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Silver Palms Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 651 students

 
 

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Posted December 19, 2013

its an amazing school all around, the staff is friendly all the kids are amazing and our children are in a safe school truly safe the principal Mrs walker is very friendly and our new asst principal Mr Gardner is Great!! and the Teachers WOW !!! i am so happy my child is in great enviorment ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2012

I agree wholeheartedly that Silver Palms Elementary is the best school in Broward County. In fact, it is the best school in the whole world!! I know, because I teach there. Every day I see caring teachers, paraprofessionals, cafeteria workers, and custodians. All of us have a job to do that make our school terrific. The leadership at Silver Palms is outstanding. Our Principal, Mrs. Walker, and our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Helman, provide such a loving, warm, and caring atmosphere. You can tell immediately when you walk into Silver Palms Elementary that it is one school that stands out among the rest. It is top notch in my book!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 7, 2012

THE BEST ELEM. SCHOOL IN BROWARD COUNTY !! The principal Mrs. Walker and Asst. Prin. Ms. Helman, are both wonderful, you see them everyday helping the kids as they go home or as they enter the school. All the teachers are excellent, my 2 kids are in this school and how I wish they can stay here until high school. The teachers are approachable and do really care for the students, they are friendly and my kids love them all. They both feel welcomed and loved in this wonderful school environment. To all the staff and teachers at SPES you guys are doing an awesome job. Thanks a lot !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

This is a GREAT school! Excellent team of teachers and staff who really care about children and their excellence in education. Our child always says that this is the best school ever. The principal and staff always maintain safe and warm learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

The kids, teachers and administrators are all terrific!


Posted May 3, 2010

This is an amazing school. The teachers stress academics in a warm and loving environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Teachers care, and my kids love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2009

This is an EXCELLENT school! Our child just loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

This is one of Pembroke Pines' best elementary school. The teachers and staff are very caring. The parents are always involved with their kids. The Principal can always be seen in the hallways talking to kids and parents. This is a great norturing environment. Principal is always greatful for the parent turnout on any event. The kids are just great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

I have to agree with the previous post, Ms. Lawrence and Mrs. Jones are two of the best teachers at this school. But let's not forget the music teacher who has done an exceptional job helping the students put on incredible shows each year. We are lucky to have such a dedicated group of individuals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

Although this school is still good, its heart and soul was lost when Mr. Bullock left on a promotion. The community and 'family' atmosphere is no longer what it once was, but the teachers are still good and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2006

Silver Palms elementary is a wonderful school. The academic staff is very involved and concerned with the student's education. The school should work on converting the portables into a permanent building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2005

I am very impressed with Silver Palms. They test to identify the skills level in each grade. My son excels in academics in 1rst grade and has been placed in an advanced group of 1rst graders class. This keeps him challenged and not bored.He learns at an advanced pace over typical 1rst grade classes. My daughter on the other hand has academic difficulties. She is in the 4th grade. The school testing she has received has identified her weaknesses and she has been placed in special programs to address these weaknesses. This is in addition to her normal 4th grade class.The school really mentors to the individuality of each of its students. They then place each student in the enviorment that will best assist them to receive the most of their education. I give silver Palms an 'A' Plus rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2005

Great school, excellent teachers, high level of education and students discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2005

Silver Palms is an awesome school. All the teachers are great. There is always a high percentage of parents involved with PTSA activities and they try evry possible way to get more funds for schools. Music, art and physical education programs are available. Staff is great and always friendly. It is a great pleasure for any student to study in such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2005

silver Palms is a great school given a grade of '5'. There are specials everyday for an hour where you learn art skills, music skills,tips for health and fitness, one on one with computers, and time for imporving reading skills. You can enter contests and Ben michealson the author has visited the students. there are field days, much field trips, and other events where equality and fairness are learned. Parents are vary involved and are asked for just about everything. They can help with book fairs, holiday gift shops, talent shows, and magic shows, field trips, or can be a class mom or dad. they are invited to student of the week breakfasts and honor roll assemblies. there are many partners in learning for this school and also many family nights hosted at conveinient places. It's a great learning environment.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 4, 2004

My daughter is currently in third grade and has attained honor roll in both of her first two third grade marking periods. I attribute this to her constancy but also to the commitment being made by the faculty and staff of Silver Palms Elementary School. There is always some new creative approach to keep the students' interest high. We have grown to appreciate Mr. Bullock's participation and are sad to see him leave. We are hoping that the new Assistant Principal will keep up the record left by Mr. Bullock. The success of our child depends on the commitment of the faculty and staff of Silver Palms Elementary and right now, I like her chances. Thanks to all the wonderful teachers at Silver Palms Elementary with special thanks to those that taught my daughter namely; Mrs. McGhee, Mrs. Gonzalez, Mrs. Eloi and Mrs. Arnaez. Sheik Aziz
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2004

My son is in second grade and the majority of the teachers have been great. My son enjoys going to school and has improved significantly in his reading and the comprehesion of what he has read. It has been easy to communicate with the teachers. The teachers have kept me informed of my son's weaknesses and strengths. The ESOL counselors have been very informative and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2004

The Asst Principal, Mr Bullock, does a great job of keeping up with student activities. His caring attitude radiates onward through his teaching staff. My daughter is fortunate to be in this school. However, I have heard from numerous sources that the middle schools in Pembroke Pines have problems. I will be putting her in private school in 6th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2003

I am very satisfied with this school, I think the teachers that my child has experienced have been outstanding and my son has learned a lot in a very positive atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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
Hispanic 45%
White 24%
Black 17%
Asian 11%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%53%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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1209 Northwest 155th Avenue
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
Phone: (754) 323-7450

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