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Palm Cove Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 821 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

My son was in kindergarten, he was lucky to have one of the best coach coach Trooper", he can read fluently and he is right on track. Overall it's a good school they have some great activities with the kids, right choice, no regret.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2013

I was a student at this school from 2006-2008. I was there from first grade to third grade. Now I'm in 8th grade and I can truly say that they are the reason I am success. The teachers really care about the students, they don't just give you a book and tell you to read. I'm in 8th grade it 6 highschool credits !!! My teachers we're Coach Castillo, Coach Cutler (She left :( ), and Coach DeVeer. I love them DEARLY. I would highly recommend this school to anyone. And the principal is AWESOME he's always there and interactive with us. No one feels like an outcast.


Posted August 16, 2012

Safety wise the school is great, teacher for the most part are very good. But i have to say I am disapointed w/ that the fact that no notice was sent home to inform of sudents teachers or when parents and students are able to come in to find out teachers and classroom (info). I had to call the school and ask.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2012

<3 u Coach Johnson!!!This skool rox bcuz of my Kindergarten teacher!!Coach Johnson was very laborious and her teaching skills were really amazing!We did dif projects and activites...She taught with all her heart!!It will be an honor to have Coach Johnson as a teacher for any school!


Posted July 19, 2011

I love this school with all my heart this school was my kidergarten to 5th grade great thanks to Coach Mclean, Coach Figuroua, Coach Cutler, Coach Coia, Coach Binios, And last but not least Coach Lyman. (also known as Coach Reyes.) i give this school an A+! And ASP has its ups and downs ! But i love them big thanks to my ASP conselers Coach Angel, Coach Teron, Coach Barbra, Coach Jessy, and Coach Evelyn! Thnx guys:) this school is amazing and i hope it stays that way:) thank u Palm Cove. We'll NEVER part.. YOU are ALWAYS in my Heart<3


Posted April 5, 2011

Exelente school !!!!!......special thanks to coach Neal Kindergarden is an exelent teacher!!!!!, I can see my daughter every day learn more and more and she loves school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2011

My daugther is in first grade and is her first year at the school. Some of the staff are very cooperative and supporting. Coach Debarrios, Coach Cerrato, Coach Deveer, Coach Patrick and Coach Tindell are great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!. But unfortunatelly her teacher is the worse teacher any child can have for first grade ( im sharing a lot of the first graders parents point of view). Coach Holzer should be working with older kids, 5 graders may be or middle schoolers. She is very rude with young children. She is not cooperative at all. She has to find another job, may be with books or plants. The school has at lot of activities for the family. The Christmas activities or thanksgiving for example we love them. Parents involvement is encouraged, the school is always clean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2011

Our two sons attend Palm Cove and loved it. Special thanks to coach McClean and coach Suarez, they are awesome teachers, really care about the children and are always open to listen to our concerns. The principal is a funny guy and always smiling...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

The school itself is fantastic. Its new, clean, The teachers that I have dealt with for my children have all been a dream. My children have done great there. I will say that the problems there are not with the school. There are a couple of rental communities around and one is a lower income complex. It also has 200 buildings and alllll those children attend this school. I have dealt with a severe amount of bullying and harrassment towards my kids. The teachers and staff handled it the best they could but it is up to the parents of the other children who were clearly not taking care of business with their children. I wish this school was in a different neighborhood because it really is something special.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2010

Joann from registrar is terrible with people. Overall the staff is great, but this lady has serious anger issues when it comes to people. Try to avoid this lady. She is so rude and very unhelpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

My son attended his first year of school at Palm Cove. I find the school to be below standard. I have seen members of the teaching staff dress inappropriately. There are way too many students in a classroom and many of the vital programs have been cut; including teacher education apparently. The A.S.P. program is even worse. It is poorly managed: with children managing children. I have even received notes handwritten with improper grammar and spelling from counselors that are barely 18 years old and have no child rearing experience. The concerns are too many too list here. I am thoroughly dissapointed in this school and my child will not attend next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2009

I have a child on 2nd grade last year. the school is wonderful, teachers are nice and worked with me and helpped my daughter improved her grades and her classroom experience thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

I have child on her 1st grade. The school is great, teachers are nice and very supportive for the improvement of the child. Parents involvement is also encouraged. I am very happy to have this school within our neighborhood
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2009

Is a great school... no complaints very strict in wearing the uniform, teachers who really teach and when kids do good they recognize their work. Very happy!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

My son went to this school. it is an average school. Some of the teachers are not worried about the students. They also stopped the music program in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

My daughter goes her and this school is the best, and it does fun activities I like to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

The school is ok my son attended Palm Cove for grades K-1, I think he needed more of a challenge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

My son just completed the kindergarten program at Palm Cove. I was very pleased with the school. The teachers and staff are very involved and give the parents many opportunities to be involved in the school. I was very impressed with the many special events run by the school: Family Literacy Night, Math and Science Night, and a great magic show which was sponsored by the PTA. Palm Cove gives working parents an opportunity to visit the school with their children in the evenings in order to share special events and meet our children's friends and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2006

Palm Cove is a terrific school. My oldest just left and I have one more still attending. Great involement by teachers with the students. I find the teachers are very eager to have our children be a success. They constantly rate at an
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

My daughter went to Palm Cove Elementary and I was very happy with the overall educational experience,from the academic programs to the arts & sports and parent involvement,it was Great! at the time my daughter went, they had a baseball theme which was a positive benefit.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
79%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Black 50%
Hispanic 32%
White 11%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 18%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 52%53%61%
Master's degree 43%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. DOROTHY CAIN
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  • (754) 323-6840

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
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