Imagine Charter School At Weston

Public, Charter K-8

 2500 Glades Cir
       Weston, FL  33327-2253


(954) 659-3600

District: Broward

SchoolDigger Rank:
101st of 2,215 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,496 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  17.2
Number of students:  964

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
76.9%
White:
9.5%
Asian:
8.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  0.7%

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Compare Details Imagine Charter School At Weston ranks better than 95.4% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 10th among 190 ranked elementary schools in the Broward School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.8. (See more...)
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Compare Details Imagine Charter School At Weston ranks better than 87.7% of middle schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.38. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (76.9%), White (9.5%), Asian (8.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 0.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Imagine Charter School At Weston is 17.2. 130 elementary schools in the Broward School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Imagine Charter School At Weston is $7,496. 183 elementary schools in the Broward School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Imagine Charter School At Weston:

SchoolDigger ranks Imagine Charter School At Weston 101st of 2215 Florida public elementary schools. (See Imagine Charter School At Weston in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Imagine Charter School At Weston 140th of 1136 Florida public middle schools. (See Imagine Charter School At Weston in the ranking list.)

Broward:

SchoolDigger ranks Broward 39th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Imagine Charter School At Weston

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 96.99 10th 1688 99.4%
2007 95.26 17th 1786 99.0%
2008 95.93 13th 1789 99.3%
2009 96.33 6th 1847 99.7%
2010 96.59 8th 1919 99.6%
2011 96.24 8th 1985 99.6%
2012 97.88 9th 1984 99.5%
2013 97.48 14th 2029 99.3%
2014 96.07 22nd 2064 98.9%
2016 95.55 44th 2087 97.9%
2017 95.12 37th 2112 98.2%
2018 92.40 92nd 2118 95.7%
2019 93.29 70th 2182 96.8%
2021 93.78 86th 2247 96.2%
2022 92.80 101st 2215 95.4%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Imagine Charter School At Weston

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
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2016 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2017 86.48 125th 1031 87.9%
2018 88.63 108th 1035 89.6%
2019 90.44 75th 1099 93.2%
2021 81.75 170th 1136 85.0%
2022 85.38 140th 1136 87.7%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Open Quote This is the best school in Weston. Ranked #1 in Weston, Ranked #4 among 187 schools in Broward, and #37 among all 2115 schools in the state of Florida. My Kids earned 2 scholarships as soon as they got out of this school because they both scored incredible high in their admission tests. Also, they are the only school in Weston (public or private) to have a Character educational program, where they teach kids on everyday basis lessons about citizenship, responsibility, fairness, caring, respect, and trustworthiness. I couldn't be happier with this school. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Open Quote Imagine is the best elementary and middle school in Weston. A+ Top rated tuition-free charter public school with all the benefits of a private school. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, June 23, 2018

Open Quote Parents can be...let’s not use a word. But the staff and administration is FABULOUS!! Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Open Quote I came to Imagine Weston as one of the many parents who had heard "all the great things" about the school. I researched everywhere I could to find more facts about what made the school so great. I couldn't find anything specific, the school grade was great, and I didn't find any information to indicate the school was lacking in some way. The reason I'm submitting this review is because I've since switched my child out of this school due to a terrible experience we had with a teacher, a situation that was not addressed in any manner by the administration. I made several attempts to contact Ms. Laham, via email, phone, and in person to no avail. Due to this situation, my child feared going to school, which had never happened until he attended Imagine Weston. I will add more details about my experience, so that when other parents are scouring the internet for information regarding the school, they don't drink the Kool-aid and go into it much more informed than I did.

