55 out of 10GreatSchools

South Ocala Elementary School

Ocala, FL
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-5
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  • Enrollment: 679


South Ocala Elementary School
1430 Southeast 24th Road
Ocala, FL 34471
(352) 671-4750
South Ocala Elementary School is located in Ocala, FL and serves grades PK-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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Reviews10 Reviews

Love it, no complaints about the school or its staff.
My daughter started in the middle of the school year. I was not allowed to go see her classroom or meet her teachers when she started. She is a good student, never in trouble, never spoken to, behaved in class, showed up and did her work daily. She came in with her hair colored blue/green one day (which she wanted), 13 days before the end of school and they took her out of class in front of everyone, humiliating her and sent her home. You would think they would be more concerned with bullying, drugs, gun violence, anything but hair color. They refused to let her return unless she changed her hair color, which we refused, she loved her hair. So I picked up all her work and she left school. They didn't care, all they cared about was that her hair was not brown. They said it was "distracting". I brought up the two boys in her class who continuously kicked her chair, tapped her on the shoulder and "distracted" her daily. This also didn't matter. All they cared about what her hair. It was a terrible experience and my daughter was happy to not return to this school.
As a parent new to the area. Communication between myself and the teachers is key. I must say no communication between me and my son 5th grade teacher. I called left her a message. A week later not one call back. I called the school to request for early pick up. And was told to be there by 1:30pm. Not before 1:30. Arriving 3 minutes later due to traffic. Was told I could not get my kids. No explanation just policy. I want to know how is it policy to hold your own kids in a school against parents request. I will be contacting the school board. The front desk personal was short with me. She has never displayed a welcoming or warm environment. Have I been explained on the phone to come before 1:30 and not at 1:30. Would have made a difference. The open lines of communication is not thoroughly available. My kids will not be returning to this school next year. As a parent that cares about my kids progress at school. And doing my diligence at home to support the teachers. And little to no communication. It's apparent to me this is not the right fit.
I was hopeful about my child starting Kindergarten at this school. It is now the end of the year and can say I was extremely unhappy with the way this year has gone. There were many not so great substitutes throughout the year and I felt uncomfortable about who I was leaving my child with more than once. They did not go on a fieldtrip because the forms were not sent to administration on time. My child got lice and I had to go to the office to make them check the students in the class because they did not send the nurse to check after I called. They send the children who have even 2 excused absences during 1 quarter to an "attendance club" instead of their STEM club on half days. (Who ever heard of punishing a child for being sick? and one of the absences was from the LICE!!) I could go on and on... I voiced my concerns to administration and felt like I was given the "Well, that is our policy" lecture. We will not be back next year and decided to pay for private school. Our public school system is just sad.
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