We loved this school our first year in 2015. Our son had an amazing teacher and we were happy, until we had a problem. Starting the following year in 2016, our son was crying every day and not himself. We learned some disturbing information about how the teacher was talking to the children that explained our sons abnormal behavior. When we brought our concerns to the principal she blew us off and would not take us seriously. It was devastating to feel as though no one cared. If you have a problem, good luck getting anyone to actually do anything about it.
This school is all about getting money and regressing students to the mean education level of the students. This may be fair to kids who are below average but for everyone else it is not fair and shows poor integrity by the teachers and the administration.
This school is more interested in getting money from parents than teaching the children. My son was in the 99th percent of his grade at the beginning of the school year and at the end is closer to the class average. I have had numerous requests for conferences with the teacher and the administration and they either ignore me or don't seem to be interested in differentiating his education. Worst off they send at least 2 requests for money each week. Worst school ever.
Our family relocated to the Orlando area over this past summer. After many long months of research, recommmendations & helpful advice we found Oviedo/Winter Springs to be wonderful place for our family. Our youngest daughter attends Rainbow Elementary & absolutely loves it! Gifted classes, Fantastic PTA, outside activities, & a Wonderful, Professional & helpful staff, Teachers & Administration. We are so happy with our choice!
We moved to the area almost 2 years ago, knowing Seminole County Schools hadgreat ratings, we knew it was a good school. Moving our children from the only home they had ever known, the transition was difficult at best! But, to our delight, all 3 of our boys loved Rainbow Elementary right away! They all said the curicullum was much more challenging, which was great for them, they really enjoyed being challenged!! It was, of course, a lot to adjust to, but the staff at Rainbow made them feel welcome as did the children!! They do still miss Ohio from time to time, but they LOVE their new school thank goodness!!
We are very pleased with Rainbow this year. We left our previous school due to the poor social climate and overly strict environment and now our child is so much happier and enjoys going to school every day. My child's teacher is just wonderful , and it's a very well run school with an excellent PTA with many involved parents and lots of fun, educational activities for the kids to break up the days. They have a Super Science program where parents can volunteer and guest speakers at the school which we never saw at our previous school. The only thing I"ve noticed is that they are lacking a foreign language and there are not many athletic clubs for the kids. (Only running) Other than that, it's been a great first semester at Rainbow.
This school is such an excellent school. The teachers are great and the administration is great and there is a lot of parent participation. Really great PTA with lots of fun events. My children really enjoy every day and they also participate in Runners Club and Chorus. Such a great community school!!