1. The administration WILL NOT support you if your child ever needs any form of additional assistance. If your child is average, and never struggles in any way, then try it out, but otherwise, go to a public school where they have all the resources at their disposal to help you.
2. The "lottery" is rigged. I know personally of people who got into Imagine outside of the lottery. Unethical and unfair.
3. The camping out line to get into the Pre-K is also rigged, as only parents who are highly connected in the community find out about it first, have the means to stand in line for days, and also the means to pay people to stand in line for them. You read that right.
3. The teachers are underpaid and overworked. Same for the administration.
4. They will continuously ask you for money, partly to make up for low teacher salaries.
5. They are extremely disorganized, a fact that will make your life as a busy parent extremely stressful.
6. You will have a hell of a time parking to drop off your child, as there is no parking at the school and the Publix across the street has explicitly stated they will tow you.
7. You will get treated as a number because the moment you leave, they know they can easily replace you.
8. There is a ridiculous amount of favoritism at this school.
9. If your child struggles, they will blame it on him/her instead of helping your child succeed. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, October 25, 2013

Open Quote Recently I withdrew my children from this school. The reasons, somehow obvious, but to mention a few: over the years, this school has lost too many valuables teachers; the ones remaining, some are good, but many need to improve their learning and communication with students. The new staff at the front office is very rude; I don't know how they manage their way into an office position this year, maybe it was because of a bad reference. Administration has changed so much over the years, that they can't keep the school/students/teacher organized. The school grounds are dirty and not well kept. I would not recommend this school. Close Quote


by a teacher
Saturday, June 8, 2013

Open Quote I disagree with the previous writer and I would like to know where and how this information was obtained. Every teacher at Imagine is well qualified and dedicated. Our test scores speak for themselves. We are a public school and accept students based on a lottery. I am judging that from the mistakes, that the review was written in haste. Close Quote


by a citizen
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Open Quote Wonderful, energetic school! Staff is enthusiastic about educating children and the school is very well run. Close Quote


by a citizen
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Open Quote This particular school is just ok, Weston public schools are predominately and A+ schools, Imagine Charter at this point of this review is not. In regular practice they work toward past the FCAT. Kids maybe perform good in the test, but in general learning is just basic. They have an experimental bilingual program, which is performing good due the strong recruitment of Hispanics students. They are not any publish statistic's related to how the other populations of students perform in this program. In general this school have a very strong presence of parents, but they do not have an open door policy to hear their concerns,(PTA mostly work toward find funds for the school and not necesary do their part to evaluate how they performing their role in educational matters) Also the school have a lot of limitations, poor music, art, physical education programs. In organizational matters still need improvement. Teachers that work in this school most of them have their degree on education from their countries of origins and not from United States Universities. Which created a strong cultural diversity and a very diversified a teaching technics. Staff in general is ok, do not work in a formal environment. In ocasions supervision, rules are not always follows. This school is trying but still need time to perform better. Right now is predominaly running as a business and not as an public Institution.The school is depending of their sponsors and the money that they will provide. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Imagine Charter School At Weston

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 454 18 25 386 0 n/a n/a 0 883
2003 454 18 25 386 0 n/a n/a 0 883
2004 436 22 28 411 0 n/a n/a 0 897
2005 498 27 38 458 1 n/a n/a 0 1022
2006 457 20 32 515 1 n/a n/a 0 1025
2007 438 12 34 503 1 n/a n/a 12 1000
2008 369 8 25 459 1 n/a n/a 8 870
2009 309 7 22 463 2 n/a n/a 10 813
2010 234 6 24 528 4 n/a n/a 17 813
2011 229 6 27 555 1 0 16 0 834
2012 170 13 38 644 1 0 26 0 892
2013 149 13 38 620 1 1 22 0 844
2014 131 16 39 590 1 1 12 0 790
2015 111 17 39 563 0 1 10 0 741
2016 103 21 44 524 0 1 12 0 705
2017 136 30 73 696 2 3 18 0 958
2018 110 31 82 690 2 2 21 0 938
2019 106 30 87 689 2 1 23 0 938
2020 99 34 88 681 1 1 18 0 922
2021 92 30 80 741 1 0 20 0 964

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 Imagine Charter School At Weston

