This was our first year there and the school was very well run and I felt very informed about everything going on with my children
The PE program is only twice a week and seems a bit boring, specially for boys. Classrooms are very tiny. There are no benches around the campus and no designated pick nick tables outside to have lunch with your kids.Campus should be more secure and only accessible through the front office. Music is great and they even offer free guitar lessons. Principal,Teachers and Staff are awesome.
Im a prospective physical education teacher attending USF interning at Deer Park Elementary. For a school that has just opened I am suprised to see how good of a school it is, the principal is very good and seems to take a lot of pride in structuring a good program. The school has only one pysical education teacher, and like most Hillsborough County schools students have only two days of P.E. The instructor Mrs. Brown is very good, as she was one of the choosen by my professors as an intern to allow us to see how a good program is run. She has taught for about 20 years. She does not devote time to game play such as dodgeball and kickball, instead she developes skills in locomotor areas like throwing, hopping, kicking, running etc. She also runs an after school program called HOST and has a 'jump rope' team.
Excellent school. Very organized adminstration & involved principal. You see him out and about every day, helping with the drop off line, in the cafeteria & just talking with parents. Great parental involvement and a great perspective on fundraising - you won't have to get your co-workers to buy wrapping paper & junky stuff to help raise money for the school. The school also reaches out to the community and has activities, like inviting students from an economically disadvantaged school to spend a fun day at Deer Park.
We love Deer Park! The new campus is great and we are very happy with the adminsitration as well as the teaching staff. The principal is awesome!!! I'm looking forward to new activities/programs now that we are on our 'real' campus.
Wonderful principle who is very involved with the students and knows them each by name. Ok parental involvement. Academics are fairly good. My child likes the school and her teacher isn't all that bad.
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