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Bent Tree Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 585 students

 

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Posted August 19, 2013

Me encanta la escuela tienen un buen equipo de trabajo desde los empleados, maestros y padres. Les estoy sumamente agradecida por todo lo que hacen por mi hijo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2013

Mi experiencia en Bent Elementary School todo el personal excelente, empezando con el Director y todas las muchachas de la oficina todos muy cari osos y con gran interes de ayudar,Ms Michelle maestra de Pre-K y Ms Kim Excelentes Dios las Bendiga, les agradesco su ayuda con mi ni o que tiene problemas de comportamiento y vi una gran mejoria en el poco tiempo que estuvo alli porque llego a mitad de a o , Ms Michelle que Dios la siga guiando por la dedicacion y el hermoso trabajo que hace ayudando a tantos padres y ni os en el comienzo de su futuro estudiantil, la vamos ha extra ar :-( fue un placer conocerla y nunca l vamos ha olvidar. Yenny (mama)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2007

My son is autistic and goes to Bent Tree elementary. Regarding the autistic program I have to say it is good, but not enough. As parent of an autistic children I think they need more exposure to other children and have more activities where they can interact more. Ms. Aliaga is very sweet and caring. the aftershool staff is all very nice. I have no complains. Doris is great and the security Ramona is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2007

My biggest concern would have to be the safety of the children. I feel that the safety of the children should be taken seriously.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2007

My just entered his first year in the public school system, in Aug. 2006. I met with the principal in March of 2006 and toured the school before knowing that our son would be safe and most of all happy in his new school. The teachers are great, in fact, he is already reading at a first grade level. The faculty is very friendly and cafeteria staff as well. I am very satisfied with it and take much pride in saying my son attends the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

My child has been at this school for 4 years, I think the teachers are the best around, the gifted classes are unbeatable along with the teachers. However i think the current principal lacks involvement in student & parent relations. I think she need to get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2005

My kid loves the school. Learning English everyday! Love teachers, Nice people, good people.The teachers care about the kids learning and doing the best they can. Try! Practice, Try again and focus, you are smart, I know you can do it! They help parents remember that when we give time to learning then our kids care about learning and learning becomes part of everyday life. Very good people in office, very nice teachers, english learning very good, art is very nice, my son will be an artist speak english and very happy. Im very happy to. I practice, with my son. Good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2005

Love the staff, and teachers. Everyone has been very helpful and friendly. Teachers are professional and meetings have proven to be effective and geared towards assisting child to reach full academic growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

I love all the teachers that my kids have had. They have been helpful and provided plenty of feedback. The school is clean, the resources are incredible. The team for children learning English are caring and responsible. I am grateful for their guidance. I am grateful my kids have had such a positive influence and experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2005

I'm proud of my children and their accomplishments. These teachers (especially the new ones that I just met) find motivating, fun, and interesting ways of reaching out to my kids. It's been an incredible year and our transition to a new school was wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2005

I really like the school and staff. Resource Teachers and our child's grade level work as a team. Help was available and guidance was very much a plus. We were new to this country and it hasn't been easy adjusting. We as parents are not perfect but we accepted their expertise as support to help our child succeed and it makes a world of difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2005

We have 3 children in this school. It has been a positive experience.The teachers have been wonderful and acknowledge that every child has the potential to learn. Resources are professional and available (ask and you'll find it). I encourage parents to get involved, be positive and remember these professionals are here to help our children succeed in life. Don't wait until something goes wrong to become part of your child's education. Start from day one. Be part of the education team they are professional and have experience to help our kids. My kids overcame their obstacles with the school's help. The new principal is caring and dedicated. Her door is always opened. Start from day one helping not complaining, be positive and involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2005

This school is remarkable. It has outstanding teachers. The students there are all very nice too.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 3, 2005

This school is a zoo. The principal clearly is not able to control the students. I recently visited the cafeteria and was shocked at the chaos during kindergarten lunch. My children have experience racism which the principal does nothing about and the staff is under educated. Don't bother with the A rating the school is horrible. Teachers don't communicate with parents and the principal thinks her 20 years of experience excuses her from addressing safety issues. Bad choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

Excellent school where children receive an excellent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2004

My Son started this year in the public school system. I think Bent tree has made an easy transition for him, His teacher is an excellent person and caring. Always concern and willing to work as a team with him and us the parents. The Principal is always involved, likewise the counselors. I truly believe that the education my son is given at Bent Tree is outstanding.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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

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 94% 29%
White 4% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Black N/A 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%58%61%
Master's degree 39%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr. Miguel A Balsera
Fax number
  • (305) 551-2661

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4861 SW 140th Ave
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