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West Gate K-8 School

Public | K-8 | 1222 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted October 13, 2009

I love that we are all a family that help each other every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

West Gate is more like a school family than just place to work. :)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2009

First of all, I love the school because its our neighborhood school. This school has prepared one of my daughters to be able to be successful in High School. It also has another daughter in the 1st grade. This is her 2nd year at West Gate and it has been fantastic. My daughter had a problem with wanting to participate in gym class. Gia's teacher and both gym teachers made great efforts to assist Gia's fears of joining in with her classmates for gym class. The problem began with her teacher being sick and there where many substitute teachers. Gia didn't like the change. Until, the gym teachers and the principal Mr. Cranmer help the situation and assured Gia everything was going to be fine. What I loved about this situation was I didn't need to be in a private school to have the attention that my daughter received. Thank you to all the educators at West Gate, a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Westgate is an excellent school. The teachers, staff, and administration work very hard to ensure all children achieve to the best of their ability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Love it!!! Wonderful community!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2009

I enjoy the professionals I work with, the support of our administration and the success our school has earned!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

The administration supports is great! The faculty and staff will stop at nothing to help students succeed. Our school has great parental support and this benefits both the students and the teachers. Working together is what helps our students succeed and how West Gate has been an 'A' School two out of the three years we have been open.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

West Gate K-8 is a fantastic school! The faculty keeps the students engaged constantly throughout the day and encourages after school activities. They leave no one student behind. Thank you West Gate for providing such a fulfilling day for my nephew!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

The teachers and the staff are the best :) I have two granddaughters that go here and they love it!


Posted October 13, 2009

Every child at West Gate knows what is expected of the academically and behavior wise. The student always rise to the challenge and try their best. West Gate is an 'A' school on all levels, not just because it preformed well on the FCAT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

My Kids were enrolled in at least 3 different schools in St Lucie County before moving to West Gate. Without going into specifics, having experienced multiple schools, West Gate simply tops them all. By far it measured best in every category compared to all others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I love my school because of the teachers, administration, and students
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2009

Nothing but wonderful experiences with all the wonderful teachers and staff. 'A++' School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

The staff is wonderful, the principal is great. Overeall it is an outstnding school and most importantly my son is happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

they have the best PE staff in the world!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2009

West Gate has a very committed faculty and staff. My experience has been nothing but positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

WestGate is like a family..we all help each other learn and grow both academically and socially!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2009

I love the principal and teachers that make it a great place to learn


Posted October 13, 2009

Teachers are professionals and engage students in the learning process. I consider them 'Superstars'. Our school is rated and 'A' under A+ Plan. Highest point that any other St. lucie County K-8 school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

West Gate is a K-8 school. It has a great community of learners from K-8. There are big brothers and sisters, as well as cousins looking after the younger ones. It doesn't have the atmosphere of a seperate elemtary and middle school. My 3rd grader has been here since K and feels comfortable around the bigger kids. I love the sense of community and I know the kids learn when they feel part of a team!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
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 63% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
86%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
62%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
95%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
99%

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 "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

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%
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

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
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 44%
Hispanic 27%
Black 22%
Two or more races 3%
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 155%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 24%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 77%65%61%
Master's degree 23%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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1050 Northwest Cashmere Boulevard
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
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