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Treeline Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 986 students

 

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Posted April 18, 2014

Treeline Elementary School has turned out to be a wonderful school. I really like the classroom size. It seems that they can give each child the individual help that they may need and even provide tutoring services. The staff is always friendly and helpful and I feel comfortable with my daughter being there as they also seem to take security serious as well. I would recommend this highly for anyone's child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

My son has been going there for about a year and half now, starting in Kindrgarden and now in 1st grade. I must say I love this school! My son was bashful when he started going to school but now he loves going. The teachers and councelors are so helpful with getting students adjusted to going to school and not being with dad all day. If I ever have a problem, the staff is very helpful and they treat everybody with respect. I dont know how this school was in the past but I'm very happy my son goes there and I trust that he is safe. I drive from Lehigh Acres and there are plenty of schools here but I dont mind driving the extra miles for a good education for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2013

4.5 stars. There's always room for improvement but this is a great school. Both our kids have been for at least two years. No major complaints. Very open communication. Any minor concerns have been addressed by teacher, staff or administration. Ideas have been accepted and implemented. School is what you make of it and this school just has great positive feel about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2013

Enough experimenting already. Let's start improving the AYP and cutting the negative staff. Great school if you are one of the favored students, not so great if you are not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2012

I have seen a downward slide at this school. I am disappointed in the lack of progress in this school. While I believe the administration truly cares about the students, there is insufficient supervision of the staff and volunteers, resulting in a very inconsistent experience across the school. There is too much disrespect from the staff to the students which translates to too much disrespect among the students. Too much teaching to the test instead of true learning opportunities. Too much staff "reorganization", eg, 50% new teachers in one year, new gifted teacher every year, new specials instructors almost every year, etc. Definite preferential treatment of certain groups, with the "disadvantaged" students and "favored parents". kids having a significant priority. Certain staff/teachers run their little fiefdoms - I wish the main administration would open their eyes and see too much of the staff don't share their passion for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2011

Our daughter has been at Treeline for 2 yrs (KDG & now finishing 1st grade). Our overall experience has been good & since we're very involved parents I feel like we have great communication with her teachers & admin staff. Most importantly, my child is LEARNING and developing academically & socially. She really responds to their positive reinforcement approach even though she's already a well-mannered and behaved kid. I think they definitely need some more organization from the admin staff for things like more clearly written notices that are sent home. (sometimes we feel like important details are left off of these notices, but it's gotten a lot better in the last year). The only truly negative thing I would say is that I do get tired of being overrun by fundraiser requests & I would prefer that they didn't allow local businesses/services to send home flyers for their camps, clubs & etc. I don't send my child to school to be marketed to, and I don't want to have to explain why we can't participate in every single activity. While I fully support the schools' needs for funding, I would rather donate directly to the school instead of selling cookie dough, magazines, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2010

My granddaughter loves the school and my daughter is greatly involved in all aspects of her education.


Posted May 29, 2010

Though there are many young teachers, they are excited and work to go above and beyond for my child and others. There are children that have behavior and academic problems at Treeline...but, from my research, most schools with a high population of economically challenged children to have problems. I believe the new principal is turning things around for the better and the other children will improve in the upcoming school-year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2010

Well,my husband & I are convinced that we made the right decision taking our son out of this school & moving out of FL to Beautiful TN, our children have a chance for a good education now.Thanks to Mr.Folsom,Mrs.Nader & Ms.Schillinger, they were trying to run a Boot Camp.My son has completed 2 grades w/flying colors & my daughter is going to 1st.We've had nothing but happiness.Florida school systems are toxic,the kids don't have a chance.TN has education a priority & they're modo is "When the kids are happy,they w/succeed!! Hurray for TN.Goodbye forever FL..:)))
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

What a shame. Such a beautiful brand new school in a very lovely area. Too bad it's lacking experienced teachers. They sure don t get the Golden apple award and the staff makes you feel as though they're doing you a favor if they help you. There s so much bullying going on that it s the norm and is not taken seriously.. My son was miserable the entire year 08/09 third grade and so were we. Do yourself a favor and keep looking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

My children are so excited this year to be a part of Treeline Elementary! The school made an A for the school grade and improved some of the plans and rules around the school. They come home happy each day ready to do their homework and talk excitedly about what they did in school. I love it! When I drop them off in the mornings everyone greets us in the building in a friendly manner. Even the new principal is kind to everyone, what a change from the past two years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

Many changes coming this year. New principal, new staff new direction. It's now an A rated school, which helps attract the best (students and staff) and Treeline made significant progress is all of its' sub-groups too. While my rating is 'average' due to the past year, my hope (and belief) is the coming year will be well above average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2009

Treeline is a Florida A school! The teachers and staff work to see that my child is successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2009

*****Great school, excellent teachers. And wonderful support staff. My son is in the third grade, and transferred from Gateway Charter and the teaches and the support staff there was offer. My son, well we really had a very bad experience. Thank you for caring so much my son is really enjoying school and he is happy again and more important his grades are back up and he;s learnd and is confident in his ability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

Wonderful school, excellent teachers. Great support staff. Both my children are excelling here. My daughter is in K, but is reading on a first grade level. My son is in first grade, and transferred from an Orlando school where he was significantly below grade level, and is now on grade level. The teachers really care and work with each student, and always offer additional learning materials for parents. Both my kids LOVE every teacher they have had, as do I. My kids both know their principal because he stays involved, and doesn't hide behind closed doors. By far, one of the best schools in Lee County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

I was pleasantly surprised by how good this school really is. Orginally I was going to send my child to a private school for next year, but I have decided to keep her in Treeline Elementary School. The teachers from observation seem to be on the young side, but that seems like a plus so far. The office staff is very helpful and nice. I am very pleased that my child was placed at this school. My daughter has really excelled, and I would recommend this school to any parent that wants the best for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

This school has a few great teachers. There is a severe discipline issue at Treeline that needs to be dealt with. Due to those issues the learning environment is anything but ideal. There is no need for a sex education class; these issues are discussed at lunch, during PE, and in the halls, in explicit detail.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
90%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Hispanic 41%
White 31%
Black 22%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 79%66%61%
Master's degree 21%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 Leader's name
  • MR. JOE VETTER
Fax number
  • (239) 765-5415

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10900 Treeline Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33913
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