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Wilton Manors Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 610 students

 

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Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014

My oldest Son started at Wilting Manors in Kindergarten He has Autism and this School has done so much for My Child he started reading, doing math and communicating very well I dropped him off every day and NEVER had to worry about his safety they were always very caring and understanding he's moving on to 6th grade and I so hate to see him leave Mr.Keeper, Mrs.Lesky and last but not least Mrs.Lozada Thank You Guys so much for alwaya looking out for My Baby
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2014

Wilton Manors Elementary is an outstanding school. The curriculum is strong and comprehensive, and reading plans are individualized for each student. I've never seen such enthusiastic teachers who are so innovative in their teaching methods--constantly continuing their own educations in order to provide the best to our children. Learning is hands-on in the classroom; I rarely (if ever) see my child with worksheets. The IB curriculum gives the students a realistic view of our global community. The PYP (Primary Years Program, which is part of IB) focuses on 12 character attitudes that are incorporated into everyday curriculum. Each month, a student from every class is presented as student of the month for showing character traits representing these attitudes. They include: appreciation, independence, respect, cooperation, empathy, integrity, confidence, tolerance, creativity, curiosity, enthusiasm and commitment. This program promotes character traits that students will carry with them and build upon throughout their lives. If you are looking at schools for your child, I would highly recommend touring Wilton Manors Elementary. You will be glad you did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2010

I work in the district and have the option of sending my children to either our home school or other schools in the district. Based upon the strength of the IB program, their nationally recognized and awarded character education program, the amazing teachers and staff, and their international focus I choose to send my children to Wilton Manors. It is truly one of the best Elementary Schools I have ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Wilton Manors has a wonderful IB program that needs to be strengthened
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 14, 2010

They are caring and patient. They take the time to help and direct the child, not just say it then expect them to know it.


Posted September 17, 2009

WMES is truly a neighborhood school, serving the needs of a variety of intellects and abilities.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 25, 2008

I love this school...the teachers are excellent. the character traits they teach are phenomenal. I have a first grader and have always been involved in the classroom. I recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

What a terrific school!!! My son is in K and loves his teacher and the school in all. I'm also very active in volunteering so that also helps. We are so glad to be a part of this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Hi, I have two kids that goes to Wilton Manors, a pre- k student and a third grader, both of them are doing great and the teachers and principals are great, they really do care ! I wouldn't't pick any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2004

While much good has been done at this school as far as raising the school's grade there has been a cost-most notably the excellent reputation the school enjoyed among special ed families. A great deal of emphasis is placed on reading, but if a student has difficulty in other areas, such as math, no help is available unless their teacher is willing to stay after school just for them. Everything is neat and tidy at this school and the technology is good. If your student is an average, middle of the road kid you should have few problems; otherwise, it can be difficult to get the help they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2003

What an awesome school! My children just started at Wilton Manors this year and are in the first and third grades. I am so pleased with the staff here! My first grader is bipolar and everyone has just been so wonderful in dealing with her issues. The teachers and staff are so supportive. My third grader has a great teacher and my son is learning so much. My whole family is so happy with Wilton Manors!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2003

I have had 2 children attend this school from k-5 and my youngest is currently enrolled. The teachers are so involved in her learning process. I have been an involved parent with all of them and these teachers are what makes this school. My children have excelled in every subject esp reading and math due to these superb teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2003

The teachers are great, these school is for autistic children, and my son has improved a lot sense he began attending these school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
36%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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 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 50%
White 23%
Hispanic 19%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 2%
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 65%53%61%
Master's degree 30%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 5%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. MELISSA HOLTZ
Fax number
  • (754) 322-8990

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2401 Northeast 3rd Avenue
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Phone: (754) 322-8950

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