I would not recommend this school. PE normally running numerous laps around school grounds is done outside in the 94 degree and 86% humidity students encouraged into sunshine while staff sit under shade with hats chairs and cups of water. When I questioned the Assistant Principal I was told that students are encouraged to wear hats and take water but the Principal when asked said that letters of permission were needed so they could wear a hat and taking water bottles or cups was not encouraged so they did not spill water onto waxed floors. Teachers in school are very inexperienced and some really should not be teaching and retired off. Students have work on board to copy into exercise books or homework books that come home for parents to help with. If they are struggling they get 10 minutes at end of class to work with other students and teacher not my idea of teaching. Students are bullied but by certain members of the staff and threatened if with bad grades if questioned by students. Parents are encouraged to help in school for 20 hours per year but you can donate things for events plates cups reams of paper etc and attend meetings and get credit for this just a joke.
Four Corners Charter School is a charter middle school in Citrus Ridge. The principal of Four Corners Charter School is MS. DENISE THOMPSON, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 1,060 students go to Four Corners Charter School and identify as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Multiracial. 12% of the Four Corners Charter School students are "limited in English proficiency." 78% of the 1,060 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Four Corners Charter School is 18:1. Westside K-8 School is one of the nearest middle schools.
- Ceramics sculpture
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Cross country
- Field hockey
- Martial arts self defense
- P.E. classes
- Rock climbing
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Water polo
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.2%||0.4%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||0.1%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||78%||64%|
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This school is so disorganized even the asst. director of curriculum has no idea what the curriculum is. There is a do whatever they want mentality. Some of the teachers SHOULD NOT BE TEACHING! The music class is...listen to this and tell me how it makes you feel....the PE class is run ___ Laps in the 100 degree mid day sun 30 min outside in that heat is not teaching...5 min outside standing still you will break a sweat. The art class is ... draw stick figures or whatever you want. I have to say I am not a review writer but feel that PARENTS...look out. There are other options for educating your children! This school is so wrong I really have nothing good to say.... This school could be a great school the staff and teacher need to be educated first.
This is my son's first year at FCCS and so far I am disappointed. His teacher is completely unprofessional. At our first meeting I was appalled by her grammar and presence/ appearance. Subsequent interactions have only heightened my concern of her competency leading to my concern of school leadership.
I absolutely loved FCCS! Right now I'm in high school and wish I was still at FCCS ) I was a student at FCCS from 5th-8th grade. The teachers are great and get to have a personal relationship with individual students. They offer great education as well I don't think I would be as smart as I am now if it wasn't for this school. Also this school is small so it lets your child be friends with a lot more people 3
This school was out of our zone but my now 16 yr old's went to Loughman when they were younger and while one of them had an awesome teacher the other did not and the staff instruction ect at that school was crazy bad so I did not want my son to go there. He was chosen for 4 Corners in his Kinder year and I was so excited! His Teacher Mrs. Campbell was wonderful! She was always in contact with us never minded if I called or texted. My son loved learning in her class and always came home telling me what he learned. So far this school has taken away my worry stress and replaced it with happiness that my son is learning at an accelerated rate. Staff is friendly! Parents are very nice for the most part! I volunteered last year and plan to do so again this year!
I like this school. It is however VERY disorganized. I used to chaperone for field trips but things got so unorganized I gave up. The kids seem to like the school but I've had a lot of issues with bullying and other drama about other students. Overall I think the staff is friendly and fair and the kids seem to like thier teachers. I understand about the FCAT testing and what not also. They like all other schools are forced to teach toward the test 90% of the time rather than teach real material. However I don't think I can fault the school for this as much as the state.
Amazing school our daughter attended kindergarten then we had to move we have since re-located back to the area. Where she returned to four corners charter school. The learning academics are amazing. The classrooms are not over crowded. The teachers and staff are attentive. Have wonderful communication with teachers and staff. The have zero policy on bullying which they strictly in force. The uniform is nice and in expensive. Over all would highly recommend this school.
