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Chiefland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 818 students

 

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Posted May 20, 2007

My son was in pre-k this year. He loved it. The teachers were great with him. I am hopping that the up coming years will be just as good as the year that we just had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

We have had our children in CES for 4 years. I am not impressed with any of the 4 different principles that we have. They will excuse any teacher action by stating some state regulation. Out of the 6 teachers we have had, 2 have been children motivated. 3 have been too occupied with their own education to teach. One was well educated but completely impersonal.
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Posted January 3, 2007

I have a five year old that just started school this year. I have been nothing but pleased with C.E.S. She loves it and I love it. Her teacher is wonderful. She keeps us up to date on everything happening in the classroom and with the entire school. I can't say enough good things about the teachers and administration of this school. Keep up the good work!
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Posted January 3, 2007

My daughter has been going to this school since kindergarten. She has had the best teachers thus far. She loves her school as well as the teachers and staff. My only concern, and this has nothing to do with the teachers, is so much focus on the FCAT. I do not feel like the kids are able to master anything before it is time to move on and learn something else that will be on the FCAT. That is my only complaint and, again it has nothing to do with the teachers. We love Chiefland Elementary.
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Posted August 9, 2006

My daughter went there for 5th grade and loved it. Yes her teacher was very strict but that was the best of all things for her. I think all students need the discipline and compassion of the teachers. The teachers are there to help and they do just that. Thanks to all the teachers. Now I have a 4th grader there. I expect only the best for him as well. I am very pleased with this school.I think regardless of how the student is doing teachers need to keep parents informed. Sometimes, although, that doesnt happen. That does upset me. Other than that really good communication between parent ad teachers.
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Posted February 1, 2006

The only thing I have to say about Chiefland Elementary is that they do not allow our kids to be kids. Most of the teachers do not want to take the time to really help our kids, they would rather have our kids on medication so that they do not have to deal with different personalities.
—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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
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 "B".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 73%
Black 14%
Hispanic 8%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 181%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 24%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%61%61%
Master's degree 38%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. ANGELA THOMAS
Fax number
  • (352) 493-6042

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1205 West Walnut
Chiefland, FL 32626
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Phone: (352) 493-6040

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