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Kimball Wiles Elementary School

5
13 reviews
Grades
PK-5
Students
938
Type
Public
School District
Alachua
4601 Southwest 75th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 955-6955

Florida End Of Course Test (EOC)

Kimball Wiles Elementary School
Based on data from the 2018 school year

Community Reviews

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The principal is a micromanager who makes the teachers miserable, which shows in the lack of smiles and warmth at this school. All she cares about are the state test scores, not the well-being of the students. She runs the place like a penitentiary, and it's just as cheerful.
Posted by a community member on 4/24/2017
We have been at Wiles since March of Kindergarten year and are starting the 5th grade year. We have had GREAT teachers; however, the Principal is horrible. The teachers, PTA and staff are afraid of her and to say anything even if they know the students best interest is at stake. She cares about the numbers and they will move students around to satisfy this regardless. We have experience of them moving our son into a class without communicating to us and appearing they knew best in 3rd grade. The extra class was not needed! It was the WORST year and affected his self-confidence the whole year and other subjects. We knew at that point the Principal does NOT know what is best and this would NOT happen again. We will be starting the 5th week of school and just now will be getting a designated teacher...poor planning. We just want to get this year done! I have heard much better things about our sister school and they have more gifted classes offered. Wish I had known that in 2009!
Posted by a parent on 9/13/2013
I think Kimball Wiles is a great school . If you are a parent looking for a great school, got to wiles . I have read some negative comments on this website from wiles. Don't believe what they say . Most likely , the had a bad expieriance with a teacher , or wants to get back at someone . Please remember it you are good you life at Kimball Wiles Elementary will be good .
Posted by a community member on 7/8/2013
Both my children currently attend Wiles Elementary. I am very pleased with the effort the teachers make to help children do their best each day. I noticed some negative comments about Wiles spending too much time getting ready for the FCAT. This has nothing to do with the teachers or the principal. This occurs in ALL the public elementary schools in our state. Please blame our state government for the FCAT, and for grading the schools. I know a lot of teachers...and have yet to meet one who likes the FCAT.
Posted by a parent on 4/18/2013
I was a student at wiles from kindergarden to 5th grade, and after 6 years, looking back I recall the teachers to be horrid and they dont give a bloody squat about the students. All this school cares about is FCAT. It prepared me for FCAT, but not for my middle school years. If you would like to be prepared for FCAT but not for life, than go to this school. It would be 5 stars for you. I regret deeply not transffering to another school when I had the chance. All of my friends at wiles mostly aggreed that wiles was a distasteful school.
Posted by a community member on 11/6/2012

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Gainesville schools - Kimball Wiles Elementary School is located at 4601 Southwest 75th Street, Gainesville FL 32608. Kimball Wiles Elementary School is in the Alachua. Kimball Wiles Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-5.

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