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West Gate Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 706 students

 

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Posted March 31, 2014

hello my name is john lewis i went to school here from 2nd grade to 4th grade i am trying to figure out how to look up a person i went to school with there im currently in knoxville tn and have no clue how to look people up


Posted April 2, 2012

Hello, I am wondering, how and where can I obtain a yearbook for years 1969-1972. Thanks Sandi Mardyla


Posted May 1, 2006

Two of my children have gone to west gate elementary since they were 5 years old. West gate elementary is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child and they are not afraid to think outside of the teaching box. The principal is kind and knows each child by name (as well as the parents ). She is a great example of a leader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2005

Although this school is in a rough neighborhood, the teachers and programs are the best I've seen. This school is rated as an 'A' school in the state, and offers many opportunities for students to excell. The reading and math programs are outstanding, and the music and art programs are as well. All staff are friendly, and love the kids who attend.
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Posted June 18, 2003

West Gate Elementary School is a brilliant gem in the middle of West Palm Beach. The knowledgeable and dedicated administration,teachers, and staff implement research-based strategies and procedures. Each student is treated with respect and love. West Gate is a family with genuine caring and learning for everyone.


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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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
41%

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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
32%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Hispanic 69%
Black 22%
White 7%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 144%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 250%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 83%73%61%
Master's degree 17%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. PATRICIA ORDONEZ-FELICIANO
Fax number
  • (561) 672-2014

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1545 Loxahatchee Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
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Phone: (561) 684-7100

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