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Gemini Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 510 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted December 1, 2013

Gemini rocks! I have nothing negative to say. My daughters love the school and are learning a great deal. They also love the music program and are active in many after school activities. The morning mile concept is an awesome addition to challenge the kids physically and foster a love of fitness. Keep up the outstanding work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

My Grandson Zachary has attended Gemini Elementary School for the last three yeas and he has been doing an outstanding job of learning and becoming a model individual. His teachers have done a wonderful job of understading his needs and have been there to guide him thru this time of his life. He hopes to be an engineer when he grows up and I believe with the guidance he is receiving at Gemini , he will succed at anything he wishes to do in the future.


Posted September 26, 2013

I have 2 grandchildren attending Gemini. I am impressed with the administration, teachers, academics, involvement of family and in general a very positive, challenging environment.


Posted June 2, 2013

I have three children who have attended Gemini since kindergarten. My oldest just finished 6th grade. We have loved all but 2 of the 15 teachers we have had over the past 7 years, have seen our children challenged and nurtured. Outstanding administrative leadership, innovative and welcoming PTO, grade level plays every year are a delight. Children are taught excellent academics and important citizenship lessons. Valuable field trips also. We recommend Gemini without hesitation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2013

My child went to Gemini for half a year (we moved away), and our experience there was AMAZING. There are MANY (twenty?) after-school programs, including karate, cheerleading, chess, and lego club for the kids to participate in. Older kids are taught responsibility through things like safety patrol and leading the younger kids in the tech lab. Many field trips, invites for parents to see presentations (both in class and by grade), and just great opportunities all around. The teachers are wonderful and engaging. We are returning to Mel Beach soon, and it's primarily for the education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I have three wonderful granddaughters. One has already graduated from Gemini and is now attending college, one is just going into the first grade there and one is almost one year old and will be going there in the future. I am so proud of all three of them and the education they either have gotten or will get at Gemini. The teachers are all wonderful and not only excel at teaching but also as being good role models for our children. I can't say too many good things about Gemini.


Posted January 12, 2009

I have 3 children who attended Gemini. The 6th grader (gifted) didn't think the gifted program was anything special and didn't think the school was that good. The 5th grader (not in gifted)thought it was disorganized and not a great learning atmosphere. The 2nd grader (gifted) had a great teacher and learned a lot. We left the area before the next year so I only can go by the 1 year. I didn't think it was a great school but it was okay.


Posted September 25, 2008

Last year was our first year in this school. This is our last year. At first I thought that the parents here were just crazy. I met a number of parents who were hiring tutors to teach their children in kindergarten. I volunteer in the school, keep my mouth shut and just watch. I notice that there is no teaching going on here. Students move from table to table doing paper work on their own. The teacher is testing some thing every Friday and my 1st grade daughter is doing about 2 hours of home work every night. All her learning is occuring at home. I went to the school to discuss this with the teacher and was told: 'The teacher's role in this environment is to facilitate learning rather than to dispense knowledge.' Now I know the reason that these very sane parents are hiring tutors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

The school is mostly interested in gifted children and all the normal kids are left out. The discover program (gifted program) is the principals project. The kids in this program receive all the awards and get special field trips, at the tax payers expense. The parents are expected to teach the children a great deal of academics at home. The Science curriculum is way above what should be expected at the elementary grades (it is high school level). Volunteering does not get you anywhere, everyone volunteers a lot. For the most part the teachers are nice to the parents, but the kids will tell a different story. The school is great at raising money, lots of wealthy parents. Things may change next year, the principal and assistant are both leaving in 2009.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

This is an excellent school across the board and one of the reasons we were willing to relocate to Melbourne Beach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2006

Gemini is a great school academically, because of parent involvement. I have never in my life seen a school where so many parents volunteer. In addition, so many moms are traditional stay at home moms. Most of the teachers are very caring and genuine. The only negatives I can think of are the Fcat push (which is a statewide problem), the horrible lunches (brown bag it if you can) and the lack of certain funding because the school does not have enough low income students to qualify (this can be seen in two different views).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

In my opinion: A great deal of focus on the Academic disciplines. Fcats are taken very seriously and a significant portion of the term is exam prep. If there are any Music/Art & sports at Gemini it's heavely muted. I've not seen much, if any,examples of those types of programs. It appears special needs children are not well supported. Parental involvement seems to be restricted to clerical aide for teachers( making copies). Parental considerations from the Principle is viewed by many as a very low priorety. The school appears to be safe from preditiors. Gemini is a decent school. Your child will be safe but not well rounded. Be prepared to go outside for activities that would develop your child outside of the state funding subjects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2005

I have been delighted with the quality and caliber of the teachers that my son has had so far. The school is an A list school and that rating is greatly deserved. The teachers I have met are concerned, hard working and knowledgeable. I am not sure how the availability of extracurricular activities at Gemini compares to other schools. It has seemed very adequate to me. No complaints. The parents are highly involved in their children's education. I could not imagine a more parent-involved school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

High parent involvement. Lots of teacher feedback.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

The acedemics are of great importance at Gemini elementary. It is an 'A' rated school and I believe it was the number 1 public elementary school in Brevard county last year that allows admission to all the students in its district. The only thing I can say negative about Gemini is the lunch that it provides to the students leaves a lot to be desired. So brown bag it if you want your kids to have a healthy lunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2005

Gemini is very much like a private school only you don't have to pay tuition. We just LOVE it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2005

Gemini is an excellent school, like most of the beachside schools in the area. Kindergarten students have Spanish, and learn beginning piano. My son's teacher was loving and intelligent, she kept me informed of my son's progress even though I rarely made it to the classroom because I work full time. All staff, from Principal to Cafeteria workers were kind and personal with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2004

Gemini is an excellent school. We have been there for 3 years and we love it. The teachers are all excellent. Parent support is high. Teacher moral is high also, which is extemely important. As a former teacher, I would highly recommend this school. I drove my kids 20 minutes a day one way to attend Gemini. My kids were out of area, but the drive was well worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2004

Wonderfull school, active parent volunteers make for a pleasent and sucessful class as well as the low student /teacher ratio.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2004

Excellent administration. Excellent Teachers. 'A' grade school.
—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 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
94%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

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n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 88%
Two or more races 6%
Hispanic 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%58%61%
Master's degree 30%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%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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2100 Oak Street
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
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