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1915 Royal Fern Boulevard
Wellington, FL 33414

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March 13, 2014
I have two children attending this school. Let me first say the teachers are good. They are overworked and understaffed, but they do a good job except for one area, communication. They seem to not use email as we have been trying all year to get them to communicate with us via email. This is apparently a challenge at this school. As for the administration, it is lacking in a couple of key areas; first off the car line in the morning is a disaster, so unbelievably UN-organized. There is one adult supervising the car line. That is a disgrace. The patrols are standing around in little clicks chatting and not paying attention to the cars. Second the ESE department is poorly managed and not followed through on one bit. Third we have not seen or heard from the principal once this year. There seems to be a lack of direction and follow through at all levels we have encountered at this school. Improvements could include a better managed and better supervised car line in the morning. Communications from the teachers!!!! And most importantly, leadership from the principle.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2014
Staff over tasked. Poor supervision in cafeteria, Bullying! problem not handled since start of 2013/2014 school year.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
My daughter has been attending Elbridge Gale since Kindergarten. She is entering her final year in fifth grade this year. She is a very smart girl with excellent grades. Every year I mention to the teachers to keep her busy because she is a very active and a talker. This has been our only challenge. Some teachers know how to handle active kids but a few really need to adapt. Some absolutely fabulous teachers that encourage and connect with the kids are Ms. Koy ,Mr. Scazzaro ,Mrs. Saxon and Miss JB. They have all impacted my daughter in the most positive way. If you are a working parent, the aftercare program is one of the best!! They have homework time, snack time and various activities to stimulate every child's imagination. I would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2012
It's a good school, but if you are a parent with multiple aged children and one happens to be in kindergarten, be prepared to make two lines at dismissal. The principal has taken the liberty to dismiss K students through the bus loop at 1:40 pm. Afterwards, you must go through the front of the school and sit in another line and wait for 2:05 dismissal for you other child/children. That must be fine and dandy for stay at home parents. I'm surprised no other parent has complained, and if so, that nothing was done.I was told it was not School Board policy to use the bus loop to dismiss non-school bus riding children, but no one seems to want to act upon the inquiry. I know this has been an issue before, as I recall getting a memo and a message a year ago concerning K dismissal procedure changes late in the school year. I just can't recall the issue since it did not apply to me. God forbid you are late, as you are spoken down to like a child, to say the least. Adding insult to injury, no other elementary school in Wellington dismisses siblings separately either....HMMMM

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2012
In May I went to EGES to get information on their VPK program. The first receptionist I met, a Hispanic woman, was very patient and informative providing me with an application and contact info for if I had any questions. I came back a week later to turn in the application it was about 5 minutes before the office closed, I was let in by an employee and was told that the receptionist was in the back but would be out to assist me. This was a different receptionist from my first visit and when she came out she asked me how did I get in and told me that the office was closed and that i had to come back another day. I was a little upset and gave her a pass as she was probably having a bad day. I did came back to turn in the application she was more pleasant and helpful. I met with the principal who was at first was dismissive but after completing the tour was very engaging and informative. Now flash forward to August, a week before school starts, i receive several calls from the school to confirm my sons attendance and that I have to meet with the teacher sometime on Friday but that she will call me to confirm. It's Thursday night and no call...I will check back with another review

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2012
Elbridge Gale has been our first experience in the public school system. As a parent I consider myself a dedicated partner in our children's academic success and all too critical at times. My son is a gifted, highly energetic challenging child and the teachers and principal has been extremely supportive in meeting his developmental and educational needs. Our experience has been one surrounded by caring, enthusiastic teachers. If I had one complaint, I would love for opportunities for more community building among the parents. All too happy, Parent

