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Southland Christian School

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Posted Monday, July 28, 2014

My son has been at Southland and is going into the 5th grade in August 2014. He has been attending Southland since K5 and all the teachers he has had have taught my son much in their own ways of teaching.. We believe that this is the Best school for him and we wouldnt send him to any other. The teachers are so understanding with the students and parents and we feel very comfortable about sending our son to SCS...The teachers my son has had make learning fun, but work hard....and my son told me that SCS is the best school in the world!! He really loves going to school and learning about alot if different subjects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2012

Just this past school year,I made a transition to a public school. Since SCS's A Beka curriculum was supposedly "2 years ahead of public school",I thought i would be so prepared. WRONG. In fact,they are two years BEHIND. I felt so dumb compared to the public school students. If I were a parent considering to send my child to a school for good education,I definitely wouldn't send them here. Why pay tons of money for a poor education when you can get free,good-quality education at a public school? Exactly. I regret my elementary and middle school years here,but I don't regret leaving Southland Christian for the rest of my life. - student


Posted August 8, 2011

My years at Southland were great and all but my last year made me see some negatives:if youre a "Christian" and you sing secular songs or curse,the teachers think you've "changed", negative reviews on public schools, saying they are uneducated, and they added some rules that are just ridiculous, and their view on the world is "demonic" or "bad". I came here for an education,not a life seminar. I was so blinded by this the past years,but I see it now. I believe this school wouldnt be suitable for my kids since im not "one of them". - student


Posted February 25, 2011

The school is actually K3 through 12th grade and has the A Beka Curriculum which is very advanced and traditional. The curriculum is about two years ahead of public schools in our area and affordable. They do expect their students to display respect and remind them of their manners. My child has been enrolled for three years now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2010

My children are no longer enrolled in Southland. The Administrators made some very poor decisions. I would not trust that this school would act in the best interest of my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2010

My son attends Southland Christian school. He is in K5,he has nevet been to school before and he has learned so much. When he started school my son didnt know how read,write,and now he knows how to do read,write in cursive handwriting..Unbelievable....hes only in k5 .this is school is AWESOME......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

Southland is by far the best school in the area. The school is like a large family and everyone helps everyone. The teachers and staff are wonderful!! My daughter started in the K3 program and is now in Kindergarten (K5). I feel so blessed to have her in sucha great learning enviroment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

I love southland christian school it's the best school ever they have the most fun activities for example spirit week is so fun and i love the principal he is really nice and the teachers are awesome i hope i stay in southland christian school until i graduate from 12th grade!!!!! God bless !!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 9, 2008

I love my child being in southland christian school the school is awesome it has alot of discipline and the principal is great thats what i htink about southland. God bless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

My child completed his first year at Southland and I am astounded at the level of learning. At the end of Kindergarden he can read, count, do math and has a grasp of living a wholesome, Christian life. The teachers and staff are very 'into' kid's lives and it is because of that the children know they are accountable for their actions. There is also a genuine concern and fondness expressed for each child there. The staff know the kid's names and address them daily. These kids know that they are special. I highly recommend Southland and plan to continue there as long as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

The mother who said the teachers are to into your pesonel life thats a shame ive been at southland for three years and my time has benn absouletly great our school has went through tough times but weve always pulled through and thats only possible baceause of god and the staffs will to serve and chase after him sadly im probably moving to lakemary and will not attend southland. i recomend this school to any one who is willing to give god a chance Jordan Cannon 9th grade
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2008

Sadly, the parent who has taken her child out and put them into Heritage has made a big mistake. Heritage has a DARK spirit over the school and church and really needs to be anointed by the Lord. Maybe her son had problems and they were trying to help. We are taking our daughter out of Heritage and putting her into Southland. They ALL believe and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and have wonderful values to help the students both academically and spirtitually. I will be praying for the parent and child that left Southland.
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Posted March 17, 2008

My son was a student at this school for two years. I have withdrawn him. Sadly, the staff is more into the personal lives of the students than in teaching and remaining professional. My son felt very uncomfortable and asked me to help him find another school. He is now enrolled at Heritage. I would not recommend this school. Please do not enroll your child at this school. Thank you for reading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

it was a really cool school to attend, the teachers were awesome and so were my friends..i hope god blesses mr. ennis.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2008

Southland Christian School is the best school I have ever attended. Some people think tha is is like a prison and you have no freedom,well,all they are just trying to keep you out of prison! Principle Ennis, Mrs. Ennis, Mrs. Weiss, Mr. Weiss, Mrs. Baker, Mr. Williamson, Mrs. Johnson, Ms. Hamilton, Ms. Colon, Mr. Oliff, Mr. Attin, Mrs. Swepman, Mrs. G (Gillespie), all care and want you to prosper in your life, to be unselfish, but the #1 thig is to love God! I would rrecomend this school to everyone!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2008

southland is a great school and all of the teachers truly care about their students and really only want the best for them, as for the students the atmpsphere is very accepting and freindly, in accademics they are far beyond what other schools are and as far as the sports go they are awesome, the basketball team and the girls volleyball team have claimed the district title for 3 years. SCS is a great place to put your children and you can expect only the best from this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2007

The teacher's are not certified, they use the Abecca cirriculum which is homeschooling materials. The school is extremeley militant! Their primary focus is on discipline, not on teaching. Would not recommend this school!!! My son was there for 2 years. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

Principal Ennis values and beliefs are very old school. He is rude and not very christian like. I have never seen so many 'fundraisers' and such at one facility. Golf tournaments with a goal of $30,000? Come on! We even received flyers about paying for carpeting that was damaged due to hurricaine's asking us to pay for the renovation of the one school bus they have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

I love this school. They are so into teaching and bible study and not into testing like the public schools! They are not strict at all, if anyone says that then it's because they would prefer thier kids to run a muck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2007

well, my opinion of the school is that it could be better. The teachers are to strict and into the students lives too much. If Southland wants to bring people to God they should stop being such bible extremists. The students have no freedom, its like a prison. I dont know how others feel about the school but I'd never let my kids attend if I had a choice. -Angie Suarez
—Submitted by a student


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Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 45% 29%
White 44% 42%
Black 9% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
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2901 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL 34769
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