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Addison Mizner Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 889 students

 

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Posted yesterday

My daughter loves her school. Teachers are top notch, incredible professional and concerned with their student's wellbeing. They have an amazing Principal, Mrs. Burke who is dedicated to make of this school the best one in East Boca. I have read some negative comments about their office staff, but I can tell you that even if they may seem aloof at the beginning (perhaps because they're extremely busy), you will find out that they are also very caring and supportive. My daughter also takes a variety of classes with third party vendors, zumba, mad science, etc that are offered in the schools premises and she's happy with them. Their aftercare program does not impressed me much though, although Mr. Anthony is fabulous and kind; Mr. Steve can be simply boldly rude to deal with at times, especially with parents or grandparents whose first language is not English. I guess, he can't help it. Anyway, overall Addison Mizner is a great school and their team deserves recognition for that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2013

My son is now a 3rd Grader at AMES. Been there since Kindergarten. I can't say enough great things about the staff and quality of education he has received there to date. I have yet to meet a teacher who does not genuinely care about the children and their education. Teachers are tough, but fair. All of them have been great with communicating to parents. I don't see bad acts going on (fighting, stealing, bullying). The teachers simply do not put up with it. The parents are very involved - there is a strong and supportive PTA. The aftercare program is top notch (shout out to Mr. Steve). The only downside is the campus is old and bit run down - they have been making strides to improve it (painting, grass, etc...). I will take a great education over a pretty campus any day. New principal Burke is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

Like most things, you can get from this education what you as a parent put into it with your child. The staff is great. Although not everyone always see eye to eye, these are caring professionals. I know I would do no better sending my children to private. I am grateful to the staff of Addison Mizner for a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2013

This school is slowly bouncing back from horrible leadership. The previous principal allowed the school to become filthy - trash littered the walkways and common areas, the play areas are dirt and ruin your child's shoes and clothing, and the bathrooms were filthy with urine and feces everywhere. A new principal seems to be addressing the issues yet the teacher centric culture still prevails. The credit for the school's high rating is really more of a reflection on the neighborhoods it draws from. A new charter school opened and many people opted to send their children there. You can have excellent results or you can have poor . We have had both, mostly poor. It depends on who you know and whether you can pull the strings to get your kids in with the right teachers. Kids can go from being A/B students one year to C/D students the next. It sounds ridiculous but some teachers we worked with have actually lied to us - rather than address issues - While other teachers have been excellent and extremely helpful. It is luck of the draw, since there was so little actual leadership in previous years - the proof of this is in the reviews - earlier reviews are good while later reviews range.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2012

I totaly agree that most of the office and staff are very rude, at every level acting as rulers of the world yelling at children and parents, they will ask you for a pick up plan as theirs is a total disaster for the school and comunity ;piling up cars in endless lines. zero common sense in resolving this critical problem expecting parents to park a mile away or children to walk home during a thunder storm because there are no contingencies allowable from them. Coming from another school also 2nd grade is just like kindergarten and even when obtaining excelent grades and test results they cannot place the children appropiately to their abilities and knowledge, is very frustrating, Teachers are good but they have to aknowledge that parent involvement has been the key to their good reputation. Gifted program is as good as your child can make out of it.The cafeteria also is very dated and actualy not good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2012

I have mixed feelings about this school. We only recently moved to the area and chose a home near to the school because of its great reputation. So far - nothing great. My son was previously in K in an ability grouped class. They had already completed 1/3 of first grade by the end of May. Here he is floating along doing work he already did 6 months ago - we will be getting him tested for gifted soon, but the progress seems slow to me. The office staff are beyond rude, the VP is extremely rude and curt and they seem to feel that they are doing you a favor by even gracing your presence with their imperialism. The principle yells at parents and students in the car line and generally the feeling is of "they system is again you not for you". The test scores are great so somewhere along the line they must be doing some good work I hope I am wrong and that our experience changes and if our year improves I will post an update.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

