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Larkdale Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 417 students

 

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Posted December 10, 2013

I had anxiety about my kids going to this school but they didn't have a choice because it goes by your address and you have to have a good reason to transfer so I decided to try it out. The teachers are nice but the kids fight every day, curse at the teachers, and there is very little parent involvement. Hardly anyone showed up to the open house. I feel bad because children are a reflection of their parents. This has been a nightmare since my kids have been here. They don't want to go to school and it wasn't that way last year when we lived in another state. The K-2nd graders have to use the poor excuse for a playground in the front of the building while the other kids use the nice one in the back. They desperately need funding and to come up with ways to encourage parent involvement and physical education. I would say that everything I was afraid of about my kids going there was definitely true. They do have some very nice teachers though and my kids teachers get very frustrated with the behavior of these kids because it takes away from the other students learning. Parents get involved and discipline your children!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

I gave this school 1 star because I could not provide a negative star. This is the worst school ever. They do not follow through on anything. The teachers are ok. Kids bully one another and talk back and the school just brush it under the rug like if its ok. I had gone to the school more then once to resolve problems and it never gets resolved same problems all the time. If a child gets bullied and you bring it up with the school all they say is that if it happens off school grounds they can not do anything about it. Its out of their hands. HELLO all these kids go to the same school call the other parent and talk about the problem. They should express the importance of not bullying. If there is problem with the child if they don't behave in class the school/ teacher will call you to tell you that they are not behaving and that you need to handle the problem. Hello the child is in the school your the teacher your supposed to handle it a Parent can do so much and handling the situation when the child gets home. But its the School needs to enforce the rules. When I was a child and if I did not behave in class I was reprimanded and face the consequences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

I wish schools can be eliminated based on performance and what it gives back to its students and community as whole. It behoove me at how teachers and staff minimize the importance to stop bullying from one student to another. Instead of minimizing racism, they do nothing but support the behavior. I wish I can say it's the students, but if students see they can get away with poor behavior, then they are just as bad and should be reprimanded as well. I hope the faculty starts to do their job!!!


Posted August 22, 2010

I went 2 open house 2 meet my son teacher. The teacher did not show up. Ok maybe she had a emergency, however Larkdale Elementary School it dont look good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2006

Larkdale Elementary has new leadership as of the 2005-2006 school year and has shown a major turn-around. The school has all the pieces in place to be an effective place for learning.
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
15%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
81%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
24%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
84%
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 "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

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
Black 98%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 9%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%53%61%
Master's degree 44%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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  • MS. ALISIA WILLIAMS
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  • (754) 322-6640

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3250 Northwest 12th Place
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
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