School Details

Van E. Blanton Elementary School

10327 NW 11th Ave, Miami, FL 33150
(305) 696-9241
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 567 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 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 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
64%
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45%
59%
60%
75%
84%
83%

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%
81%
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
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
56%
55%
44%
59%
60%
55%
51%
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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Van E. Blanton Elementary School is a public elementary school in Pinewood. The principal of Van E. Blanton Elementary School is Ms. Tangela D Goa and can be contacted at pr0401@dadeschools.net. 567 children attend Van E. Blanton Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 26% of the Van E. Blanton Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 97% of the 567 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Van E. Blanton Elementary School is 15:1. Lakeview Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 77% 24%
Hispanic 22% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 8%
Multiracial 0.3% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97% 73%
Limited English proficiency 26% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Blanton El. is by far a very difficult school to teach at...I know because I did my time as a teacher there from 1985 to 2001. Felt like I was fighting an up hill battle everyday...with students parents and administration. Few teachers actually took pride in teaching and it reflected on their students progress. Unfortunately those students were few and in between given the lack of parental involvement and administrative guidance.

  • (7 years ago)

    Van E Blanton is a great school. The staff there are very helpful the teachers are wonderful and care about the children. And Dr.Hall great person always greeted paretns and was involved and new all her students.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school where the staff cares for the children. They work hard to make learning fun that is saying a lot considering some teachers today.

  • (11 years ago)

    The school does not have a nurse's station. And if a child is injured the parents are not notified. That system needs to be corrected. If one of my children is injured again I am going to have a serious problem with the district supervisor.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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