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South Grade Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 609 students

 

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Posted June 22, 2009

I completeley disagree with post on June 4. I've had 3 daughter coming out of South Grade. One just recently graduated from High School from an Art school and was a pathfinder nominee and recognized as one of the best playwrights in Palm Beach county, She was inspired by an amazing South Grade teacher! She was not born in USA and she is a great role model and part of our future. My other daughter isJunior and a top student currently at a prestigious Art school. Recently my other daughter who just got out of 5th grade from South Grade was accepted at Bak Middle School in their music program, and presenly my last , but not least is going to to 5th grade. All their achievements is due to their wonderful curriculum. My expectations are met with The Dual language teachers, their amazing music program,their well develop Science and involvement of the students is just fantastic. their preparation into FCATs is just great! South Grade rocks, no doubts about it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

Unfortunately, I desagree with the opinions below. It is really sad to see this school trajectory . In South Grade administrators seem to be unable to believe in the power of education and connect with the school community. Most of the best teachers have left the school. A school that used to have an open heart for parents and improvements, under the new administration, became a close-doors- place that only cares for keeping up appeareances. Instead of transparent management, you find inaccessibility. It is not longer that attractive colorful school that every morning welcomed the humble people of the neighborhood. Lake Worth needs publics school that help their children to overcome their family limitations. Most of the South Grade kids (born in USA) will be part of our future too!!!


Posted December 20, 2008

My son attended South Grade when he was in fourth and fifth grade, and his experience was unforgetable. The teachers trully care about their students future, and have high expectations. This school has adopted the reading and wrting program that was developed at Columbia University, which is the number one university in the nation in the education field.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

One of the best elementary schools in the State. The dual language program, music and art departments are wonderful, not to mention the extra curricular activities. The staff is fantastic and the involvement of teachers with parents is totally positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2007

I feel that this school is one of the best schools that I have ever been to. The teachers are amazing and the student truly want to learn. This school has a music and poetry program that helps the students' reading fluency through poetry and music. It is quite wonderful to see and hear. South Grade creates a postive learning environment in which all students are treated equally. Everyone at the school has the highest expectations of their students because they know that they can succeed.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
20%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
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 "B".
  • 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 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 58% 29%
Black 18% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 16% 0%
White 5% 42%
Two or more races 2% 3%
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
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 52%73%61%
Master's degree 48%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 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Michael Riley
Fax number
  • (561) 202-9450

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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716 S K St
Lake Worth, FL 33460
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