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Citrus Grove Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 827 students

 

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Posted today

The school has come a long way. Most teachers are highly qualified, now the school has fences all around, gates are closed during the school day, a security seats at the entrance, a security walks the hallways, there is supervision in the cafeteria. The school went up 84 points in the FCAT scores in 2013-2014 staying 14 points shy of getting a B. Go Citrus!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 31, 2012

I agree with the concern of the parents about security and safety. the do forget to close the gates many time and is really easy to get in, I am there every day dropping of my children. I think many of the teachers are great and my children do awesome and get great grades but they do need better security and facilities, the toilets don't have seats or toilet paper and are dirty. not enough security and clean up crew, crowded classes etc...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2011

En esta escuela los ninos no tienen ninguna seguridad,entran y salen sin supervision alguna,el dia de ayer yo personalmente camine toda el area de la escuela,despues de terminadas las clases y cuando todavia havian ninos en la escuela en diferentes actividades y nadie me pregunto,quien yo era ni que queria,igual lo puede hacer cualquier maleante,he visto a los de la seguridad de la escuela faltarse el respeto entre ellos mismos,y frente a los estudiantes,no hay a quien preguntarle nada y todos tienen malas caras,aunque creo que mi hija tiene una buena maestra,tambien creo que esta escuela necesita una mejor direccion y un poco mas de interes por el bienestar de nuestros ninos,la verdad no me parece una buena escuela en terminos generales.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

This is the worst school my son has been bullied and the office staff have not yet done anything about it, the Assistant Principal is the worst she seems like she cares but never gets anyhting solved . there's was a kid bullied in the boys bathroom and they tried to keep disclosure about the situation i hope the school district gets on their case about all these kids getting bullied
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

For any parent that want to send your child to citrus grove i suggest you do this is the best school your child will ever be in .I'm telling you this because i sent my child to this school. the teacher are wonderful and the students are nice and caring.There aren't any violent children in this school thank
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2009

It is unfortunate to see how bad this school is. There is no sort of security for the children in the mornings, they are left to run around until nearly 8:20am. The poor P.E. coach is they only one in charge to care for all children grades 2-5. The principal is never available to be seen. I have a friend whose children are also in this school and she will be transferring them out of this school after this year because they were nearly kidnapped while on school premises. The officials in this school do not seem to care about our children's safety. All they do is train these children how do good on their FCAT test. I wish someone can take a video camera to this school the school board can see what is going on!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

From first hand knowledge in working at this school, I can honestly say this has got to be the worst school in Miami, Florida. I highly recommend all parents to do something about the safety, discipline and classroom morale in this school. Students are allowed to roam the hallways and school office without being asked where they should be. The principal is never around to tend to your needs, and, it is sad to say, that she has an 'ego' problem. Thirty teachers left in this school in a matter of 10 months.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 30, 2005

My child had so much preparation for the FCAT test. It was almost too much with nothing else taught. Parents are hesitant to be involved because they all work. New principal is impossible to meet with because she is always gone. Assistnat principels seems to be good. My child is in the 5th gifted program and I am very happy. But I will be glad to move on to another school in the fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2005

It needs to have more involvement from the teachers to the students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 24, 2004

I believe that the school has no disciplne at all. In the morning children are without any supervision, left to play at their own risk. Also, everytime you try to meet with the Principal or assit they are nowhere to be found or unavailable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2004

This school has had 35-38 Kindergarten/and First grade students per class and no full time aides. How can one teacher teach 38 kids who are all five years old? How can we expect anything good to come out of a school that doesn't care about class size and therefore student learning. This is unacceptable! This school has a lot of potential but needs an administration that really cares about the kids it is soppose to be serving. The classes are not only overcrowded but dirty, with holes on the ceiling, doors that do not open/close,poor classroom lighting, walkways that flood with dirt everytime it rains and no one has access to the building, and a very dirty cafeteria.Pick-up/dismissal is a joke. More real security is needed. Overall, the school needs desperate attention. The children, teachers, and staff work under very poor working conditions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2003

Me parece muy buena escuela y sobre todo los maestros estan teniendo mucha paciencia en el caso de kindergarten . Quiero agradecer especialmente a Ms.Garcia y Ms.Morsuli por ser tan buenas maestras y por tenerles paciencia a los ninos. Mi hijo ha aprendido en muy poco tiempo muy bien las cosas y eso es motivo de reconocimiento. Tambien la escuela cuenta con un director muy bueno, con buenos metodos ,un principal asi hace falta en muchas escuelas . En mi opinon esa escuela ha mejorado 100% de como era antes.los felicito! 'This seems like a very good school and above all the kindergarten teachers have demonstrated a lot of patience. I especially want to express my appreciation for Ms. Garcia and Ms. Morsuli for being such good teachers and for being so patient with the children. In a very short amount of time my son has been learning things very well and that is worthy of recognition. Also, the school has a great principal, with very good practices, and a principal like that is lacking in many schools. In my opinion this school has improved 100% from before so congratulations!'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2003

Citrus Grove Elementary school needs more qualify, professional and responsible personnel that care about the future of the student. My nephew fail 3rd grade because there wasn t any tutorial offer to him for the FCAT test.


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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 58% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
26%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
69%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
30%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 97%
Black 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 63%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 58%58%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. SHARON JOHNSON
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  • (305) 649-3789

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2121 Northwest 5th Street
Miami, FL 33125
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