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Eugenia B. Thomas K-8 Center

Public | PK-8 | 1630 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
Based on 6 ratings
2011:
Based on 6 ratings

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Posted October 6, 2007

The Staff is rude and always screaming. The school does not welcome parents, in the contrary, parents are viewed and treated as a burden. Not to mention the non-english environment...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

I had my son for there for Kindergarten and I was extremely disappointed. The school is completely overcrowded beyond a safe capacity. There is no emphasis on individuality, creativity, gym, art, etc...only reading and math. The meet the teacher night gave no insight as to how each individual child was doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2007

My child is in K and we are extremely disappointed with the school it is overcrowded and not well organized. Drop-off and pick up is a mess. The children are forced to sit outside for their pick-up with no shade. The staff answer all questions in Spanish, even went asked in English. Security is important; however, EBT goes beyond that it is not a parent-friendly environment at all. The aftercare office staff are unfriendly, and exhibit no training for that type of work I am treated as an inconvenience when I sign-out my child, and pay for aftercare. The Orientations were a waste of time; unorganized and focused on accommodating the Spanish-speaking parents . The open-house provided little information on our child s teacher. She was vague w/her answers and I still don t know what level of education or how many years of experience teaching she has. A true disappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

So far so good. Both my kids started this year at EBT and they are happy. The only problem is to drop them off and pick them up. They should re-arrange the whole thing! It will be better if half the school goes in the front and the other half goes in the back for pick up and drop off. That way the traffic and crazyness gets easier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

My child has been attending EBT for 3 years now and I think the education is ok. I have a problem with the dropping/picking up before and after school. I don't understand why the school does not provide school buses for all students like other schools do in order to ease the traffic issue and parking problem. The shuttle the City provides is not good enough. Parents will not need to drive. Everyone can benefit from this, i think.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

This school may be fine for the mainstream population, but as an 'inclusion' school for disabled children it leaves alot to be desired. The school administration and teachers do not appear to be equipped to deal with disabled children. They group them together in one classroom per grade and have only three special education teachers (they have just as many physical education teachers -- which gives you an idea where their priorities are). To any parent who is planning on sending their disabled child here, I would advise you to do your homework carefully. There is no welcoming of your child with open arms here. You will face an uphill battle all the way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

My child has attended EBT since it first opened. This school is exceptional! The teachers are very tech savy and most of my kids teachers have had their own websites where they post homeworks and special projects. I love the fact that they use e-mail as the preferred method of communication. The school offers many programs and activities for children and every year they try to open more programs. The just opened guitar, parent and child art classes, strings (violin, cello, etc.) and computer based training. The one thing I really like is that the library has evening hours - they are open until 9pm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

My child entered Kindergarter at this school after attending a Montessori school for two years. The difference is night and day! I'm extremely disappointed thus far, although I'm desperately trying to keep an open mind until the Teacher/Parent Conference in September. His classroom has 31 children and only one teacher. His classwork is at a Pre-K3 level. (Ex. Coloring squares, circles, etc.; practicing the number 1 or downward stroke; and drawing a line from left to right.) I've just found out they don't offer advanced/gifted programs until 2nd grade. I'll probably need to transfer him back to a private school; It would be sad for him to loose his basic reading and math skills during the next two years. Shame on Eugenia B. Thomas Elementary School for failing those children whom are the most excited about learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2005

My son have gone to EBT since they were 5 years old. EBT is a good school. But a think that the award proccess could be different, because the kids maybe being labeled as the smart or not. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2005

Great people, they helped me as fast that was as humanly possible. And they explained everything to me until I understood it. And like I said before it was done in record time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

My child moved from the Sarasota area to Miami and is having a culture intergration process. The office staff and teachers seem to understand thelanguage barriers and attempt to eliminate problems with assistance for English only students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2005

Eugenia B. Thomas is a great school. The standards are set up high and there is encouragement and motivation for students. The quality of teachers is great and the administration is cooperative. The parents in this school are pleased with the effort the staff makes to help children succeed.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 31, 2005

Overall is Good. Excellent facilities, excellent discipline, excellent security. Need to improve Sports that is important to have mental and physical health of the students, into the regular program and with extracurricular activities. Excellent programs to FCAT preparation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2005

Limited availability of extracurricular activites. In our experince, one of three teachers does not have the proper pedagogic preparation, the other two were great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2004

There are no extracurricular activities for the children (i.e., reading clubs, newsletters, sports teams) which I think is crucial for any child's overall development and enrichment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

This is a very good school. The building is brand new and the teachers are very well prepared. Classrooms are big and the groups are not too crowded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2003

overall is excellent,but the after school care teachers should focus more in helping the kids w/homework making them understand the homework not just doing it because the have to do it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2003

Is a great school with high level of quality in education and discipline. The teachers take good care of the childs and the school has a high standard of quality in the building.


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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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
99%

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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%
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

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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
Hispanic 87% 29%
White 8% 42%
Asian 3% 3%
Black 2% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 40%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%58%61%
Master's degree 28%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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