School Details

Veterans Park Academy for the Arts

49 Homestead Road South, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
(239) 303-3003
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 1476 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 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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
  • Lee average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
66%
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53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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%
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 2012
  • Lee average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
58%
56%
61%
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61%
57%
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54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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
  • Lee average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
57%
53%
65%
61%
60%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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
  • Lee average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
63%
56%
62%
61%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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
  • Lee average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
53%
47%
61%
57%
57%
45%
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49%
82%
52%
56%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.
91%
80%
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
  • Lee average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
65%
66%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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
  • Lee average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Veterans Park Academy for the Arts is a public middle school in Alva. The principal of Veterans Park Academy for the Arts is MR. KENNETH SAVAGE and can be contacted at KennethAS@leeschools.net. 1,476 students go to Veterans Park Academy for the Arts and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 13% of the Veterans Park Academy for the Arts students are "limited in English proficiency." 51% of the 1,476 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts is 16:1. Lehigh Acres Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 49% 35%
White, non-Hispanic 27% 45%
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 15%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 65%
Limited English proficiency 13% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is very very good I would recommend this school to the world my son is learning and having fun doing it. The teachers are great the administration is awesome and the school is very active in community.

  • (1 year ago)

    Both of my children attend VPAA and we are very happy with the school. The administration and teachers are wonderful. I truly feel that the best interest of the students come first. My children are exposed to dance drama art music Spanish and so much more during their enrichment. The uniforms work very well for many reasons especially during the middle school years. Thank you VPAA for all that you do!

  • (1 year ago)

    Love this school! The teachers are amazing and loving. The arts and extra activities are great.

  • (1 year ago)

    My grandson goes to Veterans Park Academy for the Arts and I am very happy he is a student there. The way he speaks of the school let's me know the teachers really care and want the students to excel in their studies and extra subjects as music and so on. He always beings home good grades and the schools SAT scores are fantastic. I am a very proud grandparent of a student that goes to your school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Help children to develop creativity in a free environment.

  • (5 years ago)

    they have some very good programs and some very good teachers

  • (5 years ago)

    Veterans Park has an outstanding staff that encourages kids to dream and succeed blending the arts with academics every day.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has made wonderful progress in this school..im goin to encourage my step sons to go to this school. He has improved greatly and im happy with his teacher.

  • (6 years ago)

    the teachers are great at veterans and fun to they have sich a unique way of teaching

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children who currently attend Veterans Park Academy for the Arts. One of my children is in elementary and the other in middle school. I can't express enough how pleased I am with the school the administration staff the teachers and the programs that are offered. All of the programs including the ones in elementary school are very focused on the academic needs of the children and are aligned with the Florida Sunshine State Standards. The elementary teachers communicate daily through planners and many of the elementary teacher's send home their own newsletters besides the one that is put out monthly by the school. I found that parent link is a fantastic user friendly system to use to look up my children grades and to find out what assignments are complete or missing. The teachers all keep up websites that have information that is valuable to me.

  • (7 years ago)

    Veterans Park Academy for the Arts follows strict guidelines when it comes to the safety of the students. I have my two children at this school and I know that they would not release my children to just anyone.

  • (7 years ago)

    Veterans Park Academy for the Arts is a great school. The teachers administration and support staff all care about students. The curriculum is challenging and the library has many interesting books for the students to check. This school year my son took guitar class and went from not being able to play to playing a full repertoire of songs. I give this school a Grade A rating!

  • (7 years ago)

    My children have attended this school since it opened. I love it!! I can't say enough good things about it. I love that they wear uniforms. The teachers are the best they help the students and are great at communicating with the parents. The principals are very involved with the kids. I am so glad that I picked this school!!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have a kindergarten student and agree that this school's curriculum for kindrgarten is lacking. Parents are expected to do much of teacher's job at home. Yher is poor communication from teacher to home in regard to testing and dates of testing. No test scores are sent home or explanations of scores when you ask about testing. I am very disapporinted in the lack of concern for our youngest studetns.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has poor programs for students who struggle with their grades. The teachers in fifth grade do not send home graded papers so every time you work with your child on homework or study for test you have no way of telling if they passed the exam or homework until report card time. If you have a problem with your child's teacher and their teaching style this school does not switch teachers leaving your child to remain with the same teacher all year long. Terrible school would not choose this school!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school. my daughter left a very poor taught middle school. With bad administration bad teaching and overall horrible and yes its in lehigh! But Veteran's is great. The teachers care and accuatlly teach. The kids have a bond with staff and teacher. My daughter was getting bad grades at the other school but since moving schools she has made nothing but AB and C's. I could not be more PLEASED....I would recommend this school to everyone I know. I am sending my son as soon as he can start school....

  • (7 years ago)

    If you truly think your child will get an emphasis on the arts -- think again. My child has attended VPAA for three years. He spends most of his enrichment activities doing nothing b/c the class is in trouble and being punished. While I know there are several teachers there that are outstanding we have yet to have that pleasure. We have had a teacher who cant imagine trying anything other than what is in the textbook to one who does not speak or write properly. The principal is unyielding and allows bullying by both teachers and students to continue unchecked.

  • (7 years ago)

    Very good administration and excellent teachers. Would not hesitate to send my children here. I do!

  • (7 years ago)

    the best school in all lee county.

  • (9 years ago)

    I feel that this is the best school in East County to send your children for elementary and middle school. They will not only get superior academics but also introduced to the Arts.

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