33 out of 10GreatSchools

Kingsford Elementary School

Mulberry, FL
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-5
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  • Enrollment: 622


Kingsford Elementary School
1400 Dean Street
Mulberry, FL 33860
(863) 701-1054
Kingsford Elementary School is located in Mulberry, FL and serves grades PK-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 3 out of 10
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The school is a Title 1 school, so the aren't learning at as fast of a pace as the surrounding regular public schools and they focus heavily on the migrant population which is the majority at the school. My child doesn't get much teacher attention due to the focus on getting the migrant children to succeed, therefore we are heavily relied on to do a good portion of the teaching, which can be hard with full time jobs and another child as well. The teachers are bogged down and aren't babysitters, therefore kids talk about anything and everything. We had to discuss a lot of unpleasant things with our 6 year old far before we ever dreamed we would have to. All that being said, the teachers are kind for the most part and do what they can, but again it's Title 1, so things have to work a bit different there. Lunch is free for all students which is great, and the educational field trips have been as well. They do what they can to give fun days for students with the very limited funds they have. The new assistant principal Mrs. Santangelo is fantastic and works very hard to make a positive impact at the school. The principal is Mrs. Noble is pretty good too. We have made it work up until now, but the education just isn't very challenging for our child and she gets bored, therefore we will look at other options. We know kids in the other surrounding schools who are the same age as our child and they are learning on computers and learning a bit more. Kingsford isn't a horrible school but it definitely was not great. One of tge biggest complaints though is with the art teacher who treats young children like they're supposed to be older and pushes for perfection too much and marks points off for art that isn't to her standard and often yells at the kids. 4 other families have confirmed the same problems with me, but I guess no other art teachers are willing to work at the school so everyone is stuck dealing with her. She's apparently been there for years according to a family member. In the end, we should've taken advice from others and did what we could to put our child in a better school from the start.
There is a whole list of concerns I have for this school! -Communication issues, which include communication etiquette, not forth coming with information for new students, not notifying parents of events and changes, rude comments from supporting staff, unanswered questions and no options of finding out the answers to my questions. - I would not recommend this school to anyone. There is a HIGH migrant worker rate and HIGH Turn over rate of children coming and going. Not a stable environment for children.
A Great School out in the country , they have had some great principals and great staff .