Students enrolled 579
School leader MRS. ELIZABETH CARDOZO

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13900 Greenbriar Boulevard
Wellington, FL 33414

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4 stars
Based on 37 ratings

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August 27, 2014
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about New Horizons. I was told that this was one of the worst schools in Wellington....They lied!!! My daughter is a slow learner and struggled her entire life. I could not get her the help she needed at Discovery Key Elementary even with begging and asking for help. Within 9 DAYS of my daughter being at this school(without saying a word to any of the teachers), they saw a problem. They called a meeting with us and did everything possible to help her. She finally got the 504 plan she needed with objectives set in a foundation to make her a successful student. Because of there help, my daughter is not thriving and is a "B" student!!! First time in her life! They have a wonderful staff from principal all the way down to janitors and the aftercare is amazing! I am so greatful that we moved to Wellington....because of this school! Thank you so much New Horizons!!!! YOU REALLY ROCK! :)

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August 26, 2014
We just started the school year, but I'm very happy so far. My son has a very sweet Kindergarten teacher and comes home happy. He also goes to full-time aftercare and has a ton of fun. The teachers and staff are very friendly and helpful. I love that I can walk my son up to his classroom and I'm not forced to just drop him off from the car loop. Looking forward to the rest of the school year and all it has to bring!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2014
My kids have been attending New Horizon ES for two years and each year at the end of school it is hard for both the kids and us parents to leave. The teachers are amazing and have open communication with the parents. They have an open and secure campus so I can walk both my children all the way to their classrooms. They have an annual Hoe Down with teachers, parents, and children that was a blast this past year. I would highly recommend New Horizons for its experienced teachers, community enviornment and excellent parent involvement. Can't wait to return in the Fall.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
Beautiful school, amazing volunteers, very parent friendly, and each year gets better and better. They offer a great dual language program and are the faculty and staff are committed to helping your child succeed.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
My sons have attended this school since PreK back in 2009. Now my oldest son is going to 5th grade and my youngest to 3rd. It's an excellent school! Their dual language program is awesome. The teachers and staff are friendly and always willing to help. I am really thankful and happy for the education that my kids are receiving.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
We transferred to New Horizons mid-year and the office staff was incredibly welcoming and helpful. My son was so happy to go to school every day. The other parents that I've met have been wonderful and I feel like we are truly part of a community.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
This is my neighborhood school, and our family loves it. We have two children. We love the small, welcoming campus, the teachers, the strong academics and the parents group. Everyone from Cardozo (the principal), teachers and staff, are passionate about children and education. I compared many schools before deciding on New Horizons, and am so glad I did. There is no substitute for 25 years experience when it comes to children's education.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2013
I am new to the area moving from out of state. I placed my daughter at this school and have been thrilled with the education she is receiving. The teachers work hard and care for their students. It is evident daily in my daughters classroom. I know EVERY school has it's ups and downs and New Horizons is no different. As parents, we need to work together to make this school the best school for our children. We need to work alongside the staff and administration.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
My son just started at New Horizons and the staff made us all feel welcomed. The school has a home town feel and is very Family friendly.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
My family has been with New Horizons since 2007. My oldest transferred mid year & we all were treated with open arms. I find the teachers & staff to be nurturing, willing to help if a situation presented itself and the open door policy is just amazing to me. At my son's last school, you were not allowed to walk them past the cafeteria, so it means a lot to kiss my child goodbye & be able to talk with his teacher if necessary. I volunteer here quite a bit because I feel like family. I would strongly recommend this school o anyone new to te area!

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August 09, 2013
I just had my child transferred out of this school. After years and years of working with the teachers and higher ups my son did not excel at all. All my concerns were meet with the same end results...wait for the FCAT scores. Well FCAT scores proved what I have been asking for since preK. I realized it was their intent to blame my son for not passing the FCAT as to why he will be retained in the 3rd grade, they accept no responsibility for a childs failure and the school board should evaluate this school and do an employee change. The principle is weak and has no concern for any childs individual needs...she should be ashamed.

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June 05, 2013
My son has just completed kindergarten at New Horizons Elementary and had a great year. I love the neighborhood feel of this school, its warm and loving, everyone from administration and school nurse to the teachers. As a Wellington resident and caucasian, English speaking mom, I heard a lot of negative talk about the diversity of this school and that it has gone "downhill". I can only say I have had a great experience. My son is in the dual language program, which I hope will be advantageous for him in life. I have seen tons of volunteer and parent involvement, which to me, is a huge indicator of the success of children. We live in a melting pot, diverse state in FL, so if you are concerned about diversity, this school isn't for you. My emphasis has been on the best fit for my son, and its been a great year. Its a smaller school, and for elementary, I really like that we can go in and visit, walk the child to class, etc. We evaluated every option in the area, private and public, and found NH to be an excellent fit for our family.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2013
This school has proven to be a huge disapointment. The Principal is not involved and does not even acknowledge parents or students. I will NOT send my children back to this school. There is no communication with parents and the office staff is rude. The school is dirty and classrooms are unorganized. I volunteered many hours to make sure that my child was safe and able to learn in such a disfunctional environment. I watched fifth graders drag the american flag across to the pole and then hang it upside down with no supervision. Then crumple it up under their arms when taking it down. Very disapointing and when brought to the attention of the principal nothing was done. Do not send your kids to this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2013
My daughter's teach Ms. Albert is a saint and I LOVE the after care director and my daughter loves her counselor. I would discourage anyone who wants the best for their child to pass this school however. The main office staff are rude and miserable to me and the students. The parent involvement is almost non existent and my daughter tells me she can't even go on with her class because the children are so unruly. My daughter's IQ score is average even though she is doing 2nd grade work? I just don't understand and am not happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2013
Worst school ever!!! There is NO communication between teachers and parents, unless of course they are collecting money. They are not even teaching the 4th graders Science and Social Studies because the FCAT math scores are so low. So they are omitting core classes. There was not any communication to let parents know what is going on. The principal does not care as she will be retiring soon. She talks over you and never lets you finish a statement. The administration has NO idea what teachers are/are not doing and vice versa. I would NEVER recommend this school to anyone! I would actually give NO stars, but this made me choose one.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2011
This school is a wonderful school, the teachers are very kind, loving and caring. My children are getting a wonderful education in a small school environment where many teachers know my children on a first name basis. They look forward to school each day which is practically unheard off. Also my children are in the dual language program the English and Spanish. what an incredible opportunity given to them.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2010
This school is wonderful. This is our first full year. The teachers are well educated and what I have noticed is the hands on approach to bullying. A problem is identified and fixed. Period. I do not however, see alot of parent helpers. That is very sad and the children and the school need parent involvement in order to be the best teaching tool. If more parents were involved, this school would be higher ranked

