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Hidden Oaks Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 814 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

Hidden Oaks elementary is excellent. My children attending . Throughout all the years, I am pleased with their operation there. I always admire Ms. Myers going to the extreme by being always there when we all need her ! I watched her with direction all the time outside on satey patrol posts ! I definitely appreciate Hidden Oaks, very, very organize ; wonderful teachers !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

We love Hidden Oaks Elementary!!! Mrs. Myers, Principal and her staff are amazing! They go above and beyond what is required with fun activities for the children. They stress the importance that Leaders are Readers and give the children positive incentives to do so. Good citizenship is awarded to students with High Flying Hawk Awards! My boys attended 4th and 5th grade at Hidden Oaks and my girls have been at the school since Kindergard. now going into 4th grade. I really can't say enough abou this school, it's a great place to learn! Mrs. Myers leads this wonderful team of teachers with excellence! They use the latest technology to teach in the classroom and communicate with parents. All three of my girls love going to school and that says alot when your kids love to go to school! The teachers make Hidden Oaks Elementary great!......and it all starts with leadership! Thank you Mrs. Myers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

This school is excellent. My son attended Kindergarten through 5th and left in 2013. My daughter is still attending Hidden Oaks. Throughout all the years, I am pleased with their operation there. I admired the way the Principal is in TOTAL control. I watched her in operation all the time. Now that my son is attending another school, I definitely appreciate Hidden Oaks, very, very organize from the front office to SACC and teachers. I also enjoyed all the activities that have. I never had a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

I love this school. My middle child attended the school from 2nd through 5th grade and now I just had my youngest reassigned to this school. The principal is very hands on and they don't just say they care about your child, they show it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

I love Hidden Oaks Elementary. My son goes to Kindergarten and he loves his teacher. They are very organized, they always answer the phone. My son's teacher always responds to my emails effectively and accurately. She has helped my son achieved many goals this year. We are extremely happy and I would definitely recommend this school to anyone
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2012

School has lost almost 30 employees (office staff and teachers) since the end of last school year June 2012. School needs new leadership. With up to 90% new staff this year makes you wonder!!!


Posted July 10, 2011

My daughter went into Kindergarten in the 2010/2011 school year at Hidden Oaks and we both were so nervous. Within the first few weeks I realized what a great school this was. Her teacher was above and beyond an excellect teacher, and through out the year I came to respect the principal she is a strong leader and a great cheerleader for the school! I am so excited to send my daughter back for her 1st grade year at Hidden Oaks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Wow! How impressed I am. This school is wonderful. Principal Myers is hands on with everything. My daughters Kindergarten teacher is the greatest. I cannot say enough good about this school. The PTA is truly incredibly. What a fun, learning experience for my daughter. Our first year is almost over and I am seriously impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Hidden Oaks will do whatever it takes to make a child feel loved, accomplished, important, and academically succesful.


Posted May 21, 2009

I have had 3 children at Hidden Oaks with 2 still there in 3rd and 4th grade. I love the school. The staff is outstanding and Mrs. Myers is an awesome principal. She gives the best so she receives the best in return. The PTA at the school is very dedicated to all the students at Hidden Oaks. I know my kids are being well taught and that they are safe while they are there. Go Hawks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

The school was great when it first started out, I feel the quality of structure is slipping.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2008

Hidden Oaks is an awesome school. My daughter has spent the last 3 years in this school and is now 'soaring' on. She started in 3rd grade with Mrs. Gatlin, very loving and caring. Fourth grade Mrs. Nieves, tough lady, absolutely loves her students. Fifth grade Ms. Kramer, very caring. I thought being a new school in her third grade year that 'of course' the school is gonna 'rock', being new with everything new and updated. Well let me tell you, this school still 'ROCKS'. Everyone from the envir. staff to the upper office staff. Lets just say when my child was at school I knew she was safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

Hidden Oaks is an excellent school. My son is in Kindergarden and his teacher Mrs. Miller is an outstanding teacher. She dedicates herself to the kids with such care and love. She communicates very well with parents when needed and her teaching skills are amazing. My son loves the schools and all the teachers. I would recommend Hidden Oaks Elementary as one of the best schools in Palm Beach County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

I just moved to FL about 5 month ago. I came from the Northeast. I have to say that Hidden Oaks does value my child's education. My son was picked on by a bully and when I addressed it to his teacher. Within 24 hours the matter was taken care of and I was kept in the loop at all times. There is 0 tolerance on misbehavior with any student. I also would like to say that the main office staff are a pleasure to speak with. Only 5 months in FL and have a positive feel for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2007

Hidden Oaks is a wonderful school. The Principal and the Teachers and staff are awesome. They really do care about the kids and want the kids to learn. Not just for the Fcat!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2006

We love Hidden Oaks Elementary. I have 2 boys that have been here since the opening of the school in Fall of 2005. My youngest was privileged to have Mrs. Travis as his first teacher. What can you say she is one of the best teachers we have ever had. her kindness and warmheartedness is felt by every child she teaches. My second grader was just as lucky to have Mrs. Wampler as his teacher. Her patient and down to earth demeanor gives her classroom a warm homelike feeling and it is seen on all the children's faces. The school administration is also wonderful. Great communication, safety, an up front attitude to address any concerns that you may have. Here's to Mrs. Meyers and her staff. Everyone is always helpful and very attentive to your needs. What a wonderful place and a wonderful extension of the family. Go Hawks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2006

I have 3 daughters who went to another school in the district that Ms. Sari Meyers was principal at. When Ms. Meyers moved to Hidden Oaks we followed because we knew with her at the helm it would be a great school and we were not disappointed. The school, teacher's, activities are fantastic. PTA is phenomenol as well as parental involvment. I can't speak highly enough of our first year at Hidden Oaks!I drive my daughter to and from school everyday so she can go there (out of our district) and I will continue to do so until she finishes 5 th grade (she is in 2nd). KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK HIDDEN OAKS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2006

This school is only one year old, but it is very good. There are many different academic programs offered. Children are encouraged to read and write. Children are encouraged to excel academically and are rewarded. This past year all children were encouraged to submit poems and at the end of the school year, winners were selected. A book of poems was created, which included all selected poems, and the winners presented their poems. There is a rotation of programs which include Music, Art, Media, Physical Education, Guidance, Computer Lab, Science Lab, etc. The after school program includes many extra curricular activities, such as Dance, Computer Lab, etc. Parent involvement is high. The PTA planned several activities throughout the year, which allowed to raise funds, while making these exciting and fun events for both children and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2006

We moved to South Florida after having been in a very aggressive, top-rated school district. The teachers and administrators are outstanding. My children did not miss a beat. The school is very diverse. Awesome first year!
—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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
87%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

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

  • 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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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
Black 36%
White 29%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 80%73%61%
Master's degree 20%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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  • MRS. SARI MYERS
Fax number
  • (561) 804-3850

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7685 South Military Trail
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