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Silver Shores Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 570 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2013

I'm a 1st grader mom and I am very happy with this school. My daughter loves her 1st grade teacher and her reading teacher. I have no complaints about them. Excellent communication between both teachers and me. School principal is great. So sad she is not going to be there for 2013-2014, but happy for her she got promoted. Great PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2012

I went to this school since 1st grade. I am now in 7th grade. Silver Shores is an amazing school, while others couldn't wait to leave, I wanted to stay. I was in chorus for 4th and 5th grade and I was in drama club in 5th. They were amazing experiences, despite the fact I'm shy, they were. The teachers were amazing!!!! The students are nice, but you need to find the proper friends... the field trips are an amazing experience, even if they are educational.. this school taught me everything I know. I get straight A's in school.. unlike most schools you can actually feel the love and care from the students, teachers, and other staff.. if you need a tutor they'll get you one. There's no bad things about this school... I really really miss this school.. unfortunately I've tried visiting, but classes already started so I couldn't get in.. Also, I was only able to go to the Islands of Adventures field trip, but not the Sea World one.. other than that my final school year there (2009-2010) was absolutely amazing!!!!


Posted August 17, 2010

I went to this school for the 2009-2010 year.It was my last year so I got lots of priveledges(excuse my grammar it's summer !) since I was in the High Acheivers class.The Gifted and High Acheiving children got to attend Sea World .It was a lot of fun but since I went to the Sea World trip my parents told me I could not attend the Islands of Adventure trip.This school is surprisingly filled with cliques i\ even in the classroom.There's the popular,the wannabe populars,the class clowns,the weirdo's,the all-around kids, and of course the snobby kids.Since most of us live in that community we have upscale lives living in two-story houses. I had many encounters with snobby girls who thought they ran Silver Shores well newsflash.They don't. But otherwise I think it's a really great school they just need more funding for the extra-curriculars such as Drama club. Love, a student.


Posted July 30, 2010

Silver Shores is a great school. The 2009-2010 school year was my last year here at Silver Shores, but I still have two younger siblings attending the school. Silver SHores is an AWESOME school because of the extracurricular activities such as chorus, book club, morning announcements club, drama, and the PAL athletic league. OUr school also has great field trips. We are allowed four field trips a year, and the fifth graders go on a special trip commemorating their graduation from Elementary School. This year the field trip was to Islands of Adventure!!! The teachers here are wonderful and the student teacher ratio is 23:1. The school grounds are great with a kickball and soccer field, two playgrounds,and a basketball court. We have a lot of technology here like the computers and laptops and this year we even got smartboards. Silver Shores is definetly the way to go!!!!


Posted April 25, 2010

My son is attending to this school since Kinder, is a great school. Excelent Staff, good PTA, beautiful facilities, 5 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2009

My daughter attended Kindergarten and first grade at this school. She had Ms. Santiago and Ms. Brookoff which are both excellent teachers that I just can't say enough about! The PTA is very active and offers many activities for families to become involved. The Principal and Vice Principal are very accessible and nice. The teachers at this school (those who were not even my daughters teachers) are also very nice and approachable. Our family truly loves this school and my husband and I feel privileged to have been able to send our daughter to such a wonderful and loving school. We are now moving out of state and only hope that we can be lucky enough to have such loving, professional teachers at our daughters new school. I highly recommend this school! Keep up the great job Silver Shores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

This a great school. The teachers are wonderful and my son loves it! He has been here since kindergarten and is now going to fourth grade. The school works hard to personalize instruction for the students. The PTA is great and does a lot of fun stuff for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

Excellent School! All the teachers I've met are committed to the children. It has a great mix of different ethnicities (white, black, hispanic, indian, asian etc.). They encourage parents to be involved in their children's education. The only small complaint I would have is the front office staff - they tend to be somewhat unfriendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

All three of my kids attended Silver Shores Elementary. We have been here since they opened their doors years ago. I can tell you from experience, the school has changed drastically. In the beginning, it was excellent. The principal and teachers were always available. The teachers were much more interested in having your child achieve success. The kids were very happy to attend school. Their progress and goals were always rewarded. In recent years, you're lucky if you can reach a teacher, you never know what is happening (unless you're lucky enough to have the time to volunteer), and the kids are handed a piece of paper if they get good grades without any special ceremony. I am glad my last child is graduating; I really don't feel this school will improve at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

Silver shores elementary suffers from poor leadership and interpersonal skills. The negative is accentuated as far as students' performance is concerned. This school is clueless as to what positive reinforcement entails. Everything is number driven and the overall school rating is based on a small fraction of the student. This school rank students based on standardized test score and does not believe in the overall well-being of the individual child.


Posted November 25, 2007

It is a WONDERFUL SCHOOL! My children learned what they needed to learn for middle school. I recommend this school to parents that want their child or children to spread their wings
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2007

Incredible school. The teachers care and are committed to the children. I have a first grader who loves to go to school and loves her teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

This year is going to be the second for my son so far he is very happy and he has learn a ton with his kindergadern teacher I hope his first grader teacher be as kind and good like las year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

I have a first grader who has been at the school for two years. He is very happy. He is being challenged academically and is learning social skills as well. The PTA is very active and does a lot of fun stuff for the students. There are many outside activities for families. There are good field trips and a great chorus for the older kids. Also, there is kickball and flag football for the fifth graders. I really like this school and recommend it to anyone thinking about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

This school provides excellent opportunity for students who live close by. Excellent Playground Low Student to Teacher Ratio makes this school a good choice. I do now know the exact ratio.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

First the positives. New campus, safe neighborhood, good security. Negatives include impersonal teacher/student/parent relationships,as with most Florida schools, an obsession with FCAT, failure to teach importance of respect, self-respect, importance of physical education and why school is relevant. I have seen very little offered in area of after school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2005

I have been happy at Silver Shores. I have to children 1st and 3rd grade. Have been exceptionally blessed to have what I consider to be the best first grade teacher. Ms. Hasson has been right on the money when it came to figuring out my 1st grader was having difficulty. She counseled me, offered suggestions and we worked as a team. It is a very well organized school and it has been a joy for me to be part of. I will be leaving for another county this year and hope that I will be able to feel this way about my new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2005

Silver Shores was am amazing school. It was a delightful experience to have my child in this school. It only saddens me that he was unable to return there, because of a move. The attention from his teachers through two school years was incredible. He had one-on-one attention. The teacher sent weekly reports on his progress and behavior. She always made time to speak to me, either via email, phone or in person. I had monthly written reports on what she thought would be beneficial for my sons overall academis progress, which in turn helped us focus on his weak points. It was a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2003

Overcrowded, students lack of extracurricular activites. Principal is very hard to reach. All focus is to FCAT and not for the student to love learning. very disappointing since the school has a great potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
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 63% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
83%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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 38%
Black 37%
Asian 12%
White 9%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%53%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%2%1%
Other degree 2%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
  • Before school: starts at 6:45 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • MR. JONATHAN LEFF
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (754) 323-7590

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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1701 Southwest 160th Avenue
Miramar, FL 33027
Phone: (754) 323-7550

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