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2011
This is the best school my son has attended by far. The staff is friendly and helpful, they treat all kids respectfully and the teachers work hard and celebrate academic improvement. My son is happy to go to school. He has no friends because the kids in 5th grade are very clique and can be very unfriendly but this is very secondary to us. I would love to see more team building effort in class. I am very happy with the quality of the teaching, which is the main goal. Five stars and a high five.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2011
Hi, I am a teacher and have also substitute taught at schools across PBC, and I can say that EGES is one of the best run schools in the county, not to mention they have some of the nicest teachers and students. To address the person who was unhappy with the behavior of the children, swearing, etc... unfortunately it only gets worse at other schools. I will not sub at most central PBC schools because of the unruly behavior. To the person who mentioned that parents are not allowed to get out of their cars and socialize in the car loop, this is for the childrens' safety. It also holds up the line and when cars are backed up all the way down the street, people become impatient and use poor judgement. To all the parents who feel this school is too FCAT driven... I haven't found a Florida public school that is not. This is the result of No Child Left Behind, and the goal is to bring Florida out of the bottom percentile. Overall, I love EGES and how smoothly it runs, the well behaved children, the supportive administration, and the positive attitudes!

- submitted by a community member
March 23, 2011
EGES now has the Palm Beach County teacher of the year honors! The Principal is obviously doing the right things for the school, the teachers and most importantly the students....

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2011
Excellence brought to a new level! My son has been at Elbridge Gale for 3 years now and each year he has been blessed with extraordinary teachers who love to teach and motivate students to be the best they can be! He has had a wonderful, well rounded, elementary experience so far. He is challenged when needed, tutored when needed, commended for his excellent choices and corrected behaviorally when necessary. I have experienced excellent communication from teachers, office and administration. I couldn't be happier with this school. EGES ROCKS!

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2011
I recently moved here from the north and so far I am not impressed. The principal is harsh. The first day both kids complained of all the curse words in the school. I witnessed the nurse send a kindergartner that puking to go get her own back pack and tell your teacher your leaving. The next day a fist fight on the bus for a kid ditching line and no one got in trouble. I am so far horrified and can't believe the ranking given to this school! I purchased my house here for my kids (big mistake)

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
My child has gone here since first grade. The school is more focused on getting there funds for FCAT that all the kids do until March is prepare for this and are loosing on learning the basic they need for schooling. The Cafeteria is a night mare if you have little ones starting make sure to send them with easy open drinks and food because there is not enough adult helpt to get to all the children. They have the janitor help in the cafeteria with the children wich I thought was just wrong.

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February 04, 2010
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- submitted by a student
February 03, 2010
We are new to EGES and are extremely Happy. We made a very important decision to leave a private school because of what the school was lacking. I can honestly tell you that Elbrige Gale has had such a major impact on my children in such a short time. Mrs. P hires only the best and I can't thank her enough. I'm thrilled to be involved in a school where you see the principal, can speak to the principal and know that she wants nothing but the best for each and every family who attends her school. Her professionalism inspires me as a parent and I owe so much thanks and gratitude to the second grade and fifth grade team of teachers as well. They have been shining stars in my children's lives. I'm so thankful our children attend Elbridge Gale.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 31, 2010
I just have to say that Mrs. Koy is fantastic. She keeps the children motivated and always ready to learn!!! My child struggled with reading and writing but not anymore. She is at the top of her class. MRS. KOY is AWESOME!!! Thanks Mrs. P. for hiring the best teachers ever!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2009
I am very happy about this school. I was very dissapointed that he could not go to Brinks but now I am very proud. In the beginning I was homeschooling him, but it was not necesary, they are above the curriculum, always challenging the kids and it is amazing that my son want to know more so we are goggling all the time. This year after care services are much better ofering better quality in tutoting

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
They have innovative ways to increase student learning. They incorporate many hands-on learning experiences, and field trips into the community.

