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Glenda Matheson

Alta Vista Elementary School8

Sarasota, FL | Sarasota County


November 6, 2014

Horrible school. According to registrar is a Title IV school where They attend families in most need and also get children with behavior problems. My child was shot with a BB gun. Principal and teachers don't enforce respect and anty-bullying. Have wisdom before you put your child there!

Submitted by a parent

May 10, 2013

My daughter is a 4th grader at Alta Vista and she has grown so much in the last 5 years. In those 5 years she has had excellent teachers and wonderful opportunities.

Submitted by a parent

September 17, 2012

If it wasn't for the fact that I insist on my daughter taking advanced classes, I would not have her attend this school. The programs they offer for young students are great BUT the teacher/parent interaction is questionable at best. There is much to be desired in the field of communication with my daughters teachers and their communication with her at times as well. Overall, if your child is not in need of advanced classes, I suggest you try some where else first.

Submitted by a parent

October 3, 2009

The children that attend Alta Vista try very hard to do the best they can, many come from homes where English is not the first language or the spoken language. Despite this the school has raised it FCAT scores over the years all due to the teachers and students working diligently to get there.

May 27, 2009

Although there are serious discipline issues because the teacher have no recourse with unrully students, my son has thrived at Alta Vista. He enjoys the vast exposure of extracurricular activities, the sciences, and computers that Suncoast for Innovative Studies did not offer. He loves the teachers and I find that being in a classroom that has 'problem' children, is a much more realalistic education for later college and worldly experiences.

Submitted by a parent

April 1, 2008

My child has been with Alta Vista for 3rd and 4th grade now. The teachers are very involved with our childs education but because of the lack of support from parents they are not able to teach without interuptions from behavioral issues. The classes are mostly out of control during the day leaving no time to move forward on education process. The staff is very accessable to contact but needs to be able to use more resources on behavioral problems.

Submitted by a parent

February 27, 2008

Alta Vista is a great school. Teachers are wonderful.

Submitted by a parent

February 8, 2007

Parent involvement could be better, but you will not find a school with better teachers dedicated to each child's unique educational needs. The quality of academic programs and variety of teaching techniques and technology makes Alta Vista simply the best!

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