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Plumosa School of the Arts

Public | K-5 | 570 students

 

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Posted August 26, 2013

My daughter just started kindergarten here and she loves it! Everyone was so kind to the entire family and made our start to the school years fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Yes, it's true, we missed our continued "A" rating by 7 points! So, we are a "B" this year. It's still such a great newly built school. My daughter started 1st grade & will be learning Spanish, along with music (beautiful new in instruments), dance, vocals, drawing, media center, piano (black uprights, one for every child). New principle, teachers, parents, students, front office personnel, cafeteria employees, janitors, crossing gaurds, etc. (All make up a great team!) "Green School" herb, vegetable & butterfly garden in the back. Sink & toilets flush on their own, energy efficient place, school built with all green materiel, & feng Shui windows for brain stimulation. Cool school, go on a walk through! You may fall in love with it! :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2012

My husband and I made the decision to put our son in a private school to see how he could adapt. I am reading several reviews that are negative and they all seem like they are old and outdated as the staff at Plumosa including the principal are amazing. The staff at the front has a lot on their plate first thing in the morning. I can only think that the parents complaining are the ones that procrastinate and expect everything dropped just for them. Miss ukes, Ivey, King, Early and many more are amazing! Very happy with our teacher Esparza as she is strict but consisitent with our child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2012

We are a military family who move every 3 years and I have to say that this school has superseeded the reviews given. I was afraid of what type of enviornment that the school would have but both of my children who are in 1st and 3rd grade love the school courses and specials that they offer. The only reason I didnt give the school a five star review is becasue I do feel that the adminstration in the front office should have warmer greeters welcoming parents but overall great A rated school I cannot believe that its a public school. Kids really have learned so much in the past two months being there we are going to be sad to leave it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2012

Our daughter is in the dual program and we are very happy with her learning experience at the school. She is part of a multicultural family and this school is just the right fit for her, plus she is being introduce to arts, dance and music at such a young age and she loves it! Definately a plus for her curriculum. The school principal is very nice & involve a 100%. The campus is new, modern, clean, eco-friendly and just plain beautiful! It feels like a private school without the high tuition and the teachers are great but the most important thing for us is that our girl is HAPPY being there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2012

I think this school is great. The perpective depends on the child motivation too. I love the school there is a lot of dicipline. The principal is very organize and the support children. My kids are in plumosa since kindergarden. The teachers are like part of the family, Mrs, Maresma, Mrs Menocal, Mrs, D, Ms Opera, Ms Pabon, Mrs Rivabella, Mrs Guerrero, Mr. Lopez, are great with kids and always want to help their students. The school offer all kind of arts, the have PE class, I think this school is one of the best and certainly we are very lucky to have a school like this in our neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2012

Considering the other schools in the neiberhood, this school offers an excellent dual language program. Both my daughters attend this school and participate in the dual language program and have excelled in it. I did not give it five stars due to the pettiness that goes on. They make a big deal about tardies and about not signing an agenda which is not necessary. As far as the staff goes, there are some rude characters but that you will find anywhere you go. I have been lucky to have had great teachers that are concerned about their students and their after school program is also great. My kids love their school and they are taught to love themselves and to be happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2012

The teacher and the principal dont have a good plan for the kids. They ask for school supplies at the begining of the year and the just give the kids papers to fill out. they dont bring home their work of the day. parents dont know what their kids are learning during the day.but they jus complain when the results are not good. the students bring home just homework, and exercise to solve,and fill blanks. Easy work but then, they are running like crazy in times of fcat. They dont have a plan, to build writing skills or vocabulary skills. Fcat results are a dissaster. I don't recommend this school where teachers don't make the kids believe in them selves. Of course a staff will not admit this is true, BUT UNFORTUNATLY THIS IS THE REALITY WE ARE FACING HERE. i think the school principal dont know anything about learning phsycologhy. The curriculum goes against the learning principals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2012

We put our son in the school's dual language program and saw amazing results. He was excited about learning and happy to go to school. We were pleased with the facility as well as his teacher and teacher's aide. Even our interactions with the office staff and school counselor were impressive. Most importantly, we weren't worried about our son when we weren't around because we knew he was being treated with kindness and respect. The school counselor even noticed and made recommendations to us based on her individual observation of our son. It was such a pleasant surprise because we didn't expect him to get such individualized attention at a school of this size. This school quickly became a positive presence in our child's life that we wish we'd transferred him sooner. I have to say thank you to Plumosa because we'd had prior bad experiences at other Florida schools. Thanks for helping our child love to learn, again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2012

So disappointed with the negative reviews. I work at this school and am proud to be part of such a talented, caring, and dedicated staff! We have very high expectations for students. We try our absolute best to accommodate student and parent needs. Communication and consistency between home and school is key! We know that and strive for it. Consider the challenge teachers face. We love and support a diverse group.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 13, 2012

