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PK-5
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Windermere, FL
Students enrolled: 1,049
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12050 Overstreet Rd
Windermere, FL 34786

(407) 905-3724
(407) 905-3815
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September 17, 2014
I have to agree with comments below that the school and teachers completely favor some families. The friends and families of teachers get a lot of preferential treatment -- much to the students detriment. The school has like 1400 students and every year the same parents are the homeroom parents, the same children are teachers pet, student of the month, get to sit with their friends, get their pictures in the Yearbook . . .. How is that possible with 1400 students??? Five years of this is too much for any parent let alone the children. I guess the school is teaching them early in life that it is not what you know but who you know. Kids even get in classes because of who their parents are friends with at the school. Some children get no attention year after year after year. It seems like they are creating a status system in elementary school that will help destroy the self esteem and self worth of the other children who would never be considered to do the things the FOTs get to do.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2014
For this new year I hope will be a very greatful experience, especilly because my two daughters new live here in Windermere. All the best for them...

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2014
I have two children in this school, with my girl every thing have been good, but with my active boy not. Sunset park is a good school, but is overcrowed, that is why children, in my oppinion, are not treated like I would like, the have to eat early and quickly, they do not have enough time to eat, most of the teachers have no patient with the students, they are always yelling because there are so many kids at halls, cafeteria etc, Some teachers never smile. If your child needs special attention, or need help with school rules, administrative staff, including principal asistants and behavior specialists ,are more than willing to help, but the teachers, in my case, no. Dismissal is a nightmare for walkers, car riders etc. Parents who wants to park and then walk to pick their kids, do not have space in the parking lot, and the school is no solving this. If you want to pick your kid as a car rider you have to arrive at least 45 minutes before dismissal hour to be in line and take your child. Some teachers are really nice and they enjoy to teach.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2014
I have had two children now in Sunset Park. My son had a wonderful experience all throughout his time there. All the teachers were very kind and provided a wonderful educational experience. My daughter is now going into the second grade and also has had a great experience too. All of her teachers have been amazing and she loves it too. The administration, teachers, and staff have always been kind and attentive. The only challenge is OCPS needs to build a new school because of growth, but OCPS has made some rezoning changes to help with overcrowding. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2014
This school is by far, the worst, school my children have ever gone to! The school is overcrowded with too many children than the school can actually handle. Teachers favor certain students/ parents over the others. There is never any tutoring provided for students that need extra help with homework, and teachers don't have the patience to provide their students with the help needed. The Principal's office is always overcrowded with children, so children have to go through a long waiting line to see the Principal for discipline or whatever they're there for. The school does nothing about bullying, so bullying is something that is very familiar and normal in the school. No one does anything to help or prevent students from getting bullied. If you're a parent looking for a good school for your child to go to, this isn't one of them.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2014
My son is in 3rd grade gifted class of Ms Mullaney. She is an excellent teacher. My son loves this school. School staff, admin, teachers are very nice. Building is clean and neat, safety for kids. We regret to leave this school since we are moving from this area. We will miss school and teacher. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2014
I am sad this year is ending. It has been a great experience for my child. She has made some great friends, and learned so much. Her class just raised butterflies from the egg! She was so excited that she was able to watch them go through the life cycles and then they released them on the playground. Her teacher is wonderful and has really helped her to grow and mature. I am excited that enrollment will drop next year due to the voluntary transfer program with Sand Lake. The last I heard was that we will decrease by 300 kids. I am also thrilled that they have locked our neighborhood Berkshire Park into the school. We won't have to worry about getting rezoned to a new school!

