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Educational Horizons Charter School

Charter | K-6 | 97 students

 
 

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Posted December 17, 2012

My daughter has a Monterssori back ground, so I was happy to find this school when we moved to the Melbourne area. My daughter's class had 2 teachers with 25 students in her class. Only one teacher was montessori certified. When my daughter was having difficulty with some of the students in her class ,I approached the principle for guidance. Rather than looking into the situation, she suggested I find another school. I never expected that response from a school principle. For that reason I can not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

I was not very happy with my daughters prior school. I called discussed my concerns with Mrs. Leslie and Mrs. Tapp-Principal. They gave me an appt. asap and their full attention. Since my daughter is in the 1st grade the adjustment from going from a public school to a very small school was minimal. My daughter loves staying in one specific classroom and not moving around from classes to classes as she did for reading groups, music, art etc. The elective teachers visit her specific class. So far its been 3 weeks and I am so happy with my decision. My daughter now really likes to go to school and I feel will make so much progress academically since the Montessori style is so much Hands On. Thank you to Mrs. Tapp for accepting my daughter mid year, Suggestion to future visitors, focus more on the individual attention your child and your family receives, that in my opinion makes up for the "luxury and material setting" of a larger school. What is also great is that this school follows the Fl. Sunshine State guidelines, and regulations, Charter which means no cost and in my opinion the teaching is equivalent to the rated 9 public school my daughter was at prior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

The staff and teachers are very polite and mean well but in my opinion, this school is not a good fit if you have a child who is gifted or has any kind of special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2006

My daughter has attented this school and it's counter part for over 3 years. This year we have chosen to move to the larger school in attempts bring forth a different experience, now I am on my hands and knees begging to come back. This charter school is one of the best educational programs in town. My child is safe and is the staff's top prioity. In so many schools your child is one of 1000's But here at Educational Horizons I know she is one of 100's and I know she is getting one on one attention and is able to work with in a group of well behaved and attentive children. This school rates high on our list, with out a dought. The personal touch, the responsiveness, and the overall attention both child and parent recieves is well worth all the tea in China.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

Montessori is great. I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

The Montessori approach appealed to me, but now I think it may be difficult for a child to transition into after a standard teaching style. My children came from a school with a traditional approach, and Montessori seems to give them too much freedom (to not do their work). Additionally, entertainment movies are shown weekly in the classrooms (Nightmare Before Christmas, Haunted Mansion to name a couple) while educational films are rarely shown. The current principle and teachers are not 'on the same page'. My kids love it there, but I'm less than impressed. We will be making a change next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2005

I love this school and so does my son. We just moved here last year and we found it so much better then the schools we had in Michigan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2005

This school is one I will send my kids to as long as they are young enough. It works well for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2004

Our daughter is currently attending Educational Horizons this is our 4th year. We are extremely happy with the quality of her education and the one and one interaction she has with her teacher! Thanks to the wonderful Teachers Principal and Parents for making this school such a positive environment for everyone! A great big Thank you to my daughter's homeroom teacher Vara McClendon you are awesome! Congrats to our Kids and Coaches on our Soccer Teams! Great Season!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2003

I have to kids that goes to this school and we love it. This will be my son's 2nd year and he has improved a lot and seems to enjoy going to this school. This will be my daughters 1st year and she loves it to. The teachers gives 100% of their time and love to these children and I want to thank them for doing so. The staff is also wonderful we have a lot of parent involvement at this school and this is great. The principal, she is wonderful as far as I am concern she looks out for those kids at best. This school would not be for what it is if we did not have such a wonderful staff/parents and most of all awesome kids.
—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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

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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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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62%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

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2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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82%

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2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
82%

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 53% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
n/a

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n/a

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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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.

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n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
80%
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 66% in 2014.

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Biology I

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

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

2014

 
 
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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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 71%
Hispanic 12%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 60%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/AN/A
Female 40%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%58%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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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1281 South Wickham Road
West Melbourne, FL 32904
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