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Fau/SLCSD Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition

Charter | PK-8 | 1395 students

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted October 12, 2009

The staff at Palm Pointe really cares about the children. The children always come first. You can leave your kids there and be assured they're well cared for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

It is an awesome school for all! We had great first year & are excited for the future ones to come!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

The school is amazing. My son loves it. The technology, education and programs offered are among the best in the district:) The administration makes sure each child is working to his or her full potential. They have the best teachers!!! This school is based on a lottery system and it really feels like you have won the lottery. We are proud to be apart of Palm Pointe!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

The staff is hard working and believes every child will achieve success. Our students are polite and the entire staff is professional.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 11, 2009

My son just started kindergarden in this school. I am so far very impressed with the organization of this school. Also the communication with his teacher is fantastic and she is always available to reply to my emails. The school appearance is excellent and the students all behave very well from what I can see during my lunch visits. My son is very motivated. The classroom is so full of resources, each classroom has its own computers. I am very pleased with the school so far this year and so is my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2009

The school has been a great experience for my daughter in 7th grade. This was her 1st year in the public school system. She had attended a private christian school since she was three. Being a straight A student we wanted her to be more challenged and not bored in school . We gave the school a try since it was new and adjoined with FAU. It was very challenging academically which we had hoped for. The teachers & staff for it being a new school really had it together from day one. No matter where you go you will always have a teacher or two you may not be 100% pleased with along with some troubled kids due to bad parenting. Overall its an excellent school and she will attend 8th grade. She is looking forward to it. I just wish they had a High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

The school is very nice, brand new this year. Unfortunately since it is a K-8 they have the younger kids mixed in with the older students and I am not fond of that practice. My daughter has a fabulous teacher and is learning so much. Administration, for the most part are ok, but do leave some things to be desired. Kids that have constant discipline problems, such as hitting other students, are left to do it again and again. There is a reward program in place for those that misbehave, not sure that it is working too well. Overall, we are very pleased with the academic side of the school and thank the wonderful teachers that make that happen!
—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 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 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 52% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 51% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

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 "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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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 State average
White 43% 42%
Hispanic 30% 29%
Black 21% 23%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%52%61%
Master's degree 40%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 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Deborah Snyder
Fax number
  • (772) 345-3244

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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