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Welleby Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 799 students

 

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted Sunday, April 13, 2014

I love my teacher Mrs.Hunt and she push me to be better in math and reading . My I feel like my school is a success to me and my friends. Ever time I go inside I feel better about myself


Posted January 2, 2014

I went there last year and it was a MESS!!! Most of the teachers want to leave because of the principal! She is so rude and mean to them and the students! She acts so fake and nice in front of the parents! She switched my grade's field trip to Kennedy Space Center when every year it was Epcot! She said It wasn't educational enough!!!! And this year the 5th graders get to go to Sea World!!!! She made us graduate from the cafeteria instead of the Piper auditorium and it was really unprofessional because there were people standing and sitting on the floor! My last year was practically ruined and I'm glad I left!!!! My brother is in 5th grade and he is so excited to leave!!!!


Posted August 24, 2013

I feel bad for the teachers and staff at this school who have to deal with a principal as bad as Mrs. BORUCH!!! You can see it in their faces that she is a horrible authority figure. She treats her faculty like they're in the army and she's their drill sergeant. She yells at the teachers in front of students. How can a child respect their teacher after that. It's sad that the superintendent hasn't stepped in and gotten rid of her already. She is not a good fit for a principal roll.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Once again my grandson has gotten another amazing teacher. My grandson loves her and even though we are only into the 4th day of school, he is anxious to come home and tell us about his day and what he learned. I don't know if is the luck of the draw or the teachers at welleby are that good because he has received another gem in my book. I am very pleased with everything this school represents. Ms. Kelly keep up the good work with your excitement about learning, your student will want to learn from you. I have a feeling this year is going to be very successful for you.


Posted August 21, 2013

Well, since Mrs Boruch has taken command, over HALF the teachers have left, more than 20 in the past two years, and also the school has plummeted from an A to a C. Now, I know the standards have changed regarding the FCAT, however, if you look at schools that have similar demographics, none have plummeted like this school has. There is NO reason for this wonderful school to be a C. The children are wonderful, and smart. My son attends, and I love the children, it is the inconsistency of instruction, low teacher moral, and the loss of many tenured teachers from the mass exodus, that has led to this grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2013

Have never experienced any direct contact with the present administration. My Grandson has attended Welleby since kindergarten. Has has had WONERFUL teachers. His current teacher is Mrs Hughes, she just seems to make learning fun yet knows how to keep a group in constant friendship, encouraging other students to help their fellow students when needed. She creates an environment where they all strive to learn. I could never do her job. Thank you.


Posted February 3, 2013

Before Mrs. Robertson left (former principal) this school had absolutely no problems. She ran the school wonderfully and zero problems occurred. Ever since she left, Mrs. Boruch has taken over and I find so many things wrong with her and how she governs the school. The teachers are fantastic, the curriculum is fantastic, but Mrs. Boruch needs to leave now. She is rude, arrogant and uncaring.


Posted January 23, 2013

That school gave me the best memories and best friends I could ever ask for from an elementary school. I'm Erika Santiago, 19in my first year of College and I miss Welleby!


Posted April 20, 2012

Last year I would have given 5 stars however, it has been quite disappointing this year. Office staff does not seem as friendly. The nice ones they had are no longer there. There was a change in principal so there is a possibility this could have an impact. As far as teachers, it depends on what teacher your child gets but for the most part they are great. If you have concerns that require attention beyond a teacher, they are not properly addressed. It starts at the top with the principal, she is not very approachable, visible or professional. Also, there does not seem to be equal treatment given to students, favoritism is noticeable with students whose parents have the flexibility to be at school more. In addition, the staff claims to be concerned with security and will not allow parents to go passed the gates yet, after school there is no control on who picks up your child unless you're lucky enough to have a teacher that stays with the children. While I appreciate the focus on keeping the parking lot organized, that seems to be more of a priority than the safety of children as they have more staff directing traffic than they do watching the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2011

I've been in this school for 5 years. kindergarten to 4th grade. I love it here.I never want to leave to go to middle school. I've always been in gifted classes and the teachers really care. The teachers teach you well. I'm a lucky person to be going to this school. I got the highest scores for math and reading on FCAT and on the writing test. The children here are nice. Its a safe school. We practice doing fire drills and tornado drills too. Every time we accomplish something (like S.A.T. or FCAT) we relax and have a dance party to reward us. This school is awesome and I would recomend this school to anyone. :)


Posted April 27, 2010

They have a great enviroment for the kids inside and out of school, also they have great graet thechers with awesome curriculum!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

The administrative staff seems to care and have a nice pleasant demeanor. The only down fall I have found is that they don t seem to get the absenteeism correct. Twice marked our girls as unexcused when they were excused and we used the automated system and followed up with a telephone call to correct it. The drop off area leaves much to be desired. It is congested and not well organized. The stop cars that have already dropped off to let pedestrians cross, instead of clearing the lane and letting pedestrians cross while others drop off. It is all about good timing. No one monitors the parking lot. Parent s park behind other cars, let their children jump out. The crossing guards act as if they are sergeants in the military. While I agree that the pedestrian has the right away, the guards should not hold traffic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2010

Outstanding staff very thourough at protecting and educating our children. A fine example of what a elementary school should be rated no less than an A.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Welleby has dedicated teachers and provides a caring environment for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2009

I dread my child attending this school again - not because of teacher and staff, but because of the administrations intentional insulation from the main focus: the childrens well-rounded education, happiness and safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

well my son is in place program i am so pleased with the service and attention the teachers and paras have with him is so great everyone is willing to help everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

We moved in January from Arizona and the curriculum is great. I love the emphasis on writing, the arts, science, music and PE. It also has high security. Nevertheless, the teacher is highly impatient and picky. My daughter is hyperactive. I asked for a different teacher, and they told me my daughter had to learn to work with them and they with her. I have shared my concerns with the teacher and the counselor, but they stick to unwritten rules and red tape, sometimes to the point of putting aside common sense and flexibility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

Ms. Borach is the worst thing to happen to this school. She is the most unprofessional administrator.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

Welleby is the best school ever. The teachers and staff are great, my child loves this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

This is an amazing school! They have great teachers with great resources for learning. It's an incredible school and you won't doubt your child going here. :)
—Submitted by a student


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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 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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 "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

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 State average
Black 36% 23%
Hispanic 28% 29%
White 25% 42%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 54%53%61%
Master's degree 46%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%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 16%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Donna Boruch
Fax number
  • (754) 322-8890

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3230 N Nob Hill Rd
Sunrise, FL 33351
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