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North Broward Academy Of Excellence

Charter | K-5 | 683 students

 

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Posted July 1, 2014

My twin daughters just finished their Kindergarten year in the advance class with Ms. Morales. I feel my daughters were well-served with a teacher who recognized their skill levels, and encouraged and challenged them to improve. I was considering putting them in a public school gifted program but am glad I took a chance on NBAE. They were already reading at above K-level when they started. They are now at a 3rd-grade level! Also, it is so easy to communicate with teachers and staff at the school. Sad to see Principal Self leaving, but I believe he left the kids in good hands with the incoming principal. I also believe the extracurriculars could use some improvement, but there are choices. All in all, I am pleased with NBAE this first year and looking forward to a better experience and more involvement (on my part) next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

I am a new parent to NBAE my daughter is in Kindergarten there with a great teacher. I feel the amount of homework is adequate. Security precautions are executed very well and, above all my daughter is learning. My only problem is the drop off and pick up process (very time consuming), but everything else is great so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2013

I have a daughter and son that is attending this school, and I could not have ask for a better school. There is a lot of parental involvement. You do have to volunteer hours every school year for your child to continue attending. Both my kids are on the honor roll. The teachers are awesome, I have not have a problem with teachers or administrative staff. The principal is really friendly. This school feel like home. If you are a parent who are not involve in your child education, do not bother to send your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

The school takes in the worse of the worse and treats them like prisoners and there is a serious lack of admin support for the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

I have seen this school grow from the days at the Riverside Christian Academy to a now state of the art new school. The staff that work there from the front office to the janitor are very friendly and attentive to the kids. The class sizes are small and its like a small community where everyone knows each others names. There is a gifted/advance student program at the school. While other schools are cutting so many programs NBAE has managed to avoid doing so. There are many extras being offered art, music, science lab and PE. There are clubs that have been formed like the environmental science club, drama, cheerleading and now there is violin classes being offered in the aftercare program. For a tuition free school it is wonderful and I love the strict uniform policy. I have 2 kids there and would not consider another institution to educate my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

I am a parent and I have a daughter that goes to this school, her teachers are ok when it comes to responding to emails about her work, but the discipline at this school is not very good. It seems that a child has to say bully before anything is done.My daughert was really good in her subjects prior to attending but due to the disiplinary actions or lack there of she has gone done. Another thing is that I have never meet teachers and there has been no teachers conference. I know the budget has gone done but not to speak with parents face to face iwas not a good idea.She is now saying how much she hates school and this is coming from a child that loved school.She will not be attending the next scool year. My advised would be to go to NBAE only as a LAST
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2009

Our daughter continues to be the 'A' student she was at previous public and private schools and we are all very happy with NBAE. However, I agree with the previous post about advanced/gifted classes and parents taking more responsibility. If your children belong in an advanced or gifted program, then put them into a school that offers that! Don't blame the school if YOU, as parents, didn't do YOUR job and didn't do your research properly. Although it seems to be better lately, lack of parental responsibility is a growing problem everywhere, and yes, even at this school. Remember, our children don't learn from their school teachers alone, they learn from us as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

I have reviewed this school at a prior date and time. This is my son's 4th year at this school, and I am very impressed with his teacher. She is very organized and challenges him A LOT! I know there is not a gifted program; however, as a parent you must give extras at home...I don't think by offering a gifted program ensures a more gifted child. Parents must take the responsibility as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

Great school. Teacher's take pride in their students wellbeing which creates an foster learning and development . Keep up the good work everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2008

Our child started at NBAE this school year and so far, although we've had a few minor issues, it is much better than our regular public school. Just having a smaller setting is a plus! Teachers will be the luck of the draw in any school, but there is a lot of PTO involvement that is truly appreciated by the school. The one negative thing I would say is that better communication and some personality shown by the school/teachers and parents could be done. Otherwise, we love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2008

With this school, it's the luck of the draw. There are some excellent teachers, and then there are some very poor teachers. There is not a mentoring program for new teachers as in district schools. Team leaders are chosen by default because they have been with the school the longest not necessarily because they are qualified. There is a high rate of teacher turnover and lately student turnover. I have noticed an increase in discipline problems this past school year. I don't feel that administration is honest with the parents.


Posted June 6, 2008

I was a teacher there! The school was run very well for a while, turned into an A school and the teachers were proud and happy! Then, CSUSA became to involved, the teachers had to answer to them, and they cut salaries and money for materials. You do the math! There is no wonder why all the teachers left!


Posted May 24, 2008

I have a chld in both the elementary school and the middle school at NBAE. The administration has been working very hard to build in an athletic program as well as more electives for the students. The school has an active PTO that works hard to create fun events to help parents come together such as picnics and CiCi Pizza Nights. Teachers are certified and work hard to get students ready for the FCAT Testing. The elementary school is an 'A' and the middle school is a 'B'. The school has a wait list for the 2008-2009 school year so you better not wait another minute to fill out an application!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2008

My daughter has been attending this school since 1st grade. Now that she is in 3rd grade, I'm seriously considering taking her out of this school in favor of a private school. When my daughter attended 1st and 2nd grade, her school experience was much like other parents here have mentioned: caring teachers, pleasant learning atmosphere, and heavy parental involvement. In 3rd grade, however, it seems the vocation of actually teaching has been thrown out the window in order to appease the FCAT gods. Teachers are not prepared to truly teach, only to drill and pressure students to pass the FCAT. Combined with the lackadaisical communication and growing discipline problems, NBAE is little better than a regular public school. If you believe that charter schools are supposed to be a higher quality alternative to regular public schools, avoid NBAE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

I am dissapointed at the fact that so many teachers come and go at this school. Not sure why this is. Children need to see/have consisitency, especially in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

Good School! Mixed crowd of people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2005

Great school with very good teachers. The Principal neeeds a little more organisation also the extracurricular program just started so I have to give them credit for that but it needs alot more organisation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2005

This school is an A rated school with excellent teachers and extensive parental involvement. The only things lacking is the availability of sports programs, extracurricular activities & the fact the school does not provide transportation. The school is split in to two different locations; which makes having a child in K-2nd and also a child in 3rd or higher more difficult when dropping off morning and picking up after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2004

I love this school. My daughter has learned a lot from her teachers. They are wonderful and my daughter looks forward to going to school everyday. When you walk in the school the staff acknowledges you and the Principal takes time to talk to you. My daughter is 6 and she can read and write in sentences. Something that she could not do before. I know 7 and 8 yr olds that can't do that, let alone speak properly. So what the school is in a small building. It's not the building that makes a great school, it's the teachers and the students who attend there. I like the small school atmosphere. There is more one on one help when needed. And would it be nice to have sports? Of course it would, but academic education is more important in life. I am proud to have my child at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2004

The worst...Not even a school...Its a rented church with limited funding, no space, tiny playground, and no activity programs offered. And...You have to watch the supplies...When the church kids come in over the weekend, they use the students supplies causing things to disappear and/or broken.Executive levels have made empty promises from day one...Told parents that this is only temporary housing and a school will be built for the children, then why did they just sign another 4-10 year lease. Don't waste your time with this school...Your kids deserve better
—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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
95%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

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 "B".

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
Black 74%
Hispanic 13%
Two or more races 5%
White 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 47%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/AN/A
Female 53%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 93%53%61%
Master's degree 7%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. JACKSON SELF
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8200 Southwest 17th Street
North Lauderdale, FL 33068
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