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1889 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

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(561) 839-1994
(561) 839-1995
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October 17, 2014
my two kids have been attending renaissance charter school at west palm beach since the doors have been opened.the new principal and the vice principal have been doing a great job.keep it up renaissance.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2014
My son has blossomed socially, emotionally and academically in this school. He is in kindergarten and this was a hard milestone for him but with the help of the teachers and administrators he is doing fantastic. As for bullying, I can honestly say yes, we had an issue but between the teacher and school principle it got handled immediately. I couldn't be more happier. The new principle has made many changes, all for the good. He is really on top of things and responds to parent e-mails within hours. Parent involvement is a must and I think that's a wonderful thing. You get to know the teacher and staff.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2014
I absolutely love this school. My son is doing incredible and his confidence levels have soared! The teachers, staff and administrators are very welcoming and just wonderful. The new principle is very involved not only in the school but also with the kids. He is not afraid to speak his mind and does not beat around the bush. He was the right choice for this school and this school was the right choice for my son. Yes, you have to put in volunteer hours but it is worth it when you see how hard these teachers are working with the kids.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2014
My daughters have been going to RCSWPB since it's inception 3 yrs ago. During this time, the school has increased it's grade level standing within Palm Beach County and my girls have become fully engaged in the curriculum at RCSWPB. They have been Honor Roll students consistently, have grown immensely intellectually, and have actively participated in many of the extracurricular activities provided at the campus. The teachers have and continue to be fully engaged with all of their students. Their dedication to each and every student is overwhelming. Each administrator and teacher strive for the best in both themselves and their students. I couldn't have asked for a better environment for learning and growing for my daughters. Thank you so much RCSWPB for embracing education as it should be.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2014
I currently have 2 children attending Renaissance Charter WPB. I am extremely pleased with the progress that my kids have made and continue to make. My children began attending when the school first opened, and will continue to attend until they are ready to go to high school. The teachers are the most dedicated that I have seen in all of my years as a parent. They are always finding fun and innovative ways to engage the students in learning, and this has resulted in my children loving school! The students aren't only expected to perform successfully in academics, they are also taught valuable character traits. The school got a new principal this year who is adamant about building the school into an even better establishment than it was the year before. The assistant principal has been there from day one and has proven to be an excellent role model to the students as well as a guiding light to the parents. Last year my youngest daughter informed me that she wanted to be "Mrs. Samuels" when she grows up! As a parent who values being involved in my kids' education, it feels great to be a part of a school that not only welcomes parent volunteers, they expect it and encourage it!

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2014
I am a third grade teacher at Renaissance Charter at West Palm Beach, and I know how much the teachers care about our students. We provide a safe, rich learning environment with specific individual learning goals which helps your child, as well as you, to see their success. We are a family and welcome your family to come and join the best educational experience of a life time.

- submitted by a teacher
October 06, 2014
All of the faculty members at this school have a true passion for educating the future of our world. You can see it in their hard work, and the positive attitudes that they exude, This in turn reflect on their students. I am proud to be a teacher at this school and to have the opportunity to work with such wonderful students and faculty member. I have had such positive parental involvement this year at Renaissance Charter School at West Palm Beach and I would definitely send my own children here. The principal, Mr. Lupton, has created a very data driven structure at the school and has helped guide teachers into creating the most effective lessons to create life long learners and be the best teachers they can be.

- submitted by a teacher
October 05, 2014
From the moment I was hired, Renaissance Charter at West Palm Beach has been a wonderful school to work for. I enjoy coming to work everyday. I look forward to greeting and working with all of my students. They are warm and engaging. They inspire me to create the most interesting and engaging lessons I can think of. I see my career at this school blossoming into a very comfortable and rewarding partnership with my students and parents. I plan to work at this school until retirement knocks at my door.

- submitted by a teacher
October 05, 2014
I have worked at 2 schools in the CSUSA family. As previous reviews note, we had a rough start. In our 3rd year we have a new principal. This one has been in the company as a teacher and as an AP. Along with new admin. many more experienced teachers were added. There is definitely a more positive vibe among the staff which carries over to our students. We are steadily improving by following the CSUSA'g Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum which has helped other Florida schools become "A" schools.

- submitted by a teacher
October 05, 2014
We pull-out gifted children in small groups and do enrichment work with them! It is such a confidence builder and they deserve the special attention.

- submitted by a teacher
October 05, 2014
This is my second school in the CSUSA family and the experiences have been totally different!! The minute you walk in the building, you can tell that people are happy to be there. This school works together and the teachers support & encourage each other to deliver an excellent education for the students who attend. Under the current Principal, successes are rewarded and accomplishments are acknowledged. It's a great place to send your child.

- submitted by a teacher
October 04, 2014
The students and staff at Renaissance Charter at West Palm Beach are like a big extended family. I have been working at this school since it open. I love going to work everyday. When I walk around the school everyone is always smiling. Every student has a Personal Learning Plan which we call PLP. A student uses their PLP to set goals for themselves each semester. My job as a teacher is to make sure I do everything I can do in order to ensure that all my students reach their goal every semester. I love that fact that students are taught based on their individual needs. There are so many good things I could say about this school but it would take me too long to type it all.

