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Port Malabar Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 755 students

 

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Posted February 4, 2011

I attended PME for 7 years (including kindergarten), I will graduate from High School this year. The teaching was excellent. I still remember how caring all of my teachers were, and I sure do miss it. I know I wasn't the easiest child to deal with (I was very obnoxious, loud, and trouble-making) but they always stayed patient and helped me. I wish I could go back in time to appreciate all that I had in my grasp. I would like to thank especially my 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Cox. Even after all of these years I can't forget how kind she was. She is my inspiration to become a teacher. I don't know if she still teaches or if she will ever read this, but I will forever be grateful to her. If you are moving to Brevard County or you are already in PME's district, please send your children to PME. One story that proves the dedication is when I was in 2nd grade: I fell off of the jungle-gym and broke my arm, my mom was practically confined to bed because of health issues but she was the only one who could pick me up. The principal, Mr. Loffeck, followed my mom and me to the hospital just to make sure we got there alright. Thank you PME for 7 wonderful years. I'm coming to visit soon!!


Posted June 5, 2010

I attended Port Malabar Elementary, and had one of the best experiences there! The teachers were great all the way through (although by now all of my teachers but 1 are gone). PME provides so many opportunities for student-parent involvment as well as many opportunities for students such as news production or safety patrol. I enjoyed my experience with PME and I am proud to have been a pelican for 7 years!! (that includes kindergarten by the way)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

My granddaughter attended this school. It was her first experience in a public school system in the US. Coming from an small island, there was some culture and tradition shock to deal with. However, her teacher Ms. Boumbouras was gentle, caring and patient with her and helped her meet her goals. As for the overall academic and core value goals of the school, I found it reachable and up scale. I liked the interaction with parents. Port Malabar is an outstanding school and would recommend it to any parent.


Posted April 19, 2008

My son went to PME his first 4 years of elementry school. Mrs. Perry is one of the most wonderful teachers. She really cares for her students.
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Posted February 28, 2008

PME is home to our family. We are able to be a part of our daughter's education. There is open communication with the teachers,the counselor's. The staff is always helpful and friendly. Our daughter feels safe and is thriving. There is a feel of pride in one's self, in the school community. I am very proud of PME, and thankful to each and everyone one there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2006

'A' rated school for past 5 years, Friendly & child centered staff, well behaved students even during recess time, stong parent participation and encouragement for parents to become involved.
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Posted May 20, 2005

My children and I LOVE Port Malabar Elementary. The staff is wonderful, from the administration down to the custodial staff. The curriculum is great and the PTA is very active. My children are constantly challenged and look forward to school. Their teacher's enthusiasm radiates to all the students and parents. PME has been an 'A' school for several years now, yet they still strive for excellence and improvement year after year. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2003

Extremely satisfied with teachers and overall scheme of things at this school.
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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69%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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60%

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58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%
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 53% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%
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 "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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

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Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 58%
Hispanic 18%
Black 15%
Two or more races 8%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%58%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%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 7%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. CINDY D WHALIN
Fax number
  • (321) 952-5949

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