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K-8
Public charter
St. Petersburg, FL
 

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5175 45th St N
St. Petersburg, FL 33714

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(727) 475-1297
(727) 726-7947
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February 12, 2015
The school has a great staff, and this is a very clean school. I wish they would open up the side street where all the construction is going on, due to there is only one way in and one way out. This makes a very congested area when school is trying to be let out, and parents are trying to drop their children off. I really can say, I like their dedication regarding the children that attend there. They make you feel like your family when you walk in the door.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2015
-Excellent teachers and excellent parental involvement. The new build-out required patience, but the new facility is quite inspiring. Windsor also has a beautiful indoor gym and incredible campus that was formerly a private school. **NOTE** FCAT scores should read "N/A" instead of a letter grade. Our school is new, and the 4th and 5th grades haven't been present long enough to score. We score near zeroes in those grades, & those zeroes get averaged in. Next year, 2015-2016, we will begin to get accurate FCAT grades and proper school ratings. That will represent the "first Windsor class" reaching the testing age. At the moment, tests come from a mix of newer enrollees and limiting guidelines.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2014
What an AMAZING school! I waited in car circle today to pick up my daughter. I'll admit I did expect to see a wet and shivering child considering today's weather conditions. Absolutely not! What I found was a smiling and happy kindergartener and smiling and happy SOAKING WET teachers and staff members! These people are amazing! These poor teachers stood in the pouring rain for most likely well over an hour getting soaked to keep our children dry and safe. Thank you all so much for all you do. We love Windsor and we will always be a Wildcat!

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2014
This is our second year with Windsor Prep Academy. We are very satisfied with everything Windsor has to offer. From the academic stand point to a great principle and always helpful and friendly stuff. After school enrichment is also great, everything is on site. I have noticed a great improvement in my daughter's education. We are looking forward to a new building and new classrooms. Looking forward to middle school with Windsor.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2014
Continued message from below.. The News makes it out as Windsor told parents the night before school started. Simply not true. The News said they could not get answers from the school. I am a new parent to Windsor Prep & they did not know me when I came in to meet the teacher and open house so I could have been a reporter. The principal and staff were at the school. I wanted to know the truth so I found out my info online about the school district decision. The News report said the principal was no where to be found. I walked into the school & did so. Don't believe everything you hear on the News. Also, maybe the question the News reporter should have asked, Why is it that parents don't what their child/children (myself included) going to their zoned schools. (?) As stated in the news reports & a parent said "I don't know what to do. Our only option now is to go to our zoned school which is what we were trying to avoid" You can review the news report on the internet. I feel for these parents & children that were affected! This is very unfortunate situation could have been handled better by the school district . I believe Windsor is doing a good job so far.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2014
My first message did not save but the "continued message" below gives enough information. I hope my message below helps others in some way knowing more of the facts.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2014
Windsor is an amazing school with a warm and loving environment. The teachers and staff really go above and beyond to ensure that each student receive the best education.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2014
4 Days before school starts and an email states that construction wasn't finished and there is no room for your child sorry. As stated by ABC news- "The principal was no where to be found to give any kind of explanation." Sad

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2014
This "school" is a joke. We attended an open house in the beginning of the summer to find out about their new middle school program. It sounded like a good oppurtunity for our son tohave a good learning environment. After applying we were told he was accepted and the construction would be completed in time for the upcoming school year. However when we arrived at the school to pick up the supplies and uniforms we purchased for our son we were informed that our son was placed back into the school lottery system because the school wasn't ready and the school board wouldn't allow them to house the 6th graders in the gym! Why they thought this was even an acceptable solution I don't understand. And why they waited until the Friday before school started to let the parents of at least 50 6th graders this affected is appalling. The principal and administration of this school should be ashamed of themselves and this joke of a "school". They have no idea what they are doing. I hope there are severe repercussions for this blatant disregard of the students and parents this affected. I gave this school one star because I had to to be able to post this review. It doesn't deserve even that.

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2014
I attended a tour of this school for the approaching 2014-15 school year. I was hoping that Windsor was going to be a great option for my son should he not get into our lottery school of choice. Upon asking many in-depth questions (as I was an elementary educator in MD, VA, and TX) I was left unimpressed. I did speak with three teachers. I asked a K teacher "How many children in your kinder class will be able to read by the end of this school year?" She replied, "Two". This saddens me. As a previous kinder teacher - I could guarantee my parents that 98% of my students would read before they left my class. This means to me that possibly she either doesn't have the resources she needs or maybe the experience. On the other hand there was a teacher who taught 3rd or 4th grade and he seemed to be on his A game. After all was said and done- we decided Windsor was not the best option.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2014
I found this school to be very disorganized with inexperienced teachers. The fake 5 star reviews are transparent.

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2014
Coming from a private school I cannot say how pleased I am with Windsor. The staff is always friendly and professional they know us by our first names. I love that the school requires parent involvement and I believe it is what makes this school successful. Our child's teacher is so innovative and is always coming up with creative/fun ways to teach. I can't tell you how many people have thanked me for telling them about this school.

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2014
We are so pleased we made the switch to Windsor Prep. The school and staff are excellent and caring. There is a strong emphasis on academics and a genuine desire on the part of the teachers for the children to be successful and happy. The administrative staff know parents and students by name. Teachers respond to emails the same day. The school sends weekly emails chock full of information. They share concerns and keep me well informed. As for the PTA president mentioned in a previous review - please - she's there at school every day giving way more than any PTA president. And yes, the fundraiser are necessary to make sure that our children are getting only the BEST. This is a charter school and it does require parent involvement and as it grows, I think it is time to cut the parents who aren't willing to invest in their children's academic success and volunteer. Windsor is dedicated to making our children well rounded, successful students. We, as parents, need to be too.

