School Details

Discovery Elementary School

8800 Northwest 54th Court, Sunrise, FL 33351
(754) 322-9100
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 921 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

83%
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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 2014
  • Broward County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
64%
63%
63%
61%
61%
85%
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.
95%
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

65%
56%
56%
62%
60%
61%
43%
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

Discovery Elementary School is a public elementary school in Sunrise. The principal of Discovery Elementary School is MS. ANGELA FULTON. 921 children attend Discovery Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 10% of the Discovery Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 65% of the 921 students here get reduced lunch prices. Banyan Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 59% 40%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Asian 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 16% 24%
Hispanic 15% 30%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 60%
Limited English proficiency 10% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Discovery is a great school with a great Principal in Ms. Fulton. My daughter loves it there. Great communication and parent involvement

  • (10 months ago)

    Discovery Elementary is by far one of the best schools in the Sunrise Florida area. The leadership of the school is beyond exceptional as careful attention and detail is afforded to every area of student learning-including those grades not currently affected by standardized testing. The atmosphere of the school is extremely professional and teachers/staff are motivated to provide high quality innovative instruction daily. Overall kids enjoy attending Discovery Elementary and parents/stakeholders couldn't be prouder!

  • (11 months ago)

    My daughter started at Discovery Elementary when they first opened and now she is in 4th grade. She has excelled in all areas and all her teachers are Awesome. Mrs Fulton is involved and makes herself accessible to all parents. I Love Discovery!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Wonderful school!!!. My son is in second grade with Mrs. Soto and we are so happy she is a great teacher and manages to have the kids super involved interested and learning at a great pace. Communication is great she is always prompt to answer and keeps parents involved in the class activities. Love Discovery Elementary and all the staff that are always proved to very helpful but specially I am very grateful with Mrs. Soto for her great commitment with the students.

  • (1 year ago)

    Discovery Elementary is "A" great school. My child feel safe nourished and encouraged to develop his potential every day. The school staff is friendly and well educated to support students. Curriculum is well planned and diverse cultural & educational activities that involved students teachers & parenst create a positive learning atmosphere.

  • (1 year ago)

    Being an education-driven MOM I could not have prayed for a better school for my daughter! From the Front Office staff to the Administration to the Guidance Counselor to the Registrar and many others @Discovery Elementary School that assists our children- THANK YOU!!! for functioning as a GREAT example of a well-rounded well-balanced learning institution that prepares our children to be progressive LEADERS in whatever career they choose! Just on observation...school funding well spent on OUR CHILDREN's ACADEMIC NEEDS! Thank You. JAH Bless

  • (2 years ago)

    I love the school The teachers are amazing the academic programs are very good the technology is incredible for our children ... No more green boards or white boards... is only Promethean boards ... amazing Thanks the reception needs some happier and more active people.

  • (3 years ago)

    Discovery is an excellent school! Coming from the Private School setting I was very impressed with the Leadership Teachers and Support Staff involvement and concern for the student's education and well-being. Didn't think we would get this in the Public School setting. From the Security Staff to the Cafeteria Staff they all seem to care and support the students and are very responsive and resourceful. Mrs. Forehand is WONDERFUL never met a school staff member that seems to care so much for the school & its population...! The front office staff can be a little testy at time but I think it s because they my get a little overwhelmed... And the Aftercare Program is pretty good the Leadership Counselors & Pick up Reception Staff are the BEST; however the Homework Assistance Staff can provide a little more oversight & help to the aftercare students. I have one child currently attending Discovery and without hesitation preparing to send my 2nd child. Parent Involvement is a little lacking as seen w/ PTA & SAC involvement. Also I think we can involve the Community a little more - reach out & be open to new ideals/innovation strategies to make our school even better!

  • (3 years ago)

    Initially I was impressed with the principal Ms. Fulton. She projects a very different image from the actual person. In reality she is dominating petty and full of ego. The staff is excellent however. They are good people doing a good job;but the leadership ....

  • (4 years ago)

    Nice school! My grand children love the school teachers and the afterschool program on site. The Ms. Fulton is very supportive and cares a lot about the students success.

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