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Chapel Trail Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 752 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 3, 2004

I think this is a very good school. It offers many learning environments with most of its teachers fully dedicated to the care and education of our students. My biggest complaint would be the parents. Many have been rude to the staff, they have passed through the 'do not enter' signs even though there have been barriers to prevent this. They can be dangerously impatient when picking up/dropping off their children. While there is no perfect school because people are not perfect, this one tries to meet high standards for its students. I also have not in the 2 yrs we've attended witnessed any discrimination toward race, religion, faith, or disabilities. The bus drivers are very bad too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2004

I have 2 children that attend Chapel Trail Ele. School. One is now in 4th grade, the other is in 2nd grade. They both are doing absolutely wonderful at this school. Their academic schools have been the best - and I know it is because of the wonderful teachers they have. Not only are the teachers skilled in their profession, but also show very personal emotional feelings toward all the children and it shows in their development. My highest regard to them all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2003

We moved to Broward County from Montgomery County Maryland in August of 2003. My daughter attended Chapel Trail for a period of 45 days and I decided to withdrawal her from school after discovering that she was being treated unfairly. My 9 year old daughter was a victim of racial discrimination at the hands of the two guidance counselors at Chapel Trail. I would strongly advise African Americans (especially single parents) to closely monitor the schools staff and ask questions of their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

After several years in the charter school system, Chapel Trail Elementary is a breath of fresh air. The school is organized and the teachers are tops. My kids love it and so do I.
—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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
91%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 51%
White 29%
Black 13%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%53%61%
Master's degree 31%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 2%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. TERESA LIPKINS
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  • (754) 323-5040
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19595 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
Phone: (754) 323-5000

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