School Details

Addison Mizner Elementary School

199 SW 12th Ave, Boca Raton, FL 33486
(561) 362-3100
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 913 students 16 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Palm Beach average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
64%
61%
85%
61%
60%
97%
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83%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
94%
85%
81%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Palm Beach average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
57%
55%
81%
61%
60%
81%
60%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Palm Beach average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Addison Mizner Elementary School is a public elementary school in Boca Raton. The principal of Addison Mizner Elementary School is Ms. Donna C Binninger, whose e-mail is addisonmizneres@palmbeachschools.org. 913 students attend Addison Mizner Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 2% of the Addison Mizner Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 15% of the 913 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Addison Mizner Elementary School is 16:1. St. Paul Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% 35%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian 3% 3%
Hispanic 16% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 29%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 55%
Limited English proficiency 2% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is now a 3rd Grader at AMES. Been there since Kindergarten. I can't say enough great things about the staff and quality of education he has received there to date. I have yet to meet a teacher who does not genuinely care about the children and their education. Teachers are tough but fair. All of them have been great with communicating to parents. I don't see bad acts going on (fighting stealing bullying). The teachers simply do not put up with it. The parents are very involved - there is a strong and supportive PTA. The aftercare program is top notch (shout out to Mr. Steve). The only downside is the campus is old and bit run down - they have been making strides to improve it (painting grass etc...). I will take a great education over a pretty campus any day. New principal Burke is amazing.

  • (1 year ago)

    Like most things you can get from this education what you as a parent put into it with your child. The staff is great. Although not everyone always see eye to eye these are caring professionals. I know I would do no better sending my children to private. I am grateful to the staff of Addison Mizner for a great job.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is slowly bouncing back from horrible leadership. The previous principal allowed the school to become filthy - trash littered the walkways and common areas the play areas are dirt and ruin your child's shoes and clothing and the bathrooms were filthy with urine and feces everywhere. A new principal seems to be addressing the issues yet the teacher centric culture still prevails. The credit for the school's high rating is really more of a reflection on the neighborhoods it draws from. A new charter school opened and many people opted to send their children there. You can have excellent results or you can have poor . We have had both mostly poor. It depends on who you know and whether you can pull the strings to get your kids in with the right teachers. Kids can go from being A/B students one year to C/D students the next. It sounds ridiculous but some teachers we worked with have actually lied to us - rather than address issues - While other teachers have been excellent and extremely helpful. It is luck of the draw since there was so little actual leadership in previous years - the proof of this is in the reviews - earlier reviews are good while later reviews range.

  • (2 years ago)

    Mr. Turnbull from AMES is a mean teacher and should be kept far away from little kids.

  • (2 years ago)

    I totaly agree that most of the office and staff are very rude at every level acting as rulers of the world yelling at children and parents they will ask you for a pick up plan as theirs is a total disaster for the school and comunity ;piling up cars in endless lines. zero common sense in resolving this critical problem expecting parents to park a mile away or children to walk home during a thunder storm because there are no contingencies allowable from them. Coming from another school also 2nd grade is just like kindergarten and even when obtaining excelent grades and test results they cannot place the children appropiately to their abilities and knowledge is very frustrating Teachers are good but they have to aknowledge that parent involvement has been the key to their good reputation. Gifted program is as good as your child can make out of it.The cafeteria also is very dated and actualy not good.

  • (2 years ago)

    To the parent that has the mixed feelings the teachers (we have been at Addison Mizner 8 years only 1 at school now) are wondeful- or we have just had incredible luck. The principal and staff may not come across as nurturing but staff does get everything done. Work with your teachers directly as much as possible many of them know to guide you and can get the right things done for your child. Good luck it really is a great environment you will see that as they move on.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have mixed feelings about this school. We only recently moved to the area and chose a home near to the school because of its great reputation. So far - nothing great. My son was previously in K in an ability grouped class. They had already completed 1/3 of first grade by the end of May. Here he is floating along doing work he already did 6 months ago - we will be getting him tested for gifted soon but the progress seems slow to me. The office staff are beyond rude the VP is extremely rude and curt and they seem to feel that they are doing you a favor by even gracing your presence with their imperialism. The principle yells at parents and students in the car line and generally the feeling is of "they system is again you not for you". The test scores are great so somewhere along the line they must be doing some good work I hope I am wrong and that our experience changes and if our year improves I will post an update.

  • (2 years ago)

    Without question one of the best public schools in the country. We came from a private school when we relocated to Boca Raton and had concerns about some of the reviews of the local schools. However we can attest that AMES is fantastic. Everyone care first and foremost about the children and not only their education in class but their social integration and growth. The teachers spend their own money to supplement the budget cuts imposed on all public schools in FL. Parents and as much access to the teachers as they desire. You will not hear "I'm bored" from your child. You may hear "it's hard" but if they need help there is help. You and your child will fully enjoy your time at AMES.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is filthy beyond words my kids do not go to the bathroom the entire day I am going to do something about this it is a disgrace that this principal allows this to go on something will be done there is a large group of mothers who feel this way and we will not stop until something is done it is not safe for kids to be in this school!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this schoool. My daughter is headed to 4th grade and we've been there since Kg. I've had some special needs and they tutored her and had some reading help for her over the years. My husband and I also recently seperated and the teachers old and new to her couldn't be more helpful. The guidance counseler set her up for a divorce/seperated care class they also offer during the school day! Amazing support system both educational and personal!

  • (6 years ago)

    A great school. The activities are limited especially sports but the area has plenty of options. The principal is really good kind to the children but it is difficult to get an appointment to meet with her. You will usually get the assistant principal who is much more rigid. The teachers are phenomenal and that is what makes it a great school. The teachers

  • (7 years ago)

    Playgrounds have really dirty sand and needs great work. Outside of some classrooms the sand is also very dirty. Extracurricular activities such as performaning in a play or playing musical instruments does not exist. (unless you consider the grade 5 pupils start to play the flute!) Discourages against parent involvement since it is already high. It is a shame as the money seems to go elsewhere and not to the outdoor areas - this school also does not have an indoor gym.

  • (7 years ago)

    I give Addison Mizner 5 stars! It is the best school!

  • (7 years ago)

    My child has just finished KG it really was a great experience her first yr. The Kg teachers r amazing. I am hoping the years to follow will only get better. The grounds defiently need improvement. I am not 100% sold on the vice principal principal or the specials ie music art and so on....

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent school and wonderful parent support.The learning experience is wonderful and the children all live in the immediate area. Needs work on the play ground but everything else is A++.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great parent involvement. Staff is efficient. 3rd grade teacher thorough and strict if not very creative. Grounds are disappointing all the funds raised by parents could perhaps be used for outdoor improvement.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great school. The office staff and teachers are wonderful. I am glad my kids can walk to such a 'A' rated school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter has gone to this school since kindergarten. It has been a great experience for her grade school years she will be leaving to fo to middle school next year but thanks to this school she is ready for the next level.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has a wonderful staff and is very caring with its students. They take wonderful measures at childrens education.

  • (9 years ago)

    addison mizner is a really great school the only tiff is that they do not have an ESE program for children with LD's. They carry a more gifted program. They offer great teachers a clean environment and very friendly people. They offer music art and sports as well as karate and other extracurricular activities at the school after hours. They let parents volunteer and are just an all around good school.

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