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Ramblewood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 800 students

 

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Posted Monday, July 28, 2014

Ramblewood is a great school and after two years, I've had a great experience with the teachers and staff. I've had the opportunity to get involved with PTA and volunteer in classrooms, and I see first hand how the staff is working really hard to continue to make it a great school. The teachers I've had, have been perfect for my son. The new principal has been there 2 years, and she is continually looking for opportunities to improve - the aftercare has been revamped, she's worked to update the school technology. PTA works really hard as well, although they could use more parents to volunteer. :) There's a new Lego club that goes and competes against other schools- really great program. I encourage any parents who are in this school community to check it out, and most of all, get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2014

Ramblewood elementary is a great school. My daughter loves it, mr. Thornberry the asst principle is fantastic with the kids and parents. Her 1st grade teacher Mrs. Nak is a breathe of fresh air the kids are learning and passionate about what they learn. Her teaching skills are very interactive and tries new or updated teaching methods.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2012

My dear readers i am only disapointed at the fact that there hasn't been a review in in 2 years.My children attended this school up until 6th grade and it was the most remarkable experience,the Principle is a dame above dames the asst. principles have been patient, kind and caring.Great teachers impact a childs performance and self esteem and by the grace of God this school exceeded my expectations in all those areas. Thank you !Thank you!Thank you! I love ya. p.s. writing this made me very nostalgic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2010

Ramblewood has been fantastic with both of my children. They have always given my children the best of everything and have been nurturing and encouraging. Awesome teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2010

excellent teachers, best principal ever, excellent ESE program!!! My son love the school, his friends, he is very happy ....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

My youngest son is in 5th grade and we are very sad to be leaving this wonderul school. I have had 2 sons in this school since Kindergarten and have nothing but wonderful comments about this school, especially the Administration. This principal is the best I have ever worked with. She is "hands on" and has high expectations for all of the staff. The parental involvement is excellent. Overall, this has been a very positive experience and I'm proud to say my children attended Ramblewood Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

The teachers are great and very caring about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Best administration.....Super teachers....Wonderful students....Need i say more
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2008

Ramblewood is like a family. You feel it when you enter the office and then the attitude of everyone truly shows how much they care about their students. Thanks for all you do for our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

I love this school...The staff is amazing... and son's teacher was great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2008

Ramblewood Elementary is simply WONDEFUL!!! The teachers & staff are truly caring & dedicated. My daughter has attended since 2nd grade & my only problem is that we are sad she has to move up to 6th grade and will be leaving. :( Ramblewood is a hard act to follow- We will miss all of you. Thanks for all that you have done and continue to do. Ramblewood is the BEST!! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2007

I have had two children attend in the last 10 years. The most recent student says 'you learn a lot but it's strict'. My oldest had a great learning experience and has gone on from there with a passion for learning. I find the teaching staff willing to communicate if the parent is involved. The administration is visible and active. There are constant improvements. The playground areas need to be expanded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

i love ramblewood elementary school because it is safe and my child makes friends there every day
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2007

My child is attending this school.I'm very pleased with the Principal and all staff.She's very kind and willing to listen to parents.My child loved going to school except this year.The teacher is no quite what my child needs, but is doing good academically. Otherwise, my child is not very happy about going like other years.The teachers of SPECIALS as they call it are excellent,no question about it.Maybe need to be 'more demanding-incentive' in a way,for the kids to want to learn more(spanish,P.E.,music,etc)I know it's hard to listen to every parent and what they have to say,but they really try very hard!Parents are very involved, but should get more involved.The school needs parents to help out in every way.I think they could be a little more considerate when they prepare each class for the next year and ask to all teachers about each child's need.Al least my child would've liked school more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

I have 2 children at Ramblewood. One in 1st grade and one in 4th grade. I am very happy with the quality of education that they are provided with. The teachers and the principal are extremely competent and the curriculum is challenging. They also have a lot of activities and field trips through school and PTA. I agree that the playground can use improvement but that is a school district issue. It would be nice if more parents were involved. There are a lot of opportunities to help...even for working parents. All in all I am very happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

My 3 kids have attended Ramblewood Elementary for over 6 years. I only had good experiences with all the teachers in all grades. It gave my older daughter a great foundation for middle school and she is doing great. My son is a gifted child and the teachers have been very accomodating to keep him challenged and motivated. Whenever there is a problem, I am notified immediately. The front office staff is the best. The principal is practical and available. Yes, I would like to see a better playground for kindergarteners. From what I can see, lots of parents are volunteers. The PTA is active and having a nurse available at the school is a major plus. It is impressive to see how the school runs so well with so much diversity. When I sell homes in the area, Ramblewood Elementary is one of my major selling points.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2007

My children have been attending Ramblewood for 5 years and I find this school to be exemplary in quality of education, specials (Spanish, computer lab, music..etc) student programs, parent communication and activities. Ramblewood earned the Governors Sterling award in 2006, the only public school to achieve this high honor and has received the 5 star and A+ school awards for 5 consecutive years. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who values GREAT education at the elementary school level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2007

Ramblewood Elementary School has a very dedicated staff. However, the playground provided for our children need much improvement. It is not only an eye-sore but lacks play sets by far. Recess should be fun time for them. Trees have improved the appearance but these kids need playground that they can all play on. Our kids need not only mental but physical stimuli. Principal is caring and has great leadership qualities. She is 'hands on' kind of person. I love that! The staff at the front office is a pleasure to deal with. Just a thought or two from a concerned first grade parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2006

I think this school is great..The teachers attentive.The staff caring if you go to them with any problems..The learning seems to be right where it should be for grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

Wonderful teachers! Somewhat involved parents. Great principal.
—Submitted by a teacher


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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 35%
Hispanic 32%
Black 27%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 75%53%61%
Master's degree 25%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. BETTY COLYER
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