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Moton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 633 students

 

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Posted December 2, 2013

The best elementary school!!! From the principal, teachers and the wonderful office staff!! I can not say enough good about this school!! I felt like family from the very first day there. Everyone is very caring and helpful. If you ever have a problem, they are on it the first minute and do everything to fix it. This school does so many events for the kids, and everyone is so involved. The school is very clean and maintained, always decorated making it fun for the kids!! I will be very sad the day my daughter goes to middle school, we will miss everyone at Moton!! Thank you to Mr Griftth and the entire school staff for a wonderful job done, your dedication is beyond words!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2012

Looking back about the reviews about how volunteers are not welcomed, no school should entirely be based on how one or a few staff members treat them. That does not set the precedent for the entire school. Several of the teachers at the school are incredibly dedicated. There are a few who spend a great deal of time planning individualized, differentiated lessons. It is wonderful to see the results with the kids. The school has had some great festivals like the fall and spring festivals as well as the one held this past winter where each students' writing in the school was posted. The music teacher planned three concerts for the different grade levels that impressed numerous parents. Also, administration is very supportive. Though MES was a "C" school last year, I know for a fact that many worked hard. The school has a high ESE population because they are one of the county's two elementary ESE centers, and many of the kids have made great progress with a lot of support. The students also get support by logging into computer lab programs that focus on reading and math for 30 minutes every day.


Posted March 30, 2011

Once again double standards rule again in the school. The rules only change for a certain few, so as a previous person wrote do not volunteer cause you only get stepped on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2010

I know times change, but when I went to school I LOVED it. The teacher's were great, the Principal was great. I use to LOVE volunteering, when I was in 5th grade. Our principal at the time was Mr. Clifford & he was very close with all of his students. I remember when I left Moton & started at Powell...Mr/ Clifford started at Powell. I was so excited. He wasn't the same pleasant man though, but I never blamed him...Powell was horrible. It was full of rebels. I miss Moton & all of it's memories.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

As a volunteer at Moton, I can offer this advice... do not volunteer. Volunteers are very often treated poorly. We all come into the school out of the kindness of our hearts and are, more often than not, treated with condescension and rudeness. It is claimed that we are very valued, but this does not play out in our treatment. Teachers are appreciative of our efforts, but the poor treatment we receive from the rest of the staff far outweighs any positive reinforcement from those teachers. This is one volunteer who will think twice before volunteering again.


Posted April 14, 2010

Moton does have some wonderful teachers. We have gotten lucky the last two years getting the best teachers. However, there is alot of different clicks in the school and it is almost like a soap opera. Staff talking about staff. Volunteers are not treated like they should be treated and there are alot of volunteers that come in everyday. Everybody should be treated with the utmost respect. Can't we all get along! I glad the fcats are over so our students can start learning what they need to be learning. Some students at moton really need help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2009

Moton is a wonderful school and best kept secret in Brooksville for those who do not know. The teachers and staff go above and beyond. The staff treats all the children like their own. Moton cares about its students, staff and community! f


Posted November 7, 2008

I find the school was become a place of distraction for my student. The administration seem to have other interest that do not include the students. The staff seems uncomfortable. I moved my student to Brooksville Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

My kids have been in this school since their kindergarten year, and we love it. Very family oriented school.. Since the new principal has come to Moton, it has turned for the better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

We moved here from an 'A' school in Tampa(mid year) several years ago. We were so supprised at how far behind we were in Tampa compared to the curriculm they had here at Moton. But the teachers and staff were always there to help. They have a wonderful parent resource center and the teachers are always ready to answer questions and help you to help your student succeed. When we first moved here I was so worried about the bad reputation this school had, But now I call it Hernando's little seceret... Moton is one of the best schools and I would recommend it to anyone. I have more than one student in attendance right now at Moton Elem. and they can't wait everyday to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

My daughter is now in 5th grade at Moton. She's been there since 3rd grade. We moved from Tampa and let me tell you this school is far better. She has succeeded in being a straight A student. We love the staff and students. We volunteer all the time and just love being at the school. The teachers are dedicated in helping each student succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2005

Moton has a caring, upbeat staff which we love. The teachers recognize each student and say hello by name in passing, which is a great feeling of security. However, the school has a terrible lice infestation problem. The principal, nurse, and office staff all inform me it is an invasion of the students privacy to conduct head checks. Huh? Okay, so I suggested sending out an awareness letter to parents, they shrugged it off and it never happened. I have been dealing with lice repeatedly since the start of the year, and it is not home or reinfestation. It is in the school and coming back over and over. This is an expenise, time consuming problem, not to mention very upsetting to our child. We decided to pull her from the school because there seems to be no hope for change. Sad, we loved Moton...except this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2004

Normally parents comment in here, yet I personally would like to offer some words from the perspective of a first year teacher at Moton. From the hiring process to the present, I have received an ample amount of advice and have dealt with an extremely supportive staff. The parents are welcomed here with open arms with an incredible parent and family resource center. Students are supported by teachers who truly care about the quality of education they receive. The staff has worked diligently for the past four years to improve student scores on the FCAT. Each lesson and unit introduced in the classroom is driven by the Sunshine State Standards, which ensures school accountability. As for the administration, their level of professionalism and integrity could not impress me more. Each student is valued- as a person. This is one of the most excellent schools Hernando County has to offer.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
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 55% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 State average
White 60% 42%
Black 22% 23%
Hispanic 13% 29%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%64%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Mark Griffith
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  • (352) 797-7165

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