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Savanna Ridge Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 548 students

 

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2011:
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Posted April 19, 2014

I feel my child doesn't get half the education she deserves, not to mention any extra activities or music art sports programs, they don't even supply pencils! Not very impressed!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2014

I am the parent that wrote the review below and would like to say I was mistaken i found out today the women I wrote about is in fact not the principal of sre im still not entirely sure what her job description is tho all I can tell you is she is a staff member and I still stand by what I said about her and the school. My apologies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2014

Savannah ridge is terrible parents do not send your children here! The principal is by far one of the most uncaring people I have ever seen working in a school! Every morning during drop off she is in the parent drop off zone eating, texting on her phone or talking to other staff members she doesn't smile at the children welcome them help open doors for the little ones who are struggling to get out of the car with a book bag and lunch box I've seen her even ignore parents as they walk by her no smile head nod nothing its like she can't be botherd by anyone. I went to have lunch with my child once and heard her say to a child and I quote " you hard headded you know that you is hard headded" and no it was not even spoken in propper english and id like to add spoken to someones 5 year old little girl. Most of the time when you go into the office its either empty or the staff will flat out ignore you. Music class so far according to my child consists of watching disney movies I kid you not Cinderella and oliver to name a few my child hasn't see either movie at home but discribed both to me from star to finish. I will make sure my child doesn't spend the 2014-15 school year at SRE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

This school doesn't help kids with ASD. Pushed my son through. This year, went to get my daughter,they wouldn't let me check her out because it was 245,even though we had an appointment. I don't see where she is being thought much,but is making all As. I noticed that spelling words incorrectly is overlooked. I never see much homework. Wouldn't recommend this school. Also, my daughter was choked by another child on the bus and nothing was done about it. They wouldn't let me see the video from the bus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2013

The administration at Savanna Ridge Elementary does not communicate with staff or parents. I am not even sure the principal and assistant principal talk to each other. The is the first school our new superintendent needs to check out asap. The principal has just spent the last two day s of school playing musical teachers. Her test scores were so bad this is how she thinks she is going to fix her problems! She should probably look into fixing the moral and communication problems that she has caused in her one year at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2013

My older daughter will be going into 4th grade and my younger daughter will be going into 2nd grade in the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. I am very actively trying to get them transferred to another school due to the severe decline in just about every aspect of this school. We have been very blessed to have had amazing teachers throughout the years here at Savanna Ridge, however the rest of the staff is horribly rude (with the exception of the vice principal who is overworked). The children are treated as little prisoners in the school and I have witnessed it first hand. I have spent every Tuesday and almost every Thursday of the entire school year volunteering at the school in my daughters' classes. The front office staff barely acknowledges you when you come to visit, has refused to help out my youngest daughter's teacher when she had unruly students and let the teacher fend for herself and the students (I am talking about a student who ran out of the classroom, a student who threw a fit in class, a student who was throwing objects in class), the lights are turned out in the lunch room if a few students are loud, and my oldest daughter spent the whole year studying for FCAT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2012

My son's second year at this school. This school is horrible. The staff and teachers are very rude. I am very disappointed with the school system. Parents go during lunch break you will see your kids eating lunch in the dark so that way they are quiet or maybe just scare of the dark. Second year different principal but same actitud as the previous one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2011

I could not disagree more with the comment about the ESE department, my daughter has been going to this school for 3 years, she is also a ESE student, and the ESE department goes above and beyond to help her excel. She will be graduating this year and going on to Middle school. Her 5th grade teacher truly cares about her and works with her to help overcome her learning disabilities. I have been so inspired by my daughter and her school, that I am now going back to college to become a special education teacher. Thank you Savanna Ridge for helping my daughter and giving her the skills and knowledge to move on to middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

my three girls came to this school from martin county schoo; district witch they was doing very well at school and all of a sudden my girl now are being left back because the teachers at this school dont care much about the students. plus the teacher do not know how to explain to the kids how to do the projects...they just give you a piece of paper with no explanations just with a due date for when the project has to be done....plus my major complaint is the ese program they are horrible with students..i would suggest twice before enrolling your child to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2009

My kids have attended this school for 2 years. I am not sure how well they are doing at preparing the kids to go on to the next grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

My daughter has been going to this school since kindergarden. Thru the course of time, I have seen many changes for the better. She will be graduating this May. I truly will miss the all the wonderful people that work here. The principal, teachers, and rest of the staff truly do go out of their way to make a difference in the children's lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2006

Terrible school for children and parents in the ESE program - I suggest seeking ESE elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

Savanna Ridge has implemented a wonderful new program this year. It's called the Enrichment Program and it is designed to better meet the needs of students who excel beyond their peers and/or grade level. I am so happy with this program because it allows students to stay at Savanna Ridge rather than transferring to a school with a 'gifted' program. If this program is allowed to continue I think you will see Savanna Ridges' rating improve quickly! I love this school! I'm a parent of first and third grade enrichment students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2004

I am very pleased with my child's progress at Savanna Ridge. He too seems happy with the school and is always eager to go. The teachers and staff are very interested in the children.
—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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
81%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "C".
  • 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

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 41%
Hispanic 28%
Black 24%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 74%65%61%
Master's degree 26%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. LATANYA GREENE
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  • (772) 460-3003

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6801 Southeast Lennard Road
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
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