Panther Run Elementary School

10775 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 33449
(561) 804-3900
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 705 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
  • Palm Beach average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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81%
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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.
94%
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 2014
  • Palm Beach average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
59%
56%
91%
62%
61%
88%
57%
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
  • Palm Beach average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Panther Run Elementary School is a public elementary school in Wellington. The principal of Panther Run Elementary School is MS. PAMELA STRACHAN, whose e-mail is pantherrunes@palmbeachschools.org. 705 students attend Panther Run Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 7% of the Panther Run Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 71% of the 705 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Panther Run Elementary School is 15:1. Equestrian Trails Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 29%
White, non-Hispanic 63% 34%
Asian 5% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 20% 31%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 60%
Limited English proficiency 7% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This is a very well run school. I currently have 2 children enrolled and have all good things to say. Teachers have always been top shelf. Parents tend to blame educators when their child doesn't do well. I will add I have an older child who did NOT do well at Panther Run. This was not the fault of educators. Not all kids will do well but the school is one of the best.

  • (1 year ago)

    My kid went to VPK last year at Panther Run. They had two teachers Mrs. Moore in the morning was great and the afternoon teacher was horrible and my kid didn't learn anything in the afternoon. the afternoon teacher had no patience. So glad we are out of there. I was very disappointed and so were many other parents. Some people should not be teachers. We had to get our kid extra help to get caught up because the teacher in the afternoon did not do her job. Binks Elementary and Wellington have better teachers in vpk that care and take the time out not only for the students but for the parents also.

  • (1 year ago)

    After 6 years of being at that school I have mixed emotions about it the lunch ladies are rude shouldn't u be able to talk to ur friends and have social hour a Between ur classes well you can't do that here one lunch lady ( that won't be named ) was so rude to me and all my friends I had silent lunch most of the time and it wasent even my class (most of the time) but anyways the teachers are nice my personal favorite was mrs Kenny and mrs.Smith they were always understanding about late homework and rarely ever punished anyone ! We also had a problem with snack but that was when mr.blake was princiable and if u don't know who he is search him up! But overall yes I do recommend panther run

  • (2 years ago)

    pre-k ese is a great program!!!! Mrs. Moore is a wonderful teacher!!! She made the transition for my son very easy!!! Big smiles everyday

  • (2 years ago)

    My child is in pre-k ese and has made more strides than in a year of private speech therapy! The teachers and staff are better thanwe had in private school! Kudos to Panther Run for doing education right!

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school. It was my sons first year here (2nd grade) and the staff was fantastic and he learned so much. Best thing we ever did was get out of Boynton Beach and move to Wellington. PTA is amazing and the administration is very present. It's refreshing to have a principle and vice principle who encourage parental involvement . Simply a completely different caliber of school than what we came from ....

  • (3 years ago)

    This school was not my favorite. The teachers were very nice (well not all of them). The lunch ladies were very crabby and not nice. We could not even talk with out them yelling at us. Life was crule those 6 years of being a student there. I have had some nice teachers and one mean teacher. I am now in middle school looking back at the horrible years of staying there. I renamed the school "jail". I hope the kids that are to come to this school and those who are to come will have luck of going through these horrible years of their lives. I have to say that middle school is far better then Panther run. Every kid is happy when get out of this school and move on to middle school (exept some kids).

  • (3 years ago)

    We moved from out of state and picked this school before we looked for homes. The teachers have been great. The PTA is very active within the school and new members are welcome. My kids are in 1st and 3rd and everyone has been extremely welcoming and helpful with our transition. We look forward to the next few years!

  • (4 years ago)

    Panther Run Elementary School is in Wellington Fla. around 12 miles west of Lake Worth. Original ZIP codes for this region show "Lake Worth" going that far west but Wellington is a city and has absorbed that area. The Postal Service however did not change the ZIP code. It is Wellington a larger city than Lake Worth.

  • (5 years ago)

    In response to the previous reviewer if you look at the 2009 FCAT scores for both Discovery Key and Panther Run you will see that Panther Run's test scores are overall higher across the board than Discovery Key's scores. This is probably why Panther Run is rated higher than Discovery Key.

  • (5 years ago)

    I dont see how this school is getting a 10 out of 10 and is scoring less then Discovery Key in ALL ratings and Discovery Key is getting a 9 out of 10...

  • (5 years ago)

    My three children have received and continue to receive great learning experiences. The Kindergarten-2nd grade teachers are exceptional my children love to go to school because of the fun time they have learning.

  • (6 years ago)

    I strongly am impressed with the use of equipment at this school and how the students are always optimistic with their tasks.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am impressed with the level of commitment that I see everyday from the parents teachers administration and community. My daughter teachers make it fun to learn. For reading Ms. Harris has several incentives to motivate our young readers. Mrs. McMichael is very positive and reinforces a can do attitude. Mrs. Silvestri is always ready to help my daughter! We are so grateful to have these wonderful teachers. And remember nobody is perfect so focus on the good qualities!

  • (6 years ago)

    I can tell you that I have been to some of the neighboring schools and they have nothing on Panther Run. I can complain about parking but in the end parking doesn't make the school. What makes the school is the staff and academic achievement. Panther Run continually makes the grade and leads the county in what counts academic achievement. OK we could use a bigger parking lot. The point is my kids are getting an excellent education.

  • (6 years ago)

    I just don't see the excellence that these other parents talk about I wish I have had the same experiences with my children. And we are so tired of being compared to Binks...Why not say other neighboring schools?All of the schools in Wellington are outstanding which is why most of us reside in this Village. The pick up & dismisal are terrible and unsafe for our children. We don't even have ample parking. I will say that our Principal has made some positive changes other than that I don't see the great strides of Panther Run.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my second year volunteering at the school and I am impressed with the level of commitment that I see everyday from the teachers administration and community. Having been at other elementary schools I can see why this school always ranks at the top.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been a Panther Run parent for 9 years with 4 kids and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you Panther Run!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a terrific school. We moved to Wellington just to be here. '5 Stars' without a doubt.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am surprised at the last poster's comments. Panther Run was exceptional in every category last year especially in dealing with kids with special needs. The current ESE teacher has been there for over 5 years and I attribute my daughter's success to her and the homeroom teacher. I have been very pleased with the educational experience my child has received.

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