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Calusa Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 877 students

 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 27, 2004

My son has been in Calusa for a couple yrs. now and has done very well. He began enjoying school again. He loves his teacher and because of that he is looking forward to another year with her. He is actually looking forward to going back to shcool. I have to say that I give the credit all to Mrs. Dilbert she truley cares about her kids and not only do we see it, but so do the childeren.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2004

We came to Calusa mid year and found everyone to be extremely helpful in making our daughters transition to a new school as smooth as possible. We found a wonderful community of people both in the classroom and in the main offices. This is, in our opinion, a truly model school and we consider ourselves extremely lucky to have been part of it for the second half of the school year, which marked the end of our daughter's elementary schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

My son has extra help after school for reading and math. This is an excellent program at no cost. His 4th gr teacher sincerely takes an interest in his academics. Hats off to Mrs. Dilbert of the 4th grade!
—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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

154 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
92%
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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "A".
  • 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 64%
Hispanic 20%
Black 8%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%73%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • 5 Star School (2007)
  • Governors Florida School Recognition Award for Excellence (2007)
  • National Learning for Life Academic Award (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00
School end time
  • 2:00
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • MS. JAMIE WYATT
Fax number
  • (561) 989-7550

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • The parents and community are involved in every aspect of the school. academically they sit on our school advisory council with teachers and administration to make decisions about the educational programs. the pta is a very vital group to the school. they collaborate with the staff and administration on activities and support the educational programs through enrichment activities.
More from this school
  • Calusa is a community school committed to excellence. The school has committed to a new vision since the principal's arrival 2 years ago. Inclusive Education,Differentiated Instructional,and a student centered behavior management program(CHAMPS)have been implemented successfully. The goal is to use 21st century techniques to prepare the students for 21st century learning and living.
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