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University Academy (Sabl, Inc.)

Charter | K-3 | 174 students

 

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Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014

The other reviewer is correct. This is a fantastic A school. The walk to math and walk to reading really set this school apart. They also have a foreign language (Spanish) class for EVERY grade starting at Kindergarten. They listen to classical music while painting the works of Monet, they have PE every day, they have hands on science experiments even in Kindergarten. The principal knows every student's name. They even offered Mandarin Chinese to every student. EVERY school should be modeled after this one.
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Posted January 21, 2014

This school is incredible! There is no comparison to public school! There are an extraordinary number of benefits for your child to go to this school. Students are taught in Reading and Math based on their ability levels with a "walk to" concept. It means students literally walk (or stay) to the teacher who will be teaching Reading/Math at the level they tested in. Furthermore, every teacher has a para in their room so the students have two teachers there to assist them. Is your child bored at their other school? Or do they need extra help and are being left behind? My favorite part of this school is how well rounded I feel my child is because along with Reading/Math they have very strong units. Unit studies include integrating their Science, Social Studies, Art, and Music! In fact, they even have an extended school day just so they can have the extra time to accomplish all this and still give students time for physical movement(PE) everyday! Parents here have very high expectations for the school, which is terrific! You do sometimes hear negative comments from parents and I just have to remind them that their child is receiving FREE private school education at this school!
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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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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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

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 73%
Two or more races 10%
Black 9%
Hispanic 6%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 51%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/AN/A
Female 49%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree N/A63%61%
Doctorate degree N/A1%1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MRS. JUDY VANDERGRIFT

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
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4750 Collegiate Drive
Panama City, FL 32405
Phone: (850) 770-2422

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