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Dania Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 498 students

 

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14 reviews of this school


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Posted October 4, 2013

My son attended this school for two years and it was excellent! The teachers are great and the faculty are friendly and helpful. This is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

Hollywood hills elementary it is a great school, and wish my kids could continue attending it but due to moving, they can't and Hollywood Hills doesn't accept relocation students because they say they're overcrowded? They didn't seem so to me. So now my kids have to attend Dania Elementary and one of my kids is gifted and they say it's all mixed in with the regular students but that the teachers are "gifted endorsed". How can one teacher teach gifted students as well as regular students, wouldn't it be like trying to teach two different classes at the same time? Will a gifted student benefit from this? I'm concerned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2013

My granddaughter was enrolled in the gifted class. I believe that the school should not claim that they have a gifted program but rather they have teachers that are gifted endorsed. The second grade gifted teacher lacks professionalism.


Posted June 26, 2013

I've been going here for just 5th grade and i love it it's my favorite school


Posted July 18, 2007

I attended Dania Elementary for 4 years and it was a great school. Now my daughter attends Dania Elementary and I think it is an even better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Dania has some of the best teachers and some wonderful parent involvement. There is just no opportunity for these kids to grow in other areas. Hopefully, a new principal and a new school year will change things. The hall monitors are great...it gives kids a feeling of worthiness... being a part of something to respect rather than just sit at a desk all day. Nothing used to be done about bullies either. Hopefully, this new year will change that. Kids that want to be tough should be sent home and then to a tough school... boot camp. It's just not called for... period. What happened to gym, art and music? What they have now is so minimal, it doesn't even phase them. Gym is what tires them out... music and art are what give them expression... no wonder half these kids can't sit still. God bless us all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2006

My child has been at Dania Elementary since first grade. He is now entering fourth. He has had some great teachers and is now in gifted classes. I think this school and its teachers has helped him alot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2006

I really enjoyed my daughters time she has had in the pre-k class this year. I can't comment on other grades but the pre-k was top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

Administration does not treat faculty fairly. Parents also are not aware of many situations, they are kept in secret. some teachers are good but many others are very negative. Administration is weak.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 27, 2005

Dania is a good school with a good future. I moved from a C to a B school and I can only imagine an A in its future. My daughter has learned quite a bit since she's been there and, so far, the children seem to be nice and well adjusted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2005

This school is marginal. Good counseling and care for the children, but no accelarated programs for A students, no extra curricular activities, not enough encouragement to achieve on a higher level. Classes are composed of all level children, so the A students get bored, the C students feel stupid and the B students really don't have any encouragement for advancement. Readers are split into three groups, A,B and C, so while the teacher is teaching each group, an assistant watches the rest of the class, which is usually a parent volunteer, and not a trained or certified teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2004

Dania is a wonderful school with caring, hard working faculty and staff. It has come a long way in a short time. Test scores this year are up and they won the district Partnership of the Year 2004 award!
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted June 5, 2003

My daughter,is currently attending Dania Elementary. She is well educated considering she is only in Kindergarten. Her Teacher has done an excellent job with their class, I am very grateful of the wonderful out come of her Kindergarten year, which is why I do not understand why I received a letter stating that my daughter has to attend Collins Elementary, a 'D' school, come the new school year. I will try to have this decision reconsidered as I would love for my daughter to remain in Dania Elementary.


Posted April 27, 2003

In the past 3 yerars the current administration has made drastic positive changes. Students are safe and happy. Learning is advancing and the school is definitely turning around for the best.


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About these ratings

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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
79%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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
Black 35%
Hispanic 31%
White 26%
Two or more races 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 194%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 216%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%53%61%
Master's degree 38%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. LEWIS JACKSON
Fax number
  • (754) 323-5390

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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300 Southeast 2nd Avenue
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Phone: (754) 323-5350

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