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Somerset Village Academy

Charter | K-5 | 298 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 23, 2014

I enjoy working at this school a lot. The students and staff make it so addicting where I want to come to work each day. I feel like I am making a big difference in these students lives. We offer so many activities for the students to participate it. We have the same curriculum as the public schools to make sure our students are learning at the same pace. This school has a great feeling when you walk in and I am excited to see where our school is going to go next.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 6, 2012

I have two children going to school here for the third year. My son is extremely happy here and has a "great friend" for life he gets to share every class with. My daughter is so advanced they skipped her up a grade. She is being accomodated so that she is not held back. My children have enjoyed the after school clubs incuding cooking and drama. Every e-mail has been returned to me within a short period of time once I got a responding phone call within five minutes. I could not be happier with the new attitude of the staff this year. I am thrilled to have my children in a small school that goes all the way through to eighth grade. The school feels safe. We have had zero bullying and everyone knows each other just like I had growing up at a private school. We were here when it was St. Clements and I am glad we are here now. Next year they are bringing in organic food. This school has been a blessing for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2012

I like the teachers who are Ms. Laird and Ms.Boiteux. They are very nice teachers. The new principal seems like a nice principal. The school looks great. They painted the cafeteria and the door is red. I am making good grades on subjects. No one has been picking on me this year. From, Kenny


Posted September 6, 2012

My kids love this school. They are doing better and better. Only 21 students per class gives them lots of attention. I appreciate the extra funding for the great technology and security cameras. The promethian boards, individual laptops and new available software are all making it so easy. I love the new text to my phone if my kids get a "c" or lower on a grade. And the class dojo so I am informed about their daily behavior. Great new tools. I love them. I feel "in the loop".
—Submitted by a parent


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 February 24, 2011

When this school first opened I had high hopes especially because it appeared to encourage parental involvement. My experience has been extremely disappointing to say the least. During my visits to the school I have witnessed the lack of control that the teachers have over the students. Some examples of that lack of effective discipline are the repetitive incidents of aggression among students as young as 1st or 2nd graders, complete disregard of respect for the teachers, inability to display appropriate behavior during lunch time which has resulted on using the classroom as a lunch room by at least one teacher to avoid the chaos. As far as the school facilities, the playground is old, rusty and it appears not properly maintained which should raise safety concerns. Class size is a significant problem as some classrooms have as many as 28 plus students instead of 18 students which is the requirement for a public non-charter school. There is very little to none communication to the parents on the school plans for improvement. If you are still unsure about this school, all you need is a short visit to the school to see for yourself all the issues this school faces.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
83%
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

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

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

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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 69%
Hispanic 17%
White 10%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 44%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/AN/A
Female 56%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%53%61%
Master's degree 31%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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225 Northwest 29th Street
Wilton Manors, FL 33311
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Phone: (954) 390-0971

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