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Sunland Park Academy

Public | PK-3 | 353 students

 

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Posted May 30, 2006

The teachers are very dedicated. Their hearts are in the right place, but they're not tough enough. Focusing on being a child's friend and their teacher are two different things. Until they realize that, their school is going to continually go down the drain.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 4, 2005

Quality of academic programs: B. Availability of extracurricular activities: C. Level of parent involvement: F.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 28, 2003

this information is incorrect. I know for a fact that at least 2 of the teachers have Doctorates. It is really unfair that you publish incorrect information about a school that is striving to be the best it can with a struggling population
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
38%
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

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "F".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "F".

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 95%
Hispanic 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 36%53%61%
Master's degree 60%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MRS. SHARONDA BAILEY
Fax number
  • (754) 322-8590

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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919 Northwest 13th Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
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Phone: (754) 322-8550

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