilren, not just acamically but as a whole. I would never hesitate to recommed this school to another parent. We as parents must be involved to make our childrens education everyones goal. You can't expect to just drop your kids off every day and not work with the school to acheive the best education for your child. Public schools have their limitations, they have to work with what they are given, Summerfield staff strive to give our children the education that they deserve.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2007
Summerfield deserves kudos for the safe and caring environment they provide for our children. My son is in Kindergarten and his teacher has made him feel comfortable and made me feel at ease to know I am leaving my child with her. I am confident he will have a positive first experience in Elementary School. The office staff has been courteous. The administration dressed up as their school mascot on the first day of school and the children and staff seemed so excited about that. I can't wait to see what the rest of the year has in store.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2007
I feel the administration get an 'F' for leadership. The Principal needed to be more hands on with all areas of the school. Communication between the school and parents was extremely poor. Communication between administration and teachers was equally bad. This school is in desperate need of a new Principal.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2007
Summerfield is a great school the teachers and staff are doing a great job.We have had a great year. Looking forwards to the new year.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2007
Summerfield has undergone a great change in the last year. There is no school that is perfect, but at Summerfield the teachers are excited, our grades are up, the kids are happy. Yes, my children attend a title-one (lower income), overcrowded school, but I know their teachers care about them and they are happy there.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
Unfortunaly it't hard to said , but summerfield school its one of the worst and uncompetitive school in this area , i really dont know what the county can do , but this needs to be done. Its our kids development in their hands. Please staff try to do more for those kids. Thanks mother of 1st grade and 5th grade.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2007
This is one of the worst schools I have had to send my child to. The parent/teacher interaction does not exist, they don't care about the kids. The kids there are hateful, and are completely inconsiderate of others.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2006
The worst school I have ever dealt with. I was left no choice but to remove my children immediately. My children in grades 1 & 4 have been to several schools in several states and I was completely thrown by the lack of respect the children received. The staff was not very knowledgeable, caring or courteous.

- submitted by a parent
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Summerfield Elementary School
11990 Big Bend Road, Riverview, FL  33579
(813) 671-5115
Last modified Summerfield 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.
Summerfield Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top