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PK-5
Public
Southwest Ranches, FL
Students enrolled: 819
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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5900 Southwest 160th Avenue
Southwest Ranches, FL 33331

(754) 323-6100
(754) 323-6140
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October 26, 2014
Yes, the PTA works hard to raise funds for the school and pay for things that were cut in the budget. They are a group of stay-at-home moms with the time to do so. The school is awesome with fabulous teachers who educate and love your children. The administration is first class and they truly care for the children. However, I too agree the PTA is rude, unprofessional and act like an extremely tight knit click of high school girls. Give a non PTA parent a chance, you might find them kind and helpful as well.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2014
Hawkes Bluff Elementary is an amazing school. Originally I considered placing my children into a private school, but was urged to check out HBE. 8 years later, not only have I saved high tuition fees, but I feel my children have received more services and have been challenged academically! Most of the staff has been part of HBE for 10+ years and don't seem to ever want to leave. Having a veteran staff really says something about a school! The staff truly loves and cares for the students. Communication to the staff is welcomed and easy! As far as the PTA, they are a bunch of hard working VOLUNTEERS! The PTA Board supports the school wholeheartedly, and it saddens me to read the mean comments about a group of ladies whom put all of the HBE student body first! The family events and fundraisers are what the children will remember most, not how much they raised, but how much fun they had helping their community and being an active citizen! "Clicks" are only what they seem, and I am sure the PTA would welcome any help from any volunteer.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2014
This school is absolutely amazing! They are a true community and always have something going on! Last Friday they had a Fall Festival from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM and it was AMAZING!! I couldn't believe how many families were there! There were games, fun and a great time was had by all!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2014
HBE rocks! From the teachers to the kids, this is a great school! EVERYONE is on board to make this the best school around! There's a few negative comments about the PTA, but the truth is HBE's PTA is extremely active, they do great things for our school that due to budget cuts the school would not be able to afford and as a parent what I appreciate most is the amazing experience & happy memories of their Elementary school! The Fall Festival & Food truck event was a blast! Keep the fun family times coming!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2014
I think this school is great. The admin is wonderful. My son has Aspergers and the school and teachers are great with him. He has become very attached to some children and I believe that his ESE specialized teachers have helped him become a bit more social. He is also in love with the PTA president and the treasurer we have now. They have been very nice and friendly to him. I work closely with the PTA and have been able to be a room mom as well. I'm not sure if those who have made negative comments about the PTA really know them. Have they even tried to talk to them? Everyone has bad days. I know the PTA is always looking for volunteers and they have open meetings for parents to come. They have to work with the times and dates they are giving so some events are in the day but there are plenty at night. As for the PTA always being together, that is true. They have to be together because every month (including the summer months) there is a PTA function. The PTA either puts on, funds or participates in the functions every month.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2014
Unfortunately I must agree with last 2 comments, it's just the first month and PTA meeting in my opinion was disappointing . There was no feeling of a welcoming open environment to exchange and promote the common goal ( the children). From the president of PTA on down. It was a gross example of how not to be as a parent/adult I am considering placing my child back in private school. The teachers however seem to be competent and well trained.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2014
I am really not happy here. The quality of education is good but as far as feeling welcomed and in a sense of community it is a poor experience. The assistant principal is rude and she is the gate keeper - never allows you to talk to the principal. The PTA is hard to be a part of it if you are a working parent. Most events after school get done by 6PM - I don't even get home till 5.45! I paid my dues but cannot really participate! There is a select group of parents and teachers who are in constant contact and they are the "in circle" very much like high school. Those parents' kids are the ones who are in the know and benefit the most. It is definitely not "equal opportunity". It used to be better when my older child went to school here but this year (2013-14) has been a poor experience. Fortunately we only have one more year to go! I hope this year will be better but I don't have much hope...will will try to survive and make the best of the situation! I can't believe I am saying this but Silver Trail Middle School for my older daughter has been a much more happy and rewarding experience!!

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2013
We love Hawkes Bluff. We've been there for 2 years. The teachers are mature, caring and very involved. There's a very active PTA with plenty of opportunities for both working and non working parents to participate.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2013
We love Hawkes Bluff. We've been there for 4 years. The teachers are mature, caring and very involved. There's a very active PTA with plenty of opportunities for both working and non working parents to participate. The administrators are very present. Most days you can find the principal at the front gate greeting students and parents. What really sold me on this school is the support I received when from the administration when I did have a problem.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2012
One of the reasons we moved to this area was so that my 1st grade daughter could attend this school. She has excelled here and is becoming more responsible and confident in her abilities every day. The learning environment is challenging, supportive,and rewarding. She loves her teacher and classmates and feels like part of a family here. The staff are welcoming, caring and professional. This school is very organized and friendly. As a parent there is no better feeling then seeing your child happy to go to school , look forward to learning and grow up to be a responsible citizen. Thank you for all of the positive influences HBE!

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2012
Hawkes Bluff Elementary is the best school around! The teachers are phenomenal and the two administrators are exceptional leaders!! We moved just so that our kids could attend this school. From the moment you walk in, everyone is so accommodating. The principal and assistant principal know every child's name (or so it seems) and are available always to talk with parents and answer any questions. The office staff is unbelievably friendly. No wonder this school is so successful! If only the could allow it to go through middle school! Keep up the great work HBE!

