Park Trails Elementary School

Summary:

Park Trails Elementary School is a high-performing public elementary school in Parkland, Florida, serving 1,039 students in grades PK-5 with a diverse student population.

Park Trails Elementary consistently outperforms the Broward County and Florida state averages in standardized test scores, with 84% of 4th-grade students proficient or better in FAST/English Language Arts compared to 61% in Broward County and 58% statewide. The school also has a strong statewide ranking, placing in the top 15% of Florida elementary schools. Additionally, Park Trails has a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate of 16.0% and a low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at 15.11%, indicating a high socioeconomic status of the student population.

When compared to nearby schools, Park Trails Elementary stands out as a high-performing institution. For instance, Coral Springs Elementary School, located just 3 miles away, had significantly lower test scores, with only 26% of 3rd-grade students proficient or better in FAST/English Language Arts, compared to 68% at Park Trails. Park Trails has also maintained a consistent 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for most of the past decade, except for a brief period in 2013-2014 and 2021-2022 when it received a 4-star rating.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 10700 Trails End
       Parkland, FL  33076-4400


(754) 322-7800

District: Broward

SchoolDigger Rank:
214th of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,612 Help


Students who attend Park Trails Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Westglades Middle School
High:    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Student/teacher ratio:  19.7 Help
Number of students:  1,039

Racial breakdown:

White:
57.8%
Hispanic:
23.1%
African American:
8.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Park Trails Elementary School ranks better than 90.5% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 20th among 190 ranked elementary schools in the Broward School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.18. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (57.8%), Hispanic (23.1%), African American (8.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 15.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Park Trails Elementary School is 19.7. 165 elementary schools in the Broward School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Park Trails Elementary School employs 52.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Park Trails Elementary School is $10,612. 135 elementary schools in the Broward School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Park Trails Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Broward:

SchoolDigger ranks Broward 41st of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Park Trails Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 93.29 65th 1688 96.1%
2007 89.13 126th 1786 92.9%
2008 87.28 159th 1789 91.1%
2009 91.81 63rd 1847 96.6%
2010 90.15 101st 1919 94.7%
2011 89.44 116th 1985 94.2%
2012 90.80 120th 1984 94.0%
2013 90.81 132nd 2029 93.5%
2014 87.38 209th 2064 89.9%
2016 87.76 203rd 2087 90.3%
2017 88.29 195th 2112 90.8%
2018 88.18 202nd 2118 90.5%
2019 92.73 80th 2182 96.3%
2021 84.36 317th 2247 85.9%
2022 86.32 280th 2219 87.4%
2023 88.18 214th 2240 90.4%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Park Trails Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Open Quote Overall Park Trails is a pretty good school but there may be some issues with diversity. My child, who is a minority, had a teacher who bullied him and basically allowed other children in her class to bully him as well. My child
was assaulted by two children before class and they tried to blame and isolate my child. My child had no other problems after we had him moved to another classroom with a better, caring teacher. His old teacher was very vindictive and even harassed me after we had our son moved from her class. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, July 29, 2018

Open Quote We had a terrible experience at this school, ended up sending child elsewhere. Our experience was limited, but from what we saw the teacher was awful and not a nice person, she also didn't teach the class and relied heavily on computer programs to educate the children. Drop off and pick up procedures are horrible. When there is a storm at time of pick up it turns into a chaotic and traumatic experience when it really doesn't have to. It's Florida- storms are a part of life here! Principal is friendly and nice, but the front office staff need an attitude adjustment. The food they serve for lunch is something I wouldn't even feed my dog. Lots of improvement needed. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, November 18, 2016