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August 21, 2009
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August 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2009
My two children go to Elbridge Gale & I was excited to enroll them. Unfortunately we are very disappointed! I agree with other parents stating that most of the emphasis is on the FCAT. I do agree with the dress code & think that the teachers should adhere to it as well. On more than one occasion I was sickened while picking up my girls to see a teacher wearing a SHORT skirt & thigh high boots! My child came home telling me about a certain teacher who doesn't allow the children to eat in her classroom, but snacks on cream cheese while teaching. From what my daughter said uses extremly bad manners as well. What happened to leading by example??? While my children seem to be meeting my children's academic needs, the staff leaves something to be desired in my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2009
I give the school the highest rating there is. My child is going to be in 1st grade this Aug and he already can read, write, add, subtract and multiply. When he stated K last year, I thought that the school would not be able to keep up with him, but I was proven wrong. He was reading at a 2nd grade level and the school was able to nurture that enthusiasm. The school rocks.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2009
I agree with other posts that there is no feeling of community at this school. You aren't allowed out of your car when dropping off/picking up your child. Very little interaction between parents and teachers or between parents. We have attended several EGES events and there is no interaction between families. There is a total focus on FCATs. Additionally, they set ridiculously high standards beginning in kindergarten. While my child is doing well, he is already burned out in first grade from all the pressure! I believe the teachers are about average.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 17, 2009
I read all the kudos that this school is receiving from both parents and teachers all around, but I do not feel that there is communication among the parents teachers, or principal. I feel that this is an FCAT driven oraganization, and that all other aspects of the the school's day to day is affected by the dreaded F word. I really do not feel a sense of community. As a parent who is told to eat lunch outside with her child, or the way the students are to face the wall in the cafeteria during lunch or the way the parents are hardly ever allowed to chaperone a field trip, and that are just a couple of examples that make one feel alienated from the school. My children have had and continue having exceptional teachers, but I feel there is something missing.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2009
I agree!!! Unfortunately we moved and are districted to another school. Our years at Elbridge Gale were the best in Palm Beach County. The other schools don't hold a candle to the learning eviroment or teachers at EGES!!! Your 100% correct...Mrs.P hires the best who bring the best to her school!! Hopefully wee'll end up back at EGES!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 14, 2009
As both a parent and teacher at this school, I can only say one word to descibethis school: amazing!!!! The teachers are wonderful and so dedicated to ginving children an exceptional education! The children at EGES are so fortunate to learn from young, fresh teachers that are eagar and dedicated. The principal expects 100% from her staff and only hires the BEST!!! I feel so blessed to be a part of this 'A' rated, 5 Star school!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 07, 2009
Yes the school is alright but communicating with the teachers and principal not good at all, everyone is so busy on an fcat test until they are not concern about anything else.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 06, 2009
I feel truly blessed that my son has been attending EGES since its inception (in the concretables!). All of his teachers have contributed to his success emotionally and academically. Thank you Principal Pasterczyk!!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2008
I really like this school! The school has great Kindergarten teachers that care about their students and are willing to give me updates about my son's progress or lack there of very often. My son loves all of his teachers. The help he is getting in speech is helping him out a great deal. He is in an after school science investigation club and is having so much fun while being educated. I believe this school does work hard to keep its rating but I don't feel that my child is suffering at all from that. As far as dropping him off at school I will admit that if you get to the school after 7:40am there is a long line. I realized that 75% of the children that attend the school are car riders, walkers or bicycle riders.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2008
Great school on the whole. Very concerned with test scores of course -they all are these days. Pick up/drop off is a nightmare! We are late vey often because we can't make a left off Forest Hill. Every parent is turning right on red from the other direction and never gives us an inch. plus these only 1/2 for car to line up outside of the school. Seems like teachers are always pregnant. Which is Not good for the kids. Subs dont teach and dont displine yet they know how to bitch about work getting not done. Teachers are hormonal and cranky as expected when pregnant. Really unhappy that 2 of the 3 teachers my son has are out for 3 months due to maternity leave. Guess we dont need to learn science or reading & writting this half of the year.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2008
I wish I've had as much luck as the parents below. I find this school is all about getting an 'A' rating and competing with Binks Elementary. The principal has ignored my complaint and suggestion about dismissal. I've had better luck with the vice-principal.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2008
I have 2 children attending Elbridge Gale and my husband and I are thrilled with the education they are receiving. The SACC program is also excellent, offers wide range of club and athletic options to keep kids active.

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no rating June 10, 2008
My daughter is going into second grade, finishing her second year at elbridge gale and i am so pleased with her progress and the school in general. Way to go eges!

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May 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 27, 2008
My daughter is in Kindergarten this year. I can not believe how much she has learned. She enjoyed the many family projects and field trips. I am constantly surprised when I open her EGE Communication Folder and review her work.

