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Marsh Pointe Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 920 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 21, 2014

Principal is nice and welcoming, Cafeteria=not clean/ workers not meticulous, poor quality menu, kids don't wash hands before eating. Some classes have no recess at all during the day. New school coming (Franklin Academy Charter) Mrs. Werner should ring some bells and remind all teachers, librarians and other workers that smiling and patience is necessary, kids are at school to learn and they do make mistakes. Cellphones should be OFF during school hours: some teachers use it all day while they should be teaching instead. Things are easily fixable if taken seriously. Most of the teachers don't want any of the Parent's help. And careful with attitude! It is so easy to record or film what's going on in the classroom these days especially when it concerns our kids. A vigorous warning to all of Marsh Pointe staff is necessary. That's sad because some teachers are just fabulous. From cafeteria to classrooms AND Library, it needs serious reminders. Attitude is #1 when working with kids, scaring kids and making them cry is nothing to laugh about. Some schools are probably worst, there's better too. Could be AMAZING if warnings were given. I gave it a 3 because of this attitude problem
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2013

This school is the bees knees. We just moved from New Canaan, CT where our oldest twins were thriving on an equally fantastic program. This school is just as brilliant (and with less funding per student). Our two second grade teachers: Martell and Lipscher are smart, creative, loving and willing to go the extra mile--even when FL resources are not those of CT! The principal, Mrs. Werner, is always greeting kids in the morning and sending them home with a smile in the afternoon. She is so involved in the school and seems to know everyone's name. The art and music programs also seem top notch. The front office is efficient, friendly and knowledgable. The lunch food is even good I could go on, from the vice principal to the media center but I have to wrap this up with the following: This school also benefits from a parent-body that is deeply vested in providing their kids with an excellent, safe and socially responsible education. PANTHER PRIDE ALL THE WAY!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2013

My daughter used to go to schools that were holding her back on education, luckily a teacher told me about it and I instantly sent her she loved her classmates and they made it more challenging so her brain really got active! She cried when I picked her up last day of school! She has now gotten into Watson B. Duncan and I just can't wait and I owe all of her accomplishments to Marsh Pointe Elemantry school, thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2013

Our otherwise easy going daughter slowly turned into a sad, scared child. She was bullied and would beg not to go to school. She would cry at night. I brought this to her teacher's attention & his response was to move her to sit directly beside those who were bullying her. In 4 months, I never got a call returned & I barely had my emails returned. I brought it to the Principal's attention and I was told that there are "two sides to every story" and the teacher was doing his job. We decided to return to Colorado. I called the Palm Beach County School District office and launched a complaint. I was told "that school has never been under investigation" - yes, which is why I chose it. I launched my complaint in December. I inquired again and again. Finally in March I was told that the teacher "had finally submitted his response" (clearly I wasn't taken seriously). By this time, the teacher had emailed me a very inappropriate email, which I had forwarded to the HR Director of the county schools. Bottom line? this school is horrible from the chaotic car line to the principal. Another family had same issue/same teacher. Those in charge, looked the other way. Avoid!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2013

Absolutely the BEST school we've attended. With four kids and moving around a bit -- I am quite familiar with many elementary schools. Marsh Pointe is tops in my books.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2013

COMMUNICATE PEOPLE. The school doesn't send home notices regarding important tests, classes, after school items, days off! THEIR WEBSITE DOESN'T show correct vacation days!!!!! Enough emails complaining about students! SEND home via email or papers all pertinent info so these kids can succeed. COMMUNICATION MPE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

My son started Marsh Point as his first public school experience after moving from NY. I have no problems. I am a Teacher myself , and as such I understand the task at hand. I am very pleased with all his teachers and the entire staff in general. Sometimes I come from my own class room tired, but upon entering the office, there is always an upbeat welcoming atmosphere. I'm not moving any time soon until my son graduates 5th Grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

What an amzaing school!! Love this place! My daughter is in 3rd grade. This is her first year in public school. We were so worried about her transition. We thought she was thriving where she was before...and she was...but she has far surpassed that at MPE and we couldnt be more thrilled!! The teachers and staff have such a love for their students and it shows. The principal, Mrs. Werner, as well as many of the staff members are very involved in every day things, and can be seen helping out in car line or in the cafeteria! The kids love her and the entire staff. Wish I could give 6 stars! My child tested for gifted and I have no intention of moving her till middle school! Thats how well she's doing here at MPE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2012

