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Pelican Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 921 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted August 22, 2013

Pelican Elementary is a great school. My grandson has been going since kindergarten & he is in grade 5 now. the teacher's are awesome.


Posted October 7, 2011

This school is terrific. I would highly recommend it to any family moving here for their child to receive an excellent education. The teachers and staff are all very friendly and professional. This school practices positive reinforcement for behavior. They also get the kids very excited about Reading and Math. Our kids have cried every year they had to end the year with their teachers. Each has truely enjoyed the Pelican experience. I will be sad when they all move onto middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

Pelican is a great community school. The teaching staff is diverse which meets the needs of all the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2010

Communication seems to be an issue at Pelican. I have two children currently enrolled. I have completed volunteer orientation and am willing to volunteer through out the week, yet the teachers tell me they have nothing for me to do. Issues have gone unresolved even after meeting with the Assistant Principal, Guindance Counselor, Teacher, and Principal. Very disappointed. My children are on a waiting list for another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

The teachers and staff are so kind and patient with the children. Thegive a decent amount of homework, not too overwhelming. They have lots of events for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

I have two children enrolled at Pelican and couldn't be happier. We moved to Cape Coral in January 2009 from Maryland and both my kids love Pelican. I am very pleased with the way the teachers individualize the learning experience for each child. My children have been to three other elementary schools prior to Pelican and it is by far the best school they have attended...If I could give the school a higher rating I would.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

I am very displeased with this school. My son did have a great teacher at first but was switched to another teacher shortly after starting here. The teachers asked to have a meeting with me after the end of the quarter. I agreed thinking I would be shown some of my sons progress and areas to work on and maybe some of his tests and etc only to be cornered by the staff who decided to inform me I needed to take my son to a dr and told me to get him on medicine. They even stated they thought he had depression. They even told me I was neglecting my son for not getting him on meds. Thankfully I have changed schools to another close by school. My son is very happy now. His grades are great now and is not having any issues as he supposively did at pelican.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2010

Love the school and love the teachers. My children are so happy as am I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

i just love this school. We moved from the north, and I was worried about schools down here. Now, I just love it, my son, 8, is very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

Pelican is an outstanding elementary school that provides a well rounded education while putting the student first. Parent and community involvement is welcomed and encouraged. There is variety of extracurricular activities including jump rope team, odyssey of the mind, chorus, and drama
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

Pelican is a great school with a wonderful staff. I have been as involved as possible considering I work a full time job during the day. I take every chance I get to participate in school activities, events, and field trips. The teachers are very appreciative as well. there could be more extracurricular activities. The jump rope team could be extended to make up a jr. jump rope team for the younger kids who love the activity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

I am thrilled to have my 3rd grade Son at Pelican! We came from a great school in Ga. but a small town where people cared about your kids so I was ready for a shock. Boy did I get one, the people here treat my son just like family! He feels safe,and he is! The gifted program is great with Mr. Nelson and Mrs. Kauffman is fantastic as his every day teacher! He looks forward to getting up for school every day and even likes the food! His favorite subjects are Math and Science and his Reading Teacher has him reading for fun! He is happy and he is learning,plus they just had a school function at a skating rink so the kids get to know each other and have fun wile making money for the school! His Teacher was even there! That's school spirit! You Go Mrs.K!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

My older son has had a wonderful experience this far but my younger son has had some teacher issues. The school is old and I often wonder if that contributes to my son's allergies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2006

Pelican Elementary is a wonderful school full of caring teachers. The teachers at Pelican go the extra mile to ensure that the students are getting the best possible education. They truly care about their students, academically and otherwise. Extra-curricular activities are available in Chorus, Jump-Rope Team and OM. While parents do volunteer in the classroom, the PTO seems extremely limited.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

This is a great school. This is what all schools in America should be. A family, they look out for the best interest of your kids and make sure that they are well taken care of in every aspect possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

My son attended 2nd grade here. Overall I was pleased with this school. They placed a great emphasis on reading which I think is very important. Music and art classes are available. My son really enjoyed attending this school also. Due to my husbands military status, my son was only in this school district for one year, but my sister, who is a permanent resident, rates this elementary school as the best elementary school in Cape Coral, Florida.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2005

This is one of the best schools around. My children have been there for 3 years and every year they have been on the honor roll and one of them actually has perfect attendance. I wish there were more extracurricular activities for the children in the younger grades such as 2nd. I don think that they should have the jump rope team just for 4th and 5th graders but have them start out younger. But over all I wouldnt change my kids school for nothing, no matter what and will be sending my next child there to get the best education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

This school has a strong sense of community. It is in one of the older elementary campuses in the zone. Parents rave about this school over and over again. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The library stays active and the kids seem very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2004

Pelican is a wonderful school for any child to spend their elementary years. I believe that Pelican offers a top notch education along with wonderful character building fundamentals that provide the foundation for a bright future.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted June 21, 2003

Both my children attended school at Pelican Elementary. May 2003 was a sad day. My last child was graduating 5th grade from Pelican. Pelican's principals, teachers and other staff have always been helpful, always willing to listen. This school is run with care, compassion and understanding. I always knew what was happening at school. My child's progress or even when he/she was having problems before it was too late. I give this school an excellent rating.


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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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
42%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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 "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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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 64% 42%
Hispanic 27% 29%
Black 3% 23%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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 61%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%66%61%
Master's degree 35%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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3525 SW 3rd Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33914
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