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Pompano Beach Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 519 students

 

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Posted November 29, 2010

FANTASTIC. I just entered my two children there. They are in Kindergarten and Third grade. Each grade level works together. The number of children in each class is well below twenty! I am allowed to visit and help out in the classroom. That really is a bonus. The PTA puts together a lot of fun events for the kids. I am a single mom and am very happy to be here. They have an after-school program right on campus, so it's easy to pick them up when I can. Thanks Pompano Beach Elementary!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2012

Great, caring teachers and staff who help kids build a solid foundation. All four of my children attended Pompano Beach Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

Wow, what a great school. My husband and I are very happy with our choice. The teachers are terrific. The administration helps out any way they can. Our boy was a 'C' student at another school in Palm Beach and now he has been on the 'A' honor roll three times. Noticable teachers: Mrs. Bencie, Mrs. Siler, Mrs. Barton, Dr. Schulte, Mrs. Bernota, Mr. Walker. Thanks Pompano Beach Elementary!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

I think the school is great. The new principal is really on top of things and is doing a really good job. The office staff is nice and always helpful. Mrs. Malisi and Mrs. McMann are wonderful and know what they are doing. Glad the school is a 'A'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

Congratulations to the staff and students at Pompano Beach Elementary. The 'A' grade is long overdue. I love the hard working staff and their commitment to all of the students. Have a terrific new school year. Go Pelicans!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

I love all the teachers at pompano 2 of my favorits are mrs.martin and miss davey
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

I have 2 children who attend this school. I have been very pleased with their education that they have received so far. I am very happy with the teachers my children have had. The # of studens in a classroom has been small, The school offers ample opportunites for both student as well as parent involvement. The problem I've noticed is that it's the parents who don't seem to want to get involved. The school can only do so much, it's up to us as parents to take an active role in getting involved and helping change the areas of concern or areas that need to be corrected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

Great School! I would recommend this school to anyone. We pulled our kids from the local Catholic school...to many kids in a class. The Kindergarten class at pompano only had 15 kids! What a delight!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! I have my child in the school now. The school is clean, well maintained, and upbeat. There are many smiles at that school...that says a lot. My child was challenged and respected for the individual that she is. You don't find that everywhere. The school and the PTA offers fun activities for the families as well. We are at Pompano Elementary instead of the local private schools...we are very happy there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2007

This school is a mixed bag some very good teachers and some that should not teach principal is a delight,but needs to toughen up on bullies and punks overall,my kid has gotten a good education,but we were lucky there are some mean,hateful teachers here e-mail for details
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

I can say that the comment about the preschool has absolutely nothing to do with Pompano Beach Elementary School. This comment is not reflected of the elementary school. I know that the elementary school has an excellent staff. Every school has teachers that need to improve, but PBES has the most dedicated and loving staff. They care about the children and make it their priority to meet the student's needs. Yes, it has its areas to improve..who doesn't but it is by far the best school in Pompano and in the NE section of Broward County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2006

This rating is for the preschool. My son attended last year. Some teachers (Miss Sam, Miss Laura) are excellent. But other teachers are awful. The principal is the worst I've ever seen. Theprincipal has trouble finding teachers willing to work there, so she overlooks their shorcomings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

50/50;some very good teachers and some very bad;good principal and friends;too tolerant of ruffian kids;if you can,get Bernotta,Dearth,Davey...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2005

I cannot say enough about this school! Total parent/teacher organization! Security is great! My kid's learned so much! I recommend this school to all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

The school is located in a very safe community, everyone try to do their best to achieve success, however school still on the B's classification and I think this is due to some of the teachers or maybe there class ratio is to high that they don't have a chance to dedicate time to every single one of their students, for instance my teacher's child never informed me that there was an academic problem, never even request a parent conference just about couple of months ago I find out that my child may not qualify to be promoted into the next grade, hire a private tutor and my child is doing wonderful to the point that it will be promoted to next grade. Thank God that I found out this just on time to do something about it on my own, but what about families who cannot afford tutors?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2004

This school has some very good teachers and some that are VERY bad. I won't name names here. The school needs to be cleaned and doors fixed, but overall not a bad choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

The teachers and staff at Pompano Beach Elementary are of the highest caliber. Regardless of the diversity and ecomomic status of the children enrolled, all children are treated fairly and equally. In dealing with my child's teachers, they are extrememly hard working, go above and beyond what would normally be expected, give whatever extra time they have to work with my child and are always available whenever a connference or a meeting is deemed necessary. I have been to several other schools in the area, and this school really has risen the highest of standards when it comes to faculty and staff!
—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.

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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
23%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
63%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
29%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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
Black 63%
Hispanic 19%
White 15%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 129%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 225%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 81%53%61%
Master's degree 17%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. VINCENT DAWES, JR.
Fax number
  • (754) 322-8090

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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700 Northeast 13th Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Phone: (754) 322-8050

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