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Dunedin Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 676 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

My school is Dunedin Elementary School and I love it there. The teachers are the best around. They go above and beyond to help their students. I wouldn't change schools for anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2010

My granddaughter will surely miss the excellent teachers, staff, and friends at Dunedin Elementary School. Mr. Peterson, the great bucket drumming teacher, is the VERY best. Hope all have had a great summer. Diana, Sierra, Stacey
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

The school is filled with devoted,caring people ,and we are very happy for our little ones place there.


Posted April 24, 2010

Because it simply is the best !!! the school is filled with devoted, caring people that take the time with individual students to have them be confident and self assured.


Posted November 18, 2009

My son started this yr on pre-k and he hated it! I had to transfered him to another school, he will complain about other kids being mean to him, but the teacher never seemed to noticed. The teacher was not very opened to parents and kind of build up a wall, maybe it was just with us bec of language barriers..I don't know. I had a previous experience at this school with my oldest son who has learning disabilities and it was a terrible. I felt like I was being blamed bec my son was not able to learn as the other kids. And my son's self steem and confidence was crushed bec he felt he was not good enough. His friends kept moving on but he was retained on the same grade, bec he could not read at grade level, but he was excellent in math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2008

I'm very disappointed in Dunedin. There are serious behavior issues and bullying is tolerated too often by teachers who don't care. My child is going to another school next year, and I can't wait for this year to be over.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

Terrific, caring administration. Great ancillary staff. Teachers are a mixed bag-- some are absolutely fabulous, a few are so burnt-out they're crispy. The students are a mixed bag as well-- a lot of them come to school carrying far more baggage than any child ever should have, and it shows in behavior. Extracurriculars are fewer than elsewhere in this part of county. The PTA does what it can, but just doesn't have the financial or parental resources of the schools in Palm Harbor or East Lake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2007

My son went to a pinellas county charter and hated it, but when I transferred into Dunedin it was a warm friendly environment my son loves this school and cried when school ended! I can't wait to go back to their new facilities this fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

Dunedin elementary is number one in caring, confident, professional, and wanting your child to succeed in school. The office staff is informative, mrs. Boyd the assistant vp is excellent and well educated. Mrs. Cullen thank you for a great second grade education. [My daughter] will miss you so much as she will be moving to pasco this next school year. Wtg dunedin, you are number one! highly recommended choice of schooling for your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2006

Dunedin Elementary was a great experience for my three children. They all did very well academically as well as in extra curricular activities. The teachers are very caring and willing to go beyond the scope of their job description. One of my children was enrolled in the gifted program, which was absolutely wonderful. He did exceptionally well and was better prepared for middle school. The level of parent involvement is average to high, they all seem to care and try to get involved as much as possible. I would recommend this school to families new to the area or who are thinking of moving to Florida. We miss it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

I have 2 1st graders and 1 2nd grader. This was their first year at Dunedin Elementary. All my children love their teachers. Each teacher has been there for at least 15-20 years. I helped to volunteer with one of the classes and was impressed with the learning style and helpfulness of the teacher. The PTA is constantly coming up with new activities (as well as repeat activities) for the parents and their children, such as carnivals, movie nights, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Dunedin Elementary has been a wonderful experience for my daughter whom has attended since Kindergarten. She is in the gifted program, both Mrs. Cobb and Mrs. Thode have been outstanding. Mrs. Jameson each year does a wonderful job with the art show and not only teaches art to the students but educates them about the area they are studying. The office staff are extremely helpful and courteous. All of the teachers have been very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2004

Our daughter began kindergarten Aug 3rd. Her teacher Ms. Foster called us the first day of school, to let us know about her day. What an unexpected call, which was greatly appreciated. What a wonderful, kind, and thougtful teacher. Thank you so much Ms. Foster.
—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 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
83%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
26%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 42%
White 31%
Black 18%
Two or more races 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 66%60%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 3%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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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:40
School end time
  • 2:40
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • MRS. KATHLEEN BRICKLEY
Fax number
  • (727) 469-5891

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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900 Union Street
Dunedin, FL 34698
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Phone: (727) 738-2990

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