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Theodore R. And Thelma A. Gibson Charter School

Charter | PK-8 | 243 students

 

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Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014

My son attended this school from 6th grade thru 8th grade. His experience was life changing because of the ever caring teachers and the dedicated principal. Gibson Charter maintained an enriching and safe environment for the students. In addition, the academic and extra curriculum activities were great. I urge everyone to check out the school website. Finally, the school s principal. Mr. Fareed Khan, always greets parents and student in the front of the school each morning. Mr. Khan is extremely attentive to the students' individual needs in addition to bring in activities and services (food baskets, free eye glasses) to benefit the students. .. E. Alyn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

I really have enjoyed the education that my children have received at this school. There level of academic excellence has far surpassed what I was expecting. The children seem to be enjoying what they are learning, and they are constantly being challenged. This scool is definitely a grade A school in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2012

I love this school! This school was the best thing that could have happen to this area!! Everything is excellent from the principle down to the academic program they teach!! I miss this school but will soon try to get her back into Gibson!! For this school to be in a "poor" area us parents are really involved in the school and activities!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2010

I feel this school is a good school and is doing a great job. It has improved tremendously and the teachers and Principal or more than just leaders, but care about the lives of the children. I love the scholar program which gives students a chance to move up a level if needed or to progress at their academic levels. I love the performing Arts program they now have. There are music, chorus, drama and dance classes and a big performance on this Tuesday. It is getting better for a new school and in Overtown and is one our community and neighborhood needed. I will keep my two kids there and highly recommend the school to others who are looking for that "private" education for "free."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

I feel like Gibson Charter have gone a long way. I judge the school by the what I have seen, the progress. This school is getting better and better everyday. :)
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Posted March 15, 2010

i am so happy they finally put a good school in our neighborhood. The staff at the Gibson school really care about my child and i am thankful for them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2009

this school changed my life! the year i spent there not only tought me edjucationally but street wise. i was there for 6th grade only wich was a shame the school was 6th grade only... the teacher was amazing and wish her the best!
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
17%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
9%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
16%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
18%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
14%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
31%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
85%
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 "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "F".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

2014

 
 
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Black 93%
Hispanic 6%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 51%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97%N/AN/A
Female 49%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%58%61%
Master's degree 35%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 15%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. FAHREED T KAHN
Fax number
  • (305) 438-0896

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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