Students enrolled 747
School leader MS. DONNA BORUCH
Transportation options Yes
District Broward County School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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3230 North Nob Hill Road
Sunrise, FL 33351

(754) 322-8850
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4 stars
Based on 40 ratings

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September 22, 2014
In the past three years Welleby has gone from in A school to a C school! I strongly believe it's due to the low morale of our teachers in direct relation to the dictator style of our current principal. As a parent at Welleby for many years it saddens me to see someone so unprofessional representing our school. I can only hope that Broward County makes changes sooner than later. Our parents do you not feel welcome because of our PRINCIPAL!

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2014
I was overwhelmed when reading these comments. As a former teacher, I am so happy that the community recognized how hard the teachers worked to keep Welleby a happy place to be. However, with morale so low, it's not an easy task. As a parent of children at Welleby, that is very concerning. It was an absolute pleasure working with your kids! They are so much fun and just good little people! I hope a change comes soon. The teachers have forgotten what it feels like to be "happy" and valued for who they are and what they do! You guys are AMAZING! Try and stay strong!

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2014
It works. Most staff are friendly and teachers care about the students. There are opportunities form parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2014
Very disappointed in this school. Especially the ESE program, my daughter's special needs are not being addresses, my daughter was "lost" outside during an emergency. The teacher leaves poor comments on her work, and complains about her work progress yet my daughter's report cards do not reflect that at all. I am moving just so my daughter does not have to attend this school next year. HOWEVER the Aftercare program and staff are wonderful and if it were not for them i would have pulled my daughter sooner. Mr Cruz, Ms Baston and Ms Tina (in the afternoon) are amazing, wonderful and very caring. My daughter will attend the summer camp but not the next school year.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2014
I love my teacher Mrs.Hunt and she push me to be better in math and reading . My I feel like my school is a success to me and my friends. Ever time I go inside I feel better about myself

- submitted by a community member
January 02, 2014
I went there last year and it was a MESS!!! Most of the teachers want to leave because of the principal! She is so rude and mean to them and the students! She acts so fake and nice in front of the parents! She switched my grade's field trip to Kennedy Space Center when every year it was Epcot! She said It wasn't educational enough!!!! And this year the 5th graders get to go to Sea World!!!! She made us graduate from the cafeteria instead of the Piper auditorium and it was really unprofessional because there were people standing and sitting on the floor! My last year was practically ruined and I'm glad I left!!!! My brother is in 5th grade and he is so excited to leave!!!!

- submitted by a community member
August 24, 2013
I feel bad for the teachers and staff at this school who have to deal with a principal as bad as Mrs. BORUCH!!! You can see it in their faces that she is a horrible authority figure. She treats her faculty like they're in the army and she's their drill sergeant. She yells at the teachers in front of students. How can a child respect their teacher after that. It's sad that the superintendent hasn't stepped in and gotten rid of her already. She is not a good fit for a principal roll.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Once again my grandson has gotten another amazing teacher. My grandson loves her and even though we are only into the 4th day of school, he is anxious to come home and tell us about his day and what he learned. I don't know if is the luck of the draw or the teachers at welleby are that good because he has received another gem in my book. I am very pleased with everything this school represents. Ms. Kelly keep up the good work with your excitement about learning, your student will want to learn from you. I have a feeling this year is going to be very successful for you.

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2013
Well, since Mrs Boruch has taken command, over HALF the teachers have left, more than 20 in the past two years, and also the school has plummeted from an A to a C. Now, I know the standards have changed regarding the FCAT, however, if you look at schools that have similar demographics, none have plummeted like this school has. There is NO reason for this wonderful school to be a C. The children are wonderful, and smart. My son attends, and I love the children, it is the inconsistency of instruction, low teacher moral, and the loss of many tenured teachers from the mass exodus, that has led to this grade.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2013
Have never experienced any direct contact with the present administration. My Grandson has attended Welleby since kindergarten. Has has had WONERFUL teachers. His current teacher is Mrs Hughes, she just seems to make learning fun yet knows how to keep a group in constant friendship, encouraging other students to help their fellow students when needed. She creates an environment where they all strive to learn. I could never do her job. Thank you.

- submitted by a community member
February 03, 2013
Before Mrs. Robertson left (former principal) this school had absolutely no problems. She ran the school wonderfully and zero problems occurred. Ever since she left, Mrs. Boruch has taken over and I find so many things wrong with her and how she governs the school. The teachers are fantastic, the curriculum is fantastic, but Mrs. Boruch needs to leave now. She is rude, arrogant and uncaring.

- submitted by a community member
January 23, 2013
That school gave me the best memories and best friends I could ever ask for from an elementary school. I'm Erika Santiago, 19in my first year of College and I miss Welleby!

