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Castle Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 620 students

 

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Posted December 7, 2010

I've both attended and teach at Castle Hill. I personally believe that all teachers weren't born to teach (like me!), but there are teachers who've learned and perfected this gift. Some parents believe that some teachers are only there to collect a paycheck. Teaching at ANY school is not a job you do just for the paycheck. Trust me, it doesn't pay enough. We teach because we love our kids. We wish we had 100% PARENT INVOLVEMENT, but that's not the case, so we do what we can...which is above and beyond what we are expected to do. Parents just remember; we can't do it alone. You are your child's 1st teacher, so don't expect a miracle if you're not doing your parent. WE CARE! I just wish our students were more respectful and obedient towards adults. That's where we need help...parents and the community. We are doing our part, are you? I love my students, school, and staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 30, 2010

the admin staff at this school are great. the school i think is great...however the teachers need to care a lot more about the success of all children...i think they would do a good job if they would just be comitted to teaching and ensuring that their students learn...and not just receiving a pay check...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

My kids attend Castel Hill Elementry School i am a proud parent I will recommend this School to be one of the best Elementary School's in Broward County
—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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
28%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
83%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
21%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
100%

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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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
Black 97%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 16%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 50%53%61%
Master's degree 45%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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 basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. FRANCES FUCE-OLLIVIERRE
Fax number
  • (754) 322-5640

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2640 Northwest 46th Avenue
Lauderhill, FL 33313
Phone: (754) 322-5600

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