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535 5th Avenue North
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

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(727) 724-1462
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March 12, 2013
This school is absolutely amazing. My son, Gino, had gone to a Hillsborough County school for the first part of kindergarten. Our family was just finding out he had ADHD. I was getting phone calls from hillsborough county every day to come pick Gino up from school. They couldn't control him. I was at my whits end and crying to the principal. He finally sent me to the guidance counselor who had never even heard of my son! 3 months at that school and you don't know the worse behaved kid?! We moved to Safety Harbor and enrolled Gino at SHES. It was the best move we could have made. They helped Gino from the first day. Mrs. Goza, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Kalach, and Mrs. Stall worked together as a team to help Gino. They created a 504 plan for him and accomidated his every need. Gino is now in 1st grade with Mrs. Eggers and his behavior problems are almost non-exhistant. They never treated Gino like a problem, they just worked to find a solution. I don't know what the one parent is talking about when they say Mr. Kalach is a bad principal. They do require background checks for volunteers at the school.

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November 04, 2012
My daughter has thrived at Safety Harbor Elementary. Having suffered from epilepsy, I was impressed by the special care she was given by her teachers, especially her kindergarten teached, Mrs. Cross. Now in fourth grade and seizure free, we are thankful for all of the wonderful teachers we've had at Safety Harbor Elementary. Mr. Kalach is a great principal who's enthusiasm for the school is contagious.

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September 26, 2012
I suppose everyone has different experiences at even the best of schools. I have three children, one of whom has already graduated from SHES. All three of my kids have had fantastic experiences at Safety Harbor Elementary. Their teachers have been excellent, they've been challenged academically every step of the way, and they've thrived from the nurturing, supportive environment the faculty, staff, and administration has fostered. No school is perfect, but for our family (and many others I know with high standards) this school comes very close.

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September 25, 2012
This used to be a good school until the current principle Mr. Kaloch began there. It turned into an absolutely horrible school for special needs kids. I even witnessed a child being closed into a "quiet room" while the aide held the door shut. They also do not do background checks on the volunteers. It is very sad since there are actually great teachers there that are now limited on how they can teach since Mr. Kaloch took over. I have pulled my son from this school and there are 7 parents that I know of that did the same thing in the same school year.

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October 12, 2010
My daughter is in the Pre-K 3 year old class. She absolutely loves this school. The teachers are AWESOME!!

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September 24, 2009
My daughter went to this school and learned so much, had a very positive time the entire time. The teachers are all upbeat, enthusiastic, and willing to help. Mr Kailech, the principal is always cheerful and smiling. The extra's the faculty do for the students go way beyond just teaching. My grandson moved to the school zone just to be able to attend Safety Harbor Elementary when he started Kindergarten this year. I know of people on the waiting list to attend. This is a top notch public school!

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September 17, 2009
It is a great school with great kids and parents who are very involved with the school and the kids.

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August 17, 2009
My daughter attemded Safety Harbor Elementary. I have never met a more caring supportive group of teachers and specialists. My daughter has special needs that have been like puzzle that we put together. From Mrs Turner her Kindergarden teacher (twice), Mrs Homlmes her first grade teacher, Mrs Davis( 2nd grade teacher, Coach Broom (PE) and Mrs icenogle along with her SLD teach, SLP, and OT. They were all always looking out for her best interests. My daughter will begin a private school this year and they all felt for her it was the best alternative but making the change has not been easy. They care.......they always cared!!!!roomahlm to Mrs Davis her Mrs Turn

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May 27, 2009
In my book Safety Harbor Elementary is a 10! Our daughter was in Ms. Holmes first grade class and could not have had a better experience. The caring environment and excellent communication between teachers and parents allowed my daughter to get the most out of the learning experience.

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July 02, 2008
I am also a happy parent of a student from Mrs. Collova's kindergaten class who will be entering first grade in August. The warmth and patience Mrs. Collova has with her students is phenominal! My daughter's first experience in school has given her a love of learning! What an exceptional school!

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February 03, 2005
Best school I ever attended. Great art and music programs.

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December 27, 2004
Both of my children attended Safety Harbor Elementary School during the years 1993-2002. I was very pleased with the school. It is a true 'hometown' type of school. The school is an older building with a lot character. While I feel the majority of teachers there were good, there were some that needed more accountability. I think the new principal is doing a good job at improving the school in that area. Very good music program. Great programs.

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April 29, 2004
Wonderful school! Their extra programs for kids like Dino Math and Literacy Sucess are excellent. Would definitely recommend this wonderful School.

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March 18, 2004
This school has been bearable at most, coming from to rated schools to a 48th in the country. It is very political. Same people make the sports, chorus, drama...all the time not giving others even a remote chance. Teachers do not seem to work with parents, as I have has several conferences with the principal because of this! Other than the third grade staff, I have not been happy about this school from teacher's attitudes, to FCAT carriculum, to discipline, to favoritism...glad to be going in just a few short weeks! Child comes home daily and had no idea how to do his math homework...teacher told him his parents would explain it to him...and the teacher is there for what?

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Safety Harbor Elementary School
535 5th Avenue North, Safety Harbor, FL  34695
(727) 724-1462
Last modified Safety Harbor Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Safety Harbor Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top