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Ocean Breeze Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 531 students

 

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Posted June 21, 2014

The principal and staff are AMAZING. This is a wonderful school and we are all very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

I strongly agree with the previous parent review. The focus of this administration has been on school ratings, and therefor test scores for many years. As a former Ocean Breeze teacher myself, I can say that there is a tremendous amount of pressure put upon the teachers as well as students.


Posted May 20, 2010

If a great school has 'excellent teachers, strong principal/school leadership and challenging academic programs' then I am afraid I must rate Ocean Breeze honestly and provide a single star. Bullying is an issue that is rampant, and it was our experience that the teacher did not feel it necessary to inform the parent that this was happening to our child. The emphasis is on 'testing' instead of 'teaching' and as a result the caliber of actual *learning* is far below that which is actually beneficial to a child. I thoroughly agree with the other commenter that the administration is not approachable. My experience was that their mentality was 'our way or the highway' ~ thus, it's no wonder that a significant number of parents withdrew ~ or plan to withdraw their children from the school at the end of the 2010 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

Ocean Breeze is very well Organized and the Best School Ever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

Well deserved high quality ratings all around.


Posted March 12, 2008

Excellent school in all areas. The administration is caring and the teachers are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

Ocean Breeze Elementary is a rare gem! From the principal to the janitorial staff, everyone is so kind, works hard, shares a common goal of excellence and always has time for you with a smile. The educational development of children here is so far ahead of other schools in our own district! The level of parent involvement is higher than anything I have ever seen! PTO is so helpful and user friendly! The activities, clubs, technology and learning materials are only the best! There should be a level higher than A+ for this school! This school is the reason you buy a home in the equally amazing neighborhood that surround this school! Great school and a great place to live! What a place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

Our kindergartner has the most wonderful teacher at Ocean Breeze Elementary. She is kind, respectful, and experienced. We chose this school over many other options and are very pleased with our child's progress. The students are always very polite, well supervised, and in control. The school is clean and very well maintained. The neighborhood is quiet and the local police are ever-present. Wonderful School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

Great school and a few awesome teachers! The school lacks a strong principal-very cold and unapproachable! The school deserves a better leader!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2005

Ocean Breeze is a quality academic environment with high expectations of all students. Technology is always updated; music and art flourish, and there are a wide variety of extra-curricular activities available including math club, chess club, book talk club, rocket club, future problem solving, chorus and strings.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 8, 2004

My children came to this school from Holy Trinity, a private school in our area. I was surprised to find that they were so far behind the children at Ocean Breeze. We have been nothing but pleased with the change. Ocean Breeze is a very well kept school. The teachers are caring and very supportive of the students. I have never experienced parent involvment with a school as I have at Ocean Breeze. As parents we believe in and support our school, as it's A+ rating clearly shows. This is a great school!
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
80%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

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 "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 64% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

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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

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 81%
Hispanic 7%
Two or more races 7%
Black 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%58%61%
Master's degree 38%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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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • "A" State Grade for eight years (2007)
  • Golden School Award for Volunteer Program (2007)

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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School basics

School start time
  • 8 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:30 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • MS. LAURIE W HERING
Fax number
  • (321) 779-2045
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1101 Cheyenne Drive
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
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