School Details

Royal Palm Elementary School

4200 Southwest 112th Court, Miami, FL 33165
(305) 221-7961
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 555 students 13 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

76%
62%
58%
67%
56%
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
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
66%
63%
75%
63%
61%
92%
53%
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.
96%
81%
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
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
58%
56%
59%
61%
61%
43%
51%
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
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Royal Palm Elementary School is a public elementary school in Westwood Lake. The principal of Royal Palm Elementary School is MS. MARTA GARCIA, who can be contacted at pr4761@dadeschools.net. 555 students go to Royal Palm Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 44% of the Royal Palm Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 90% of the 555 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Royal Palm Elementary School is 13:1. Educational Alternatives is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 95% 67%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 8%
Asian 2% 1%
Multiracial 0.5% 0.5%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 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 90% 74%
Limited English proficiency 44% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    A school delivered to the true education of our children . My son is diagnosed as PDD and since he was accepted into the IEP program his progress has been significant. I applaud the unconditional labor of their special education's teachers regular teachers the Principal Martha Garcia. All Royal Palm's staff is awesome friendly!! Royal Palm is an inclusive school does not accept discrimination intolerance or bullying as a lifestyle . There every child is important and all have their opportunity to participate . .It is a school where everyone does their job with love.

  • (11 months ago)

    The Prek program teachers for special needs are caring diligent and a great asset to the children. They are very knowledgeable! The Principal is very involved.

  • (11 months ago)

    Royal Palm needs to screen their teachers with more diligence as certain at-risk behavior can and eventually will affect the innocent students!

  • (1 year ago)

    As a parent and previous student of this school I can say it's an amazing school with teachers that truly care for education and family. Organization and quality in all aspects . I moved so my children could attend this "a" school .

  • (1 year ago)

    Royal Palm Academy of Discovery Elementary offers incredible opportunities for students to get an A+ education. Year after year this school has achieved an A rating from the State of Florida for its outstanding test scores but more important than that the students are getting a well rounded curriculum that includes that latest strategies in Common Core Math Reading and Language Arts hands-on science explorations fascinating interactive lessons in Social Studies and the innovative special area programs of Spanish Music Art Physical Education and the Gifted Program. Royal Palm has an amazing After School Care Program too. Students get a healthy snack homework guidance exercise and many special classes like dance and karate. Many parents from around the County have decided to choose Royal Palm for their children even though it means driving a longer distance. They know that at Royal Palm their children are in excellent hands. Come visit Royal Palm Academy of Discovery Elementary for a tour and brochure. Smiles are everywhere! Those smiles tell it all! There is limited space for new students. Registration has already begun this summer so don't delay. Come today.

  • (3 years ago)

    Royal Palm is a great school. The teachers go the extra mile to help and encourage students. The teacher are dedicated and motivate the children. There is also good parental involvement and the administration is excellent and ready to offer assistance is needed. Very pleased with the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm very satisfied with this school the teachers are great and dedicated to their students...Highly recommended and proud former student....

  • (8 years ago)

    'A' plus. We are proud that we get 6 family childrens in this school. The best teacher's and administration. 100% Recommended.

  • (8 years ago)

    Royal Palm Elementary is a sensational school with terrific teachers and an awesome administration!

  • (9 years ago)

    I love Royal Palm. It is a great school to work at and has many wonderful teacher concerned parents and great leadership.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think I got a solid education from this school. The teachers seem dedicated. The teachers seemed top rate but it helps to have students who are eager and want to learn.

  • (11 years ago)

    My children have gone to this school since kinder I am very pleased with the school the teachers and the great atomosphere that provides a great learning environment. The teachers truly care!

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Overall score

(based on 15 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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