Open Quote If your child is any race other than white then do not go to this school. Being a minority child here is very alienating as we experienced. The kids are not welcoming to different cultures because the homes they come from are not welcoming. There is a reason Park Trails is 98 white, the Parkland parents want it that way. Take your child anywhere else but here. My child's teacher had my daughter acting nervous and not wanting to attend school. It s way over crowded and your child will be lost in it all. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Open Quote Teachers we've had so far have not been involved with children. This year's still doesn't know our child's name on day 3.
Parents are mostly from Parkland, so are rude snobs.
No parking lot makes pick ups and drop offs painful.
Administration is friendly and helpful. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Park Trails Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 874 39 25 87 4 n/a n/a 0 1029
2003 874 39 25 87 4 n/a n/a 0 1029
2004 962 37 36 106 3 n/a n/a 0 1144
2005 1070 64 45 126 6 n/a n/a 0 1311
2006 1085 58 49 138 6 n/a n/a 0 1336
2007 1064 45 58 132 5 n/a n/a 24 1328
2008 1124 60 60 132 7 n/a n/a 31 1414
2009 1107 65 66 137 4 n/a n/a 37 1416
2010 661 49 27 145 11 n/a n/a 0 893
2011 631 41 31 145 4 0 26 0 878
2012 643 80 40 156 2 0 33 0 954
2013 624 75 43 163 2 0 35 0 942
2014 638 73 46 189 1 1 36 0 984
2015 777 80 74 217 2 2 36 0 1188
2016 831 81 84 274 2 3 40 0 1315
2017 855 65 100 301 3 2 40 0 1366
2018 715 48 92 275 2 2 37 0 1171
2019 745 51 99 294 1 2 34 0 1226
2020 696 49 90 251 0 1 34 0 1121
2021 564 59 70 227 0 1 37 0 958
2022 616 78 70 237 0 2 42 0 1045
2023 601 84 65 240 0 2 47 0 1039

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Park Trails Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 1029 49.0 21.0 2
2003 1029 49.0 21.0 2
2004 1144 66.0 17.3 1
2005 1311 85.0 15.4 0.9
2006 1336 87.0 15.4 1.7
2007 1328 86.0 15.4 1.2
2008 1414 92.0 15.4 2.6
2009 1416 112.4 15.3 3.3
2010 893 62.0 14.4 6.4
2011 878 62.5 14.0 8.2
2012 954 56.0 17.0 13.2
2013 942 58.0 16.2 14.1
2014 984 60.0 16.4 15.7
2015 1188 73.0 16.2 12.4
2016 1315 83.0 15.8 12
2017 1366 87.0 15.7 13.3
2018 1171 80.0 14.6 15.3
2019 1226 69.5 17.6 11.4
2020 1121 60.0 18.6 12.8
2021 958 55.5 17.2 12.1
2022 1045 55.5 18.8 13.4
2023 1039 52.5 19.7 15.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Park Trails Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 1029 49.0 21.0 2
2003 1029 49.0 21.0 2
2004 1144 66.0 17.3 1
2005 1311 85.0 15.4 0.9
2006 1336 87.0 15.4 1.7
2007 1328 86.0 15.4 1.2
2008 1414 92.0 15.4 2.6
2009 1416 112.4 15.3 3.3
2010 893 62.0 14.4 6.4
2011 878 62.5 14.0 8.2
2012 954 56.0 17.0 13.2
2013 942 58.0 16.2 14.1
2014 984 60.0 16.4 15.7
2015 1188 73.0 16.2 12.4
2016 1315 83.0 15.8 12
2017 1366 87.0 15.7 13.3
2018 1171 80.0 14.6 15.3
2019 1226 69.5 17.6 11.4
2020 1121 60.0 18.6 12.8
2021 958 55.5 17.2 12.1
2022 1045 55.5 18.8 13.4
2023 1039 52.5 19.7 15.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Park Trails Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $453 (5.3%) $8,069 (94.7%) $8,522
2019 $403 (5.0%) $7,656 (95.0%) $8,059
2020 $443 (5.0%) $8,336 (95.0%) $8,779
2021 $745 (7.7%) $8,884 (92.3%) $9,630
2022 $1,607 (16.3%) $8,224 (83.6%) $9,832
2023 $1,742 (16.4%) $8,870 (83.6%) $10,612

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Park Trails Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 80th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 214th of 2240 Elementary schools
 5.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Park Trails Elementary School)8077
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Broward)6054
 6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Park Trails Elementary School)8480
 4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Broward)6558
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Park Trails Elementary School)8673
 13%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Broward)6258
 4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Park Trails Elementary School)8782
 5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Broward)6761
 6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Park Trails Elementary School)8477
 7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Broward)5958
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Park Trails Elementary School)8781
 6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Broward)6453
 11%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Park Trails Elementary School)7853
 25%
   5th Grade Science (Broward)4946
 3%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students12261039
 15.3%
African American5184
 64.7%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian9965
 34.3%
Hispanic294240
 18.4%
Pacific Islander22
White745601
 19.3%
Two or More Races3447
 38.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients11.4%15.1%
 3.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Park Trails Elementary School

Yes. Park Trails Elementary School ranks in the top 9.5% of Florida elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,039 students attended Park Trails Elementary School.

Students at Park Trails Elementary School are 58% White, 23% Hispanic, 8% African American, 6% Asian, 5% Two or more races.

Students who attend Park Trails Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Westglades Middle School
High : Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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