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Tampa, FL
Students enrolled: 510

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2909 North 66th Street
Tampa, FL 33619

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(813) 744-8074
(813) 744-8077
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August 25, 2015
I attended this school 32 yrs ago an loved it. Now I am so mad an disappointed. I ready to pull my son out this week. These teachers do not care at ALL! just attending open house yesterday to meet with my son's teachers I several times tried to talk with them an let them know about my son's ADHD an was blew off several times. REALLY? I tried to fix something this morning I made a mistake on an had to go get her after several attempts. She changed the mistake an walked off. I pick my son up from his first day an he says mom can I go back to my old school please! after talking with him about his day there was no learning at all that they did. his other teacher was not at school today. then I also receive a note home saying they had to redirect him several times. you think I tried to talk to you about these issues before today for a reason. it also said for him to leave principals an paper at home please. Are you joking #1 they were a part of his school supplies #2 how do you expect him to learn with out the proper tools to succeed. before the end of the week I may transfer back to his old school. there is no future for him here. this school has gone down the toilet literally just breaks my heart but I will not allow my child to be left behind.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2014
My son has attended this Kenly since kindergarten. In that time, I have seen 2 principals come & go, several teachers have left, the teachers that Do care are the ones that are leaving. The school is not expecting the children to perform at a higher level, they are allowing the children to Not perform. There is also a Severe disconnect between the staff & parents. When the children misbehave, there is not much done about it if the child is a minority, whereas, if the child is Not a "minority" it is something different. The non-minority children area allowed to be bullied by the students that are minorities, and the staff does nothing to stop it. But if the child being bullied stands up for themselves, they are told that they are over-reacting & that "it's not that bad" or that they "need to stop being so sensitive"

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2014
I believe it is my responsibility to warn parents about this school. Kind of like when you get a severe weather warning to depart that area. My children will not attend this school ever again even if they paid me a million dollars! I can tell you the principle and vice principle to include all faculty members are totally unprofessional and they don't care about our children. The leadership is rude and dysfunctional and there is no remedy to fix it. These same people are always crying about a pay raise but can not even do their job. My children are not getting the education, nor attention needed to be successful. Please, think on other educational opportunities to consider like Home Schooling or Private before enrolling your child at this pile sinking rust bucket of a so called educational facility! If you have ears to hear eyes to see, you'll take heed and do everything in your power to keep your child from attending here........This school will help facilitate your child to be the worse that they can be!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2014
I am very disappointed with this school! I will not allow my children to attend Kenly elementary as long as I live. The faculty members including the principle are very unprofessional. My children complain that not only are their peers using vulgarity, but also their teachers are using profanity. The principle of this school needs to make a professional assessment. This school is broken and there is really no way of fixing it unless you change the leadership.

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2014
This school is needs to be shut down! My children are not learning and they complained everyday how miserable they are at Kenly elementary school. The principle and vice principle needs to find a new occupation because this school only creates ignorant students. I've never seen a school as bad as this one. This is exactly why we need the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship passed! I will not allow this school to corrupt my children!

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2014
Thought I had already posted this. However, I went to Kenly school 70 years ago. Great school. Was there for 6 years. Would love to know if they had Yearbooks back then. Would love to see one !

- submitted by a community member

May 01, 2013
This is by far the WORST school in the Tampa area. Ever since my son was in Kindergarten here, he has nothing but problems with people and teachers. The teachers DO NOT help the children at all. They expect YOU, as the parent to make sure your child does the work in class.I am relocating my son to a different school and environment. Even though I went through, "School Choice" to get him into a better school, I don't mind having to drive and pick him up everyday.At least he's out of this school. This school seriously needs an overhaul.

- submitted by a parent

November 10, 2012
my 2 boys have been going there for 3 years now when they saw my yougest who is in 3rd grade now struggling in 1st grade they jumoed on getting him in special ed

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no rating
August 23, 2009
The staff at Kenly Elem. are very dedicated and are making every effort to strive for success at this school, including the Principal and Assistant Principal.

- submitted by a community member

May 22, 2009
Two of my children attend this school. This school needs a complete overhaul, or to be shut down. By complete I mean in every aspect. I have another child that will start school next year. I will not allow them to attend here anymore.

- submitted by a parent

March 21, 2009
Kenly is the worst school from the teachers to the principle. My child came to that school making straight A's and now my child is make B's and C's. Most of the teacers cannot control their classrooms and it distracts the rest of the class. I am taking my kids out of this school and I don't care how far I have to drive

- submitted by a parent

November 09, 2008
Luckily I can't second the negative entries from above. My child has only attended the first semester at Kenly thus far, but....I'm all 'thumbs up' about the school, her teacher and the curriculum. I've not had any direct experience with the principal and have therefore no opinion about her, I do however wish there was more offered with regard to extracurricular activities - not just at the school but also surrounding areas.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 30, 2007
My four children has attended this scholl since Headstart and when the previouse principal was there it was an A plus school. But since the new principal has taken over she has taken the joy out ofd learning for my children. They used to love attending school but that has changed. The principal has taken the fun out of fundimentals and has also pretty much taken this school and flipped it completely upside down from what the previouse principal had it.

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August 12, 2007
This school is a disappointment. When the previous principal was there this school was loved by her. Never can I remember a parent having a conflict with her she is top notch and made the parents and teachers feel the same.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2006
I am very disappointed with this school. My son has attended there 5 years and I have had nothing but problems with the teaching there and the new principal for the past year. We recently moved and the main reason we relocated is to find a better school. They need to be reevaluated.

- submitted by a parent

July 11, 2006
I am military, so we move quite a bit. my children have been in at least 5 different schools and this one has been by far the worst of all of them. The teacher did not listen to parent concerns. Extracurricular activities were virtually non-existent. I am moving and the sole reason is to get out of this school district zone.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2005
Isaiah and I love Kenly - happy he is attending school there!!

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December 27, 2003
My son has been here for 2 years, and overall it is a good school. It is small which creates a nice family type atmosphere. There aren't alot of extra curicular activities, but reading programs are a priority here.

- submitted by a parent

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Kenly Elementary School
2909 North 66th Street, Tampa, FL  33619
(813) 744-8074
Last modified Kenly Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kenly Elementary School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top