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.
Paragon Academy of Technology 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 Paragon Academy of Technology's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Paragon Academy of Technology had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about Paragon Academy of Technology's students and teachers. more
Middle Schools Nearby
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Beachside Montessori Village 0.1 miles||n/a|
|Florida Intercultural Academy Middle School 0.6 miles|
|Ben Gamla Charter School 0.7 miles|
|Ben Gamla Charter School North Campus 0.7 miles||n/a|
|Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science 0.7 miles|
Additionally, I was not thrilled with communication of the teaching staff. Parents are only directed to the Teacherease website but the teachers don't put in many notes. If your child is struggling then attempting to get resources is like pulling teeth. Overall, this school seems lacking. I was very disappointed.
Enrollment (2011)Total: 101
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Paragon Academy of Technology had 72% 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, Paragon Academy of Technology 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).