Anderson is a great school with teachers who are compassionate, yet hold the children accountable. Teachers differentiate to meet the needs of all learning styles and abilities. I find it interesting that there are very few comments, representing less than .03% of the school population. Anderson has always been a hidden gem in South Tampa. Keep up the good work!
This school has gone from outstanding to awful in 2 years. The new administration does not know the students, and the teacher turnover has increased dramatically resulting in new teachers who are mediocre at best. I would NOT send my child here again if I had the choice.
School discriminates against children of different race other then white. The teachers have no communication with the parents. They not encourage children, but rather discourage them. For example, the teachers lower children's grades no matter how hard they tried. They based their judgement more on race and skin color rather then child achievement. Very disappointed that my child have to learn from such an early age biases of the public institutions. We do not teach our child about superior and imperior cultures, but public school will. Very Disappointed..........
it is a grade a school. My child is comfortable in the Enviornment which helps with his independence.
There is a new principal at this school this year. So far, I have not been pleased with the way this school operates. There is not any paperwork that comes home stating to you what your child is doing in class, the school planner is not being checked by teachers, they have our children take on responsibilities that the teachers should be doing, and you as a parent do not know when a test is going to be given until the night before when your child has to cram for the test and hope that he or she passes. I would not recommend this school. This year has not been a good year for me or my child in this school. In fact, I have to try to teach at home at night because my child does not understand things that my child should understand in class.What a waste of time.
I thought my daughter had such an advantage having had a head start at the private, British, Montessori schools overseas and we would only see her education quality go down with a move back home. Anderson never takes the attitude that they only have to meet a basic standard and are always looking to improve from great much to the credit of Ms. Betty Lou Turner and her child focused staff. They look to resolve any problem and seek parental involvement. Much better than the upstate, NY school districts I went to. We are very pleased and they detected and pushed for our daughters advanced placement when we thought we were just partial parents.
Anderson Elementary is a wonderful school hidden in the South Tampa area. My children previously have attended schools in the private sector. I was surprised to discover that Anderson was by far a better source of education and even a better environment. The staff is not only qualified, bur friendly and helpful as well. If you are looking into the school choice in the South Tampa area- you will be so pleased if you choose Anderson! The school has been a gem to my two children. They both look forward to school each and every day!
Anderson is an outstanding South Tampa school.My son is in kindergarden and looks forward to each day.His teacher Ms.angle is very tough which has been very good for him.I highly reccomend this school.
Anderson Elementary is definattely a diamond in the rough. My mother and I oversaw three foster sibling children with a very unstable history and may have attended 3 different schools in one school year. Two were twins that had to repeat Kindergarten and one repeated first grade. Their teachers worked diligently with each of them even though they could at times be behaviorly difficult. They took a personal interest and kept them under their wings. They would keep us informed of any positive achievements as well as letting us know if they misbehaved. Needless to say, they were very dedicated and by the time they left school they were academically equal with their peers. Their attention was similar to a private education. They are underconstruction and constantly making improvements, but, once they are done they will be a strong force in the South Tampa Community.
My child attends this school. I am very disappointed in the lack of communication teachers have with parents. I believe this school needs to have better technology, ie; website where parents can keep track of childs progress and homework assignments as other public schools. This school is behind in the times and needs to progress.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Anderson Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Anderson Elementary School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.