Sandpiper Shores Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 11201 Glades Rd
       Boca Raton, FL  33498-6818


(561) 883-4000

District: Palm Beach

SchoolDigger Rank:
322nd of 2,219 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,310 Help

Students who attend Sandpiper Shores Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Loggers' Run Community Middle School
High:    West Boca Raton High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.0
Number of students:  797

Racial breakdown:

White:
44.2%
Hispanic:
38.8%
African American:
8.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44.9%

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Compare Details Sandpiper Shores Elementary School ranks better than 85.5% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 23rd among 129 ranked elementary schools in the Palm Beach School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (44.2%), Hispanic (38.8%), African American (8.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 44.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sandpiper Shores Elementary School is 14, which is the 46th best among 129 elementary schools in the Palm Beach School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sandpiper Shores Elementary School is $11,310, which is the 66th highest among 129 elementary schools in the Palm Beach School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Sandpiper Shores Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Sandpiper Shores Elementary School 322nd of 2219 Florida public elementary schools. (See Sandpiper Shores Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Palm Beach:

SchoolDigger ranks Palm Beach 38th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sandpiper Shores Elementary School

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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 69.60 521st 1688 69.1%
2007 79.57 320th 1786 82.1%
2008 80.71 298th 1789 83.3%
2009 84.81 223rd 1847 87.9%
2010 85.21 219th 1919 88.6%
2011 82.61 283rd 1985 85.7%
2012 81.87 311th 1984 84.3%
2013 81.78 321st 2029 84.2%
2014 84.72 265th 2064 87.2%
2016 78.42 417th 2087 80.0%
2017 78.06 425th 2112 79.9%
2018 79.39 406th 2118 80.8%
2019 77.07 466th 2182 78.6%
2021 81.54 394th 2247 82.5%
2022 84.00 322nd 2219 85.5%

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

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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Open Quote The ESE/special needs program is absolutely awful here. Renee is the ESE coordinator and she's too soft for the job. When the teachers are out of line she doesn't do anything about it, nor does the principal. The principal and the teachers do NOT embrace inclusion...which is federally mandated. One of the ESE pre-k teachers has had numerous parent complaints because she's downright mean to the special needs kids and no one in the district or at the school cares.

The office staff is absolutely awful. The receptionist is rude and doesn't even look at you to greet you. The nurse swore in her office with kids sitting 3 feet away in the lobby. The car line is such a joke it's downright sad. It is absolutely the worst elementary school in Boca - no organization, no leadership, and some of the teachers are really not in the right line of work. Close Quote


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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Open Quote I have nothing but great things to say about this school. Every year here my daughter has had great teachers that help her and support her. School staff is great, understanding and very profesional. Is considered one of the best schools im the area by lany parents. I also have friends who studied in this school and currently bring their kids to it because they loveit. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Open Quote We are a new family to this school and so far have had nothing but a bad experience. We moved here and heard that the schools here were so wonderful so we took them out of private school to give it a try. So far I have never witnessed such negativity and rude behavior from some of the faculty and especially from the parents as I have seen here. There are constant fights between parents in the parking lot, they will cut you off in the car line and then scream obscenities at you from the window - while their children are still in the car!! I witnessed a member of their "PTA" having a conversation with another parent using profanity and vulgar language around children and then saw her yell at another parent in the parking lot as well! What a lovely representation that she is giving of their PTA board! They strictly enforce the rule that you cannot walk your child to class but they should offer more assistance with the staff or safety patrols helping the students out. My daughter got lost several times since she is not familiar with the school and by the time that she found her class she was late and got in trouble. There is a big lack of communication with anything and then when you ask questions or try to get involved you get an attitude and feel like you are inconveniencing them. We are taking our children out next month and going back to private... Close Quote


by a citizen
Thursday, June 17, 2010

Open Quote As an educator (teacher and administrator) for over 30 years I can say this is the most poorly run school I have ever encountered. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Sandpiper Shores Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 1064 15 33 65 1 n/a n/a 0 1178
1991 1052 23 36 101 0 n/a n/a 0 1212
1992 1111 24 41 99 4 n/a n/a 0 1279
1993 1069 29 48 92 5 n/a n/a 0 1243
1994 1153 26 47 97 5 n/a n/a 0 1328
1995 1378 28 68 164 9 n/a n/a 0 1647
1996 1378 28 68 164 9 n/a n/a 0 1647
1997 986 21 52 135 7 n/a n/a 0 1201
1998 973 24 49 133 8 n/a n/a 0 1187
1999 900 27 50 138 11 n/a n/a 0 1126
2000 967 31 48 124 10 n/a n/a 0 1180
2001 1000 25 61 140 9 n/a n/a 0 1235
2002 595 41 22 125 6 n/a n/a 0 789
2003 595 41 22 125 6 n/a n/a 0 789
2004 604 50 30 181 5 n/a n/a 0 870
2005 596 62 34 177 7 n/a n/a 0 876
2006 587 71 23 172 5 n/a n/a 0 858
2007 516 68 25 150 3 n/a n/a 54 816
2008 439 70 26 125 6 n/a n/a 43 709
2009 416 68 35 116 3 n/a n/a 45 683
2010 415 63 29 193 5 n/a n/a 32 737
2011 434 74 22 241 4 3 32 0 810
2012 435 64 22 241 9 2 35 0 808
2013 388 68 24 254 8 2 29 0 773
2014 396 66 28 278 3 1 30 0 802
2015 418 61 33 341 6 1 36 0 896
2016 401 62 33 372 8 2 38 0 916
2017 382 54 34 369 7 1 34 0 881
2018 373 77 32 374 11 1 43 0 911
2019 375 69 26 363 10 1 31 0 875
2020 367 61 26 345 9 2 31 0 841
2021 352 69 27 309 9 2 29 0 797

