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Charter School of Excellence Tamarac 1

Charter | K-5 | 192 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2013

My child has been attending CSE for 3 years now. This school is not what it use to be and they staff doesn't seem to really care anymore. My child has not been happy since school began and seems to be struggling. Both teachers prior to this years teacher were outstanding!!!! They really cared about teaching and education. My child has been on they honor roll since day one but the teacher for this year seems more concerned with what type of shoes and backpacks the students should have. My child had an issue with anan assignment so I wrote a note to the teacher asking if she could explain it once more. It's now the fourth week of school and she has yet to do so. She later told students to pay attention became she doesn't want to see any notes from parents saying their child doesn't understand!! As a parent I was irate to hear such a thing coming from a teacher, who's job is to TEACH!!!!! As of now my child will be switching schools and will no be returning to CSE!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

My daughter started since k. she is in third grade. Academically, she is doing well. She loves the school and her teachers. The staff is attentive and professional. I plan to keep her in this school until fifth grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2010

This was my children's first year in a charter school. I was very reluctant at first, but it has turned out to be as good as their previous Catholic School education. Their curriculum is wonderful. My son in first grade went from not reading at all, to reading everything in sight. The teachers are caring and involved. I love the school's inclusion of the arts and other cultural experiences offered. Their principal, Mr. Westbrookes, is awesome. He is ALWAYS visible and helps the teachers and staff from everything from the car line to wiping noses. He seems to know every child by name and most parents as well. The office staff is professional, friendly, and always available to answer parent and/or children's questions. I can't recommend this school enough.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
33%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
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".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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 78% 23%
Hispanic 11% 29%
White 10% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 0%60%65%
Master's degree 0%N/A32%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Monique Machado
Fax number
  • (954) 721-8908

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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7595 NW 61st St
Tamarac, FL 33321
Phone: (954) 721-8904

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