Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie

Summary:

Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie is a public charter school serving grades PK-8 in Port St. Lucie, Florida, with a diverse student population and a significant percentage of economically disadvantaged students.

The school consistently outperforms the St. Lucie district and the state of Florida in several key academic areas, including significantly higher proficiency rates in End-of-Course (EOC) exams for Algebra 1, Geometry, Civics, and 8th grade Science. While the school's overall proficiency rates are not the highest in the area, its student growth metrics are impressive, with 100% proficiency in Biology 1 EOC in the 2021-2022 school year. However, the school has experienced a notable increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 9.8% in 2019-2020 to 25.2% in 2022-2023, which is an area of concern that the school should address.

When compared to the nearby public schools in the St. Lucie district, such as Floresta Elementary School, Oak Hammock K-8 School, and Rivers Edge Elementary School, Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie stands out as a high-performing institution, particularly in its academic achievement on standardized tests. The school's diverse student population is a strength, but the school should continue to monitor its practices and policies to ensure that all students have equal access to educational opportunities and resources.


Detail:

Public, Charter PK, KG-8

 300 NW Cashmere Blvd
       Port St Lucie, FL  34986-1969


(772) 344-5982

District: St. Lucie

SchoolDigger Rank:
1401st of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,647 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  18.7 Help
Number of students:  1,393

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
34.6%
African American:
34.1%
White:
25.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61.7% Help


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Compare Details Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie ranks worse than 62.5% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 17th among 29 ranked elementary schools in the St. Lucie School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 37.46. (See more...)
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Compare Details Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie ranks worse than 51.4% of middle schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.07. (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 Student population at Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (34.6%), African American (34.1%), White (25.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 61.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie is 18.7. 25 elementary schools in the St. Lucie School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie employs 74.1 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie is $7,647, which is the lowest among 29 elementary schools in the St. Lucie School District!
Schooldigger Rankings:

Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie 609th of 1185 Florida public middle schools. (See Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie in the ranking list.)

St. Lucie:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Lucie 49th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 46.15 1143rd 1985 42.4%
2012 43.43 1147th 1984 42.2%
2013 46.38 1087th 2029 46.4%
2014 52.10 986th 2064 52.2%
2016 45.04 1143rd 2087 45.2%
2017 52.02 1013th 2112 52.0%
2018 42.64 1225th 2118 42.2%
2019 46.93 1155th 2182 47.1%
2021 49.54 1090th 2247 51.5%
2022 41.72 1276th 2219 42.5%
2023 37.46 1400th 2240 37.5%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 59.31 390th 891 56.2%
2012 49.15 477th 897 46.8%
2013 46.28 532nd 956 44.4%
2014 53.51 464th 999 53.6%
2016 54.45 435th 997 56.4%
2017 58.46 411th 1031 60.1%
2018 54.91 451st 1035 56.4%
2019 48.88 561st 1099 49.0%
2021 52.80 514th 1136 54.8%
2022 49.60 558th 1148 51.4%
2023 47.07 606th 1177 48.5%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie Test Scores
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Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 4.3)
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by a parent
Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Open Quote This school is awful. They don't stop bullying, and instead gaslight the victims. Even teachers participate in the harassment of students. If a parent dares to call them out and demand something get done, the parent gets blocked from all social media and banned from the property so a 3rd party has to drop off and pick up their child. They consider 5th grade to be middle school but they are not allowed to participate in middle school events and activities unless the school cam make money off of it. They make up rules as they go and bend them to not get their favorite students in trouble. I heard a student call an employee a b!tch for trying to take away their phone that they shouldnt have been using, the employee went to the Dean of Students and was told "we dont mess with that kid, he has issues, just leave him alone". They collectively punish all the kids for the actions of a few instead of just disciplining the kids breaking rules. They don't have to give kids recess either, they are exempt from that FL law. Garbage school with garbage administration. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Open Quote My son has attended since kindergarten. He absolutely loves his school. The staff is very friendly and helpful and they always have so many fun activities going on. The classroom sizes are also ideal for allowing more one on one time for each individual child. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Open Quote My boys love the school.I have seen some issues ,the communication could be better between teachers and parents....I know for sure my kids are safe .. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Open Quote Excellent school Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, June 2, 2019

Open Quote The teachers have worked hard to help my son, he has really thrived and enjoys going to school. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Open Quote So far my child enjoys going to school at Renaissance. I believe they do a great job at making it a positive school environment Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Open Quote The school needs to develop a new pickup/drop off process. If you're picking your kid up, show up at 3:30 vs 3:00 or earlier. The staff is friendly. My daughter got lice 3 times in the first few months of school. That was fun. Haven't had a problem since. Giselle in lane 2 is the bomb. Ms. Coburn(principal) and Ms. Jackson(assistant) are responsive and friendly. Deputy Tracy is also very nice, I enjoy seeing her around. The principal allowed me to write off my lice treatments as hours which shows the level of cooperation and willingness to work with you. Overall, I'm happy with this place. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Open Quote I am so happy with Renaissance of St. Lucie. My son's teacher Mrs. Rose Tirado is phenomenal with the kids. The school keeps you informed and involved. They're extremely organized, very active in school events and cares about your child. I can't recommend enough! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, November 30, 2018

Open Quote We love RCSSL!! My daughter has been attending for the last 3 years and we have always had good experiences with the teachers and staff. My daughter was actually upset when we no longer needed to utilize the before and aftercare program because she enjoyed it so much. Only complaint would be the lack of parking, makes it very difficult to attend ceremonies and other family oriented events. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Open Quote Great school! Very hands on teachers and faculty. There are many programs that engage and challenge the kids. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, November 26, 2018

