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PK-5
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West Palm Beach, FL
Students enrolled: 587

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800 11th Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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(561) 671-6500
(561) 671-6550
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July 25, 2014
Horrible! My daughter has been teased by the other students with no teacher caring. I'm African American and it embarrasses me to see my people (the parents and teachers) speaking like they are off the street corner and encouraging clicks among the students and parents. If a child is not "hard core" and always fighting they are treated like dirt. The staff I have worked with while volunteering are rude, rude and rude. I have heard them talk about many of parents and students. I have encouraged my child to treat people with respect, I have told her to never fight and have encourage her to be a cheerful giver. Taking all the things I have taught and encourage her to do has cause her to be teased and hurt by the students and staff at this school. Beyond her being bullied and treated horrible, the education provided there is not the best. When you hear the staff saying "I is..." or "What is you doing?" something is wrong. Anyone thinking about sending their child to this school needs to think about it.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2014
I love this school. My daughter has been attending this school since kindergarten and now her sister will be attending this school year. The staffs are great with her and plus the attention that they give to your children exceed my expectations. I was worry about her reading and they had extra classes to help her. She got a 4 on reading. Plus they help your child/ten in arts program.AA+++ school for me.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
no, No, NO! Never again will I allow any of my children to attend this school. The staff is unprofessional and they do not care about the well being of every child. My son is special and they treat him like he is a problem. There is little to no staff training when it comes to working with a special child. I have never had issues with teachers until my son attended this school.

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February 26, 2013
I attended UB when it was Palmview, under Mr. UB Kinsey himself what a privelege that was. I had 4 siblings, 4 of us went to college, 3 went on to higer education: 2 have Masters and one is a MD.

- submitted by a community member
December 07, 2011
My child attended U.B. Kinsey for the first time this year. I thought that this school had so many different options and that is why I was honored for my child to attend. I tried communicating with the teacher and staff at Kindergarten round up, orientation and on various other occasions about my childs learning abilities. I feel that if you have a child in which you know is in the wrong grade and should be moved up then why not take the child out of their misery. My son unfortunately was left in a classroom where he was unchallenged and made out to be this big trouble maker. My overall experience with U.B. Kinsey was ok. They told you about every activity literally one day ahead and the times in which they held events did not agree with that of a working parents time. So I was never able to attend any PTO meetings and other meetings because I had to work. It is not a bad school but surely not what I thought it would be when I made the choice to send my child there.

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May 25, 2009
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September 28, 2008
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September 25, 2008
The teachers there seem very interested in only their class and not in the overall school. Most not working together.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2007
I think UB Kinsey is a great school. It's just seems hard to get the extra help that a student needs as far as School Based Teams are concerned. All the teachers that I have encountered over the years as a parent have been very good. Sometimes though it seems as if they don't take the parents concerns about there childs learning ability into consideration. A parent knows when there child is lacking in a (me anyway) subject but the staff seems to ignore what a parent is trying to tell them.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2007
I have 4 Children and 3 of them attended UBK and 1 still does. All of my Children are straight A Students and love school thanks to UBK and the Excellent Teachers....... I love UBK

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2007
I think that U.B. Kinsey is one of the best kept secrets in Palm Beach County. My son, who has special needs, attended the school for two years. The Principal, the administrative staff, and all of the teachers made him feel great about himself. They encouraged him both academically and socially. The Principal and the teachers make sure to find each child's gift. They nurture the children in a loving environment. In fact, in many ways, U.B. Kinsey is like a family. My daughter now attends U.B. Kinsey and I'm thrilled with her teacher. In fact, several of the teachers are the best I have ever seen in a public orprivate school.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2007
UBK is a good school when it comes to Fine Arts and Academics which a majority of the public schools in Palm Beach county are lacking immensely. The administration I feel should be more warmer and interested in the opinions from the parents as well as the parents wanting to volunteer in there childs classroom. Rather than being turned away from it should show great interest to the teacher that the parents want to get involved in there childrens school life. My daughter will be grauduating this year and auditioning for BAK and my son is entering Kindergarten both are very independent when it comes to classroom duties. I am very excited for another great school year at UBK I am very glad that they acheived a grade A this year that is awesome. I would like to see more involvement with the parents.

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September 20, 2006
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September 19, 2006
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February 04, 2006
The principal doesn't have the respect of a majority of the parents, and under her administration, some staff don't welcome the involvement of a certain class of parents. My children have been lucky to have a few exceptional teachers, and they do a great job motivating the children, regardless of their race. It seems that depending on what your background is, you and your children are labeled, which then determines how much cooperation you get from the school, and what instruction they give your children's teachers to carry out. In my opinion, nepotism and favoritism ruin a wonderful school experience for any family who wants to stay involved in their children's academic life. All rules should be applied equally; not just on a select few, while adherence to general policies are not enforced to friends and relatives of staff.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
UB Kinsey/Palmview Elementary has one of the best Fine Arts Programs in Palm Beach County! It's 'A' rating is well deserved. The balance between classroom activity and studio activity is exceptional and so are the instructors! As a parent of both a fourth and second grader, I'd highly recommend 'UBK' to anyone.

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November 30, 2005
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November 01, 2004
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October 10, 2004
I really feel that some of the school teachers are not willing to work with the parents. I have had some bad experiences. The administration labels kids and don't give them a fair chance. Parent involvement isn't welcomed in my child's homeroom class. I was volunteering in the classroom and was never hardly spoken to by the teacher. I consistently offered to help to no avail.

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August 24, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2003
The school needs to be more proactive in allowing parental involvement, rather than stating that they don't want parents in the classrooms with their children too much. They feel this might be a disturbance.

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U. B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School
800 11th Street, West Palm Beach, FL  33401
(561) 671-6500
Last modified U. B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
U. B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top