- submitted by a teacher
October 04, 2014
I was so very excited to be working for CSUSA because I heard so many great things about the Renaissance schools, but since my initial start date on August 4th, I can truly say that Renaissance Charter is not only a great place to work, but is the only place I want to work at because Renaissance is a great school, Renaissance is a wonderful school, and Renaissance is the best great school in Palm Beach County in the area surrounding Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard-Go Dolphins!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a teacher
July 22, 2014
I am a student at this school and I am going into 7th grade . This school has impacted me a lot, I was not doing so well in school then when I transferred to this school it has tought me so well it has gave me a big Jump in my Education it is a bit discordinated and their may be some conflicts but they at least try to stop the Conflicts . Remember its their First Year so give them a BREAK !

- submitted by a community member
June 20, 2014
MY KIDS HAAVE BEEN ENROLLED SINCE THE INCEPTION. SO FAR ALL 3 KIDS HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE TO HAVE GREAT TEACHERS. MS RICHARDSON, MS EDGAR, ARE BY FAR 2 OF THE MOST PHENOMENAL TEACHERS WHO HAVE IMPACTED 2 OF MY KIDS. MY 6 YEAR OLD HOWEVER DOESNT SEEM TO HAVE GOTTEN THE BEST TEACHERS IT SEEMS. ALSO I THINK THE SCHOOLS ADMINISTRATION NEEDS TO WORK ON REWARDING AND ACKNOWLEDGING THE KIDS MORE WHEN THEY MAKE HONOR ROLL. CONSISTENTLY MY 2 GIRLS HAVE BEEN HONOR ROLL STUDENTS YET IT SEEMS TO GO UNDETECTED. MY SON HAS SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF TEACHERS WHO DONT SEEM TO REALLY EMBRACE THEIR ROLE TO IMPART AND IMPACT. ALSO I AM AT EVERY SINGLE PARENT MEETINGS AND THE PARENT INVOLVEMENT AT THIS SCHOOL IS REALLY GREAT. OVERALL I THINK IT IS A GREAT SCHOOL WITH A LOT OF POTENTIAL. IT IS MY HOPE FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR THAT MY SON WHO ADVANCES TO THE 2ND GRADE WILL GET A TEACHER THAT UNDERSTANDS HIS/HER ROLE.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2014
I had high hopes for this school when it first opened last year. For a while, it looked as though they were going to work out the kinks and pull through. Boy was I wrong. The biggest problem is that the school itself is controlled by a company called Charter School USA, who only really looks at the school from a financial point of view. They really do not believe in "investing" in the school, but are the first ones to send out emails pleading with us parents to call our congress people to make sure they get more funding. They are responsible for hiring teachers, and can't even place a 7th grade math teacher at the school for over six months! The bottom line is this: Renaissance Charter School at West Palm Beach has a huge problem with the children that attend. I can't blame the children actually, but I can blame their parents. If your priority is "free babysitting", then by all means enroll your child at this school. However, if you expect your child to get an education and emerge from the 8th grade (next year) on par with most of the other public schools (or charter schools) in the district, then do your child a favor and look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
I feel it is my duty as a mom to warn other parents about this school. I work at a law firm near the school and loved how close the school is to my job. This school is horrible. My son is in middle school and mostly all (except for 2) of the teachers have quit (effective immediately) and been replaced by substitutes. He hates it there and begs to stay home daily. Lots of bullying and very uncaring teachers. The dean is nice and really tries to look out for the kids but he can't do it alone. I can't wait to move him to another school next year.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2014
Middle school is joke. All but one of the teachers that my daughter had at the beginning of the year have quit. Lots of bullying and behavior problems issues as well. My daughter still manages to be an honor student through it all but she will not be there next year.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2014
Not suprising that the poor rating for this school exists. The behavior of adminstration is full of conflict and attack mode behavior, no regard for students safety. I expect more from professionals.

- submitted by a community member
January 06, 2014
If the school down the road wasn't just as bad Id have moved my child there. The administration are not interested in handling bullying issues especially if its a white child being bullied by black children. School starts again tomorrow after Christmas break and my child is literally crying his eyes out because he doesn't want to go back there where they are "twerking in the hallway" and the teachers regularly call them idiots and tell them they are destined to work in fast food..

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2013
This is my child's first year at the school and so far so good. The principal is understanding to the needs of her children and the teachers are as well. The staff in the office are very helpful with all parenting needs.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2013
Certainly shows how some of the comments are from those that are downright ghetto! My experience with the staff has been excellent and professional. My student is thriving and enjoying all the school has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2013
To my child's teacher: I expect the clothes, school supplies, and any and all other property I give my child to be there for her to use. I expect you to do something to stop the constant theft that is going on in the classroom. I cannot afford to buy a new jacket for my child every week. They are expensive. Same goes for pencils, markers, rulers, etc. .....and you don't seem to be interested in doing something about it. Furthermore, I expect you to be busy teaching and supervising when my child is there, and turn off your cell phone while in the classroom or anywhere else with the kids. Just like in any other workplace, you are paid to work, not to take care of your personal life, however busy it is. Your personal life needs to be handled outside of work hours. This is not only unethical, but puts the children you are supervising at risk when you are busy with your phone and not paying attention to them. Furthermore, I do not appreciate you slamming my car door when I pick up my child. I, too, had a stressful day, but I don't take it out on you when we meet. Maybe, just maybe, the kids would behave in a bit more mature way if you tried to do the same?

