Great teachers, have a great experience there. I have two boys, one in 2nd grade and another in 4th grade. The teachers are in constantly in contact with parents so we know what is going on and how to help our children better.
Ruskin Elementary is an up and coming school. This is my sons second year there, and all of the teachers are very friendly. The one complaint I have about my child going to Ruskin Elementary is you can not drop off before 7:30am and there are not any before school care providers that I have found that will take him to school for those of us that start work at 7am.
My child has attended Ruskin Elementary for 2 years now and the communication at this school is below poor. The school believes in letting a child fail before getting the child assistance to further develope. This is unacceptable. I have asked the school what scales they use, who's method they are using in the classroom, etc. I still have not been given an answer. If you send your child here, be ready for a whole lot of, "I don't know's" from this team. Sickning that our schools have come to this.
Great school and great teachers! Its my girl's first year here and she was very happy. The service, communication and support to the parents is outstanding.
Today was my sons first day of school at Ruskin Elementay school. Everything seemed to be going well at first, I took him to school to sign him up for class and walked him to class to meet his teacher. My son was supposed to ride the bus home in the evening so I waited. 20 min after the bus was supposed to arrive I called the school to see what was going on and they said they had to do a head count to make sure all of the children were on the bus so it was running late. When the bus finaly did show up my son did not get off the bus. I went up to the school to have them check to see if maybe he got on the wrong bus. No come to find out he never got on any bus, he was still on campus with some teacher. This was about 3:30 they found him with the teacher on campus. The school never called me to let me know my son was even on campus and when I got to the school they did not know he was even there. My son just started the first grade, it would have been his first time riding the bus.
I am a teacher at Ruskin. This is my first year teaching here and I love it already! The teachers and staff are very helpful and friendly. The school is clean and appears organized and well-run. I love going to work!
I have a child in 4th grade and he is miserable. The racial divide is so great that he is kicked, pushed, spit at for being 'not a Mexican'. Those were the exact words the student said in front of the principal and myself in justifying his actions. It is actually common after speaking to other parents about this. The teacher has never taken action against any of this. It took my child coming home bruised and scratched and going to the Asst. Principal to get this matter addressed! Eventually two of the kids did get a three day suspension.
My son started pre-k two yeras ago and he has learn alot. The teachers are great to comunicate with one as a parent.
My daughter is now in 4th grade. She came here during the 1st grade year and has had excellent teachers along the way. Last year, Mrs. Armstrong and Mrs. Auciello were especially caring and helpful.
seems as though they cater to people who do not speak english. lacking behind compared to other hillsborough county schools.
Great school, my son went there from Kindergarden to 5th grade. Now my daughter is attending. The principal and the staff are wonderful.
I am proud that my child attends Ruskin Elem. in Ruskin, Fl. This school kicked it up a noch from earning a B in 2006-2007 to earning an A 2007-2008. This is a great accomplishment considering the year they earned the A the school had a student population of approximately 1,200 students in the K-5 school. The staff is dedicated and works hard to provide a quality education for each student.
My daughter attended kindergarten here and will continue. The curriculum is wonderful; however, your pockets need to be deep. Besides tuition, seems every few weeks they were demanding more money. All in all, it beats the alternative of Ruskin elementary.
I love this school. my daughter went there last year for the first time and everyone there helped her and our family out the best. I cant wait for this year when both of my kids go there. BRAVO Ruskin. Proud parent and a PROUD PTA member.
Ruskin is a great school. It is the only elementary school in the district that currently has an elementary band program. The teachers seem varied between being educational experts and at best mediocre. I'm sure that in time, this will improve. Ruskin has just had a great turnover in staff and is about 50% new this year. I'd personally like to see more activities available for students with music, art, and PE. The administration and staff of Ruskin are the nicest people on the planet and it is always a joy to talk to any one of them. I think Ruskin is on the right track. They should be proud to be a 'B' school considering their heavy migrant population and the inability of many parents to help with their children's learning. Bravo Ruskin!
Ruskin is a great school with many dedicated teachers that maintain high expectations for each child. They go the extra mile to ensure that each student in their class is sucessful in their individual level.
I went to elementary school here and all the teachers were very nice and friendly. I had Mrs. Craft for a teacher and she was the greatest teacher i ever had!
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