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W. R. Tolar K-8 School

Public | K-8 | 575 students

 

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Posted August 19, 2013

Well this morning was their first day back to school, I also learned today that they held my daughter back and didn't tell me. I was told if she scored good on the liberty writes and pulled her grades up she would pass well she done both. And its like a slap in the face to be lied to by people that act like they have your childs interest at heart, I'm seriously thinking about transferring them to blountstown school. Her last report card didn't mention she was being retained and I missed open house cause I was at the hospital with my sister. So I guess it was the ultimate surprise to a new school year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Over all , this is a great school, most of the teachers are wonderful. How ever some of them should not be around kids! most of my kids love this school but when you speak with a teacher or princ. And they tell you they will do something to help with a problem sweeping it under the rug doesnt help anyone. Kids should feel safe at school they should not be yelled at.When they are upset crying they should be comforted not punished.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

I have two grandson's that attend Tolar Elem. School and I have nothing but good to say about the school. The teachers and staff geninely care about the students and do a great job teaching the children. It is a small community and everyone knows everyone and the school has more of that home-town feeling. Good Job Tolar!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Everyone at Tolar cares for the children we teach. We are all very passionate about what we do here as a TEAM! The kids love coming to school and enjoying all of our celebrations.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 5, 2009

W.R. Tolar is the best school around because of the parents, student, and faculty. We are a TEAM! That is what makes us successful and proud!!! W.R. Tolar takes pride in EVERY student!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 4, 2009

W.R. Tolar School is located in a small town community where everyone is family or claims to be family. The students seem to love attending Tolar School and the teachers really care about their students. Learning is FUN at Tolar!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

Tolar has creativity!! Watch the kids eyes light up, hear their 'Wows!' W. R. Tolar makes learning fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

W. R. Tolar is a school where students and staff want to come to school. We concentrate on teaching and learning, but know that learning is fun. The staff cares about the students, the school, and the community.


Posted April 28, 2009

Im a student at W.R tolar Middle School. This is a wonderful school, and I enjoy going to it everyday to have fun with my freinds. But to also learns the things I need to learn to be successful in the world in the future and now. I love most of the teachers and Faculty. It really is a great School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2006

Both of my children attend WR Tolar and so do their cousins. They have made many friends and enjoy going to school. Education is the top priority in this school and the teachers strive to help the students to the best of their ability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2004

I think W.R. Tolar is a great school, my son loves his teacher this year and I could't have asked for a better one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

I graduated from Liberty County in 1989 and now my children, as well as nieces and nephews attend Tolar Elementary. Tolar known as Bristol Elementary has always put the children s education first. I believe that most of the teachers are highly educated and work extremely hard with the children to help encourage them to work hard toward their future goals. But there are some teachers that need more education experience. I m not saying that they are not capable of teaching our children. It s just that I believe that they could put more into the techniques of their teaching skills. We as parents expect the teachers and other staff to bring out the best in our children and to give them the encouragement and confidence they need to complete their education that is needed in the real world today.
—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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
81%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
23%
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 53% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
53%

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 56% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%
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 47% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
93%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
84%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 70%
Black 15%
Hispanic 13%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%63%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%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 13%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Florida A+ Grade of B (2005)
  • Florida A+ Grade of B (2004)
  • Florida A+ Grade of A (2003)

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. CRAIG SHULER
Fax number
  • (850) 643-4168

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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Parent involvement
  • The school is still a central part of the community culture. parents are welcomed into the school.
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14757 County Road 12
Bristol, FL 32321
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