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Allamanda Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 615 students

 

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2011:
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Posted June 2, 2006

Parrticipation of parents is important. There are plenty of extracurricular activities, specially in music and art. The Teachers are very caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2005

Allamanda Elementary has a wonderful program for special needs students, specifically at the kindergarten level. Our son has benefitted greatly from the reassuring, kind and friendly staff who work with him. Class size is reasonably small so students can get individualized attention and care. Focus on educational abilities is addressed to meet the needs of each student and our son has a good balance of class work and homework. Communication between the teachers and parents is encouraged and welcome - so essential when your child cannot fully express his or her daily activities to you. In short, we are very impressed and satisfied with our experience at Allamanda and grateful to have had the recommendation for our son. The rest of the student body seems happy and involved as well and much like the teachers we have seen, the office staff is friendly and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

My daughter attended Allamanda kindergarden through the sixth grade. It was a wonderful experience for her and put her on a good path for middle and high school. The staff and teachers were very helpful and professional. The school is in a beautiful and a safe community. Sincerely, Lara Courts
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2005

My son graduated from Allamanda Elementary this past year and I am sorry that he has to move on. I wish this school had grades through 12! The teachers are wonderful, the administration keeps on top of everything and they keep the parents informed and involved. The studies are well developed and integrate fun with the learning process to keep kids involved academically. Fairly good music and art programs, could use a little help with the sports area. Parents are kept informed through letters and meetings and the PTO. I am going to miss having my son attend Allamanda.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2005

This year was our child's 1st at Allamanda and the 1st grade staff is awesome. The growth in our child's reading capability has expanded much more than we could ever expect. The staff is great. Everyone is caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2005

Allamanda is a wonderful school. The teachers and administrative staff are all very empathetic and well-trained. They have an outstanding ESE program. Music, art and PE are all available, as is a beautiful Nature Sanctuary. There is a high level of parent involvement at Allamanda. The atmosphere is very safe and yet also inviting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2004

My son has attended this school since kindergarten. He had many problems w/ his first teacher and I had to change teachers. The second 'K' teacher was phenominal! Since 'K' I had put in requests for occupational therapy, and to get an IEP put in place for my son. He is going into the 4th grade this year and 3/4's thru the 3rd grade year is when they finally got my son into the programs that he has needed since kindergarten. I am very concerned about my son's education and I worry that due to the school taking so long to process needed requests that it is going to set him back. He should have had the help requested years ago and they just now started to help my child. I felt like I was running into a brick wall and getting nowhere. I just wish they showed more concern.
—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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
92%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 42%
Hispanic 27%
Black 19%
Two or more races 7%
Asian 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 194%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 211%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%73%61%
Master's degree 37%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 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MRS. MARILU GARCIA
Fax number
  • (561) 803-7250

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10300 Allamanda Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
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Phone: (561) 803-7200

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