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Everglades Preparatory Academy

Charter | 6-8 | 646 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted August 17, 2014

My son will be entering this school year 2014-1015 and so far we love the school. When I visited the school for the first time it left me with a great impression of the excellence of what the school has to offer. Walking into the office of the school I was received with the greatest welcome anyone can receive. All the staff members of the office are beautiful and attentive to everyone needs. They are professional in every aspect. They know how to service everyone even in their most busiest time. I look forward to a great relationship with the school. Everglades Preparatory Academy is a great school and I am so happy to know my son is going to attend the school in 10th. Class of 2017!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2013

I am concerned as a parent why so many teachers are leaving this school voluntarily. My child says no one wants to be there. I've started to look at other schools because this is not the right fit for us. From the things we hear, it really isn't the best environment for most students or teachers. Happy teachers = happy students. Happy students = happy parents and community. Such a disappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2013

In academic ways the teachers are trying hard to maintained the standards set by Water stone, which by the way is a great school, however I believe the Principal needs to re establish higher standards for the teachers, maybe this way the student will take it seriously. Some teacher should be teaching just elementary not involve in high school if they are not fully committed of preparing this kids for success.
—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 53% in 2014.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

207 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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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 56% in 2014.

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

235 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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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 47% in 2014.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

192 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

193 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
84%
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 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

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
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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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
88%
U.S. History

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

2014

 
 
n/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 79%
Black 12%
White 7%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 45%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97%N/AN/A
Female 55%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 81%58%61%
Master's degree 19%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • DR. MARGARET FAHRINGER
Fax number
  • (786) 377-5759

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2251 East Mowry Drive
Homestead, FL 33033
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