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Vineyards Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 789 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted December 12, 2013

Vineyards Elementary has been one of the worst schools my daughter has ever attended. One person in the front office is helpful the others have attitudes, but the most disturbing issue is the teachers and how they do not want to deal with children. My dislike for this school is so strong I avoid going because I am angry. I've never felt like this about a school. I spoke with principle about getting some assistance for my daughter and she never held her end of the bargain up. I wrote letters to the teacher about my daughter's math issues she never responded back in Aug./Sept. 2013, but decided to communicate in December about her weaknesses, how convenient just in time before the FCAT. I even called the district to report the issue and no response for a week, but by the time they responded my daughter already had a tutor. I am highly disappointed because the only one who suffers is my daughter. I have talked to other parents and basically getting the same feedback about this school. I know some who have pulled their children out. The only great thing about this school is Tamara in the front office and the Sportsclub after school program ran by Shonda; looking to pull her out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2013

Watch out for specific needs teacher assistants! They were rude, ignorant, and very impatient to the little kids.


Posted October 15, 2012

Two of my children have been or are in this school and even though we moved, I still drive to keep them in this school. The teachers and administration have always done a wonderful job with the students and parents. Could not ask for a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

Most of the teachers there are good, with the exception of a few. There are some teachers that intimidate the children and are very rude. Therefor the students are not allowed to speak in class and are even afraid to ask questions. One time my daughter was watching a movie and when it ended the teacher was texting on her phone, ignoring the fact that the movie had finished. It was not until the end of class that the teacher noticed that the movie had ended and then had to rush the students to finish their work. This would not have happened if the teacher had put her phone away, as it should have been, and paid more attention to the class. The ladies in the front office are not helpful at all; their service is horrible! Every time I go in they ignore I am there and stare at each other to see who will help me. When someone finally gets up they seem nice at first, but instantly their attitude changes; becoming very rude, and unwilling to help. They are the first impression of the school and from what I have experienced they are not setting a very good one. They should be more helpful, courteous, and have a better attitude toward the parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

Now six foot fence has arrived and parents are told to park somewhere else at a private campus, ave maria university and cross a street while walking with kids after school. And tickets are given and threats are made by collier county parks and rec staff if parents don't move off grass for five minutes while waiting for students. Love this school....Hate the pick-up process for walking students. An entire parking lot sits empty as parents are harrassed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

I totally disagree. The front office staff has been totally warm & helpful, not just my children. I have made a special effort to be around every am at dropoff & in previous years various times of day. The principals have handled many situations we've encountered w/compassion & true concern. A big problem exists in this society today where parents feels the need to place all responsibiity on the parents. The biggest detriment my kids face is the kids who feel they can never learn to respect authority and others.It is a parents responsibiity to teach their children to respect others & show them to truly love learning. The world is not perfect & we all need to work together- parents & teachers- to help them achieve their true potential in life. Spend some true time at this school & you will see how truly patient these teachers are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

My experience with this school has been somewhat different, & maybe it is b/c my child went there on school choice. My child was used as a 'fill-in' meaning they just stuck her in a class that was not equally ratio weither boys to girls or in race. The children had difficulty in keeping their hands to themselves. The teacher had trouble keeping her class under control. Front office staff very cold, and unfriendly. administration (vice principal lacking in communication skills.) This school lets the kindergarteners walk to and from class (in pairs) by them selves unsupervised. and they are not concerned in the least.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

My daughter just graduated from the 5th grade gifted class. Previously she was in private French schools in Europe. I can only say that the Vineyards was her most enriching and rewarding scholastic experience to date. Her teachers all gave 110% and truly cared! We will miss being part of the 'Vineyard's Family' !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2005

Practical suggestions: 1 A six foot fence should encircle the entire campus 2 Video surveillance cameras should monitor entrance points 24/7 3 Administration Office should have more visual connection to campus 4 School board/principal have limited 'open door' communications policy.School Management skills need to tought to all management.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2005

I love the Vineyards school in Naples Florida. My daughter is a 4th grader new to Vineyards this year and she has a wonderful teacher and likes the school very much. Being new she has had some small struggles but is finding the staff and administration helpful and welcoming. We think this school is wonderful. I look foreward to a good 4th and 5th grade and its expiriences for both my daughter and our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

The teachers are willing to go the extra mile for your children and stay on top of things, not just push them through like most schools. Also, two good after school programs, Pat's kids club and sports camp, if you need to pick up your children late. We've used both!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

I love this school. The teachers are great. They have great child safety measures. The library resources they have are great as well. I would highly recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2004

I have to say that this school is top of the line. My daughters teachers are very into safety and security. They always use the buddy system in the halls or whereever they children go. I am very pleased with the cirriculum and after school program they have for the children of working parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

While I noticed numerous differences in teaching style and the school in general, compared to schools on the west coast, I have been happy overall. The teachers are caring and truly give 100%. The teachers helped me get the extra help one of my sons needed, and always made him feel like he could succeed. We will miss Vineyards next year. (moving)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

My son is in 1st grade this year. This is our first year in public school as he went to private school for kindergarten. I am very pleased so far (even though it has only been 3 weeks into the new school year). Have heard nothing but praise for this school and the entire staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2003

Vineyards Elementary is a great school. My son was struggling, and his 4th grade teacher noticed what was going on and they got help for him immediately to get him caught up. My daughter just loves the school and her teachers. The staff in the office are real nice, and so are all of the teachers.
—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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
94%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "B".
  • 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
White 61%
Hispanic 29%
Black 5%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 48%50%61%
Master's degree 48%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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6225 Arbor Boulevard West
Naples, FL 34119
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