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Thonotosassa, FL
Students enrolled: 537

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9855 Harney Road
Thonotosassa, FL 33592

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(813) 987-6755
(813) 987-6970
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June 07, 2015
Folsom Elementary is a great school with a principal that goes over and beyond, it has great teachers and staff. I am a parent of two children who attended one is now a senior in high school, the other is about to start middle school. The Folsom team are there for all the children's different needs whether they may be gifted or be a child with learning disabilities. Folsom is a great school to me.

- submitted by a community member

February 03, 2015
My opinion about Folsom Elem. Is that this school is great. This school has great teachers, it's very clean, & has a great principle. My son loves this school. His teacher is Ms.Boehm ,and she is by far the best teacher he's had since attending Folsom. The school is very clean. But I do think the bathrooms in the classrooms should be cleaned better. The bathrooms always have a strong urine odor. The principle I think is very decitated to her job and cares so much for the children & their education.

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2015
It a good school buy I think they should enforce uniform's I think that all schools should wear uniforms this is the only school I know that's not in uniform I think the school board should make it mandatory for all schools in Hillsborough County Elementary and middle school's

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2014
My daughter loved this school. They have great values and very caring teachers. I only wish this school had more funding since it is pretty old andand needs some updating.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2014
My son is doing well here, he came from out of state and is repeating 3rd grade. His teacher quite halfway through the year but his new teacher is better than the last. He had a problem with a kid in his class and was interviewed by the school about the situation and it was resolved. One thing I don't like is the lower grades have lunch too early. My son has lunch at 10:30 in the morning and school doesn't let out until 2:15. He is very hungry at the end of the day.

- submitted by a parent

June 28, 2012
This school is wonderful. Staff is really helpful. My children love this school. Parent involvement needs to increase. The newsletters are informative, and sent in a timely manner.

- submitted by a parent
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March 01, 2010
I agree that Folsom has gone down over the last several years with their leadership team and quality of education that the children get. I had to pull my children out of the school two years ago and now they are doin much better in a magnet school.

- submitted by a parent
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February 28, 2010
Folsom has declined so much over the years. The current leadership is aweful. Most of the communications from the school have so many errors you would think that the kids were sending them. Wrong dates or wrong days on almost all of them, especially with the after school program.

- submitted by a parent

November 14, 2007
My child transferred here from a private school and we were somewhat leary of moving her to a public school. But my child's teachers are awesome and she has a good time each day in class. Folsom is either back to an A rated school now or they are/were very close, I can't recall. The school meets my expectations and seems to provide a safe educational environment.

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2007
Folsom is a great learning process.I think more kids need to go to Folsom.It's a great school for our childern.We enjoy having them there and they do to.

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April 23, 2006
Folsom is very good. It is very interactive with the students and offers a wide range of activities to supplement classroom work. For instance, this Earth Day, my son's class went out to the spacious field behind the school and planted a new tree that will one day be as tall as the school. Also, there are family nights that promote fun in a safe environments with hay rides, dunking coach in the water tank, etc. There are Science and Math nights also that encourage ideas to promote learning at home.

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2006
Folsom has dropped from an A grade school approximately 3 years ago to a C.The new principal came in with an ego and immediately asserted herself as the person in charge and discontinued all of the programs formerly established by her predecessor. It's clear she intended to 'make her mark'. The school grade immediately fell. The majority of the best teachers either retired or moved to other schools, parent involvement declined drastically, the head of the PTA resigned, and our children lost motivation to work as hard as they had been. The second principal has been replaced after roughly a year and a half and the verdict is still pending on her performance.

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2005
Folsom Elementary has extended to the community and held wonderful family nights to encourage involvement. I have my son at this school and would say that it is an acceptable place to learn. Some of the teachers are inspiring and the specials departments really enhance the experience. While I like the school, the teachers are mediocre. I wish there was more communication of what is being taught on a day by day basis. Because this school's focus is to bring up the score from last year, they are teaching to the test. On the other hand, I do see some teachers out there, using teaching methods that really get students motivated.

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2004
My son has been at Folsom for 2 years. Only in the last 2 months have I seen anything to keep us around. I am trying to see the good, but have trouble doing so. A few of my son's friends have transferred or are now being homeschooled due to similar frustrations as we have had. The only thing that keeps us there is we just got a new Principal and V.P along with the resignation of the PTA president. Her PTA did nothing in terms of engaging parents' help. It is now March 2004 so I will see what happens between now and the end of the school year. If it doesn't improve, Folsom will be losing yet another family.

- submitted by a parent
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Folsom Elementary School
9855 Harney Road, Thonotosassa, FL  33592
(813) 987-6755
Last modified Folsom 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.
Folsom Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top