I have two kids that go to this school. This is their 4th year and i love it. They have great teachers and do a lot of activates. If your a mom that like to be involved in your kids school this would be the best place. I'm really sad one of my kids is going off to middle school but i'm also happy i know he is papered. by they way Mrs. Black, Mrs. Newton, Mrs. Hudson, Mrs. Allegri , Swope and VanDeBoe You are great teachers!!!!!
I had 2 children at the school, was there for 6 years. Every year it got worse and worse. While there are some AMAZING teachers there are also a few bad teachers and the principal is controlling, micro-manages everything and every aspect and she also keeps opening up choice making the tiny school that holds about 700 students (max) has about 800. Pick up and drop off are night mares. She allows parents to pick teachers, but when too many pick one teacher, she picks her favorites. There was also a bullying incident with a couple of age groups and it was essentially swept under the carpet. We left and about 5 parents that I know followed suit. I am sure there is more since there is less than 800 and at start of school there was over 800. It's a shame because it was a fantastic school.
The school is good. I think they have some great teachers and some that should never be in a classroom. The school is small and probably should limit the number of choice students to help with the overcrowdedness and the drop-off and pick-up nightmare. I think the PTA should do a better job with communication because not all parents are on Facebook to get some of the information and volunteer opportunities that put on there instead of sending home.
We moved here last year from NY and my son was so nervous to start at a new school. This school was so wonderful from the minute we walked into the door. They made him feel safe and comfortable. His teacher did a great job (even though it was her first year) of keeping us as parents up to date on the activies in the classroom. They really create a lot of fun activies for the kids and we especially enoyed Hootiefest! Unfortunatley we will be relocating again....but we hope to find a school 1/2 as good as Carrollwood at our new lovation and we will be all set. We will miss this school community! Prayers and blessings to everyone at Carrollwood and hopes for a successful school year!!!!
-The Stewart Family