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Sarasota, FL
Students enrolled: 702

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3415 Tallevast Road
Sarasota, FL 34243

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(941) 358-2888
(941) 358-2956
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September 22, 2014
This could be a great school, but they are so worried about the money that they forget that this is about a child's education. Who knew that education would be put on the back burner and it would be all about money. Imagine that!

- submitted by a community member

August 18, 2014
We took our son out of Kinnan. The recent budget cuts in Manatee County over the past couple of years has really taken its toll on Kinnan. Many of the teachers are solely focused on their pensions and how much money they are or are not making. My son consistently came home crying after school. The teacher ignored my attempts to communicate. The admin staff was mediocre at best. The quality of education was also mediocre. My son was often bored. We live less than 1/2 mile from the school, so it would be very convenient, but we still chose to send our son somewhere else, and it was a good move.

- submitted by a parent

November 26, 2013
Unfortunately, we had a bad experience at Kinnan. My daughter is very bright and she dealt with bullying from other children, that made her feel sad and confused. After 2 months of attending she started to ask me to send her to another school. She is in Kindergarten. My heart was broke for her & after conversations with the staff it still continued. We withdrew her.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2013
My three children have attended this elementary and they love it!! Great caring staff..: )

- submitted by a parent

February 10, 2013
I have a 5th grader who is gifted & accelerated. He LOVES the school, & so do I. My sacond grader is doing equally as well. Love the daily wellness program, daily PE. Feed the body as well as the mind is the way to go.

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October 28, 2009
Kinnan puts kids first! It is a wonderful school with a caring staff.

- submitted by a parent

November 20, 2008
My oldest daughter started this school it's second year open and is now in 7th grade. When she went to middle school she was way ahead of the other kids from different elementary schools. My second daughter is now in 2nd grade and loves the school also. The teachers are excellent!!!

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2008
My kids love this school and their teachers. Their grades and skills improve each year.

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August 14, 2008
I also have been at Kinnan since the doors opened. My daughter is starting the 3rd grade. So far her teachers have been knowledgable, giving and caring. My son starts highschool this year in the IB (International Baccalaureate) program. I believe he has been able to achieve his success due to the education background he received at Kinnan.

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2008
we have been at Kinnan since the very first day it opened! It is a wonderful school and has so many loving, caring teachers. I could not ask for anything better for my kids!

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2006
I am thrilled that my children have been able to attend such a wonderful school. My daughter graduated last year, and my son will be in the fourth grade this year. This is a wonderful school with an incredibly caring staff. I am very pleased with everything at Kinnan.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2005
My son has been going to Kinnan since Kindergarten and we love the school and staff. My son has done very well there and the atmosphere is that of a smaller school because the children receive personal and caring attention.

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January 07, 2005
I took my son out of Kinnan. We moved here in July. I did my reserch of schools in the area months in advance. We visited several schools and we felt Kinnan was a great choice for my son, he is a 4th grader with ADD and special needs for reading disabilities. After he was inrolled I started seeing problems, the teachers being the bigest. Their answer to his reading problems was to get him out the mainstreem class. He wasn't put in a special ED class but was taken out of his class 3 times a day for what they called learning labs. Mind you he has ADD and this was a bad idea because he needs to staying focus and they were constantly shuffeling him around. I've tried speaking to the prinipal and got no where. There were also safty issue that fell on deaf ears.

- submitted by a parent

February 28, 2004
I have a kindergartener at Kinnan. We agonized all of last year. Should we send him to private school or public school or home school? We wanted the best for him and I have to tell you that I couldn't have paid for a better experience than my son has had at Kinnan. They have excellent teachers and staff. He has grown socially and academically. They have a uniform policy and I think that this forces the students to develop identities based on personality and achievements instead of clothes. It is a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent

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Kinnan Elementary School
3415 Tallevast Road, Sarasota, FL  34243
(941) 358-2888
Last modified Kinnan 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.
Kinnan Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top