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Lawrence Academy

Charter | 6-8 | 79 students

 

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Posted February 3, 2010

Lawrence is a great school for the community. All the teachers have helped my teenage son in all subject areas. Ms. Blandon is his math teacher, and he always tells me 'mom this lady teaches every day and boy do i learn.' finally, a school in homestead with a caring staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

This school is really bringing great educational programs to a community that suffers from an overflow of schools where the students don't care about learning. They are making a difference!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 5, 2009

i like the way the teacher teaches and makes every topic clear to the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

THis is an amazing school. The director, and administrators are amazing!! The teachers are the most caring individuals ever. My child was in Mr. Katz class and he excelled beyond recognition. It is a family ..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

Lawrence Academy like any other school has a continuous commitment to excellence for the future leaders of this community. I have always said and will continue to say it is not the school but the children- if a child works hard and always tries to do his best, then there is no limit to what one can achieve
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2008

Alot of Violence And students have no home trayinig. teacher are okay dont really care about the students thats why this school is an F and it deserves to be closed down. you dont want your child to attend to this school. gang violence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

If your child is comfortable in a small school, with teachers that respect and care for their students; this is the school you have been looking for.
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Posted June 21, 2007

This school provides excellent programs to help kids excel. I would strongly recommend it to anyone especially in high school to join and check out their IB/AP programs. We just need to get parents to participate in their children's lives and get involved with the programs.
—Submitted by a teacher


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 53% in 2014.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
22%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
28%

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 47% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
23%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
69%
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 78% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "D".
  • 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Hispanic 59%
Black 41%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 41%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/AN/A
Female 59%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 80%58%61%
Master's degree 0%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 20%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 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. ISRAEL KATZ
Fax number
  • (305) 247-4895

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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530 Southwest 1st Street
Florida City, FL 33034
Phone: (305) 247-4800

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