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Paragon Academy of Technology

Charter | 6-8 | 122 students

 

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2011:
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Posted January 23, 2014

I do not recommend these this school to any future students. If you are a single-parent think again. There are better choices for your child to go to. Dr. Montes is incapable of compassion, he is not a principal he's a warden. suspends your children off the bus without give you notification.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2012

The teachers and mentors at Paragon Academy are extremely enthusiastic and caring. They treat their students as unique individuals - rather than just a "name" in their class. My son's teachers have always targeted his academic strengths; and provided the appropriate instruction and encouragement to bring his other class work up to higher levels. His focus, confidence, self-esteem and motivation have greatly improved since attending Paragon. Amazing, Amazing, Amazing - Highly recommended!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2011

Wow. Thats the exact words i have for this school. WOW at the pricipal that does not have a clue what he is doing , wow at SOME of the teachers that do not take the time to effectively teach students,wow at the staff members with disgusting attitudes, wow at the quality of education, wow at the Chairman named Patricia that could care less for the schools she is in charge of. My child has spcecial needs , and her needs have been ignored. Last year she struggled extremely ,failed almost all of her classes, and the FCAT yet they PASSED HER ? Thats a questionable promotion? dont you think ? I just cant believe how they can care less , and just worry about how many children they can pass so they can recieve their funds at the end of the year . Its disgusting . My child is suffering and her education is at stake . I'm shocked, i spoke to the chairman Patricia and i have never spoken with such an unkind human being . Pretty much her answer was that i have no "standing " on this issue and she cant do anything about it ....ha ! what a joke. Well, i hope my review helped anyone considering taking their children to Paragon Academy ... DONT .


Posted February 8, 2011

My daughter attended the school for the second half of last year. I have to say the discipline and the ethics at this school are questionable. If the one teacher dislikes the student, they form an alliance against that student. They do not discipline the students fairly or equally and treat the students as if they are there equal instead of students. I would not advise sending your child to this school until things improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

I love paragon academy because they are all of what you are looking for in a school they will help your child if he/she isn't understanding a assignment by giving them extra help and the teachers do a outstanding job by helping them.They are also very dependable because everyday i drop my daughter their staff are happy to see them and they are ready to start the day off good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

My sister and I are 7th graders, who attend this school. We have been going to this school for 2 years and it hasn't really changed at all. We are both straight A students. I think this school is okay, but needs to stick to their promises, like extracurricular activities, field trips, and dances. They need better lunches that are actually cooked, more sports are needed, and a gifted program should be put in. The students need to be controlled better. The only good parts are great teachers, recess, and the amount of friends I have. Thank you for reading this!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2009

I think that this school has a lot of unethical behavior with the administrative staff. If you are a parent that are having any kind of academic or behavior issues with your child this is not the school that they should attend. Most of the staff treats the children as if they are full adults that can't make mistakes. Once your child labels themselves they will stay labeled instead of the administrative office trying to help correct the problem. I feel that this is a very unprofessional school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

Great School! Only in it's second year, students are beginning to move ahead! Great job!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted June 25, 2006

Academically my daughter improved her FCAT scores. Most of her teachers were caring and communicated well with the parents, although not all are returning this year. Due to its small size sports and extracurricular activities are extremely limited or nonexistant. Although I dislike changing my daughter's school between 7th and 8th grade, I refuse to have her return due to unethical behavior on the part of the administration. In the eyes of the county a charter school is private and there is no recourse through the Broward County School Board.
—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 52% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
36%

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 55% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
36%
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 51% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
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 78% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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 64% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

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Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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

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
Black 52% 23%
Hispanic 41% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 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 77%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 83%53%61%
Master's degree 17%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
  • Dr. Steven Montes
Fax number
  • (954) 925-0209

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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