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Renaissance Charter School At University

Charter | K-8 | 1202 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 9 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
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Posted yesterday

Great school, over-the-top staff, excellent curriculum and extra-curricular activities. The curriculum offers Art, Music, Science Lab, Spanish, Health, Computer and PE. Teachers are awesome and always willing to help. This is my kids' third year at this school and they loved it. Communication between parents and teachers is EXCELLENT. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2014

It's a new school and its my son's 2nd year. My daughter will be attending this year and we are all excited. Friendly staff. Great communication between teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2014

This is my son's second year here at this school we both are very happy. The teachers Are very helpful a nd always there when you need them. I would recommend this school to any parent who Wants to enroll there child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2013

This is our second year at this school... Now I have 2 children attending there. Both years we have had excellent teachers and my children are happy and excelling in all of their courses....The teachers listen to your concerns and really try to assist in any way that they can. The only downside to the school is that the playground is small and they do not get to go on the playground every day. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2013

I love this school, my daughter is in kindergarten and this school the best foundation of learning. I love that she has a wonderful teacher.She is stricted and loving all at the same time. Thanks UNIV, for making my child's education fun and challenging. Please keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

This is our 2nd year here and we love this school!!The teachers are always available...always willing to go the extra mile. The school as a whole,teachers,staff,curriculum,activities,are always in best interest in the students. I am more than pleased and would recommend this school wholeheartedly..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

I personally HATE this school it is horrible, there is kids smoking, stuff like that It just gets me on my nerves when my daughter comes home and says that someone was bulling her today and that is almost EVERYDAY! The only reason why I put 1 star was becuase at least she learns something but not much as she is supposed too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My boys were in a public school that they weren't doing so well and it didn't help they were bullied all the time. since they have been to this school they are happier than ever and they grades have pulled up tremendously. The curriculum is outstanding and they are pushed to be the best they can be. I love that they have Art, Music, Science Lab, Spanish and PE. Teachers are awesome and I hope they build a high school soon so my boys and continue going to this type of school. I still have 3 years before I get there but its here before I know it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2013

This school has a responsible administration. They care for our children. Clean and well maintain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2013

Very dedicated employees at the school. I think the only reason a student could fail is if they do not complete required assignments. I am very pleased with the school and feel that all of the staff is very dedicated and exceed expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

Renaissance Charter School at University - Excellent school, curriculum is beyond expectation, students are challenged and exposed to more than text book knowledge. They offer all the classes that have been cut from public schools (art, science, science lab, music, PE & foreign language). My child looks forward to going to school because the teachers make learning fun. The teachers are dedicated and offer students extra support by providing additional teachers in the classroom. Administrators have control of the students and make sure students adhere to school rules.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

My daughter was in kindergarten and the teacher failed her in science. Before my daughter attended this school, she was doing home school and she passed in every subject. Now my daughter is at her home school and she's doing 110% better than she was at this school. My son's third grade teacher was awesome! Before she left for surgery, she preped the students. Within the short time my son was in her class, he learned a lot. He was doing 4th grade work. My son and I both Miss her. I told her at the beginning of the school year how my son had been bullied at another school and she told me I didn't have to worry about that, and she was RIGHT. I never had to worry about that!
—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 2014.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
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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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
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 56% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

2014

 
 
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2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

2014

 
 
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2012

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
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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.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 36%
Hispanic 35%
White 22%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 48%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/AN/A
Female 52%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 79%53%61%
Master's degree 21%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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8399 North University Drive
Tamarac, FL 33321
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