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Fleming Island Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 762 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 9, 2006

I have had great support from teacher and other faculty for my first-grader joining mid-year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

Its a great school, great staff and academically is great, not complains what so ever, just keep that A coming for our school. great job mrs. principal and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

Good public school in a great neighborhood with parents who are very involved. Teachers range from outstanding to average, but for the most part, students will get outstanding teachers, especially in grades where the 'team' of teachers for that grade get along. Too much emphasis on the FCAT but that is a State issue not a school issue. Decent afterschool care program provided by the YMCA. School is getting very large however with 7-8 classes per grade. Keep in mind that the size and number of teachers allows for leveling of abilities. However, we were disappointed that the Gifted program only applied to Math and Science.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2005

New to school, and found large size of school makes it easy to get lost. Teacher interest in pupils is good, but not noteworthy. Parental involvement has been key to this school's success, and is a must if you want your child to get the best education available. Lack of funding must be reason that more than classroom space is relegated to Portables, and there is not an affordable after-school program available. Not familiar with extracurricular activities available for our 2nd grader, but have heard there are after-school clubs available to the upper grades. With all the 'blue ribbon' publicity, truly expected more from FIE. As for school security, we will continue to donate $$ so that a fence can be placed around school perimeter. Open campus, and no secure place for child to go at morning drop off, are a concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2005

Wonderful school! We had a great experience at FIE. Parent involvement is great and highly encouraged. And both the curriculum and the staff were exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2005

Children are provided with an accelerated academic program that best meets their individual needs. Special needs students are encouraged to achieve to their highest potential and are educated in the mainstream as much as possible. The faculty and staff are professional and truly care about each and every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2005

Fleming Island Elementary (FIE) offers what few schools seem to any more....close ties to the community it is situated in (Eagle Harbor)and responsive parents that cater to teacher and school requests to enhance students' overall experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2005

We moved to orange park this summer and this is the first year that my third and fourth graders are attending this school. Both of my boys were attending chets creek elementary in the southside area which was also an 'A' school. My fourth grader had been getting straight A's or the equivalent of A's since kindergarten. On his 1st period report card he got 2 C's and the rest B's. I find that the school puts a lot of preassure on the kids to be responsible even to the point where a projects are given with no written instructions sent home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2005

The sucess of this school lies mainly in the wonderful families who attend and support FIE! The quality spread of teachers is like everywhere else. The principal is just about non-existent to us. My children don't know her, and I've seen walking by, maybe twice? Amongst the parents, she has the reputation for being abrasive and unapproachable. Several parents claimed that she never returned their phone calls, and when they did catch up to her, she acted like she could care less about their issues. The security is LAX! The morning drop-off is nothing like described in their own parent's policy book and no one seems concerned about it. It's obvious that something horrible (however unlikely) is going to have to happen for it to change. Again, the children do well here because everyone that attends FIE lives in the same affluent neighborhood where parent involvement with their kids is very high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2005

THis school has an awesome facility and super faculty. The arts program is also well structured. There is a gifted and talented enrichment program that has been very successful. Parent involvement is top of the line and very dedicated to all around development. Safe and well managed. Classes are larger than average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2004

F.I.E. is a huge dissappointment. Just like all Florida public schools, it's about the test. The ciriculum is dictated by the FCAT test and most students are not challenged. Grammer is a non-existent subject. Some of the teachers are great, but their hands are tied. There is a lot of parental involvement, but they have to stay within 'the box'. The principal is unapproachable. The office staff doesn't know her schedule and she won't return phone calls. Efforts to enhance the school with programs like Odyssey of the Mind are shot down, even with no cost to the school. If it's not the principal's idea, forget it. If your child is one of those 'almost' gifted children, they'll be twiddling their thumbs for 7 years. Safety is a joke. You can get to any classroom without ever seeing a teacher or any sign of security. Run!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

We are beginning our 3rd year at Fleming Island Elementary and we could not be more thrilled about the education our daughter is getting here! When we moved to Fl. 3 years ago, our main focus when selecting our home, was the school districts and the school test scores. FIE looked terrific on paper, but the true test would come when my husband and I actually visited the campus. We were overwhelmed! The staff and student body immediately impressed us. It was quite obvious why FIE had such high academic scores! We could not be happier with the education our daughter has received at FIE and look forward to spending the next 4 years here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

Fleming Island Elementary is a fantastic school. The teachers stress academic excellence in a positive manner. The parent volunteer program is extensive and helpful to the teachers and fun for the students. The campus environment is warm and friendly.


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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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
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 63% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
82%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%
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 53% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
99%

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 "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.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Biology I

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

2013

 
 
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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

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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
White 81%
Hispanic 7%
Two or more races 7%
Black 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%64%61%
Master's degree 32%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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4425 Lakeshore Drive
Fleming Island, FL 32003
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