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Sabal Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 609 students

 

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Posted April 13, 2013

Very disappointed to experience office staff..and worse...the principal refusing to help a senior citizen with computer registration needs. Saying they were too busy....EATING! Absolutely unacceptable! Shame on you.


Posted April 12, 2013

This was one the most horrible schools I have ever had my kids attend. Being in the Military we have had the opporunities to attend many different schools all over the US. When were stationed at PAFB we decided to leave off base and the school the kids were assigned was Sabal we lived in Eagle habor. Well the first week they switched my son to three different Kindergarten teachers. My second oldest was bullied and after a month of reporting to the school I had to go to the Board of education in Viera for any action to be done. The principle has no control and is a slacker. My child would get suspended and he was only 5 again this all occured of course after I reported the bullying. My kids cried to get them out the school and after tons of meeting my wife and I decided to move on base and they now attend beachside school and are so happy. Sabal is a disgrace and was the worse experience and as a US airman I was scared to serve the country on two tours in fear that my kids were in danger at their own elementary school. I serve this country with great honor however it is sad to see that the education system doesnt always act the same
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2010

This start of the new school year of 2010-2011 is a disaster- This school is not accomodating to the parents or the children in relation to this car loop mess. The kids are left like cattle to sit on the gound. The parents have to arrive almost an hour pror to pickup and are looped clear around the school. it makes no sense- last year the loop system worked fine. we want results are not getting answers. -upset parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

They have excellent teachers and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

Great Students, Teachers, After Care and Staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

Sabal is a great school with wonderful caring teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

They really care about our children. The teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

It has a great atmosphere, very friendly staff,and a feeling of home when you enter it, we love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

Sabal is a wonderful school and a fabulous place to work!! The kids are fun and the staff is caring and so involved with the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

Sabal is a fun, loving family who strives to do the best for every student! You can't find a better school in Brevard County!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 30, 2009

It has great teachers! And the best aftercare!


Posted September 30, 2009

Sabal is a small community school, but it's more than that. It's like a big family where everyone knows eachother and cares about eachother. When a family is going through hard times, sabal teachers and parents rally together to help, whether it be financially, with food, with cards, or with a personal phone call. Sabal students take pride in their school because it is like an extension of their family. Our school is clean and well maintained, even though it is almost 50 years old! i love teaching at sabal because of the strong sense of community that we have here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 30, 2009

It is a small school that I am able to get to know all the students. There is very little turnover in students and as a art teacher I get to see them grow artistically from kindergarten up through 6th grade.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 30, 2009

Sabal Elementary is the best school to work at in Brevard County. I have never worked at another school where the faculty, staff and students all act like they are one BIG family. Everybody is willing and happy to help eachother and want to see Sabal be the best school in the state of Florida.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 29, 2009

Everyone treats you like family. It is an educational, loving environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

This school has helped my child grow and learn. He loves going and loves to come home and tell me about the great things he learned that day. They are very good at keeping up with sending notes hope to tell me about his progress and also let me know where he could use some help!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2005

I really,truely believe that sabal is a very good school and it is not becouse my little girl goes there but it is all around very good school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2003

My son will be going into 2nd grade this year and I have only had the best luck with Sabal. His teachers for the first 2 years were patient, thorough and great at giving me comments about how he was doing and what we needed to work on. The school newsletter that comes out each Monday keeps me informed to all the school activities. The school is prompt in returning calls and responding to my questions. We have been very impressed with how much our son has learned in the last 2 years. They give incentive to read on your own, track, a great after school program and many other things. We will have no problem with sending our daughter there next year to start kindergarten.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
74%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
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

Algebra I

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

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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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
White 69%
Hispanic 18%
Two or more races 5%
Black 4%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 48%58%61%
Master's degree 46%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%1%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. STEPHANIE E HALL
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  • (321) 242-6475

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1401 North Wickham Road
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