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Belvedere Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 531 students

 

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Posted May 10, 2012

My kid has been there for 6 years at belvedere elem she had wonderful teachers and staff ok my kid had to try to make friends but a snap she had them so kids are bad but turns out some were great the staff some of them treat others bad and some good best if your kid a gg (good good) but great school you will love it
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Posted April 30, 2010

My daughter is in first grade. Her experience with the principle, teacher and fellow students have been very positve. The staff and pta are involved, they are always trying to come up with new fun ways to have the children excited about learning and having school spirit. I am so happy that I chose Belvedere, because my daughter is ahead than other children her own age that are attending other schools. I know that it is due to Belvedere.
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Posted February 24, 2005

I think that Belvedere Elementary School is an excellent school. I have two children in that school one in 2nd grade and one in 4th grade.They offer an after school tutoring program for my 4th grader to help him prepare for Fcat and they also offer many other types of clubs one of which is a before school exercise program for children who may be a little over weight.The clubs are really great for the kids especially for the FCAT tutoring program there aren't many other schools that offer that in palm beach county I don't know how we got so lucky.The parent involvment in this school are great too.There is always something fun going on over the weekends put on by the schools PTA.
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Posted April 13, 2004

Belvedere has a great Principal, she is very involved with all students. Her open door policy makes communication great. The school is Brand New and the staff is very upbeat. I have a child in the first grade and one starting Kindergarten this year. The programs that she brings to us are educational and informative. The Teachers challenge the students and recognizes their individual needs.
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Posted February 27, 2004

I used to go to Belvedere. Back then, I thought it was a nice school with friendly students and teachers. I recently visited it and saw that it was being remodeled and thought this is very sad to me because it's changing but I also thought ' Good for them!' Overall, I say that Belvedere is a great school and a great learning enviroment for our kids!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
46%

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 77%
White 11%
Black 10%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 72%73%61%
Master's degree 26%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 13%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. DIANE MAHAR
Fax number
  • (561) 838-5950

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3000 Parker Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
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