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Skyline Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 844 students

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted September 9, 2013

Just enrolled my 3rd grader at this school last Nov. when we moved here. I LOVE it! and he loves it too. His teacher worked closely with us to get his academics on track after he was diagnosed and treated for ADHD. She was always willing to communicate and show us how much his education and well-being is her top priority. His teacher got to move up with her students from last year if the student chose to attend her class. All of her students moved up with her to 3rd grade. Everyone I've encountered at the school is positive and welcoming, including the office and lunch time staff. I feel like they all try to work with parents and students to get the kids' education where it needs to be, instead of just telling parents what needs to happen and what problems the child has. They have nice playgrounds, an outdoor eating area if you'd like to have lunch alone with your child and recently painted a beautiful mural of our local beach on an exterior wall. Safety is a high priority as they have safety patrol students help children exit the cars in the mornings along with adult supervision. I would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2013

As a STUDENT who went here this school is definetly better than a 6. The teachers care about teaching you all subjects no matter what class you're in. The traditions are like no other, field day, dads movie night and all the caring staff, Dr.best. Keep it up.


Posted June 14, 2011

After a horrible kindergarten year at Hancock Elementary, my son was transferred to Skyline. I must say, I'm so glad he started here, I saw the great progress, his teacher was so caring and my son loved her so much. The difference was so amazing, I was really happy. His teacher showed how much she wanted to deal with my son, not like in Hancock where they just passed the buck. Also, I had lunch and after school care issues and the principal was so understanding and he resolved the issues asap. I give this school a 10.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

GREAT OVERALL , BEST TEACHERS, ACADEMIC IS GREAT, PRINCIPAL IS AWESOME. THEY ACKNOWLEDGE YOU AS EQUAL.MY OLDEST SON WHO IS 17 WENT THERE AND WHEN MY SECOND CHILD WAS BORN I ALREADY KNEW THAT SKYLINE ELEMENTARY IS WHERE HE WOULD GO. HIS 6 YRS OLD IN KINDERGARTEN.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

My child has attended this school for 3 years now, I will tell you if your child needs any kind of attention at all in their schooling this is NOT the school for you. In my 3 years I have had 1 teacher that went out of their way to help my child. The staff is more about gossiping in the office, hallways anywhere they can... If you stand there long enough you will see what I am saying. Avoid Skyline and find a school that is best for your child because I promise this isnt it. A VERY unhappy parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2011

My son started in the 5th grade after I withdrew him from Cape Coral Charter school which he had nothing good to say. Now that he is skyline he has nothing bad to say. The teachers here are dedicated and caring. My son started in the middle of the school year and when he started he felt like he is there forever. He has been getting good grades and his attitude towards school is wonderful. Thank you so much skyline!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

My son started the prek speech/communication class this year when he turned 3. His teacher is amazing and I can't believe the progress he has made since he started. We love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2009

My son was experiencing some personal issues that were affecting his academic success. The assistant principal was so kind and understanding. He encouraged my son to visit him whenever he needed a safe place. He also provided me information on local family counselors that could provide coping strategies for the family. Thank you Skyline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

I am so pleased with this school. The principal Mr. Vilardi came out to meet my children and I when we arrived. The warm friendly environment made me feel right at home, and I knew immediately that my children would be safe here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

Mrs. Seaman is in charge of the clinic at Skyline. I have been so happy with her care and concern with sick and hurt students that go to her during the school day. Whenever my son is not feeling well, I know that she will take the time to make sure he is okay to return to class or will call me if needed. Her consistent care for those children who are most vulnerable is amazing! Thank you, Mrs. Seaman!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

The teachers at Skyline are all very devoted and caring. My daughter graduated from Skyline last year and the experience was a positive one. While all schools are mandated to follow testing proceedures Skyline encourages students in a positive way with emphasis on good behavior and work ethic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2008

My son has been in Skyline since Kindergarten, he is going into 5th grade. His teachers have been great every year. I always request a conference at the beginning of the school year to find out what will be expected of him and the teachers have always appreciated it. I also check parentlink to see how he is doing in each class. If his grades are slipping I can email or call his teacher to find out how to help. Teachers at Skyline care about their students. I feel my son will be well prepared for middle school. I also think Mr. Valardi is a great principal and is making a difference at Skyline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

I think that even though you do have to stand and wait at the front office for attention of any kind, for what feels like forever, the school is awesome. The office staff always seem to have better things to do than help you. The teaching and helping teachers are awesome they always have helpful things to say and go above what you would expect. I love the school my two girls love it there. I have a 2nd grader and a 5th grader. My 5th grader will miss her old school greatly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

I love this school, both of my girls have gone here and I have no problems with office staff or teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

The school is great but the Office Personnel is very rude.. they never greet people with a smile, this can potentially deter people from sending there child to that school, since the office personnel gives the first impression. but other than that the school is super good, replace the office personnel and it would be excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2008

My daughter attends Skyline Elementary we have been very pleased with the teachers and staff . Everyone was very friendly and supportive. We love Skyline!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2008

My child attends Skyline in the fourth grade. My son, now in 7th, attended Skyline for all of his elementary school years. The staff and teachers are and have always been very friendly, supportive and caring of my children. I am now a teacher at the school and have more knowledge now about what makes a great school--great staff and wonderful school leadership! We have both at Skyline. I wouldn't send my child anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2008

My child is a Kindergartener at Skyline. I was concerned about him starting in such a huge school and one with such varied socio-economic background. While you can't shelter your child from the world, you always want your child to be surrounded by good influences. I have been very happy with my son's teacher, Mrs. Law. She is wonderful, patient, caring, consistent, has developmentally appropriate standards for her students and has been wonderful to work with to help my son reach his full potential. I do wish the parents of the school would be more involved - I don't know what else the school staff can do to achieve this. We are very happy with our choice to send our son to Skyline Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2008

Honestly for me this is one of the best school that my daughters are attended. Starting with the way that they recieve the kids in the morning and the way that they come home telling how good is the school for them. The secretaries in the office are really nice and friendly. The teachers Ms. Delford and Ms. Tolbie recieve my girls in their first they of school with a really positive and charmin welcome. Keep doing a great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2008

The teachers at Skyline are so caring and dedicated. I have 2 children at Skyline- one is ESE and the other is gifted. The teachers work so well with my child in the ESE program. They are sensitive to his needs but challenge him as well. The gifted program is weak, but at least they level for reading so my child is in a high reading group.
—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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "B".
  • 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 State average
White 55% 42%
Hispanic 34% 29%
Black 5% 23%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 66%66%61%
Master's degree 26%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 6%1%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Gifted specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Computer specialist(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
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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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Golden School Award (2013)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Leader In Me School (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Speech and language impairments
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)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Art club

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
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 2:10 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Charles Vilardi
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (239) 772-8934

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Individually guided instruction
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Speech and language impairments
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)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Cape Christian Church
  • Cape Community Ministries
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Boy scouts
  • Math club
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.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
157
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
157

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Challenger Middle
Gulf Middle
Trafalgar Middle
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620 SW 19th St
Cape Coral, FL 33991
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Phone: (239) 772-3223

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