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Croissant Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 771 students

 

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14 reviews of this school


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Posted April 11, 2014

This school is great as long as the staff likes you. Otherwise they will make it very difficult for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I am a proud parent and happy to say that my daughter's experience at Croissant Park was great. My daughter attended kindergarten at Croissant Park, teacher Mrs. Kennedy. Mrs Kennedy is an awesome teacher. She's loving, caring, and she makes sure her students are learning the lesson that's being taught. She encourage her students to work hard, and read, read, read... :) Unfortuately, my daughter and I relocated so she's no longer attending the school, but she really miss being there. My daughter made honor roll, and she was always rewarded when she was doing a wonderful job. Croissant Park is Awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

This is a great school, the teachers are well prepared, very experienced and really caring about students. My daughter is in Third grade, she is a Honor Roll student. My other daughter is in First grade and is an excellent student. Mrs Goldberg, Ms Jackson, Mrs Rivas, Mrs Kazandjian, Ms. Hart , Mrs Gregory, the special teachers, all have been awesome teachers to them, now my son enters CPE school this coming year. It is a pity the school is having financial problems as a public school and have lost students to charters schools. Parent participation is poor. Kids are better students if parents show they care about education, they leave all to the underpaid and mistreated teachers, who are also raising their kids. It is a shame. No kidding in all US people think Florida education is a joke and it is not because the teachers as the governor is making us think. Educate the parents!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

croissant park staff are great .. they are loving and caring to my kids .. Ms. Gill and Ms. Christian are the best teacher my son had so far . my daughter sarah livingston went there to and she love it now she in middle school and she always talk about the school still ............ and i am the president of the PTA ....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

I love this school because all teachers care about the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2009

My daughter enjoys her teachers, they always challenge the students to do better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

ima former studnet i live in texas now but i would like to say its awsome i learned a lot thanks to all my teachers


Posted August 1, 2008

Mrs. Christian is an excellent teacher she ensure that my son achieved his best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

In my opinion Croissant Park Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in south florida. The teachers in this school are very loving and willing to do whatever is nessacary to give the students the proper education to go forward in their academic carrers.


Posted July 20, 2006

I agree Mrs. Gill is a wonderful teacher my son was also fortunate enough to have had her as a teacher. Every child should experience having a teacher that is as caring, kind, and as special as her! The teachers at this school are as hard working and kindhearted as they come. Ms. Zahn is the greatest principal and this is the greatest school! This staff cares about the students' outcomes and it shows. Thank you for all your hard work!Keep up the good work the world needs more teachers like this! You make a difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

Croissant Park Elementary is one of the best school that I know. My daughter just past kindergator and is going into 1 grade. The teacher that she had was great. Mrs Gill should be the teacher of the year. She help me daughter and also help my family as well. I had to move and my daughter will not be going back to Croissanr Park Elementary and I'm very very sad that it's not in my school district. Well to all that is moving in the area, this is a great school with friendly teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2005

The safety on this school is poor. The education program is poor also. The teaches don't take to much atention on kids activities. My kid came home many times without the homework book and teacher don't say a word.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

I am a mom of a very delayed child that had bein going to another school for the past 2 years. Years that were a waste of time because ever since my child started to go to school here that progress has been drasticaly different. now my child can express herself, read ,add , communicate with other and it is all thanks to the devoted teachers this school has. i'am very thankfull to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2003

My son has been attending Croissant Park Elementary since kindergarten and will be entering his final year this fall. My main motivation in placing a comment here is to acknowledge the tireless efforts each teacher, administrator, support staff and of course the principal (Ms. Zahn) and vice principal (Mr. Cottrell) give toward establishing a school that students want to go to. I have been an active participant in my son's education and I am convinced that his outstanding achievements are due to the caring individuals at Croissant Park. Unfortunately, this wonderful group of teachers are not valued nearly enough. I hope my comments are an encourgement to all, that your commitment to quality is noticed and appreciated.


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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 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
37%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Hispanic 37% 29%
Black 33% 23%
White 25% 42%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 51%53%61%
Master's degree 45%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%2%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Jamie Maradiaga
Fax number
  • (754) 323-5340

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1800 SW 4th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Phone: (754) 323-5300

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