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Jensen Beach Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 573 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted March 3, 2014

I cannot speak well enough of this school, its staff, educators and Administration. My son is having his most successful year and is very happy because of this school, their competence and their compassion. I sincerely wish he had had the benefit of Jensen Beach Elementary school throughout his elementary school career. I cannot thank these educators enough. Our family is sincerely grateful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

Overall this has been a great school for our child. The PTA with parent involvement is nothing short of amazing. So many parents really care about this neighborhood school and providing the very best environment for our kids. It is a wonderful warm small town close nit community feeling to live here. The few complaints we have are that some classes are completely overwhelmed with all the severe behavior challenge cases and some classes have it made in the shade. There should be more balance in class assignment in behavior as we have a suspicion of favortism in class assignments. Also this new common core standard and previous FCAT with teaching to the test is an utter state failure non the less, and absolutely confusing even after parent teacher conferences. How do we distinguish our hard working kids for college from others in a new grading scale of M, P or N instead of A,B,C,D,F... with a GPA? It would also be nice if they had the walk the track for vv's with parents before school starts EVERY Friday instead of just once and awhile. Other than these two complaints, definately make the investment and move into Jensen for this school and the outstanding high school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2013

You tell me. I am unsure of the school. It is presented as an above average facility. Is that because of demographics ?


Posted April 13, 2012

I really didn't think I could think less of this school or be more dissatisfied, but then I spoke to the Principal! WOW! He is extremly hostile and unprofessional! I have never been so insulted and angry! The teachers are not held accountable as the Principal and VIce Principal do nothing but cover for them and blame students and insult parents! My children came to this school this year with a history of good grades and have struggled her do to lack of communication between teacher/student and teacher/parent! The teachers are extremly unorganized, their is NO communication to parents on upcoming events or school work. Emails and phone messages go unanswered! We have met several times trying to work out the issues and the teachers simply do not follow through on agreed upon plans! And then are not held accountable! This school is shameful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

Please if you have a special needs child , please think about choosing another school. All children should be viewed as having value and be in a good learning environment with caring adults as teachers not people there to collect a paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

IF you have a child with special needs I would suggest a different school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2009

I have never, never, being so well treated as we (my children and self) are at this school. Not even once I had a disagreement or argument. The teachers are great, the staff very proffesional and competent; even the cafeteria people are sweet. We have been blessed with this school. They should be an example for other counties, especially PSL. thanks, NG9
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The Jensen Beach Special Education program is nothing less than miraculous. The staff members are patient and caring. These highly trained individuals work wonders with their extraordinary students.


Posted May 9, 2009

Unfortunately they teach down to the students. Parent/Teacher conferences are unproductive and very defensive. I would not recommend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2007

Our son has been in the Project Child Program since Kindergarden. Now in second grade, I am totally confident he will succeed in third grade and beyond. The core teachers and related arts teachers teachers have been and continue to be supportive, great communicators, and terrifc probelm solvers. It is thanks to these teachers and the school environment that my son can read and enojys learning. I enjoy this neighborhood school, am pleased with the academics, the social activities, and look forward to sending my daughter in 1 1/2 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

My child was reading since k-garden and now reading complete books in 1st grade. Communication is great between teacher and parents from assignments to the automated phone call we get to let us know what is happening. Parent involvement is great. I feel very comfortable that my children will be getting a good education and has a parent that is one of the most important things to me. Thank you & keep up the good work. Gp
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2006

This school has been a big disappointment. It is probably fine for most kids, but our 2nd grader needs accelerated learning opportunities which The county offered in the past at a cluster site or sister school as fulltime gifted classes but are now being cut. The county cut the full time gifted program this year(2006).So for another year my son will try to stay awake in his basic level classes. I can only hope they will restart the fulltime program next year. As the current gifted pull-out program is only one day a week. The only day of the week where my son learns anything. I can recommend only this school in contrast to most of the other public schools in the state. There are worse schools somewhere I am sure. However from an 'A' school I expected more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

We moved here the last 2 months of school, and this school has welcomed my 5th grader and I really enjoyed meeting the teachers. Everyone, including parents have been wonderful. Thank you.
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
100%

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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 42%
Hispanic 14% 29%
Black 6% 23%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 72%68%61%
Master's degree 24%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 18%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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2525 NE Savannah Rd
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
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