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Elbridge Gale Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1044 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted March 15, 2009

I agree!!! Unfortunately we moved and are districted to another school. Our years at Elbridge Gale were the best in Palm Beach County. The other schools don't hold a candle to the learning eviroment or teachers at EGES!!! Your 100% correct...Mrs.P hires the best who bring the best to her school!! Hopefully wee'll end up back at EGES!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2009

As both a parent and teacher at this school, I can only say one word to descibethis school: amazing!!!! The teachers are wonderful and so dedicated to ginving children an exceptional education! The children at EGES are so fortunate to learn from young, fresh teachers that are eagar and dedicated. The principal expects 100% from her staff and only hires the BEST!!! I feel so blessed to be a part of this 'A' rated, 5 Star school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

Yes the school is alright but communicating with the teachers and principal not good at all, everyone is so busy on an fcat test until they are not concern about anything else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

I feel truly blessed that my son has been attending EGES since its inception (in the concretables!). All of his teachers have contributed to his success emotionally and academically. Thank you Principal Pasterczyk!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2008

I really like this school! The school has great Kindergarten teachers that care about their students and are willing to give me updates about my son's progress or lack there of very often. My son loves all of his teachers. The help he is getting in speech is helping him out a great deal. He is in an after school science investigation club and is having so much fun while being educated. I believe this school does work hard to keep its rating but I don't feel that my child is suffering at all from that. As far as dropping him off at school I will admit that if you get to the school after 7:40am there is a long line. I realized that 75% of the children that attend the school are car riders, walkers or bicycle riders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

Great school on the whole. Very concerned with test scores of course -they all are these days. Pick up/drop off is a nightmare! We are late vey often because we can't make a left off Forest Hill. Every parent is turning right on red from the other direction and never gives us an inch. plus these only 1/2 for car to line up outside of the school. Seems like teachers are always pregnant. Which is Not good for the kids. Subs dont teach and dont displine yet they know how to bitch about work getting not done. Teachers are hormonal and cranky as expected when pregnant. Really unhappy that 2 of the 3 teachers my son has are out for 3 months due to maternity leave. Guess we dont need to learn science or reading & writting this half of the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

I wish I've had as much luck as the parents below. I find this school is all about getting an 'A' rating and competing with Binks Elementary. The principal has ignored my complaint and suggestion about dismissal. I've had better luck with the vice-principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

I have 2 children attending Elbridge Gale and my husband and I are thrilled with the education they are receiving. The SACC program is also excellent, offers wide range of club and athletic options to keep kids active.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

My daughter is going into second grade, finishing her second year at elbridge gale and i am so pleased with her progress and the school in general. Way to go eges!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

My daughter is in Kindergarten this year. I can not believe how much she has learned. She enjoyed the many family projects and field trips. I am constantly surprised when I open her EGE Communication Folder and review her work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2007

In my opinion there is only one word that can dexcribe this school: excellent. My children are happy to go to school, they learn and they have fun. Staff... Hard workers, dedicated. Overall, the best in Palm Beach County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

I love elbridge gale elementary! We are so fortunate to have this school in our community. Yes the first 2 weeks are always alot of adjusting, as is with any other school. We have a great staff of teachers and should be happy that we have a principal and vice principal that are visible and actually greet us and take the time to talk with us. Last year we were blessed with a great 1st grade team and this year I feel quite confident that they will live up to my standards as well. Mrs.Alvarez, ms.Castillo, and mrs.Franklin were magnificent educators. My family was very pleased with last years attendance to our new school. We are definately happy to be back as we dicover, learn, and grow with our school! keep up the great work as you settle in for 07/08 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2007

I am a parent of a 3rd and 5th grader. I see no great strides at this school yet. The fact that the children have several different teachers is a concern of mine because I never get to have that ability to really form a relationship with the teacher because there are 6 instead of 2. My son has some strugles with school and the fact that summer time classes are only available to children in the esole program is a big problem to me. It should be available to all. My childrens teachers have been wonderfull the few that I have gotten to know. Mr. Spannelli and Mrs. Zarra are wonderfull teachers and any child who has them will do well .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2007

We are new to the Wellington area and with much apprehension, I enrolled my daughter in a new school in her last year of elementary--5th grade. Ms. Sheppard seems very nice and has made this adjustment for my daughter well, so far. It' s only 3 days into the new school year so time will tell. I am rather disappointed with the way my nephew's ESOL was handled. The response time was phenomenal but the school needs much help in getting the ESOL program off the ground.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2007

Elbridge Gale Elementary rocks! The Principal, Vice Principal, the fabulous team of dedicated Teachers and EGE's dedicated students who love to learn and love to go to school. My children have migrated from the other wellington schools due to re-zoning but nothing pans out like Elbridge. They work with all levels of students' needs and nurture a curriculum that locks them into learning from science to reading to languages to math and culture, to special programs after-school, enrichment programs, and speech and other assistance. They have a high respect for students and above all, my children can't wait to tell me what they did in school today. Five stars to everyone at EGE and to the great leadership and vision of Principal Pasterczyk. By the way, the 4th Grade 2006-2007 scored the highest in writing, and for the bottom 25% students, a large % made tremendous learning gains! EGE Rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

We have recently moved to Wellington, and I was very unsure of the quality of schools here. Elbridge Gale has been a huge pleasant suprise. The Teachers are incredible, the Principles are very involved, and do care deeply about all aspects of the school experience. There are a few teachers that I have worked with that are above and beyond Mrs. Sagovac, Mr. Bochichio, Mrs. Glassgold, and Mrs Lutz are amazing. They are dedicated to their professional. The PTA is also a very dedicated group.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

I can not say enough about Elbridge Gale. My daughter has learned sooooo much. The teachers are incredible! They care about the students, and their learning process. If a child needs help in a subject, the teacher/school notify's the parent and offers after-school tutoring. Mrs. Pasterczyk, the principal is extraodinary! She is always visible, approachable and involved in your child's education. I am so happy that my daughter is attending Elbridge Gale. I feel so confident now that she will and is getting a good education and no, it does not circle around the FCAT as most other schools. This school wants and gives your child the best oppurtunities to learn and get the education they so deserve. If only the other elementary schools would have a principal and teaching staff as Elbridge Gale!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2006

This school is wonderful, the teachers are great! The new school is beautiful! I am so glad my child is in this school district. We feel so lucky!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

I couldn't be more thrilled with my daughter's school. The teachers and principal are phenominal! We are in a temporary campus this year, and I can't wait for the new school to open. My daughter has learned so much this year and is thriving in this excellent environment!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

160 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
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 63% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
98%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
76%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

159 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

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 "A".
  • 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

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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
White 39%
Hispanic 33%
Black 18%
Asian 6%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%73%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 12%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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1915 Royal Fern Boulevard
Wellington, FL 33414
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Phone: (561) 422-9300

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