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Pensacola Beach Charter School

Charter | K-5 | 135 students

 

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted January 26, 2014

Great school where students get individual attention from Teachers, faculty, and volunteers. Great every morning when the Principal is greeting and opening the door for you and doing the same in the afternoon. My grandson is having the best academic years he has ever had. A Grandmother


Posted January 25, 2014

Aside from the excellent teaching of core curriculum, what sets this school apart are the cheerful caring teachers that find ways to help each child achieve their greatest potential. We were apprehensive at first, moving here from a great school district out-of-state, but we could not be more pleased with the exceptional education our kindergartner daughter and 1st grader son are receiving at PBES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2013

One grade, one class, but the biggest sandbox in the country. The way education should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2011

The best school my son ever attended bar none, the principal, teachers and all the parental involvement exceeded any expectation I could imagine and after paying for years of private schools in another state, I wish I'd have known about PBES yrs ago, I;d have moved here just for the school and the education my kids were blessed with here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2011

Our daughter has spent two years at this terrific little school. The teachers and principal are dedicated to improving your children and it shows. The parents are very involved and the education our child has received has been second to none.
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Posted September 21, 2003

Thought I am not a parent, I feel a need to officially recognize the academically and socially outstanding program at Pensacola Beach Elementary School. I am a senior in the International Baccalaureate Program at Pensacola High SChool, and will, in the fall, be applying to Yale, Brown, and Vassar. In commenting on the value of the school, I can most honestly and proudly attest that my years at the quaint and warm school were invaluable. The whole atmosphere exudes a caring, yet firm moral and behavioral standard which is so important in the years during elementary school. Though a very small school, I always felt free and encouraged to create, acheive, explore, and develop there. The small class sizes and intense teacher commitment cause a sort of 'family' to be formed, especially with the amazing parent involvement present. Though it has been nearly a decade since I have walked on the sandy decks of the school, I have carried my experiences of learning in order to learn with me throughout every opportunity I have encountered, and am indefinately grateful.


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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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
86%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

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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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
White 87%
Hispanic 8%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 44%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Female 56%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%59%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%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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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Blue Ribbon School/A-Plus (2007)
  • A-Plus (2006)
  • A-Plus (2005)

Special education / special needs

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  • Speech and language impairments

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 2:25pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. JEFF CASTLEBERRY
Fax number
  • (850) 934-4040

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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900 Via De Luna Drive
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
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Phone: (850) 934-4020

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