Palencia Elementary rivals some of the best private schools in the state. The 7 rating is misleading because it's only couple years old. It will surely be a 10 rates school soon, like the rest of the schools in the St. John's school district.
This school is very organized and student -based. The teachers are friendly and caring, with a great principal, who will be retiring next year; however, hand-picked the new principal and every teacher in the school. If you are lucky enough to get Ms. Harrington or Ms. Simpson, you will not be disappointed. The school is "green" and every student uses an IPad in the classroom. As a new school, it is very clean and the custodian, I think his name is Eddie, works very, very hard. The kids love the school. It was a very refreshing year, and had minimal kinks as a brand new school. Great Job!