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Margate Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 935 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted April 7, 2005

No parent/teacher/school communication. Minimial experienced teaching professionals. High class distruptions and interruptions due to poor behavioral issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2004

I had fisrt moved to Pompano Beach and my daughter attended to Palmview elementary. My daughter is the type of child that woke an hour early because she wanted to go to school, however after a month she was complaining and didn't want to go. it was a struggle every morning. I found that the school did not include music or art. I was very disappointed! I search for other schools i heard a lot about. I Moved into the Margate elementary area and my daughter started to be her old self after a week of this new school. I also did my part as i do and joined PTA and found a lot of parents involved. It also has several things that the last school did not have like art and music. Unlike the other school, it was fun, and thats when my daughter learns best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2004

Cypress Elementary has been a wonderful experience for my three children....They were apprehensive at first having to change schools but everyone at Cypress made the kids feel welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2004

My child has only been at this school this year and unfrtunatley it is her last. She has had a great year and I find the school to be very old fashion you find they do things that make you feel like it is a small school. I think that is rare. And a good thing. I wish she would of had more years there but onward to middle school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I think the school is poorly managed. The women in the front office are rude and do not offer any helpful information at their own will. It seems that everything is trial and error. The parking there is a zoo in the morning with police ticketing all the moms in front of the children which makes it very stressful for a small child. My daughter is afraid to go in the morning bec. of all the comotion-very unorganized. However, once school starts, it is well run. The teachers are understanding and the curriculum is good. I feel that the children could use more adult supervision as I have had problems with our kids. Overall it is average, but probably one of the best in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I think that the school is poorly kept up with my child comeshome complaining about the bathroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2003

My daughter goes to this school I wanted to get the word out about this school first off the kinder garden classes and teachers are awesome they are great cant say enough.... but the school it self is not managed well there is no parking any where unless you want to park very far from the school good luck getting your child on a bus if your to close you cant get on the bus if your to far cant get on the bus. if your dropping off your child and picking up your child expect to be there an hour before school starts and ends to this I find this very very stressful. and other parents have made many complaints and they have done nothing to correct the problem. there are police there morning and afternoon constantly giving out tickets I find this very stressful to see every day and afternoon and for my child to have to see this also. I can only speak about kinder garden class if you walk or get your child on a bus you are golden if not get ready for a very very stressful year of school... I can speak from experience the teachers there are great!!!!!!! managment at this school is rated poor!!!


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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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "B".
  • 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 33%
White 32%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 6%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 51%53%61%
Master's degree 46%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%2%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. THOMAS SCHROEDER
Fax number
  • (754) 322-6940

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6300 Northwest 18th Street
Margate, FL 33063
Phone: (754) 322-6900

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