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Bonifay Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 741 students

 

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Posted October 13, 2009

I went to this school as a child. I enjoyed it, but {it is who you are and who your family is}. My child has been here for her third year, and I'm looking for a new school. Her first two yrs were great with great teachers, but irrsponsible bus driver.This year were having problems with bully children, picking her up because she was not put on her bus properly, her grades are dropping, and overloaded in work at home. School is school and home is for family time. This school no longer lets you walk your child to class, participate in holiday parties or classroom activities, even parent/child lunches. this affects the children and parents, and my child was doing better before this horrible change! I would advise other options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

My child attended BES for 2 years and I was not pleased at all. They could not control there bully situation, they also are a school where it's about who you are and who you know. It's ridiculous, my child is in a new school this year and i love it. Consider all choices for BES...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

Excellent school. Teaachers are concerned with the student's progress. Can't say enough in regards to the quality of care given by the staff towards students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2004

Bonifay Elementary has been a recommended school in the past, where parents were encouraged to participate in their child's education. A change in administration leaves us with a school that discourages parent input, lower FCAT scores, inadequate preparation for meeting the standards of FCAT. Teacher apathy in furthering their knowledge and upgrading skills. No longer a progressive school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2004

Bonifay Elementary School has been a most rewarding place for my children. Each of my four children has received individualized care and instruction from the faculty and staff. As a teacher and a parent I could not be more appreciative of the continuing educational plan that ensures a quality education for each student. No matter what the concern has been for each of my own children, they have sought out answers and worked personally with me to aid and accomodate the needs of each. It is an excellent beginning in choice making, knowledge, social development, and recognizing individual gifts. Thank you, BES, for your constant devotion as an educational facility and a loving home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

I am a parent of a ESE student in the fifth grade, my son has been bullied every day this school year and the current principle does nothing about this. I have spoke with other parents and they also are having the same problems. The children are having to monitor their peers during lunch time, the child that is the monitor that day will report to an adult. When the children learn that the kid has told on them for talking during lunch, the kids then curse and get physical with that student. The school does not have trained persons in the areas of Occupational or Speech therapies for my son with Autism. The school is making small efforts but continues to push me aside. They say that the parents are welcomed to come to volunteer but they make it unavailable to a parent like myself. If there are more parents concerned about these above issues please let our school know or go to the next school board meeting on March 22, 2004 at 6:00 p.m.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2003

My son will be entering the third grade this year at Bonifay, and we have been very pleased, overall, with the education he has received. So far, the teacher involvement has been top notch, and that is very important to me. My only dislike about BES is that there is not anything available for the children to do after school. They are lacking in extra curricular activities.


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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 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "B".
  • 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 42%
Black 6% 23%
Hispanic 4% 29%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 81%73%61%
Master's degree 19%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 0%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. Roddney Jones
Fax number
  • (850) 547-4026

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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307 W North Ave
Bonifay, FL 32425
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