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Emma Love Hardee Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 612 students

 
 

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Posted November 29, 2009

The Rating Says it Excellent,Yet the educators deny to give much information of the students events and activities.As of punishment all they do is have to make Bad children not watch a movie.But also,The movies are Very juvenile and dramatic,I have seen that they wouldn't let kids watch pg rated movies,and yet some kids are not watched when Doing very Uncivilised acts Like cursing and fighting,I think this school needs more Rules and needs to be watched All school day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

I volunteer every day and think the teachers, staff and students are the best!!!! The teachers are dedicated to giving their students the best education possible.


Posted August 10, 2009

I love the school and the teachers I have been involved with! I do not like the principal at all! I have a special needs child and I just do not think he considers the ese childrens needs when he is making descions that affect them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2008

aweosme teachers and have my child has no problems there


Posted November 1, 2007

Emma Love was a wonderful experience for my children. The Principal is one of the rare kind that is in it because he wants the children to do well, not for himself to look good. VERY inviting front office staff, and teachers that seem to consistently go the extra mile. Wish they had an art program, but they do give us information on alternative programs instead. My child actually cried on her last day of school at Emma Love because she was going to miss everything. Great atmosphere, AND an 'A' rated school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

I am a parent of two children that went to Emma Love Hardee recently, and it was by far the best academic atmosphere my children and I ever had. The Principal is very friendly and always has an open door for students and parents. I have one child that is special needs and another that is an honors student and Emma Love meet all their needs. The faculty and staff are the best in Nassau County, the front office is very informative and friendly, and we always felt welcomed by everyone. Emma Love's staff is very dedicated to their school and it shows. I cannot say enough about it! As a parent, all I can say is that it was the best experience for us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2007

Emma Love Hardee Elementary School is a sad excuse for an educational institute. Parents are not kept in 'the know' about school related events unless they actually walk into the school and ask about them themselves everyday. Also, don't expect your child to get into any sports or activities--your child's good abilities aren't good enough here--you've got to personally hob-nob with the teachers to get involved with anything. If you decide not to kiss up with the teachers, then your child will be treated by their teacher with the knowledge that their parent isn't in the 'it' group. We had trouble with a certain teacher at this school who would belittle our child for asking questions in class and told our child that she would fail for missing some days (documented sick for the flu!). Advice--private or home school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2005

Quality of academic programs is very high -- particularly focusesd on reading. Quality of technology is also very high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

I truly feel Emma Love Hardee is a wonderful school. The front office is very inviting and cheerful, the library is a blessing. The PE program is excellant, the PE teacher always changes the activites and makes PE fun. When you walk in the floors sparkle. This building is old but kept up very well. The teachers and staff are the best in Nassau County. Thumbs up to everyone that works at Emma Love Hardee.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Library and computer lab are shining star programs. Music and band are okay. Sports, PE, guidance and counseling leave much to be desired. Extracurricular activities at the school are nil. Teachers are truly excellent! Leadership is the opposite. Parents are involved and the atmosphere of the school is generally pretty good. It does not sparkle, but it could certainly be much worse. Families are pleased to be there, and if a child is of ordinary abilities will likely be fine. This school is not recommended for gifted or highly intelligent students, unless they are lucky enough to be placed with a strong teacher. Several parents of these students have reported problems with attentive placement, care, and consideration of their children's exceptionalities, resulting in wasted portions of the school year for some students.
—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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

229 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

188 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
89%
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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
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

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
White 74%
Black 12%
Hispanic 7%
Two or more races 6%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 155%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%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 55%58%61%
Master's degree 45%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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