If you need assistance, please call 904-370-3500

Ponte Vedra Palm Valley- Rawlings Elementary School10

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL | St. Johns County

Quality
Principal
Teachers
Activities
Parents
Safety

March 2, 2015


The school needs major improvement. My kids are in both PVPV as well as in Rawlings building and let me tell you that for this school being in Ponte Vedra, it needs a lot of changes. For starters the teachers. Not all teachers are hands on and caring. The students are rude, uneducated and a lot of mistreating other students go on here. The principle seems to only care about statistics and exams. The school campus needs a make over. For all the money this school raises and is donated to by many rich sponsors it needs to be cleaner, newer playgrounds, new fences, new roads as the current ones are full of cracks, and new and more technology in every class. Like their saying Read, Read, Read needs to be changed to Fix, Fix, Fix. The students deserve better.

Submitted by a parent

February 4, 2015


We have 3 children enrolled here. One @ PVPV and two @ Rawlings. Have found staff, teachers, administrators all to be excellent. The extra resources are a bonus. Additional subjects, too, like art, music, etc. seem to have very qualified teachers, as well. My kids love it and they are all doing well. The focus from the teachers seems to be preparing the kids to be successful, especially as they prepare them for middle school. The only thing I notice is that other parents don't seem to put in the time and effort to ensure that their kiddos do their homework. Kind of surprising that the parents aren't as hands-on as I would expect.

Submitted by a parent

November 21, 2014


We were thinking of moving but it would require us to change to PVPV/Rawlings. I know many parents who have children there and are happy. I did not like the other parent comment stating: "the other PVB school, Ocean Palms, is doing a good job, but not great". That could not be further from the truth. OPE is a fabulous school, outstanding staff, highly educated principal and teachers, involved and supportive parents, in a kind, compassionate, loving, generous, fun and academic environment. They focus on the whole child and the community and always do service projects to help others. I love the school so much, that we won't move until all my children are finished there. We came from a private school and Ocean Palms, is the best thing that has happened to this community and our family. We are proud to call it our school. Happy kids make for successful adults. When you love school, you love leaning, and you can't lose. Please refrain from comments about "the other PVB school" and be thankful we all live in a community with such high standards on education and two rated 10 great elementary schools. Lucky kids!

Submitted by a parent

May 28, 2014


The school is so Deceiving..Fake Fake Fake is all I can say! This school is full of problems and Drama. Full of uneducated children who's parents just buy them off with materials and so they go to school thinking they are entitled to treat all other children bad and this school does nothing about discipline. The parents (mothers) are all snobs and think that they are the best and queens of this school. Administration does not do its job well at all. This school is pathetic! They are all an act, and full of drama. It is a shame how this school located in beautiful Ponte Vedra is a total waste. There are many, many parents in this school who share my opinion.

Submitted by a parent

May 27, 2014


PVPV is a school not a play center or CC. These children enrolled here for the most part have plenty of time to play and be tended to while out of school. PVPV has a focus on learning and preparation for middle school. The students coming out of PVPV are better prepared than most in the entire state. That is the job of the teachers and staff and they do it well. Many of the parents are not used to be told something different than what they think is right, perhaps because most are high achieving in their professions. Ponte Vedra mothers are never wrong and have a lot of influence in the community to make a point when they feel to do so. Teachers are in a bullseye if they are not doing as told by these mother. That makes it a challenge to teach. Regardless Ms. Furness are, Ms. Fairness as i would say, keeps everything in order and the results are proof. The other PV school Ocean Palms does a good job but not a great job.

Submitted by a parent

January 22, 2014


A handful of bullies in this school. Administration does absolutely nothing about this!! It is unbelievable how this school has tolerance for these children who get away with this on a daily basis.

Submitted by a parent

November 6, 2013


Terrible elementary school. Had to transfer my child to another school. Feel bad for the students that go there.

Submitted by a parent

November 4, 2013


We can all have expectations that turn into disappointments. However, I have found that when voicing concerns issues are addressed and rectified. My children were nurtured and equipped with a love of reading that will stay with them throughout their years.

Submitted by a parent

October 15, 2013


Unsatisfactory School. This school is fake in everyway. Most teachers and administrations are all about their looks and money. Poor attention to students and the real issues that go on in this school. I totally agree with the real reviews below unlike the ones that were written by the teachers helpers and administration.

Submitted by a parent

October 12, 2013


Poor Discipline in this school. Needs a make over with New Administration and Principle. Doesn't have Priorities in check! This school is all about FCAT scores and the rest down the drain.

Submitted by a parent

October 9, 2013


We moved to Ponte Vedra 6 years ago and chose our home based on the location of this school. St. Johns Co. schools are ranked #1 in the state and PVPV is ranked #6 in the State. The leadership here is outstanding. Kathleen Furness, the principal, is one the most professional, caring, motivating, and strategic leaders I have ever met - in both business and education sectors. She works seemlessly with the staff, the County, the State, the parents, the PTO , and the community to get her school all it needs to be the best. At times there are between 700-850 applications sent in for a single open teaching position so the school has the opportunity to hire the very best. My 13 year old went to PVPV from 1-5th grade and has since gone to a highly academic private middle school. She was the only PVPV student to go to this new school and in her 6th grade evaluation, they saidshe was THE MOST prepared child to enter their middle school that year. I credit PVPV with getting her to that point. I can't say enough great things about this school. Get involved, be flexible, and communicate in a positive/constructive way and you will have a terrific experience as well.

Submitted by a parent

October 9, 2013


PVPV Rawlings is providing a wonderful learning environment for my children. My children are fully engaged in the learning process, thanks to the excellent teaching skills of faculty. Reading is a top priority, as evidenced by my kid's reading ability. The principal runs the school effectively and is able to plan for and implement school priorities, while also handling immediate school needs that may arise. The PTO brings in extra funding to keep this school up-to-date with curriculum, technology, safety and other needs that may arise. There are many volunteer opportunities at the school, providing families with a great way to get involved in their child's education.

Submitted by a parent

October 9, 2013


Our school is one amazingly enriched environment. From the highly skilled teachers, the print rich atmosphere and the technologically advanced classroom the students are surrounded by outstanding education. The students engage in hands on experiences and higher level thinking activities. As a parent, I am impressed by the safety measures in the school and the amazing opportunities that my child is afforded daily. The loving environment is safe and nurturing. The families donate time, talents, and energy toward improvements yearly. This is one well run place and it produces great leaders and leathers.

Submitted by a parent

October 9, 2013


Ponte Vedra Palm Valley- Rawlings Elementary School is a model of excellence in teaching, student involvement, technology in the classroom, parent involvement and community partnerships.

Submitted by a parent

October 8, 2013


Our family moved to St. Johns County 2 years ago based upon the reputation of the school district, and PVPV/Rawlings has met every expectation for a fantastic elementary school and then some. The teachers are top-notch, and the school is run as a forward-thinking, creative business as well as an educational platform. The children at this school receive innovative and fresh technology, media, and learning tools that compete with any new school, hands-down. We are thrilled with our experience at PVPV/Rawlings, and proudly endorse the school and the entire staff.

Submitted by a parent

School data provided by
GreatSchools