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Snapper Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 515 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 14, 2012

well i really miss my teachers from this school, they have mean so much to me in my life & i just want to let them know that i want to have some comunication with them, i finished my 1st grade in this school with Ms. Ruiz y have a wonderful kindergarden year with Ms. Sueiro, if anyone knows something about them, if they still work there i will be so greatfull with you, oooo just forgot Ms. Vargas too, i was in 96 at this school. so please answer me. my name is Leidy Garay :)


Posted October 28, 2010

I was a student here at snapper creek and i say its a wonderful school its tought me everything i learned even though when i was in third grade that was my last year and when i went to another school i got alot of A's and i think everyone should go to schhol because the teachers are great and so is the school staff not to mention the counceler she helps you with anything i love snapper creek and i hope i go visit them one day.


Posted February 6, 2007

This is my sixth year as a Snapper Creek parent & I have to say that I am extremely happy. The teachers are wonderful & the office staff are always helpful. My children have received an excellent education at this school & it is not only due to the magnificent teachers but the school's administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2006

This school has been a great disappointment to us. The parents are discourage from being involved and the office staff to say the less are rude. The only good thing at this school are the teachers but with their hands tied behind their backs there is not much they can do to excel the academics in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

The quality of academic programs are excellant. The teachers have always been available for questions from the parents. I really haven't seen any music, arts, sports for the regular school day. The after school program is excellant. There is a very high level of parent involvement available at the school. Parents are always welcome. I can't wait for my one year old to start kindergarden! This is my 5th grader's last year and with mixed feelings about what to expect in Middle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2006

My daughter attended this school from Kinder to 5th grade (which she graduated from last year). Under Mr. Herman's direction the school was a hidden treasure in a small community within a large city. He created a warm and loving school family. Once the he retired, it took two years for the school to go down hill. The new principal, though well educated and well intentioned, is unable to maintian a school family atmosphere and does not maintain a respectful enviornment either. School bullying increase and teachers lost their vision and warmth. Sadly, although most teachers are very qualified and loving, they are unable to function under such poor leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

Snapper Creek is a terrific school. It has great leadership in Melanie Visnich and some excellent teachers. Parents still need to increase their level of involvement but that comes with time and promotion from the PTSA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2004

This is an excellent learning environment. The principal is readily available and makes great efforts to connect with the children and the parents. The teachers, for the most part, are wonderful. They are kind and helpful. My daughter has atteneded for the past two years and loves her school very much. I wasn't sure when I placed her at our local school, we used to attend Sunset Elementary, and I was concerned with the level of academics being taught. But my daughter has done exceptionally well and has adjusted to her new environment perfectly. The teachers have worked with her at her level, even providing me with guidance and extra actvities to challenge her higher levels of learning. I am very happy with our decision to move her to a smaller, more family oriented atmosphere. My only wish is that more parents would become involved at the school.
—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 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
87%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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 93%
White 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 129%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 226%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%58%61%
Master's degree 32%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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10151 Southwest 64th Street
Miami, FL 33173
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