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7705 Gunn Hwy
Tampa, FL 33625

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(813) 920-3960
(813) 926-1240
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April 07, 2014
I love CPCS. I have 3 children and for 11 years we've been part of this school. The teachers are qualified and love the children. We are very happy here!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
I love this school and my child does as well. There are so many activities, opportunities for parent involvement, and overall a wonderful quality Christian education. This is a very familial atmosphere, the teachers are great and genuinely care for the students. The pastor of the church is very involved with the school as well, and the school has AWANA programs, boosterthons, lots of fun holiday activities, field trips and festivals. They also do a great job of keeping the school looking nice by decorating, replacing out of date equipment, etc. Classes include Spanish, library, art, music, gym, etc. Also tuition is affordable.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2014
Excellent Christian school. Affordable and family focused. Next open house is April 15th. Come by and check out the school!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2014
Teachers who qualified in field and who care so much about their students. A great family atmosphere. This school is truly a blessing!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2013
CPCS is a great school for pre K and elementary. The middle school teachers are excellent and do what they can with the lack of leadership and direction given to them by their Middle/High School Principal. The elementary principal is fair and it seems like he really loves the students under his care. Mrs. Jeffers the other principal does not follow through on her conversations with parents, communication is lacking, and no guidance to new teachers or staff. Their is good parent involvement at the school but if you are not one that is volunteering all the time your child and your concerns seem to not carry any weight with the upper school principal. Her daughter seems to be at the school she graduated from years ago as a hang out with high school students and doesn't have a job at the school or friendly.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
Citrus park Christian school has been a big part of the success of our children. Our oldest daughter graduated two years ago. She is now attending a major state university and is doing extremely well. She was very well prepared for college by the education she received at CPCS. Our younger daughter is still in high school at CPCS. She is very involved in athletics and fine arts at the school. She is taking advantage of the AP courses that are available. Both girls have been at CPCS since kindergarten. I am so thankful for the guidance and instruction that the faculty and administration have provided to our children. They are both very strong in their faith and I give the school a lot of credit for this. They are confident and well rounded. I know that the strong foundation they have received at CPCS will allow them to impact our world for Christ. I am so thankful for this school and know that God has a wonderful plan for the future of CPCS.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2013
My children have attend Citrus Park Christian for 4 years now. Fabulous school and even better staff.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
I so agree don't leave a truthful review as it will get deleted. If you are sending kids here for a good Christian education, move on!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
I too find it a bit strange that some of these comments could be so negative, yet so empty. There's no real critique in many of the 1 star comments. It seems the previous comment, concerning disgruntled faculty and staff, is obviously right. These statements about poor academics are bogus! Having served in education, on the college level, I can personally attest to the fact that Citrus Park's academics are of a high standard - something which many parents would not know about. Citrus Park is an academically challenging school with great standards. Their SAT scoring average is above the norm; and the math and writing education has proven to be adequate preparation for college - you would be surprised how many schools do not teach proper grammar and format. I have heard many of the previous students have been accepted into prestigious universities (Harvard, Vanderbilt, University of Florida, etc.). Many graduates have become teachers, lawyers, engineers, chemists, and medical doctors. The academics are great, and the word of God is taught and lived out by the teachers. As a parent, I highly recommend Citrus Park Christian School to any one who serious about education.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2013
THIS IS NOT "COLLEGE PREP ACADEMICS"!!! I agree with previous posts- these children are behind and need extensive academic tutoring to catch up if they leave this school. I have straight A students and both needed private tutoring when leaving. We have witnessed this in multiple families, with children from all grades, when leaving this school. Also agree with comments on bullying- have seen it personally. Use your money wisely... elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2013
We have had children in this school for a number of years and have watched a steady decline. The leadership is very lacking and they are not preparing the children academically. When compared to public schools and other private schools in the area, the curriculum repeatedly chosen at this school is severely lacking, especially in topic driven essay/ report writing, science, and some aspects of mathematics . This school is NOT on track with core competencies on a number of levels in various subjects. If a child is on either end of the academic spectrum (gifted/excellerated learner or struggling), the staff are hard pressed to intervene- even with in depth parental involvement and pleas for assistance. Though the staff and teachers are kind, they will allow behavioral issues to go unmanaged in an effort to retain tuition for the schools survival. They have plans to improve the grounds, but not the means to do so. I hope this school makes a positive turn given enough time, but we will seek more rigorous academics elsewhere for upcoming school years and continue Biblical teachings at home. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this school to friends or family any longer.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2013
In response to one teacher's review, I have to agree. Administration is truly lacking leadership at CPCS. Hopefully it will get better but since my time here, it has continued to get worse. The decisions that are made on a daily basis places the question in parents minds of what really matters at Citrus Park. Moving forward does not have to mean leaving behind those that have helped to better CPCS. Recently was made aware that 2 of the longstanding football coaches were "let go" without notice as we are moving to an 11 man football team and apparently are not needed. This is truly sad when the work of these two coaches is completely erased and thrown out of the door. It is just a shame that the administration uses faculty and staff until they don't need them anymore. I pray that this school gets better.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2013
We have been at CPCS since 2007. We are so pleased with the quality education & love the teachers have for the students. There are so many extras, like fine arts & sports, available also. CPCS is a great school. Come visit soon!

