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North Grade Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 796 students

 

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Posted August 19, 2005

We transferred our chilfren out of this school. The dual language program curriculum was not as described to us and the chilfren suffered for it. Lip service is mostly what we recieved from administration when we had problems. I hope it gets better for everyone else who is still there and will go in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

This is my son's first year in school. I chose Northgrade because of it being a dual language program. Since my son has been here, I have had nothing but problems with the lack of communication from staff! The principle as well as the assistant principle are rude, teachers cannot get on the same page at the same time. And I feel that as a parent of a kindergarten student, Staff needs to communicate every issue that needs to be address as soon as possible and not at their convenience.
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Posted January 11, 2005

North Grade is a very new school and has excellent resources. The teachers are usually very friendly and professional, although I can't say the same for the Administrative staff. There are several portables and concrete-ables on site. There is an excellent Dual language program, but be advised that it will be very difficult for students that don't have at least one parent that knows some spanish.
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Posted May 11, 2004

North Grade Elementary is not a good school. Teachers have no enthusiasm and for the most part don't encourage students. The principal is very strict and for the most part doesn't allow parties to celebrate Halloween, etc. Not even a going away party for the 5th graders. The chorus is a joke. All the music teacher does is yell at the students. Teachers don't communicate with the parents. The only reward students get for making the honor roll is a piece of paper make out to look like a certificate. They get the same thing each semester. The mood both from the parents and the students is definetly a somber one. Not many are happy and there's plenty of talk about transferring their children to different schools next year.
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Posted February 23, 2004

I love North Grade. The teachers truly love working with the kids. What bothers me is the unorganized stuff like when you call the office to find out info on the fundraiser and they have no idea. I feel the office needs to be educated before sending home stuff to us.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
89%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

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 "A".
  • 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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 54%
White 24%
Black 16%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 74%73%61%
Master's degree 26%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. NICOLE PATTERSON
Fax number
  • (561) 202-9350

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824 North K Street
Lake Worth, FL 33460
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