- submitted by a community member
April 20, 2012
Last year I would have given 5 stars however, it has been quite disappointing this year. Office staff does not seem as friendly. The nice ones they had are no longer there. There was a change in principal so there is a possibility this could have an impact. As far as teachers, it depends on what teacher your child gets but for the most part they are great. If you have concerns that require attention beyond a teacher, they are not properly addressed. It starts at the top with the principal, she is not very approachable, visible or professional. Also, there does not seem to be equal treatment given to students, favoritism is noticeable with students whose parents have the flexibility to be at school more. In addition, the staff claims to be concerned with security and will not allow parents to go passed the gates yet, after school there is no control on who picks up your child unless you're lucky enough to have a teacher that stays with the children. While I appreciate the focus on keeping the parking lot organized, that seems to be more of a priority than the safety of children as they have more staff directing traffic than they do watching the kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2011
I've been in this school for 5 years. kindergarten to 4th grade. I love it here.I never want to leave to go to middle school. I've always been in gifted classes and the teachers really care. The teachers teach you well. I'm a lucky person to be going to this school. I got the highest scores for math and reading on FCAT and on the writing test. The children here are nice. Its a safe school. We practice doing fire drills and tornado drills too. Every time we accomplish something (like S.A.T. or FCAT) we relax and have a dance party to reward us. This school is awesome and I would recomend this school to anyone. :)

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
They have a great enviroment for the kids inside and out of school, also they have great graet thechers with awesome curriculum!!

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2010
The administrative staff seems to care and have a nice pleasant demeanor. The only down fall I have found is that they don t seem to get the absenteeism correct. Twice marked our girls as unexcused when they were excused and we used the automated system and followed up with a telephone call to correct it. The drop off area leaves much to be desired. It is congested and not well organized. The stop cars that have already dropped off to let pedestrians cross, instead of clearing the lane and letting pedestrians cross while others drop off. It is all about good timing. No one monitors the parking lot. Parent s park behind other cars, let their children jump out. The crossing guards act as if they are sergeants in the military. While I agree that the pedestrian has the right away, the guards should not hold traffic.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2010
Outstanding staff very thourough at protecting and educating our children. A fine example of what a elementary school should be rated no less than an A.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Welleby has dedicated teachers and provides a caring environment for their students.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 22, 2009
I dread my child attending this school again - not because of teacher and staff, but because of the administrations intentional insulation from the main focus: the childrens well-rounded education, happiness and safety.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2009
well my son is in place program i am so pleased with the service and attention the teachers and paras have with him is so great everyone is willing to help everyone.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2009
We moved in January from Arizona and the curriculum is great. I love the emphasis on writing, the arts, science, music and PE. It also has high security. Nevertheless, the teacher is highly impatient and picky. My daughter is hyperactive. I asked for a different teacher, and they told me my daughter had to learn to work with them and they with her. I have shared my concerns with the teacher and the counselor, but they stick to unwritten rules and red tape, sometimes to the point of putting aside common sense and flexibility.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2009
Ms. Borach is the worst thing to happen to this school. She is the most unprofessional administrator.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 25, 2009
Welleby is the best school ever. The teachers and staff are great, my child loves this school!

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2009
This is an amazing school! They have great teachers with great resources for learning. It's an incredible school and you won't doubt your child going here. :)

- submitted by a student
November 03, 2008
Awesome, well educated staff, clean and fun enviroment for our children.

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May 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 04, 2008
Caring and wonderful professionals. They are very in touched with your childs education. They strive for excellents. The teachers and staff at this school teach our children, they give them the strenght to learn and the power to feel good about themselves in becoming achivers. Our teacher at this school make our children feel that everyone is a success.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2006
Ms. Roberts and Ms. DeAngelo are strong captains of this eduactional ship. They have high standards of education that show at every grade level, with every educator and staff and in every student.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2006
Good teachers and administration. Parking needs improvement.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2006
Welleby is one of the most amazing schools I have yet to encounter. The diversity of the students adds to the rich diversity of the school. The teachers are well trained, creative and enthusiastic about education.

- submitted by a former student
March 08, 2006
The academia is up to par - Ms. Mewbron, my son's teacher, is an excellent example of a qualified, adept, caring teacher. Not many programs available to Kindergarten - I will be involved to help tat a bit! Parental involvement requires a background check though Broward county - long and arduous wait for the teachers needing the volunteer time. Great leadership from the Principal and office staff.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2006
My son is looking forward to a lifetime of learning because of this great school and Ms Mewbron!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2006
Great school. Family atmosphere

- submitted by a teacher
August 19, 2005
My daughter has been going to Welleby since Kindergarden and she loves it. The staff and teachers are wonderful. My daughter looks forward to getting up in the morning and going to school. The academic program is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
My daughter and I absolutely loved this school. She attended this school for her whole elementary years. It was fabulous! The teachers were out of this world. They and the staff are caring, they called when my child was ill and in the clinic and the clinic volunteers were very helpful and understanding. I can't wait for my son to start Kindergarten this year so he can enjoy Welleby as much as my daugther did. She misses the school and her teachers very much. I chaperoned a trip to Disney and the kids are great, the teachers that went were great. Welleby is a great experience!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2005
My duaghter went to Welleby and it was a great experience!!! I loved the school, teachers and administration.

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April 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2005
The teachers here are really involved with their students. Mutual respect between students and teachers leads to a well-behaved student body.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 22, 2004
Great school, caring teachers, hard working kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2004
Great School. I have 2 children attending K and 4th grades, and I love the school. They praise the kids and are very focused on students ablility to excel.

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Welleby Elementary School
3230 North Nob Hill Road, Sunrise, FL  33351
(754) 322-8850
Last modified Welleby 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.
Welleby Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top