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Del Prado Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 851 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
Based on 6 ratings
2012:
Based on 7 ratings
2011:
Based on 7 ratings

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Posted June 4, 2014

We have been part of the Del Prado family for 3 years now and have had the greatest experience. I am a former teacher, and I know how difficult it can be to run a safe and effective school. This school goes above and beyond for the students. Parent involvement is a huge aspect of the success of a school, and you can always count on the parents of Del Prado to help make the year a great one. The staff responds to our concerns immediately, and the principal is a great motivator. This is a school where the higher level students actually encourage the lower level ones. The school continually gets top scores. Do not worry about sending your children to Del Prado!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2014

Office staff is rude, uncaring and passes the buck. My husband and I always get the run-around. They will never go out of their way to help you. Typical failed system. No one thinks outside the box, no one problem solves. Very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

I am very pleased with my son being in Del Prado. It's a wonderful school with a good gifted program. Teachers, office staff and the principal are always professional, warm and ready to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

Cute school. The principal is caring and is always ready to help. My two daughters have the best teachers. We couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2014

Terrible school. Don't be fooled by the rating. They will not help your child if he/she is struggling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

Great school. Nice staff and teachers. This is the best elementary school I know. We are moved from Vero Beach, Florida to Boca Raton Florida looking for good elementary schools, finally we found Del Prado Elementary School to educate our son
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

I love this school minus how much they cram down the homework when FCAT came around last year. I don't know what other elementary schools do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2013

Good luck fitting in. Do some research on the neighborhood around the school and you'll understand. The level of exclusion by the parents and the students is disgusting. The school was a little above average. It is way behind Addison Mizner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

First Of All The Front Desk And Nurse Are Ridiculous, They Cannot Use Common SenSe In So Many Levels. My DaughterThe Gifted But In The End What Matters Is The Teachers. Last Year She Was Not InThe Gifted But The Teacher Was Much Better.... For Those Wondering If They Should Move To This District Because Of The School Rating Don't Waste Your Time Or Money Since 20% Of The Students Use Their Friends Or Family Addresses For The First Year, After That No more Address Check. Very Disappointed With Their System.b
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2013

We had 3 children in this school and we are happy we took our children out of Del Prado. Our oldest was in Del Prado for 5 yrs and had some teachers that were not qualified to teach. They do play favorites sometimes. I think maybe the gifted program is much better. That is what all the hype is about. The regular program is "C. " They did little to help my advanced child that I didn't put into the gifted program. This child is very happy at a much better school. So much inconsistency. The kindest person was Dale Martin in the office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2013

I had my son tested for the gifted program because he was so advanced for his age. He is in the gifted kindergarten and he is still getting bored. The gifted program is not good enough for kids that are coming from an excellent pre school. I am not happy at all with the program. When my son started the year he had some friends that couldn't read and he was reading like a second grade level and he was only in kindergarten. They should separate the kids in the correct classroom and improve the gifted program. Also they should train the teachers better to do more than one level in the same class, they all should be gifted teachers. And please, let the new teachers start working and send home the teachers that work enough time and are not capable anymore to be in a class with young kids. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2012

Del Prado has been a blessing to our daughter. After countless hours of searching for the right school for our first grader and reading the reviews from all different schools, we finally decided this school was the best choice for her. We just moved to the area from Myrtle Beach, SC and though the school she was in was amazing in every way, this one isn't one bit behind. She has homework everyday and I am impressed with the amount she has learned in such short period of time. They really do keep the kids busy and interested. The grounds are well kept, the school is very clean, and the office staff couldn't be friendlier. Her teacher is so kind and doing the best she can to make my daughter fit in. I couldn't be happier. The "room mom" was also very friendly and called to fill me in on classroom functions such as holiday parties and etc. Lastly I would just like to say that every school has their pros and cons; however, out of all the schools in the Boca area this school really is the best choice and I thank God everyday for the opportunity He has given us to live within the school boundaries.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2012

We moved to the area because of this school and we are very glad we did. The teachers are very caring and nurturing, but are very academically driven....which is why we moved here. I have read other comments, and quite frankly, do not place much stock in poorly written, grammatically incorrect comments. Education starts at the home, is accelerated in areas at the school level, and then reinforced again within the home. We couldn't be happier at this school and would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2012

I have to say that I have had very little experience with this school, but from what I know, I am not fond of some of the teachers. I tutor a student at this school, and I asked the teacher if she could possibly email me what the student is learning. She responded by saying "I'm too busy". I think this is a worng for a teacher to do this. Teachers are supposed to help guide students on the right track. Anyways, since the teachers happen to be like that, I suggest enrolling your kids in other schools, where teachers WILL help your child. This shows me that the teachers here are teaching for the pay check not the students!


Posted March 20, 2012

This school is rated one of the top elementary schools in Boca. That may be academically but as far as the teachers go from 3rd grade and up I don't agree. There is a great lack of professionalism, compassion and teachers don't like to take the blame for any of their actions. They do play favorites and if your child is not one of them rest assure they will feel inferior. Very upset about this and trying to fix the issue is like talking to a brick wall. Although my child is doing fabulous academically I do not credit the teachers for this. They need to go to social skill(s) classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2012

HI MY DAUGHTER is going to start Kindergarten in September and I was looking to get some advice for reviews on Morikami and Del Prado. which one is better please?? Please give me your opinion as a parrent. thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2012

This is my first year at this school. I am coming from another great Boca Elementary School. Because it is an older school the interior lighting is poor. I would also like to see more staff assist on a regular basis during car line. It is not properly managed and there is too much room for a child to possibly be injured. The classes are good and I believe that the education is up to par. Let's do away with these FCATs and stop stressing the kids and parents. Teach to learn , not teach to test. Other states have diagnostics but they are not nearly as intense as the Florida FCAT. There should not be a pass fail for a diagnostic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2012

As with every public school these kids are zombie's being taught to a test. They do well on these tests because that is how the teachers make their money. They only teach to the FCAT. Not a good education at all. Thank you federal government!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2011

I have two children that attend this school and I find most of the teachers and staff truly wonderful. With any profession, there are good and bad. And while some teachers are better than others, no teacher at this school is truly bad. They each have their own gift and specialty. And some of the teachers go above and beyone - tutoring kids for free after school and running award winning SECME clubs! In addition, I find the PTA fun and wonderful. No one is forced to participate in any fundraiser - and this year the PTA offered rewards with a donation, without even selling one item. Last year the PTA hosted a Wild Walk with Animal Encounters for the entire student body - for free! Plus each student got a free t-shirt!! The PTA provides the school with much needed funds for audio enhancements, educational tools, and much more! The women and men that help out as campus volunteers really have their hearts in the right place. I like the added security to the school as well. I do not think people/parents should be allowed on campus whenever and wherever they want. In addition to the added safety, a teacher's instruction is not interrupted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2011

If I could give this school a ZERO I would. The teachers are lazy they talk badly about the principal and the students. If you'res not a room mom, your child is not the teachers favorite and you get zero attention from the teacher. Teachers do not return phone calls or they just yes you when they do. Parents are never allowed on campus. It's lack of unity and professionalism that will turn this school into a B rated school soon.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
93%
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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
84%
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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 61%
Hispanic 24%
Asian 8%
Two or more races 4%
Black 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%73%61%
Master's degree 44%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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7900 Del Prado Circle North
Boca Raton, FL 33433
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