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Mariposa Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 764 students

 

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Posted May 22, 2014

We have been pleased with our experience at Mariposa Elementary. Our son had excellent Kindergarten and First Grade teachers. I find that the administration is open to parent communication and finds time to answer any questions that I might have. I would definitely recommend this school to my friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2014

We are a PK-Grade 5 public school. Our parents work together with teachers and staff to bring the greatest learning gains possible for our learners.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 22, 2013

This is such a great school. The entire staff is very willing and excited to get to know the kids. They greet everyone with warm and welcoming smiles. The teachers are outstanding! There are so many after-school learning events that help the kids get a better understanding on subjects like reading, math, and writing. It also gets the kids motivated to do very well in school


Posted March 8, 2012

whoever has made that horrible comment is wrong! mariposa gives the best education.when i was in 4th grade about 60 kids got principals honor roll including me so either your son wasn't paying attention or he is just not mariposa style.


Posted November 23, 2010

I am a student at Mariposa Elementary.This school does prepare you.The staff members are very nice and so are the teachers.I started going there in the middle of third grade.I loved it my first day.Also, our reading program (fcat explorer) does sound at words.This message is to whoever wrote the horrible comment on my awesome school,don't judge my school just because your son didn't learn a lot.How do you know he just wasn't paying attention in class?Maybe,he didn't care about school.I have been receiving straight A's here.All I am doing is sticking up for my school.


Posted October 4, 2009

This school does not prepare your children. Our son went here for k-1, and still could barely read. We moved to martin county and he was so far behind. It took us many years to get him caught up. They don't use phonics, they use some other type of reading program which does not teach the children to sound out their words. Would not recommend this school if you want your child(ren) to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

I love this school! My child is autistic and I cannot tell you how amazing she is doing since attending here. Everyone from the office staff to the teachers are caring and knowledgeble, traits that are lacking in many schools unfortunately. It's a clean school with a great environment. They could use more parking but I can deal with that. The teachers get back to you quickly with any concerns you may have and they have fun events like Halloween parties all invited and carnivals. I only wish it were a K-12 school. It is very obvious why Mariposa is an A school! They are deserving of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

i think this school has a lot of potential and is really great all kids should go to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2007

I love this school. My 5 year old is in K & my 7 year old is in 1st and they Love their teachers as much as their mom Does. Mr Logue is a very Hands on Principal & the kids & teachers Love him. If he doesn't have the answer, he will find it & get back to you. He is very Professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

my son is autistic and has been at mariposa for going on two years now, and is doing very well, the school has an excellent program for him, the staff and the school itself are great, they really do care about my son and his accomplishments they work with him in all aspects and he is given ocupational therapy, and physical therapy, which both do him wonders, even though he can be difficult at times with the teachers i comend them for there perserverence, time and devotion, all i can say is that knowing how well my son is taken care of in all aspects, i can only emagine how the rest of the school works.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2005

Mariposa is an excellent school. They base the curriculm level on each individual child and their developmental level, but at the same time challenging them just enough to let the studtent thrive. The teachers are wonderful and actually care about their students. They involve the parents in everything that they do. Parents are able to get involved with class activities to help out the teacher and the students. I would highly recommend Mariposa to any parent for the child.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
83%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
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 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 43%
Hispanic 29%
Black 19%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 195%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 214%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 69%65%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. R. CRAIG LOGUE
Fax number
  • (772) 337-5976

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2620 Southeast Mariposa Avenue
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
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Phone: (772) 337-5960

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