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Village Green Environmental Studies School

Public | PK-5 | 481 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 7, 2011

I have been a parent of 3 students whom have attended since 2000. I absolutely love the school and the teachers are all very caring and loving. I have been threw several principle changes in the last 10 yrs, I have made other reviews about the administration that were not favorable and they are no longer here, so I will say again that I am not pleased at all with the new principle she does not encourage and actually seem to hate parent involvement. She does not believe in any form of celebrations since it is not conducive to a learning environment nor do they hold any educational value. She runs the school with an iron fist, I am just glad this is my sons last yr. there, but I know I would not send another child there, with this administrator. I do find it curious that all the negative reviews for the last 2yrs have been removed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

My child has attended VGESS for 4 years. After her kindergarten year, the school board brought in a new principal and assistant principal. I love them both. They have brought structure, order and security to Village Green and I couldn't be happier. Not only are they great leaders, but they both clearly love the students and want what's best for all of them. The entire staff is wonderful. My child's 3rd grade teacher is the best she has ever had so far, but all of her instructors have been great. I only wish this was a K-8 school so that my daughter could benefit for 3 extra years. This is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

VGE is the best elementary school. It is a magnet school that offers global and environmental studies. We are a small school. Yet we have the greatest teachers, staff, students and parents that have a common goal to learn and protect our environment. Our kids are our future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2008

My son is in 1st grade and loves his teacher. His kindergarten year was great also. This year the new principle is ruling the school with an iron fist. My son is afraid of her. I am not sure he will continue next year if things do not get better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

My children have been going to VGE for many years and have been happy. This year they have a new principle that is trying to climb the corporate ladder and is taking the rules to a new level. My son describes it as a prison. I'm just thankful it's his last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

Great School! All my sons teachers have been caring and understanding. My 3rd grader actually likes going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

My son has been attending VGE since K. All the teachers and staff have been more wonderful than the next. However there is one teacher in 3rd grade that is above them all, Mrs Pam Shotola is a exceptional experienced teacher who has transformed my sons education and outlook on school. Awsome job to Mrs. Shotola and VGE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2008

I am a proud parent of VGE. Miss Clancy is the best teacher ever. She has a way to make every child feel like they are number one. She teaches more than the ABC'S and 123's but life lessons. My daughter was truly blessed being apart of her class. I'm looking forward for my son being in her class in 2008-2009 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2007

My daughter started Kindergarten this year. She loves VGE and especially, her teacher, Mrs. Keelor. She is caring, energetic and enthusiastic. I have been impressed with the entire staff. The communication from the school and teacher have been outstanding. As a parent, I can't say enough about our experience so far. It is a wonderul feeling to find a school that you and your child are happy with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

My daught just started this school this year (Kindergarten) and the whole staff has made her feel very welcome. There is an emphasis on safety, as well as socialism, nutrition, and all the skills that make for a well-rounded education experience.
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Posted July 18, 2007

This school puts your child first. I love this school. The teachers are excellent especially Ms. Clancy ( kindergarden) she puts her whole heart into teaching
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Posted January 4, 2007

I was so excited to have my child enter VGE. The teachers are incredible as is the Vice Principal. But there is a big gap from there. I am very disappointed in the current administration, and hope the school and return to its A status!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

my son went to vilage green and he did wonderful with the help of all the great teachers,staff and parent involvement that is happening at the school.
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Posted January 16, 2006

Village Green is an exeptional school. The teachers truly do care about the kids that attend there. They go out of thier way to make sure that all the kids are given the extra help that they need if they are not doing well in a certain area. This is the new principals 2nd year running this school and she is doing a great job. She has taken over control of the school without any major interruptions from the old principal. The kids respect her and abide by her rules without question. Shes tough but fair and they know it! All in all I have been very happy with VGE in the 5 years that my daughter has been there. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

My oldest daughter went through all 6 grades and will greatly miss this school. My youngest has just begun in K and she's already loving it! Teachers have always been great and administration has always been supportive and helpful. Chorus program was wonderful and academics are challenging for our bright daughters.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

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 63% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

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

  • 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 "C".

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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 44%
Hispanic 28%
Black 18%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 183%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 26%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 64%65%61%
Master's degree 30%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 6%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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1700 Southeast Lennard Road
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
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