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Bushnell Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 775 students

 

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Posted December 15, 2008

It is a Great School, I have a 6 year old in Kindergarden and she has been at this school for 2 years and I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2007

This school has been great for our son. Wonderful teachers and staff.They work well with children with special needs. We are out of zone and I drive him everyday to school and it is worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2005

This school is very well rounded. Children enjoy this school and a safe and comfortable learning environment is provided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2005

There seems to be great desire for involvement from the parents, but it depends on the encouragement of the teachers. No art or music class, although there is an early morning choir.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2005

I feel that Bushnell Elementary has been a leader of academic excellence for some time. The school allows the parents to interact with the teachers through participating in field trips and other social events. This way we can get a feel of how the teachers treat the children. Overall I believe the teachers and other staff members are very professional and personable with the students. My daughter Victoria actually brags about how great her teachers are. I feel very fortunate and honored to have my daughter attend this school .When I think of Bushnell elementary I think of a school who actually cares about their students. They don't meet the standard, they set the standard. THANK YOU.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I feel that the teacher's do their best with what they have to deal with. Alot of parents do not participate as they should, leaving the parents who care behind. moved here from Pinellas county, kings highway elementary, and have found a vast improvment over the shoolastics. thye teachers here are much more focused and have more time to spend with each child. we just wish we had more funding for our school to make it one of the best learning enviroments in Florida. We feel very fortunate to have found a school with caring teachers and an enviroment for our daughter to acheive a better learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2003

I enjoy the family-focus of this school. Chili/Bingo Nights allow good communication between families and school personnel. I always feel welcome in my daughter's classroom.


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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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
91%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
99%

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 "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 67%
Hispanic 16%
Black 12%
Two or more races 4%
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 80%70%61%
Master's degree 20%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • A school (2010)
  • A school (2009)
  • A school (2008)

Special education / special needs

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Yearbook
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. JOHN TEMPLE
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Fax number
  • (352) 793-1336

Programs

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

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Library
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Yearbook
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  • An afterschool program known as ENCORE targets students in grades 2-5.
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218 West Flannery Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513
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Phone: (352) 793-3501

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