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Glynn Archer Elementary School

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Posted August 4, 2013

Glynn Archer Elementary School. Prospective students and parents need to be aware this school got a D rating by the Florida Department of Education for the 2012-2013 school year. It got a D- in math. It will be moving to HOB for the 2014-2014 school year, but has the same teachers and administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2012

this school is by far the worst my military family has had to deal with. The staff is incompetent and non responsive, curriculum is force-fed to the students, harsh verbal reprimands to the individuals in-front of the class humiliating them, no leadership within the school organization, no and i repeat no organization in the teaching of the required curriculum. My children have experienced the best and brightest schools, whose pride and professionalism was evident the moment you walked through the doors. This school displays nor has any of those qualities. If your a Parent, a real Parent do not send your child here!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

My daughter is in Glynn Archer and she loves it. yes, building is old but very warm atmosphere. They offer a lot of t hings to both students and their parents. Such as, book fairs, movie nights, parent conferences, musicals etc etc. Teachers there are nice especially, principal. Very caring. He is like... remembers all student's name!!!
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Posted September 29, 2007

We love GRAE for the very attentive faculty, staff and small town atmosphere. They strive to encourage each & every child to reach their highest potential in very responsible & positive ways.Almost all the staff & faculty make themselves easily available to students & parents making for great communication.Extracurriculars are minimal due to funding, but at least the funding they do receive seems to be directed to the more important needs of the academic curriculum.Parent involvement also seems to have improved dramatically the past two yrs.The building needs some work, especially in the restrooms, but otherwise seems well maintained.Personally, we would not want our children to go anywhere else, and we have relocated 550 miles for the above mentioned reasons.The result was/is a huge improvement in our children's grades.Keep up the fantastic job GRA !!
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Posted February 22, 2007

The staff is warm and caring. Always available to meet with parents. The teachers for the most part attempt to be reachable by the students. Parent involvement is needed. Good job overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2004

I love this old school building, large rooms, and small town atmosphere. We have had excellent teachers so far. The school tries very hard to help struggling students. The art and music programs need improvement however. The library is wonderful and there is plenty of technology used in the school.
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Posted August 26, 2003

The atmosphere at GRA is very friendly and caring. The teachers are very hard-working. The cafeteria food is typical of most schools (starch and fat heavy) because their hands are tied by monetary and state mandates. The lack of parent involvement is appalling. The school seems to be the parent for many of the children. There is room for improvement, but overall it's a friendly, caring, good school for all children.
—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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
59%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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 "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

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 State average
Hispanic 45% 29%
White 26% 42%
Black 21% 23%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/A9%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 82%55%61%
Master's degree 18%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Enrique A Boza
Fax number
  • (305) 293-1662

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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