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Sigsbee Charter School

Charter | PK-7 | 519 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted February 3, 2014

The teachers are superb at Sigsbee! The curriculum is top notch. We are very pleased with the diverse academics and exciting opportunities for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2012

Teachers and Staff truely care about the children. This a school that focuses on Marine Science as it is in the Keys right on the water. The school is well looked after by the staff, parents,community, and Military (eventhough it is not a DOD school). The mission of Sigsbee Charter School is to teach the boys and girls to learn and make smart choices. You will find an unhappy parent if you really look but that is true in every school..if you look at what the negative comment below says you can read between the lines to see that the problem is not the Teacher. Kids have to have bounderies and it is not fair to the other students in the class if the teacher only focuses on one child because they wont be active in the class..with the class. I would also like to point out that this is a charter school...the parent CHOOSES to go here. All you have to do is spend an hour or so at the school to see this is an important stop in your childs learning carreer. Side note this is a K-8 school and includes a VPK program on site.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2012

Sigsbee Charter School is a dimond in the rough! The K and 1st grade programs are FANTSTIC! I have worked with teachers in these grade levels and can report that they are consummate professionals- skilled at their craft. Only in it's second year of being open Sigsbee has set themselves apart from it's peer schools. The faculty works diligently to research and develop curriculum that is cutting edge. They work to secure grants and bring PROFESSINALS in the field of education to their faculty to provide trainning in the most up to date methods of teaching. WONDERFUL!


Posted December 11, 2011

We are very disappointed with this school. I was very excited for my little boy(5) to start school here initally. We have a very energetic little boy. He needs activities to keep his focus. Otherwise he gets into trouble because he's bored. She is at a point with him that she is no longer interested in helping him to excel. She has isolated him in a seat all alone and just sends his work home to complete. So, this school is nothing to get excited over. Maybe it's just his teacher. I'm really not sure but it's not a good situation for my son.
—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 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
81%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
n/a
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".
  • 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 68%
Hispanic 18%
Black 7%
Two or more races 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 46%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/AN/A
Female 54%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%55%61%
Master's degree 44%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%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 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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939 Felton Road
Key West, FL 33040
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