School Details

Floresta Elementary School

1501 SE Floresta Dr, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
(772) 340-4755
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 621 students 18 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

66%
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57%

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
  • St. Lucie County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
49%
61%
53%
52%
60%
89%
81%
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.
92%
79%
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
  • St. Lucie County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
47%
55%
58%
54%
60%
58%
47%
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
  • St. Lucie County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Floresta Elementary School is a public elementary school in Port Saint Lucie. The principal of Floresta Elementary School is Ms. Deborah Iseman, who can be contacted at deborah.iseman@stlucieschools.org. 621 children attend Floresta Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 12% of the Floresta Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 65% of the 621 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Floresta Elementary School is 18:1. Morningside Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 39%
Hispanic 30% 26%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 30%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 61%
Limited English proficiency 12% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Very clean very organized and friendly. The office and staff respond to my phone calls about any questions. Its great how my son comes home every day to read more books and count more numbers!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I love the staff at this school... Everyone is extremely helpful and understanding! My daughter seems to enjoy herself and is learning a lot!

  • (2 years ago)

    AWESOME school... I was new to the area and heard great things about Floresta. I had a neighbor who had her kids in Mariposa and visited there one day during lunch. It was total chaos and the kids were all screaming and running around. No control! Floresta is strict with their kids but my twins absolutely LOVE it here! I highly recommend this school and the teachers! They truly care and are very involved with each individual child. What progress my kids made this year we are amazed and tell everyone that has the choice to send your kids here!

  • (3 years ago)

    GREAT SCHOOL I love my child's teacher and the staff they really do a great job! However I feel that as a Dad I'm not treated as nicely as the Mothers are I've seen Mothers do the exact same thing as me and no questions were asked of them but if I do it I get the third degree. There are few men on staff and few men picking up there children so when I go to pick him up I'm treated like I'm out of place and it is not appreciated. The new principle (which served there before almost 14 years) seems to be doing a great job! Again I REALLY like the school and it is the only public school in this district that I would allow my child to go to. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    My kid been there for almost 6 years its a average school to me to my kid its a good school.

  • (5 years ago)

    My Children attended Floresta for 3 years. I wish that they had been at Floresta from K-5th. Great teachers and staff. They really want to see your children's success.

  • (5 years ago)

    The administration and teachers are very involved in all aspects of learning and developmental growth. I was considering private school for my son and I have now decided to wait until middle school to start private school. I am very happy with the quality of education at Floresta.

  • (5 years ago)

    We are a school that is on the rise. Our students are engaged from day 1 to the last day of school. We live the philosophy every child everyday and we make a difference in a child's life.

  • (6 years ago)

    NRT scores and FCAT writing scores were good. This is a nice small town school that engages students at all levels. Teachers and administration work well together and students are very hard working.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my sons first year at Floresta. He had a rough start but now he really seems to enjoy it. The teachers and adminisration are very caring and the PTO seems very active. The change in principals certainly does not seem to have affected the quality of learning taking place.

  • (7 years ago)

    As former princpal of Floresta I am excited about all that I see and hear about the quality of the education provided by the teachers at Floresta. Mrs Wright has really done an exceptional job of hiring and leading. Kudos to the entire staff for the wonderful work they are doing and to the parents who have always given so generously to this school. Floresta will always have a special place in my heart as a school that really cares.

  • (7 years ago)

    Floresta is a school on the rise. Administration has remained strong through turnovers. Curriculm is strong and supported by resource ESE and guidance teachers. Positive Behavior Support behavior plan has decreased all incidents of disruptive elements to the learning environment. Students are engaged learners curious and eager. Drama chorus after school enrichment programs and reading incentive programs all contribute to student success.

  • (7 years ago)

    Good teachers bad district. Parents are very much involved with the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son attended Floresta since Kindergarten. Now he's in 5th. Great school. We wish it would go to 8th grade. My son loves the school and he has really done well and learned. Very good safty measures. Parent envolvement good. Teachers really good and very interesreted in your child learning. Also very dedicated to students and school. Very Cooperative with us parents in resolving any issues when needed. Mrs.Junita Wright as a Principal and as a Person wonderful. To bad she and her staff can not be cloned. We need more Principals Vice Principals and Teachers like the ones at Floresta at all the other schools around the world. I feel very comfortable that my son is attending Floresta. Thanks you floresta for all your effort and what you have given and done with my son. Keep Up The Good Job. Thanks Mrs. M. Ochoa

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter loves this school. All of the teachers and staff are great. We have had nothing but great experiences at this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have had nothing but trouble with this school. In four years... two awful teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    This year my son went through 4 teachers and 3 subs before winter break. This disruption has negatively affected the children in his class as well as my son. They were behind and not being taught anything. The new teacher they finally got was not properly trained in Floresta's way of doing things and caused even more disruption of changing things or not listening to the kids they have a routine. I never had problems in this school until this year. I feel this year my son has not been learning and excelling as he did last year.

  • (9 years ago)

    Floresta has been a great school. My son has thrived. Had some problems with a couple of teachers but in general the experience has been good.

  • (9 years ago)

    Floresta is a good school. Most teachers at Floresta are very good. The Office staff is a great help and a special thanks goes out to the school nurse. Overall the school is good and the teachers do care.

  • (9 years ago)

    Despite Floresta's A rating for 2004 I feel the school has slipped. My son's teacher rarely sends home graded papers and while he's always excelled at reading his teacher never reviewed where he was at last year and as a result we've had to make sure he was improving at home because the school wasn't challenging him. Also they send home a Sunshine math page to be completed that we help him with at home. It's geared to a higher grade level. Very few of the math problems are being taught in his 2nd grade class. Homework should be reinforcement of what is taught in school. There are zero opportunities for extracurricular activities unless your child is in the higher grades. Overall I'm disappointed and am looking to possibly putting him into private school if it doesn't improve next year.

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