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Verde Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 849 students

 

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2011:
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Posted November 17, 2013

I am a teacher myself at a different school and can say that so far my child has had 3/3 great teachers. They are well educated, enthusiastic, and go above and beyond. The standard is appropriate for their age and the school spirit is very high. Teachers here know that an inappropriately high standard can cause low self esteem. Almost all kids at Verde love Verde. That's a good testament. The negative testaments below are unfortunate. A bad experience is possible anywhere. The upper teachers being concerned with FCAT is a state problem not isolated to Verde alone. As for being concerned about tattoos on an employee, it's as irrelevant as hair color. Both employees with tattoos are more than competent at their jobs, so to focus on tattoos is not productive for people looking to choose a school. My daughter wants to be a kindergarten teacher after her kindergarten experience, so I feel badly for the other kid who's parent reviewed below because her child didn't want to go to school. Usually it's a social problem when that happens. Just my experience as a teacher. Overall, great school, doing it's best in a mediocre school system with FCAT requirements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2013

I had both my kids at Verde and especially my last one had a big problem last year. It was her last year teaching at Verde and she was really impatient and most of the time really rude. The teacher would not return emails, phone calls, and notes most of the time, she sent me important information about test only the same day. My daughter was telling me that almost every day that a kid was crying in her class because of her. This year she is in 6th grade and she discovered that the teacher didn't teach them many important things, for example in Math the division with the decimals. The desk were full of ants, and the kids found Roaches many times.They had big problems with head lice every year. I can tell you many story's about the school and the after-school but I rather not say it. I hope that who is in charge there will change how the things are going, be more friendly with the kids and parents,it is not a big deal and if the kids feel comfortable they can speak more about their problems in school. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

**** It is my opinion that the PTO efforts are 5 Star. Open House was fantastic! The effort placed by parents and students was impressive. Tremendous school Spirit. T-shirts, shorts, calendars and Verde folders are innovative ways to raise PTO funds. Pizza was for sale! The Info desk was great! It immediately lessened any anxiety about moving to a new area and utilizing a new school. Congratulations Verde! Nice Job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

This is the 2nd year my child is attending Verde. I've met the new principal Mr. Moldervan and so far he is WONDERFUL. Very approaching as well as Vicky in the office. Last year I was very unhappy with the teacher (ruschmeier-1st grade), this year I'm thrilled so far with the teacher in 2nd grade. Also, the new PTA president is a sweetheart and will hopefully return the PTA to a place where other parents want to be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Great school! I reccomend your child goes to this school! My child actually WANTED to go to school....I was in SHOCK!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Verde Elementary is a good school. Both of my sons are in there. They definitely care when the students are weak in a subject. The teacher also is an important role in finding out about the weaknesses. My son did not have a great second great teacher, but his 3rd grade teacher was excellent. what I as a parent expect from this school is welcoming media staff who are children friendly and encourage all the students equally to read. Aftercare program also could be better if the counselors spend quality time for homework and provided cool environment for students in months of August & September like a classroom instead of hanging out outside, specially for first graders who are little.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2013

I love Verde! My daughter started there on first grade and just graduated 5th grade. And my son just graduated Kindergarten at Mrs. Archer's class! She is the best! Very to the point, caring and invested at her job. Along the years there had been some issues, but I guess we will have anywhere. We moved, but I still love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2013

My experience with Verde is that in the upper grades all that is cared about by many of the teachers is the FCAT testing. They don't teach the children the subjects, but enough to pass the tests. I believe that this has caused many of the teachers in the upper grades to be overly mean snd certainly uncaring about the students as individual children. They are just 3's, 4's or 5's off of which the tescher hopes to get a bonus. My child had a very good experience in the lower grades, but in the upper grades he has had a very poor experience. He gets excellent grades, but the teachers are very poor role models...his most recent being very arrogant and defensive when I speak to her, and vindictive to my son for complaining to me about her mistreatment of my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2013

