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Sea Breeze Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 624 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 10, 2014

My daughter has been here for Kindergarten & each morning just an fyi there is NEVER any parking spaces due to the tiny lot, so look forward to parking literally across the street in the grass, even when rainy. Not good for that. A few issues with the front desk receptionist with her being rude & not communicating well with the families etc. There are multiple entrances to the school with no officer etc like security protection, besides getting a slap on sticker saying your name. Kind of nerve racking. Her teacher is awesom though inspite of the other things. Only saw the principle once, and that was talking about all this stuff that will be done throughout the school year & still do not see anything yet...?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2013

The organization level is acceptable, still far a way to match the State Tests (FAT) in Math and Reading. I hope get improvements to at least match the State averages.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2012

I LOVE THIS AMAZING SCHOOL! IT IS FAB ! THE STAFF ARE REALLY NICE AND THE TEACHERS PROVIDE A FUN AND LEANING EDUCATION. YOU CAN EXPECT THE BEST!!!!!!


Posted October 13, 2010

I love Seabreeze Elementary School because my grandson attends there. He loves the school and loves learning which I think is a reflection of the teachers and the school.


Posted December 2, 2008

The support that this school gives it's parents and students is remarkable!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

My son has been at Seabreeze Elementary all his elementary education. Great school, excellent staff, wonderful education, and parent-teacher interaction. Thanks to all the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2007

Sea Breeze is a wonderful school! It's a place where you feel you know the teachers and that, most importantly, they get to know your child. Everyone here is friendly and both of my daughters are receiving an excellent education at Sea Breeze. I have NEVER felt that my child was being short changed on education here and I have ALWAYS felt included and welcomed as a parent. You can get involved and help in classrooms, you can go along on field trips, and bring your child lunch and eat outside with him or her any day you wish. No one ever asks that you remain on the 'outside' of your child's education here. If your child attends Sea Breeze, I cannot imagine any disappointment. Best Wishes Always!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2006

Wea Breeze was once a wonderful school. However I feel the change in principals has been a change for the worst. She does not seem to care what the parents want and dont want. I sincerly hope something is done to fix the problem before an 'A' school is run into the ground.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

My main concerns with the school are...the lack of security. The children are in several different buildings with 2 entrance doors to each building which are unlocked and accessible to anyone who decides to walk in, this a a HUGE concern of mine. The playground often has sexual explicit graffiti which went uncleaned after numerous calls by myself and other parents, we finally cleaned it ourselves, we all need to check the playground, and often. I don't agree with the once a week homework folders, either. Too many of our children are between 2 homes, childcare and etc and that is too long to keep track of important papers for our kids on the go. Assign it, and have it due the next day...this weekly stuff is to convience the teacher, not the student. Overall, I believe they need to pay more attention to safety and graffiti.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2005

Sea Breeze Elementary is an awesome school. The staff and teachers work in great harmony to promote a wonderful learning environment. They are the only school in Manatee and Sarasota county that has had an 'A' 5 years in a row. Highly recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2005

Awesome, caring, experience pays off!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2004

Principal talks alot and doesn't get much done. The teachers that we have encountered are pretty good, and care about their students. Just wish that the school as a whole was more organized and proactive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2004

Poor, my child transfered from out of state to Seabreeze. Teacher had no classroom control, principle needs to be replaced. Never again.No control in class, ESE instructors have no accountability from Principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2004

I have two children in Sea Breeze, in 4th and 5th grade, and they have blossomed at this school. Its a truly wonderfull school with a very happy atmosphere and wonderfull academic results, as the past 5 years 'A' rateing proves. Highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2003

This is a wonderful School. They have received an 'A' for 5 years in a row now. The only school in our county to do that. I am so glad my children are going to Sea Breeze.


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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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
65%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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 22%
Black 16%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 48%54%61%
Master's degree 53%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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