ROBERT M. PATERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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5400 PINE AVE
FLEMING ISLAND, FL 32003
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Phone: 904-278-2078
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 6th Grade
  • District: School District Of Clay County
  • Students/Teacher: 13:1
  • Students/Grade: 111
  • Number Students: 888
  • Number Teachers: 67
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5501
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Terry Grieninger
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (35 ratings)
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    School Reviews (32 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-30
    "My kids have attended this school for close to 2 years and its overall a good school. It has areas to improve on though. I think coming from a private school environment with smaller school population, we've been spoiled and now realize the school staff (principle, VP, etc) will never know your child by name. The teachers we've had have been great with the kids and communicate well. I never felt in the dark. I do wish the school could update its external appearance a bit. Compared to its neighboring schools, like Thunderbolt & FIE - ours seems dark, with minimal external visual appeal. At first glace I was hesitant just based on external appearance. I also think it lacks in the "arts" - there have been no school plays, recitals, musicals. Nothing in the arts realm to engage the kids. Even a glee club would be nice. It only focuses on this run/walk program which my kids found ultra boring as they play the same music every week as they run laps. Overall, the school is a good one, my kids have both excelled and their grades have been A-B consistently."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-17
    "We are so happy to be done with this school. The principal is completely out of touch and so self-absorbed that he does nothing to alleviate the problems in his school. The teachers we have encountered ranged from lazy to apathetic. There were one or two exceptions. Our children would not go to the bathroom until they got home because the ones at this school were entirely too disgusting. One of our children was actually assaulted (by another student) and the best answer we could get was "It won't happen again...." If your child happens to be a little short on lunch money, they are forced to wear a red arm band for the remainder of the school day so that their parents (and everyone else in the school) knows that they didn't have enough money for lunch. No stigma there, huh? Anyway, if you can avoid sending your kids here, DO SO!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-06
    "I have two children that attend Paterson. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this school and the teachers. I have a 4th and 1st grader. There was only one year that I didn't care for my sons teacher. Everyone else (including the front office staff, the VP and Principle are extremely helpful and willing to help. One of my sons teacher help my son tremendously and I will forever be grateful for her! Every year when we go to open house all the teachers from prior years acknowledge us and are very sincere when getting updates on my kids. I am not sure what the issues were for some of the lower rated reviews, but I would NEVER think about sending my kids any other place. I also know many families that moved TO this area just to send their kids to Paterson."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-04
    "I have been a Paterson Parent since 2002, I feel this school is great. It has many teachers that have been there for many years. The parents are very involved and the teachers communicate on a regular basis. I have a child with a learning disability and once we were able to address her issues with the county it has been wonderful. She is getting above average help at Paterson. I think the bad review of Paterson is unjustified. Yes the school has changed, but all of them have in the past 10 years. I believe these teachers and administration have so many regulations and red tape passed down from the state to deal with that they are overburdened. With that being said, most if not all of the teachers we have had over the last 11 years have been knowledgeable, caring and helpful. and awesome educators."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-23
    "Bad school. Do NOT send your kid here. The person at the top is using the job as a stop gap until he retires which is not soon enough. He doesn't take ANY interest in a parents views, suggestions or perspectives, instead reminisces on his own family experiences. I have suggested many little changes which could improve the school both to him and his sidekick, but no-one listens. He and his sidekick (the deputy) have their favorites and treat the other kids AND teachers with little respect. I know one or 2 teachers who are filled with pure fear if their class is interupted by either of them during lessontime. Some of the teachers are terrible too. It would be good if they knew about the subject they are teaching before instead of teaching completely wrong information. When I confronted a 6th grade teacher, she was TOTALLY unapproachable. I CANNOT wait to get my kids outta there. I know lots and lots of people who have moved just to get into other schools and away from Paterson. We moved here from out of State and wished we'd known this first. This school has made our time here very stressful. If you can, look for another school."
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