School Details

Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts

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

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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.
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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

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58%
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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 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts is a public elementary school in Village of Palmetto Bay. The principal of Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts is MS. MAILEEN A FERRER, whose e-mail is pr4381@dadeschools.net. 812 students go to Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts and identify mostly as Hispanic, Asian, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 19% of the Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts students have "limited English proficiency." 68% of the 812 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts is 15:1. Christ Fellowship Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 51% 67%
Asian 4% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 23%
Multiracial 2% 0.5%
White, non-Hispanic 14% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 74%
Limited English proficiency 19% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Great school son goes their and loves it great programs especially nest great teachers and principal.

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is awesome and I was able to make friends really easily and the gifted teachers are great now that we're leaving 5th grade it's sad but i'll always remember Perrine.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is in the Dance Magnet Program and she absolutely loves attending this school! The teachers she has had are quick to respond to any email I've sent and amazing. The front office is overworked a bit but who isn't. Only reason I say that is when I do call the front office I feel like they rush me off the phone I get help with the question or concern I call about though.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have 3 children in Perrine Elementary and another one on the way. I can't say enough about how wonderful the teachers at this school are. With three children attending I have been able to meet many teachers and see the difference that each of them make for each child at this school not just mine. And did I mention the Arts available at the school? Our magnet program has been such an asset to so many children to show and express their talents. This is a great school and I highly recommend it!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is finishing Kindergarten this year. It has been a battle over all. My son is a young kindergartenener and probably wasn't quite ready. Within the first semester his teacher informed me of his academic difficulties. Right away I started to obtain extra help but they don't provide much in K. I contact the school board I eventually started to have him tested for developmental troubles. He basically scored at average Kindergarten level but needed extra help. It's been a long up hill battle to obtain this. I was told that he couldn't get any extra help until the first grade when the school would start to evaluate his needs. I understand his Kinder teacher has her hands tied with all the red tape; the class room size is not a 15 to 1 ratio; it's more like 25 1.

  • (5 years ago)

    Because they not only nourish the brain of the children but also nourish their heart and soul to motivate them to be and do better. They bring the best on each and every child.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent educational program teachers care about the students the Adminstration is very visible and acively invoved. Excellent school! Love the school and all the great programs!

  • (7 years ago)

    Perrine El. has always and will continue to be the best El. School in Florida!

  • (9 years ago)

    My friends daughter attends this school and she is enrolled in the gifted program. I think the school could impress more parent involvement but the gifted program seems to be great. They are constantly challenging her to reach her peak performance and then reach a little more. The teachers that she has had have been involved on personally with each student's growth.

  • (10 years ago)

    Safety at this school is terrible my son has gotten beaten up twice at lunch time and the school has failed to notify me or take any actions. For the second incident I had to take my son to the hospital. The principal does not return calls or does anything to assure me that my child is in a safe enviroment. I am in the process of taking him out of this school and he is only in first grade.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school is great but it is badly structured with open classes you can hear next door all the time and kids are not able to concentrate. If it had closed rooms it would be perfect.

  • (11 years ago)

    As a parent I feel a more socialable attitude (from the most part from the principal) when dealing with children is necessary. A smile to acknowledge parents/teachers is required - whereas currently a strict 'rush' is all that is received when greeted. The school its extremely strict as for the policy in tardiness (as if these children where hanging out?!). As for the importance in qulaity of learning for Perrine it seems more improtant to gather for PTA/funds then to actually help the children have an enjoyable learning experience.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school provided an enriching experience for my child. I couldn't have chosen a better school!

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