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Palm Glades Preparatory Academy

Charter | 6-8 | 419 students

 
 

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Posted November 16, 2013

THIS SCHOOL IS SO STRICT OVER EVERYTHING.!!!!!!!! They expect us not to wear a jacket that has a picture or designs. D: also why they tell us we can't wear our p.e shirt as a school uniform they tell us you only wear your p.e shirt when you have p.e. IT SAYS PALM GLADES!!!!!! are you serious??


Posted November 16, 2013

In my opinion as a student in this school, this school is a joke everything used to be organized but now it is all over the place.


Posted September 29, 2013

Please pick up the phone and state your name so that when a parent call they know who they are talking to. Also PLEASE improve on your lunch menu. Over all that it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

SCHOOL IS HORRIBLE NO ONE ANSWERS THE PHONE AND I"VE WAITED A MONTH TO HEAR FROM THE COUNSLER TO CHANGE MY SONS CLASS. NOT ORGANIZED AT ALL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

I am a teacher at PGA and I am stunned by some of the reviews below. PGA has an extremely committed family of teachers that dedicate long hours and elite professionalism to the students. Our principal is over the top committed to his teachers, staff, students and parents. Our new Assistant Principal is top notch and extremely supportive of students and faculty. PGA will continue to grow and excel and it will hit bumps in the road, it's the nature of education. I would suggest those posting negative comments from last year were more of the problem than being interested in helping find a solution.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2013

The cheerleaders are really good. ms Wallace is a fun teacher. she makes math fun.


Posted September 12, 2013

I have read the other reviews and it is quite disheartening to read some of them. This is a forum to voice our opinions and mine differs greatly. With that being said I find that there has been a vast improvement in the atmsophere in the school. I noticed it in the drop off and pick up times and by the comments my daughters make. Many of the troublemaker students have not returned and it shows. Yes, adminstration has changed but change is not a bad thing. This new adminstration has the luxury of coming into an infastructure that is in place and now is the time to tweak and perfect it. Parents and students alike need to know the rules of the school and be cognisant of them. Schedules are mostly finalized, after school teams and clubs are underway. Atheltics department has both boys and girls teams active. I think that this year will be great! The first school activity, coordinated by the principal was a great sucess with 200 paticipants. I would not have my daughters at this school if I thought it was not safe or that the education was subparr. I am a very involved parent and my children excel in their subjects. Both parents and students need to be engaged in order to suceed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2013

As an active student in Palm Glades Preparatory Academy I can honestly say that this school doesn't only offer an amazing chance to improve academically but also to become richer socially . Go Eaglessss!


Posted July 2, 2013

Palm glades Prep has only been in existence for one year. As of now this school is HORRIBLE!!! The administration is the worst I have ever seen! I hope the new Principle will do a better job. Some of the students don't care to learn and some of the teachers don't care to teach! My child will not be returning to this school! If you care about your child's education and want them to compete in the job market. Don't send them to Palm Glades
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

If there were negative stars I would select it. The school is terrible. My son's teachers take them outside to play and show them movies that have nothing to do with educational subjects. Even the teachers remove their children from the school knowing how bad the school is. There are many negative students and situations that occur at this school. The original administration walked out on the school days apart never a good sign for a school. The new administration looks to be way worse. I don't know who owns this school but they seem to have no clue how to run a good school. I would never let my son return to this school. This school is a joke and should be closed after one year of existence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

This school provides a great education. Me as a student did like the school at the beggining of the year because of the rules but once yoy start building a student-teacher relationship you learn to not be shy and ask questions. One thing that parents may want to know is that the school lunch isnt that great. I would reccomend to bring your own lunch. Although the Principal and Assistant Principal did resign the school did find a way to organize itself by getting a new principal and assistant principal. Teachers handle any misconduct and the student does have great consequences. If the school wasnt organized then there wouldnt of have been any of the events such as field day, the field trips, and graduation for the eighth graders. This school through its ups and downs has learned to stand high and will always stand high. I am planning to stay at this school until I graduate because I do feel as if in this school I am learning many things in a great way. the students in this school are better than any other school's students they make themselves family with other students and best of all out learning enviroment safe.


Posted May 20, 2013

This school is horrible, this is first year of school and too many negative event had happened, too many fights the principal and vice principal QUIT! This school is extremely disorganized ! I do not recommend this school to any parent that really cares about their child futuro:(
—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 53% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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30%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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45%

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43%

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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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
34%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
51%

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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 47% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
37%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
79%
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 78% in 2012.

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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

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 69%
Black 24%
White 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 47%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/AN/A
Female 53%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 91%58%61%
Master's degree 9%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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22655 Southwest 112th Avenue
Miami, FL 33170
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Phone: (786) 272-2269

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