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Barbara Hawkins Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 363 students

 

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Posted December 2, 2008

My child has been at this school since second grade and she is now in the fifth grade. I must say that this school has an awesome faculty and staff. The fifth grade team of teachers show that they care about your child and do not hesistate to show you their concerns. My child adores her teachers and look forward to school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

My son attended two years Barbara Hawkins. I recently moved to Jacksonville. I was very sad about the move, but at the same time I was very pleased the two years of knowledge and caring that my child received at this school. The school staff including security, maintenance, cafeteria in genearl ALL staff including of course TEACHERS are awesome. My child had some wonderful memories of this school. I am very pleased of the teahcer's determination and dedication to their students. I am so blessed of the wonderful experience that my son enojoy attending third and fourth grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

I know that this school has the potential to reach their goals. The teachers are excellent and so are the staff. We just need more parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

they always treat you good coming in until you see how unhappy and gossipy the staff is at this school it is a job for most of the teachers here it is not that they love children or that they love what they do its a pay check and half of them walk around upset about the pay check that they are getting this school is a one man school and that is the principal this school is a project that has been started and no one wants to finish it but there is no one to blame but the school system that is not providing the school with the help that they need parents should also become more involve too.
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Posted May 27, 2005

First off I would like to start off by saying that Barbara Hawkins Elementary School AKA North Carol City Elementary puts childrens education on the top of their list. As a child I attended this school and now that my child is attending the school -it has been a true pleasure. The teachers are 100% dedicated to our childrens studies and making sure that they are on top of the game. The school staff makes sure of our kids safety and the After-Care program is outstanding. I love this school and you can see it in the childrens faces everyday as to how excited they all are about going to school. Excellent.
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
23%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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 91%
Hispanic 7%
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 16%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%58%61%
Master's degree 40%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 4%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. RHONDA Y WILLIAMS
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  • (305) 621-9839

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19010 Northwest 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
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