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City of Pembroke Pines Charter School

Charter | K-5 | 1929 students

 
 

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Posted September 10, 2013

We just moved back to the United States after being overseas for three years. So far the whole staff at PPCES FSU CAMPUS has been very helpful and understanding with our transition. The teachers reached out to us the first day of school in order to set up a parent teacher meeting. They want us to learn about the curriculum, expectations, standard of conduct, etc. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2012

Our son attended the PPCES FSU campus from Kindergarten to 5th grade. He was in the ESE program from start to finish and we could not be happier with his progress. The whole school embraced our child and he has made strides beyond our wildest dreams. Mrs. A. Rodriguez is an AMAZING Teacher. We love the staff, the students, the academics....our list goes on and on. Thank you for everything. We are confident that he is now ready for the next chaper in his life, but know that we will miss you more than you know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2012

My son has attended Pines charter since kindergarten. I love the family feeling and the professionalism of the staff. He is in the gifted program and has gotten all the support he needs. I recommend Pines charter to any parent who truly cares about their child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

As the grandparent of a highschool student at Pines Charter Highschool, I have to say that the Pines Charter School System has failed my grandchild. After being tested and diagnosed with dyslexia, ADD and learning disabilities, my grandchild has not gotten the help that is legally suppose to be given. We have tried to get the proper help since middle school with no success. If your child has any kind of learning disability, the Pines Charter School is not the place for them.


Posted March 22, 2011

I appreciate all the hard work from the teachers. They are very focused on grades. I wish they would have more extracurricular activities and foreign language classes for the child. My child attends the west campus...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2010

Both my kids attended this campus since Kindergarten. One has moved on to 6th grade at the Central campus. It is one exceptional school. The Teachers and Staff are caring and very attentive to each child's individual needs. I had concerns with my special needs son and they were addressed immediately and professional by the Principal and Guidance Counselor. Not to mention they strive to maintain their status as an "A" school. They do believe in the motto "no child left behind" The atmosphere is vast different from that of a public school. No violence. I am very active in my kids education and became very active volunteering at this campus. This school offers a private school experience without the private school tuition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

My child is just finishing 1st grade at this school, and while this is my first experience with ths school system and I have nothing to compare it to I am nonetheless very satisfiedwith the level of professionalism of the staff. My son has had two good years and is going into the gifted program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

My child attends Pembroke Pines Charter East and it is a very good school - they have been outstanding in helping the students meet their goals and becoming the best that they can be. I really love the school and the teachers are the best. May god bless them all I know it is not easy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2010

this school is the best! very big.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2009

Pembroke Pines Charter East Campus Elementary has the worst administration. The teachers are great, but the principal has very poor communication skills and is very uncaring. He tends to ignore important issues and refuses to deal with key issues even when pressed. I withdrew my daughter and enrolled her in Pasadena Elementary. What a difference. Everyone is positive, happy and my daughter is in a much better place. The Charter Schools are run by the City of Pembroke Pines and when I reached out to the City for assistance, they also ignored the issues. I learned that other parents have done the same and had the same experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

Mrs. Bell is awesome at Pines Charter East Campus. Love that teacher!! The Principal stinks. He caters to certain groups of parents. He doesn't communicate well and doesn't return calls when you need to speak to him! He will make problems for you if you ask to many questions. Not a good Principal. Pines Middle West Campus love it. Great teachers and faculty across the board!! Awesome School!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

This school provides an excellent education, it's one of the safest schools I've been to. Drama is to a minimal, so your child will be focused. this school is very structured. be sure that your child has their shirt tucked in and their ID on to avoid a 2 hour administrative detention.{this info applies mainly to the west campus middle school}
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2009

My son just completed kindergarten at the East Campus Elementary school and I can't say enough great things about the school or, especially, his incredible teacher, Mrs. Bell. I was so excited to enroll him in the school, and I have not been disappointed. The quality of education is far above par and my son has thrived, both academically and emotionally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

Love the school ! My daughter just graduated 5th grade and since K has been in this school - amazing teachers, amazing curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

I have 2 kids at PPCS. One from 4th grade and the other started at grade K. Most of the (NOT ALL) teachers are awesome and aids are very caring and professional. The only problem I find is the excessive homework they bring home every week. I do not feel its necessary so much homework for the children. Also the field trips are expensive. I made a good decision, so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2008

I have a child attending PPCSE East Campus and unfortunately I have experienced a very rude principal. I have watched teachers who are not comapssionate to childrens needs. I witnessed a teacher calling a kindergarten student a baby for crying. Do not mislead other parents into thinking this school is great because it's not. The principal is always in a meeting when you want to talk to him. He doesn't want to deal with parents. That is the truth!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2008

This school is the best, all of my previous teachers taught me many life learning and educational skills. If I was a parent this would my number one choice to send my child here! I hope you do too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2008

What else can be said about a school that encourages teamwork with parent and the entire staff. The academic standards are top-notch and I am now proud to be a parent of 2 kids attending the PPCES East campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

This school has an excellent academic program! The staff is amazing! I love having both my kids there! To be part of this team of champions, makes us so proud!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

I have a daughter in 1st grade and she started at grade K. I'm still learning about the differences between Public, Charter and Private shcool systems. In K grade she had an aswome teacher and aid very caring and professional. Now in 1st garde she also has a great teacher who she loves and has a great relationship with parents. The only problem I find is the excessive homework they bring home every week. I do not think/feel it's necessary so much homework for a 6 yr old child. I'm very happy to ready the positive feedback from other parents which assure me that I made a good decision, so far.
—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 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

329 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 47% 29%
Black 22% 23%
White 21% 42%
Asian 7% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%53%61%
Master's degree 35%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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10801 Pembroke Rd
Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
Phone: (954) 443-4800

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