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 883 0.0 n/a 5
2003 883 0.0 n/a 5
2004 897 n/a n/a 3.7
2005 1022 0.0 n/a 4.6
2006 1025 n/a n/a 4.4
2007 1000 n/a n/a 3.4
2008 870 n/a n/a 2.7
2009 813 n/a n/a 1.4
2010 813 48.0 16.9 0
2011 834 49.0 17.0 0
2012 892 54.0 16.5 0.3
2013 844 50.0 16.8 0.5
2014 790 46.0 17.1 0.9
2015 741 41.0 18.0 12.7
2016 705 42.0 16.7 15
2017 958 56.0 17.1 14.9
2018 938 54.0 17.3 21.7
2019 938 52.0 18.0 22.6
2020 922 53.0 17.3 21.4
2021 964 56.0 17.2 0.7

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Imagine Charter School At Weston

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 883 0.0 n/a 5
2003 883 0.0 n/a 5
2004 897 n/a n/a 3.7
2005 1022 0.0 n/a 4.6
2006 1025 n/a n/a 4.4
2007 1000 n/a n/a 3.4
2008 870 n/a n/a 2.7
2009 813 n/a n/a 1.4
2010 813 48.0 16.9 0
2011 834 49.0 17.0 0
2012 892 54.0 16.5 0.3
2013 844 50.0 16.8 0.5
2014 790 46.0 17.1 0.9
2015 741 41.0 18.0 12.7
2016 705 42.0 16.7 15
2017 958 56.0 17.1 14.9
2018 938 54.0 17.3 21.7
2019 938 52.0 18.0 22.6
2020 922 53.0 17.3 21.4
2021 964 56.0 17.2 0.7

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Imagine Charter School At Weston

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $00 (0.0%) $7,499 (100.0%) $7,499
2019 $00 (0.0%) $8,285 (100.0%) $8,285
2020 $00 (0.0%) $7,886 (100.0%) $7,886
2021 $00 (0.0%) $7,496 (100.0%) $7,496

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Imagine Charter School At Weston

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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 70th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 86th of 2247 Elementary schools
 0.6%
Ranks 75th of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 170th of 1136 Middle schools
 8.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Imagine Charter School At Weston)9193
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Broward)6053
 7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5854
 4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Imagine Charter School At Weston)9181
 10%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Broward)6542
 23%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6251
 11%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Imagine Charter School At Weston)8784
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Broward)6252
 10%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5852
 6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Imagine Charter School At Weston)9484
 10%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Broward)6747
 20%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6453
 11%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Imagine Charter School At Weston)8186
 5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Broward)5954
 5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5654
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Imagine Charter School At Weston)9382
 11%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Broward)6445
 19%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6051
 9%
5th Grade Science (Imagine Charter School At Weston)7470
 4%
   5th Grade Science (Broward)4940
 9%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5347
 6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Imagine Charter School At Weston)7880
 2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Broward)5753
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Imagine Charter School At Weston)7669
 7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Broward)5841
 17%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5545
 10%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Imagine Charter School At Weston)8972
 17%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Broward)5550
 5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Imagine Charter School At Weston)8448
 36%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Broward)5340
 13%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5444
 10%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Imagine Charter School At Weston)9083
 7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Broward)5953
 6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5652
 4%
8th Grade Mathematics (Imagine Charter School At Weston)6548
 17%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Broward)4523
 22%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4637
 9%
8th Grade Science (Imagine Charter School At Weston)8047
 33%
   8th Grade Science (Broward)4336
 7%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4845
 3%
End of Course Biology 1 (Imagine Charter School At Weston)100100
   End of Course Biology 1 (Broward)6858
 10%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Florida)6761
 6%
End of Course Civics (Imagine Charter School At Weston)9984
 15%
   End of Course Civics (Broward)7158
 13%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7164
 7%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Imagine Charter School At Weston)8985
 4%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Broward)6242
 20%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6249
 13%
End of Course Geometry (Imagine Charter School At Weston)9594
 1%
   End of Course Geometry (Broward)5640
 16%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5745
 12%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students938964
 2.8%
African American3030
American Indian21
 50%
Asian8780
 8%
Hispanic689741
 7.5%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
Two or More Races2320
 13%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.6%0.7%
 21.9%




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