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2013
So far so good! I am loving it the school, organized, attentive, great teachers, great staff.... It is my daughter first year, but it looks like we will have a great experience!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2013
Well where do I start??? This my child's first year at Renaissance. Thus far I am not impressed but I am still trying to give it an honest and fair chance. As previously stated, there seems to be no such thing as organization at this school. I understand that it is still fairly new, but each and every time that I enter the main office, it is a zoo! It is a big turn off to say the least. There seems to be no system in place for absolutely anything. I hope and pray things change for the better of the school and students otherwise I'm pulling my daughter out. Some of the behaviors that she describes of the teachers and students is very unsettling to me. If this continues, the school won't last! We shall see!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2013
This school is so unorganized!! I had to pull my children out due to the behavior of other children. The teaching we have experienced was a joke! They are so strict about the uniforms, but what does that matter when the school is a hot mess! They are focused on the WRONG things! A child should be able to ask a teacher for help and not to be told to sit down. The principal disregards the problem areas, she just passes them on to someone else. I have never been so disappointed in a school. I was so excited for my children to attend Renaissance, now...so ecstatic to be GONE!!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2013
I don't know what to think. I am feel little upset. Mrs. Carlson was my son's teach. Then all the sudden gone. She was a veteran teach. Which I like. There is sub teach in the class now. My son tell me that Mrs Carlson took all the stuff in the classroom. This really show how much was Mrs. Carlson and the school stuff. I don't mind helping when I can, but if no one can ask the parents, then how will we know that help is needed. I was told that parents can't volunteer in the classrooms. The teacher as sent home a paper for parent to be room Mom and has not happened. I get the feeling like they want to keep the parents in the dark. The problem with that is my son tells me everything. I think I will watch and see for now.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2013
A brand-new school, they accepted students regardless of prior learning or other problems, and yet they do not have any special programs or classes to handle children that need additional help. The problem kids continue to be in the regular classrooms, and the teaching goes according to the slowest students, with continuous disturbance from kids that cannot sit still for long periods of time. Renaissance inherited a student population from a D-rated public school in the area, and many teachers are clearly not experienced enough to work with the problem kids while challenging the good kids - the bad ones get the attention, and the grades of the better students go down. Most of my child's previous classmates have transferred to other schools. Parents are not invited to participate, other than buy supplies and volunteer when needed. No open house prior to school starting to give parents idea of what to expect or how to be involved. No "meet the teacher" day, either. We simply received a phone call saying what the teachers name is, and which classroom our child is to go to. Meeting teacher makes a difference in how young students feel about starting school. Renaissance did not bother.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2013
As stated by many other parents, this school opened in 2012. I have 3 children who attend school here. My 3rd grader had 3 teachers, her last teacher was wonderful. My child got a perfect score on her reading FCAT and a 4 on the math portion. I think the school has A LOT of potential and I am hopeful for the new principal and looking forward to the changes and new policies she plans to put in place this year. I agree there should be a zero tolerance for disruptive behavior, too many behavior issues and the lunches are bad. But again, lots of potential

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2013
My 2 children attend this school. My daughter had 4 different teachers in 5th grade. The teacher she ended up with seemed overwhelmed by the class. It seems that most of the children in that class had major behavioral issues. The school has potential, but it needs for administration and faculty to work together. The future of these children are in the hands of this school and this should not be taken lightly. CSUSA opened a school in Overtown (a very underdeveloped and low income area in Miami)and it is an "A" school. I feel that Renaissance @ West Palm Beach can do the same if they removed misbehaved students and terminated faculty that is abusive to student. Make it a zero tolerance school on all levels, from the students to the administration. I do have to say that my other child's teacher was wonderful! As I read in another parent's review, I too received complaints from my youngest child about having his food taken out of his hands and tossed in the garbage.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2013
My child had 4 teachers in his 5th grade. They finally hired the 4th one who was horrible. My child went from principals honor roll since 1st grade to C's and D's. At his previous school He had high math honors and a score of a 5 on his mathematics FCAT to a D and a 2 on his FCAT. He is very smart and wasn't challenged or even taught properly. His teacher spoke very bad grammar and was very sloppy and unorganized. He also placed 3rd in the entire school on his science project the previous year. This school lost his project and he never got a grade. He was disappointed to say the least. According to both of my children the teachers and aids like to yell a lot. They've also had food taken right from their hands and thrown away by staff saying lunch was over. The hot lunches are horrible and apparently aren't any substitute meals when a child has an allergy. Free breakfast doesn't exist here either. I am extremely disappointed in this school and highly do NOT recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
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Renaissance Charter School At West Palm Beach
1889 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL  33409
(561) 839-1994
Last modified Renaissance Charter School At West Palm Beach is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Renaissance Charter School At West Palm Beach Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top