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P. M. Wells Charter Academy

Charter | K-8 | 860 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 5, 2014

Love this school. They have been great for my children! The middle school teachers have worked super hard with my son. The elementary teachers have been amazing. My kids love it and I'm thrilled with what they have done for my kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

I brought my son to this school from Osceola Public Schools. He was under served at this school. He actually slipped during the year. He had been reading at a higher level. Within a few weeks, the teacher had him back where he was, in his reading, at the beginning of the year. As for these people with these nasty comments, I know for a fact that ALL of the teachers at this school speak English. The teachers at this school take what they are given and work hard to improve the student's abilities. If they give homework, it is for the good of their students. I think some parents are not willing to help their children succeed and simply think it is the teacher's job to raise their children. If you don't want to raise your children, you shouldn't have them. I have been to the monthly meetings at this school, and it seems that the parents do not show up unless they have something to gripe about. This is a time to be constructive, not destructive. If you have a complaint, take it up with the school's administration. If you want your school to be a better place for your child and you truly care, you should come to the meetings asking , "How can I help"; you owe it to your child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

I love this school!!! The staff and principal are very caring about our kids education. There are different types of after school activities that our kids love. I definitely will continue to have my kids come to school here. The comments below don't make sense to me because it's not what is seen in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

My children and I are very pleased to be with P.M. Wells Charter Academy. We have been attending this school for 3 years. I feel that the parents that have these negative comments are not the real parents representing the school. Those are the type of parent that you do not see at any of the schools meetings. If they would just get involved and see what the school is actually doing, then your comment would be different. The staff at the school is very warm and friendly. Thank you P.M. Wells for being their for the students even though you might not some parents backing you. This parent is backing you ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!! THANKS AGAIN!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2014

This school is horrible the staff allows bullying and don't correct it . It's sad that the principal and Dean does nothing to make it a safe environment.This school needs to be investigated by the board to see what's really going on behind close doors. I will not recommend PM wells to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2013

I am extremely disappointed with this school my kids came from Hunter Creek Elementary and they loved it there the only good thing about PM wells is that they recognized my son and he is now on the gifted program however my daughter teacher.. is amazing how I cannot get any communication with this female . Another thing.. the other day while picking up my kids from the after school program one of the teacher that was inside the office said really loud:::: I CANT STAND KIDS:::: hummm excuse me???? What are you doing working inside a elementary school??? I was sooooo angry and I wish I knew her name. the after school program is a mess.. I am glad after December my kids will not be going to the after care there anymore . I am very disappointed because I thought that PM wells was level A . totally wrong.. they are almost a D . very sad not to count that most of the employees don t speak much English . And it makes me wonder how they communicate with the parents that don t know Spanish?? .hopefully next year my daughter will have a better teacher.. because she is only on HONOR ROLL student THANK TO US.. THE PARENTS.. that have to do the work the teachers don t do .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2013

I too made a review a couple years ago and it has been erased. I wonder who has control over these reviews. Parents need to know what has been going on with this school over the years. I removed my child a couple years ago and now have friends taking there's out as well. This administration needs to get it together!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2013

This school has no organization and no management, unfortunately the ones that are getting hurt are the children. The dismissal is awful it takes at least 2 hours. The teachers are always sending school work besides the home work, they tell the kids that they did not have time to do it in class so it takes the children at least another 4 hours to finish plus they were not taught the information at school so it is difficult for them. My children have always been honor students and continue to be but I wonder how other kids are doing especially those that may have learning difficulties. Also when the kids have gotten hurt in school such as in PE there are no reports done and the kids are told that it is almost time to go home and are not sent to the nurse. The have come home with bleeding scrapes and bumps. This school really needs to be audited. My children will not be going there anymore but I hope that the issues get resolved before more children get hurt physically, emotionally and educationally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

Judging from the grammar of the parents in many of the comments, I can only assume that the problem is not that of the school, but of the parents at home!


Posted August 6, 2013

My daughter went to kindergarten and I could be more pleased with how much she learn. Both parents and teacher working together to better educate our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2013

IVE BEEN IN THIS SCHOOL SINCE 4TH GRADE/ ive always loved pmwells but this year the new princibal changed everything ,the teachers care more about the uniform then the students ,the princibal is always ontop of you 24/7 you cant go to the bathroom without the teachers thinking your doing something wrong,Also sometimes the staff would make you think you weerent going to go far, this school barley did anything this year and all the new rules where last minute,Anyway im in 7th grade I was supposed to be finishing the school next year but sadly im not I cant stand this school anymore just because of one year and the princibal from a student


Posted May 2, 2013

It's a good school that educates the students well.A good policy and i like the uniforms a lot.so far i like it and i would love to have my children to go this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

As a parent that was recommended this school I thought it was going to be great turned out to be what i not expected. The homework they get is like they dont do nothing in class. the bring homework to the house where i end doing it at 9pm at night plus they expect the kids to take mandatory tutoring that believed or not should be good for the FCAT and guest what even my daughter failed and had to take summer. I am very disapointed.And not to end with the turned over before a year with the staff they have change in less than six month. I was looking for a great school end up with been a teacher and with no title because at the end you are the one who is teaching your kid
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2012

I have yet to meet a teacher at this school with competent communication skills. Parents must be 110% involved with all learning progress. If not, the child will not learn. Grade 1 is no different than grade K, same exact material and same excuses that it is the FL requirements. They will not challenge the child to be better, learn more, or even explore their full potential. Before and after care is expensive and unsecure. The playground is filled with fire-ant hills and the school does nothing about it. There is not one single extracurricular program for kids under grade 5. I had high expectations for the school and have been completely disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

I took my son out of Ventura and transfer him to pm wells whoa it was the best thing that ever happen to him he is very happy and is doing a lot better than before he was close on getting left back in second grade thank god he didn't his 3rd grade teacher helps him and I help him of course I also put his little sister here too (kindergarten) and they love it!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2012

I moved my child to PM Wells from Ventura and she is doing much better in this school. My daughter likes the school and I get consistent feedback from the teacher on the agenda which I like because it helps me stay top of things. The school is organize and they have a good staff. I am glad I chose this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2012

Where is my review that I did last year and this year. It is very weird that from one day to another the school have all good reviews and the real ones that are written by parents that are worried about their childrens are getting deleted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2012

Why are there reviews that I have seen that are no longer here? I find this questionable. Though the school is struggling this year, with high turnover, there are many amazing teachers who care about the students. They need support from administration. With the support that the staff and students need, it could be a great school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2011

ihate it it is boring for my son he always gets piked on and he always is sad
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2010

The teachers REALLY care about the students. P M Wells has an excellent academic program.
—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 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
38%
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 52% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
98%

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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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 64% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
82%

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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 77% 29%
Black 10% 23%
White 8% 42%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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 82%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 92%60%61%
Master's degree 8%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 9:15 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Bonnie Brett
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (321) 697-1021

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