School Details

Beachside Montessori Village

2230 Lincoln Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
(754) 323-8050
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 770 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

92%
56%
58%
90%
57%
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
  • Broward County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
64%
63%
88%
61%
61%
54%
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.
93%
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 2012
  • Broward County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
56%
56%
89%
60%
61%
69%
49%
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 2012
  • Broward County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
56%
53%
92%
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 2012
  • Broward County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
55%
56%
92%
58%
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
  • Broward County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
43%
47%
89%
59%
57%
54%
47%
49%
76%
64%
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.
92%
82%
78%

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
  • Broward County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Beachside Montessori Village is a public middle school in Hollywood. The principal of Beachside Montessori Village is MR. JOSEPH BALCHUNAS. 770 students go to Beachside Montessori Village and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 8% of the Beachside Montessori Village students have "limited English proficiency." 37% of the 770 students here have subsidized lunches. Paragon Academy of Technology is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 62% 24%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Hispanic 23% 30%
Asian 2% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 40%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 60%
Limited English proficiency 8% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    My school spends to much money on stuff that are useless and unnecessary such as painting that make no sense and their new vending machine would be great if we were actually allowed to use it instead of just sitting there mocking us .this school is getting worse every year amongst the students the academics may be good but doesn't mean it is a good school. it also has a slight racism problem I've had a teacher tell me can I afford a 16 dollar field trip

  • (11 months ago)

    Beachside is an excellent school! Teachers are caring and supportive of the students. The principal Mr. B. deserves a lot of credit for creating environment where students parents and staff is one big family. I have 2 children in BMV they both are doing very well and are placed in advanced classes. Besides academics the school has a lot of extra curriculum activities like clubs based on student interests after school programs field trips and they are always looking for more opportunities to involve students into social life of the community. Electives like music physical education and art are amazing! Great school overall!

  • (1 year ago)

    My child is in the BMV Upper School and is doing really well. He enjoys school and has excellent teachers who really care about their students. They offer advanced classes and a lot of support when help is needed. BMV is an excellent school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our kids have been at BMV since year one and it just gets better and better. From parents to teachers to staff to kids. Keep up the good work.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has been a wonderful change from my son' sold school. The Principal knows the kids by name and has an open door policy. When my son had a problem adjusting and being the new kid the Principal was there to listen. As it turns out the students are friendly and my son got over that hump quickly. The parents are involved and friendly. All of the teachers are good make frequent contact and know how to teach. I highly recommend this school and their staff.

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers teh atmopshere teh curriculum my son could not be in a better school!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has the best caring and professional teachers strong friendly great leader as a principal who genuine welcome the parents to be involve and support his teachers creativity. Staff is unique and the best of the school is the parent involvement. The best of the best!!

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter has been there for two years since the school inaugural beginning. The first year is never perfect but the school made huge efforts to make things go smoothly. This year is running perfectly. The principal is very visible helps with loading kids in cars in the morning and especially the after noon and is charismatic approachable warm and loved by the kids. My daughter's teacher is doing a great job and my daughter LOVES going to school (the best indicator of all I think). The parent involvement and unity is amazing. Nothing is ever perfect however this place is close. The school is not in the best neighborhood however our security is fantastic and there has never been an issue. We are very lucky to have gotten in.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our eldest son had the great fortune of participating in the inaugural year which exceededed everyone's expectations. We were then even luckier to get our youngest son in through the lottery. Coming from a New England private school education I was simply dreading the Florida public school system once that time came for my children. However I have to say how vastly impressed I am with this beautiful school campus faculty and truly nurturing passionate administration. The funny thing is there's actually an up side to the aforementioned! The philosophy behind the Montessori Method builds independently driven learning which fosters a lifetime of such critical ability leading to an eventual recipe for self-motivated success! What a great place. The parents and children who are affiliated are SO friendly and are genuinely concerned about their children's educations much like myself being exceedingly discerning. And yes it's an "elem-middle" school and starts at preK 3! I know where my youngest will be for the next 10 years! Our family is elated and truly thrilled to be connected to our wonderful Beachside family. Lottery is in the beginning of December so register ASAP!

  • (3 years ago)

    I think this school is so great! i have only been here for 1 year ) (like everyone else) And happily going on my 2nd year I'm proud to call B.M.V my school. And let's not forget teachers staff parents students ;) and Principal Balchunas let's definetley NOT forget!!!!! I love this school & encourage parents/guardians to put their kids into this school! You won't regret!!!!! )

  • (3 years ago)

    This is an awesome school and was lucky enough to have gotten both my children accepted in this school. Having just completed the school year the principal and faculty go beyond excellent ! Broward County did an excellent job selecting this principal. He is energetic and you can see that he wants what's best for the School it's Students and Faculty . He had alot to prove and did a great job ! Everyone have a great summer and we look forward to great things at Beachside Montessori Village for the 2011-2012 school year !

  • (3 years ago)

    This school goes beyond "excellent." The principal is terrific. He interacts with children & parents alike. He seems to know each child personally and thoroughly. The highly educated teachers are effective creative and caring. Parents are treated as members of a team that functions to help the children succeed. There is a very vital large PTA who provides extracurricular activities beyond the slew of school clubs. There is a strong feeling of community and we fervently hope that they will find a seat for our second child.

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