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Archer Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 454 students

 

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Posted May 20, 2014

I love this school, this is our first year here and hope to return every year after! Cory is an amazing principal, always present at school events helping out and getting dirty with the kids when needed! I've enjoyed volunteering here, everyone is always polite and smiling! If I had to give negative feedback it would have to be the overly relaxed attitude when it comes to picking up or checking out your child. I feel they should check IDs more, but given that it's a small town school, everybody knows everybody. Overall, I would recommend Archer Elementary!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Archer elementary is a school that promotes communication among teachers, students, and parents. The principal is welcoming and very friendly. The classrooms are up to date with the latest technology and everyone I have come in contact with has been very helpful and friendly. The nurse is also awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2011

i have 4 children and have had the worst time with this school. they constantly want to have parent meetings to tell you that your child is doing bad and needs to be held back you agree that they need to be held back but they somehow keep passing them each year only to do the same thing the next....there are no security cameras at this school, the teaachers don't stand out with the children that get there on time to the cafeteria, but the cafeteria workers won't open till their ready and thats at the back of the school. they don't do nothing about the parents speeding through the parking lot ect....it's went down hill in the past 3 yrs my kids have been there. maybe the new principal will help, maybe not...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

My son was in the magnet program for 3rd grade last year and I think that it was great. The teachers really worked with him and he enjoyed going to school. This year he is in the 4th grade and still in the magnet program. I am sure that this year will be wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

I have a child in the magnet program in 4th grade, they also attended last year. I have another child in the same grade,but at a different school and in their gifted program. I compared the work that came home last year and really did not feel that the magnet program was any better. The work that came home from the magnet program, either completed or homework, was not any more challenging than the work that the other child brought home their school. If anything, the magnet's math was much easier, reading choices not any more advanced. I honestly do not think that the magnet program is all that great. I disagree, strongly, with the fact that the magnet children do not interact with the other students in the same grade. I think that it encourages segregation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2007

Archer Community School is a GREAT school. The teachers care about the students and challenge them. The art, music, and P.E. activities are wonderful. The children's creativity is strongly encouraged and acknowledged with displays and performances. They have made a big effort to teach children about their health. They also have a great gifted program. Parent involvement is very good. It is nice to see so many faces at the many school functions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2006

I have toured the school, and I was impressed with the art and music room. The teachers were interacting with the students well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2005

The academic programs at Archer are of good quality.The teachers work very well with the students and parents to assure the students do well.Music and art classes are part of the schools program,unfortunatly there is no sports program offerad from the school.There is an excellent after school program for parents who work a little late at an affordable rate. The town of Archer does have a football and cheerleading program,and many other sports programs can be found in nearby Gainesville.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2005

Archer's teacher's are great, but the lesson plans are terrible! Archer is getting to be seriously bad and hopefully the magent program we help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2004

I believe this school could be better. The school does not teach to the teachers' highest ability! Students are not given enough time to learn. Archer had become a shameful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2003

I love this school. I am an active parent who has spent countless hours developing reading and other educational type games in an effort to prepare my daughter for school. I knew what I expected on the part of the teachers who would share in the responsibility of educating my child. This school delivered. Teachers who work with one another as well as with the parents. Go the extra mile to keep us involved. Volunteers who give because they obviously care. And an office staff who take the time to put a name to each child's face. I continue to be plesantly surprised, as does my daughter who begs to go to school on days she is too ill.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
80%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 58%
Black 28%
Hispanic 6%
Two or more races 6%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 51%44%61%
Master's degree 46%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. CORY TOMLINSON
Fax number
  • (352) 495-1796

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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14533 Southwest 170th Street
Archer, FL 32618
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Phone: (352) 495-2111

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