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Academy at the Farm

Charter | K-8 | 390 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 11 ratings
2012:
Based on 5 ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted October 19, 2009

The small classes and focus on agriculture are great to instill good values as well as education.


Posted October 19, 2009

My girls are getting the best education in Pasco County!! If they need something special they get it, they are not lost in the system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

This is my 1st year at the school, I love how everyone knows everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

The Academy has a committed and professional staff who strive to create a safe and caring environment that is child-centered and community-oriented. Beautiful country location.


Posted October 14, 2009

My daughters school has the most energetic teachers and staff I have ever seen . They have a really good vibe. They are so nourchering to the students and the school is in a farm setting very tranquil. I love it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

I am a teacher at this school and I can honestly say that I would not work anywhere else! The staff is awesome and the students are wonderful!! I am very blessed to be apart of this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 2, 2009

What a wonderful school!! I cannot say enough good things about this school. Dr Rom is such a wonderul person-Very firm but yet loved greatly by everyone. My son started here this school year and he just loves it. The teachers are so caring and show so much concern for each child. We wish they would extended the school through high school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

The quality of education and the caring of the administration and teachers at the Academy At The Farm have been outstanding since we put our son there last year. He is in first grade now, and receives special assistance, and teachers, aides, staff and administrators have shown a caring and willingness to do whatever they could to assist him, as well as other students, including those with problems and those attending regular classes. The school is an inclusion model, with about 20 students needing special assistance and the remainder in regular classes. Dr. Rom, the principal, is a long-time educator who is caring, yet firm, with the students, and provides the leadership necessary to ensure the school is extremely well-run. First hand experience with Mrs. McCrimmmon and Mrs. Carroll have shown the personal touch, and have aided my son immensely. An outstanding school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2005

Unique 'country' environment; small school; strong parental involvement encouraged; intelligent, passionate, caring teaching and support staff; outstanding school director; emphasis on traditional values; successful mainstreaming of special ed. students; still growing and evolving, with hopes of building a permanent school structure (currently housed in nice modular building - not temporary 'trailers') as the school still needs more facilities, like art and music rooms, as well as a cafeteria, gymnasium and auditorium, but the kids and the staff have done a good job accommodating in the current surroundings. Our son has been at the Academy for 3 year (since kindergarten), and we've been pleased with his education, especially with his teacher this year!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

44 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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
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 52% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%
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 51% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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 83% 42%
Hispanic 12% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Black N/A 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 86%63%61%
Master's degree 14%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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