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Fort Myers Beach Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 125 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
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2011:
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4 reviews of this school


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Posted October 4, 2013

Fort Myers Beach Elementary, is a very small school with great qualities.The principal Mr. Woods, teachers, and his staffs are the most friendliest heartwarming team , they personally greet every one of the students in the morning and afternoon by their names. The teachers are very attentive to their students learning. My son has never been in any school environment, and he's in Kindergarten. His quote on this school " I LOVE school."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

I love teaching at FMBES! The parents and kids are terrific and extremely easy to work with. I love that we have so much of our FL history in our back yard and we take walking field trips to check out as much as we can. The staff is very caring. We call it on "The Island", our little private school. Bring your kids to us, we would love to teach them.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 30, 2006

We are delighted with Beach School. The staff are engaged with the children while extremely professional. Staff are accessible. My child was recently accepted into the gifted program and I was very impressed with the evaluation team, their methods, professionalism and communication. My child is challenged academically. There are no school-sponsored extracurricular activities per se, but the school cooperates and participates in community activities. I declined to be actively involved in PTO due to other commitments, but have never felt that my involvement at any level was discouraged. Those parents who wish to be involved are encouraged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2006

No extra curricular activities offered. No teacher after school extra time. Large sized classrooms. Parent involvement discouraged in higher grades than 1st.
—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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
41%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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

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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
White 83% 42%
Hispanic 11% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Black 0% 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 53%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 73%66%61%
Master's degree 27%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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2751 Oak St
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
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Phone: (239) 463-6356

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