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Roy Allen Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 595 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2014

Roy Allen has made many improvements and updates. The staff and teachers are excellent and helpful and caring. I believe with more funding and assistance, Roy Allen will be able to continue down this road. A playground cover will be protect our children from sun and heat exposure. Parent involvement recruitment is fair., but with all the family activities offered after school the right people will be there to help you.


Posted April 30, 2014

I do feel it a great school but dont feelcthe staff is involved as much as they should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

I went to school at Roy Allen when i was younger. It was the greatest ever, but now, after new changes, new teachers and a new look, its just not the same. My kids attend this school and theyve got great intentions to brighten and lift the spirit of this school.....ah, who am i kidding? Hands down top 5 school in Brevard County....amen
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

i have called this school twice in the last two days about my grandson being bullied by another child and as of yet the school hasn't returned my call. the school prides itself as an A school but they cannot either talk to my daughter in law or call me back . i reside in new york , and maybe someone in this school will have the decency to look into this matter and talk to my daughter in law. .do i have to buy a plane ticket in order for this school to respond to this .don't say your an A school show me you are and respond
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

The teachers my children have had are amazing and I adore every one of them. I am disapointed in the Principal and V. Principal. I have recently had a very upsetting experience with their behavior, actions and I question their intentions in certain situations. It seems like it's all politics and that's sad. This is about our childrens education and well being, not politics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2011

This is a horrible school for a child with a disability. My son is Dyslexic and the only solution for helping him read was retention. The great plan was to repeat the same grade the exact same way! Two thumbs down! If you are zoned to this school and your child has an issue with reading or math, MOVE to a new school zone. I did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2008

Both of my daughters have gone to Roy Allen since kindergarten and I absolutely love this school. The school is great and the teachers are outstanding. I moved out of the district and still drive my children to this school because I won't send them anywhere else. This is the best school by far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2007

The teachers are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2006

The teachers at here are the most caring and giving people that any parent could hope to dream of for their kids. The teachers are who make the school work, don't let anybody kids you. They know their stuff, trust them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

My children attended Roy Allen for 2 plus years. At first I was impressed but after my son was diagnosed, ADHD it went downhill. The teachers there are so not up to date about ADHD. My oldest daughter was bllied by e-mail, no help ther by the principal. My youngest child had the worst 1st grade teacher ever. Fortunately we moved to Ohio and to a suburb with a great school system. Needless to say, my kids have had to play catch up as far as academics but what a blessing. It is well worth the 'bad' weather to see my kids shine and thrive in their new schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

Since my children have attended Roy Allen I have not been happy with the staff at all. The school doesnt have a Welcoming feeling. If I feel like that I can only imagine how the kids feel. Many of the teachers have no compassion for their students. But of course this is only my opinion!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2005

The teachers are the best! No matter what, you know your kids come first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

I have three kids in this school and when the first started I thought it was a great school but for the last year I am thinking a little differently. My kids make staight A's and one is in gifted and one in ESE. I'm a little iffy with ESE and Brevard needs more options for gifted children. We need to keep them challenged! Not give them more of a work load! Lets not punish them for being gifted!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

My child was in grade K last yr and was not challenged at all. Another child in a different K class was sent up to first grade for reading. Although my son already knew how to read too, he was not given the same opportunity. He will be in gifted next yr though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2005

My children (both boys) are entering 5th $ 3rd grades (August 2005). In the last two years I have found my children's interest in school decline significantly. There are several factors which may have contributed to this attitiude change that concern me. First, there is a very heavy focus on testing and preparing for testing, most of which is done with 'seat work' and practice worksheets. There is some creativity in the curriculum, I do not think there is enough, nor is there enough hands-on, group-work opportunities. The second factor is P.E., only once every two weeks on a rotating basis with other 'activity' classes and only one short recess per day - it's not enough for active kids. The third factor is discipline, discipline is important but being a kid is important too. Overall, academic expectations are high which is good, but more creative, active learning opportunities are needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2005

Not very impressed; mediocracy will shine here; teachers are good staff is just okay; not much parent involvement at all. This was our first year (kinder) and we will not be returning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2004

Roy Allen is a decent school overall. The principal and teachers are pretty lame when it comes to bullying though. I have made numerous call and I am always told that 'thats the way kids are today'. I am speaking about verbal bullying and email bullying which I believe is almost as bad as physical bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2004

I have dealt with excellent professionals when it came to my child's learning disablity at Roy Allen. The teachers and staff have gone out of their way to accomodate us and make school a safe comfortable place. The new inclusion plan is wonderful. What great experiences my children have had thus far. Excellent job Roy Allen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2003

This school has a poor rating for kids with any type of learning disability and/or ADHD, especially with a good student
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
77%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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 67%
Hispanic 17%
Black 6%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%58%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. LORI A MIGLIORE
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  • (321) 242-6453

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