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Hammock Pointe Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 898 students

 

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Posted August 18, 2014

Great school !!! Left for a 1/2 semester and had to return. Was not pleased with my change.. Hammock has the staff that truly love what they do!!! My Daughter is very happy in her environment and that makes me one happy parent. Thank You Hammock Point
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2014

My first child attended this school 15 years ago and I was so pleased with the quality and care that I am looking to move back to this area to educate my 2nd child. South Florida is a difficult area to raise a child and the staff of this school made it much easier. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Great School. this school is very involved with the my child's education, the teacher quality is 100%
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2013

This is in response to the parent who wrote a review on May 9, 2013. The parent said, "the neighbors think they own the street." I respectfully disagree with this statement. I attended Hammock Pointe Elementary School when it first opened 20 years ago. My family lived in the neighborhood across the street (our town house faced the school). Instead of properly waiting in the pickup line, parents would illegally park in our development - on the grass, the curb, and in our assigned parking spots. They did not pay attention to the students walking home from school. I don't know if this is the neighborhood you are referring to. If so, the neighbors do "own the street" inside the development. Are there other neighborhoods that were built since that time? I am just writing about my family's personal experience.


Posted May 9, 2013

The teachers are wonderful. The picking up line it's terrible! You cannot do u turns and the neighbors think they own the street. When a student need ESE , it's never tested unless parents request it, or scream on school board. They are raising their school level and kids are not following. School it's overcrowded . No many clubs for kids, and the ones they have are not offered to all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

They waited until end of the year to send red flags. Parents are not welcome in the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2012

i was a student at hammock ponit since 2nd grade and i just graduated 5th grade and im so happy i came to this school all the teachers are wonderful and the staff is polite and very nice. I love this school and i recommend this school to everyone. the best teacher in 5th is Mr.Burrage... i miss him so much.


Posted October 4, 2011

A very supportive staff has helped both my sons, one of which who might be autistic. Teachers are good and both my sons are doing great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

My child goes to this school and she has been bringing home so much information and learning material it has been great. They really inform parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

I have to agree with the last two reviews. The schools lack of communication with the parents is the worst. The school changes the way they are doing things in the last 2-3 months of school that they have left. What took them so long to make these changes? When you tell the school staff that you weren't notified of any changes or new things going on they say that notices were sent home or you get the notices way too late. I have received notices the day something is due. This is something that they need to talk to the teachers about. My son got switched within the first 3 weeks of school and now he has a teacher that is horrible and nasty. You can't talk to the office staff because they are just as nasty. I hope next year is better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

Hammock Pointe does not communicate with parents like it use to. I agree with the last posting in that you only find out about a problem when it is too late. They trust the children to bring home all relevant information. They have high expectations which is great when the child can meet those expectations but some children that haven't been properly evaluated for various reasons might (as the expression goes) get left behind. My daughter does really well but when she makes a mistake or forgets something the consequences are too great. They should be working with the children to build them up, not shoot them down when they don't quite meet all expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

My daughter has been at HPES for 3 yrs now,, We loved her K teacher, she was the greatest, always there! When it came to 1st and 2nd grade, well, we started t see and feel a change going on. She was struggling with reading, and it wasnt until mid term report cards came out, is when we became aware of the problem..Wouldndnt u think u would get aletter or something before if there is a problem gets worse???? Well it happened again in 2nd grade, the same thing, but this time, when we found out again, we sprang into action, giving the school a piece of our minds, then sent her strat into tutoring, and the school has put her into a reading program, and she is improving...Let hope it doesnt happen again next yr!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

The teachers are wonderful-they know all the kids and treat them all well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

My child goes to Hammock and I think is it a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2009

Hammock Pointe Elementary is an awesome school. My son attends kindergarten there he is thriled to be in school. Teachers keep the students motivated to learn and to behave properly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

we just recently said goodbye to Hammock Point as we have moved to central florida. My son so enjoyed his 1st two and a half years of elementary school and I enjoyed volunteering! This school appreciates parental envolvement at any level. They are very organized and have many fun activities that involve families to participate. It will be hard to find a school to compare to this one. Hammock Point you will be missed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

My son and daughter both attended hammock pointe and i was beyond impressed, with the teachers and staff. I have never encountered a better elementary school than hammock pointe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2007

Excellent school. My daughter is in 2nd grade and is doing very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

Hammock Pointe Elementary School presents a wonderful learning environment for students. Parents are encouraged to participate in the many activities that occur during the day, at night and on weekends. Hammock Pointe is a School of Promise. This commitment on behalf of administraiton, faculty and students creates the inter-generational program at Regents Park. The positive atmosphere at the school makes it a great place to attend school, go to work, and volunteer. You can't beat Hammock Pointe.


Posted January 11, 2007

My daughter has been at HPES from k-5 and I have a daughter entering in 2007. The school is extremely safe. Teachers are awesome. It's a shame some parents feel the need to switch to a school that provides gifted programs when this school exists. I had the opportunity & turned it down to stay at HPES. As my childs years go on, fewer parents get involved. In 5th grade the after school & during school activities are incredible. This truly is a non-bully school whereas you feel as ease knowing your child is in their hands. Sad to see Ms. Veiga leave the 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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
90%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 43%
White 36%
Black 12%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 72%73%61%
Master's degree 28%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. CAROLE CRILLEY
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  • (561) 477-2250

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