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Kensington Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1189 students

 

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2011:
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Posted April 17, 2014

My three daughters and I attended Kensington Park School. The four of us love the school and the teachers we were lucky to have. They had a positive impact in our lives and we will never forget their commitment and devotion to their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2013

Both my children have attentded KPE. One will be in the fifth grade this coming year. The bilingual program teachers are awesome!!! LOVE the gifted teacher as well .. My son still goes back to see them, can't wait for my daughter to be in their class
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2013

The bilingual program is excellent until the kids reach 5th grade. The 5 grade teachers are terrible. They yell a lot and they had a bad way to communicate to their students. It s too bad that the kids have to go through such a bad experience being the last year at Kensington.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

i am in this school an and my teachers are ms romeu and mr guelida in fifth grade and i love both of them if i were the principal i would but both of them teacher of the year


Posted March 11, 2012

Its a great school but the security's dont do anything and do not mess with Mory cause she will get you in trouble, mrs.corman and mrs.martinez are in fifth grade and they are my favorite teachers


Posted June 8, 2011

i was class of 2010 5th grade loved my teachers. Ms.Romeu i hope you can read this i`m the one you rode Gwazi with in busch gardens sadly i`m in citrus its a pretty great school but too many ghetto people rockers, kids from Cuba, well different people there`s corner stores candy machines fights a lot of them but i hope i can visit you soon p.s. Jennifer Castellon


Posted January 19, 2011

I go to that school currently its awesome with great teachers and staff, this is my last year in this school. I love it!!!!


Posted May 31, 2010

What is so pathetic about people that want to see children have a great education? The Staff at Kensington Park Elementary are people that care about all children that are in attendance at this School. I also understand that, often times, children can and will say some very bad things about places they don't want to go or, thing they don't feel like doing. Parents, we should check before we speak out and try to put our negative thoughts into others minds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

My children are in this school.they came from an (A) school where everything was great but at Kensington Park it's so different and there are mayors security and organized problems but my children's teacher are very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

it's an excellent school and my had learn alot and very good teachesrs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2008

Just got a letter from the State of Florida informing the parents that the school is 'in need improvement'. This is the second notice; one last year and another one this year. I'm very disapointed as this school used to be an 'A' school. I think that something is wrong with the management.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

This school is a very smart choice for your elementary schoolers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2006

The pre k and kindergarten programs are great, but the school is horribly ugly on the inside. Looks like a jail in my opinion!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2005

Wonderful place, friendly and positive environment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

I absolutely love this school. The teachers and the administration alike are very involved with the children and the parents. This school shines in an area which is not so great. I have three children that have attended throughout the years and am very pleased with the dedication and patience that the teachers exhibit towards their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2004

Terrible school, the worst school I have ever been exposed to. Terrible staff it is a pathetic excuse for a school I feel sorry foer the children that have no choice but to go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2004

Kensington Park Elementary is a great school. It's like having your kids taking classes at home, but yet they are away from home. The teachers are wonderful with the students, and their love and care for them shows in the performance of the children. Their bilingual program is excellent. I wish it wasn't just an elementary school. I would keep my children there throught their school years, if it would be possible. I highly recommend Kensington Park Elementary.
—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 58% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
42%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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

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 State average
Hispanic 96% 29%
White 2% 42%
Black 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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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  • Mr. Genaro Navarro
Fax number
  • (305) 642-9346

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