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Sandpiper Shores Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 1178 61.0 19.3 4.2
1991 1212 62.0 19.5 5.4
1992 1279 60.0 21.3 n/a
1993 1243 56.0 22.2 3.6
1994 1328 60.0 22.1 4.6
1995 1647 69.0 23.9 3.6
1996 1647 69.0 23.9 3.6
1997 1201 59.0 20.4 3.9
1998 1187 57.0 20.8 4.8
1999 1126 55.0 20.5 1.6
2000 1180 54.0 21.9 10
2001 1235 61.0 20.2 7.8
2002 789 38.0 20.8 14.8
2003 789 38.0 20.8 14.8
2004 870 43.0 20.2 18.5
2005 876 48.0 18.3 20.9
2006 858 52.0 16.5 20
2007 816 47.0 17.4 20.3
2008 709 52.0 13.6 25.8
2009 683 57.6 13.8 24.5
2010 737 52.0 14.1 28.2
2011 810 58.5 13.8 31.5
2012 808 58.0 13.9 30.6
2013 773 56.0 13.8 32.5
2014 802 58.0 13.8 38.7
2015 896 69.0 12.9 40.6
2016 916 75.0 12.2 45
2017 881 70.0 12.5 43.9
2018 911 73.0 12.4 41.5
2019 875 68.1 12.8 36.9
2020 841 68.8 12.2 37.7
2021 797 56.8 14.0 44.9

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 Sandpiper Shores Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 1178 61.0 19.3 4.2
1991 1212 62.0 19.5 5.4
1992 1279 60.0 21.3 n/a
1993 1243 56.0 22.2 3.6
1994 1328 60.0 22.1 4.6
1995 1647 69.0 23.9 3.6
1996 1647 69.0 23.9 3.6
1997 1201 59.0 20.4 3.9
1998 1187 57.0 20.8 4.8
1999 1126 55.0 20.5 1.6
2000 1180 54.0 21.9 10
2001 1235 61.0 20.2 7.8
2002 789 38.0 20.8 14.8
2003 789 38.0 20.8 14.8
2004 870 43.0 20.2 18.5
2005 876 48.0 18.3 20.9
2006 858 52.0 16.5 20
2007 816 47.0 17.4 20.3
2008 709 52.0 13.6 25.8
2009 683 57.6 13.8 24.5
2010 737 52.0 14.1 28.2
2011 810 58.5 13.8 31.5
2012 808 58.0 13.9 30.6
2013 773 56.0 13.8 32.5
2014 802 58.0 13.8 38.7
2015 896 69.0 12.9 40.6
2016 916 75.0 12.2 45
2017 881 70.0 12.5 43.9
2018 911 73.0 12.4 41.5
2019 875 68.1 12.8 36.9
2020 841 68.8 12.2 37.7
2021 797 56.8 14.0 44.9

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 Sandpiper Shores Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $643 (6.8%) $8,778 (93.2%) $9,421
2019 $632 (6.6%) $8,978 (93.4%) $9,610
2020 $463 (4.0%) $11,160 (96.0%) $11,623
2021 $689 (6.1%) $10,620 (93.9%) $11,310

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sandpiper Shores Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 466th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 322nd of 2219 Elementary schools
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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sandpiper Shores Elementary School)7373
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5454
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sandpiper Shores Elementary School)7275
 3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6558
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sandpiper Shores Elementary School)7677
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)6262
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sandpiper Shores Elementary School)7769
 8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6759
 8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Sandpiper Shores Elementary School)6975
 6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5957
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sandpiper Shores Elementary School)6868
   5th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6550
 15%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Sandpiper Shores Elementary School)5964
 5%
   5th Grade Science (Palm Beach)5144
 7%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5348
 5%
6th Grade Mathematics (Sandpiper Shores Elementary School)100100
   6th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6050
 10%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students875797
 8.9%
African American6969
American Indian109
 10%
Asian2627
 3.8%
Hispanic363309
 14.9%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White375352
 6.1%
Two or More Races3129
 6.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients36.9%44.9%
 8%




Frequently Asked Questions about Sandpiper Shores Elementary School

In the 2020-21 school year, 797 students attended Sandpiper Shores Elementary School.

Sandpiper Shores Elementary School ranks 322nd of 2219 Florida elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Sandpiper Shores Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Loggers' Run Community Middle School
High : West Boca Raton High School

Students at Sandpiper Shores Elementary School are 44% White, 39% Hispanic, 9% African American, 4% Two or more races, 3% Asian, 1% American Indian.


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