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Manatee Academy K-8

Public | K-8 | 1431 students

 
 

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Posted April 24, 2014

My son is a Kindergarten student here and absolutely loves it. ms ramonas has the students absolutely loving school, He cries if he ever has to stay home. The other day my little baby was home reading a book, i was in tears, i couldn't believe he went from nothing to reading in less than a year. Teachers like Ms R make all the difference in the world for these kids and their futures in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2014

My school has been great since I was in kindergraden and they have some mean teachers. But there was a very mean teacher she was so mean to me and I did not talk at all that year to her. I was scared that she would call my mom for no reason at all. she would always pick on me and I cryed in the shower every day at home because of her. she was my third grade teacher she wantedme to fail so badly that she did not teach me my times tables and to this day I still do not know my 6s 7s or 8s!


Posted November 4, 2013

The School has way to much drama and the teachers do nothing to stop it.


Posted September 6, 2013

I would't recommend this school to any parent! Some teachers are combative, abrupt & lack compassion, My daughter started August, 2013, to begin Middle school. She's very shy & has been an honor roll student, since kindergarden. Her first week at school was a disaster! Her form teacher ridiculed & humiliated her for forgetting her belt on the 2nd day of school! She shouted at her in front of the whole class, as well as taking her sweater in exchange for a belt! This incident was never reported to me by my daughter's Form Teacher or Principle, by way of formal letter or even a phone call home. This is one of 6 incidents that has occured in the past 2 1/2 weeks of school starting! I requested a meeting with both teachers to discuss my concerns & grevances. The principle call me back, but my complaint fell on deaf ears! Instead of addressing the issues to come to a solution, she invited me to take a tour of the school! How ridiculous! It's how my daughter has been treated! My daughter's Gym teacher selected her for "Super Student!" So she's not the problem evidently! I asked the School board 4 a transfer 2 a better school & was informed I'm 1 of many Manatee parents with this request!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2013

The principal never want to meet with parents;always referredd to Asst. Principal. Parents be-ware! Math Advance Teacher homework never graded,Just checked with check mark and graded "A" just for showing the work and handing it in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

My stepdaughter has been attending this school for 2 years now and, if it were up to me, she would not still be going to this school. I think it's very mediocre. I agree with hardly ever seeing any homework come home. She struggles a lot in math and science and after attempting to contact her teachers about this and receiving really no response, it's now getting close to the end of the school year and she's struggling in both areas. I would say for her 2 years of being there so far, the best teacher seems to be her band teacher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2010

Manatee Academy have wonderful caring staff ,great Principal leadership,very good Teacher Quality and Parent involvement.I like the security and safety In this school , they have challenging academic programs and great rewards that I haven't seen around other schools.Great teacher-parent communication ,the care about every student and progress .I'm very happy that my child attend here !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I don't like this school at all, they never have nothing to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

Very disappointed in this school. The school gives little to no homework because parents complained about 'too much' homework. This school does not push children to learn to their full potential i.e. getting straight A's on their report cards. Instead this school offers an A/B honor roll so students with a low B or all B's and one A can be on the A/B honor roll. That does not inspire greatness, it inspires mediocrity!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

The administration of this school is below standards. They do not help parents. Even though the school proclaims to not stand for bullying, they do nothing to stop it or to help the victims. They do not back up their teachers. Some children who struggle are not given help even when a parent asks (or begs). My child has been attending this school for 3 years and it has not improved. As for moving to a different school; they are all bascially the same in Port St. Lucie. The schools just want to get the right numbers so the can get their money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Manatee has a wonderful, caring staff that with which I am happy to be involved. Students are treated with respect and equally, while being recognized for their uniqueness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2009

I am so proud of manatee and the studentsand the teacher i have to say i was douting leting my kid go but this school is really amazing so i would like to say to the students and staff thank you and keep up the good work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

this school is great my child loves the school and my child gets great edcuctaion from the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

Kindgergarten is an introduction to school for all children and I'm afraid my child has been through 2 kindergarten teachers that are in my opinion below level and inadequate. The principals office doesn't retun calls unless you make several and become irate and demanding. Very disappointed and my child is lucky to have been invited to the new charter lab school for 1st grade where he will actually receive the attention and encouragement that will make him want to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

We moved here last year from a town about the size of Manatee! My daughter started Kindergarten and adapted very quickly. Within a few short weeks, most of the staff new her by name and made her feel very comfortable. Her teachers have been wonderful and there is great communication from the school. Her teachers have gone above and beyond to make sure she is stimulated and challenged. The principals are terrific! They are the first ones you see in the morning and are always willing to answer questions and address concerns. They give the children a lot of praise and reward them for good behavior. It's a great community from school secretary all the way up! Meredith Norkus
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

Hi. I am a seventh grade student at Manatee Academy. I came to this school from CA. It is overall a good school. This is the first year that they have allowed middleschool students to (grades 6-8) attend. The middle school building is brand new which is great. The elementary school building is old, but my four brothers go there and they say it isn't bad. The principals here are really good. They have good programs here. So far they have had dance team, cheerleading, soccer, and step team. The middleschoolers only get to pick one elective, you choose from Band, Art and P.E. The Band teacher, Ms. Thomas, is really good. There is a strict dress code it is: Collared shirt (must be tucked in), belt must be on. Hope this helps! Jan. 25, 2007
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2006

We moved here from another state. Excellent school the one year my son was there. Mrs. Smith was an awesome teacher. My son loved learning in her class. School needs another system for parents picking up their children after school. You need to get there way in advance, and can go as far as down the street and around the corner. We've moved away and my son will miss this school very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

Good school. Dedicated staff.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 16, 2004

very consistant in work and communication. Don't really agree on dress code but I'm sure there are good reasons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

I have been very satisified with this school. The teachers and staff are very child oriented. Both of my children have attended or are currently attending Manatee. It is well worth the wait if you have to be put on a waiting list!
—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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

154 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

189 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

209 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

199 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
88%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "B".
  • 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

Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
95%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 41%
Black 27%
Hispanic 26%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%65%61%
Master's degree 30%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 7%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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1450 Southwest Heatherwood Boulevard
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
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