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Sunrise Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 866 students

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2014:
Based on 6 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 9, 2013

I really hope this school is excellent, we are moving from north Florida and my children are now attending a charter 10 school, I do not see recent reviews from this school, as a parent I will like to know how is the school doing during this 2013 year. any parents out there dare to comment?


Posted January 5, 2013

This is our first year at Sunrise Park and it has been a wonderful school year for my son. His 4th grade teacher is fantastic as well as all specials teachers. His teacher cares deeply about the sucess of each studnet! We couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2010

Sunrise Park is a wonderful school. Administation is warm, friendly and knowledgeable. The teachers are kind, caring and extremely qualified. I'll be sad to see my daughters leave for middle school. We have great memories at Sunrise Park.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2010

I'm not really sure what the last review was talking about. The teachers at Sunrise Park went above and beyond the call of duty this past year even with the hectic departmentalization switch over. There were so many teachers taking time from their personal lives to help the children learn and understand the material from the curriculum (not just the middle kids). We have such a great group of teachers, general staff members and administrators. I'm proud to say my daughter will be graduating Sunrise Park next year with a great elementary education under her belt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

I feel that Sunrise Park used to be an exceptional school....that has become a mediocre one. The administration is running it like a business...very cold and not taking into account that we are supposed to be helping each and every child (regardless of ability) strive to be the best they can and learn and excel on their level. They are teaching to the middle kids, leaving out the advanced kids as well as the kids who need more help. It's a shame that the teachers are so consumed with what administration has them doing that it's not as enjoyable for them as it should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

I feel that Sunrise Park is an average school and I am going to be changing schools next year. They have no communication between parents and teachers. Also security is very poor for children safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

Boy do I ever miss this school. My kids attended school there for one year and then we moved 2 miles away and were forced to change schools. The teachers at Sunrise truly do care about their students and want them to succeed and they'll work with parents in order to accomplish this. Our kids currently go to Waters Edge and the teacher here should be ashamed at the way they are with the students who need help. Anyways, your the best Sunrise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

My son loves the school! Everyone is involved and that makes everything work great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

Great school with Great teachers and children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

Great teachers, great principal, great PTA (and parental involvement)!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

The teachers and staff are unbelievable. My two children are thriving at Sunrise Park Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

For it's amazing principal and teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

Everything Sunrise Park makes an effort to do they absolutely rock!!! Kidsafe program, PTA and now Sunrise Park Samaritans...way to go!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

The teachers are terrific, dedicated, and a well rounded education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

Amazing school with amazing teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

Sunrise Park Elementary has an outstanding staff! A team who is caring, experienced and ready to help. I have a 5th grader and 1st grader who are doing great! The ESE team has been fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

I have been involved in PTA (and am currently President) and have never met a more dedicated staff and administration. They Rock!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

it has a warm, friendly atmosphere, an accessible principal and an awesome pta
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

My son just started Kindergarten is doing so wonderful in this school. He comes home with a wonderful attitude about learning and we couldn't be any happier. This school knows how to please their students. Go Sunrise Park!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

Awesome teachers, students, parents and PTAS. Everyone is so into their school and community!
—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.

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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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
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 62%
Hispanic 29%
Black 3%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 24%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%73%61%
Master's degree 41%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Battle of the Books winner in the South Area, SDPBC (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Five Star School (2013)
  • WPTV Class Act Award, Sunrise Samaritans (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Television/Radio News

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Alicia Steiger
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (561) 477-4350

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Direct instruction
  • Enrichment Grades K-1 FY 2013-2014
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Leveled Literacy Intervention
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Youth Service Bureau
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • After sports programs
Girls sports
  • fee based after school program

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Girl scouts
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Student council/government
  • Television/Radio News
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Sunrise Park is a phenomenal school located in the heart of West Boca. Almost half of our staff hold advanced degrees. We work very hard in the classroom to differentiate instruction in order to meet the needs of ALL of our students. Since 2012, we have offered an enrichment program for grades K and 1. SPES offers a variety of ESE programs including a full time Language Learning Disabled Program and an inclusion ASD program. We also offer an ASD Pre K & Speech/Language Pre K models.
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Eagles Landing Middle School
Loggers Run Middle School
Don Estridge Middle School
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19400 Coral Ridge Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33498
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Phone: (561) 477-4300

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