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Collins Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 315 students

 

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Posted July 1, 2013

THIS IS A GREAT SCHOOL. MANY OTHERS IN THE AREA MAY NOT AGREE SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY ARE THE SAME ONES WHO REALLY DONT WORRY OR BOTHER ABOUT THEIR CHILDRENS EDUCATION. THE TEACHERS ARE GREAT AND THEY ALWAYS DO A GREAT JOB WITH MAKING SURE THE KIDS ARE FIRST!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK COLLINS ! GO TIGERS!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2012

This school is an excellent "EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT". My 1st grade daughter is a student at Collins and her education level is above average. She has been there since 3yr old pre-school. Her teachers strive for excellent in their students. Knows each child's strength to make it better. The principal and the staff are very caring and want nothing but the best education for the students. I lllove the school. My older sons attended between 2000-2004. A proud parent since. A WONDERFUL EDUCATED STAFF. Go Terrific Tigers!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2012

This is a great school. There are many opportunities for your child to grow academically, socially and emotionally. My child's teacher was awesome. She knew exactly what his strengths and weaknesses were upon the first week of school. My son has grown so much. The class size was small which is definitely a benefit for a great education. My son is reading two grade levels above. Please keep up the great work Collins! Thank you so much!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2012

THIS SCHOOL IS A GREAT ACADEMIC SCHOOL: The children at this school are learning a tremendous amount of knowledge at this school. The school is small but the academics are large, not to mention, the students are recognized for their abilities. My child attends another school now, and she is not recognized for her intelligence. However, when she was at Collins Elementary, my child was a STAR. Thanks to Collins, my child is still pushing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2010

Collins Elementary school have an awesome principle and professional instructors. I am so grateful to have my child in the 4 year old program. My little girl is learning to read better and write. I will travel miles to get my little girl to this school on time. This is an A+ School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

I have 2 children who attend the school, 1st and 2nd grade. I feel the teachers are extremely nice and get along very weel with the children. The school try's to make it fun for the kids to learn. My issue is that my children come from another state in which the curriculum is more advanced. I feel that they are being held back! My 2nd grader for example often complains of how bored he is and his teacher has acknowledged his advancement. Instead of moving him forward they prefer to complain of his fidgeting. She says, since he tends to complete his work before the other children, he disrupts them from learning with his humming and fidgeting. I will be looking for another school for them to attend. I don't want my children to be held back if they are capable of doing so much more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

I have two children that attend Collins and i feel like my 7 year old is not being taught enough. I agree with one of the parents that the school is outdated. My kindergartener is not being challanged don't get me wrong he has a great teacher, is just that he is the type of child that needs to be challenged or he will get bored. I feel that the curriculum needs to be updated or changed completly as well as more parent participation. Parents have to participate to make a better school for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

I have a daughter who just finished kidergarten and is going into the first grade. I feel like Collins Elementary is an ok starter school due to the fact that it is small, it makes it easier to keep a look out for the kids and track thier progress. I feel like the school itself is very outdated. The knowledge she has obtain is wonderful but I feel like if she was at another school the knowledge obtained would be greater. One of my biggest problems with this school is that it henders my child from knowing about diversity and the amount of information she could have learned throghout the year. During this school year her class has constatly had to start from the beginning of the curriculum due to the fact that another student joined that class. This has happened about 4 times that she mentioned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2005

The teachers are hard working and truly care for the children. My son has learned a lot from his teacher this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2004

My children were attending another elementary school up until August 2003 when the rezoning of schools forced them to attend this school.The school had been given a very bad reputation and I was apprehensive about sending my children there. However with smaller class sizes than their previous schools and teachers who do a good job, my children have suvived their first year at Collins Elementary. I do however make sure that I do keep up on what my children are doing in school by keeping in contact with their teachers. My oldest child who will be a fifth grader this year is not being challenge enough ,being a bright child and will be attending a science magnet school in the fall, I hope this will be a great move for him.I hope to spend alot more time in the school when the new term begins.
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
19%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "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
Black 74% 23%
White 13% 42%
Hispanic 11% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 45%53%61%
Master's degree 55%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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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Lincoln Pasteur
Fax number
  • (754) 323-5190

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Dania Beach, FL 33004
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