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Rayma C. Page Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 817 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 9, 2014

Rayma C Page is the best! Not only am I a parent of a student, but I also work in the schools and I can tell you that out of the 85 schools in our district, this is one out of a few that show dedication to their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

We are new to Rayma this year and could not be happier with how this year has gone. The teachers we have encountered are hard working, nurturing and dedicated. We are impressed with the leadership and the level of involvement of the principal and vice principal. We would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

The school does the best it can to meet the needs of all students. The largest problem comes from the regulations of the district and state. If a child does not have a medical diagnosis, the school's hands are tied. The state, nor district, does not view dyslexia as a learning disability. If a child is struggling, but not failing, the district fails to meet the needs of that child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

LOVE RCP!! have had my 3 kids here for 2 years and wouldn't trade it! even if I live 30 mins away! We love Mrs. C and the staff as well. Overall GREAT! my 4th grader has dyslexia and they are so on top of everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2012

My child's teacher has little experience and the evidence shows up on my child's progress reports. The teacher is sweet, but lacking in confidence. Overall, the front lobby support staff is very friendly and helpful, but the principal is disrespectful and lacks tact and charm. She was very clear at the start of the school year, there would be no parental involvement in the classroom, not even as a volunteer. Parental involvement is strongly discouraged, unless it is for fundraising. Overall it has been a disappointing experience. My child will not be returning next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2012

I have 2 children at this school and wouldn't have them any where else. The school has high academic standards and teachers and administrators meet frequently to review every child's progress. Please remember that one persons bad experience should not take away from the hundreds of other positive, rewarding experiences. Rayma C. Page is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

My child has been enrolled in RCP for two years. After much consideration, we chose this school even though it is quite a drive for us and we couldn't be happier. My child has just blossomed over these past two years. The teachers and administrators are loving, caring and consistent which is what my child needs. I like that there is a huge sense of community and the teachers and administrators really work together to do what is best for each child. The consistency is really what will keep us there for the next 4 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2012

Horrible, horrible, horrible school! My child is in kindergarten, and this is the worst school ever! My child is very unhappy, and we will not be returning next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2011

When we moved to the area we started at the Charter school and couldn't be out of there fast enough and switched to RCP and couldn't be happier about our decision. They create a very fun and challenging learning environment that my daughter absolutely loves. The kids are very respectful and all seem excited to learn. I'm excited for my preschooler to begin kindergarten here next year. I have found all the teachers to be very positive and well prepared. I would say that the school may excel with the brighter students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2011

This is my child's first year of school, and it is a bad one. The teacher has very little experience, and my child cries not to go to school. This has to be one of the worst schools in the state. I will be looking for a different school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2011

We have 2 children in this school and let me tell you they are doing great. Teaches and staff have been fantastic. Every parent I have talked to loves the school and staff. I would give them an A+ and will not even consider another school in Lee County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2011

Terrible school! This is the worst school choice in Lee county! My child is in kindergarten and hates it! The school looks nice on the inside, but it's the worst choice I could have made for my child. I highly recommend a different school, espeically if your child has any special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2011

This is the worst school in the area, my child has a new teacher she has no experience at all. she was making my child first experience of school the worst.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

My child hat attended RCP Elementary for 3 years. There are many good things about the school such as their Positive Behavior program, excellent Principal, immaculately clean environment and assessing the kids throughout the year to make sure they are in the right class level. There was a science class for all grade levels in the first 2 years but this year, no science teacher at all. Instead, I saw a new PE teacher who holds classed THREE times a week along with her 2 assistant teachers. I would love to see a science class return. PE 3 times a week is too much. Also, the AR program is not part of the students' grades. Other schools in Lee County include it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

I have had two children attend this school and it is excellent! Their reading improved drastically the first year we switched. The principal is the best principal any od my children have ever had bar none! She cares about each and every student and parent in the school and makes it clear that she wants the very best education for every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

This is the worst school I have seen in my 61 years of living. I am speaking of kindergarten in particular. I'm not sure how this is an "A" school but from what I have seen, it won't be for long. Teachers are over-whelmed by sheer number of students and no teacher should be put here in her first year of teaching. Look elsewhere in your school choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

I am so pleased with Rayma C. Page. We were completely unfamiliar with the school, but with the 'wonderful' school choice system, my son was placed at RCP. To our surprise, we were immediately impressed with RCP. The school has not disappointed, our son is academically challenged everyday. The staff are professional, helpful and caring. We couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

Best elementary school in Ft Myers. I have two children at Rayma C. Page and have been there since the day they opened. Principal is very involved in the school, Teachers are great - we have had a great teacher each year and we have been there four yrs. Highly recommend this school if you want your child challenged academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

I was surprised to see a 3 for school rating. I think this school is great. For a school to be new, multicultural, and get an A, is great. The principal is very hands on, and as I personally have encountered; 'means business.' She does not slack, and the children love her. The staff is very professional. Academically, the kids are pushed to do more, and it is great to see them reap the rewards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2008

we have had our children in the school since it opened. Not one bad thing to say about the staff or the school. I dread the day my last child graduates, I am going to cry my eyes out
—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 58% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
94%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%
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

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
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

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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
White 53%
Hispanic 37%
Black 5%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 9%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%66%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 4%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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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45
School end time
  • 3:30
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • MRS. SUSAN CAPUTO
Fax number
  • (239) 432-2749

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17000 South Tamiami Trail
Fort Myers, FL 33908
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