MEDULLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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850 SCHOOLHOUSE RD
LAKELAND, FL 33813
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Phone: 863-648-3515
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
  • District: Polk County Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 112.9
  • Number Students: 790
  • Number Teachers: 50
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5195
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Jill Cheatham
  • 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 (23 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (24 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-17
    "I recently found out that Medulla is again a 'C' school. With all the staff changes, it's no wonder! Last year, the principal switched so many teachers around, several couldn't tell me who was teaching certain grades. My children attend Medulla and have had mostly awesome teachers. However, my friend's child had a teacher that was moved to a different grade level and did not have a great year because the she had no clue what she was doing. I heard that the principal moved several teachers from 3rd down to 1st the year before and then to 2nd this year. I also heard that she moved a few kindergarten teachers up to 3rd and 5th. My children will still attend Medulla this coming school year, but I have no idea who their teachers will be or what teaches will be teaching what. I've already heard from several friends that several teachers have left the school because of all the teacher/grade changes the principal is planning. My son was expecting to move up to the next grade with his current teacher, but I just found out she will not be teaching that grade. He is going to be devastated. Apparently, the principal has no respect for her teachers or the students and families."
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-26
    "This is A great school Both of my grandson attend there and have been for 4 years. An I myself have been a Volunteer there for 3 years...."
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-19
    "Many of the concerns that these reviews are stating could be improved or changed IF we had parental involvement in our schol. We have such little Involvement from parents that Medulla now lacks a PTA/PTO. Without the parents actively trying to help make changes come about, Thngs such as campus safety concerns, creating playgrounds or demanding recess time will never happen. We teachers are rarely listened to, but parents are. So please get more involved in making things happen at "your" school instead of just complaining."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-03-05
    "Really dislike this school. Recently moved to the Lakeland area for a change but turns out to be the biggest mistake when it comes to putting my child in this school. This school lacks in loving teachers and staff. No playground, let alone no recess. Safety is a big concern of mine at this school, open campus. Something needs to be done with this school!!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-01-11
    "My son started going to this school in the 1st grade. He's currently in the 5th grade. It started out amazing, and I believe it was the 2 teachers he had for his 1st through 3rd grades. They got the most out of him, and were very organized, professional, and talented (Mrs Hood & Mrs Borg-Lafay). They got him reading 2 grades above his level. Starting in 4th grade things started to change, and I felt the quality was not the same. The 4th grade teacher seemed disorganized, and whenever we had a P/T conference, she would do all the talking. She was a nice person, but I just don't think she was as good of a teacher as the 1st 2. In 5th grade the kids have multiple teachers, and one of them is truly awful. The relationship between my son and teacher is just toxic, and he's acting out. Our son has been singled out on her "bad" list (an actual list) and she hasn't replied to most of our requests. His reading started to decline in 4th, and his level is now lower than the level he attained in 3rd grade. Also, odd that he has less homework now than he had the first few years. The school is okay, and I just wanted to point out that teachers can have a huge impact on your child."
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