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Fau/Slcsd Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition

Charter | PK-8 | 1400 students

 

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Posted October 15, 2009

I love the teacher involvement multiple lines of communication frequently used (email, telephone, written). I love the energy and excitement of all staff and enjoy my childrens' enthusiasm toward learning and being a Palm Pointe Rocket
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Everyday our students are engaged and actively learning. We have students with disabilities who are included in the general education setting. 'No child is left behind' at Palm Pointe!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 15, 2009

The Principal, Teachers and Staff do make a difference. My child is in 7th grade, and this is by far the best school he has ever been to. Happy to go to school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

The staff, especially the teachers and even the students are all VERY dedicated in their mission!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

This was the first public school my son attended and we couldn't be more pleased with it. This is our second year at Palm Pointe and we're looking forward to another fabulous year. Congratulations to Mrs. Snyder, the teachers, staff, and the parents for working so hard to make our brand new school a well deserved grade 'A'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

The school is great, the security, the teachers, the communication between the staff, etc... I have three kids attenting palm pointe and they are very happy with the school and their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Because our school is a partnership with Florida Atlantic University, we have a unique learning environment. I feel that it gives the students a better opportunity at fulfilling their education. I am a parent as well as an employee of the school and feel that it is a fantastic place for students as well as the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

I love Palm Pointe because the staff is awesome. Everyone gives 110% including the students. It's a great place to work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

I love my school because of the teachers and students dedication to excellence. Palm Pointe Rocks!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 15, 2009

my daughter never want to miss a day from school. palm pointe is exciting, fun and the teachers are wonderful. we are the best go Rocets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Palm Pointe has dedicated staff, parents and students. This combination creates a successful learning environment that can't be beat!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Good teachers, A school, Good neighborhood, Best principal in the world, Friendly staff.etc
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

Everyone at the school is so amazing!! I love working there and the kids are awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

This school goes above and beyond for every child every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

Great place, great people, great education!


Posted October 14, 2009

Great, dedicated teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

Palm Pointe is the greatest!!! Our school received an A rating the very first year it was open. The children enjoy attending class and learning. The hands on learning techniques are incredible. You can tell that the staff loves their jobs by the smiles on their faces. Our teachers rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

This school has amazing teachers!!


Posted October 13, 2009

Palm Pointe has some of the most caring and professional teachers around! Both my son's have excellent teachers, and enjoy going to school everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

My 2 grandsons love their teachers and enjoy going to school. It doesn't get much better than that. Also the PTO is very supportive of the teachers 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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
92%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%
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 53% in 2014.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

176 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%
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 47% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
93%
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.

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 66% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
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2013

 
 
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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 43%
Hispanic 31%
Black 20%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 51%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Female 49%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

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
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10680 Southwest Academic Way
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