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Somerset Academy Village Charter Middle School

Charter | 6-8 | 135 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2011:
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Posted July 12, 2012

As someone working at Somerset as a teacher and principal for 15 years, I can attest to our organization's sound track record of academic success. For the 2012-2013 school year, Mr. Anthony Marucci and I are excited to be moving from Somerset Academy Miramar to Somerset Village K-8 to be the new administrative team. I see great potential in Somerset Village, and with the input and support of all stakeholders, look forward to building a school in which our city, county and community can take pride. A few things to look forward to include a technology-rich facility with a 1 to 1 student-computer ratio, Promethean Boards in every classroom and a brand-new, state of art media center with two additional computer labs. Instructionally, we have some phenomenally talented teachers and leadership support staff who've joined our team, and we have new software programs and materials for academic intervention and acceleration to meet each student's needs. I encourage youn to call our school and schedule an appointment to see how Somerset Village can be an excellent choice for your child. --Ms. Sadesky, Principal
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 19, 2011

The administration at this school leave me wanting to remove my child and I will at the end of the year. The principal talks up the school but there is no action where her mouth is. There are some improvements to the infrastructure: new a/c units, lap tops, security cameras but its all for show. Organized chaos everywhere! Low student achievement. Many of the teachers are mediocre. Poor nutrition in the horrible choices on the lunch menu almost everyday. Though the principal says it won't be tolerated you see students wearing those disgusting sagging pants. No discipline at all. The clubs are a joke. More baby sitting than learning going on. I could go on but why bother. Think twice before you choose this school. Very disappointing... :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

This school is failing horribly in many respects. There are no extracurricular activities for the students. The school was completely unprepared to take on a middle school. Teacher turnover is very high. Most classes have over 25 students for 1 teacher. Quality of education is extremely poor as well as any communication from the schools to parents. Facilities continue to deteriorate, as the building is use for other purposes and not just for teaching children. Do your research and speak to other parents before you consider this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

Love it! Somerset is a great school! We attended 3 campuses and enjoyed them all. Great alternative to neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 53% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
38%
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 47% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
72%
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 78% in 2012.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2009-2010.
  • 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

2014

 
 
n/a
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

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 69%
Hispanic 19%
White 10%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 49%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/AN/A
Female 51%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%53%61%
Master's degree 40%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%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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Wilton Manors, FL 33311
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