School Details

Bonita Springs Preparatory and Fitness Academy

28011 Performance Ln, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
(239) 498-6864
6

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 386 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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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 2014
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
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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.
93%
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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 2014
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
58%
56%
51%
59%
61%
40%
53%
54%

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 2014
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
57%
53%
59%
61%
60%

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 2014
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
63%
56%
54%
61%
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 2014
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
53%
47%
52%
57%
57%
57%
48%
49%
27%
52%
56%

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 2014
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bonita Springs Preparatory and Fitness Academy is a charter middle school in Bonita Springs. The principal of Bonita Springs Preparatory and Fitness Academy is William Moore and can be contacted at wmoore@celerityschools.org. 386 students attend Bonita Springs Preparatory and Fitness Academy and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 20% of the Bonita Springs Preparatory and Fitness Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 72% of the 386 students here get reduced lunch prices. Bonita Springs Middle Center For The Arts is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 55% 45%
Hispanic 40% 35%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.08%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 65%
Limited English proficiency 20% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I am one of the PE teachers at BSPFA and this will be my 4th year teaching here. Every year we get better and better in all ways and I've never worked at a school before where all of us are a family we all take care of every child not just the ones in each person's class! Since it is a fitness academy this school is my DREAM SCHOOL and it becomes more so everyday! I couldn't be prouder to work here under the super administration amazing leadership of our Principal and with teachers and staff I consider family!! I'm excited to start our 2014/2015 year!!

  • (10 months ago)

    Big shout out to BSPFA!!! With all the changes they made with the management company and administration FCAT scores went WAY WAY WAY up! Keep it going!!! So happy my kids attend this school!

  • (1 year ago)

    As a visitor to this school I have observed students happily engaged in their learning. I have seen project based learning hands-on activities students using computers small group endeavors and Science workshops. Students and teachers are respectful and open to any ideas that support scholarship and culture. I am impressed!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has had a great year! The computer learning lab is new and all classrooms have computers as well. All learners are given a challenging curriculum so they can learn in a positive environment. P.E. is provided every day. Also many teachers volunteer to tutor students. Lee County Schools curriculum is followed. BSPFA makes this even better by providing an extended school day to provide innovative and creative lessons that enhance what is required. Everyday you see happy teachers and students!

  • (1 year ago)

    Although it is an extended day time just flies. The kids are engaged at all times. The sports program is outstanding.

  • (1 year ago)

    As the new management company we are elated to join the 3 Preparatory and Fitness Academies. Our organization provides students with an invigorating and challenging environment which prepares students for college and beyond. Throughout the country we have proven track record of academic excellence for all students. To bring the Preparatory and Fitness Academies to the level of their other schools Celerity has increased use of technology and curriculum support in order to ensure the success of all of the students. Celerity is proud to join the Preparatory and Fitness Academy families and look forward to the growth of our wonderful partnership!

  • (1 year ago)

    It's too bad that there are not more positive reviews here because with all the changes that have been made I cannot say anything negative about the school. Technology is used to asses the students parents have access to online grade books and they have a math program the students can do on the computer at home that my kids love! The new principal Mr. Moore is young and energetic and his positive energy is evident in the new attitude that the school has taken on. The new management company has also made great changes and they kept the fitness program which is top notch. I cannot wait to see just how much better this school gets as the years go on!

  • (2 years ago)

    We have kids in Kindergarten 2nd and 3rd grades at BSPFA and have been very pleased. For us it was between this school and Bonita Charter and I think we made the right choice. BSPFA is a small school intentionally... <250 students vs. Bonita Charter's 1000+ which I like. The class sizes are kept small and all of the teachers are very much engaged with their students. The school DOES have a library (although it might not have in earlier reviews.) They have two sessions of math per day one full hour of science each day reading and one hour of sports. Kids alternate with one week of Tae Kwon Do Tennis and Soccer. Good behavior is encouraged with "Dragon Dollars" which the kids can then redeem in the school store. Academic wise it's a strong curriculum. We've been at an 8 rated school in NY and a 9 rated school in a different part of FL and I see no difference in terms of quality of curriculum or teaching here. Only negatives would be no formal playground just an area of grass for the kids to play with (although they have balls hula hoops etc.) 2) No formal art/music/foreign language programs. Art seems t be incorporated pretty well at the younger ages though.