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2014
My daughter is thrilled with Sunset Park. Her teachers are wonderful and the parents appear to be very involved. They have parents that volunteer to help with lunch, the library and in the classroom. We are very lucky to have this as our neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2014
My daughter is in kindergarten at Sunset Park. Her teacher is wonderful and he has learned so much. The PTO is vet involved and is trying to always improve the school. They raised enough money to add a new playground last year.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2013
A very overloaded school - 1,100+ students, and growing every year. their specials teachers, and other support staff (Speech, Clinic, etc) is only staffed for 800 students. Examples include: students not getting the amount of therapy their IEPs require; sick and hurt children not receiving adequate attention because the single clinic employee must constantly juggle many students at once; and problem students not being removed from the classroom for discipline because the office is too overloaded. This school has a huge traffic nightmare with no real solutions in sight.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
If your child is assertive, speaks up for themselves, or may possibly have a learning disability, this school is not where you need to be. In our experience, we found that some of the teachers lack the patience and know-how in working with these types of kids. There is no room for any kind of individualized attention or help (without labeling them with some kind of implemented "plan")....and again, no tolerance. The administrative team and teachers don't fully communicate with the principal on thoughts or ideas before implementing them, which in turn can cause a lasting and negative effect on the child when handled the wrong way and not communicated to the parents either. It's a shame that a school who boasts such academic success still has so much to learn about treating families with respect and common sense. Giving credit where credit is due, the principal does strive to meet those needs, but unfortunately members of her staff are letting her down. In the end, we chose to withdraw and put our child in private school, where much improvement has been seen in a short amount of time proving that environment can make or break a good student.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
We have been a part of this school for several years now and we love the teachers and staff here. Yes, they are going through growing pains (because the County will not stop building apartments and homes) they have weathered through all this and still remains an "A" school. The only complaint I have...parents need to be more involved with their school and child. You may not be able to volunteer but be present for your child when it comes to activities and homework. Education is teamwork between teachers, staff and parents (not one or the other)

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
The vice-principle is a nice man and has been attentive to my child needs when was needed. I never meet the actual school principal after 2 years in this school. The vice-principal seems to do most of the work helping with the chaotic morning traffic and dealing with the parents. Forget about the teachers, they are there just for a paycheck. School is overcrowded and more portables were build for this school year.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2013
I have written in here previously and my opinion has not changed. Sunset Park is an awesome school. I just had my second child finish 5th grade. The education both of my children have received is exceptional and prepared them well for Bridgewater. To the parent that thinks some of the teachers are too strict, shame on you. Teachers need to instill values and rules in our children, without these out children will turn out to be not disciplined. My 1st grader had a teacher who was strict and she loved her and wants her again next year in 2nd grade. If you think your child's teacher is too strict maybe your child needed the disinclined. Ms Russ and Mr. Peters have always addressed our concerns with any of our children. I take offense to the parent that thinks parents who volunteer kids are treated better. My kids have always been treated with respect and I volunteer maybe 10 hours per year due to work. So far 3 of my 4 kids have attended Sunset Park and they absolutely loved it

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2013
This school is a terrible school. The teachers favor parents who are there 24/7 helping out. For those parents who can't help out as often, their children are second and not even noticed. It The principal doesn't respond to calls or emails. There are teachers there that shouldn't be teaching at elementary level, often quite militant.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
Kids love it. I love it. Teachers are great, principal is great, vice principal is great. pick up and drop of process is stupid because school was built in dumb location and now has 1050 students, with more coming next year. glad we can walk. have two kids there now and have had a very positive experience in the two years we have been there.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2013
The school does not have 938 students at it says in here they have over 1200 and they are building several more portables for next year!

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2012
This one very bad school and I totally agree with a privies parent review. I wish I can submit here the names of the truly good teachers. I have nothing good to say about this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2012
We have had a very disappointing year. The teachers are unorganized, don't communicate with the parents, and don't seem to care. The administration isn't very cooperative. They avoid parents who want results. The students aren't supervised very well. There is a lot of student contact with one another. Homework is overkill.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2012
My daughter loves the teachers and the students are fairly well behaved. I'm pleased :)

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2012
Have had good relationships with both teachers and administration . Mr Peters addressed issues in a prompt and decisive manner .My children have enjoyed their education .

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2012
I am a current teacher at this school and has been there since the school opened. The staff and administration truly cares about the students well being and their academic success. The principal and assistant principal are very busy due to high demands and many changes coming from the district office. We are constantly in meetings to modify any problems or issues and to discuss ways to help our students improve. Just remember there are some parents that will never be satified with a specific teacher because of their personal feelings towards that teacher and not the teachers teaching ability.

