School Details

Sunshine Elementary School

7737 Lasalle Boulevard, Miramar, FL 33023
(754) 323-7700
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 682 students 16 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

63%
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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
  • Broward County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
64%
63%
56%
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.
79%
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 2014
  • Broward County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
56%
56%
63%
60%
61%
47%
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 2014
  • Broward County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sunshine Elementary School is a public elementary school in Miramar. The principal of Sunshine Elementary School is MS. DONNA PATTON. 682 students go to Sunshine Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0.7% of the Sunshine Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 9% of the 682 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sunshine Elementary School is 16:1. Grace And Faith International Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 70% 40%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 24%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 20% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 60%
Limited English proficiency 0.7% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    MY SON SCHOOL HAS WONDERFUL TEACHERS WHO CARE ABOUT THERE STUDENTS AND ARE VERY CONCERNED WITH THERE EDUCATION. EVEN WITH LIMITED RESOURCES THE DEDICATION OF THE PRINCIPAL AND ALL OTHER STAFF WHO GIVE THERE TIMELY FREELY WITHOUT COMPLAINT TO MAKE SURE OUR KIDS HAVE THE QUALITY EDUCATION THAT WILL TAKE THEM TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF THERE ACADEMIC SUCCESS. SUNSHINE SHINES BRIGHTLY!!!!!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My school sunshine elementary is good school.I would like the program for giftes classes can be better for childrens that not pass the first exsam with second chance.

  • (2 years ago)

    Sunshine elementary is an awesome school. My grandchildren are in the 3rd and 5th grade. And they love going to school everyday and love there teachers. When they come home the conversations are endless about there day in school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Sunshine Elementary provides an impressive learning environment. My son has excelled academically way beyond my expectations. Last year the school was graded as a 'B' school it's now an 'A' school. This does not surprise me because Mr. Jackson Mrs. Reed and the many other teachers are there after hours and on weekends participating in activities and services geared towards providing the best for our children. Their dedication to this school and our children is evident it's why we're an 'A' school this year. I feel the care and education of my son is in good hands from the time I drop him off in the morning til the time I pick him up in the evening (aftercare).

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is new to the school he is in a wheelchair and I think the staff is fantastic and vey accomodating. I would recommend it tot any parents. Keisha

  • (6 years ago)

    caring teachers and staff always keeping the parents informed on their childs sicess

  • (6 years ago)

    Once again nothing but beautiful comments regarding Sunshine Elementary. Mr. Jackson is an outstanding administrator. We are blessed with magnificent teachers. It is sad to see Ms. Macri not at Sunshine. She is a real big lost. Also the new teachers are very enthusiastic and that seems to be rubbing . U off. the ohter teachers. I am so thankful for Sunshine Elmenetary.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter will be going in the 4th grade at sunshine in August. She has always been an A student since started there. Ms Macri was a great teacher in 3rd grade. The staff on a whole is great. My daughter also loves this school. She learns a lot from there. Tanya.

  • (8 years ago)

    I find this school amazing the staff such as Ms. Zelenty which is my daughter teacher is excellent she points out everything to you. If your child needs academic help she informs you and also give options on how this can be fixed. Also the school police which is Officer Lockheart he's a very nice person and takes his job very seriously which do counts. This is also great with punctuality all students must arrive to school on time. And each day they are given homework which is a great thing. I think Sunshine ROCKS!! Keep up the good work.

  • (8 years ago)

    I currently have my two boys in the school and so far from kinder all to 2nd grade all seems amazing. The boys have amazing teachers that just push them all the way to do the best. The entire staff is welcoming and wonderful to all of us. Our family has received the best from this school and hope it continues.

  • (8 years ago)

    My kids in grades 1 3 and 5 for the 2005-2006 school year loved this school. I loved it as well. The teachers they had were very open and welcomed me whenever I felt or they felt it was needed. My 2 and 4 graders are looking forward to the upcoming school year. Sunshine is a great school.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter attended Sunshine 1st through 5th grade. With each grade level except 2nd her teachers were very supportive and concerned with her doing well. They recognized her potential and challenged her to do her best. The lines of communication between myself and her teachers were also very open. Any responses I needed were usually done within 24 hrs by planner or phone call. The aftercare activities were well supervised and I felt at ease knowing she was being taken care of. The facility is well kept and students have the necessary supplies to get their work done. There was not enough parental involvement with PTA througout the five years she was there though. But overall a positive experience.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think Sunshine Elementary is a great school. The student/teacher experience is very hands on and it makes my child very comfortable knowing that he always has someone available to help him. It is a very safe environment and they always keep me well informed about new things and how I can improve my childs learning and developmental skills.

  • (11 years ago)

    Teachers should focus more on the child's proformance than what race the child is and being that there are a lot of Spanish teachers at Sunshine this happens alot my daughter complains alot about this matter and it should stop.

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