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Leisure City K-8 Center

Public | PK-8 | 1043 students

 

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Posted June 4, 2014

Soy un padre muy agradesido por que la escuela de mi hija es muy buena todos te ayudan y la directora muy buena tambien mi hija tiene una muy buena maestra que me ha ayudado ha mi hija en sus abances del estudio ella esta en 1er grado se llama miss flores una de las mejores maestras bueno esta escuela es la mejor muy buena mi hija ha tenido muchos abances por eso pienso que es la mejor gracias por que mi hija asiste a esta escuela .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2014

Leisure City K-8 Center has dedicated, caring teachers who really care, inspire and advocate for the students they teach, their families and the community as a whole. Change of boundaries have taken many wonderful students away from our great school. However, students can still attend our school even if they are not in our area. Our principal, Dr. Hunter-Sheppard, RUNNER UP FOR THE 2014 PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR AWARD. welcomes any student with open arms. Call the school and inquire how your child can attend our great school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 27, 2012

I could definitely say this school has teachers that genuinely care about the kids in their care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

This school hads excellent teachers that care about their school. The P.T.A. had to run by a teacher last year and we did a lot of great field trips and got great educational materials that was used in the classroo.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 11, 2009

they do good for as many kids that they have
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2009

My son attended the pre-k program at the elementary school. The teacher Ms. Cummings was excellent! I couldn't of asked for a better teacher. She goes above and beyond the call of duty. Now the office staff on the other hand can use a lesson in manners. The head doesn't know what the tail is doing. They are rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

/As a former teacher at L.C. K-8 CENTER for 24+ years, my rating of Excellent is based on the years prior to my retirement in June 2008. At that time, the school was operating in high mode. At the schools Elementary level, staff members worked well together in order to provide the very best education possible for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

I myself think that this is a great school for my child he currently goes there now but I enjoy that school and the faculty is amazing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2007

Leisure City K-8 Center is an outstanding school. The faculty and staff have allways been courteous to my child and myself. The most important thing is that my child has allways been content in that school and has excellent grades. Thank-You
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2006

This school is very much lacking in their academic programs. The entire school program is BORING to say the least. Safety at the school is questionable & lack proper security. I was able to walk into the school without being questioned by security or anyone for that matter. I am not surprised to say the least.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2005

It is my impression that this elementary school has an average academic program. It is currently a zone school, meaning that the students are performing poorly on standardized state tests. Overall, the school is improving but at a slow pace.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 17, 2004

It has been a great dissappointment. What a shame that students who are trying to learn and due to lack of administration and/or leadership, they have been sacrificed or short handed! Shame on you!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
31%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
80%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
20%
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 53% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
35%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
77%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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 66% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
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

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
Hispanic 70%
Black 26%
White 2%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 33%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%58%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%2%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 7%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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14950 Southwest 288th Street
Homestead, FL 33033
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