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- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2007
In my opinion there is only one word that can dexcribe this school: excellent. My children are happy to go to school, they learn and they have fun. Staff... Hard workers, dedicated. Overall, the best in Palm Beach County.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 27, 2007
I love elbridge gale elementary! We are so fortunate to have this school in our community. Yes the first 2 weeks are always alot of adjusting, as is with any other school. We have a great staff of teachers and should be happy that we have a principal and vice principal that are visible and actually greet us and take the time to talk with us. Last year we were blessed with a great 1st grade team and this year I feel quite confident that they will live up to my standards as well. Mrs.Alvarez, ms.Castillo, and mrs.Franklin were magnificent educators. My family was very pleased with last years attendance to our new school. We are definately happy to be back as we dicover, learn, and grow with our school! keep up the great work as you settle in for 07/08 school year.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2007
I am a parent of a 3rd and 5th grader. I see no great strides at this school yet. The fact that the children have several different teachers is a concern of mine because I never get to have that ability to really form a relationship with the teacher because there are 6 instead of 2. My son has some strugles with school and the fact that summer time classes are only available to children in the esole program is a big problem to me. It should be available to all. My childrens teachers have been wonderfull the few that I have gotten to know. Mr. Spannelli and Mrs. Zarra are wonderfull teachers and any child who has them will do well .

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2007
We are new to the Wellington area and with much apprehension, I enrolled my daughter in a new school in her last year of elementary--5th grade. Ms. Sheppard seems very nice and has made this adjustment for my daughter well, so far. It' s only 3 days into the new school year so time will tell. I am rather disappointed with the way my nephew's ESOL was handled. The response time was phenomenal but the school needs much help in getting the ESOL program off the ground.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2007
Elbridge Gale Elementary rocks! The Principal, Vice Principal, the fabulous team of dedicated Teachers and EGE's dedicated students who love to learn and love to go to school. My children have migrated from the other wellington schools due to re-zoning but nothing pans out like Elbridge. They work with all levels of students' needs and nurture a curriculum that locks them into learning from science to reading to languages to math and culture, to special programs after-school, enrichment programs, and speech and other assistance. They have a high respect for students and above all, my children can't wait to tell me what they did in school today. Five stars to everyone at EGE and to the great leadership and vision of Principal Pasterczyk. By the way, the 4th Grade 2006-2007 scored the highest in writing, and for the bottom 25% students, a large % made tremendous learning gains! EGE Rocks!

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August 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2007
We have recently moved to Wellington, and I was very unsure of the quality of schools here. Elbridge Gale has been a huge pleasant suprise. The Teachers are incredible, the Principles are very involved, and do care deeply about all aspects of the school experience. There are a few teachers that I have worked with that are above and beyond Mrs. Sagovac, Mr. Bochichio, Mrs. Glassgold, and Mrs Lutz are amazing. They are dedicated to their professional. The PTA is also a very dedicated group.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2007
I can not say enough about Elbridge Gale. My daughter has learned sooooo much. The teachers are incredible! They care about the students, and their learning process. If a child needs help in a subject, the teacher/school notify's the parent and offers after-school tutoring. Mrs. Pasterczyk, the principal is extraodinary! She is always visible, approachable and involved in your child's education. I am so happy that my daughter is attending Elbridge Gale. I feel so confident now that she will and is getting a good education and no, it does not circle around the FCAT as most other schools. This school wants and gives your child the best oppurtunities to learn and get the education they so deserve. If only the other elementary schools would have a principal and teaching staff as Elbridge Gale!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2006
This school is wonderful, the teachers are great! The new school is beautiful! I am so glad my child is in this school district. We feel so lucky!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2006
I couldn't be more thrilled with my daughter's school. The teachers and principal are phenominal! We are in a temporary campus this year, and I can't wait for the new school to open. My daughter has learned so much this year and is thriving in this excellent environment!

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Elbridge Gale Elementary School
1915 Royal Fern Boulevard, Wellington, FL  33414
(561) 422-9300
Last modified Elbridge Gale Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Elbridge Gale Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top