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Frontier Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 616 students

 
 

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Posted September 26, 2013

My son started at FrontierElementary in the kindergarten with Mrs. Foreman., He really had a great year in her class! She is a wonderful teacher, very warm and caring. His first grade was in Mrs. Drake's class. She is a top notch, very professional and caring who seems to really enjoy helping and nurture my son's well being and learning potential. Now my son is in second grade in Mrs. Norack's class. My son really likes her and think she is funny. He has told me how nice she is to him and he feels happy being in her class. I met her and has seen her a few times when I pick up my son from school, and she is very nice. The principal, Susan Groth is also "top notch"! My son and I really like her and know that she's doing an awesome job as being in charge of a really great school! She is great with all of the kid's., she has always been very nice, always smiling! I must say as a mother to an amazing young boy, we feel blessed to be a part of a wonderful school with caring and compassionate teachers., my son has learned so much and he loves his school.... that makes me feel good as a parent. Ms. Kimberly & Ms Wanda in SAC are awesome too! Thank you Frontier!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

My son started kindergarten here last year, and has just completed the first grade. He really learned a lot last year from Mrs. Foreman, and this year he had Mrs. Drake, and has done excellent. I especially love the way Mrs. Drake keeps both parents informed by writing in his journal. This is such a help, and lets you know how your child is doing on a daily basis. I can't say enough for these two ladies and wish them the very best for many years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2011

My grandson has been going to Frontier Elemantary since pre-K and all his teachers were wonderful and very caring.Mrs Vino, Cabrera and Mrs Seren are great teachers and they motivate the children to do their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

This is a wonderful school. My daughter started here this year after being in a private school for several years, and we like this school MUCH more than the private one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

My son had Mrs. Obrien and I will tell you, she was the best. She was very patient with my son as he likes to talk quite a bit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

My son had Mrs. O'Brian last year and she was the most amazing teacher. Pushing my son to his full potential yet she did it with such ease and patience. She is an amazing person/teacher. All parents should wish for a teacher like this to start off their child's learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2008

Frontier is an Awesome School! I want to respond to the parent who wrote about the school clubs at Frontier. Frontier has more clubs offered to students than any other elementary school that I know of. Frontier has over 800 students and the fairest way that Frontier can think of when picking students, is to do a lottery system so each student is treated equal. Frontier Fine Art Teachers are the best I have ever seen! Also, there are different clubs offered to Frontier students after winter break, please get your information correct before writing your review. FYI, When Mr. Alfonso was principal at Frontier the clubs were picked the same exact way. Thank you to all the teachers and staff of Frontier for always doing a great job!


Posted May 28, 2008

Frontier continues to be amazing. My children are in Mrs. O'Brian's class this year. The children come home so full of information they are eager to share! This school has amazing teachers. The administration is awesome too. They actually called me one day to ask me if my kids were being picked up by someone else because they heard them talking about it! I had forgot to call them. They called me! If that is not concern then I don't know what is! Mr. Alfonso has left to the middle school next door. The only reason I don't miss him much is because my daughter goes there. So I know she's in good hands. Plus, the staff at Frontier continues to be amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2008

This school is soo Awesome My kid has gone her for 3 years now Grades: 3-4-and 5 he loves it as well do i !!!! Good job Frontioer Elementary
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

My daughter has attend Frontier Elementary for 2 years and she has had two of the best teachers (Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Kohler). Both teachers were very accessible and I always received a timely response to any questions I may have had. I felt that I was kept up to date with her progress over and above the mid-term progress reports. I am a full time parent and am not fortunate enough to be able to volunteer my time as much as I would like, but find that the staff at Frontier (including the SACC team) have made school 'fun' and my child loves to go to school. Thank you to all at Frontier Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

I have had a great experience with Frontier Elem. this year. I have been priviledged to be an active part in the PTA as well as a room parent. I have found Mr. Alfonso to be totally devoted to the students and school activities. Mrs. Abel was my daughters teacher and she has been amazing. The staff has always been very friendly and helpful. I am proud that my son will also be attending next school year and I will continue to be active in the school as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

WE LOVE FRONTIER! Great job on maintaining and bringing up test scores! The administration and staff are awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

This school/principal (don't let the A grade fool you) went south as of this year. Closing parent involvement out. Cannot TRUST what goes on behind doors with rules changing daily. I pulled my child out mid year and placed her in private school but yet I can see this school from my home. I would rather drive a distance and pay 8k than to have child at Frontier. NO COMMUNICATION! This is my opinion and that of my dear friends~ many of which are pulling their kids out to home school, charter school, gifted school and or private school. I got a phone call telling me my child will be moved out of accelerated class because I had a complaint. I took matters into MY OWN HANDS and pulled my accelerated child right out of Frontier MYSELF!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2006

All three of my kids have had the privilege of going to the best school ever...'Frontier Elementary' The dress code I could do with out, The new safety rule I thought was going to be a big deal for me but it really isn't. We have all adjusted and we know it is for a good cause. As long as it still feels like school and not jail we are all happy.If I could change anything it would be the traffic situation and educate some of the ignorant drivers. We could use a better pick up and drop off arrangement. The school is beautiful, the teachers and staff are wonderful, even the crossing guards are great.After 5 years we are all like family. Heather Campbell
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2006

We've been at Frontier for five years now, and, until this year I would have been a cheerleader. I was an enthusiastic volunteer up until last month. Unfortunately, Mr. Alfonso has a new policy that I find frustrating, and that I feel interferes with my relationship with the school and with my job as a parent. I suggest talking to lots of other parents before making this leap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

The teachers, the administration, and the staff of Frontier Elementary School are committed to creating a positive learning environment for all children. This is a fantastic school with programs which encourage children to grow academically and emotionally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2006

The academic program is just excellent!, discipline, class sizes, qualified and dedicated teachers, what else can we ask as a parents? My son's teacher work one-on-one with him and boosted his confidence as a reader. Thanks Mr. Campbell for bringing the best in my child and giving him the encouragement and confidence he needs to go out into the world! M.E.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

Both my children have gone to Frontier Elementary since kindergarden. The teachers work hard to bring out the best in my children. My kids want to go to school each day - a far cry from my experience with other Florida schools. With an active PTA and a variety of afterschool clubs, Frontier has created a friendly, positive environment for my children to grow both socially and academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

I always thought that when my son started school that he would go to a private school. We come from Miami and the schools in Dade County don't even compare to the schools in Palm Beach County. I am so glad that we put him in Frontier Elementry. He has learned so much. I feel that children that start off in a good school, will continue to do good. The staff is awesome! It is great that the parent/teacher involvement with the class, students, and staff make a world of difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

We have had 5 fantastic years at Frontier. The solid academic program keeps Frontier an A school year after year. SUPERIOR environment and faculty. Office staff is extra friendly and helpful. Principals, Guidance, Phys. Ed., and more go the extra mile for the kids. Wide variety of after school clubs to choose from. Frontier is also very supportive and accommodating to the local Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops. This school is clean; interior is beautifully painted with murals; it's a safe and comforting place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
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 State average
White 59% 42%
Hispanic 25% 29%
Black 10% 23%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 77%73%61%
Master's degree 23%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 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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