McNab Elementary School

1350 Southeast 9th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
(754) 322-7050
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 682 students 16 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 2012
  • Broward average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
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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.
87%
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 2012
  • Broward average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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56%
56%
68%
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61%
47%
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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 2012
  • Broward average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

McNab Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fort Lauderdale. The principal of McNab Elementary School is MR. RUSSELL SCHWARTZ. 682 students attend McNab Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 17% of the McNab Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 46% of the 682 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at McNab Elementary School is 16:1. Westminster Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 58% 24%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 24% 30%
Asian 2% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 40%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 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 46% 60%
Limited English proficiency 17% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    In the past few years since getting a new principal (Mr Schwartz) this school has tanked. The FL state grades were constantly an A now they are dropping fast. We pulled our son out because it was getting worse each year. I like many other parents had bad experiences with the principal and the vice principal and the ESE coordinator. His teachers were OK mostly. We still have many friends with kids going to McNab it's not gotten better since we pulled last year. Our son is now in a different school (still public) and it is like night and day. Better office staff more caring environment and a great principal. It makes a huge difference!

  • (1 year ago)

    Left this school about 4 years ago it was the best school I've ever been to

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has learned a lot from this school. All the teachers are involved and i have had NO problems. Very big on teaching the kids about bullying at such a young age as well. A+++ school!

  • (2 years ago)

    We have just started but I hear this is the best in te area. Very excited!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    The School is not good and has a low budget for the students so i do not recomned this school to anyone

  • (2 years ago)

    We transferred our daughter from a private school based on the reviews and tour of the school and interaction with faculty. This is our first year here and quite honestly McNab is light years ahead of the private school we were needlessly paying. Everything is top notch here. The teachers are very dedicated and go above and beyond PTA and parents overall are very involved in the school and welfare of the children and the new principal seems very dynamic and energetic in wanting to take the school to the next level. We had to invest a considerable amount of time energy and resources in finding the right school. McNab is a hidden gem and absolutely worth moving to within its boundaries to attend. The winning combination of dedicated teachers innovative leadership and a strong PTA all make for a wholesome learning environment for the children.

  • (3 years ago)

    McNab has very high standards for academic achievement with a very large parent involvement led by the largest PTA board in Broward County that has done an amazing job of funding and supplying all of the most modern technology and other essential tools to teach the children! This is done with very little burden on the parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my son's third year at McNab and I'm very disappointed in the way the administration responds to and handles the process of intervention. My child's first year was in first grade. It was then when we noticed his difficulties with reading. The school year ended without him being evaluated. They retained him instead. I sent requests in writing for him to be evaluated to the Principal at the time Mrs Straup. Still no evaluation so I had it done privately which cost $1 000.00. The school still must evaluate him in order to place him. We are now in December my son's THIRD year and he still hasn't been evaluated. I've been waiting for a child study since the beginning of this year. I would never recommend this school if your child is struggling in any way. If it was up to McNab my son would get lost in the cracks. They seem to have no time for and overlook children who need a little more help than others. If it wasn't for me being so involved and teaching my son on my own he wouldn't be doing this well. I think I'm going to take him out of McNab and put him in a school where the priorities are in order.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am glad my child goes to this school. The school is recently "wireless" and has computers in every classroom. The parents involved in PTA are all very nice and helpful. I feel like our children are safe and happy here.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my daughter's third year at McNab Elementary. The building is new and very clean. The school is safe the students are respectful the teachers are excellent the PTA is good parents seem to be very involved the principal is always available very nice and caring. I am glad my child is part of this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    We love McNab Elementary ! The best public elementary school in Pompano Beach. The teachers are wonderful specially Mrs. DiGiore. She made a huge difference in my daugthers academic life. The principal is very nice always willing to listen and available. The staff is good and everyone seems to work hard to make this a great school. We are very pleased. No complains at all!

  • (7 years ago)

    My child's teachers have all been outstanding. Very caring environment great school spirit and PTA involvement - even an annual Breakfast with Santa!

  • (8 years ago)

    We are very happy with this school. The teachers are terrific. The principal is very friendly and accommodating to the parents. We think she was great in dealing with parents and students.

  • (8 years ago)

    We are very happy with McNab the teachers are absolutely awesome and now we have a brand new facility to.

  • (8 years ago)

    It's only been 2 months since school has started and McNab Elementary has made big a tremendous difference in my kids learning. My fourth grader grades has come from D's & F's from Sanders Park to A's & B's. My kindergartener loves McNab he now has an urge to learning new things and doing things for the teacher. Teachers are magnificent they hunger to teach the children their education they care about their safety and their feelings. They are very concern teachers and they treat them as their own. McNab teacher-student ratio is perfect unlike alot of the other schools. Parents are always involved and that make our children want to learn more and they make sure we participate some kind of way. McNab Elementary is the School for your Child/ren. Yahhhhh McNab

  • (8 years ago)

    McNab Elementary is a wonderful school. We pulled our child out of a private school with 'supposedly' better academics and have not regretted that decision at all. Our son improved tremendously in all academic aspects after enrollment. The school has a low student to teacher ratio and a dedicated and vibrant staff. One area I would like to see improved is more arts education especially music however this is a minor point. I can honestly say that if all schools were run this way across the USA then we would not hear about an education crisis ever again.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son loves McNab. The parent/teacher involment is incredible. The teachers get into alot of diffrent programs earth day (planted a tree)saving the rain forest unicef etc. The parents also get into it Meet the Masters Sunshine Math Bingo Bash etc. The teachers are easy to talk to and look forward to having parents help the out in the classroom or on field trips. It's a great school.

  • (9 years ago)

    A very well organized school. Clean and the teachers care very much about each individual student. I would definatly recommend this elementary school for concerned parents.

  • (9 years ago)

    Poor quality of academic programs. Poor availability of music art sports and other extracurricular activities. Poor level of parent involvement

  • (10 years ago)

    McNab is a very good school & has been for a long time I went there 30 years ago & my daughter went there 2003 I understand the remodel is complete now as well so it should even be better now.

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