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Charter School of Excellence Tamarac 2

Charter | K-5 | 183 students

 

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Posted June 26, 2013

My son started attending there when it first opened up in 2009 and started in the second grade. Staff was friendly, principal was great hands on and very involved in school setting. This was his last year and it was a terrible year. They have changed principals twice in two consecutive years and they were terrible. His teacher left in December in the middle of the school year. No consistency whatsoever. I'm glad he finished his last year and I wouldnt recommend any child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2010

Great school...Curriculm is good and the teachers and staff work closely with parents. Overall school is small and allows for a lot of parent involvement. Teachers really foster and teach the concept of repect and building good character.
—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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
26%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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 75% 23%
Hispanic 11% 29%
White 8% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 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 77%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) 721-8902

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