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Daystar Academy of Excellence Charter School

Charter | K-5 | 112 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2010

Because the Principal has brought the School up to were its supposed to be. Also they have a Zero Tolerance Policy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2006

My daughter Emily has been attending Day Star Academy for 2 years now. The teacher's at Day Star provide one on one time with students who need extra. The principle and teachers dicipline but also care about their students and that means alot to me. I would like to thank Mrs. Fine and Mrs. King for teaching Emily and for helping her how to read and write. I would recommend Day Star Academy Charter school to any parent and I am looking forward to enrolling my son next year with god willing.
—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 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
69%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
58%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
89%
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

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 State average
Black 92% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Hispanic N/A 29%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White N/A 42%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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 21%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Francine King
Fax number
  • (561) 369-2642

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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970 N Seacrest Blvd
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Phone: (561) 369-2323

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