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Imagine Charter School Of Broward

Charter | K-5 | 660 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
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Posted March 8, 2010

This school is tops in art and music education and offers a state of the art computer lab. The principal, does know each parent and greets each child by name. However, too much of his time is spent doing menial tasks around the school (traffic management, wiping tables at lunch) because they don't have enough staff to manage it. That means less time managing the school and supporting the teacher's. I am active in the classroom and support my child's teacher's, but they are often disorganized and say they receive little to no direction from school leadership. PTO does not want to hear any criticism and tells parents 'if you don't like it - then leave' To me, that's not the answer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2009

We have been at this school since it opened. The main reason we picked this school is for the project child teaching method! It has been amazing! My daughter is excelling in all subjects! School is interesting for her. She just doesn't sit all day looking at the same teacher. Mr Sawyer and the teachers are great. We feel very lucky to have this school and teaching method available to us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

My Child has gone to Imagine since it opened, and we have nothing but positive things to say about the experience here. Mr. Sawyer is a great leader, and all of the teachers my daughter has had have been excellent. She is reading well above grade level, and they have been able to accomidate her. We did not feel this way in her previous school. Project Child gives the kids the opportunity to work at their own level and to be successful. A little success leads to a lot more success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

We love this school!!! I have been teaching for more than 15 years, and I love project child. The learning and teaching styles are very experiential and real world. My daughter is excelling in all of her subjects. Her teachers are caring, energetic and great at teaching their chosen subjects. Mr. Sawyer, the principal, knows every student and parent by name. He is always involved with everything going on in the school. The computer lab is state of the art...I should know, my husband helped install it. The school is a warm, safe environment where I feel comfortable having my daughter all day. The curriculum is well rounded. In schools where there is no music or art, Imagine Charter at Broward has all specials !!! The school has doubled in size since last year for a reason. This is a great school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

Not impressed so far with this school! They have grown greatly this year and do not seem to be prepared for the influx of students. Their car line and drop off/pickup are a horrible mess. Parents often fight in line. Lunches begin at 10:00 am in order to be able to accommodate all the students and cafeteria is sometimes out of control, despite the parent volunteers. Their 'science lab' is not up and running and remains unavailable to the students. The 'Project Child' curriculum means the kids move classes 3 times a day (once for Reading, once for Math/Science and once for Writing) which wastes a lot of time in transitioning that could be better spent learning. The homework assignments are too much because each individual teacher assigns their own homework and are not grade appropriate. Imagine Charter has a lot to learn....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2009

Excellent school that follows Project Child Program. Children receive instruction from teachers specialized in a field (reading, writing, math). Lunches are healthy, delicious and have great options (salad bar). Company that caters is wonderful. Extracurricular activities include Spanish, Dance, Art, Science, Sports, Music. School building is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. It's new, clean with wonderful playgrounds and has latest in technologies. Be prepared the waiting lists are long due to its increasing popularity. Principal is caring and knows each child and parent by name. Very involved. Staff is corteous and professional. PTO is involved and has great leadership. Uniforms are lovely and varied. They also have Spirit Day, which is when children can wear their school mascot t-shirts. Carnivals, Festivals and Sports Day are great! Parents are highly involved. They must put in volunteer hours, and have done so effectively, proving that this school is more than an educational facility: it's a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2009

Excellent school that follows Project Child Program. Children receive instruction from teachers specialized in a field (reading, writing, math). Lunches are healthy, delicious and have great options (salad bar). Company that caters is wonderful. Extracurricular activities include Spanish, Dance, Art, Science, Sports, Music. School building is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. It's new, clean with wonderful playgrounds and has latest in technologies. Be prepared the waiting lists are long due to its increasing popularity. Principal is caring and knows each child and parent by name. Very involved. Staff is corteous and professional. PTO is involved and has great leadership. Uniforms are lovely and varied. They also have Spirit Day, which is when children can wear their school mascot t-shirts. Carnivals, Festivals and Sports Day are great! Parents are highly involved. They must put in volunteer hours, and have done so effectively, proving that this school is more than an educational facility: it's a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

Disorganized, teacher-parent communication extremely poor, child behind public elementary school when we pulled out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

our daughter is excelling in this school. The teachers go out of their way to make sure they are working at the grade level they should be! We are very happy here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

This school is wonderful, my son has a great teachers and all the parents are really involved. Mr Sawyer greets every child by there name each morning and the children feel safe, are learning tons and enjoying themselfs. The teachers are teaching our children at the level they should be, great teachers, great school, i feel so lucky to be there. I can't believe it free
—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 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
78%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "B".
  • 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 50%
Hispanic 36%
Black 8%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 49%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/AN/A
Female 51%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 84%53%61%
Master's degree 16%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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9001 Westview Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33067
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Phone: (954) 255-0020

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