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April 28, 2010
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no rating April 15, 2010
It's a good school that like so many others hit by hard times.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2009
I have to say, so far I love this school. Very small, neighborhood feel. They know everyone on a first name basis. You are allowed to walk your child to class as often as you want, have lunch with them any day you want, and they are thrilled to have parental involvement and classroom volunteers. To me this says that they are confident in their teachers and the overall environment, and have nothing to hide. The schools that shut you out have to make you wonder.... New Horizons is one of Wellington's best kept secrets, and I am so glad I didn't succomb to the Binks Forest pressure of paying a psychologist to say that your child is gifted, just so they can go to an overcrowded school that stops the parents at the front door. Kudos to New Horizons- keep up the good work!

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September 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Small school with great teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
I have always been very happy with the teachers. They are wonderful !! I have one child that went K-5th now a middle schooler, my middle child also is a fifth grader there and my youngest will start Kindergarten next year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 13, 2009
My son went to New Horizons from 2nd grage to graduating at 5th..The Teachers are great as well as the staff..My son does not like to read and they made it easy and fun for him and that is what got him through.I can only hope that Middle School will have the same kind of patience and understanding with him to achieve his goals....id like to see more parent involvement in this School.My Daughter will be attending in 2 more years..

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2009
My daughter went there for kindergarten and first grade. Mrs. Alerie challenged her and the two other gifted children as well as keeping the other children challenged but the next year the school went down the drain. FCAT preparatory and no challenge. Once Dr. Shoemaker left the school has dropped its fairness, discipline, challenge and greatness.

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March 10, 2009
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October 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
My child only attended New Horizons for a year before we switched to another school. Teachers are only teaching towards FCATs and the whole year is spent on getting high scores. Every review mentions the same and teachers unfortunately do not have time for children that are either a little bit ahead or children that need a little bit of help. If you compare New Horizons to the other schools in the area, they are lacking and are trailing behing the others. Ask yourself why? Children seem to be doing well in the early elementary years, but by 5th grade they are not averaging the state of FL scores. Also way too many fundraisers help by PTA! I found this school to be a bit odd and really no parental involvement or opportunities to be involved.

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March 31, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 28, 2008
Overall, I am happy with the school. I have two children attending, 3rd grade and 1st grade dual language. There is a lot of emphasis on FCAT and going from 2nd grade to 3rd grade is a big step academically. The teacher determines how much homework is given. I feel one of my children gets an appropriate amount of homework while the other is inundated with homework. The assistance I have received from Mrs. Bray, Guidance Counselor, has been invaluable. She is wonderful and is a great resource for parents. The office staff is nice and the nurse is also very kind.

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March 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2007
I am a Mother of a first grade student at New Horizons.New Horizons in my option is a great school.I find that the teachers my child had go the extra mile for the students. The teachers and staff really want the students the be the best they can be. Like all FL schools there is a lot of time spent on the fcat. I do wish there was more Parent in involvement which is not the schools falt.I also think there should be more extracurricular activities for the younger grades. The education my child is getting is top notch

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2007
In my experience I am having a hard time getting teachers and the school understand. If it is not FCAT related, you can forget it. I am now going outside of the school for help and resource. The key to learning is more then just a tests and we are putting pressure on them at a very early age. The school does not have any other alternative to their program then what it is.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2006
If you child is not slower than most they do not get attention to improve. They are so focused on FCAT scores that they focus only on teaching for that test. Their aftercare program is terrific, they have many different activities for the kids. The principal is very status quo. Between 2 children and combined 6 years there is only teacher that was exceptional . Very little parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2006
What a great school. My daughter sttended Kindergarden at New Horizons and had Mrs.Rane as her teacher, shes great. My daughter learned so much including how to read, write, spell and basic math. I am so pleased with her performance. This school is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2006
Great teachers in a friendly child oriented environment

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2005
The facility was adequate. The teaching staff was sufficient. Nothing to brag about.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
My children have spent two years at this school, The office staff are very friendly & helpful.But when it comes to your child having difficulty you are in for a long wait & alot of disappointment. While the teachers are well educateded, To get your child tested for any type of learning problems you will have to keep on top of them because they will continue to put off your concerns and those of your childs teacher. If your child can hold there own and there are no ESE needs your in a good place. But if there are Any needs be warned this is not the school for your child.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
Good programs, music is lacking a bit, a lot of parental involvement.

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New Horizons Elementary School
13900 Greenbriar Boulevard, Wellington, FL  33414
(561) 651-0500
Last modified New Horizons Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
New Horizons Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top