My child has had some excellent teachers at Verde, but some of the upper grade teachers are awful and bully the students--not a good learning environment at all. The physical facilities are also bad, expecially the bathrooms. My child complains often that they are dirty. There are a lot of portables, even in worse condition. Hopefully the school can do something about these two very serious issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2013

My Daughter is currently attending to Verde Elementary and so far we are very disappointed with the school and the teachers, since they don't help children meet their full potential and if they need help with math or reading they don't help them. and if they are behind in their curriculum the school doesn't care or do anything to help the students...the teachers have too many kids 18-20+ in each classroom...they can't handle so many. they do very few extra activities for kids...they offer more in their aftercare program...the school is not very clean, outdated and have no security or police officer onsite to help with their car lines...its a nightmare! We don't recommend it!....DelPrado Elementary is a better school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2013

Verde is an excellent school. My son is in first grade and has been lucky enough to have had two of the best teachers in the school, Mrs. Samarel (K) an Mrs Lora (1st). They are veteran teachers who are nurturing, smart, and disciplined. The gifted program with Mrs. Kirk is also exceptional. The biggest drawback of the school is its age: 30+ years old, one of the oldest schools in Palm Beach county. The bathrooms are an embarrassment. But we highly recommend the school overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2012

Verde has been a great school for my daughter. She started her kindergarten last year and Mrs. C Archer was her teacher. Mrs.Archer is a wonderful teacher. My daughter had a great time with her. She helps the parents and the kids in every possible way. This year Mrs. J Walker is her first grade teacher. So far she is awesome and I know that it would be in future too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2012

Verde has been a great school for my child from 2nd to 4th grade. My daughters 5th grade teacher is the worst teacher she has ever had. I hope the principal and vice principal can fix this issue. My daughter has always loved her teachers but not this 5th grade teacher, she is the worst teacher my daughter has ever had. I know i have already said that but it is true. She blames things on kids and screams at them. That is not a role model to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2012

i personaly feel thet verde is a great school the teachers are so nice and the rest of the staff there are alot of after school activites at verde there is spanish club teacher of tommrow and running club and ect there are always things going on a verde the teachers make learning fun ive atended verde for 6 years and noticed that my classes have great grades if there is any school in the palm beach county school discrict id pick VERDE ELEMENTRAY out of ANY of them !!! GO VERDE VICKINGS


Posted April 9, 2012

I have to agree with the last review. There is no bullying going on and most certainly not a RAT problem. Get you facts straight before posting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2012

This is a wonderful elementary school. My daughter has attended Verde Elementary since first grade, and she is now in 5th, finishing up this June. The teachers have been great, the school is safe and I don't see any major issues with bullying, as for the previous comment. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2012

This is the worst school for my child. Other kids are bullying eachother theres clicks and there is a rat problem!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

Great school, my daughter is heading to 1st grade, just finished Kindergarten and it was a wonderful school year. Mrs. Lombardo is an excellent teacher. My daughter and i both love this school. I hope to be able to keep her in verde elementary till she's done with 5th grade. once again Thanks for everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

This is a wonderful school! The teachers are dedicated and work hard to ensure that the students reach their goals. They strive to get students involved in extracurricular activities. Even the administrative staff are enthusiastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2011

I found Verde to be fair (6 on the rating scale) school. The teachers, while most are educated with a teaching degree, are for the most part inept at working effectively with children who need a little more. The school fails to recognize where a child needs assistance nor do they know how to give assistance if the child needs it. The IEP system at the school has been of no help. In addition, any assistance they did give was delayed for months. Their advice has had a negative impact on my child's wellbeing. Nor do they meet on a schedule that actually provides benefit. My child no longer attends this school, thank goodness. My child now attends a school (public) where the teachers and parents are proactively involved. The PTA meetings have over 100 parents. My child's grades have gone up 2 levels. Sadly, the rating for Verde is grossly overstated.
—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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%
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

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
89%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

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 "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 54%
Hispanic 35%
Black 5%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%73%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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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  • (561) 218-6850
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6590 Verde Trail
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