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Northwest Florida Ballet Academie

Public | 3-8 | 144 students

 

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Posted June 16, 2013

Good concept, but the leadership is poor. Bullying is a problem. The best teacher there is a third grade teacher. Child came home with homework that wasn't explained in class. School seems to focus on prepping students on FCAT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2013

I began teaching ballet at NFB this past summer and was delighted to see such well trained and disciplined students coming from this school. The director and assistant director are a pleasure to work with and they have done an excellent job at developing an artistic program that will prepare these children for a career in the dance world. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 8, 2012

Our experience with NFB Academie has been wonderful. My daughter completed 4th grade with the most amazing teacher I have ever met. It was a wonderful year where she enjoyed both academics and dance. Every morning she was eager to get to school because she loved her school. My daughter wants to be a professional dancer and what a great environment this has provided. The school's founder has done an outstanding job in building this high academic learning environment coupled with excellent dance training. We look forward to another wonderful year as NFB Academie. We are very thankful for the opportunity to attend such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

Great concept under poor leadership. The directors of the NWFBA do not act or make decisions that take the best interests of the children into consideration. The facade presents a nice image. But behind the facade is a very disappointing experience. Parents, do your homework before deciding on allowing your child to attend this school. Parent participation is minimal because it is not encouraged. We are not allowing our child to return after her first year is complete.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2011

The school is great for building confidence and poise. The ballet part is amazing. The academic part is just average, which is fine. There is some elitism at the school; but I suppose that is to be expected. Once a child reaches middle school age, the academic quality suffers some just because there is only one teacher and a range of skills in the students. So if your kid needs geometry in 8th grade, he/she may not get it here. But if your focus is ballet, maybe you don't need geometry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

My child is completing her first year at NFB. She has not only learned ballet and french but has excelled in her academics. We are very pleased witht he school. It's a private school with a public school price. the school is balanced with a diverse student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

i looooooove the school alot! we learn new stuff each year and teachers are nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2008

This is a terrific school. The kids are well rounded is ALL aspects, including academics. The teachers are very involved in helping these kids do the best they can!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2008

I loooove this school!!! It has been sooo much fun!!!
—Submitted by a student


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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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69%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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70%

2013

 
 
96%

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78%

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59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
75%

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94%

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
100%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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81%

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61%

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75%

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68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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80%

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50%

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80%

2011

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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75%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
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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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

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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 "A".
  • 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

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Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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
White 72%
Black 9%
Hispanic 7%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 75%57%61%
Master's degree 25%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%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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School Leader's name
  • MS. CHRISTY CORBIN
Gender
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Fax number
  • (850) 644-0130

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310 Perry Avenue Southeast
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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