- submitted by a teacher
February 28, 2012
We have only one child in this school. Principal NEVER available. Especially after our son was assaulted on the playground at recess by another child in his K class. We were informed by asst principal, that the child's mother was there all the time. We were told by the teacher the child was her "problem" child. She was let go after that. Needless to say we sent our child for self defense classes Our son is now in 3rd grade and thankfully, we will now be sending him to private school next year. The school is new and for the most part the teachers are good, but seems more like WHO you know not WHAT you know. Way too much physical contact betweeen students in this school. Nothing done about that. Lunchroom is total CHAOS. Screaming and pulling each other. Adults who supervise for the most part are rude or non responsive. It's quite stressful to watch. Physical education limited to playing on a cement floor under covering with a ball or little scooters. Friend pulled both her kids out and put them into private school. Very sad to say we can't wait til the end of this school year. Just a shame the last almost 3 years were a disappointment.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2012
While the test scores may be at or above standards, the quality of the school is very lacking. This year, the experiences my daughter (first grade) has had, for lack of a better term, have been dissapointing. There have been issues with the bussing, the lunch room, the teacher, the administration and the efforts put forth to recognize and amend the various issues has been either non-existent by the principal to minimal by the teacher. The only exception that I can point out is the assistant principal truly cares about the students and the school and does everything in his power to make it a great place to learn. Unfortunatly, this is not enough. Next year we will be looking to either move to a better district (Keen's Crossing/Windermere/Dr. Phillips) or to put our children in a private school so that they can get the proper education that they deserve.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2011
I have 2 children who attend this school and am pleased to see the leadership and parental involvement. Concerns have always been addressed by staff. My kids have enjoyed the field trips to places such as St Augustine, Sea World and the Fall Festivals have been very entertaining. It is evident during school functions that the community businesses have made a commitment to education. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2011
This school is the best! The teachers and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The principal and assistant principal are very approachable. The school also offers a ton of extra-curricular activities! My two children (grade 2 and 4) love this school!

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2011
I have 2 children at this school and we have had nothing but positive experiences here. The staff is wonderful and the teachers are insightful leaders who work hard to help the kids reach their potential. The principal and assistant principal have been responsive to any concerns/issues that I have had and are always approachable. We transferred in the middle of the school year in 2010 and my kids have fit in perfectly. The teachers and kids here are friendly and my kids have made new friends easily. In my opinion, this is an excellent school with excellent test grades and excellent staff.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2010
Not impressed. Have a child in K-garten, and the teacher just isn't approachable, or practical. Extraordinary amount of homework, and very unorganized. Strict with the number of chaparones able to help out with field trips (3 for the whole class), and they don't do a good job with clear communication to the parents. Very active PTA.

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May 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2010
Great staff , students, and Principal

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 18, 2010
I have a child in fifthgrade and another one in first grade. We have been very fortunate. Our children love extracurricular activities and teachers are very responsive to our concerns. The Principal is dynamic and extremely hands on. I will definetely recommend this school.

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November 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 08, 2009
I have two girls attending Sunset Park and except for a few very small issues, couldn't be happier. My oldest daughter will be on safety patrol and the morning news for the upcoming 2009/2010 school year. We've relocated to diffrent cities several times due to my husbands job. I've dealt with four elementary schools and trust me, this one is the best so far! My only real issue is the traffic in the parent pick up line. It's by far the worst I've seen. Due to poor planning, since their is only one way in and one way out. Overall the staff is WONDERFUL! Very friendly and informed. In this area, so many parents have their children in private schools but, this paticular school is so good, I don't see that it's nessecary.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2008
My children love going to school here. They have wonderful, experienced teachers, and the staff is incredible. In just the second year of the schools existence, my kids are able to participate in student council, journalism club, 2 science clubs, morning news, chorus, recorder club and 2 other music programs. The school our kids were transferred from did not have all these programs. The staff really wants the kids to be engaged.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2008
My daughter loves sunset park! Her teacher is involved in alot of the schools activities too. The principal and assistant principal are always visible---they are actively helping the teachers/students from student drop off in the mornings until pick ups in the afternoon. My son goes to another school for preschool, and we never see the principals there. The school also has an active PTA. Of course, I'm a parent who works full time, but stills volunteers at the school and get involved--you get what you put into your child's education.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2008
I disagree with alot of what has been said here. I am proud to see that my childs school earned an 'A' from the state. was also involved with the PTA and loved that we were given an award for best in Orange County. My childs teacher kept us up to date when we asked for help or information. Maybe there are a few people some parents didn't get along with, but I never met them in the hallways of Sunset Park. I expect that things wouldn't be perfect with a school where there were supposed to have 700 students at this 'relief' school, but to see that by the end of their first year that Sunset Park already had portables and had at least 1000 students makes me feel that this school has alot on their plate, I hope they have their own 'relief' school built soon. I

