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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 14, 2009

Amazing educational team who work very hard to meet the needs of their students and families!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

The teachers work far above what is required for each student. The staff are always friendly and helpful. Everyone at West Gate K-8 makes you feel welcome and honored to have you there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

We all practice PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2009

The principal goes above and beyond. The teachers are all outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

The staff and principal are great!! Wonderful students and families attend this school. We are very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

We have been an 'A' school since we opened 3 years ago. We have the highest technology in each classroom, offer many advance courses including high school courses for 7th and 8th graders, and also have a large ESE population, including 2 profound classrooms and an autistic classroom. Despite our large range of students, we continue to challenge them while trying to make school a fun place to be for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Just great!!!! My kids love it!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Wonderful faculty and staff!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

The teachers are great...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Westgate has a great PTO, and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

The teachers, staff, and administration are always helpful and really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

teachers go out of their way to make sure that the children are getting the best education that they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

We just moved here and I have found the staff to be very welcoming and knowledgeable. They have helped my children to feel safe and happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

The administration is supportive and caring. Everyone pulls together in unity to get the job. Teachers create the optimal learning envirnoment hence, making the work day enjoyable as well as productive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

They provide an excellent environment for learning. My sons teacher communicates with me everyday about his progress. It is his first year at this school and what an improvement!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

We have the nicest and best teachers ever. They will go out of their way for all the students and parents get really involved. We have only been open for 4 years and we have been an 'A' school for the past 2 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Awesome students!!Fanatastic teachers and staff!!Amazing administrators!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2009

West Gate is a great school with awesome students, wonderful parents and employees who go the extra mile everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

we have the best PE progrm in the world! We have been recognized by the Governor as a Model Fitness school. We are a 5 star school and an A school in the state of Florida
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I have two children who attend the school and I couldn't me happier!
—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.

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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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 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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