Without question one of the best public schools in the country. We came from a private school when we relocated to Boca Raton and had concerns about some of the reviews of the local schools. However, we can attest that AMES is fantastic. Everyone care first and foremost about the children and not only their education in class but their social integration and growth. The teachers spend their own money to supplement the budget cuts imposed on all public schools in FL. Parents and as much access to the teachers as they desire. You will not hear "I'm bored" from your child. You may hear "it's hard" but if they need help, there is help. You and your child will fully enjoy your time at AMES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2011

This school is filthy beyond words, my kids do not go to the bathroom the entire day, I am going to do something about this it is a disgrace that this principal allows this to go on, something will be done, there is a large group of mothers who feel this way and we will not stop until something is done, it is not safe for kids to be in this school!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

I love this schoool. My daughter is headed to 4th grade and we've been there since Kg. I've had some special needs and they tutored her and had some reading help for her over the years. My husband and I also recently seperated and the teachers, old and new to her couldn't be more helpful. The guidance counseler set her up for a divorce/seperated care class they also offer during the school day! Amazing support system both educational and personal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

A great school. The activities are limited especially sports but the area has plenty of options. The principal is really good, kind to the children but it is difficult to get an appointment to meet with her. You will usually get the assistant principal who is much more rigid. The teachers are phenomenal and that is what makes it a great school. The teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2007

Playgrounds have really dirty sand and needs great work. Outside of some classrooms the sand is also very dirty. Extracurricular activities, such as performaning in a play or playing musical instruments does not exist. (unless you consider the grade 5 pupils start to play the flute!) Discourages against parent involvement since it is already high. It is a shame as the money seems to go elsewhere and not to the outdoor areas - this school also does not have an indoor gym.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

I give Addison Mizner 5 stars! It is the best school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2007

My child has just finished KG, it really was a great experience her first yr. The Kg teachers r amazing. I am hoping the years to follow will only get better. The grounds defiently need improvement. I am not 100% sold on the vice principal,principal or the specials ie: music art and so on....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

Excellent school and wonderful parent support.The learning experience is wonderful and the children all live in the immediate area. Needs work on the play ground ,but everything else is A++.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2006

Great parent involvement. Staff is efficient. 3rd grade teacher, thorough and strict, if not very creative. Grounds are disappointing, all the funds raised by parents could perhaps be used for outdoor improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2006

This is a great school. The office staff and teachers are wonderful. I am glad my kids can walk to such a 'A' rated school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2005

My daughter has gone to this school since kindergarten. It has been a great experience for her grade school years she will be leaving to fo to middle school next year, but thanks to this school she is ready for the next level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2005

This school has a wonderful staff and is very caring with its students. They take wonderful measures at childrens education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2005

addison mizner is a really great school, the only tiff is that they do not have an ESE program for children with LD's. They carry a more gifted program. They offer great teachers, a clean environment and very friendly people. They offer music, art and sports as well as karate and other extracurricular activities at the school after hours. They let parents volunteer and are just an all around good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

Our daughter has attended since she was 5. Her teachers have been outstanding, dedicated and highly skilled. Her 1st grade teacher, upon seeing that our daughter was getting bored, recommended we test her for the school's Gifted Program and she was accepted. Since her 2nd year, our daughter has been challenged in ways that have brought out her talent, skills and personality. Teachers maintain very high levels of communication with parents; in all our parent/teacher conferences, it was very evident that they knew our daughter well as well as where she needed to focus. The principal is firm, kind and a terrific leader. Field trips, science projects, essays, and solid homework have enabled our daughter to be well prepared for middle school. PTA -- best in the District! It contributes greatly to the school's excellent performance. We've always thought of AMES as a private education at the best price! Highly recommend.
—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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

164 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
97%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "A".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 76%
Hispanic 16%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
Black 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 66%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%73%61%
Master's degree 30%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Design
Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. KELLY BURKE
Fax number
  • (561) 362-3150

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
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