TROPICAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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885 S COURTENAY PKWY
MERRITT ISLAND, FL 32952
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Phone: 321-454-1080
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 6th Grade
  • District: Brevard Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 84.3
  • Number Students: 674
  • Number Teachers: 47
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5069
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Samantha Alison
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (28 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (25 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-05-17
    "We have been at tropical for 6 years. Yes there's the ability to REQUEST a teacher but there is never a guarantee. The teachers we have had were ALL wonderful, never a bad experience. The principal is caring and in our experience helped us be an out of area student. I have volunteered there for years and I'm a working parent, with a highly demanding job, but you will Always be more informed and feel More embedded in what's going on if you can spare time to be involved. School and your experience is what you put into it. You can't choose a place and expect the teachers and administration to fix what you didn't accomplish in reference to discipline and learning. This school was wonderful and we are sad to leave it but both of our children did wonderful there and they received the praise they deserved for their hard work!! I would recommend anyone to this school!"
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    Posted 2014-07-03
    "This school is very overrated! We moved to this school zone because we were told it was the best. We are very disappointed. While we had an excellent teacher, the administration staff is very condescending and rude! They try and make it your fault when they didn't follow through. Unprofessional. If you have a child who has special needs you are bringing the test scores of the school down and are treated like 2nd class citizens. We are trying to find a different school. Unless the administration can get off their negative high horses this school will always be terrible!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-21
    "Well this is our first year at this school My.kids last school was suntree and we didn't like it at all so I can't say enough about this school the teachers are great and my boys went from hating going to school to loving it :) I like how involved the other parents are and the staff are :) no complaints so fair about anything !"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-29
    "Tropical has long been a vastly overrated educational institution. The neighborhood is a blend of 90% elitist families and 10% regular folks. More parents hang out around this school during daytime hours than probably any other in the county with Suntree the possible exception -- they don't work for a living. The focus is more on test scores than improving conditions within and around the classrooms. Kids aren't taught proper methods of communication with their peers, or how to blend in a melting pot society. It's the closest thing to a prep school mentality on taxpayer dime. Exclusivity without delivering quality education. Nasty, snobbish attitudes abound from the parents, staff, and teachers. It reflects in the student population. This is the "me, me, me" self-entitlement, princes and princesses school if you're looking for one. Search elsewhere to educate your children in the real world and arm them with broad people skills."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-18
    "since the new principal came this year things have drastically went downhill. The office staff that has been here for years retired just about a month ago. The new office staff is completely rude very unprofessional. The teachers at the school, for the most part, are wonderful. Unfortunately most of the administration only care about receiving federal money. Because of that they are quick to label a child with something like a ADHD. I know several parents that are pulling their children out of school come January so they can homeschool their kids... It's the only way there will be no child left behind. I would highly recommend pulling your children out of school anyway... Simply due to the fact that this new Common Core that's being pushed by our federal government is a joke."
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