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Mirror Lake Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 490 students

 

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Posted August 27, 2013

This school does not encourage parental involvement in the classrooms. Teachers do not have holiday parties, classroom volunteers, field trips, or author's teas (where parents are actually invited to come in and hear their kids read and not just the administration). They say they want parental involvement, but what they mean is don't come into our classrooms. My son was scared and never really supported at the school. They have Montessori in K but my son's teacher did not really moving the kids along with the lessons and she did not teach reading (K is a foundational grade for reading development). I was highly disappointed with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2012

Great school ! My son's teacher got him the help he needed and he is thriving now.Nice environment , friendly staff.Good job, Mirror Lake elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2012

My two children attend Mirrror Lake Elementary.It is a small school ,they know the children by name.The teachers care about the kids and my children are learning.They have some nice special programs .I am so glad my children go to Mirror Lake Elementatry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

They have the best teachers teaching the Special Ed. Mrs Taz, Mrs Bedrossi, The best....
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Posted May 16, 2007

Mirror Lake Elementary is a fantastic school! The teachers and staff do an amazing job to meet the needs of each individual child. My chilrdren thrived while they were in attendance and loved every minute of there time spent in the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

I have a third grader and a pre-k student attending MLE this year. My eight year old has been at MLE since she was five years old and I have absolutely fallen in love with MLE as an educational institution. However, I have noticed this year to be different from any other year in my experiences at MLE. My daughter is now in the High Achievers program and she is no longer as independent as she has been.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2005

Great school to have your kids at, the staff really cares for the kids (most of them do) and the Principal, even that hated by some kids does a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2005

Garfield is a very unique school. It has a qualified and caring staff that provides attention to every student. I would highly recommend any parent to send their child to this school.
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Posted June 3, 2005

This year our son had Mr. Obrien and he was a wonderful teacher. He did a great job trying to prepare our son for middle school and sent us daily progress reports and weekly grades so we knew exactly what was going on with our son. Overall most of the teachers we have had from K-5 have been pretty good.
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Posted March 31, 2005

When we moved to our new home I was concerned about the school since my daughter was 5 and would be starting school. Her experience has been wonderful. Her teacher Mrs. Johnson is wonderful with the children. She helps each of them to strive to be the best that they can be. The school provides a wonderful learning place for the children and my daughter is looking forward to moving on into first grade.
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
81%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
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 "B".
  • 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 "B".

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
Black 52%
Hispanic 23%
White 17%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 14%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 53%53%61%
Master's degree 45%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. CINDY DEAN
Fax number
  • (754) 322-7140

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1200 Northwest 72nd Avenue
Plantation, FL 33313
Phone: (754) 322-7100

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