12655 Nw 8th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33325
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Sawgrass Elementary School serves 967 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Sawgrass Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 967 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 77%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Sawgrass Elementary School's student population of 967 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has declined by 19% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
967 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
61 teachers
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School Rankings

Sawgrass Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,628 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Sawgrass Elementary School is 0.70, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#972 out of 3628 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
45%
35%
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Black
22%
22%
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White
23%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.70
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

66% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 59% FL state average), while 68% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 56% FL state average).

How many students attend Sawgrass Elementary School?

967 students attend Sawgrass Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

45% of Sawgrass Elementary School students are Hispanic, 23% of students are White, 22% of students are Black, 5% of students are Asian, and 5% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Sawgrass Elementary School?

Sawgrass Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is equal to the Florida state average of 16:1.

What grades does Sawgrass Elementary School offer ?

Sawgrass Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

What school district is Sawgrass Elementary School part of?

Sawgrass Elementary School is part of Broward School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Schools Closed / Spring Break
March 20, 2023 (Monday)
Schools Closed / Spring Break
March 21, 2023 (Tuesday)
Schools Closed / Spring Break
March 22, 2023 (Wednesday)
Schools Closed / Spring Break
March 23, 2023 (Thursday)
Schools Closed / Spring Break
March 24, 2023 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 967 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 77%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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