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2014
Windsor is an amazing school with curriculum and resources to be able to meet the needs of all the students. I was immediately welcomed an immersed into a family environment. I love coming to work each day and know that if I need assistance my team and colleagues are always there to lend a helping hand. From administration to cafeteria staff as well as all of our other employees and sister schools in other counties, we work together to provide the best education and environment for our students. Not only parent involvement but family and friends are welcome to participate in the classroom and assistance in activities such as events, and field trips. It has been a great second year at Windsor, and I look forward to many more in our continually growing wonderful Windsor Prep School.

- submitted by a teacher

February 18, 2014
I have 2 children enrolled at Windsor and am very happy with everything about the school and staff. Also coming from an "A" graded school, made the switch because I didn't want my children forced to except the distractions of other children not wanting to learn or having the ability to be respectful durning school hours. I have already witnessed a change in my children and their renewed love of learning.

- submitted by a parent

December 19, 2013
To the reviewer who commented on communication- First it should read little to no, not little to know.... I am not sure how you can complain about communication. The Principal sends out weekly email updates. The teachers do weekly newsletters and have websites that hold important info. The school is also very organized, especially for a second year school that doubled in one year. I am very proud to say my child goes to Windsor.

- submitted by a parent

December 18, 2013
This school provides little to know communiction to the parents. It is a new Charter School and they do not know what they are doing and it shows in their disorganization. If you are considering bringing your child here, reconsider. I have already pulled my children out of this school because of the concerns I have.

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2013
I have 2 children at Windsor, currently in 1st & 3rd. This is a new charter school beginning its second year. We were lucky enough to join Windsor last year and the push for academic success that I see for my children far exceeds what my oldest received in the public school setting. I am extremely pleased with the teaching, positive learning environment, and dedicated staff. We have strong leadership at Windsor and as the school continues to grow, I know that my children's academic and social wellbeing are a top priority! The school commumications - weekly emails from the principal, daily agendas, etc. keep me informed and engaged as a parent. I am pleased with what they have done in the 1 1/2 years that they've had my children and look forward to the continued growth. My children are engaged and enthused to go to school and always full of stories of what they learned today.

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2013
What a great atmosphere for our children! Very involved parents and staff. I'm very glad I made the decision to switch!

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2013
I am a new parent to the school this year and me and my family are extremely happy at Windsor. My daughter is in the 2nd grade and came from an A rated school. I would have to say that the academic's at Windsor are at a much higher level than where we came from. I will be honest I was a little afraid that she would struggle, but they have work well with her and have gotten her to a much higher level in just a few months. All of the teachers and staff are amazing. I couldn't ask for a better school for my daughter. It is also nice to see that the parents at the school also are involved in their children's education. It makes a huge difference in the environment around the school. And as far as the test grades that have been reported this far. I am not at all concerned with them. Those are based off of kids coming in with so many different varieties of educational backgrounds.

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2013
We are new to the school this year and so far I'm impressed with the teachers and high standards that they hold for the students. What is disappointing the test score levels and school overall rating compared state wide, we will be taking this in consideration for the next school year and compare with other charter schools, there are several others that have much more higher ratings.

- submitted by a community member

July 18, 2013
I have two children that attend Windsor Prep. We also pulled our children from an A rated school and are very happy with our decision. Everything about Windsor has exceeded our expectations.

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2013
Windsor Prep is a wonderful, small family school that focuses on project based learning. All of Windsors staff and administration are top notch! I highly recommend this school to families who are searching an educational environment that places an emphasis on family involvement and values

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2013
Windsor Prep is great. I brought my children here from an A school in the middle of the school year 2012/2013. His reading success went from 20% to 90%.

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2013
As a parent of a Windsor student, I can safely say the thing I like most about this school is what the last reviewer did not like about the school. It is safe and as bully free as possible. The principal holds the parents accountable for their children. The teachers are not jammed up dealing with discipline problems.

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2013
Knowing this is a new school I tried to give it room for growing pains but today they failed miserably. Anytime a child gives them any grief then they suspend them and label them a problem child and make it well know. This principal missed the class on how to deal with parents. Some of the teachers are great and so is the Asst. Principal.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2013
Windsor Prep is a great school to send your children to if you are looking for a safe and happy environment for your children. Technology: All classrooms are equipped with i-pads for students to use. Also, students are taken to the computer lab at least twice a week. Curriculum: Curriculum is current and aligned with the common core standards. Every teacher uses differentiated instruction so that each student's needs are met. Project Based Learning: Each classroom has a monthly or weekly theme (depending on grade level). This theme determines the projects that are sent home and worked on in class. It has been a pleasure working at Windsor Prep this year. The staff works closely together so that we not only know our own students, we know the students in most grade levels. I would highly recommend this school for your children.

- submitted by a teacher

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Assessment Results- Windsor Prep utilizes the Discovery benchmark assessment 4 times throughout the school year to measure student growth. Those results for fall 2013 are: Reading- 60 % of our students are at or above grade level Math-64% of our students are at or above grade level

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Windsor Prep Academy
5175 45th St N, St. Petersburg, FL  33714
(727) 475-1297
Last modified Windsor Prep Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Windsor Prep Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top