School Details

Palmetto Elementary School

5801 Parker Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 202-0400
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 581 students 13 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

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 2013
  • Palm Beach average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
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60%
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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.
78%
85%
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 2013
  • Palm Beach average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
57%
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55%
61%
60%
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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 2013
  • Palm Beach average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Palmetto Elementary School is a public elementary school in West Palm Beach. The principal of Palmetto Elementary School is Ms. Gladys Harris, whose e-mail is palmettoes@palmbeachschools.org. 581 children attend Palmetto Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 43% of the Palmetto Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 91% of the 581 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Palmetto Elementary School is 13:1. South Olive Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 29%
Hispanic 80% 30%
White, non-Hispanic 8% 35%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 55%
Limited English proficiency 43% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    Very good school indeed. The only problem is the Principal decided to not have Summer Camp this year which created a major problem for most of the parents counting on it.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent teachers and guidance counselors. Proactive with students' needs and possible areas of difficulty. Great aftercare and summer programs.

  • (7 years ago)

    Palmetto is a great school with lots of loving people. There is always something going on each month either with the school or aftercare. They have tutoring 4 days a week and try to provide as much help as possible.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great School with a terrific staff and commitment to the students and parents.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school they have lots of activities great teachers warm family friendly.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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