This is my kids first year at FCCS and they both love it. My 6th grader for the first time is years have found good friends. Most of the teachers are great with their emails and respond the same day. Over all I am very happy my girls are here.
Four Corners Charter School has been great so far! We are new this school year and I find everyone from the administrators to the teachers and other staff to be highly responsive and engaged in what is going on. The teachers seem to have a genuine interest in seeing that the children learn and develop. Not one bad thing to say at this point. Keep up the great work everyone!!!
Four Corners is a wonderful school. They are pushing our children to be more prepared for their future and to take responsibility for their education which is what we do at home. It's an awesome feeling to know ur children are being taught by teachers that actually care! Our boys come home happy and talking about how they like it. Our third grader has Mrs Ness and she has made him love learning!
great school the teachers really care thumbs up for me now I am typing to get 15 words
this school is great although the uniform police is strict the food isn't that great but it has some really good food sometimes anyway this school is still an A school and the teachers actually care about you
Four Corners Charter is like taking a breath of fresh air compared to the prior school my boys attended. We moved to Florida in June of 2012 we were zoned for Westside K8 and in my research they were listed as an A school. This means it is a very good school or so I thought. The teachers at Four Corners genuinely care about the children and teaching them we never got that feeling at Westside K8. Let's just say we are ecstatic to be at Four Corners!
My children have attended FCCS since 1st grade. The school environment is very academic for the children. Teachers and Staff are extremly friendly and helpful. My children enjoy going to school every day and I feel safe sending them there. I would recommend this 5th year "A" school to any family. IT IS THE BEST!!!
The children are given an abundance of standardized tests and classrooms are perpetually interrupted for visitations reviews or to finish another "benchmark." The students are not learning material. They are learning how to pass a standardized test and cannot perform academically on grade level. Last minute communication and poor organization from the head down make this school a hectic environment that I would not recommend to any parent.
This was our 1st year at Four Corners and absolutely loved it! We moved here from out of state and I was a little hesitant to send my daughter here at first because of the fact that this was a "charter" school but do not let that deter you. This is a great school; wonderful staff and many activities for the kids. My daughter has always been an "A" student and this school really challenged her and she did not get "bored". PTA is excellent and parental involvment is very welcomed! I highly recommend this school to anyone. Also I feel very safe sending my child here. The principal and dean of students have an "open" door policy and are always there to help in anyway they can.
We asked principal for help with out ADHD child. All we needed was a copy of a lesson plan. We were told they were not willing to help if we wanted county support let the child fail for 2 years and to stop bugging the staff for help. They have other kids to worry about and not just yours. This was from a meeting we had with the principal after she gave a speech about teaching to the kid and not the class. Unhelpful teacher like to humiliate the child. For example I witnessed teachers putting kids desks under a chalk board in front of the class and telling the class they needed to be good. If they were a bad kid like this person was they were going to get in trouble as well. Always making a public example and telling other this is a bad kid. Awful child moral. Tried once more to get help as we felt we were emotionally invested in this school and we were told to leave them alone or leave the school. We decided to go with the Florida Virtual Home School and have loved it since!
I am considering moving to the area and have been doing my homework on the area and schools etc. I spent some time reading these reviews and went from pleased to concerned and then I remembered one very important element in any school - the parent involvement in their childs education and their child school is what makes the school a success or failure. It seems from the number of negative comments some parents are not doing their job and feel the schools and teachers should do the job of both the parent and educators - if you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem!
this is a great school. i've enjoyed my time here. ths my last year. i look back and see most of my great memories was in this school. like anyother student here i agree we should have more options for our uniforms. the afterschool activities are picking up this year. we still need more but so far so good.
this is the first time in 3 to 4 years that I am really thinking about taking my children out of this school - discipline depends on the mood of the dean and the communication is poor not to say non existent. A lot of the parents are taking their children out or at are looking for an alternative. The school put ridiculous stress on these kids during FCAT which was definitely not the case last year. It is sad what happened to the school in one year and I hope that the school board and Charter USA takes a hint and steps in - this school was fantastic last year and the year before and I told everyone to try to get in - now.... I caution everyone!!!!!