37 Parent Reviews for Manatee Bay Elementary School
Manatee Bay is a wonderful school, my son had 5 years in this school and him experience was great!! Especially with Miss Mendez, Mrs Fatima Dager and Mrs. Allyssa Bloch.
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Posted by a parent on 09/20/13
Awful school, principal just wants money for programs that used to be free. We need to write to the state and ask for an explanation of why the principal does not have money and is asking parents. This is a public and free school. We should not be asked for money for programs such as Accelerated Reader
... Read more and make our kids walk for something they deserve free. This is taking them away from learning time. We demand that the principal explains to us why there is no money at this school and all the other schools here in weston have money. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/06/13
This is a great school!!! We movrd to FL last year. My kids were in private school (one of the best in our country), they adapted quickly. My daughter is in 5th grade now, and she tells me that this school is much better, in terms of teaching aspects and activities. She has to study a lot more, but she
... Read more tells me that her teachers are very committed with the students. The antibullying policy is strongly enforced. Once a student complains, the situation is immediately resolved. My kids love their teachers. Mr. Schumann is great!!!! And my daughter's teachers are the best. It's very disciplined environment. I love it!!!! Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/05/13
We have been moving around the Country every two years and we had the opportunity to sent our kids to best school districts . This School was the worst experience that we had so far, teachers humiliating kids in front of others, sending them to walk under the sun with more than 100 degrees because they
... Read more did not complete a homework or task, what is this ???? Please be aware to send your kids to this school, and more if you have one attending 5th grade. Not recommended at all. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/04/13
I have 3 children that attend MBE. Overall from my experience, I am satisfied with the school. I have heard horrible stories about the principal and some teachers. I think these teachers forget that they are teachers and it just becomes a paying job not about the passion for the kids. One thing I don't
... Read more like is that this school is always begging for money. They think because we live in "Weston" that every family is wealthy. The PTA gives the room parents a template letter to hand out to all classes asking for $25. Then comes the ridiculous fundraisers asking parents to donate $50 or your hold is left out from the rewards. The field trips are overpriced. You are sent home a list of what gifts the teachers want and don't want. Aftershock activities are $250 each club and now FCAT camp is about $200. I can not afford this with 4 children so my kids are at a disadvantage and not able to participate at a PUBLIC school. I even had one teacher send at least 10 emails asking for holiday donations for other teachers. If you did not send in the money your child is left out when all the other kids are signing the card in class. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/07/12
I am surprised that the negative comments entered are not investigated by the Broward County School Board. There are some horrible teachers at the school, while others are very dedicated. My child was treated unfairly by his first grade teacher and when I requested that he be transferred to another class,
... Read more the principal refused to do so. I had to remove my child because he was being emotionally scared. My child is now home schooled and is doing excellent. He is confident, happy and is excelling at his school work and the county testing. I certainly do not wish to send him back to that school when I cannot home school him anymore. The experience was just too traumatic for my son and me. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/25/12
One of my children just went into middle school. First of all, they teach only to the FCAT. In first grade, my child's teacher told her class the first week of school that if they didn't pass the SAT's, they would not be promoted. My child came home hysterical and that set the tone for the rest of
... Read more her time at this school with stomach issues and stress of the possibility of not being promoted. Then, when she was in 4th grade, she was bullied by her 3 teachers. The worst experience ever! Thanks to this school, my child doesn't like school and it's a struggle to keep her motivated. Some of the teachers are really good, but you have to sift through them to find the good ones since there are some really bad ones. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/09/12
Its Michael Robertson and i'm just saying hi to any of my past teachers that see this and thank you. Especially, Mrs.copper, Mrs. Velez, Mr.Allison, and Mrs. Biner (i think i spelled the last teacher wrong). By he way this school is amazing!!!
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Posted by a other on 05/01/12
I have had both my boys go through Manatee Bay and I have been very active in volunteering. I believe it is so important to volunteer in your child's classroom and at other activities as often as you can so you can keep you finger on the pulse of what is going on in the classroom, other students and
... Read more it helps to keep informed. If you NEVER volunteer how can you stand in judgement as to the environment??? The PTA has done an exceptional job in offering the children fun and educational activities. I must say I have been extremely impressed with the quality of the education my children have received. Of course some teachers are better than others but you have to expect that. The front office has changed a lot over the years and they are extremely helpful and caring. The new principal has provided a very warm environment that any child would enjoy and a fantastic learning eopportuniy for those who take advantage of all that is offered, she is very accessible. Unfortunately you can't please everyone. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/16/11
My son was a reassignment student in Manatee Bay Elementary. He was scrutinized because he was not from the community. They were racial comments made to him in school. And to make matters worse, he was constantly marked late without any proof, since tardiness is marked by the discretion of the teachers.
... Read more If the teacher does not like your child, watch out. I reported these issues to the principal who did not believe that my son was targeted. Finally after being marked 31 times late I withdrew my son from Manatee Bay. I believed this would have been a wonderful school, but it is only wonderful if you are not of color. I would never recommend this school for any reassignment child and especially if you are of color. Read less
* In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
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Weston schools — Manatee Bay Elementary School is located at 19200 Manatee Isles Dr, Weston FL 33332. 19200 Manatee Isles Dr is in the 33332 ZIP code in Weston, FL The school district for Manatee Bay Elementary School is the Broward County Public Schools. Manatee Bay Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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