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Greynolds Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 771 students

 

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted September 16, 2014

Greynalds Park El has literally been a dream come true for my child and I. The teacher cares, really LOVES her students. She is strict, yet patient, and resourceful. Although it is an ESE classroom, shee pushea eqch amd EVERY ONE of the students to surpass suvvesd and excel! My daughter came from an EBD classroom in Sarasota county and now will be begining Gifted classes. Christine Thomas, Ms. Kitchen, THANK YOU!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

Greynolds park elementary is the best school. My son has enjoyed this school so much this year. The teachers are very helpful and respectful. And the students very honest and care for one another. My son has learned a lot from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

AWESOME TEACHER AND FACULTY. CLEAN SCHOOL AND VERY SAFE. BEST SCHOOL EVER. TEACHER ARE VERY CARING, AND LOVING WITH THE STUDENTS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2013

This school was the best school for my daughter. She is in middle school now. she has been attending this school since kindergarten and has always loved it. she has been in the gifted program since first grade. all her teachers have been extremely nice and helpful to her thanks to..... Mrs. Portales, Mrs. Lin, Mrs. Meleciano (has left the school), Mrs. Rogoff, and Mrs. Eason. Thanks to them my daughter has had the best years of her life!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2013

not so happy with this school, they don't have special programs for kids with difficulties on learning, I did not want my child on meds and the teacher was advising my child to put him on meds, even the principal told me!!!! I have send emails, faxes, letters and meetings with the principal and he said that the the school don't have enough funds to cover such special classes. the school is just a block and a half from my house that is why I take there this is the last year I'm sending my kids there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2013

Was not happy with the progress of the school they really don't Have the resources yhat ojus has no one ever told me my Son had a reading problem I am so pleased with the zone Change they made 3 years ago now my son is getting all The help he needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2013

Great school, my daughter has been attending G.P.E.S. since pre-kindergarten and she love it, special her teacher Ms. Austin, the only thing you need to improve is the security.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2011

I attended Greynolds 4-5 grade I graduated in 1995 but things have changed since my 6 yr old attends there now but I'm unsatisfied with the school. We send our children with lots of supplies in the beginning of the school year. My child's teachers keep sending notes home saying she's unprepared. I don't understand where did the supplies we sent all go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2011

I love Greynolds Park.!!!!!!! 4 years ago that my older child began to receive not only the best education if not also the support of teachers throughout these 4 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

I love the Greynolds because is a great school, the teacher and all staff they listen and paid attention to the students and necesity to each parents and is a good school and we has good comunication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

The school right now is in need of a make over and security. Anyone has access to the school grounds where our children are and I for the first time picked up my son from parent pick (hes aftercare) and there was no one watching the kids. This is extremely dangerous. We leave our kids in your hands and when no one is watching them something could happen. Please!!!!! improve your security!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

Current administration does not care for the students, parents, or physical appearance of the school. The school grounds are filthy. It's a shame. This had been such a beautiful school in the past.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2009

I like the School but the only that you need to improve is the security because all doors are open at any time and this is not safe for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

My,(our) experience with greynolds park, is that the staff puts the student first and with every possible resource the curruculum is presented in the self-confidence building format so that basic tools for life are gained,earned therefore the student develops an appetite for learning. The result a young person with superior self-esteem and balanced respect for others in the community and the world. ten stars would be closer to the gratitude for the dedication of those responsible. Sincerely D. Hutchens
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

Greynolds Park Elementary is a top knotch school with excellent administrators and teachers. I have lived in the neighborhood since 1977 and have seen many changes in the school. My children and grandchildren have been given a wonderful education from this school but more imporantly they have been made to feel safe and loved in their school environment. Who could ask for more?!


Posted August 5, 2007

It is a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

I am extremely impressed with the progress that GPES has made over the past couple years. Past Principal Bernard Osborn, his staff of teachers, para-professionals and the students have all done and extraordinary job with school improvement in every sense - FCAT Scores (GPES now an 'A' school),Increase in the Reading, Writing & Math achievement levels, continued yearly progress & meeting of proficiency targets, EESAC guidance, Increased Parental Involvement, the beautification of the premises, comradery, diversity of its students, workshops, physical fitness programs, ESOL, PTA, academic excellence programs, fundraising, etc. Current Principal, Dr. Alice Quarles not only carries on the legacy, but takes it a couple steps further by being actively involved and present at every event, securing only the best teachers & staff and striving for continuous improvement with the school improvement plan, goals and education for our children. Keep up the good work GPES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2005

Strong reding program with excellant leadership from administration. Parent invovement good.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 18, 2005

I am very satisfied with Greynolds Park Elm. I have witnessed the progress the school has made throughout the years. I attended Greynolds and now my son attends. As a student I felt the teachers went far & beyond for the students and as a mother I still feel the same. I love the fact the school holds technology and new ways of learning as priorities. They are always working to improve. The staff is always friendly! Very safe as well. I highly recommend this school, especially to the parents of children of different backgrounds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2004

I live in the neighborhood where this school is located, and I must say that I have heard nothing but the most positive things about the faculty and staff. Furthermore, this school demographics show ethnic and cultural diversities that you usually don't find in South Florida. As a mother of two pre-schoolers, I have invested time in finding out about this school's credentials, and for the moment, I feel at ease knowing that my children are coming to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
76%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 55%
Black 33%
White 6%
Asian 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 31%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%58%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 4%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. JORGE MAZON
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  • (305) 949-0899

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1536 Northeast 179th Street
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