School Details

Croissant Park Elementary School

1800 SW 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(754) 323-5300
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 771 students 14 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

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 2013
  • Broward County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
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59%
60%
87%
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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.
82%
84%
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 2013
  • Broward County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
57%
55%
46%
60%
60%
31%
49%
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 2013
  • Broward County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Croissant Park Elementary School is a public elementary school in Dania Beach. The principal of Croissant Park Elementary School is Ms. Jamie Maradiaga. 771 children attend Croissant Park Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 25% of the Croissant Park Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 83% of the 771 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Croissant Park Elementary School is 14:1. Charter School of Excellence 2 is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 37% 29%
Black, non-Hispanic 33% 39%
Multiracial 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 25%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 2% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 57%
Limited English proficiency 25% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is great as long as the staff likes you. Otherwise they will make it very difficult for your child.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a proud parent and happy to say that my daughter's experience at Croissant Park was great. My daughter attended kindergarten at Croissant Park teacher Mrs. Kennedy. Mrs Kennedy is an awesome teacher. She's loving caring and she makes sure her students are learning the lesson that's being taught. She encourage her students to work hard and read read read... ) Unfortuately my daughter and I relocated so she's no longer attending the school but she really miss being there. My daughter made honor roll and she was always rewarded when she was doing a wonderful job. Croissant Park is Awesome!

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a great school the teachers are well prepared very experienced and really caring about students. My daughter is in Third grade she is a Honor Roll student. My other daughter is in First grade and is an excellent student. Mrs Goldberg Ms Jackson Mrs Rivas Mrs Kazandjian Ms. Hart Mrs Gregory the special teachers all have been awesome teachers to them now my son enters CPE school this coming year. It is a pity the school is having financial problems as a public school and have lost students to charters schools. Parent participation is poor. Kids are better students if parents show they care about education they leave all to the underpaid and mistreated teachers who are also raising their kids. It is a shame. No kidding in all US people think Florida education is a joke and it is not because the teachers as the governor is making us think. Educate the parents!!

  • (4 years ago)

    croissant park staff are great .. they are loving and caring to my kids .. Ms. Gill and Ms. Christian are the best teacher my son had so far . my daughter sarah livingston went there to and she love it now she in middle school and she always talk about the school still ............ and i am the president of the PTA ....

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school because all teachers care about the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter enjoys her teachers they always challenge the students to do better.

  • (6 years ago)

    ima former studnet i live in texas now but i would like to say its awsome i learned a lot thanks to all my teachers

  • (6 years ago)

    Mrs. Christian is an excellent teacher she ensure that my son achieved his best

  • (7 years ago)

    In my opinion Croissant Park Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in south florida. The teachers in this school are very loving and willing to do whatever is nessacary to give the students the proper education to go forward in their academic carrers.

  • (8 years ago)

    I agree Mrs. Gill is a wonderful teacher my son was also fortunate enough to have had her as a teacher. Every child should experience having a teacher that is as caring kind and as special as her! The teachers at this school are as hard working and kindhearted as they come. Ms. Zahn is the greatest principal and this is the greatest school! This staff cares about the students' outcomes and it shows. Thank you for all your hard work!Keep up the good work the world needs more teachers like this! You make a difference.

  • (8 years ago)

    Croissant Park Elementary is one of the best school that I know. My daughter just past kindergator and is going into 1 grade. The teacher that she had was great. Mrs Gill should be the teacher of the year. She help me daughter and also help my family as well. I had to move and my daughter will not be going back to Croissanr Park Elementary and I'm very very sad that it's not in my school district. Well to all that is moving in the area this is a great school with friendly teachers

  • (9 years ago)

    The safety on this school is poor. The education program is poor also. The teaches don't take to much atention on kids activities. My kid came home many times without the homework book and teacher don't say a word.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a mom of a very delayed child that had bein going to another school for the past 2 years. Years that were a waste of time because ever since my child started to go to school here that progress has been drasticaly different. now my child can express herself read add communicate with other and it is all thanks to the devoted teachers this school has. i'am very thankfull to them.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son has been attending Croissant Park Elementary since kindergarten and will be entering his final year this fall. My main motivation in placing a comment here is to acknowledge the tireless efforts each teacher administrator support staff and of course the principal (Ms. Zahn) and vice principal (Mr. Cottrell) give toward establishing a school that students want to go to. I have been an active participant in my son's education and I am convinced that his outstanding achievements are due to the caring individuals at Croissant Park. Unfortunately this wonderful group of teachers are not valued nearly enough. I hope my comments are an encourgement to all that your commitment to quality is noticed and appreciated.

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