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  • Hellen Caro Elementary School7

    Pensacola, FL | Escambia County

    November 4, 2014

    Our family moved to the area specifically for our children to attend this school and unfortunately it has been a disaster. There is no structure, no discipline, and no real learning. The staff is exceptionally rude and uncaring. There is a lack of professionalism and integrity within the administration and a blatant disregard for the safety of the students. Many of the teachers try but seem discouraged and overwhelmed. Curriculum differs widely depending on the particular teacher. Parents don t have a voice and there is a real need for a parent organization to be established to fix the Escambia County School District. They are failing our children and failing our country.

    Submitted by a parent

    November 3, 2014

    It pains me to say Hellen Caro was once a fantastic school. Sadly, this is no longer the case! After having our twins attend school there for over two years we discovered the classrooms lack structure; the environment was chaotic; the administration was largely unresponsive and unsupportive of its teachers, and the staff was in fact often rude meaning on more than one occasion. The PTA held meetings during normal banker s working hours and seemed to discourage actual participation from working parents. Yet, what s worse is that our children hated going to school. We really tried to make it work; however, after 2.5 years of frustration and banging our heads against the wall, so-to-speak, we finally dis-enrolled our children from the school and enrolled them in a private school.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 12, 2014

    My son went to school here for 3rd grade and his teacher was great in helping him get up there since we went there almost at the end of school. The only downfall about this school is that they didn't make my son feel comfortable as a new student he was teased by other kids and they did nothing. The office people are definitely rude! I transfer my child out of that school and as I walk away the ladies start talking about me and I can hear it! They need to be thought good manners and be polite..come on people this is voted one of the best school do me a favor and change your attitudes!

    Submitted by a parent

    May 15, 2014

    This school LOOKS good on paper and online, but when you actually visit the actual school it is way below par. The hallways are noisy. The staff and teachers are rude and do not give you time of day. They are not friendly at all. And then the gossip is bad. You should not be a parent and hear about what people are going through and all their problems and issues through the grapevine. Really? Are these adults in High School? Apparently they don't know how to be professional. We transferred our kids out of there. As proof of lack of professionalism, one of their Hellen Caro teachers approached my child's current teacher at a district competition and had nothing positive to say about my child. That teacher then decided to spread gossip as to why we chose to leave the school. AND if that teacher is reading this... it was YOU LADY! You did NOT give my child a safe and comforable learning environment. You could not differentiate your teaching to allow my child the opportunity to be successful. And my child was not thriving with you. Sorry, but you are not a good teacher. Done and done with that school!!!

    Submitted by a parent

    February 13, 2014

    We are a military family and came to Pensacola, FL in 2011, my son was starting 2nd grade. His 2nd grade year was great! He had a wonderful teacher, the school was always helpful. 3rd grade year was even better! Excellent teacher, even though she was new to the school, really encouraged the students. Once again, school was always there! 4th grade year was a little more difficult, but only because the teacher's style did not agree with my sons style of learning and it being a transition year, but with help from home he pulled through with A-B honor roll. Overall the teachers and faculty at this school are wonderful and he has benefited from this school tremendously!!!

    Submitted by a parent

    October 22, 2013

    My daughter attends kindergarten here this year. Overall I'm pleased with this school. There is room for improvements on the security. Also some of the front desk staff could use a refresher course on good manners. My daughter's teacher is a great teacher. My daughter loves her!!!! Also, my daughter enjoys going to school everyday. You can feel how much her teacher enjoys being with her class. I appreciate being able to have lunch with my child and I'm so happy that I can bring my two year old along with me. I would highly recommend this school. It is the best in the area. Also I would like to thank Mrs Lucero in the front office for being kind to us. Also Mrs. Arndt, thank you for being so good to my daughter.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 10, 2012

    this school is probably the best school in the Escambia County area. I cannot say enough about the teachers, and the Principal.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 13, 2012

    This will be my daughter's 4th year here, and i really enjoy the atmosphere. Every teacher she has had is very good. I love the open door policy and i can come anytime to talk with the teacher, have lunch with my daughter, and volunteer for projects. The teachers are extremely helpful and concerned if a problem arises. I only intended for her to go there for one year as i had plans for her to attend Pensacola Christian Academy. I am in awe of the wonderful staff there and their concern for anything that I may have a concern for. Great job Hellen Caro teachers!!!! Keep up the good work. :o)

    Submitted by a parent

    January 27, 2012

    My daughter attended this school in kindergarten. Although we appreciated the open door policy very much - parents can walk their children to class EVERY morning throughout the year, etc, our observations were that the school staff often yelled at students, barked orders. The car line staff yelled at my daughter on her 1st day of kindergarden causing her to cry. Terrible! Her teacher was very reactive and did not respect the children as actual human beings. The office staff are not friendly. We do not miss this school.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 29, 2011

    My son has been going to this school for 3 yrs and he has been doing fantastic. He is a special needs child and all of his teachers have been amazing. They are there for him and meet his needs. I love this school.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 26, 2010

    The school is a rich welcoming environment . The teachers are the best. My son is in K and can sit down and read a book all by himself. The school offers so many special activities and events which really help to create a sense of community. We are all very proud to be part of Hellen Caro Elem. I am wowed and in wonder any time I visit at the artwork of the students displayed inside and outside of the building. The school carnival was great fun. My son loves his school. His teacher is amazing! Hellen Caro provides a wonderful education.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 18, 2010

    A fantastic school with some of the most energetic, professionals I have ever worked with. I have worked at this school for 14 years. The attitude and caring nature of the staff and teachers is reflected in the students themselves. Hellen Caro is a safe, fun place to go to school and learn. Our special area staff, music, art, physical education and media center are top notch as well as the facitlities!

    Submitted by a teacher

    April 17, 2010

    Hellen Caro is a wonderful child centered school. We have a motto at our school that 'We are here to learn.' Our parents are very supportive all the schools programs and activities. Caro teachers are excellent, caring people. Our principal and assistant principal are very loving and very professional. This is my eleventh year to teach there. It is truly an 'A' school.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 16, 2010

    Hellen Caro is such a Wonderful School. My daughter goes to PATS there once a week & she wished she had went to that school through her whole Elem. yrs. They are ALWAYS having Fun Family things to do at the School, ALWAYS there to HELP NO MATTER what the problem is & ALL of the TEACHERS are ALL about TEACHING & HELPING STUDENTS which most of all of our other ELEM. Schools do NOT. Hellen Caro ROCKS!!!

    Submitted by a parent

    December 7, 2009

    Hellen Caro is a fantastic school. As a parent of a first grader and employee at the school, I am very pleased with the academic plan here. Teachers and students are happy, and the atmosphere throughout the hallways is positive and friendly. I love being a Caro Captain and cannot wait for my daughter to attend as well.

    Submitted by a parent

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