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Ocean Palms Elementary School

7 reviews
School District
St. Johns
355 Landrum Lane
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
(904) 547-3760

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Ocean Palms Elementary School
Based on data from the 2018 school year

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I can’t believe this school has such positive reviews. We moved into this school zone from out of state largely based on online reviews and regret it! My child’s kindergarten year was horrible. The teachers get too much freedom and there is zero oversight by the principal. My son spent hours every day watching TV in class - Jack Hartmann videos, Berenstain Bears, Wild Kratts, etc.. It would be nice if there was more hands-on learning instead of video watching. The GoMath Florida book came home COMPLETELY BLANK at the end of the year, but my child had memorized all the math songs from creepy Jack Hartmann. And at the end of the year parent/teacher conference, our teacher admitted to not evaluating my child’s reading in OVER 3 MONTHS. This is educational malpractice. I made multiple attempts to discuss these issues with the principal, only to be given the runaround by her secretary, and the principal was very reluctant to agree to an in-person meeting. My student also did not have a single class party all year. Other KG classes had parties, just not ours. Our teacher also referred to herself as “mean” when she “had to yell” at the kids. Sorry, but any Kindergarten teacher who feels the need to yell at small children shouldn’t be teaching Kindergarten. The resource classes are a joke. The STEAM class only meets once a month and most resources only meet 1-2 times a month. I guess you can technically say you have art, music, computer, etc even if the students only go once a month. This month’s STEAM class included watching a video on deep sea creatures and writing two sentences about it. It’s disappointing that they are using that precious time to watch yet another video. For STEAM night, the PARENTS built robots and displayed them in the cafeteria like it was some big accomplishment. Of course, Ocean Palms took photos and plastered them in their newsletter, claiming that the Kindergarteners built them in STEAM class. For a school that claims to focus on Character Pillars, this type of behavior is ironic. This school does everything it can to look good on paper, but there’s not much substance to back it up.
Posted by a parent on 11/4/2018
The kids, the teachers, and the leadership are all amazing! Ocean palms is organized and keeps in constant communication with the parents. We have had a fantastic experience so far and are proud to be a part of this family!
Posted by a parent on 10/27/2018
The teachers and staff at OPE are among the most exceptional educators that I, as a mother of three, have found after being at 3 other highly ranked elementary schools (in CT, GA, and FL). This school actually cares about the kids, as well as their families, and most importantly education. Its not clear what drives the motivation and dynamics at this school, but the consistency of their passion is reflected in my kids willingness and enthusiasm to learn. Whatever my kids take away from their grammar school years, my one hope is that they are instilled with a true love for learning and I am certain that this is the institution where they will find that love!
Posted by a parent on 12/9/2012
I am a Ocean Palms "graduate" and out of all the schools that i have attended Ocean Palms is by far the best! The teachers are outstanding and personally care about each of their students, which is a rarity in most schools today. There is a lot of parent involvement (PTO, etc...) and the students are very nice. Overall an awesome place to send your child.
Posted by a community member on 2/20/2012
Ocean Palms is awesome. My son loves the school and so do I. We are so fortunate to live in such a wonderful county that enables us to enjoy such a wonderful school.
Posted by a parent on 11/22/2011

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Ponte Vedra Beach schools - Ocean Palms Elementary School is located at 355 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082. Ocean Palms Elementary School is in the St. Johns. Ocean Palms Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-5.

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