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Washington Elementary Magnet School

Public | PK-5 | 393 students

 

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Posted August 1, 2013

Washington Elementary Magnet School is the same as Washington Elementary school. This would be very confusing. They have two different address and phone numbers and two different websites. The school lost its Magnet and still use the name Magnet. Why is that? The Magnet website is www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us To me it shows they really don't care. My oldest son let me see a utube music video of the area. He won't tell me the name of it because it not good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2013

Bad school in a horrible neighborhood. I don't understand why they keep this school in such a bad location. I my self am scared to even drive down the streets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2005

The school is an excellent school and is the first elementary school to receive an A from the state of florida. Teachers are well educated with a high percentage of advanced degrees and a high average of experanced teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 19, 2003

I feel that the teachers really dont care they are quick to say your child is being retained other than to say here is what we can do and to give third graders fcat test are just wrong I see why give it but in the third grade is just wrong


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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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
35%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
100%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
40%

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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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

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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
Black 91%
Hispanic 7%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%73%61%
Master's degree 27%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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 16%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. SANDRA EDWARDS
Fax number
  • (561) 494-1250

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1709 West 30th Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33404
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