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North Fork Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 556 students

 

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Posted July 10, 2012

I was a new parent also this year and i had a different experience than the previous parent. The administration is excellent. The pricipal greets each student when they arrive. The teachers returned all my calls quickly. The schools has the most up to date technology- IPADs, iMacs, promethean boards. My son loved the marine science theme. I THINK THE SCHOOL IS WHAT THE PARENTS, THE COMMUNITY AND THE SCHOOL MAKES IT!!! I was a hands on parent and the school welcomed my input.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2011

my child came as a new student this 2011 year, came home everday telling me about fights, childs teacher was verbally abusive to the students, and i learned has also hit a child, worse school my child has ever attended, worst part is i cannot get a transfer until next year. i know people who remember the school being the worst in the county in the 90's and say they have tried hard to improve it, but the school is still horrible. i read the other comments, and i do agree the admin staff is delightful, however, that does not over power my child not feeling safe at school on a daily basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

This is an extremely hands on school. The teachers there just don't care about their job, they really have a passion for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2008

This school is trying with the little materials they're given by the district. The staff are all very helpful and caring. The children's academic and safty comes first. They went from an F school to a C. Next school year I know they will be a A school, just because of the work I've seen the school's implementing for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2007

The quality of accademic programs is very poor and disorganized. I think the school can do more for the children. It focus a lot on FCAT and there a limited amount of extra curricular activities for the children. During lunch, the children are being rushed and the children can not go outside for recess until after FCAT testing is over. The level of parent involvement is extremetely low and the discipline is handle very poor by the administrators of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2004

I think this is a great school. They offer a lot to the children and their parents. All the teachers are exceptional, and the administrative staff is caring and helpful. I love this school, and they have given my daughter the drive for learining.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
13%

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 63% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
82%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
19%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

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
Black 95%
White 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%53%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. RENDOLYN AMAKER
Fax number
  • (754) 322-7390

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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101 Northwest 15th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Phone: (754) 322-7350

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