Students enrolled 945
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School leader MR. ELIOT TILLINGER
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District Broward County School District
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2900 Bonaventure Boulevard
Weston, FL 33331

(754) 323-5600
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4 stars
Based on 54 ratings

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January 19, 2014
Principal Tillinger is the best! He happily met with us and answered all our questions about the curriculum. We've been at 4 different schools, because of my husband's job and this is by far the best school ever! Like any good organization, quality starts at the top and Principal Tillinger has created a phenomenal learning environment where everyone works together. My three children have received a first class education and we are so grateful my realtor suggested we buy a home in the Everglades neighborhood. If you want the best school, Everglades is it!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
We arrived from another country and enrolled our child in second grade two years ago. She is now in fourth grade. The quality of the leadership, particularly the principal, of the teachers and of the rest of the staff working at this school is outstanding. They offer a perfect combination of academic excellence, opportunities to develop various talents the children may have through activities they carry out during and after school, and this is done in a nurturing learning community that prepares students for the challenges of the future. Finally, an important aspect for parents coming from out of the country, they are proud of being a school were many nationalities are represented, and will make your child feel at home from day 1. We come from a prestigious private institution in another country, and we are can confirm that, being a public school, Everglades is all about excellence.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
The principal is phenomenal. Excellent faculty and staff. This school has high academic standards.I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2013
Outstanding! It all starts with positive leadership. Principal, teachers, office staff are all A+ As the school song goes...."Catch our spirit, catch it while you can.....Everglades spirit, it's the best school in the land!"

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2013
My son attended Everglades from Kindergarten to 5th grade. The academic level is outstanding! Teachers are highly educated and have constant communications with parents, Mr Tillinger is a great Principal, Staff is caring and loving, without no doubt I recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
My son attended Kindergarten with Mrs. Crowe. She is a great teacher. She is experienced and can makes sure your child is challenged.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2013
The post by Sheri in December 2006 has been my experience also. The expectations are unrealistic. The children are pushed to far too soon. I know several other parents also have had to get tutors. We came from an excellent school system. Our previous school was able to maintain a great rating while realizing that children have limits. There is no freedom to be a child at this school. The grade level work is too advanced. We do 2 to 3 hours of homework a night. We've also had to hire a tutor.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2012
We were hesitant to relocate with a Kindergartener, after the school year started, but everyone made our transition easy and I've been extremely impressed! It's so obvious that his teacher goes above and beyond to teach the kids in a fun way to help them learn. My son is coming home daily with tons of new knowledge. And happy!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2011
Our child has attended Everglades for three years now and has had a high-quality educational experience. Teachers are brilliant and caring; administrative staff are very responsive to our needs. We are willing to pay more for our house so that we can live within the school boundary and take advantage of Weston schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
The teachers and the staff are great, they do their best to educate and care our kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
This school is excellent. It is an A+ school with a great principal, Mr. Tillinger, and a wonderful administrative staff that are always available to assist. The teachers my children have had are excellent and many of them have been with the school for 5-10 years. They have a strong gifted student program, as well as being an ESE magnet school. The premises are spotless which makes for a healthy learning environment. the music and art programs are outstanding. I highly recommend this school.

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September 18, 2009
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July 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 30, 2009
My daughter has been at Everglades for the past 3 years and each year I have been happy with both her academic and social growth.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2009
While I could go on for a number of paragraphs, I'll share simply the overriding dynamic that makes Everglades a superior public elementary school (even in a small city full of highly-rated elementary schools): The positive attitude, genuine concern for the students' academic and personal success, excellent academic preparedness of the schools' educators, and desire to be an open-door school that keeps open the lines of communication with its families very naturally trickles down -- from the administration (principal and assistant principal) to the teachers, to the office and support staff, and the PTA. How lucky we are to be in this district and to have our children attend Everglades Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2009
We are very pleased with Everglades. It is like a private school at public school prices. The parents are very involved. The principal, vice principal and majority of teachers are excellent.