I normally tend not to write reviews but I am compelled to do so to support the previous two posts. The principal of this school has no people skills and her staff follows her example. I have witnessed the way they handled a situation where a kindergartner did not get into the bus and they truly treated it as if they were dealing with a high school kid, totally blaming the kid for not getting into the bus!!!! I am so horrified with how behind the kids are in my son's class that I have decided he will not be there next year. The school is desired for their arts program but the program is actually really weak even though they do have a fantastic facility. Absolutely: THE SCHOOL BOARD NEEDS TO INTERVENE!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2012

WORST SCHOOL EVER!!!, parents run as fast as you can from this school please put your child elsewhere. The teachers are horrible example if there was an issue in class and you mention it...guess what your child will be singled out and punished. The principal needs to how to interact with parents and have better people skills, no matter what her staff does she backs them 100%. Fair is fair and right is right. Teachers are not suppose to demeanor kids and talk down to them, when you mention this to the principal she blows you off. Also, the personel in the office is very mean except for the school nurse. Overall this school does not live up to their reputation. The teachers and principal all they worry about is FCAT FCAT FCAT, and how many kids their gonna retain. I could write more but just beware and do some thorough research before signing up. School board needs to do and investigation here ASAP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2012

I COSIGN with the other parent, everything written is so true. The principal is very unkind and not worthy she speaks to you as if your a nobody. As for my child they try to dig up ways to say she should not be in the school, the teachers are constantly picking at her, and talking reckless in class. If the principal doesn't want to listen to parents concerns then who will. Children have right and a voice. SCHOOL BOARD DOES NEED TO INTERVENE. Other parents also complain of similar issues with teachers yelling and gossiping to other teachers about their kids. Parents are suppose to feel at ease when they send their children off to school right? But nooo, not at Plumosa your heart will be leaping the minute they step out of the car. The Aftercare Program is the only good thing I can say about this school, it is well organized, the counselors are caring, courteous and patient the principal can learn a thing or two from the Director of the aftercare program on how to run a school, speak to parents and hire a staff that cares and not just in for paycheck. Most of the teachers there don't even have children so how do you expect them to relate to ours. Cant wait for the school year to be
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2011

The teachers, while most are educated with a teaching degree, are for the most part inept at working effectively with children who need a "Little Extra". The school grossly fails to recognize where a child needs assistance and fails to give assistance to those children that require it. The ESE Dept at the school is of little to no help. In addition, any assistance they have given comes after repeated requests on my part. They fail to regularly meet on a schedule that is of benefit to my child. The Left Hand never seem to know what the Right Hand is doing. Extremely Poor parent/teacher communication. I myself as well as other parents have witnessed teachers shouting at the children in the cafeteria. New principal leaves much to be desired. Assistant principal seems inexperienced and always looking to the principal for direction. Beautiful New Campus. Frustrated Staff! The administration is more concerned with keeping the school beautiful than with educating the children! FCAT motivated teaching. Thank goodness for NCLB Choice Options!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2011

My daughter is there for the "magnet of the Arts" she LOVES IT!!! Not only is she getting a GREAT ACADEMIC Structure... w/Teachers' that are there whom LOVE to teach.. She is getting all avenue of the Arts. Art classes, Dance, Drama, Percussion, Piano, Chorus, PE.. etc it's as if she's getting lessons from professionals free!!! Next year, 3-5 to be exact, get to choose a major/minor.. They are allowed to choose their two favorites, and focus on what they accelerate at!!! The only down side of this school, is there is just way to much drama.. and Honestly, there are way to many illegal immigrants in this school. Overall, it's a GREAT School if you want your child to be exposed to the "The Arts, and Be taught by teachers w/hearts!" (Acting principle, is doing a good job as well, When really listening to what you have to say!"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2011

My daughter has excelled academically since attending the dual language program. Her teacher is wonderful, staff are continually striving for improvement in all areas. I know that many people were concerned about her attending as it is in a low income area but I am extremely impressed with her progress and for a child that knew little Spanish at the beginning of her year WOW! I recommend this program to anyone who is looking for a dual language course.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

only two of these reviews are from this school year. The organization and the administration of this school year in the new school is awful. My child has been bullyed and nothing is to be done. The teachers pay little attention to details or the well being of the children. I am sick with this school and cannot wait til the school year is over.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2011

My son is in the dual language program at Plumosa and his teachers are amazing & care. Was a little worried when 1st started due to the ratings and coming from out of state but Plumosa is amazing. So glad the Arts are being brought in & the teachers are excellent. Look forwad to the future & hope the Middle School follows soon. Delray Beach should be proud of what Plumosa School of The Arts is becoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2011

My son is in the magnet program for the arts and he is doing much better since coming to Plumosa. I love the structure, cleanliness and pride at this school and look forward to sending my other two children there as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

I moved my two kids who tested "gifted" from a so called 'A' rated School in palm beach county to Plumosa. They are both in the Dual language side of the school. The teachers actually care... something I could not get at the other 'more affluent' school. Best thing we did as parents for our kids. Their rating is not reflective of the teachers or staff and there ability to get kids to engage in learning.
—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 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
31%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
86%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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 58% 23%
White 20% 42%
Hispanic 16% 29%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%73%61%
Master's degree 30%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 7%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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2501 Seacrest Blvd
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