Laura C. Saunders Elementary School

  • Laura C. Saunders Elementary School serves 598 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Laura C. Saunders Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62%.

Top Placements

Laura C. Saunders Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • Laura C. Saunders Elementary School's student population of 598 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students598 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Laura C. Saunders Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,650 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Laura C. Saunders Elementary School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#2400 out of 3650 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
57%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Hispanic
42%
33%
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Black
57%
22%
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White
1%
38%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Laura C. Saunders Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.500.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Laura C. Saunders Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDade School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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