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Imagine At South Vero

Charter | K-8 | 899 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 30, 2014

I am as proud as I can be, to be able to say my kids are students at IMAGINE!!! The school has wonderful, caring, well educated teachers and staff and a principal that is absolutely awesome. The level of parent commitment is key. It is mandatory to participate in your child class or activities, at least 20 hrs per year. This is an awareness level that all parents should be privileged to witness. I volunteer as much as possible to share in these wonderful experience with my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2013

In my experience, Imagine's administration reacts quickly to any mean spirited behavior between the students. Your children will be safe at this school. They also have a welcoming attitude toward parents having lunch with their children, helping in the classroom, ect. I have seen the teachers make a lot of effort to make things fun for the students. I home-schooled my daughter for 2nd and 3rd grade before she started fifth grade here, and I feel fortunate for her being able to attend school at Imagine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2013

Imagine South Vero is a HORRIBLE school! My son has ADHD, which they knew, and they didn't even attempt to help him at all. They kept saying they were going to make a "case plan"... but never did anything at all. We were doing everything we possibly could to help, and they just don't care. Unless you have a cookie cutter, white, perfect kid.... they will not last there. They just kick them out. The vice principal, Mrs. Perez, told my son she was sick of him. Really?!?!? You should NOT be in charge of children. I am just sorry that I made my son endure that horrible place for the few short weeks I did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

Disappointed in the 5th grade experience. Teachers overworked and underpaid. Some are commendable. Others not. Disciplinary issues are confronted but not dealt with effectively. My experience and observation, of course. Many of the kids graduating from 5th grade were not moving to the Imagine middle school. Always struck me as more of a business than an educational establishment. I'm not quite sure why the Principal has just quit but he said that it was not the right fit for him. Afraid a lot of the kids and parents feel the same way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2011

I really like the upbeat positive atmosphere the teachers know how to make learning fun.i like the academic program would like to see more math & science .The new principal is great and we are hoping a good school will become a great one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2011

Amazing new Principal, who is working to make a good school Great! Caring, professional teachers. New buildings - new text books and computers! Campus has a smart and safe design. Great uniforms. Positive school spirit of the staff & kids! Good child leadership opportunities with a mindset to empower the kids. Responsive communication process with teachers & administration. The negatives - no gifted program, no language classes during school, too little science taught. -parent of 3 yrs, elementary
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

Poorly organized. No one can ever find the phone number/document/information I need. When I leave contact information, no one ever follows up. Some (definitely not all) of the teachers have serious issues playing favorites, not with students, but with parents. If you are one of the preferred parents, your experience will be excellent. But if you're not, prepare to jump through hoops that others don't have to. This is a great school if you are a stay at home mom and have loads of time to volunteer and be involved, and enough money to participate in all the activities that support the school. (I wish I was!) A terrible school for a single mom working full time and going to school full time with no time or money to participate in all their (admittedly, really awesome) activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

This is an outstanding school. It is rare to find such caring teachers and administrators all together in one building. The students are respected and treated as lifelong learners. Good character traits are taught and reinforced. There MicroSociety program is preparing students for life. This is a school I would want my grandchildren to attend. Outstanding!


Posted May 9, 2010

Imagine School has been an outstanding institution for children to attend. The teachers stand for their ability to individualize situations for each students. The standards for Imagine are high and because of that our children learn responsibility, fairness, respect, character and how to become an important individual in the community..I love this school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

I love this schools Micro Society Method of teaching. I currently have a granddaughter and nephew attending here. Very pleased with the teachers and staff, I also serve on the Board of Director's and would highly suggest this school to anyone


Posted July 15, 2009

This school is excellent! My son LOVES the microsociety component. The teachers work with every child at every level. This year's grade was a direct reflection that there were no scores for last year. Although the school has been the hot topic of dispute it is up, running and going strong!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2009

IMAGINE AT SOUTH VERO ROCKS!!! MicroSociety is an amazing curriculum that is creating upstanding, responsible and respectful citizens of our community. There's a reason this school has a waiting list in all grades!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

I think this school is so awesome!! I think them having a job is the best thing. They really learn what life is all about!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
93%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
88%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

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

  • 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 "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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 66% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
95%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
81%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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
White 76%
Hispanic 12%
Black 6%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 51%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97%N/AN/A
Female 49%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 89%68%65%
Master's degree 11%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Vero Beach, FL 32968
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