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August 24, 2008
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May 27, 2008
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no rating August 23, 2007
I have two childrens that goes to everglades, one of them is very special, she has down sindrome, she has 12 yrs old, since the beginning this school has been the best thing we have seen, the close contact with the teachers, their programs, the profesionalism from the whole staff, from botton to principals, this school remains a 5 star school.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2007
In 2005 I rated this school as 5 star, and it still remains a 5 star school.The administration,teachers and all support staff can only be rated as outstanding. It is now the end of third grade for one child, who is so prepared academically and emotionally thanks to her teacher Mrs. Haines and Mrs. Machado from the prior year. My twins who are so different academically but Mrs. Winer and Mrs Silverman have helped both boys soar through the roof. I, as a gifted teacher in Miami Dade County for 21 years, can truly say that the level of learning and parental involvement at Everglades Elementary is superior to most. I look forward to many more positive and productive years here.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2007
An awesome school. When you're there, it feels like a small quaint school setting because the administration and staff are so personable, genuine, and caring. The administration has an open door policy and are very approachable and accessible. My child's teacher is incredible and loves working there. Strong and supportive PTA and volunteer group. I can't say enough nice things about this school. I just wish it went up to 12th grade.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2007
Fabulous school! The homes in my neighborhood sell at a premium specifically related to the desire to attend Everglades. Because of this, there are very few homes for sale in my neighborhood as compared to other neighborhoods in the city. In addition to the strong leadership of the administration and the friendly office staff, the teachers are awesome. The staff have a wonderful moral and attitude which is set by the administration and trickles down to the students. I have had kids in every grade at this school and have been very pleased. The teachers truly go above and beyond. My kids can't wait to get up in the morning and go to school. This school is like a private school for FREE. The PTA is strong and its leadership is well liked by all. The drama and art clubs are spectacular.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2006
My children attended another excellent public school in New Jersey before we moved to Weston this summer. I was expecting the same type of education and curriculum at Everglades. I was wrong. It is all about the FCAT exam and parents are almost forced to hire tutors for their children to compete with the unrealistic academic expectations. I am also horrified by the lack of 'non-FCAT' time. What happened to balanced education? If you want to spend 2-3 hours a night with kid home work and if you want to hire a tutor so the school can continue to receive high FCAT scores, enroll your child in Everglades. If you want balanced elementary education, look elsewhere.

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July 12, 2006
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June 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2006
Any concerns that I've had as a parent regarding my two sons have all been attended in the most efficient, caring and personable way. From the Principal to the Teachers, to the Office Administration and Cafeteria. Our family belongs to the Everglades 'Otter' family. Keep up the great work!

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January 23, 2006
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January 18, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 09, 2006
This school has been a big disappointment. It is probably fine for some kids, but not for gifted children. We wanted to test our son for gifted program but we were told that there is no such program for KG. After some investigation we found that there is such program and we contacted the school and told them the source of information. Very reluctantly they agreed to test him for this program. It takes months before you can get the appointment for the test. The staff at schools who runs this program are not ready to put any efforts at all. Another disappointment was safety issues. Our son was injured on playground and we have to put 14 stitches to his face. We think that this could have been avoided if the teacher was present at the playground.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2005
My daughter loves her 1st grade teacher so much, that on picture day, she wanted her hair to look just like her teachers'.

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September 28, 2005
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no rating September 14, 2005
This school is known for its warm and pleasant atmosphere and extremely accessibly administration. The school has an 'open door' policy, where it always seemed that parental concerns and demands were are usually met, even when teachers don't agree. Every year there seems to be a new or group of very demanding parents who always seem to get whatever they want. These may be some of the reasons why there is a high turnover of teachers each year, and they are often replaced by brand new teachers and new graduates. This bothers many parents, but the overall impression is very positive and the school is consistently 'A' rated, so it seems to be working out pretty well anyway.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2005
This is a wonderful school. The parent, teacher, admin relationships are good. Strong PTO. There is an excellent program for exceptional students.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2005
Wonderful teachers ( especially Mrs. Ready) Principal, parents very active. Clean , safe, located in affluent safe neighborhood.

