22 out of 10GreatSchools

Thompson Elementary

Ruskin, FL
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 830


Thompson Elementary
2020 East Shell Point Road
Ruskin, FL 33570
(813) 938-1203
Thompson Elementary is located in Ruskin, FL and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 2 out of 10
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Reviews4 Reviews

If I could give this school negative stars I would. They "misplaced" my daughter the first day of school, and "misplaced" my son the following summer. When discussing these occurrences with the staff, they were rude both times. The following day when picking my son up from school, the principal was very apologetic, and informed me that she would personally escort my son to his destination onward; however, more needed to be done. I scheduled a conference with the school board and the principal to discuss the severity of the occurrences, and it appeared to have bothered the principal as she no longer escorted my child after the conference.In addition, they placed my child in an SLD environment without my consent or any recommendations from them to do so. I later learned that the schools receive funding for children in these classes, hence the school's inclination to increase the number of students in this environment.As a result of these issues, my children no longer attend Thompson
Young kind heart teacher with patience for children
My son has progressed steadily through his two years at this school. The school is three years old and is still getting their PTA established, etc but I try to be as involved in his school activities as possible which helps me know what's going on. Both years, his teachers have been amazing. They cater to his strengths as much as possible and have done an exceptional job of improving areas of weakness.
Only giving this 2 stars because while our experience with a couple individual Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers has been positive, other than that this school has been awful. For example, my daughter is in 3rd grade and required to take both the math & reading FSA standardized tests required to move on to 4th. Her teacher literally told me he doesn't send home homework because the workbooks he has are too easy and won't prepare my child for the test. Isn't it the teacher's/school's job to provide appropriate materials for learning in order to prepare the kids for tests they HAVE to take?! Also don't look to this school to provide ANY assistance with regards to bullying. My daughter has literally been shouted at to "go sit down" in the lunchroom when she tried to do what is the right thing and let a lunch attendant/teacher know that she was being picked on. Then she comes home to me crying that not only was she picked on, but also humiliated and told to go sit down. We are relocating after this school year and it couldn't happen soon enough!