School Details

University Park Elementary School

500 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 723-2566
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 675 students 13 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 2014
  • Brevard County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
62%
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61%
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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.
83%
80%
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
  • Brevard County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
60%
56%
34%
66%
61%
34%
62%
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
  • Brevard County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
72%
53%
51%
73%
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 2014
  • Brevard County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

University Park Elementary School is a public middle school in Melbourne. The principal of University Park Elementary School is MRS. DONNA C ENTSMINGER, who can be contacted at Entsminger.Donna@Brevardschools.org. 675 children attend University Park Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 16% of the University Park Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 82% of the 675 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at University Park Elementary School is 13:1. Brevard Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 48% 63%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 15%
Hispanic 10% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 41%
Limited English proficiency 16% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    because my children go there and their teachers (mrs.moore n ms.meagan)are excellent

  • (5 years ago)

    I receive kind words from office upon my entrance to check my son out. Everyone is friendly and the small size makes it like a family. Teachers do seem to care. The principals work hard to do what is best and have always treated me like a real person. Coming from another school up north that was in a different socio-economic environment- this school here is far superior. The school my son went to up north was uptight and stuffy. The teachers treated you like you were a disturbance and the office didn't have time for you. University Park is not that way. Very accomodating. 5 star.

  • (5 years ago)

    Like most things in life you get out of it what you put into it. My son has started his second year at U Park (first grade) and is doing well. The teachers are very solid and the rest of the staff is very supportive. I stay active in the school and take the team approach with the teachers. Incidents involving bullies have happened but were dealt with quickly fairly and decisively. Active parents make for successful students.

  • (6 years ago)

    We are new to this area and bought a brand new house in a great neighborhood and therefore were not concerned about what school we would be zoned for. Big mistake. Although the teachers here seem dedicated and have been great the school itself is horrible. My son has been bullied the entire year and our daughter has been subjected to violent students in her classroom. We are desperately trying to get our kids out of this school. Beware newcomers to the area and check out school zoning before you buy your next home!

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is excelling at University Park. All the teachers are excellent and involved with the students. Because of the class size and Title I programs my son gets the individual attention he needs.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter attended here this past year her teacher was fantastic. the school itself not so great. Needless to say we will not be returning this school year. There is nothing good I can say about this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    The teacher to student ration is small. The dedication from these teachers eminates throughout the school and community.

  • (9 years ago)

    University Park has two great Prekindergarten Step FOURward VPK programs. They are in two spacious rooms run by two well-trained certified teachers. Upon entering one sees excitement and learning everywhere! I wish my child could go there.

  • (9 years ago)

    Although there are many Title I services available here it is your basic public school. There are outstanding teachers here but to benefit the most for your child you have to stay involved and on top of their educational career. Be warned of bullying as many students who attend do not seem to have much structure in their young lives outside of school.

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Overall score

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