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Hammock Pointe Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 898 students

 

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Posted September 6, 2005

My son has been in the school since kinder.The principlal and vice principal takes the time to know all the children at school.My son's third grade teacher took the time to help him after school with math. When I spoke with the counselor about problems at home,she helped me and my son. I feel the school is my extended family. My son feels safe at school and knows he can talk to anyone there. The P.E teachers and music teachers are wonderful. Last year the P.E. teacher was aware I was going through a divorce and knew my son was upset. The P.E. teacher gave my son a dolphin football jersey. However, the dynamics with the students are changing. I have notice there are more children this school year which consider english as a secodary lang. and there are more children in the classroom. It's still a great school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 26, 2005

My daughter is in second grade in this school. She seems to be doing well, but is not as inspired as she has been in her previous school. Hammock Pointe seems very business-like. My daugher complains that the students do not get much play time, or down time. The homework seems appropriate for her level, and she does not complain about mean kids, or mean teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2004

Hammock Pointe is a wonderful school because of its wonderful teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

I am not thrilled that they've started construction with little to no communication with the families that have their children attending the school. They need to revise the parking/traffic circle situation there. It's awful. When the police are there to watch for speeders and those that don't make proper turns, etc. it's much worse. It shouldn't take as long as it takes to drop a child off on the premises. And there is little parking. Not nearly enough. Perhaps they should have flexible start times. Grades K-2 start at 8:30 and 3-5 start at 8:00. Or something along those lines...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

Hammock Pointe is a wonderful elementary school. They have initiated several programs to encourage more involvement at home, especially in reading and math. Because my daughter read 20 books a month, the principal actually came to our house, gave her a book and read her a bed time story. The problem at Hammock Pointe is overcrowding, which I assume is now rampant in public schools. A new auditorium/cafeteria is underway, which is a good thing because only about 1/3 of the students can fit. The teachers get involved to raise money for activities including putting on a 'spaghetti dinner' for parents and students. Hammock Pointe encourages participation by the parents, and invites parents to have breakfast with their kids at the school bimonthly, and the family is given a book to read to the kids. Finally, the school is an A school. I would recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

I didn't go to school in any Florida school. I've had 2 older sons who have gone through school in Nebraska and Iowa. Compared to my experience in Cedar Rapids, IA, and my sons' experience in Omaha, NE, the quality of education at this school is substandard. With the introduction of trimesterly report cards, it is more imperitive than ever that mid-term report cards (with letter-grade evaluations like those on final report cards) be issued. The way it stands now, it is near impossible for a parent to correct for deficient performances. Both my two older sons were classified as 'Gifted' as was I. I know what it means to be 'gifted'. This school has yet to even evaluate my youngest son for giftedness. I have pretty much given up on that idea, since it would mean that he would have to transfer schools anyway. This system is screwed up. But then again, the entire state of Florida isn't exactly known for quality public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2004

My son is in Kindergarden and has a wonderful teacher! The principal is very involved with student activities. This is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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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