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Diamond View Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 855 students

 

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Posted April 26, 2014

Our children were treated well at this school. The teachers seemed to really care about the kids. Academically, it did seem a bit slow for our children.There is a an overemphasis on FCAT preparation to the point where the students are not excited about learning. It's clear that the State of Florida is not delivering a high quality education to these children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2014

my daughter star last year in kinder, she loves the teacher and i was pleased, its a good school, my daughter likes it, but that school has disappointed me, big time... the guidance counselor is No good :( I am soooo disappointed... my daughter isn't staying for 1st grade, when this school year is done I'm moving my daughter to another school. VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2013

I went to this school for 5 years and then switched in 5th grade because the teacher told me that "I couldn't read ahead because nobody else was there yet,'. I told my parents and then switched to a much BETTER private school. The younger grades have better teachers. 4th and 5th aren't very well. Those extra-curricular activities are so FAKE! Unless the day after I left they suddenly had basketball, baseball, dance, theatre, band, and film production, this is obviously fake.


Posted April 2, 2012

I love this school..I went here since kindergarten n the students..staff...everyone is nice execpt for one teacher mr.strauss


Posted April 24, 2010

This school is awesome! my daughter started kindergarten this year and her teachers are incredible. All of the staff and mrs. Seal are all very attentive and caring about the kid's. I am so happy to have my little girl in such a family oriented school. And they keep us parents up to date & involved in all school news & activities. Hats off to diamond view. My daughter is a champ!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

I love this school, ms. seal rocks and the teachers and staff are wonderful!!!!! My son goes to this school and he is having a wonderful time!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

Diamond View has been a wonderful school for my children for the past five years. It is very family oriented and the staff is awesome!!! I would rate it a 6 +
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2008

Awesome school in which to teach and attend.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 20, 2008

My child has attended this school for the past 3 years and each year she has had the best education. The new principal and assistant principal are the best that I have ever seen! The teachers care about each student and take a huge interest in their education and well being. The school keeps you very informed with flyers of upcoming events or things that have happened. The PTO has really done a great job this year with some new ideas as well. I highly recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

Excellent school! My child started kindergarten this year and his teacher and other staff have been wonderful. He has been challenged in his reading and his teacher has taken time to encourage those skills. She is also very patient and fair with all the children in her class. She is an excellent communicator with the parents as well. Kudos to DV for their staff and faculty!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

Excellent school! They provide my child with a sense of involvement and community. The staff and facility are first rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

My son has attended Diamondview for the last three years and is receiving a quality education. Very caring staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

Diamnondview Elementary is great school. I have had the best teachers and the faculty truly cares about the student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2006

This school is an A school in every way. The teachers are there 100% for the kids as well as the supporting staff. This is a safe, well run and clean school; which I am so pleased my children are able to attend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2004

I feel the school is too young to rate. I do believe Principal Star has changed the culture of the school and raised the expectations of the teachers and the students to perform as an A school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

Great First Year! The teachers all seem to have one common goal. The best education for our children. They even offered a special tutoring session this year after school for those children having a hard time in various different classes and circumstances. The teachers also did a great job keeping the parents informed of how thier students were doing and how the parents could best help their childrens education from the home. My complements and thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
83%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "B".
  • 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
Hispanic 48%
Black 24%
White 19%
Asian 6%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 40%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 85%73%61%
Master's degree 15%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MRS. CAROLYN SEAL
Fax number
  • (561) 304-4210

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5300 Haverhill Road
Greenacres, FL 33463
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