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2013
Citrus Park has experienced a lot of change in the last couple of years. Unhappily, Many of those changes have involved faculty and staff who needed to move on. Several of them have become embittered and are writing reviews on this site to trash the school. Please take these reviews with a grain of salt! :) Feel free to come by the school for a tour. Many of our parents lead the tours and are extremely enthusiastic about our program. We are moving forward with a highly academic program. We are also starting an eleven-man football program in the fall. We are the best-kept secret in Tampa! Our competition either isn't accredited, or more than twice the price!

- submitted by a teacher
February 22, 2013
What an amazing school, we can not say enough about the christ centered educaton our children are receiving. The teachers and adminstration are truly amaizing and deeply care for each and every child. This school is honestly a hidden treasure and I woudn't have my children anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2013
We have two children at Citrus Park Christian School. In our opinion they are getting an excellent education. Every grade is running an honors level curriculum - it takes a lot of work to keep up but they are, without a doubt, well ahead of their public school peers. And that s part of the reason we send them there we want a challenging environment. Obviously, the other component (and more important I might add) is that their education constantly reinforces Christian values. To us that is priceless. Yes, teaching values starts at home but when the school reinforces them it s great harmony. I would have no reservations whatsoever about recommending CPCS.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2013
We LOVE Citrus Park Christian School!! The school has been one of the biggest blessings to me and my family. If you are looking for a loving, spiritual atmosphere with the highest standards of education, this is the school for you! My husband and I love the principles and administrators, they put God first in all their guidance and decisions. If someone is complaining, they probably need to look inside their own home first. Usually, those are the parents that unforunately do not put God 1st or ever!! Those parents really need to grow up and start setting a good example for their children. My children have attended this school over 10 years now and we could not be happier!! Both of our children have won numerous awards for their christian character and we owe alot of that to C.P.C.S. As for the Pastor of the school, you could not ask for a more Godly man. He always puts the needs of the children first. Gods love is so present at this school and you see it in all the childrens faces. I know my children are getting the best education that Tampa and God have to offer!!

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2013
We love CPCS. I have 3 children all at the Elementary level. They have the best Elementary level principal and the kids love him and can approach him with any problems. He loves the children! My children are all reading at a high level and their math skills are excellent. This is our 4th year at the school and I can see us staying through high school. The teachers we have had have all been great and my kids enjoy going to school. They are getting a great academic education all while learning more about God!

