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Central Charter School

Charter | K-6 | 1112 students

 

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2011:
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Posted June 20, 2014

First grade was ok for my child, he was challenged, motivated and rewarded every step of the way. Second grade was a mess, a very tiny room with too many kids. My son struggled with math because of the quality of the instruction being delivered. The teacher lacked competence in methodology, so he failed! Now she sent home a report blaming him, I worked hard with my son at home. Home work was given but not graded. Worst of all, they BEG MONEY every day! I was sick of the flyers coming home asking for money or promoting some event, when my child needed remediation in critical math and comprehension skills. That was so ridiculous because I felt like the school had vision but lost their way when their enrollment sky rocketed last school year. I am one disappointed parent and my child will not be returning to CCS. I know Dr. Lawson did not start that school as a profit making venture and I think who ever is in charge should respect her vision and fulfill her dream of providing quality education for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

Uhhh i hate this school the teachers are the worst they font teach nothing im a student ughh tht school gives mi a head ache ughh nd there uniform so expensive so


Posted November 10, 2013

We just relocated from NY and already, my daughter's teacher has challenged her in EVERY way. Ms. Shelton goes above and beyond to make sure the students grasp what they need to learn. However, for our children to succeed, we as parents have to be very involved in our children's education. It's not the job of the teacher to nurture hold their hands every step of the way. Way to go Ms. Shelton, you are an inspiration to my daughter and my family!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

Love Mrs. Major in the from office she is definitely an asset. The teachers are awesome and the children look happy. My son is gifted and I can say that he is always being challenged and pushed for greatness. Parent involvement is needed from every parent that wants there child to succeed. Add the great school and the skies the limit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

My daughter just started and we are from the Caribbean, love the school already she is so happy and excited about Central Charter love the office staff and teachers so far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2013

I like the administration staff they are very easy to communicate with. and they are always their to give advice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2011

They wait 3 days before the new 2011 new school year to telll new parents of grade 4 students that they are not registered at orientation!!!! Unifors are already bought so were school supplies...... Very reliable........
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2010

This is a school regardless of location and limited resources, that fosters learning, provides family support groups, and offers extra curricular activities to economically disadvantage students. Those that would not make it if it was not for the inovative ideas of great administrators and devoted teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

My child has been at Central Charter for two years and I am honestly not impressed with her progress. She has always been at the head of her class academically and neither of her teachers have really made an effort to challenge her. The teachers and staff have consistently promised me that they would work with her individually in order to develop her skills, but have not followed through with those promises. The school environment is positive and she enjoys her class. I believe they have the right intentions at heart, but I am just not happy with academic level of the program. Since she has been at Central Charter I have noticed her get lazy with her academic work and she does not enjoy learning the way she did at her previous school. In spite of their good intentions, she will not be there next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

my child goes there and she learns new stuff every day
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2009

I have to say the school is great. I especially love the one on one attention a child receives when they are misinterpreting information wehn in thee learning setting. that is the correct why of working with children on different levels. This helps tremendously but you as a parent also have to be involved with the learning process. I do agree that thee afterschool prices are too much. There really isn't room for much discount even if I would have both of my children registered. It is a inconvenience. I really think they should create a aftercare program where we shouldn't have to pay for afterschool such as many other states have. But considering that this is flordia Central Charter School is holding its own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

i love this school! i have been going to ccs for 5 years now,and i think that every staff is awesome. they dont care who you are or what you do they just want you to learn and move up to be successful in life. The teacher that i think is the best is Mrs.anderson. i think so because she is always there for you and will push you toward something that she believs you can do.also the schools fiether's a field trip.they make the students decied where togo.trips are fun.they never let the students down whenever her'
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2007

Since 2006 I see CCS taking a trend that I am really concerned about. The focus is no longer on the kids but money. (The decision makers are losing track of what is important. The teachers are great). Please find out as much information as you can before enrolling your kids I don't know how much you are willing to put up with. My child makes straight A's because I talk to and work with his teachers. I hope CCS will make whatever improvements needed to keep the kids and teachers that are making them who they are at this time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

My Kindergartner just started in August of 2006. So far I am impressed with the dedication of the staff and teachers in managing students in behaviour and scholastic aptitudes. The only component in my opinion that needs improvement is the extra curricular activities, provided by the school. All in all a great school. Oh yeah, another thing is the after care costs are exorbitantly high! Hopefully this can be subsidized in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2004

Central Charter School has some gvery committed teachers who get the kids excited about learning. The school is particularly strong in writing skills. An energetic new young vice Principal came on board in the fall of 2003 and seems to be assisting the Principal to provide inspiration for both teachers and students to do their best. There's also a dynamic music teahcer who introduced a choral program and a music appreciation class. The school benefits from parent involvement as well as strong support from the local community. The Computer program has also added its fair share of excitement to the schools curriculum.


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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 2014.

185 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

185 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
92%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
33%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
39%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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 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 95%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
White 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 45%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/AN/A
Female 55%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%53%61%
Master's degree 31%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. TONYA DIX
Fax number
  • (954) 735-6232

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4525 Florida 7
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
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