It works. Most staff are friendly and teachers care about the students. There are opportunities form parent involvement.
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.
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
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!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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. :)
They have a great enviroment for the kids inside and out of school, also they have great graet thechers with awesome curriculum!!
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.
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.
Welleby has dedicated teachers and provides a caring environment for their students.
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.
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.
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.
Ms. Borach is the worst thing to happen to this school. She is the most unprofessional administrator.
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