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Claude Pepper Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 754 students

 

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19 reviews of this school


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Posted October 8, 2013

I have a son with special needs. He has been in this school for only one month but I have to say that they helped him making him to feel comfortable and making his transition to this new school a very smooth one. They make him feel just like any other kid from the school. He doesn't feel different because he is not being treated in a different way. Love the teachers and the after school care program is a great! Love this people from the After school Care program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

The principal is super. But until they change the office staff this school can not improve because as parent, needs to guide or assistance. The staff office are arrogant and anti- professionals in their treatment. It's a shame that this situation happens. Should you take a training on how to handle situations and help parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2012

Excellent school. Very structured with great academic options. The students are challenged and encouraged everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2012

Very structured school and there are excellent academic options for the grade levels. The students are challenged and encouraged to put forth maximum effort. The Principal and Assistant Principal are very approachable and involved. I had concerns when the administration changed for the last school year but Dr. Diaz and Mr. Percy are spectacular. This is a great school! Highly recommeneded, my child has been a student here for 4 years. The only thing I wish they would consider- although I love the uniform concept- I wish the students could wear jeans with the school shirt.. very smalll concern. :) Excellent teachers work here as well, I am impressed by every teacher my daughter had and I am no easy sell. Very good place to educate your children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2012

Im so Happy with all Staff...special... Ms Del Valle, she is a great Teacher, Great scchool!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2011

I like the school for my son. Is important to improve the leadership with the students. Thanks,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

this school has terrible front desk staff and a non friendly environment. The principal is not personal and does not show any leadership capacity. However, the PreK program for special needs children is excellent. The teachers are totally committed to their job and love what they do. The school needs a more friendly parent involvement to make this school excellent. I will not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

The amnistration and staff excell to provide our children with the best education provided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My son is at Claude Pepper Elementary School and he loves his school. They have excelent teachers and they really care about the kids safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2008

Both of my children attend this schoool. I'm very happy with the teachers but not so happy with the Sped Program in the school. My children are not getting the services they need and I'm looking at other programs at different schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2007

My son attended this school K-5th. The former principal was arrogant but the new one seems better so far. Most of the teachers are OK but some screeam too much at the students. The gifted program is good as well as music and art. The PE is a joke where students watch videos about PE or sit on the floor the whole class because one of them talked and bothered the teacher!!! The administrative staff are extremely rude and act as both parents and students are bothering them. The safety is an issue where students roam the school unsupervised in the morning and after release with all the doors of the school open and there is access to the school from a nearby park that is always open. Attendance is important for the school staff so is being on time. Overall it is an OK school with room for improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2007

My daughter just started attending Claude Pepper and she is in the 4th grade. The teacher has been very cooperative with her progress. He often has detailed feedback about her grades. The teacher seems to care about my daughters academic progress. I am able to monitor her grades with their new program that is available online. The curriculum is great, I appreciate what the teachers' are trying to instill in the students. Overall I am very satisfied with the school and I have a good feeling about the rest of the year. The only complaint I have is about the admin staff, they often seem to be bothered by the parents who come in the office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2006

Great programs, the teachers are wonderful. Great enviroment for children to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2006

Good school but over-crowded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2006

The classes are very over crowded. However, the teachers really care about their students and still have a close bond with them. My daughter has learned a lot this year but I think that should would advance even more quickly were she to have more 1 on 1 attention. Overall I think the school does really well with what it has to work with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2005

I love the library and Media center staff. Lot's of programs and lot's to do. Teachers I've been with in ESL, second, and third are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2005

Both of my daughthers were in Claude Pepper. The oldest went from PK-5. The pre-K program was private, the teachers were excellent. One of my children was assigned to target program with a small student-teacher ratio and I was very happy of her progress there. I am not so sure about the accademic quality in the other classes but the school improved from a C to an A grade in the last years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2004

My daughter attended the Pre-K4 Co-teaching program last year. At the beginning she had a lot of problems making friends because of her speech/language delays. By the end of the year, she had a lot of friends and had become very popular among her peers. I was so happy with her progress that although, this is not the school she belongs to, I want her to continue her education here. -Jackie Mejia
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2004

This is the best school out there. The starting at the top with the principal and her admin staff to all the teachers. The principal might not know the parents name but she does know you because she knows you through your child/children. That to me means that she cares for your child.
—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 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
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 90% 29%
White 5% 42%
Black 4% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
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 69%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 42%58%61%
Master's degree 53%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 5%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Annette M Diaz
Fax number
  • (305) 382-7150

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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14550 SW 96th St
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