55 out of 10GreatSchools

Southwest Elementary School

Lakeland, FL
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-5
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  • Enrollment: 430


Southwest Elementary School
2650 Southwest Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 499-2830
Southwest Elementary School is located in Lakeland, FL and serves grades PK-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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Reviews6 Reviews

My child was treated unfairly. My child's teacher's (my child was switched twice) was unfair. My child was not taught properly. I got in trouble for trying to get the information I needed for my child to succeed. The teacher yelled at me. I reported her and not much happened. A teacher should not act like that. The next teacher expected my child to know things I did not know my child needed to know because the previous teacher would not tell me. I took my child out of this school at the end of the semester due to the unfairness. My child has missed a lot of school due to being treated unfairly from this school. To the point where it is messing up their attendance even for being sick. Plus since being in another school I see just how much work this school puts on their kids. The work is beyond hard for them. The teacher did tell me he was doing 3rd grade work in 2nd grade to help with test scores. They are shoving school work down their throats. He likes the school he is in now so much more. This school says they are a good school and they care but they do not. They only care about test scores. I do not recommend this school at all.
Everything about this school is FIVE star. The teachers, the office staff, the paras, the students, the custodians, and the cafeteria workers. The principal knows EVERY (400+) child's name and home situation. You won't find this Principal in her office much, she is always in a classroom, walking a student by the hand down the hall or wiping tears from a crying kindergartener. I have been in SEVERAL classrooms during "teaching" time and everyone visit has been impressive. Anyone that says this school is less than awesome needs their head examined!
This is the BEST school in the WHOLE-WIDE WORLD!!!!!!!! My two children have excelled there and have had WONDERFUL teachers. EVERYONE there...from the FABULOUS resource teachers to the COMPASSIONATE classroom teachers to the FRIENDLY OFFICE STAFF...to the AMAZING principal...WE LOVE SOUTHWEST!!!!!!!
This school is "hometown charm" at its best! My daughter attended here from kindergarten through fifth grade. The teachers take a personal interest in the success of their students. Extra music, art and computer programs add richness to their education. The principal is devoted to the school's success. She knows every student by name, and works with families to make sure that each family feels welcomed and valued at SWE.
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