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Palm Terrace Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 567 students

 

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Posted August 24, 2014

My child attended this school for Pre K, as well as kindergarten, and I can honestly say we had a wonderful experience. We moved out of the zone this summer, but we would have stayed if it was closer. The office staff is amazing, and the teachers all seem to truly care about the children excelling. The school itself was quite clean, and administration had a great handle on everything from my perspective.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2014

This was our first year attending this school. Our kids have excelled! Their teachers have been nothing but amazing. The office staff is super helpful and kind. Palm Terrace is truly a diamond in the rough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

My son attended school there for 2.5 yrs and it completely changed his behavior and grades for the worst. The staff was rude and unprofessional. There are a few good teachers that are determined but it is not the norm. I was able to transfer my Son to another school and he has improved so much in the past year. He actually looks forward to going to schoo again. It is astonishing how much that school affected him in such a negative way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

There is now a new principal with a new philosophy at the school. There have always been good elements at the school; my hope is that with new leadership, those elements will be tied together and augmented to make Palm Terrace an A school.


Posted March 8, 2006

I feel the leadership qualities are lacking at Palm Terrrace Elemantary. My child has attended two years of schooling there, and his problems with fellow students, and lack of guidance has yet to be solved. After many conferences with his current teacher his attitude has not improved from the low that he feels while attending school. Im currently working on relocating my son to another school which can provide him with a better environment and opportunity to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

Yes. I have to say that I was very dissatisfied with the overall experience here. I always had to hold for long periods on the phone, only to get hung up on and they were very rude on the telephone. Well besides that I tried to start my son on an IEP prog. because he has a.d.h.d and sruggles constantly and filled all paperwork out and had several meetings but nothing was started for him. They sure did contact me when he misbehaved though. Very dissapointed with this school. Sorry, but true.Please consider the students problems , don't treat all the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2004

Thanks goodness my daughter is moved to another state where there is a diversity of people. That principal is a joke too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2004

I actually have neve been to this school. I am an Elementay education Major in Oklahoma and I am aslo a mothe thinking about moving to Florida after I graduate. I wanted to know how the schools are for both my daughter and myself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

i have two children that attend palm terrace and have attended since pre-k and for the most part i am very satisfied with this school. as another parent said we could use more parent involvement to help our children more and to let them know that you are behind them. i am an active member of the PTA and a volunteer around the school even in the summer months when needed. if we could get more parent involvement i believe that our school and the children will soar to higher standards. i appreciate the teachers and the principles for keeping the school together and all of there hard work that they put in each year. keep up the good work and as long as i have as i have elementary school aged children i will be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2003

My 6 year old son was in Mrs. Ankiewicz kindergarten class, and I was very pleased with her teaching skills. He learned alot from that class and quite frankly I'm sad (and so is my son and alot of other parents and students from that class) that he has to go to another teacher. However, what does sadden me is that no matter how I hear all of the teachers ask for support from some of the parents they never get it. There are so many things that parents can do to better this schoool. I'm glad we received a 'B' this time, but I'd much rather have seen an 'A'. We, as parents, can't complain about the school if we are never there to help. I've noticed that alot of teachers have to be parents and teachers. And that's not what they get paid for. I think we, as parents, can do a better job of giving assistance than what we do. I know I can do better. We know that Palm Terrace is #1. Let's do our best to make sure everyone else knows it.


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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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
81%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
89%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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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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
Black 58%
White 23%
Two or more races 10%
Hispanic 7%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%56%61%
Master's degree 31%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 4%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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  • MS. SUSIE WILLIAMSON
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1825 Dunn Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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