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K-5
Public district
Winter Haven, FL
Students enrolled: 528
 

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601 Avenue C Southeast
Winter Haven, FL 33880

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(863) 291-5300
(863) 298-7913
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Map of Frank E. Brigham Academy address.

June 18, 2014
While a majority of the teaching staff is amazing...the leadership is sub-par at best. The principal is not seen on campus, little involvement with the students, does not return emails in a timely manner (if at all), etc....and....unfortunately....I have watched teacher morale deteriorate at a fast pace at this school over the last 4 years. Luckily this is not really affecting what is going on in the classrooms, but I imagine it will at some point.

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2014
Overall it is a good school. Some of the teachers are really a blessing and you could tell they care about your child's education. My only real concern is the new music teacher. I have noticed on several occasions she likes to belittle the children by speaking to them in an unrespectful manner. Constantly rolling her eyes at them, seeming very irritated or bothered should they dare ask her any questions.

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2013
My 5th grader looks forward to going to school each day, and has for three years! This says a lot for Brigham Academy! GO Bears GO!

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2013
2013 April. Overall it is a great school. The teachers try really hard against massive financial budget cuts to provide a fun and great place to learn. My daughter, who is currently in 3rd grade, is doing very well. I get compliments all of the time of how intelligent she is. I have to give credit to the great teachers at this school. My only concern is that I've noticed parents participating less and less.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2012
Well, I am torn grades K-4 are WONDERFUL! Teachers are great, welcoming, inviting, and want your kids to succeed! They are willing to go the extra mile to help them too! Then you hit 5th grade...one teacher should really just retire! I have had 2 children go thru her class and it was a nightmare for both of them! As a parent it is a loosing battle if you even attempt to address an acadmeic concern. My children thrived in all of the other classes and struggled in this one teachers class. I provided my own at home instruction to ensure they didn't miss any key skills. As far as administration, I am sure it was difficult to fill the previous principal's shoes, he was loved by all parents, students, and staff! I never had any issues with the administration or bullying. The once well oiled machine that ran like clock work is in need of some love. I sure hope the staff and administration can find it again and bring Brigham back! Go Brigham Bears!

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2012
This used to be the best school in Winter Haven. Notice there has been no update in the last few years. Teachers are awesome up until they hit 5th grade, grading changes every nine weeks. Some teachers are rude to students... Even had one tell my child day one "Don't expect to make straight A's in my class, it won't happen." ( because nothing was taught in her class!! ) Bullying is a huge problem, principal does nothing about it. Not surprised at all that they dropped to a B school. I would recommend Elbert over this school hands down!

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2012
I agree with the last post, not what this school once was. You can tell teachers are fed up. I used to spend all my extra time as a volunteer at this school for the teachers. Once the new andmin came in it became a very unwelcome environment. I absolutly love most of the teachers , but I agree the 5th grade was terrible. I know exactly what teacher the previous post was referring to. My son will have a hard time in Jr, High in math based on this one year. This was absolutely the worst school year my child has ever had. I would also recommend home based school over this magnet / choice school. Absolutely th worst educational exerie my child has ever had. And the bullying is a huge issue that just gets pushed under the rug far as admin cares.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2010
Brigham Academy gave our daughter a great foundation for her education. A great principal and staff. If you are lucky enough to get into Brigham, you have enrolled your child in the best elementary school possible anywhere!

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2009
I can't imagine my daughters attending any other school than Brigham. The best elementary school in the county. Enthusiastic teachers and principal. Definitely one to pick if you have the opportunity.

- submitted by a parent

January 04, 2008
The principals and teacher are very good with the student

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2007
My son will be starting 3rd grade this year. We have loved every minute of the last 3 years. The teachers have been fantastic and the principal is a class act. He seems to know each child in the school. Great 'gifted' classes for 'advanced' students. Great school/family involvement. Spanish, music and art classes are top notch. The teachers seem to push the kids to succeed without over doing it. When there are problems, they know how to identify them. I personally went to a private elementary school in Polk County, but I would not ever think of sending my second child anywhere else! They are an A rated school, and they deserve it!

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2007
One of the best schools in the county - academically, community wise, and in the minds of parents and students. Looks at the whole child. Great staff. Wonderful parents.

- submitted by a student

June 01, 2006
This is an excellent school with top of the line administrators and teachers. The academics include special classes for spanish, science, music and art. Parent involvement is strongly encouraged and parents sign a contract upon enrolling their children. I couldn't ask for a better place for my children.

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2005
Awesome school with a great curriculum!!!!

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2005
Brigham Academy has one of the most outstanding acadmic programs within the Winter Haven/Polk County School district. I would be hard pressed to think of a better school to send my children to.

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2003
I am very happy that my daughter is currently at Brigham. The Principal is a wonderful, hard working teacher who really cares for the students, staff, and parents at the school. He is involved in the children education at all levels and he is very accesible to parents for questions or any kind of help. The teachers are excelent. The students are very well behaved, wear their uniforms in a very proud manner, are loved and respected by all around them at school. The parents love to be a part of the school and volunteer for all activities. The general environment for the children is one of respect to others, love for learning and a desire to be the best they can be. I really love this school and I give Brigham high marks of recommendation. Graciela Dickson

- submitted by a community member

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Frank E. Brigham Academy
601 Avenue C Southeast, Winter Haven, FL  33880
(863) 291-5300
Last modified Frank E. Brigham Academy is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Frank E. Brigham Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top