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Big Pine Academy

Charter | PK-7 | 187 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 3, 2014

My children have been attending this school for a while and it is great. It is a small school and they get a lot more attention than you would get at a large school. The teachers go above and beyond to help students that need the assistance. It is a school that still believes in teaching kids manners and respect. They encourage family involvement in the classrooms and in their activities. I feel that this school has a safe and loving environment and am thankful that we have this kind of atmosphere in our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2014

The children are barely supervised. The bullying is out of control in almost every class. The teachers talk about there students out of school and make fun of them. I would not subject my child to this type of environment another year. The teachers act worst than the children with there attitudes. Whoever said that this school is wonderful is out of there mind also!!!!!!!!! You can see how long ago all the good reviews were. The school has gone off the deep end!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2010

This school is amazing! My children get a great education there. I saw a huge improvement in my daughter who began kindergarten there last year. She started reading overnight. This year, she loves her teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

I love it AND my daughter does too. Excellent teachers in a small enviroment. Very personal and caring
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

This is a school where parents are very involved and get to collaborate with the teachers and administration. It has the best faculty and PTO around. That is the beauty of a charter school. It is intimate, even the 5th graders know the names of the little pre-schoolers. Your child is not a number here, they will feel important and valued. It feels like school did when we were children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

This is a wonderful school. Their pre-k 3 program and VPK program are all on the same campus. The teacher and parent involvement is exceptional. The new principal is very involved with the students and faculty. I highly recommend this great little school which resembles a private school but is actually public.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2004

Excellent School! My children have been there for 2 years. They have excelled in learning and have been provided with advanced materials. Communication between the school and parents is the best I have ever experienced. They truly care about the children and providing them with a quality education. Thank You Big Pine Neighborhood Charter School!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
81%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

11 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
80%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 81%
Hispanic 14%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 53%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/AN/A
Female 47%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 83%55%61%
Master's degree 17%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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30220 Overseas Highway
Big Pine Key, FL 33043
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Phone: (305) 872-1266

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