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Shining Star Academy of the Arts

Charter | K-6 | 234 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

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Posted April 8, 2014

Teachers were very nice. No bullying policy is perfect. My daughter enjoyed her staying in Shining Star Academy of the Arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2013

Students at Shining Star Academy of the Arts love coming to school where one of their slogans is: "NO BULLIES ALLOWED". Students wear a uniform and enjoy high quality academic instruction infused with all the arts. Classes in music, art, drama and dance are offered on a daily basis from top notch professionals. I highly recommend Shining Star Academy of the Arts for any artistically talented student. Shining Star Academy provides a firm, fair and consistent structure and a wholesome, safe learning environment.


Posted August 4, 2013

We have 3 kids that attend this school. The principal and teachers are very personable and easy to talk to. There is a 0 tolerance for bullying which is strictly enforced. Regardless of its rating for it's first year, the future looks bright and we are so excited to be a part of it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2013

Shining Star, I feel, is a great school. They just got done with their first year, and I have spoken with the principal about his plans for next year. To sum it up, he is bringing an assistant prinicpal on (already hired), has let a few bad teachers go, and is hiring or has hired certified teachers in their place. Shining Star provides a great learning environment (smaller classes = more individual attention) with an emphasis on singing, dancing, band and stings class, and they even have a guitar class. He also told me he, and the assistant, will be tougher on their teachers this year, ensuring that more calls to parents are being made and that they are instructing properly with excellent classroom management. I am very excited for my child to return to Shining Star next year. He loves going there. I believe that the administration and staff will now be more on track after their first year, knowing what needs to be done and how to achieve their goals. I hope their enrollment continues to rise. This is a great school to have in Columia County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

for a brand new school (2012-2013 year)...it's off to a good start. The first grade teachers are great, very active and communicate with the parents regularly. The 3rd/4th grade teachers don't communicate at all with parents unless you demand a meeting, but administration is taking steps to correct this. The arts program is very good. At any rate, a better environment that the local public schools. Again, this school is starting literally from the ground up this year and looks to be improving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

2 maybe 3 great teachers, the school is lacking administration. Teachers and faculty are very laid back, it is to relax, the kids do not respect the teachers as they should, due to how laid back the school is. Several uncertified people teaching classes. There is no play ground, there are no PE classes for k-2nd grade, these are taught by the main teachers. 8am - 3pm is a long school day.
—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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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24%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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48%

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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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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25%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

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n/a

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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

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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 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
White 75% 42%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Hispanic 8% 29%
Black 7% 23%
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 12%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree N/A65%61%
Doctorate degree N/A0%1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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7443 US Hwy 90 W
Lake City, FL 32055
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