Silver Shores Elementary School

1701 Southwest 160th Avenue, Miramar, FL 33027
(754) 323-7550
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 570 students 15 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 2014
  • 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 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.
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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 2014
  • Broward average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
56%
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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 2014
  • Broward average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Silver Shores Elementary School is a public elementary school in Pembroke Pines. The principal of Silver Shores Elementary School is MR. JONATHAN LEFF. 570 students go to Silver Shores Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 22% of the Silver Shores Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 40% of the 570 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Silver Shores Elementary School is 15:1. Dolphin Bay Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 24%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Hispanic 38% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 37% 40%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 3%
Asian 12% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 60%
Limited English proficiency 22% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Dr. Leff is an outstanding principal. The entire school staff is caring kind and respectful. It is a nurturing environment where children can really focus on what is being taught without distractions. They have many really fun school events all year for the children. The academics are top notch with the STEM program Hour of Code etc...

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm a 1st grader mom and I am very happy with this school. My daughter loves her 1st grade teacher and her reading teacher. I have no complaints about them. Excellent communication between both teachers and me. School principal is great. So sad she is not going to be there for 2013-2014 but happy for her she got promoted. Great PTA.

  • (3 years ago)

    I went to this school since 1st grade. I am now in 7th grade. Silver Shores is an amazing school while others couldn't wait to leave I wanted to stay. I was in chorus for 4th and 5th grade and I was in drama club in 5th. They were amazing experiences despite the fact I'm shy they were. The teachers were amazing!!!! The students are nice but you need to find the proper friends... the field trips are an amazing experience even if they are educational.. this school taught me everything I know. I get straight A's in school.. unlike most schools you can actually feel the love and care from the students teachers and other staff.. if you need a tutor they'll get you one. There's no bad things about this school... I really really miss this school.. unfortunately I've tried visiting but classes already started so I couldn't get in.. Also I was only able to go to the Islands of Adventures field trip but not the Sea World one.. other than that my final school year there (2009-2010) was absolutely amazing!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to this school for the 2009-2010 year.It was my last year so I got lots of priveledges(excuse my grammar it's summer !) since I was in the High Acheivers class.The Gifted and High Acheiving children got to attend Sea World .It was a lot of fun but since I went to the Sea World trip my parents told me I could not attend the Islands of Adventure trip.This school is surprisingly filled with cliques i\ even in the classroom.There's the popular the wannabe populars the class clowns the weirdo's the all-around kids and of course the snobby kids.Since most of us live in that community we have upscale lives living in two-story houses. I had many encounters with snobby girls who thought they ran Silver Shores well newsflash.They don't. But otherwise I think it's a really great school they just need more funding for the extra-curriculars such as Drama club. Love a student.

  • (5 years ago)

    Silver Shores is a great school. The 2009-2010 school year was my last year here at Silver Shores but I still have two younger siblings attending the school. Silver SHores is an AWESOME school because of the extracurricular activities such as chorus book club morning announcements club drama and the PAL athletic league. OUr school also has great field trips. We are allowed four field trips a year and the fifth graders go on a special trip commemorating their graduation from Elementary School. This year the field trip was to Islands of Adventure!!! The teachers here are wonderful and the student teacher ratio is 23 1. The school grounds are great with a kickball and soccer field two playgrounds and a basketball court. We have a lot of technology here like the computers and laptops and this year we even got smartboards. Silver Shores is definetly the way to go!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is attending to this school since Kinder is a great school. Excelent Staff good PTA beautiful facilities 5 stars.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attended Kindergarten and first grade at this school. She had Ms. Santiago and Ms. Brookoff which are both excellent teachers that I just can't say enough about! The PTA is very active and offers many activities for families to become involved. The Principal and Vice Principal are very accessible and nice. The teachers at this school (those who were not even my daughters teachers) are also very nice and approachable. Our family truly loves this school and my husband and I feel privileged to have been able to send our daughter to such a wonderful and loving school. We are now moving out of state and only hope that we can be lucky enough to have such loving professional teachers at our daughters new school. I highly recommend this school! Keep up the great job Silver Shores.

  • (6 years ago)

    This a great school. The teachers are wonderful and my son loves it! He has been here since kindergarten and is now going to fourth grade. The school works hard to personalize instruction for the students. The PTA is great and does a lot of fun stuff for the kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    All three of my kids attended Silver Shores Elementary. We have been here since they opened their doors years ago. I can tell you from experience the school has changed drastically. In the beginning it was excellent. The principal and teachers were always available. The teachers were much more interested in having your child achieve success. The kids were very happy to attend school. Their progress and goals were always rewarded. In recent years you're lucky if you can reach a teacher you never know what is happening (unless you're lucky enough to have the time to volunteer) and the kids are handed a piece of paper if they get good grades without any special ceremony. I am glad my last child is graduating; I really don't feel this school will improve at all.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent School! All the teachers I've met are committed to the children. It has a great mix of different ethnicities (white black hispanic indian asian etc.). They encourage parents to be involved in their children's education. The only small complaint I would have is the front office staff - they tend to be somewhat unfriendly.

  • (6 years ago)

    Silver shores elementary suffers from poor leadership and interpersonal skills. The negative is accentuated as far as students' performance is concerned. This school is clueless as to what positive reinforcement entails. Everything is number driven and the overall school rating is based on a small fraction of the student. This school rank students based on standardized test score and does not believe in the overall well-being of the individual child.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is a WONDERFUL SCHOOL! My children learned what they needed to learn for middle school. I recommend this school to parents that want their child or children to spread their wings

  • (7 years ago)

    Incredible school. The teachers care and are committed to the children. I have a first grader who loves to go to school and loves her teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    This year is going to be the second for my son so far he is very happy and he has learn a ton with his kindergadern teacher I hope his first grader teacher be as kind and good like las year.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a first grader who has been at the school for two years. He is very happy. He is being challenged academically and is learning social skills as well. The PTA is very active and does a lot of fun stuff for the students. There are many outside activities for families. There are good field trips and a great chorus for the older kids. Also there is kickball and flag football for the fifth graders. I really like this school and recommend it to anyone thinking about it.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school provides excellent opportunity for students who live close by. Excellent Playground Low Student to Teacher Ratio makes this school a good choice. I do now know the exact ratio.

  • (10 years ago)

    First the positives. New campus safe neighborhood good security. Negatives include impersonal teacher/student/parent relationships as with most Florida schools an obsession with FCAT failure to teach importance of respect self-respect importance of physical education and why school is relevant. I have seen very little offered in area of after school activities.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have been happy at Silver Shores. I have to children 1st and 3rd grade. Have been exceptionally blessed to have what I consider to be the best first grade teacher. Ms. Hasson has been right on the money when it came to figuring out my 1st grader was having difficulty. She counseled me offered suggestions and we worked as a team. It is a very well organized school and it has been a joy for me to be part of. I will be leaving for another county this year and hope that I will be able to feel this way about my new school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Silver Shores was am amazing school. It was a delightful experience to have my child in this school. It only saddens me that he was unable to return there because of a move. The attention from his teachers through two school years was incredible. He had one-on-one attention. The teacher sent weekly reports on his progress and behavior. She always made time to speak to me either via email phone or in person. I had monthly written reports on what she thought would be beneficial for my sons overall academis progress which in turn helped us focus on his weak points. It was a great experience.

  • (11 years ago)

    Overcrowded students lack of extracurricular activites. Principal is very hard to reach. All focus is to FCAT and not for the student to love learning. very disappointing since the school has a great potential.

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