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Rainbow Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 397 students

 

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Posted September 1, 2012

I am glad my kids were accepted at this school. Fourth Grade teachers rock! School just started and... WoW! Rainbow Park really lets kids reach for the stars!! Mrs. Ralph is great! (PTA), Security works! One team, One goal, No limitis! This school does it's magna cum laude job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2011

this school is one of the best schools i have ever gone to when i was in that school the teachers were nice to me and the principal and every body else were nice to me.also the teachers are nice to my daughter just like they were to me.If i had to choose a school i will pick this of course.


Posted March 9, 2010

This school has a spirit of excellence. I moved my kids here two years ago and I am very happy with the staff and teachers. They care about the students and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

I beg to differ with the individual that posted their opinion on October 10th. Rainbow Park is moving in the right direction. Mrs. R. Thomas-Armstrong is a breath of fresh air for the students and faculty of Rainbow Park Elementary. She has been moving in directions of improving the test scores of the students of her school by offering various intervention programs and she is very visible around the school and in classrooms. The faculty seems more at ease and can go about doing their jobs professionally and comfortably. Ms. Armstrong acknowledges and the presence of parents, and you really can't tell whether she is the principal or faculty because she is not flamboyant. She is a very knowledgable young woman headed for great things in Dade County School Systems if she is allowed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2004

My son and daughter have both attended rainbow park elementary school in the art magnet program. The art program is fantastic. Ms. Rodriguez, the art instructor gives individual attention to the children in her class. My children have excelled in their talents, winning many awards for their art work. The principal, mrs. Clark, and vice principal, mrs. Garfinkle, have always made themselves available to me when i had a problem to discuss with them. They are genuinly concerned about the children and take their time to address concerns of the parents. They insist on a uniform dress code, and teach the children to have respect for themselves, by the way they dress (shirts tucked in, belts worn). The teachers here are also wonderful. They have always kept me informed of the childrens' progress and are always available when i need to speak to them. Rainbow park is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2004

I am very pleased with my son's fourth grade teachers. They take charge and whenever they have a problem with my son, they do not hesitate to call me. When I asked them to give me extra work for my son, they were more then willing. He takes the paperwork they give him on Fridays to tuitoring on Saturdays at the Library.
—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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
80%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
49%

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "C".
  • 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

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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
Black 90%
Hispanic 8%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%58%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%2%1%
Other degree 7%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MRS. ROBIN T ARMSTRONG
Fax number
  • (305) 685-0693

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15355 Northwest 19th Avenue
Opa-locka, FL 33054
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