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2012
The greatest importance to our family is a good quality education and we generally know that anything worth having is worth paying for. Also we wanted a Christ centered education and thought we found both at this school. In the elementary years our one child needed a little extra help with reading - not given. Had to hire a tutoring school to help on top of private school education just about made us broke. The Jr. High school years I noticed a huge decline in teacher quality and education but stuck with it thinking it would get better. High school was worse. I found the adminstration & high school principal and dean to be unprofessional and uncommincative with my questions and concerns. I found my children pulling away from their Christian roots due to the experiences they have received in this highly hypocritial (in my opinion) school. I cannot recommend this school even if the tuition was free. My family is grieved over the fact that we invested so much time, money and hope into this school which has let us completed down. Hindsight is 20/20....wish we knew what we know now before hand.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2012
In an environment where we are drawn to believe that administration and teachers would take the time to know their students, i am grossly disappointed. The current administration is far too self absorbed to even be aware that there is a student body supporting her. If i were considering this school from sixth grade on, i would encourage you, for the sake of your child, to run for their life.

- submitted by a community member
August 15, 2012
The staff at the school from the Principal on down do not seem to care if you stay or go. Subpar teachers who lack the credentials needed to succeed for our children. The Principal and Vice Principal do not return all calls and emails. Nobody cares. We are not returning to this school, like others as well. BUYER BEWARE

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2012
This is an outstanding school! As a recent high school graduate I can honestly say that Citrus Park has prepared me well. I have attended citrus Park for 13 years and I could not have been anywhere better. The teachers actually care about the students grades and their faith. Citrus Park isn't just a school, its a family. I have made so many close friends that I know I will have for life. As far as academics go, I feel well prepared. Although they don't have a wide range of classes, the ones they do have are phenomenal. I'm heading to Florida Southern with scholarships for $15,000 which means citrus Park has prepared me well. Some kids fit in well with the small environment and others do not. It depends on the person and even sometimes their attitude. But remember, you can't get this kind of education at public school. You get to spend time talking about God in every subject. That's something Im truly blessed to have been part of.

- submitted by a community member
May 05, 2012
Great school this is not! The elementary program is ok however the middle school and high school leave something to be desired. He academics are far behind public schools. Children are picked on and bullied and principal is never available to talk or address the matter. I would never recommend this school. Save your money and just enroll in public school!

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2012
After having children enrolled in over 20 schools this has by far been the best. A great Christian school that applies their beliefs to their education and their principles/standards.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2011
My child has been a student at CPCS since preschool and we could not be happier. She has recieved an excellent education, and is ahead of the current public school grade equivilent. The opportunities to participate in sports have been rewarding, as well...we love the new after school program!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2011
We really wanted this school to work, we tried everything and it is absolutely horrible. My children went for a couple years and did extremely well by "their standards" . We started public school this year and they are in special programs to bring them up with the rest of the class, they learned absolutely NOTHING here. Not to mention one of mine was constantly bullied and no one did anything about it. There are a bunch of parents that "run the school" and dictate everything that goes on there. If your child and one of the "big contributors" children have a problem you mine as well just pack up and leave because you will be fighting an uphill battle. None of the rules apply to them. Most of the teachers are parents of students and poorly qualified to teach. Multiple children left the same year we did, three in my sons class. The school is out of hand! I would recommend avoiding this drama at all costs!

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2011
My son has attended CPCS during his four years of high school. He received an excellent education , evident by his grades, SAT scores and full scholarship. His instructors were qualified (Master's Degree ) and they genuinely took an interest in my son. But, if you are not a devote practicing Christian, then be prepared for your child to feel ostracized and treated as an outcast.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2011
I am sorry to state that I wish I had never enrolled my children in Citrus Park. This has been the worse possible decision in my life and am so happy that the school year is almost over. The curriculum is good, but any curriculum is only as good as those teaching it. For the price of the tuition, you would think they would hire qualified teachers. There are a few good teachers; for example the science and English teachers are excellent, but the math teacher does not teach the students; Those who are good have to teach themselves in a group, and the others just cover the material with the teacher but are not really taught.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2011
The hypocrisy, as is true with many Christian schools lately, is rampant and quite literally, out of control. Although there are some good teachers employed by the private school, many of the staff are not qualified for the specific subject that they teach (for instance, a staff member with a Bible major teaches high school mathematics). This is unacceptable, especially when you are paying good money for a quality education. As for the Bob Jones University curriculum, there is a reason that nobody recognizes it as legitimate curriculi outside of the Christian circles...

