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Royal Palm Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 555 students

 

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 18, 2014

A school delivered to the true education of our children . My son is diagnosed as PDD and since he was accepted into the IEP program, his progress has been significant. I applaud the unconditional labor of their special education's teachers, regular teachers, the Principal Martha Garcia. All Royal Palm's staff is awesome friendly!! Royal Palm is an inclusive school, does not accept discrimination , intolerance or bullying as a lifestyle . There every child is important and all have their opportunity to participate . .It is a school where everyone does their job with love.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

The Prek program teachers for special needs are caring, diligent and a great asset to the children. They are very knowledgeable! The Principal is very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2014

Royal Palm needs to screen their teachers with more diligence, as certain at-risk behavior can and eventually will affect the innocent students!


Posted August 27, 2013

As a parent and previous student of this school, I can say it's an amazing school , with teachers that truly care for education and family. Organization and quality in all aspects . I moved so my children could attend this "a" school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2013

Royal Palm Academy of Discovery Elementary offers incredible opportunities for students to get an A+ education. Year after year, this school has achieved an A rating from the State of Florida for its outstanding test scores, but more important than that, the students are getting a well rounded curriculum that includes that latest strategies in Common Core Math, Reading, and Language Arts, hands-on science explorations, fascinating interactive lessons in Social Studies, and the innovative special area programs of Spanish, Music, Art, Physical Education, and the Gifted Program. Royal Palm has an amazing After School Care Program too. Students get a healthy snack, homework guidance, exercise, and many special classes like dance and karate. Many parents from around the County have decided to choose Royal Palm for their children even though it means driving a longer distance. They know that at Royal Palm their children are in excellent hands. Come visit Royal Palm Academy of Discovery Elementary for a tour and brochure. Smiles are everywhere! Those smiles tell it all! There is limited space for new students. Registration has already begun this summer, so don't delay. Come today.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 17, 2011

Royal Palm is a great school. The teachers go the extra mile to help and encourage students. The teacher are dedicated and motivate the children. There is also good parental involvement and the administration is excellent and ready to offer assistance is needed. Very pleased with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

I'm very satisfied with this school, the teachers are great and dedicated to their students...Highly recommended and proud former student....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2006

'A' plus. We are proud that we get 6 family childrens in this school. The best teacher's and administration. 100% Recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2006

Royal Palm Elementary is a sensational school with terrific teachers and an awesome administration!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2005

I love Royal Palm. It is a great school to work at and has many wonderful teacher, concerned parents, and great leadership.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 2, 2005

I think I got a solid education from this school. The teachers seem dedicated. The teachers seemed top rate but it helps to have students who are eager and want to learn.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 19, 2003

My children have gone to this school since kinder, I am very pleased with the school, the teachers and the great atomosphere that provides a great learning environment. The teachers truly care!
—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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
95%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

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 95%
White 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 44%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%58%61%
Master's degree 38%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Florida School Recognition Program (2006)
  • Florida School Recognition Program (2005)
  • Florida School Recognition Program (2003)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • MS. MARTA GARCIA
Fax number
  • (305) 222-8145

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • hip hop dance through community classes through after school program

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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4200 Southwest 112th Court
Miami, FL 33165
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