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Hope-Centennial Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 702 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted May 3, 2014

With hard work and dedication, this beautiful school was on its way to becoming a valuable change agent within a struggling community. With structure and high expectations, the children were viewed as young human beings with unlimited potential. This school year, however, with a change in top administration, Hope has become an extremely negative and demoralizing place. The new Principal completely dismissed the value, advice and wisdom of key staff members who were in place before she came, thereby, causing a complete downturn in the school's direction and progress. Very young students with behavioral challenges are treated by the Principal and certain office staff like "puppies in need of training" -- meaning their inappropriate (and physically aggressive) behaviors are reinforced with "treats" and the promise of more if they behave. Some noncompliant students have been treated like criminals. Consequently, student behavior is out of control school-wide. Hope's children deserve so much better. The potential for Hope to rise back up is there. Thankfully, dedicated staff who realize that fact continue to try to "enlighten" the new administration and put Hope back on track.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 6, 2012

i love the school it's great but it needs a graduation for the fifth graders to get them pumped up for middle school and want them to continue on reach that point in success that they really feel proud of themselves and feel great on that day and feel loved and cared about


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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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
28%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
82%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
23%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
81%
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 "D".
  • 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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 59%
Hispanic 31%
White 6%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 145%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 236%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 80%73%61%
Master's degree 18%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 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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West Palm Beach, FL 33417
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