- submitted by a community member
March 12, 2011
This is the worst school i have ever seen They hire parents to be teachers and by that i mean bad teachers there school doors and any material they have is very cheap Including that the teachers are liars and side in with other students the academics are terrible

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2010
I would not consider this school to be an excellent college prep school. Academics are poor as well as the qualifications of their teachers. My child only attended for one year and transferred to an outstanding public high school. I honestly am not sure if this school would have provided the same challenges that enabled my daughter to attend a great public university. Most of their graduates enroll in small christian colleges that offer fewer academic majors and courses. Not to say that all of their students attend college.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Citrus Park Christian is an excellent College-Prep school. The school is over 25 years old and is well run. Some of the best features of the school are the high parental involvement, high academic standards including AP and Honors classes, the many sports offered, and the excellent Fine Arts program. Many of our students have won awards for Academics and Fine Arts at the State Level. My four children have grown so much from being a part of this wonderful school family. Every child can shine at Citrus Park Christian School. Sports to choose from include football, basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, volleyball, and cheer-leading. Please consider joining the Citrus Park Christian family. We would love to get to know you.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2010
I am removing my kids from Citrus Park, the staff is less than desirable and the curriculum leaves something to be desired. I have three children and we are sending them to another Christian School next year. I would not recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2009
i loves CPCS!!! i love the friends i have made and the teachers are awesome. the teachers are kind and help you. the schol improves each day!!!

- submitted by a student
July 06, 2008
My daughter will be starting her 8th year at CPCS and we love the school. It's not too big and not too small, just enough for there to be a variety of opportunities for both of my children. There is definitely a family feel at the school and I love the fact when I walk into the office, everyone knows who I am and who my children are from the secretary to the principal. There are so many opportunites for parental involvement and you can be involved as much or as little as you want, although involvement is always encouraged. The administration always seems to have the childrens' best interest at heart and they are constantly making improvements and updates in the academics. The high school is small, but honors and AP classes are offered and new classes are frequently added. We love CPCS!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2007
CPCS has made dramatic strides forward in academics over the past few years. The always solid kind./elem. dept. uses Bob Jones curricula and is enhanced with elem. Spanish, art, lib., music, and computer classes. P.E. is 30 minutes daily w/certified teachers. The Jr./Sr. High has implemented new curricula in mathematics featuring Glencoe/McGraw Hill. All academic classes are taught on the honors level in high school. AP classes are available in Jr. and Sr. English, Biology, and Calculus. SAT testing is done yearly in K5-11. Fine Arts program includes, band from 6th on, Elem. Honor Chorus (state champions), Jr/Sr. high chorus, art, photography and drama. Athletic program is a member of FHSAA. All teachers are certified, hold a B.A. or higher and are teaching in their field. Fully accredited on the state and national level. Teachers do not have to be church members at FBCCP. Parent involved welcomed and encouraged.

- submitted by a staff
April 18, 2006
CPCS is a marvelous school. The administration is competent and open to new ideas and supportive of the faculty and the students. The campus is quaint, cozy, and well-maintained. The classrooms are warm and inviting. There are many extra-curricular activites in addition to a variety of sports. Chorus and band are great. Tuition is reasonable, and edline keeps parents up-to-date with grades. Weekly newsletter enhances school-home communication. Awesome school! There are endless opportunities for parent involvement at all levels. There are many exciting field trips, musicals, and programs for each grade level. Teachers are certified and competent and very happy with their jobs--makes for happy classrooms!! Involvement in FACCS competitions, spelling bees, Bible drills, etc. motivates kids to do their best. Piano lessons and voice lessons are available during school and at a reasonable cost. Recitals are fabulous! Chapel is nice. Beautiful new gym. Awesome school!

