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Somerset Neighborhood School

Charter | K-5 | 465 students

 

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Posted January 21, 2011

I am the parent of a child in Kindergarden and my experience with Somerset has been nothing shy of exceptional. The staff is helpful and friendly and the teachers show their love for teaching everyday. My son is blossoming at this school and I feel very involved because his teacher does such a good job keeping me informed with his progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2010

Somerset Miramar has opened it's door for 3 years to academically challenge students. The teachers are well qualified and staff is friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

I have a daughter who attends Somerset Academy Neighborhood School, She is in kindergarden and she is enjoying the school year thus far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

I would like just to mention one thing, I had so much trouble with my child attending his previous school, he actually cried the entire year, day in and day out, every morning, he doesn't want to go to school, & after convincing him to let go, he would beg us not to take long to come back to pick him up. Now, in Somerset Academy, he is actually starting conversations with us, with his relatives on how much he loves this school, and how much he is excited about it, and about all the activities that he is doing in this school. For us as parents, we felt so welcome, teachers, and staff are so friendly, & professional. The level of challenge to the students & parents is intriguing, and promising of great results. We are as parents, are probably more excited to be part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2010

I am the parent of a 2nd & 5th grader at Somerset Miramar. I absolutely love the staff and am overall pleased with the school. In the beginning, there were obstacles but it has improved over the years. My only concern would be for other students and non-active parents: they can be a "big" distraction! I think that the school needs to have a mandatory classroom meeting once every semester with all parents in attendance. Aside from that, keep up the good work!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

I am a parent of a 2nd and 6th grader, this is one of the best schools in the are fro elementary and the best for middle schoolers. Very friendly and concerned about the well b eing of the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

My daughter needs extra assistance which the school has been providing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

campus is great, instructors are great, meals are great, and extracurricular activities are great! i highly reccomend this school and i plan to send my 2 year old there when it is time for her to begin school. ~thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

My daughter is in her first year at this school after transferring from a local public school. Her level of knowledge has increased 100%. I am extremely impressed and happy that we changed her. I will be sending my youngest to Somerset once she becomes of age as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

I think that corriculum of the school can be improved and be more challenging. My daughter ( first grade) get easily bored. I see the incredible effort teachers do in the school just to make copies...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I son is in Kindergarten and he is learning and is doing First grade materials in the last quarter of the year! He doen't feel the difference that he is doing advanced materials.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Wonderfull school allways up with innovations and sports, my kids love it and are very happy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

Highly motivated teachers. Very bad administration staff. Teachers not well compensated for their efforts & overburdened with administrative duties. High turnover of teachers.
—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 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a

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".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2010-2011.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2009-2010.
  • 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

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
Black 81% 23%
Hispanic 13% 29%
Two or more races 3% 3%
White 2% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 91%53%61%
Master's degree 9%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Shannine Sadesky-hunt
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  • (954) 435-1571

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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9300 Pembroke Rd
Miramar, FL 33025
Phone: (954) 435-1570

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