This is a GREAT school! The staff is wonderful. It's a small school so everyone that works there seems to know every child and their parent! The teachers are great and continue to push my son to do better. His teachers the last 2 years are fantastic. He has special needs and everyone seems to have an open mind and open arms with helping bend to fit his needs. The only thing I could really negatively say is their communication has been off about events (like award ceremonies) but i just started getting emails, text, and phone calls about stuff going on so I think they are working on fixing that issue. It's a public school, but gives off a private/charter feel which I love.
The school is primarly one color group with no diversity. My child was bullied the entire school year. I pulled him out because the principal did not want to remove a "special needs" child out of the class. If you want a great education that will challenge your child- do not send them to USF Patel. The keep the standards low so every child scores high and the school recieves grants.
My Daughter and two grandchildren go to this school and I love it and they do too.The Principal and Vice Principal are the greatest.They are really interested in the children.The Teachers are excellent also.They give extra help when is needed after school.I have nothing but good things to say about the school and its staff.