1010 out of 10GreatSchools

Southside Elementary School

Sarasota, FL
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 767


Southside Elementary School
1901 Webber Street
Sarasota, FL 34239
(941) 361-6420
Southside Elementary School is located in Sarasota, FL and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 10 out of 10
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Reviews9 Reviews

Wonderful! So grateful for Southside and it’s community.
Like other reviews here I believe that the staff is self concerned and students are favoratized by staf if that student is a stepford student with stepford parents. If you dare to question the staff or its"Dragon" your child will feel the fire ! I've witnessed staff extending favorable treatment to the "elite". I've experienced the failures of a staff to know what is going on under their watch. I'm not impressed at all with the tiny minds running that school. Bullies!
this is a pitiful excuse for a school! I am sad that I sent my daughter there and have to leave her there with such an unwelcoming group of people! I went to this school and remember the old staff being very welcoming and assertive! They are really not a whole lot more then an advertisement agency and I believe they don't really care about my daughters education but more about the $$ and social status. It is time for the staff to take an interest in inspiring young minds and being the educators and role models they should be and stop worrying about social status, politics and $$$. It is an elementary school time to act like it!!
My two children were here for 6 yrs. This school is highly over-rated. Parents "request" teachers for their students and it is a complete popularity contest, and not based on academic needs of the children. Families who donate lots of $$ are given preference on teacher assignments. The administration will welcome you with open arms as long as you are willing to open your wallet and your child performs like a robotic minion. The 5th grade teachers are cynical and negative - preaching to students about preparing them for "the real world" by penalizing them for minor things such as forgetting to sharpen their pencil. One 4th grade teacher humiliates students by pinning a "No Whining" sign on their shirt and putting a doll on their desk if they act like "babies". More emphasis is put on enforcing rules and order than on providing a positive learning experience. Parents are afraid to make waves with the administration for fear that their child will not be assigned to one of the "popular" teachers. There are some wonderful, caring teachers who work tirelessly to help students in spite of the politics but sadly they are not valued the way they should be.
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