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Marine Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 569 students

 

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Posted January 16, 2014

I do not recommend this school at all! My kids have only been here about two weeks & they have been getting bullied with harsh words & even physical! Did I mention they are in pre-k & 2nd grade?! I'm very upset! This never happened at their old school! I do not recommend this school one bit!!!!! I'm hurting inside
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2013

The front office staff is very friendly and firm, which is a good thing because safety of the children is their number one concern. So far, I like Mr. Jackson, the principal and so do my kids. My children love their teachers and look forward to coming to school to learn each day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2010

We moved into this district in the last few months of the school year 09-10. I thought it looked like a nice school, but I was quickly reminded that looks can be deceiving. I found the office staff difficult and nit-picky, the teacher was so ready for summer it wasn't even funny, and the curriculum was completely uninspiring. My child had learned so much more at the previous elementary, that everything they did at MCE was old news. Furthermore, I felt that everyone was more interested in adhering to a list of rules and a schedule than really getting my child excited about learning. In the short time we were there, not a single person spoke to me about my child's education, ability to blend into the class so late in the season, or level of learning. The only conversations ever had regarded policy & procedure. Very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

I just moved here about a week ago and I can already tell this school doesnt teach much (well at least in kindergarten). My only hope is that its close to end of the year and maybe first grade is better, this is the only elem. for our area. To the parent saying some parents are trying to blame the teachers for their kids doing poorly is very immature and I can see why your kid is getting awards and all this good stuff because my daughter loves this school since she gets all her work right and just has fun. They said she is at the top of the class and ahead of other kids but thats because they dont learn as much as she did. It seems they concentrate more on having fun and maybe displinary issues, I dont know because my daughter has never been in trouble?--Drea
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

This is my child s first year (kindergarten) at this school and I am somewhat disappointed with the education taught and received as of today. Before attending school my child was in daycare, where I feel more was learned there than has in three months this term at MCE. I feel that the current teacher is not emphasizing enough attention on teaching and concentrating way too much on minor discipline issues. We are thinking of possibly removing our child from this school or requesting a transfer to another class/teacher. Sincerely, DISSAPOINTED PARENTS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

This is my son's first year at Marine Creek and we both love it. He has gotten straight A's and different awards. I have read some of the other blogs and just because their child is doing poorly they want to blame the teachers and the school. Some of those parents need to take responsibility for not working with their children at HOME. My son's teacher and guidance are very proactive. The teacher even told me she was concerned with my sons attitude towards school in general, so that I WAS able to fix the problem. Not go 'My kids grades are falling, what is the problem with this school? ' I check my sons progress against state requirements, he usually exceeds them. I would recommend this school to anyone moving to the Lake Worth area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2009

I removed my child from this school to homeschool after several years of frustration. The teacher, prinicpal, and leadership turnover rate at this school is too high. They consistently bring in inexperienced teachers and staff with low leadership abilities. My child had one great teacher at this school followed by three inexperienced and unorganized teachers. During one year, his teacher moved away in the middle of the year only to be replaced with a teacher who had only received her credentials within the month, and had previously been an aide. I have serious problems with the education quality of all of Lake Worth's schools, but this elementary school has been the worst for my children. I advise all parents to check out their test scores and teacher turnovers carefully if you are deciding whether to enroll your child here or opt for private school or homeschooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

I love Marine Creek! This school environment is positive, nurturing, teachers are encouraging to all. Parents, students, everyone. You feel welcomed here. The students love their school at Marine Creek and their teachers. They learn education and life skills. Excellent, excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2008

I think this school has the potential to be great. They are just not taking advantage of it. MCE has great teachers, they just need better leadership by the principle and vice principle. If a school chooses to hire such young teachers they have to have better leadership to help them along than MCE has.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2006

I think this is a great school and the teachers, parents and principals are wonderful. They have all been great. And work together as a team. We must remember that as parents we are our children's teachers first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2005

My children greatly enjoy this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2005

Academic programs are great. Extracurricular activities available. Parent involvement is moderate
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2005

This has been a wonderful experience for my child. Recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

The staff at MCE are very involved with the parents.There are very few teachers or staff that has been rude or unproffesional with me.The office staff has worked with me with some of the problems that i have had and they have always put the needs of my children first.I think the pta has to work on the fundraising to better support the school but other than that I give MCE 5 golden stars on thier academic programs and the level of extracurricular activities. I would recommend this school because of the teachers and staff involvment with parent and students and their willingness to help in any way that they can.Love this school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 5, 2005

This school needs alot of help. PTA should change over to PTO. With new leadership and more teachers who are experienced this school could really improve. We need to get those TAKS scores up and quit hiring teachers just out of college!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2004

This is my stepson's first year at school and he loves it. He has learned so much since the beginning of the year. His teacher is a very cool teacher who has taught so very well. I'm excted to see what he does in the classroom everyday! I enjoy eating lunch with my stepson every chance I get. Even in the cafeteria they are well organized.What a pleasant school we have found for our child. Thank You MCE for doing such a great job!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2004

I am completely impressed with every teacher at Marine Creek Elementary. My kids love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

Marine Creek is a great school! My children love going everyday. I really feel that the teachers and principal care about each of the children, not just as students, but also as people. They are encouraged to do better when they can and rewarded when they try their hardest. It is so nice to wak into the school with your children and have every teacher we meet greet the children by name. The teachers, principal and vice princioal always go the extra mile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

My opinion about Marine Creek was very High. In the past my kids had teachers that were willing to go the extra mile for the kids. But this year we have encounter a teacher that is very rude, not supportive to student or parent. I am a parent that support education and make my children work an extra mile. When I need support and I am looking for the teacher to help me help my child and find out what is going on with him I expect support not rudeness. But apparently this district can not keep good teachers and loose the good ones faster than others. I feel sorry for the kids that attend Marine Creek Elementary and the parents too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

This school is really great. I am in awe with how well my 1st grader is reading. The facility is beautiful and the teachers are great.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female94%
Male78%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female87%
Male77%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education73%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Female88%
Male70%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education56%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students69%
Female78%
Male60%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education33%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students82%
Female90%
Male75%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education44%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Female81%
Male67%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education33%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female70%
Male64%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education20%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Female67%
Male51%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education25%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female60%
Male71%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education25%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female69%
Male53%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education17%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 44% 52%
White 31% 29%
Black 19% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 11%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • WES JACKSON
Fax number
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4801 Huffines Boulevard
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