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Charter School Of Boynton Beach

Charter | K-8 | 698 students

 

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Posted February 11, 2014

My daughters go to this school. They each are thriving. yes there has been some communication issues however, with such a large school, in there first year they have done an exceptional job. All school have hiccups, but the education and benefits they have gotten far out reach any possible problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2014

This school is REALLY BAD in communication with the principal as well as the teachers. Teachers are always on a different page. If they don't like you child they will do all they can to get them out. Parents evaluate the school before you put you r children in this school!!! Worst experience ever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

My son loves this school. It was a difficult decision to move him to a new school. We couldnt be happier with the results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2013

I have three children in this school I find it to be a great school. I love the zero tolerance for kids that are not there to get a education. They weed out the bad seeds right away with suspension or expulsion. The principle knows every student and all the teachers are great and gave my children the extra attention they needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

Students are always suspended instead of disciplined. No respect for teachers. Hard to contact administrators. Maybe because of their budget, teachers need to dedicate more time to students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2013

My son has been at this school for two years now, (Kindergarten and 1st), I was a little nervous - as any parent would be, however it has been great. He has had two excellent caring, kind teachers that have really encouraged him to be the very best he can be. All the staff are very warm and welcoming, greeting the students each day as they arrive. My son has received an expanded curriculum, as well as a pull out program, which he is always very excited to tell me about. The school has been a very warm and welcoming place, that my son loves to go to each day. The staff encourage a love of learning. My son is learning Spanish which he enjoys, and takes great pride in practicing. The teachers have worked well with my son, and he is receiving a very well rounded education. The school focuses on the whole child, providing a good balance. The communication from the staff has been excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2012

Check the new Charter schools of Boynton Beach website: www.csbb.org All good things come around in time with the help of God. The school's elementary choir sang at an Episcopal church on December 9th and it was beautiful. The school has much to offer and in due time they will be back to where they were and make changes to deal with the growth that they were blessed with. As a long standing volunteer at the school I am confident of that. Go Bulldogs!


Posted October 24, 2012

No! Good teachers would not still be working there. The school has teachers working there that are not certified in order to save themselves money. The school quotes themselves as a technology school, when there is only one computer in a classroom and old computers in the computer room. It is also known for foreign language classes, which some of the teachers do not know how to teach. They have no books for the students until at least december which the students need to share because they do not purchase enough. Its a horrible school and if you send your child there, they will end up with no education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2012

This school's directors and Principle are not in this for the students. My son was there for only a month when a really inappropriate discussion was had between the Principle and ta 7th grade class. After bringing to the attention of the directors, I received nothing but unwillingness to hear the problem or even concern. This school is not about the students, ita about making money. I'm sure this is why the EX-Teacher also left. This was a great Teacher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2012

It's amazon ing how fired, disgruntled teachers post the most negative remarks. If you were a good teacher you would still be there and not on the unemployment. As a parent I want the best teachers in the classroom. Computer and books don't trench children great teachers do. Sad whoever wrote the review in April 5, 2012 could not figure that out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2012

It is interesting how all the negative marks disappear from here. I worked here at one time, and a school that has "no money" for computers, a library, or textbooks is unacceptable! The bar is definitely lowered here. I have never seen such a dysfunctional administration with zero structure. The morale here is so low that whichever teachers don't get fired, end up quitting. In general, the place is amateur.


Posted September 3, 2010

The Charter Schools of Boynton Beach is a terrific school with great faculty and staff . While they are going through growth pains they still manage to provide a nuturing atmosphere for my grandchildren who love it there. One the best charter schools around.


Posted August 11, 2009

My child started her 6th grade year at CSBB in 2008 and I wish I had listend to Mr. Owens 4 years ago when he asked me to place my child in his school. The school is awesome! My daughter's FCAT scores have improved tremendously as well as her study habits and overall grades in school. The fact that kindergarteners are required to have a foreign language class is beyond me! And I love the fact that my African American child with Bahamian roots LOVES Japanese class! I wish that they would expand to include high school like Village Academy did. The 2010-2011 school year will be her last :( I'm not sure why the ratings are so low, I'm assuming it's based on the fact that this school was tiny when it started by my oh my how things have changed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2009

Id advise anyone not to go here it has no good programs for the middle school and the students are horrid and distrupt the classes, alot of fights its not an enviorment i would call to ' learn' more like a correctional center beacause most of the students are from congress(also a bad school on the other hand the only thing i like about hte school is the principal Mr. Owens he is the best principal out there is actually cares about the students, and he`s funny to!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2008

I walk the hall ways a few days out of the week, well I'm not impress. The class rooms are very noisy I can not hear my self think. There are 2 to 3 teachers that realy care about the education, How ever some one who had a realy good education in the past can realy pick up on certain things. But on the night of celebration night Mr. Owens gave a great speach, but that was it a great speach. It was not follow thrue in regards to education. I see that teachers have no control of the student what so ever. Students have no respect. Mr. Owens did say in his speech that once in his school it would be diffrent. I have yet to see it. I'm pulling my chrildren out of there. To bad I was not able to see before the first semester. Very very disapointed!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2008

this is one of the best schools in the world.they teachers that would go to hell and back for us kids.and unlike other schools they try and help us even if it takes time for us to get so don't listen the ones that say no.this school will prepare us for the future I've been at this school for 6 years.they have kindergartener's that can spell the words there giving us in seventh.so don't send your child here they will miss out on a whole lot.can your five year old spell mystery or chaos.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2007

Charter School of Boynton Beach is an amazing school. The staff is simply wonderful. Mr. Owens, the principal knows each and every child by name, and interacts with them several times daily. The teachers are outstanding, and everyone strives to work together. They go the extra mile to get parents involved, and I think what is most important, is they truly look at each child as an individual, knowing each child's individual needs and desires, likes and dislikes. It takes very special people to achieve something like that, and that is why it is an A school. My son loves all the adults that work with him, and they always encourage him, even when he has rough days. This school is amazing, it's as simple as that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2007

Just not happy. School moved mid year, and the old buses they used to transport children kept breaking down overcrowded etc. Over hype of activities by administration because follow thru is just not there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2007

The school earned an 'A' grade and has a very nice location with a library, technology lab, and great classrroms. The faculty and adminstration are par excellence. School is involved with the YMCA so the students can take swimming safety lessons. The kids love CSBB.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

The quality of academics, staff and administration is far superior to all the other schools I have researched in Palm Beach county. Mr and Mrs Owens do a fabulous job and have wonderful, dedicated staff. I can't express my gratitude for the quality and care my son received from Mrs.Ward, Mrs. Lopresti and Mr. Garcia. Thank you, thank you! Anne Hoyt (Watters)
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
25%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
13%
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 53% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
33%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
43%
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 47% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
15%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
57%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
94%

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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
73%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
29%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
8%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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
Black 50%
Hispanic 35%
White 11%
Two or more races 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 47%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/AN/A
Female 53%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 100%73%61%
Master's degree 0%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 18%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. WAYNE OWENS
Fax number
  • (561) 374-6153

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1425 Gateway Boulevard
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
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