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Amelia Earhart Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 474 students

 

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12 reviews of this school


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Posted August 10, 2013

I just wanted to say that i absolutely love this school. The teachers were polite to me and my daughter. The security is really good. I really enjoyed my daughters kindergarten teacher Mrs. Mendez. My daughter adored her. She was very patient with her kids and treated them as if they were her own. I am very glad to say that my daughter is starting 1st grade in a week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

This is not a good school. Mrs. Dianelys Castaneda is a horrible teacher. My daughter struggled so much because she was rude to all of us. I had to withdraw my kids and nephews.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2013

Hello. Well, I just got out of this elementary school in 2006, and I want to express my opinion about this school that I used to go. I love this school, the teachers were great, and I had a better learning environment. However, I find certain teachers are rude and never believe me from my personal feelings, and I felt uncomfortable because I was in Special Education class. Overall, it's a good school, but not so great.


Posted September 21, 2010

It's where my kids and nieces & nephews went to and still have some there in kindergarten & 3rd grade. I have seen what in impact the economy has done to this school last year at the Christmas show compare to when my kids went. I love this school and the teachers it has kept for so many years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2010

Also other schools had know your teacher day before school starts and this school doesn't have it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2005

My children are in Amelia Earhart Elem. school. . The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child, also they are very concern about them as a human being, and consider their special circumstances that could their have. Dr. Hernandez (the principal) is kind and made them feel that is always an open door for them if their need her. As a mother of two children this school makes me feel secure,because i know that are their receiving an excellent education. i truly recommend this school.Thank you A.E.E.S for the wonderful job that you do .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

Great school. The administration is very involved and cares about the students and the teachers needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

Excellent school. The teachers are very dedicated as is the administration. The parents are very involved. If feels like your kids are in a private school setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2004

I have experienced several dificulties dealing with the school staff and Dr. Hernandez regarding some issues with my two children currently attending the school. I find then uncooperative and altough they ask for more parental involvement, the staff make you feel like a nuisanace when you do get involved. They don't mind financial help or help with their several extracurricular activities, but when it comes to the children well being and education parents opinions are not welcome. There is an incredible lack of safety and hygene measures. My child spent most of his kindergarten year watching videos in class (not the after care, but actual classroom). I can't wait for the year to end so I can place my children in a school that takes academics as seriously as Amelia Earhart takes all the dances and parties.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2004

Amelia Earhart Elementary school is excellent! The staff is caring and has high standards for students. I find the monthly calendars to be extremely helpful to keep me abreast of what is going on in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2003

I have recently transfered my daughter to another school due to poor quality of communication
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

It is a good school, family oriented, caring staff. Old building, needs remodeling, more money to update, but overall good.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
41%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
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 "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

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 State average
Hispanic 92% 29%
Black 6% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White N/A 42%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%58%61%
Master's degree 36%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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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Lisa K Wiggins
Fax number
  • (305) 769-9038

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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