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- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2006
We toured Berean Academy and were completely impressed with the academic program from Kindergarten all the way up! These children were advanced and confident beyond words. Everything we would want for our children. All the time praising God!

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2006
new curricullum Bob Jones seems okay. Very strict, no talking in lunchroom. Very church oriented.

- submitted by a teacher
August 11, 2005
Citrus Park Christian is a wonderful school to have your children attend. I am a graduate from there and went to CPCS since fourth grade and enjoyed every bit of time there. The teachers are wonderful and the rest of the staff is great. The parent involvement is well known at the school whether it is during lunch time or for special event such as field day that goes son during the school year. The sports program is great. I was involved with cheerleading ever since sixth grade and continued in it until I graduated in 2002.

- submitted by a former student
July 12, 2005
Small class size, caring and experienced teachers, great principal. Uses wonderful Bob Jones curriculum.

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July 12, 2005
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March 03, 2005
When my daughter was enrolled this school used the bob jones curriculum in k-5. I switched my daughter because i prefer the abeka curriculum. I find it to be a more challenging curriculum. Otherwise, i loved the school. My daughter grew spiritually and that too is very important to me.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2005
Academic programs are good with curriculum including BJ and aBeka through 6th grade. Other curriculum are included in 7-12. Music, art, and sports are good (no football). Parental involvement is encouraged.

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November 14, 2004
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August 15, 2004
My son recently graduated from this school. I also have a daughter in the 7th grade. They both love the school. The entire staff is excellent. I'd rate this school an A+.

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- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2004
This is not the best school around or our children would never make it into college. This is a great school for elementary children. They will be educated in the bible, moral behavior and christianity. You could not ask for better in that respect. However, their teachers are not hired based on their academic qualifications and in most cases the teachers are not even qualified to teach the grade level or subjects that are given them. The school's focus is on its church and it requires that all teachers attend this church without exception or they will not have a future at CPCS. If you want to verify how CPCS students thrive once they leave to attend another school, I would suggest you contact other schools in this area and ask. Contact Sickles High School for example. You will find CPCS students have a reputation for struggling due to the weak academics at CPCS. My child has been in this school for over 8 years and it has gotten worse. We will be changing schools so that our child has the best opportunity at college entrance.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2004
An average school. I found that the children do not get the 'cutting edge' in teaching. Academics are not what I am used to in other Christian schools my children have been to in other states. It may be good for around here?

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
This in my opinion is the best school on the planet. The teachers are there because it is a ministry, and the love they have for the children and for God is apparent in their teaching. The curriculum far surpasses that of public schools and parental involvement is welcomed and they have a volunteer program that is the best I have ever seen. Just a note, the school does go up to 12th grade now. If you want the best education for your child and the best nurturing as well, this is the school for you. I would never send my children anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2003
My son is attending his third year at Citrus Park Christian School and we are more than pleased with individual attention that each child receives and the genuine caring shown from the faculty to each child and parent. The curriculum used is A Beka Book & Bob Jones University for a strong academic program that is also in line with our Christian faith. The school is also accredited by the FACCS, AACS & NCPSA. Tuition is very reasonable and opportunities for the kids are abundant...singing, band, sports, fieldtrips, etc. I plan to send my son and any future children to CPCS through high school.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
CPCS has added a high school and now goes through 12th grade. There is huge emphasis on Christianity and accoutability is peril, on and off campus. That is CPCS's greatest feature.

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Citrus Park Christian will initiate a daily, healthy hot lunch program beginning fall of 2011. Our on-site Chef will also begin a 3-year Culinary Arts Program available for high school students.

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Citrus Park Christian School
7705 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL  33625
(813) 920-3960
Last modified Citrus Park Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Citrus Park Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. Top