Open Quote My children are thriving at this school- academically, athletically, emotionally. Issues from previous schools are a thing of the past. I recommend it to everyone. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, November 26, 2018

Open Quote very hands on and personalized one on one educational goals and assessment. The staff is awesome and is committed to ensuring a nurturing environment. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, November 26, 2018

Open Quote It is my daughter’s first year here and it going great! Very committed staff! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, November 26, 2018

Open Quote I highly recommend this school. My daughter has been attending since kindergarten and every year she goes back, the school has made several steps to improve. The multitude of outlets in which they communicate with parents is unparalleled. The security update throughout the school is impressive and coming back each year to see the same similar faces of the staff, teachers and administration is refreshing. I am without a shadow of a doubt super proud to send my kid here everyday. Thank you for your continued effort to improve and maintain a great “A” school. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Open Quote Don't ever send your kids here. The teachers don't care and the admin staff cares even less. My sons teacher does nothing but yell at her class of 2cnd grade kids all day. It's sad. I have reached out to the admin staff on multiple occasions and they dodge any parent issue. Its not fair to the students or the parents. Were paying for privet school next year to get the heck out of crappy renaissance. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 619 172 38 245 7 n/a n/a 87 1168
2011 647 208 31 336 9 1 49 0 1281
2012 649 218 26 338 8 1 50 0 1290
2013 663 235 23 318 7 2 48 0 1296
2014 607 264 21 334 7 2 44 0 1279
2015 560 293 22 342 10 2 47 0 1276
2016 506 324 18 385 11 4 46 0 1294
2017 471 359 18 388 11 5 40 0 1292
2018 398 367 21 349 12 5 41 0 1193
2019 396 428 17 397 9 4 39 0 1290
2020 389 419 18 415 6 4 51 0 1302
2021 375 464 16 429 5 1 58 0 1348
2022 379 493 19 471 5 2 55 0 1424
2023 356 475 22 482 4 1 53 0 1393

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 Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 1168 n/a n/a 38.4
2011 1281 70.0 18.3 35.1
2012 1290 69.0 18.6 39.2
2013 1296 66.0 19.6 41.3
2014 1279 10.0 127.9 50
2015 1276 71.0 17.9 53.9
2016 1294 46.0 28.1 60.3
2017 1292 86.0 15.0 61.3
2018 1193 101.0 11.8 64
2019 1290 79.0 16.3 61
2020 1302 77.0 16.9 54.9
2021 1348 76.0 17.7 54.5
2022 1424 82.0 17.3 55.1
2023 1393 74.1 18.7 61.7

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 Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 1168 n/a n/a 38.4
2011 1281 70.0 18.3 35.1
2012 1290 69.0 18.6 39.2
2013 1296 66.0 19.6 41.3
2014 1279 10.0 127.9 50
2015 1276 71.0 17.9 53.9
2016 1294 46.0 28.1 60.3
2017 1292 86.0 15.0 61.3
2018 1193 101.0 11.8 64
2019 1290 79.0 16.3 61
2020 1302 77.0 16.9 54.9
2021 1348 76.0 17.7 54.5
2022 1424 82.0 17.3 55.1
2023 1393 74.1 18.7 61.7

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $80 (1.2%) $6,472 (98.8%) $6,552
2019 $145 (2.6%) $5,489 (97.4%) $5,634
2020 $143 (2.6%) $5,401 (97.4%) $5,544
2021 $395 (4.9%) $7,632 (95.1%) $8,027
2022 $890 (12.0%) $6,538 (88.0%) $7,427
2023 $707 (9.2%) $6,940 (90.8%) $7,647

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1155th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 1400th of 2240 Elementary schools
 9.6%
Ranks 561st of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 606th of 1177 Middle schools
 0.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie)6050
 10%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)5048
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie)4860
 12%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)5554
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie)5557
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)5148
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie)5756
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)5449
 5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie)5937
 22%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)4845
 3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie)6141
 20%
   5th Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)4743
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie)4741
 6%
   5th Grade Science (St. Lucie)4647
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie)5959
   6th Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)5149
 2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie)4631
 15%
   6th Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)4742
 5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie)5349
 4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)4943
 6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie)4020
 20%
   7th Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)5041
 9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie)5551
 4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)5445
 9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Mathematics (Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie)6447
 17%
   8th Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)3426
 8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4642
 4%
8th Grade Science (Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie)2343
 20%
   8th Grade Science (St. Lucie)4841
 7%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4844
 4%
End of Course Biology 1 (Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie)93100
 7%
   End of Course Biology 1 (St. Lucie)7158
 13%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Florida)6761
 6%
End of Course Civics (Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie)7868
 10%
   End of Course Civics (St. Lucie)6861
 7%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7166
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie)6994
 25%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (St. Lucie)5149
 2%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie)10074
 26%
   End of Course Geometry (St. Lucie)5539
 16%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5750
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students12901393
 8%
African American428475
 11%
American Indian94
 55.6%
Asian1722
 29.4%
Hispanic397482
 21.4%
Pacific Islander41
 75%
White396356
 10.1%
Two or More Races3953
 35.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients61%61.7%
 0.7%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 1,393 students attended Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie.

Students at Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie are 35% Hispanic, 34% African American, 26% White, 4% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie ranks 1401st of 2242 Florida elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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