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Sanders Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 569 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2010

Sanders Park Elementary has become a great school for Pre-K through 5th Grade kids in my community to attend. I believe that Dr. Cone, the current Principal, has almost single-handedly turned the school around by updating safety protocols and student awareness/recognition programs. Even the PTA has stepped up their game by keeping all parents, not just the members, aware of related activities. The teachers are very proactive in communicating with the parents. They help me as much as they help my son, when I express concern about any subject or scoring I may not understand. But, best of all, Sanders Park strongly encourages the parents/guardians to become a part of their child's education experience through volunteerism, mentoring, PTA, chaperoning & school/community events. I love this school for the tenacity shown and exercised to bring their level of standards up to 'excellent' and I appreciate the effort, concern and love this school's staff & teachers have shown in maintaining & exceeding this level of excellence. Go Eagles!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

This school has made such significant accomplishments this year alone and has shown that with hard work, dedication and good teaching, all things are possible. I was very pleased to see the school take its 5th Grade students to Washington DC and host a Spelling Bee competition among neighboring elementary schools and win! Ive attended all events this year was very impressed with how Dr Cone moved the school. Today I saw the release of the FCAT scores and the school contines to move. This is attributed to the teachers and administrators. Great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

I was so proud that my son attended Sanders Park Elementary this year. He has grown by leaps and bounds! Thanks to the teachers and administration for their support and guidance. My sons previous school did not help him at all, but when he started at Sanders Park he soared and he loved going to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2008

What good is a letter grade if you have children that still run around with no discipline, no respect for teachers or any adults for that matter? The teachers of Sanders Park deserve MUCH MUCH more than the leadership being provided by Dr. Cone and the VP Lewis. She has been at this school too long and holds no child accountable for his/her actions. She is a playmate not a role model. The teachers at Sanders Park deserve to go to work with a sense of safety and security for the well being of their students and themselves. This is not the case at Sanders Park. I will be removing my child from this school, for a safer one. Broward County should truly look into how a popluation of severly misbehaved kids could really go from a D to and A in a year. It just doesn't add up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2008

It is great that the students here moved the grade from 'D' to 'A', the ability has always been there, but former Principal, Robert Gibson, constantly harassed his teachers, forcing high teacher turnover. Then new Principal Fabian Cone has allowed these teachers to teach and the 'A' is the result. However he has failed to adress student behavior and safety. Students constantly misbehave, no matter who is around. They don't respect authority. Opposite his opinion staff moral is low. Assistant Principal, Jounice Lewis treats adults like children, and ignores student misbehavior. She has been Assistant Principal for 5 or 6 years and still has not learned how to correctly do her job. Dr. Cone needs to put as much focus on things outside of the school grade as he does on the FCAT grade. If this is done Sanders Park will be the greatest place to work and learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 3, 2008

This school has done an awesome job in raising student achiement last year. It has a great Magnet program and students really enjoy it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2007

We moved from a double D to an A in less than 1 year! Awesome job faculty and staff. We made the highest learning gains in Broward County Schools this year and we were number 11th in the state with the highest gains.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted July 11, 2007

This year the school did an incredible job with curriculum and moving the school grade from a D to an A! The principal, Dr. Cone did a GREAT JOB this year as the new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2007

Their only concern is a letter grade. They let children get away with anything and everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

The school has great potential and has been in the community for decades. I would love to see the school add more extracurricular activities-not just FCAT activities- because this breeds parental involvement. This also helps to foster better team atmosphere, school spirit and pride for the students, parents and faculty. Many awesome kids come out of Sanders Park Elementary and go on to do great things. The school should be proud of that and do its best to increase the potential within its students and retention of its staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

The quality of the academic programs is less than at many other elementary schools in the county. Teacher quality is good, however, the administration is incompetent and out-of-touch with the community. Extracurricular activities are limited. Safety is a concern, as there is little consequence for the serious misbehavior of students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 9, 2004

5 years ago this was an excellent school to send your children to, since the arival of new Principal Mr. Robert Gibson, the school has been run into the ground. There is no discipline no leadership and no true goals.
—Submitted by a staff


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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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
35%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
97%

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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Black 90%
Hispanic 7%
White 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 41%53%61%
Master's degree 55%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 5%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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  • MS. RHONDA PARRIS
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  • (754) 322-8440

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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800 Northwest 16th Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Phone: (754) 322-8400

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