School Details

Hollywood Central Elementary School

1700 Monroe St, Hollywood, FL 33020
(754) 323-6150
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 534 students 16 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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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.
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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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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57%
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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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hollywood Central Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hollywood. The principal of Hollywood Central Elementary School is Ms. Delicia Decembert. 534 students attend Hollywood Central Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 27% of the Hollywood Central Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 63% of the 534 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Hollywood Central Elementary School is 16:1. Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 44% 25%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Hispanic 33% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 39%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.09%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 57%
Limited English proficiency 27% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    The school is great! They focus on helping young people develop an array of talents and knowledge. The school has programs to help promote and encourage the value of ongoing learning.

  • (6 months ago)

    My son is finishing his first year at this school and he is so happy here. This school pushes its students to their greatest abilities. I am very happy we chose this school the teachers are dedicated and inspire kids to learn more. Parent involvement is off the chart. Couldn't be happier!

  • (1 year ago)

    Hollywood Central is an AWESOME school. It has a family oriented atmosphere that stems from administration PTA teachers and families.

  • (1 year ago)

    HCE is a great place to be!! My children have all attended the school. We were always happy with our childs teacher and the environment the school has. Its a very cozy family oriented school. Its not like the new institutional buildings they build now - it reminds me of when I went to school ) The staff is always helpful and friendly. All my children have been happy there.

  • (1 year ago)

    I never thought that I would send my children to a public school but I figured I would give our neighborhood school a try! Hollywood Central Elementary really surprised me with its wonderful sense of community and its fantastic teachers and staff. I am an involved parent and feel very at home and welcomed at HCE.

  • (1 year ago)

    You can't judge a school by it's shiny new computers desks playgrounds or test scores. You need to judge it by the teachers staff and how they treat your child. Keep in mind that test scores are based on a handful of students. One thing that has hurt HCE the past couple of years is the transition of students leaving and coming back to HCE. We are a transient school which means we get students who move to the area in the middle of the year and don't speak English as a first language. The standardized tests are given in English which makes it difficult for them. Don't overlook HCE when deciding on where your child should go.

  • (1 year ago)

    Hollywood Central Elementary has teachers that truly desire to teach. HCE does buddy reading which allows the older more experienced readers to set time aside and enhance the younger clesses. This school is the fondation for many of our up and comming polititians doctors biologists and who knows maybe our future President. The warmth that eluminates HCE's classrooms and disipline through structure is what this school is made of. Students are happy to go to school at HCE which makes learning enjoyable yet challenging which the teachers do A fantastic job keeping the class growing together. Academically socially emotionally and physically this school is balanced. HCE uses positive and exciting ways to enrich each and every student on each and every level. As A proud parent and volunteer I like that HCE has A wide range of students from ethnicities to disabilities and all the students are treated fair. HCE could improve by intergrating Art since the students love to express their creative side. HCE could also use improvement with the landscaping.

  • (1 year ago)

    HCE has a great staff that truly care about the students. It has a diverse student body. I feel that it is preparing my child for the real world.

  • (1 year ago)

    We are grandparents who have a student at Hollywood Central and have attended many activities and programs there. We have always found the principal staff teachers AND teachers aides to be very friendly interested in the students and positive. Our student's parents have found the staff to be most helpful. She is a serious and good student who loves her school and takes pride in supporting it.

  • (1 year ago)

    First off I'm not sure what the parent below in the comment is referring to. My daugther has never been used to sell anything. If I don't want something they are selling at the school I tell my daugther we are not doing it. I have an her in Hollywood for 2 years. My daugther has improved in every subject. So to the defense of Ms.December and the school they are doing their job. Perhaps you should have gone to the office or when you received the yellow page that states why your kid was absence you should have sent it back.

  • (1 year ago)

    The principal is one of the most phony individuals that I have ever meet as well as the most revengeful individual. This principal and the PTA use our underage children as advertisement tools to raise money GOD knows for what (without parent consent). After we asked the principal to stop such practice she turned us in because our child (who is an math superstar accelerated reader and very well-mannered student) had 5 unexcused absents (school refused to excuse them after our above complaint) . Only in my child s class are students that took 2 weeks vacation to Disney or went for 10 days to Mexico without excuse and were never turned in). If the principal will retaliate and bully against the parents who file complaints I am questioning her ability to be in charge of our children and lead the public schools that we paid taxes for . Join me in my complaint against the Hollywood Central Elementary principle (directed to Superintended and school board)) if you had similar experience

  • (1 year ago)

    My interactions with the staff have all been positive. My child has progressed well in his time at the school. I appreciate that the school has maintained language music and phys ed when others have cut those programs. There is homework even at the K level. We get regular feedback from our child's teacher; the staff strikes me as very committed and accessible. I am not sure what the gripes about "improve" mean. The state obligates teachers to focus on testing to the detriment of education but that is a problem throughout the state not a Broward- or HCE-specific issue. It would be nice if more parents were involved but there is a committed PTA. It is all around a good school and I have no qualms about my child being there or recommending it to others.

  • (2 years ago)

    If you take care your kids....find better school.... I would never recommend anyone to go to this school... My kids were there and it was not good. I have to changed them...

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a bad school. Some teachers are slow and the students don't improve. They need tutoring to get their grade level. The school need to change the system and have to motivate the students. The kids go to school to learn .... LEARN !!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a great school. I find all the staff to be helpful in any way they can.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son transfered into first grade half way though the year. I was very worried about the change but the teachers and staff have made him feel very welcome. He has integrated well with the class great and the best part is that when I pick him up and ask him how his day went he says "AWESOME" with a big smile on his face - its more that what I can ask for - WE LOVE IT!

  • (4 years ago)

    Awesome school with a super giving and involved PTA and a forward thinking wonderful administration. You couldn't ask for more in an elementary program for your child.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have had the best most attentive teachers we could have asked for. The PTA is also very active. There is accessibility to our teachers via their classroom website email etc.

  • (5 years ago)

    becacuse my child has been happy since he began to go at this school he enjoy the clases and his teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    HCE is a community school that always puts the children first.

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