School Details

Banyan Creek Elementary School

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
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
66%
63%
74%
61%
61%
66%
68%
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.
82%
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 2014
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
59%
56%
75%
62%
61%
69%
57%
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
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Banyan Creek Elementary School is a public elementary school in Delray Beach. The principal of Banyan Creek Elementary School is MR. WILLIAM J FAY, JR, whose e-mail is banyancreekes@palmbeachschools.org. 992 students attend Banyan Creek Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Banyan Creek Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 58% of the 992 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Banyan Creek Elementary School is 15:1. Crosspointe Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 5% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 45% 34%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 15% 31%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 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 58% 60%
Limited English proficiency 3% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Banyan Creek is an excellent elementary school. The teachers are excellent. Mr. Fay the Principal is the best! Mrs. La Toile the Assistant Principal is also excellent! The school has an open door policy. They are always looking for newer and better ways to make learning interesting and fun. I am proud to be a Banyan Parent.

  • (1 year ago)

    The gifted program at this school is the best in the county! Knowledgeable and caring teachers who are dedicated and experienced in the field!

  • (1 year ago)

    Banyan creek has gone out of its way to make my son who is in kindergarten and me feel at ease. They have gone out of their way to make sure the transition went smooth. Many of the teachers already know my son who just started and give him hugs. My son has ADHD and mood disorder and they do not make him feel any different but they do care for him knowing about these things. I am so happy that I chose this school and I look forward to the next 5 years at Banyan Creek.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have been taught in this school by the most remarkable teachers.Also that my time in this school hasn't been forgotten.I think Mr.Fay was right when he use to say "IF you can Dream It you can do it".To rap this up this elementry school should have got number 10.It was a perfect school.Thanks to the teachers Ms.SUHANDRON Mr.K Mr.Johnston Ms.mcmillan Ms.Craig Ms. & Mr.Praise Ms.Grynspan Ms.Cole ANd Ms.Rappa..i love you guys and just wanted to say I'm thankful for you guys teaching me and putting up with me..<3

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter graducated from Banyan Creek last year and is attending middle school. She has received an Outstanding Student Award and an award for her outstanding qualities! Her participation in the gifted program in Banyan is a true testimony of her ability to achieve her present success. My son is in the kindergarten gifted and also has had an amazing year! Hats off to the wonderful staff! Mr. Fay Mrs. Storch Mrs. Shiell Judy McMahon the wonderful and talented music teacher! Thank you!

  • (5 years ago)

    my son has been at banyan creek for four years and i agree Mr Fay Mrs Lester and the whole entire staff are the best of all schools

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children in the gifted program at Banyan. We came from a 'private ' advanced' school and my kids have been more challenged at Banyan. Many of the gifted teachers have advanced degrees and 20+ years of teaching experience. This is not a program for children whose parents try to buy their test results to gain entrance. It is really designed for gifted kids who can handle an accelerated pace of instruction.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is fantastic with wonderful teachers principal vice principal and staff. Mr Fay and Mrs. Storch are so committed. And you have the most amazing Music teacher there. They care so much for each child.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff is very caring.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has great parent/teacher support and the kids are great!

  • (5 years ago)

    The programs in which my children participate are great. The teachers are enthusiastic and helpful.

  • (5 years ago)

    The Principle Mr. Fay rocks! He is in tune with the comunity teachers parents and students! The teachers are rock solid and truly care about their kids!

  • (5 years ago)

    Both of our girls are Baynan Bears! We could not be happier with Mr. Fay and his entire dedicated staff. Thank you a million times over for enriching the lives of Delray Beach's next generation!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are so knowledgeable and eager to educate the kids. The administrative staff is extremely helpful and understanding. This school strives on being the best and doing everything possible to help their kids succeed.

  • (5 years ago)

    Teaching Method Teachers Principal everything is good in Banyan Creek Elementary school.

  • (5 years ago)

    We love Banyan Creek. This is my son's 3rd year and he has had a great experience and great teachers all 3 years.

  • (5 years ago)

    Banyan Creek offers the community a school which meets the diverse needs of its student body. The teachers communicate with parents to keep them informed of all activities and projects.

  • (5 years ago)

    Principal Faye is the best - strict but fun! All of the staff (teachers) seem to really love what they are doing. They really care for the kids. It is a family friendly school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Banyan Creek is the greatest elementary school in the universe. Its student population is diverse which allows each child to learn about other cultures. The curriculum is superb helping each child achieve his or her personal best. The staff is compassionate with attention to detail so that each child feels (s)he is the only child in the classroom. Our principal is beyond words. He truly cares about each child each teacher each parent and each employee. He makes sure our children are safe and gain the knowledge they need to succeed in life.

  • (5 years ago)

    The principal and teachers are committed to the students- they make learning fun and my children love to go to school every day

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