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Tradewinds Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1158 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2011:
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Posted November 4, 2004

My triplets have been going to Tradewinds since they were 3 years old! Tradewinds has a PLACE program for children that experience delays in development. My three were speech delayed. I can't say enough about this school! All the faculty and staff have been amazing! They truly care about the students and they are always available to help. My three are now all in the second grade and doing well. If I wasn't moving, I would never want them to leave this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2004

I had thought this was a good school now I am not sure. My son is just about to start 2nd grade and they have no calssroom for him. He (and 20 others) are out in a *portable* without indoor plumbing and no covered walkway to the school. How will 20 second graders go back and forth to the bathroom all day (rains everyday in Florida) when they need to walk over to the main building? This situation is unacceptable and I am exploring private school options as well as now getting involved to know what the procedure is for escalating a complaint.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

191 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

189 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

188 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
91%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
98%

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 "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

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
Hispanic 39%
White 37%
Black 16%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 18%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 58%53%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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5400 Johnson Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
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