  • (2 years ago)

    Our child started in Kindergarden and if she had not she would have been bussed to another community too far away for us not to be worried about safety and problems. The teacher was new but great. The class sizes were small but I felt the teachers and leaders in the school were conscientious caring structured and aware. The teacher was always in touch with us and let us be aware of everything going on. There were fundraising activities but I felt no more than at any other school. The day is long but the children are engaged. I think this is a great school I certainly hope this school does not turn into another strip mall! I wouldn't be surprised though especially in a community that rarely has any focus on any person under the age of sixty.

  • (3 years ago)

    Overall I believe that this could become a very good one but that is also a relative term. While I still do not believe in the State and national mandate about studying for exams (note FCAT) the school has to teach toward this (unfortunately). Our kids would be better off following the examples of countries such as Finland and hiring the best teachers with advanced degrees in the subject matter. Having said this a well rounded education certainly is not about studying for FCAT scores. Instead a child also needs to be exposed to foreign language art music philosophy cultural perspectives outside the U.S. (we are becoming more global and our children will inevitably become part of this) and yes even a chess club at the school. All these topics serve to round out an individual who is able to think and actually foster an intellect and use the brain in a capacity that allows for complex thinking on both sides of the brain. Test taking techniques and how to raise scores will never achieve this. Please take note and set an example for other schools in Florida. See what Finland has achieved in education and let us follow. We have fallen to "average". Hello Reform !

  • (3 years ago)

    Our daughter started kindergarten at BSPFA this year the staff has been outstanding her teacher is an absolute blessing and we have seen our daughter flourish there. She has excelled at her math and reading and continues to do so. I would recommend anyone to come and actually get a feel of the school. Bigger is not always better. Our daughter is not a number she is a person and individual who is known and taught in a personal way. Yes they are new and still building their library no there is not a "jungle gym" type of playground for the children but there is a lot of physical activity and they are allowed free play as well. We all remember what that is right? When we used our imaginations and our friends to play. The PTO is very active in raising money for the kids and the school. Giving money to your child's school should not be seen as a burden you are investing in their education. If there is a problem with them not having a computer lab help out you may not have money but you can volunteer and support the PTO in their efforts to raise the funds. It is a growing school and rather than bashing them as the parents we should be supporting their efforts.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our daughter started kindergarten at BSPFA this year and so far we love the school. Her teacher and the staff I've been around seem completely dedicated to making the most of the kids experience. Yes it's a young school and I see some areas that there could be more organization but overall the hearts and focus seem dead on. I have not had much interaction with the principal at this point so I can't speak much to her personally but her staff seems great so I'm giving her high ratings. I am sad that there is not playground equipment but the kids play games at recess and don't know any different. There isn't a library at this point but everyone is working hard to get one in place.

  • (4 years ago)

    What an awful experience we have had at this school. The 8 hour school day is ridiculous. I have never seen a more unhappy faculty in my life and it goes along with the unhappy students. What kind of school doesn't have a kitchen in their cafeteria?? What kind of a school doesn't have a playground? This place is also seriously lacking educational resources. There is no library there are no art or music classes there is no auditorium no holiday performances no computer lab. Also they have their hand out for money and supplies all year long. It seems like it's more of a "what can you do for the school"type of school rather than a "what can the school do for your child" type of school. Get ready to shell out a few hundred dollars(per child) plus shipping and handling for uniforms. Grey pants and embroidered shirts black shoes ONLY P.E. uniform tae kwon do uniform and don't think you can find grey pants or shorts at Target or Wal Mart. I think that their enrollment is probably 1/2 of what it was at the beginning of the year and I predict that it will keep falling until that school becomes a shopping center like it started out as.

  • (4 years ago)

    Complete lack of organization in this school amongst its teachers and staff. My child had to endure a change of 3!!!! Teachers in one year! Absolutely uncalled for. Go elsewhere.

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