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Pivot Charter School

Charter | 6-12 | 254 students

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5 stars

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2012:
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Posted December 3, 2013

This is an excellent and outstanding new school with a very well educated and professional principal. Great leadership, super teachers!! :)) Couldn't be happier after I had my kids at Sixmile Charter involved in almost daily fights and bullying!! Great work - Go Pivot!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

If siting in a classroom and being apart of he heard isn't for you, go to Pivot Charter school. It's amazing for working at your own pace and Getting the help you need when you need it. Teachers are friendly, and helpful. I am currently a senior attending Pivot Charter and wouldn't be graduating if it wasn't for the caring and understanding people surrounding this school. Pick Pivot, be a panther. It's great!


Posted April 19, 2013

I am a junior at Pivot, I do not think that I could have made a better choice on what school to go to! This school has the best learning environment I have ever been in! GOOOOOO PANTHERSSS!!!


Posted February 22, 2013

I have two daughters that attend here. One is in 6th, the other 8th grade. They will definitely be graduating from here. The schedule is flexible,and they have a chance to focus on school work without all the negative influences that plague our middle & high schools. No bullying, and peer pressure. I am so grateful to have found this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2013

This school is just fabulous! My daughter started in September 2012 at Pivot Charter. The day she started our family life changed completely. She is able to focus on her education without waiting for the teacher or classmates because she takes all her classes online. She can just keep on going and learn and explore material she would have been never been exposed to in a regular classroom. We can go back and see what she worked on and we can see every paper she turned in. They also offer several clubs and there are Pizza Parties, Ice-Cream Socials, Movie Events, Filed Days etc. My daughter has never been so happy in any other school. The environment is extremely professional and every student has their own little space to decorate with their personal pictures etc. We are looking forward to the next years to come when she will start with AP classes and Dual Enrollment. If school for you and your children is stress, this is the school for your child. At Pivot Charter studying is actually fun and making friends is easier due to the small environment. The teachers are the nicest and most carying I ever met. We feel blessed that my daughter is able to attend this school for no cost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2012

I love this school! The teachers are friendly, they really care! The students are so nice and polite! The Principal is the best ever, she really wants the students to succeed!!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 47% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
48%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
n/a
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 84% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 57%
Hispanic 28%
Black 12%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 55%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/AN/A
Female 45%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school public
private schools
other charter school
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 86%66%61%
Master's degree 14%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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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 4:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • MS. KELSEY JOHNSON
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (239) 689-5474

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Hybrid
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No

Resources

Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
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Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
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2675 Winkler Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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Phone: (239) 243-8266

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