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July 14, 2005
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June 26, 2005
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June 14, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
June 12, 2005
My son and I are so happy at this A rated school. He gets so much attention from the staff. It truly is the best school.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2005
My son has been attending Everglades Elementary since Kindergarten, he will be entering the 5th grade in August. My daughter also attends and will be entering the 2nd grade in August. The staff, administration and parent envolvement is outstanding. My children and myself feel safe at Everglades. mr. Tillinger is an excellent principal that makes it a point to know all his students. Thank you Everglades for making my children's elementary school experience a positive one.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2005
My typical child has attended this school K-5th grade and was an excellent school. Lots of parent involvement... ESE department is another story. Underqualified teachers in clusters, lack of communication between admin. and teachers, principal doesn'e seem to care about the ESE kids... 3 children from my autism cluster have been pulled from this class alone and sent to other schools. Autism coach is leaving, new teacher hired this year for next already quit... red flags all over the place. Be careful with the ESE services, you have to fight for everything.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2005
This is my 2nd year at Everglades Elementary. Next year my twins will be enrolled in the kindergarten. My daughter Lexi has had another wonderful year thanks to her outstanding teacher, Mrs. Winer. Also a special thanks to Mr. Tillenger, our outstanding principal. They are what our education system is about. Quality teaching, dedication and a love for the students. Thanks again for another great year and more to come.

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April 05, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
I have always been very pleased with Everglades Elementary in Weston. My daughter attended there from K-5 and is now at Falcon Cove Middle. My son is currently in 3rd grade at Everglades. His 3rd grade teacher Ms Brewton is fabulous and always has my son's best interests in mind. Mr. Tillinger and Mrs Sauve are dedicated to the success and accomplishments of the entire school. I have absolutely no complaints at this time!

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March 02, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
February 10, 2005
At Everglades my kids are really happy. Quality of teachers is great. They are friendly and very good at their job. Wish only a little bit more of organization at the pick up time.

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February 09, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
May 29, 2004
It is pretty clear that some people ar confusing this school with the one in Miami who sharews our same name. We have the same principal since this school began and he does an outstanding job for our community. We have never had a band director or multiple assistant principals. People, please know the school you comment about before you speak. We are proud to be part of such an excellent school and all my neighbors are extremely pleased with the leadership of our principal. He is the most approachable and supportive principal my family has ever met. This is the best school in the entire neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2004
I am an intern at the school and it is wonderful! Teachers who do not even know who I am always give a smile or hello in the hallway. This school welcomes more parent volunteers and high school volunteers, than any other school I have seen. The children all receive the attention they require through loving and caring educators.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2004
There are many great teachers at this school. I found some problems with the resource room. The resource room has not been ready to open the first day of school and there have been many problems with having appropriate material for these students. I also found the principal not willing to step up to the plate and help get this room ready to go with a teacher and supplies starting on the first day of school.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2004
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- submitted by a community member
November 15, 2003
My daughter is in her third year at Everglades and we have loved her school up until this year. Her teacher this year is a bit too tough on the kids and most are fearful of her. My daughter is afraid to ask for assistance and is made an example of in front of the entire class if she forgets an assignment or needs help with an assignment. I called Mr. Tillinger to express my concerns and he did not even bother to return my phone call. It has been 2 months and I am still waiting. He is never available whenever I call. The assistant prinicpal was nasty and rude with me on the phone. I am looking into a charter school for the next school year.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2003
We are new to Weston and to Everglades Elementary. We have found the principal to be 'first class', the teachers to be very friendly and accomodating. We are so pleased with our decision to send our first grader to Everglades.

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August 27, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2003
My son will begin the 5th grade this year (4th year at Everglades) and we have enjoyed every year. Each of the teachers have been unique in their own ways but have done an excellent job. The administration and principle have handled any issue immediately and professional! Excluding the class sizes it has to be the best public school.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2003
My daughter is going into 2nd grade, and I've yet to be disappointed with anything. The teachers are excellent, and the principal is extremely 'hands-on.' The parent involvement is overwhelming. Everyone volunteers! It is a pleasure to be a part of this nurturing school. My family lives in The Ridges and won't move, just so we can continue to go to this wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2003
The school's administrations and teachers are great! Just don't let your child be a 'square' instead of 'circle' like most kids....the principal and executive management wouldn't know what to do with him/her. I withdrew my son from this school and is now an honor student in his present school!

- submitted by a former student
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Everglades Elementary School
2900 Bonaventure Boulevard, Weston, FL  33331
(754) 323-5600
Last modified Everglades Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Everglades Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 59 reviews.