School Details

Grassy Waters Elementary School

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
  • Palm Beach 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
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Grassy Waters Elementary School is a public elementary school in West Palm Beach. The principal of Grassy Waters Elementary School is Mrs. Jennifer Galindo, who can be contacted at grassywateres@palmbeachschools.org. 718 children attend Grassy Waters Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 8% of the Grassy Waters Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 73% of the 718 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Grassy Waters Elementary School is 15:1. Seminole Trails Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 55% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Asian 3% 3%
Hispanic 22% 31%
White, non-Hispanic 14% 34%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 60%
Limited English proficiency 8% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Grassy Waters is one of the best school in Florida. I am proud too to say it .

  • (1 year ago)

    I really like that school and I am proud to say to all my friends than my kids attend to Grassy Waters . The Principal every year does her best I know some teachers are rude but thank's God there are some of them they not only teachers they are mothers and fathers for the kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    We are so very happy to welcome back all of our students and families to another wonderful school year at Grassy Waters. We also would like to extend a heartfelt "welcome to the family" to all our new students and families. Grassy Waters is a fabulous school. Our faculty and staff are top notch. They absolutely love what they do and the children we have at Grassy Waters. We are looking forward to a phenomenal year. Sincerely...Mrs. Galindo (your Assistant Principal)

  • (1 year ago)

    this is a great school its our first year here but we are happy to be attending a great school grassy waters .

  • (2 years ago)

    We moved here from NY state and were very nervous about sending our daughter to this school. We absolutely love it. Everyone has been so kind and welcoming. Her kindergarten teacher and the support staff are wonderful! Academically our daughter has been challenged by the curriculum but at the same time excited about learning.

  • (2 years ago)

    All this school cares about is the FCAT. The principal is all about her not the kids. This school needs to offer clubs like many other elementary schools do. Since class time is so limited clubs would be an asset. The kids need to be exposed to more than just FCAT and diaognistics.

  • (2 years ago)

    Hate It Really dislike the principal!!!! Staff very rude and unprofessional!!!!! Dont send your kids here!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    GRASSY WATERS is the worst that my son hve every been to the teacher are bad the principal has no respect for the parnets she doesnt even listen to what the parnets have to say.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have two kids in Grassy Waters. We moved here from Georgia which required the kindergarden class to know 100+ words by the end of the year which my son was the first to accomplish but now my daughter doesnt have that goal in Grassy Waters her goal is to learn 25 words for the year which she has already learned within the first month and a half since school started. Now I will be teaching her the other 75+ words that I feel that she should also be learning in school. I have no problem with teaching her at home but I also feel like the standards are too low. I also feel like they need to follow a set curriculum.

  • (4 years ago)

    listen this school is amazing dont listen to these reviews its really fun especially mr.miller and coach roney the teachers are awesome and really work hard to pursue you expectations mrs alber and kelly and burton really care about you and are really fun!!

  • (4 years ago)

    We moved to Palm Beach not knowing what to expect from this school and we have been extremely happy with this school. We have a child in the 3rd grade that needed a lot of help and teachers and staff where on it like white on rice. The ESE program does a lot to help kids that are slow to take as well as having forums to update to inform and to involve the parents. The school also came to us because they believe our 1st grader could be leaning towards giftedness. This schools is definitely here to teach and not here to judge or complain. The front office staff is always smiling and any time we are attending the school for anything every teacher or staff member we've encountered have been down right terrific.

  • (5 years ago)

    Fortunately my child only attended this school for one year. The front office staff was nice. Most of the teachers are good. For field trips etc. only cash is accepted. No checks ever. I found that to be frustrating. The drop-off/pick-off line could be better organized to expedite children going to/from school. In addition the principal of this school tends to 'boss' the parents around during pick-up time. In my child's class alone there were sadly atleast 6 children who attended the school last year and were held back. I found that number to be quite high. In addition communication from teacher to parent is severely lacking which is unfortunate with modern technology of the use of e-mails cell phones etc.

  • (6 years ago)

    Grassy Waters is for sure the greaters school in palm beach county.My daughter have mild atusim and the teachers work with her to give her the best education.thank you!

  • (7 years ago)

    Wow! Grassy Waters is one of the best schools I have come accross. I never have a problem getting my kids up for school (like I did before this school) and I have to pick them up later from aftercare because they don't want to come home a minute earlier than they have to. I do not agree at all with the review written below (well I agree with the first line about the program being the 'best ever'). My children always have their homework done. They even have a teacher who runs a homework club so when my children need extra help they can get it. I have had questions and the Director has always been very helpful in answering my questions and helping me. The font desk staff are very friendly and helpful as well. I would definitely give Grassy Waters and A++ in all areas!

  • (7 years ago)

    My boys have been going here for 2 years now and it is a great school. I have to say the aftercare and summer camp is the best ever. They do a lot of activities for them and there's hardly ever down time. I do have a hard time getting homework done and staff co-operation. My son is in dual language spanish and since we don't speak it at home we can't help with homework. There are a lot of spanish teachers in aftercare but they all seem so young and not verty concerned with homework even thought I have brough it to the directors attention several times. I have to say with all the horror stories I hear about teachers in florida being very cruel to kids I haven't had any problems at this school ever.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son attends this school and Grassy Waters has exceed my expectations. He's in a program called 'PROJECT CHILD' which challenge him. He received a 4 on his FCAT scores which 5 is the highest. The teachers in this group are the BEST..they don't put up with ANY misbehaving or fooling around in the classroom. They are expected to do their best at all times. Parents this is a great school if you let your child know what's expected and work with the teachers. He or She will be a star like my son.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter has gone here now for two years (she's in the first grade.) There was definitely a concern at first due to the fact that this was a fairly new school and they were bussing in A LOT and they were 'B' rated but as time progressed I was impressed with how they want to involve the students with doing lots of fun activities outside of school. Also there is an agenda book that is sent home daily to communicate with teachers. I find the discipline to be great and the principal is always visible and involved. I have been very happy so far with the teachers and staff. The school seems to be very well run and overall I feel the school is great.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son attends this school. He's in the 1st grade. He's excited about going to school everyday his reading comprehension has really increased. The teacher really seems to care about her students and creates an enjoyable environment for her pupils. My son was awarded with a citizenship award in front of the whole 1-2and 3rd graders.Which for a shy boy was a huge confidence builder. Teachers principal and members of staff are very approachable and always address my concerns. I'm aware of any events or special activites my son participates in. The school is very organized safe and pleasant. They really do a good job of motivating the students to get involved with charity work in the community as well. Overall I am very pleased with this school. I hope they get an A rating this year because they deserve one. Grassy Waters is a great school for anyone looking for a great school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Happy with the quality of academic programs

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