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Somerset Preparatory Academy Charter School At North Lauderdale

Charter | K-8 | 800 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
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Posted May 23, 2014

This school has gone down,Down, DOWN over the past year. Wow! They are no longer what Somerset is all about. Poor leadership exists this year and low test scores to match--what an embarrassment to the Somerset name. It's time to look at the public schools in the area--this school is now terrible!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2014

What a change this past year! This school is NOT what if used to be! The school allows bad teachers to keep teaching, and poor principal this year! Not where it was a year or two ago. Do not send your kids here- I am pulling mine out- nothing they do is worth anything anymore- what a shame! This use to be a good school--NOT anymore. Stay away from this Somerset.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2013

Somerset has exceeded my expectations. My children enjoy going to school everyday. I also like the availability of each teacher to discuss my childs progress. Thank you somerset!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2013

One of the best schools out there. The staff at Somerset are excellent and strive for academic perfection.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 9, 2013

I have never felt so at home! The staff here is so caring for the students as well as each other. We are a K-12 program, but better yet... WE ARE A FAMILY! Here at Somerset we put every child first. GOOOOO HURRICANES!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 9, 2013

Somerset Prep has many great academic activities for students. The administration, teacher and staff work together to ensure that the students are receiving the best education possible. My daughter is a struggling reader in the first grade. Her teacher contacts me on a regular basis regarding her progress. She works with education assistants in small groups to receive extra practice in reading. The school provides many opportunities for me to be involved in the education of my child, including parent nights and easy contact with staff. Additionally, the school is technologically rich. There are four computer labs and each classroom has a Promethean Board. This is an interactive white board that is connected to the computer. It provides more resources for the students to learn as well as it is hands-on. My daughter loves this!! I would recommend Somerset because there are so many opportunities for children to progress and succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2013

Great addition to North Lauderdale! Best Elementary School in the City! Teachers and Staff have always gone above and beyond for the students. I highly recommend this school for your children.
—Submitted by a parent


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 58% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
88%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
17%
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 53% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
n/a
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 "D".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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 64% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 78%
Hispanic 14%
White 4%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 52%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98%N/AN/A
Female 48%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 82%53%61%
Master's degree 18%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33321
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