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Deerfield Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 587 students

 

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Posted September 1, 2012

Deerfield Park has excellent teachers and the new principal is striving to bring unity and energy within the walls. The behavior issues are definitely an issue! We need care-givers that stand behind us. These children MUST read daily if literacy is to improve. Instead, they must watch over younger siblings and stay awake late and are constantly exposed to cursing, disrespect of authority, unwholesome TV and movies, and violence. We routinely have only 1-2 parents show up for PTO meetings or SAC (Student Advisory Counsel). Where are you, parents? Community? We can improve with: families backing the adults, stress the importance of "character," parental participation, volunteers, lots of mentors, and local businesses donating computers. These children can't compete in a global world without global skills. This school has some great families, great programs, and teachers that work until evening! Students should be reading great books and discussing the day at a family dinner table (studies prove it works!). The whole family needs to place a high value on education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 8, 2012

My daughter is attending DPE for 5 years now every since Kindergarten. The teachers are great as well as the Principal. They are very willing and going the extra mile to make sure that my child achieves her potential. I do not know understand all these prior negative reviews. All I can say is, that I am very involved in my daughters education, which means attending any meetings and events the schools is offering. I see the lack of attendance of parents. It is sad to see that parents are not interested in their childrens education. Most of them drop their chidlren off and pick them up. It doesn't just stop there. DPE is offering tutoring and FCAT Camps etc, but most children do not attend. And these are the children who need the extra assistance. Parents should take advantage. It is easy to say the school doesn't provide any help! But the question is, are you coming to any meetings? Are you taking your child to FCAT Camp on Saturday mornings? I find it hard to believe that parents do not receive any assistance. Every time I had an issue, and it was not that many, I received immediate attention from the teachers or the principal. It takes a village to raise a child !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

My childrens been goin to this school for two years now and i hate it the only reason they made it that long is cause this is there school for our address. The Teachers and staff is no help and dont care about helping the kids better their education there answer to a child having problems is to retain them. I been trying to get my kids help seen they been at this school and only get no where my kids need special help for there condition. The stuff there is wild you can go in the office in listen to them talk on thier cell phones about things that need to be done on there break. Instead of the staff caring about the children and getting with the parents to come up with a plan they point fingers at others but them self. My kids and I dislike this alot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

DPE is a great school. I love . The teachers and staff are real nice. I stay in Pompano and i by pass 3 elementary schools on my way to deerfield park . I wouldn't trade it for anything!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2005

Deerfield in my view is non-coorporate, the students needs are not being met. The teachers are not as giving to learning as they should be needed. there is no forum of teacher parents and students communication to me that is their downfall. I beleive Deerfield school officals are more into grants and scholarships than the children learning progress . It is not the building that makes the school it is the players again teachers parents and students. Indeed I beleive more involvement should be addressed immediately. I beleive there is hope for the school if all issues can be reconsidered.
—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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
80%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
23%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • 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 90%
Hispanic 7%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 46%53%61%
Master's degree 49%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 5%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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  • MS. JOCELYN REID
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  • (754) 322-6190

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650 Southwest 3rd Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Phone: (754) 322-6150

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