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Somerset Academy

Charter | K-5 | 935 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 9 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted September 24, 2003

If you really want to know the truth about our school go to http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/research_evaluation/reports/charter%20school%20report%202001-2002
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2003

Yes the school is still growing and there are still some adjustments to be made, but overall I think that it is a good school. The teachers expectations are high for the students and I believe that that is important. Yes, parents complain that students get to much HW or that it isn't a good school, but it is those same parents that I have seen who don't take a part in their childs education, who do not cooperate or meet with the teacher to help get there child back on track. As with any school yes it has a few quirks to work out, but overall it is a good school and I believe that despite the chaos credit must be given to the teachers for working with the students and pushing them so that they succeed! Isn't that what we want from our kids to be successful?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Pro's: Sound teaching of core academics; my child had an excellent teacher and did very well. Con's: Poor organization and communication; also funding problems evident impacting physical environment, teacher training, and availability of materials to effectively teach beyond core subjects
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

This school is always filthy, classrooms and bathrooms are cleaned when parents complain. This school belongs in the inner city not in this area. It is underfunded, teacher/student turnover is tremendous. Academically it leaves much to be desired. The only reason students stay is because all other schools in the area are overcrowded.
—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 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
97%
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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

178 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

179 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

150 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 "B".
  • 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 62%
Black 15%
Asian 11%
White 10%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 52%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/AN/A
Female 48%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
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