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Sunshine Elementary Charter School

Charter | K-5 | 267 students

 

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2011:
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Posted April 15, 2014

Love this school my daughter has attended since kindergarten the staff know every child by name. Mr Thomas is awesome he really cares about the kids dr.montes is tuff but the children need that. Great staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

Excellent school and good friendly staff, my children are happy with this escuela.Ellos always looking for ways to help students overcome any difficulties they may have. principal is always there and that's what I liked most that cares about their students
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Posted May 16, 2011

Mi hijo ama su escuela, sus companeros y su maestra y eso nos hace muy feliices!!!.. gracias sunshine elementary ch school!!!! It s an excellent school. padres de un nino preescolar.
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Posted July 2, 2010

My son just finished his 1st year at this school. It was a very good year for us, The change from public school to charter was an excellent decision. He loves going.
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Posted January 14, 2008

Great classroom, wide salon and bathroom inside class. Teacher and assistant, few students. P.E. all days and the possibility of Swimming Classes by Swin Central in Spring. My daughter is very excited, teachers are nice and very very friendly. You will feel well greeted since the first moment there.
—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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
86%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
25%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

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

  • This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 43%
Hispanic 41%
White 13%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 50%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/AN/A
Female 50%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 88%53%61%
Master's degree 13%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • DR. STEVEN MONTES
Fax number
  • (954) 925-0209

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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