About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system.
Ben Gamla Charter School did not make AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Florida in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Ben Gamla Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Ben Gamla Charter School had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about Ben Gamla Charter School's students and teachers. more
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Ben Gamla Charter School North Campus 0 miles||n/a|
|St Mark's Lutheran School 0.4 miles||n/a|
|Aukela Christian Military Academy 0.4 miles||n/a|
|Sunshine Elementary Charter School 0.7 miles|
|Beachside Montessori Village 0.7 miles||n/a|
My doughter is learning a great deal. In math she is doing fantastic, she is in first grade but we see the intelectual and emotiotional changes, that made us very proud. We know many of the teachers and thery are 1A+. The principal is intelligent, smart and very dedicated not only to the school, but also to the children.
We are very proud of having our doughter at Ben Gamla
The school is not going to make it if it takes this path.
No one knows what is going on. Parents are not notified of any news. I pulled my child out of the school in the second year. My child was very happy last year with the school but everthing changed in the second year.
Enrollment (2011)Total: 574
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Ben Gamla Charter School had 30% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Florida had 56% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Broward District Spending
In 2011, Ben Gamla Charter School had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in Broward School District
About the FCAT
What is it?
The FCAT is an annual test used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 3 through 10 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing.
How is it Scored?
Students score at one of five levels, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3 (grade level).