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2008
I was very happy with this school. My son received the attention needed and ended up learning way more than he did at Windermere Elementary (who had quite a bit of attitudes towards families that had 2 working parents!). This school is more diverse which I think is important for a child to grow up with. The Vice Principal was NOT my favorite person, but after expressing my concerns with the Principal, she assured me that she would address the situation I had with her. I believe the VP is leaving, and that is a good thing. She was disrespectful to me and my child. There are a couple other staff members that have some attitude and act like you are bothering them with legit questions. Overall I am happy with this school and I know it will get better and better. We need to outshine Windermere Elementary! We are better!

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2008
My child had a great year at this school. His teacher Mrs. Persaud was excellent and exercise care, understanding, leadership and expertise necessary to educate my child. Overall I was very impress with the organization throughout the school year for a school that was only open for 1 year.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2008
Leadership has been poor, communication from school to parent is non-existing, and to get a good teacher is the luck of the draw. This was their first year and they have to weed out the bad ones for sure. Yes, some teachers are horrible. Some do everything by the book and nothing more, and the very few, go above and beyond. Right now I am keeping my fingers crossed that we get good teachers for our kids next year. We are not allowed to make teacher requests, and that bothers me as well. Safety is good inside the building. But since they are over populated, they have over 10 portables, and safety in that area is poor. They have much to work out, and the principal needs to get her act together.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2008
A true picture is painted by one's personal experience. While some parents may be satisfied, our experience was not satisfying in the least. My son's grades declined, I saw little Teacher/Student interaction, and I also experienced a number of problems with the leadership of this school. In my opinion, this is not a wonderful school. This school has a long way to go. It was the worst school year we have ever experienced. My children are not returning this year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 08, 2008
My kids loved this school. They made friends and learned a lot. The teachers did a thorough job of teaching the curriculum materials, but also went beyond that and taught other information that was pertinent to their grade level. Also, the teachers did a fantastic job of making sure that the classroom was respectful and the the students respected each other. What a terrific first year! The principal was also very responsive to any of my concerns.

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July 08, 2008
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June 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
My son was a first grader and recieved an excellent education at Sunset Park Elementary. His reading level jumped from a third grade level to a sixth this year! His teacher was was great and caring. I never had any trouble with the staff or administration and have been a pleasure to work with

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
My child has had a wonderful year at this school. I couldn't be happier. My son was recognized to be tested for gifted and will be going through that process this summer. I couldn't have asked for a better year. The PTA was better than any I have worked with and recognized by the state for being the best New School PTA. So as far as the other reveiws understand that not every story paints a true picture. This is a wonderful school.

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June 10, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
May 29, 2008
I think the school is wonderful. The school is brand new and has a great sense of community. The kids have learned a lot, and the teachers have challenged them all year. My my kids are performing well above grade level, and the teachers and administration had been great in addressing all of my concerns.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2008
We also agree, our daughter is in first grade and there has been no communication, no posting of important items on the web page, school is obviously overcrowded and has a staff that does not care. When asked for reports or phone calls very little follow through. Way too many problems for a new school!

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May 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2008
I agree with the last parent. Horrible leadership, no school/parent communication whatsoever, and certain staff members who are unprofessional, argumentative and just plain rude! As far as academics, I strongly believe the quality is not here at all! My son has definitely suffered academically this school year. The principal never followed through on several promises made to me. At the beginning of the school year, I had to contact county legislators to get someone to return my phone calls and e-mails. I am not satisfied at all and I would NEVER recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2008
We moved here thinking it was a great school area and boy did we find that to be WRONG. My daughters grades dropped. Her teacher was rude and disrespectivel to the students. I don't feel like anything I told the principal was resolved. We are moving our child to private school next year- I should send the bill to this school.

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Sunset Park Elementary School
12050 Overstreet Rd, Windermere, FL  34786
(407) 905-3724
Last modified Sunset Park 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.
Sunset Park Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top