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West Glades School

Public | PK-8 | 521 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

My school is great because all the staff that works at this school actually care about the kids. Not only do they all (from front office to every teacher and custodian) know all the kids by their names, they take the time to talk to our kids to help them beyond academics. We see each other in town and we say hello and ask how they are doing? They make the difference, because everything is not black and white, they understand difficulties that families are going through and they go out of their way to help out in a discrete way. I have never had an experience where a teacher was negative towards a student, and i used to be a volunteer and eventually a substitute for awhile. So I got to see the inside of things. I have to say, that we are very priveledged to have the staff that we have at our school. My son has been at this school since Kindergarden and he is in 5th grade, we were struggling to keep our home and the only reason I kept on trying to save our house is because I did not want my son to have to change schools. When he was in 2nd grade I had to temporarily move to another county for 6 months. What a nightmare! No comparison is so many levels! We are fortunate!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2010

My children have attended this school for the last four years, and, including this upcoming year, will have attended every grade from K through 8th. The school was relatively new when we first started, and had to work through some growing pains and staff issues. The quality of the teaching staff and leadership has continued to improve as time has passed. Most of the teaching staff has remained unchanged. The school reached the pinnacle of excellence achieving an A rating from the State for the 08-09 school year. I have recommended this school to many friends and newcomers to our town. It really is something to be proud of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2010

This is an amazing school. All the teachers and faculty give us their best to try to help us become successful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2009

My daughter started Kindergarten at West Glades this year and I couldn't be happier with what I have seen. The teachers and the staff are all very passionate about what they do. When we go to events at the school all the teachers and staff members that we see know my childs name. I attend PTO meetings and my only complaint about the school is that more parents need to come and help improve the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2009

Bad choice. Teaching and focusing in academics and encouraging self-esteem self respect in children is not a priority. Some good teachers around, but for the most, lack patience, passion and a 6th sense to deal with children. Watch out if your kids are picked on and tracking forms sent out on a roll!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

My son has attented West Glades school for 2 years now and has made a total improvement, his teachers and other staff have went above and beyond to make sure my son is getting everything he needs..I can not express my gratitude enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

Hello my name is Tammy and my 2 children go to West Glades School 1st and 2nd. My kids love it their. The teachers really try their best to teach them. They are very good at what they do. They give me reports on what they are having trouble with in school. I wish I had this kind of school and teachers when I was young.
—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.

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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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
82%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
55%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
100%
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 51%
White 46%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 81%73%61%
Master's degree 19%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%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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2586 County Road 731
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