44 out of 10GreatSchools

Kingswood Elementary School

Brandon, FL
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-5
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  • Enrollment: 472


Kingswood Elementary School
3102 South Kings Avenue
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 744-8234
Kingswood Elementary School is located in Brandon, FL and serves grades PK-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 4 out of 10
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Communication is not a thing at this school. I never knew anything that was going on. One of my kids had lice. I told the office so they could let other parents know, they said they don't do that. My child was in this school k-3rd (1st grade twice) he was always below level, after moving the schools he is now on and above grade level. I had no idea how bad this school was until after I took them out. There are some very sweet ladies in the office but that is the only thing good I have taken from this school.
Poor .. School needs many changes for improvement
Yet another principal change and things still remain the same with horrible last minute communication or no communication at all! The Assistant Principal Mr. Ritchie (who is wonderful) should be the principal, because the new principal Ms. Lisa Amos is never there to hear your concerns. I came to the school twice this week/(also I am there every morning dropping off and NO PRINCIPAL IN SIGHT) and she wasn't there both times that I came about a situation about a student bullying my child in the Cafeteria. The Cafeteria is utter chaos...kids screaming, throwing food, and hitting with only 1 attendant monitoring 100 students. (No administration in sight and they expect 1 woman to monitor that many kids?) I wrote a letter to the Superintendent then and only then did Ms. Amos finally contact me back. Ms. Amos is very unorganized (papers piled high and scattered all over her desk) and she knew nothing about my child even though she suspended my child for defending himself from a bully. Kingswood has gone down drastically; likewise, there's no PTA participation and maybe 2 or 3 parents who volunteer which is probably because of the poor leadership. This school would be awesome if they found a great principal who cares about their job and knows how to manage a school instead of dodge it!
This school has made such a turn-around in the past year and I can't wait to see what this coming year brings. The new principal loves the kids but is also a no-nonsense type of person. She keeps track of everything that is going on at the school and if she doesn't have an immediate answer for you, she will find it quickly. For any of the parents that are not happy with the change, all she asks is that you sit down and get to know her. I bet your attitude will change. There is finally a very collaborative PTA board and that will make a world of difference. I cannot wait for the new school year.
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