Tampa Palms Elementary is a WONDERFUL school! Great teachers! Friendly staff and an amazing Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) that works really hard to make this school a success for your child and mine! I will like to encourage each family to volunteer! Ever little bit of your time and money helps a lot! and your child's smile is your greatest reward! GO Tampa Palms Elementary! Thank you for all you do!
They do not allow violence and disrespect amongst the children, but I have had my child tell me some negative things the teacher has said to my child, so I don't know I will be addressing those issues tomorrow. The principal is really good, respectful, and involved though.
This is really where this school fall short. If you're different or don't learn as fast as majority students they don't know how to deal/approach students with learning differences. They are only good with very smart fast learning students and I know cause I have one of each that attend this school.
Since the 1st few weeks of school this school has said my child is going to fail. My child is being swept under the rug I feel because my child isn't as easy to teach as some of the other children. I spend hours daily teaching my kid and doing homework and class work at home with my kid. The class work is always blank and they blame the 6 year old for hiding it in the desk. I know about the know child left behind laws and they are not utilizing it especially when it comes to the free tutor. Never had one all year. The list of issues I have with this school is endless but it's a great school if you have an already very naturally smart child.
We have been so pleased with this school, from day one. Our child has attended since K and we've had amazing teachers each year. We bought a home in this neighborhood specifically to attend this school, with its long-standing recognition for excellence. The school, and the community, are very diverse, not pretentious, welcoming, and support students in and out of the classroom. Our other child attended two other schools in New Tampa, but Tampa Palms is heads above the others. PS - Chiles is very good as well for folks looking east of BBD.