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Villas Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 798 students

 

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Posted February 22, 2013

I have a daughter that has been here since kindergarten, this school is awesome. She has had wonderful teachers, and is excelling in all aspects of her school work. I am proud that my daughter is in such a wonderful, caring atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2012

Great school. It is so fun and awesome. I like the teachers and the principals.


Posted July 28, 2009

I love this school! The teachers are excellent and the office staff goes the exxtra mile! Iv'e had three children attend Villas k-5 and those are some of their fondest memories. 3rd and 5th grade especially. The teachers are so caring and attentive to the students' needs. It was an A school when my kids attended, Thanks to the staff and Mr. Jon Looney, Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2009

Villas has been a wonderful experience for my son who is a high functioning autistic. His teacher Miss Sadie is the absolute best. She is in constant contact with all the parents and will always answer questions or concerns. I met a parent who her son had her last year and they still talk frequently. Since school began my son is fully potty trained drinks from a regular cup and speaks in full sentences. She is absolutely wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

Villas is an excellent school with great teachers. The only problem is the new principal. She is not as involved with the students as mr luni was. It would be perfect if he did not retire. Although the principal does not get involved with the students, the teachers make up for it.Not only did they get the ball rolling on a new playground , they assisted the pta in raising money no thanks to the principal and vice principal.
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Posted January 20, 2008

I love villas i had taken my daughter there for kindergarten and then moved her to six mile charter which i thought would be a great school big mistake she now attends villas for second grade and im very proud to say my daughter goes to villas
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2004

My son experienced a great year at the Villa's, he was in third grade with Mrs. Bruni who I found to be on top of her students. She kept them interested yet she was in total control of the kids with the perfect mix of compassion and discipline. The principal was someone I saw involved whether hearing it from my son or seeing him help with the kid pick-up. My two problems with the Villa's was the lady in the lunch room-she never let down trying to diminish the childrens self esteem-my son as well as my neighbors 5th grade son came home every day with a story about her or worse, she brought them to tears. The other problem was the guidance counsler who maybe was overwhelmed with the testing, but I found him to be very dishonest. The teacher was important-and she gets a high rating!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2003

My son has been theire since kindergarten, and now is in 5th grade. He has had a wonderful experience with the staff at the schoo, from the clinic's concern over his need for glasses to his afterschool program. They are an attentive bunch of folks there who offer great support and incentive for their students to excel.
—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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
88%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 61%
White 22%
Black 13%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%66%61%
Master's degree 37%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. JEFFREY DOBBINS
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  • (239) 936-6884

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8385 Beacon Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33907
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