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2011
Overall, this is an excellent school. Most of the teachers are outstanding, and really care about your child. The ESE staff is the best! And there is a great PTA with a lot of parental involvement. The weakest link are the administrators who are not approachable nor helpful if you have any concerns. The curriculum is taught so it is challenging to the student based on his/her ability but they have had to cut some specials like art due to budget constraints.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2011
A most excellent school despite weak administrative leadership. The teachers seem dedicated to providing a quality education to all the students.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2011
You will not find a better school. My sister- in-law works at an expensive private school and my child is progressing at a much higher rate than her students. The staff is professional across the board. If you live here and do not send your kids, you are throwing your money away.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2011
So far really great teachers. Kindergarten teacher was really caring but was on top of the kids learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2010
Amazing staff ! The administration and teachers at this school are wonderful and caring individuals who care deeply about the kids! All 3 of my children are (or were) in Hawkes Bluff and love it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
The teachers and adminstrators are AMAZING. They love our kids and we love them!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2010
Because we have the Best long term Teachers and parent Involvement.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2010
Because they have the best education! The teachers all have the patient to sit down with you and your child and explain any problems there is. My two daughters attend this school and coming from New York City I am very proud to have moved here and picked this school for them. They have learned so much! Thank you Hawkes Bluff Elementary School and Teachers!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
Excellent teachers,very friendly and family oriented school. Kids love their school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
The education is great... From staff members , teachers etc. take the time care for each student and you can forget the PTA who make wonderful things happen for all.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
Couldn't ask for more! My son gets up everday happy to go to school! I wish there was more money in the budget so that we could keep our specials but the school is doing a tremendous job with what they have!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
Hawkes Blufff Elementary has provided a great education for both my children. They seem to really put an effort in the childrens future and success.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
This school has an excellent ESE program and a very dedicated, friendly and caring staff. They also have the most outstanding PTA I have ever seen.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2009
Fantastic School! We took our daughter out of private school and was at first aprehensive of putting her in a public school. My daughter has excelled at HBE; more than she would have in private school. The faculty loves our children like their own. The after care program is amazing and my daughter looks forward every day to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 15, 2009
We just moved from HBE after 4 fabulous years there. Everything about the school is perfect (ratio, activities, homework, and of course the teachers). We wish we were back there. Missing HBE!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 03, 2008
This is an outstanding school. The teachers are wonderful and the parents are very involved. Hawkes Bluff is #1!

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2008
all of three of my children have spent at least two years at this school and my youngest is going into secound grade this year. this school is abslutly brillant, the teachers are very, very invoved and care much about the children there, they have provided my children by teaching them everything you want your child to know and teach about morals and diffrent ways of grasping consepts and helping my kids through tough situations and family problumes. I am very very pleased with it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 01, 2008
Hawkes Bluff is the best elementary school in Broward County! Awesome teachers, administration, parents, and students. They are all about the children and their education. Everybody in the school has a way of making every child feel special. Hawkes Bluff provides children with a love of learning - that can't be beat!

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2008
Great school! You could not pay for a better education. Everyone at the school puts children first. From the time you walk in the front office, you get a feeling of a warm and loving environment. The teachers are the best! The principal and assistant principal are outside most mornings greeting the students as they come to school. The best!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2008
Amazing school. My daughter started out the year behind in reading, coming from another Florida school, and is now a top reader. The teachers are great. The parents are so supportinve.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2007
Great school with outstanding teachers and family/parent involvement. Ms. Lehrman is the best teacher ever, motivates and involves her students who benefit immensely by having her as an educational leader.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2007
Overall this is an excellent school. There are some problems here and there, but I'm sure they'll be taken care of. This is a great place for your child to learn

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July 10, 2006
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June 14, 2006
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March 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2006
They really push these kids. They separate children based on their abilities and work very hard to provide individualized instruction to the students. It's a nice bright atmosphere with a lot of parent involvement, lots of extracirricular activities and lots of communication between the scholl and the parents. I am very happy with my son's education.

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January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2006
Great school, especially the gifted program in which I was in. Thank you Mrs. Bellamy for teaching me in the 5th grade. There are very few extracurricular activites, and the ones HBE has are only for 5th graders. The morning news is a lot of fun and gives students an oppertunity to gain skills for the rest of life.

- submitted by a former student
September 25, 2005
Overall, Hawkes Bluff is a great school. The teachers are the best in the county

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2005
Excellent school. great teachers and great after care.

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June 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2005
Superior school. Superior teachers. Wonderful, wonderful school! You couldn't pay for a better education for your children.

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May 19, 2005
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May 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2005
Hawkes Bluff is an excellent school the teachers work with the children to meet there full potential and keep the parents updated on their childs progress.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
My son attended this school for Kindergarten and found there was not enough attention for gifted students.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2004
We love Hakes Bluff, great faculty and leadership.

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May 15, 2004
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- submitted by a student
January 08, 2004
I have been with Hawkes Bluff for 6 years. My son is in 5th grade and will begin Middle School next year. My daughter is in 2nd grade. When my son started kindergarten I was more nervous than he was. I quickly saw that I had nothing to fear, as he was in a wonderful environment with teachers and faculty who provide a caring, safe and fun learning environment. I saw that the door was always open to parents who wanted to be involved and help out in any way, and being a part of it all will be a wonderful memory I will always cherish. I have to leave Hawkes Bluff this year, but I am very thankful for what the school has given my children-a wonderful education, a postive outlook on school, and a lot of really great memories. So if you are the nervous parent of a kindergartner like I was, or someone coming from another school, fear not-Hawkes Bluff is top notch!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2003
It is a pretty good school, but it needs cleaner bathrooms and new books and supplies.

- submitted by a parent
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Hawkes Bluff Elementary School
5900 Southwest 160th Avenue, Southwest Ranches, FL  33331
(754) 323-6100
Last modified Hawkes Bluff Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hawkes Bluff Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top