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About This School

Four Corners Charter School is a charter middle school in Citrus Ridge. The principal of Four Corners Charter School is Ms. Denise Thompson and can be contacted at thompsde@osceola.k12.fl.us. 1,065 students attend Four Corners Charter School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 12% of the Four Corners Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 66% of the 1,065 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Four Corners Charter School is 18:1. Westside K-8 School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 44% 56%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 38% 27%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 72%
Limited English proficiency 12% 15%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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!

  • (3 years ago)

    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!

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I first attended FCCS in 3rd grade and stood there until 8th. I was one of the students of Mrs.Abbott. I am now a college student at Lake Sumter. Four Corners holds many of my precious memories. I loved the teachers there they always did their best to help me out whenever I needed something. My classmates were really helpful as well. I learned things that I've kept with me until this very day. When we had to wear uniforms I didn't like it so much back then but I have of a completely different attitude towards them now. Although it may not be the same as I left I'll always think of Four Corners as one of the greatest schools ever.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school. I've been here since the day it opened nine years ago. This is my last year attending FCCS and i think I'm prepared right now for high school. The teachers are wonderful even if some of us don't get along with each other. I have to say Mrs. Reagan is the best seventh and eighth grade language arts teacher. Yes she is a little crazy and some times scary but she teaches us like we are on our way to collage rather then High school. Learning here is great although I am not fond of the uniforms. since the school opened we were allowed a variety of colours for the shirts and the bottoms but now its a solid dress code. At the least we should be allowed different colours without looking like clones every day!

  • (5 years ago)

    Two out of my three chilren currently attend Four Corners Charter School and it is the best!! My other child who does not attend right now went here from 1st grade thru 8th grade. She is now in High School and she told me you can tell the Four Corners Students from the other students in class. She said we are very prepared and we know what we need to do to be successful!! My two children that currently attend go are doing fantastic. I love the uniforms yes they maybe a little pricey but it is just as much as buying regular clothes for schools that do not require uniforms. The teachers here are fantastic along with the staff and the Principal. We are currently an A school and the curriculumn that Charter Schools USA has provided is awesome. I see the learning differences in my children everyday.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school for 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 and kindergarted also pre k with educational specials such as music library art computers phisical education what more i think thats all!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The 2007-2008 yr was the first year for my children (1st gr & 7th gr). We had an awesome year. The teachers were wonderful and very approachable. My 1st grade teacher gave all parents her cell number so we could call at the end of the day if needed. I am so glad we chose this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    its a ok school but it need more electives like drama singing ect. but i like bridge water better

  • (5 years ago)

    Seems like they don't look after the kids too much. Very poor when releasing kids. No organization.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm not really happy with this school one of my daughters is in 5th grade I know it can be diferent every year but I'm complety sure if the kids have motivation they can do better and enjoy school time she doesn't feel motivate she just says' I try to do always my best but my teacher doesn't care' and she is a really good student how come??? now I need to find a good school when parents can feel part of the teen I never feel in this school part of the class.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was horrified with this school. My daughter had a wonderful teacher that was just so overwhelmed with the lack of help and support with the school. They had my Daughter in a special reading class with others that could not speak ENGLISH!!!! needless to say by the time I figured out what was happening my daughter was taken out of that school and put into Whispering Oaks where she had to stay behind a year but at least she is getting the attention and support that she needs.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Four Corners since 2004. The teachers are great - all the teachers she has had have been very dedicated to teaching their students. The previous principals were not that good but the new principal is just what the school needed. The uniform is great although a bit pricey.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child has been at this school for 4 years. I have very mixed feelings about FCCS. The principal for the first 2 years was absolutly horrible. Very judgemental and scary. The current principal is much much better and very approachable. There has been a constant turnover of teachers. I could not recommend my child's previous teachers two were new teachers with little classroom control and third tried but could only manage with a scripted corriculum. The current teacher has more structure to classroom and appears to engage the class more. This is a very 'pricey' public school to attend. There is a uniform policy which is okay except that you can only purchase the uniforms from the school approved vendor and they are expensive more than double other uniform companies triple from Walmart or Target brands. Also required to purchase an adgenda which is used randomly by different teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is in second grade. She has attended Four Corners Charter School since kindergarten. Our first year was a challenge. Her teacher quit but I have to say the woman that took over for her did a great job in rough situation. The principal was horrible. We now have a wonderful man as our principle. He has turned our school from a D school to a B school in just one year there. I personally am very proud of all the teachers students and yes the PTC and all the parents that support and contribute to the success of Four Corners Charter School.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to this school for 4 years (5th through 8th - 2001 through 2004) and I have to say that this is one of the best schools around. I loved going here and I came to realize once in high school that me and the rest of the students that came from four corners were better students than the ones from other schools. They were strict but the students there needed it. I love this school. I now attend East Ridge High School and am a Junior but I'd give anything to be back in four corners middle it was a lot of fun. =]

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