One of my sons is now in sixth grade at Bak, and he gets straight A's because of the great support MPE teachers have given him - not only curriculum, but also behavioral. Two of my other sons, twins, are currently in first grade, and are honor roll as well. five months into the year, and they already are better persons - as if this was possible... I don't think it's just my sons - every time I am at MPE, I have this "feel good" impression about all the smily faces. This school deserves a sixth star, by my book.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2011

i have a great daughter and i work hard with her at home, she is very lock to have excellent teachers since her second grade when she start to go in Marsh Point.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2011

This is my son's 3rd year at Marsh Pointe and I do not have a single complaint! Every teacher has a strong dedication to not only the students, but also Marsh Pointe. The front office is always polite and quick to help. The cafeteria staff and janatorial staff are seen around the school always with a smile on their face. The children at the school seem to understand the respect and the dedication of the staff as they have the same pride in their school. The PTO is very involved and parents are always at the school volunteering. I am very proud my son attends Marsh Pointe. I wouldn't have him go anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2011

I had no experience with MPE until my son began kindergarten this school year. I have been very pleased. His teacher is excellent. She is caring, responsive and truly concerned about the education of the children. As our teacher is expecting, a substitute was brought in early, was introduced to and is working with the class prior to the teacher's departure. She too is excellent. The principal has also been fantastic and is very involved in what I see as things outside her responsibilities including assisting with the daily drop off. She takes a personal internest in each of the children and I think knows each of them personally! In my son's class, we have a great group of parents who are willing to help whenever they can. We have 4 to 5 parents who volunteer weekly and often have too many volunteer for class activities and field trips!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2011

So disappointed in this school. I thought the location would mean it would be an outstanding school, not so much! My child's teacher is quite rude, I am not the only parent who has said so. The office staff is friendly but are a little clueless as to what is going on in the school. Every event seems to be so unorganized. Eisenhower Elementary was way better, nicer teachers, that school has their act together. Not Marsh Pointe! I wish I didn't switch my child to this school. No reminders sent home about picture days or half days,but always asking for money for the school though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2010

I was very disappointed this year with the leadership. Due to overbearing parents, my child lost out on a great teacher. The squeaky wheel definately gets the ear of the principal here-no matter how unfair!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

My son is in Kindergarden at Marsh Pointe. The school is fantastic! There is a bunch of homework, but he is making great strides in his education. His teacher has a great open line of communication with me. Mrs. Werner greets the children in the morning by name as they are walking in and it is apparent that the staff takes great pride in their school. I am proud that my son attends Marsh Pointe. It is an excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

This is my second year with my daughter at Marsh Pointe and I cannot say enough about the wonderful staff and administration. They are always smiling and so pleasant and always available. My daughter has excelled in all curricular areas due to top notch teachers and their dedication. It is obvious that the teachers, administration and students are committed to educational excellence! The school is an A rated school and made AYP in only one year's time. So looking forward to the years ahead!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

Very disappointed!! Principal does not return phone calls and they are always asking for money. The admin. staff yells at the children. Not cool. Just because of the location of the school, doesn't make it a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

My child is an ESE student and the ESE staff did more than any other school to meet his needs. They responded quickly via email or phone whenever I had a question. The teachers went above and beyond to prepare my son for FCAT. He is now reading on grade level and he passed FCAT. We are so happy to be part of such a wonderful school where the teachers really care for ALL students!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

This is a wondeful school filled with dedicated teachers and an awesome non-instructional staff. This school goes above and beyond for all parents and students. The school welcomes parent involvement and has many extra activities for the children. The principal is a first class act and I'm very proud to say my child goes to Marsh Pointe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

This is such a great place to be! The administration is wonderful and all teachers truly work to bring out the best in students. There is a lot of parent involvement, which is a plus, and I honestly feel that our staff is dedicated to do what is best for ALL children.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
98%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

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 "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
White 74%
Hispanic 13%
Black 5%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 73%73%61%
Master's degree 27%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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12649 Ibiiza Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
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Phone: (561) 366-6800

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