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About This School

Suncoast Elementary School is a public elementary school in Spring Hill. The principal of Suncoast Elementary School is Ms. Lisa Braithwaite and can be contacted at braithwaite_l@hcsb.k12.fl.us. 925 children attend Suncoast Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Suncoast Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 62% of the 925 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Suncoast Elementary School is 13:1. Faith Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 71%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian 3% 2%
Hispanic 17% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 60%
Limited English proficiency 5% 3%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    they really care about the kids and show it in sso many way's.

  • (3 years ago)

    Suncoast has great teacher and staff. My daughter loves Suncoast Elementary so much that she gets upset if I have to pull her out of school early for an appointment! When School is not in session she misses her teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school administration is horrible. Anyone that has had to deal with the school administration would agree with me! The teachers are great however the principal is doing the school a disservice by not holding the bad students accountable.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am very thankful and delighted to have my daughter enrolled at Suncoast Elementary. She is in first grade and it is her first year at Suncoast. We have had great sucess and her Teachers have been fantastic. My daughter has made very good grades and has been on the Principals list every quarter. WE LOVE SUNCOAST!!! See you for second grade.

  • (4 years ago)

    I last posted on October 28 2008 when my twins began attending Suncoast Elementary. It is now the end of the school year and I can say that we had a great school year! They were challenged with the schoolwork and learned a lot. We only got to experience 5th grade at Suncoast but I think I would have been happy in any grade at this school. I thank Suncoast for making my twins feel comfortable since they came from NJ and were nervous going to a new school. If your child is a good student they will excel at Suncoast!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school. The teachers are caring and knowledgable. Communication through the website and Daily Planner are helpful. Great use of technology in 1st grade. My son loves school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The administration at this school is disgusting and the staff is almost as bad. The Principal has a non shalont attitude of I dont care; its not my problem. She is oblivious to the problems not only with the staff but also the students. There is constant bulling that goes on between children and a lack of supervision by the staff. A complete and total house cleaning needs to take place at this school and it needs to start with the Princpal. There are much better schools in this county.

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree with some of the other reviews. The administration in this school is horrible. I have had several issues and have called the office and they never return calls.

  • (6 years ago)

    Administration at this school ignores behavior problems. Someone needs to question why so many teachers have left.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child loves the school teachers and principal. We feel that we are at the best school in the county. Keep up the great work you are doing for our children.

  • (6 years ago)

    Suncoast is a great school my son has learned alot in the short time he has been there.

  • (6 years ago)

    The principal is holding the school back. Her comments to me often defy logic and reason. When presented with factual information she repeats her own falsely drawn conclusions. Either she believes that repeating an incorrect assumption over and over somehow makes it true or she is so used to having her employees agree with her she feels she can just blurt out anything she wants. I don't see how a good teacher could tolerate her for very long.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child attended this school for 2 years. I am so glad that we transferred to a magnet school in the area. The teachers were not the problem. The administration is terrible. In addition there is a huge lack of parent involvement. If you search hard...there are much better schools in the area!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is wonderful! I am a parent of a special needs student and also have two other children that attend this school. The administration and the staff are fantastic. They go above and beyond in many ways. I am amazed that they know most children by name are aware of their siblings that attend. Communication is wonderful between parents and teachers as well as administration and other providers at this school.I can not say enough good things about Suncoast Elementary.

  • (6 years ago)

    Faculty and Staff are extremely professional and dedicated. They go beyond what is expected in order to have the students learn to their maximum level.

  • (6 years ago)

    When my daughter started Kindergarten she knew all of the basics ie. alphabet colors numbers spelling and letter sounds although only a few in her class started school knowing this she wasn't held back in any way. Her teacher provided her with work that was in her level after a month and a half of school she was reading to us. The teachers and staff are very much on top of everything that goes on and are very involved. Great communication! I also feel safe leaving her at school everyday they have a good system and no one is allowed into the school gates are always locked. Couldn't have asked for a better first year for our family.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had 3 children attend this school and all are doing well in middle school and high school. Suncoast gave them great basics. I do believe that the more a parent is involved the more their children succeed and Suncoast gives parents many opportunities to volunteer and stay involved.

  • (7 years ago)

    I've had great experiences with my kids (Kindergarten and Second grades). However the announcments that the teachers pass out to the students to bring home to their parents are passed out late. I feel that the kids are safe and well educated. I have yet to meet the principal also.

  • (7 years ago)

    First year at Suncoast- kids in my child class were ill mannered (child complained of items being stolen from desk/bookbag) and bullies. Academically my child did okay despite the mean spirited kids and teachers/coaches ignoring kids sometimes when they needed assistance.

  • (8 years ago)

    Wonderful learning experience for my kindergarter. Teachers are very caring and well educated for teaching my children.

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