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Somerset Academy East Preparatory

Charter | K-6 | 290 students

 
 

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2 stars

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Posted November 12, 2013

Just read the review that was posted on March 26, 2012 and I couldn't agree more. It is more than a year since that post was placed and nothing has changed. This school still doesn't offer any extra-curricula activities. It is so "MONEY DRIVEN" worse than a private school. You can be a minute early or late you will be charged $5 for morning care and $25 for late pick up or tardy. Everything is money spirit day-$1 to wear jeans which adds up, $3.50 for lunch and $2.50 for breakfast if you don't qualify for free or reduced lunch. The class sizes are huge there should be a ratio of 1:14, my child's kinder class ratio is 1:26 with no teacher's assistance (WOW). I can only speak for the Kinder teacher-she has a close door policy. There's so welcoming feeling for parents. The only good thing about this school is that is up the street from our house literally 5 minutes away. I'm pulling my child out next year and I'm willing to drive to another county over 30 minutes away. This was one of the worst decision I made putting my daughter in this charter school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2012

The school is amazing! The staff and parents are all involved and I could not disagree more with the previous review. They are welcoming and all grade levels experience in school as well as out of school field trips. My child, in fifth grade, went to Busch Gardens as the end of the year field trip. It was a great trip and all the students that had been together for three years got to enjoy the experience. The principal is a wonderfully caring individual and the emphasis is very much on the child. I am sorry that my child could not continue in the school as it only goes up to fifth grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

I have two kids that had been here from when it 1st opened & my kids suffered because of it. The 2nd year it got a little bit better, but still the same thing, my kids where their trial&error. There is no sports activities, actual art classes, actual music classes, no nothing they are only FCAT driven w/ a big teacher turn-over, & some not all of the teachers who are there seem to be lost. They try to do parent involvement w/ having monthly honor roll & perfect attendance assemblies, but it is very disorganized & money driven (if they are an A school bcuz of FCAT scores then the more $$ they get). The office staff is friendly, but the principal in my opinion does not care! They don't watch the kids properly especially in after care (already had a major medical incident) & when I went to speak to the principal I was sent away. They didn't even have field trips for the older kids only for the ones who excelled in academics (passing the FCAT w/ a certain score or higher) on more then one occasion. Sad, that they don't even think how the other kids would feel. Ultimately, even though being right down the st. from me & giving it a 2 yr try I pulled both of my kids out from this 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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
97%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%
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 53% in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

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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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
100%

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 "C".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 61%
Hispanic 30%
White 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 46%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/AN/A
Female 54%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 79%53%61%
Master's degree 21%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 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Miramar, FL 33023
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