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White City Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 557 students

 

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Posted July 30, 2010

I have taught as a substitute teacher at over a dozen elementary schools for Saint Lucie County, and have taught at this school many times, for all different grade levels. The children are well behaved, and the atmosphere is very pleasant. It was always a pleasure to pick up a job call for White City.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 20, 2010

White City Elementary's A rating is far from thr truth. The 2010 administration does not care about their students well being. All they care about is their scores at the end of the year. I would not send my children to this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 11, 2005

I believe that white city is an exceptional school. Ms. DK is a wonderful principal. She is accessable when ever the need arises. THe extracurricular actiities are such to pull the best from each student. My son loves being part of the Tech Team (computer club). All parents lend to the school in one way or another. The academic standards of this school are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2003

I have two children enrolled at White City Elementary.I am very suprised to see the 'scoring' used in judging the schools.I urge parents to speak with other parents whom have children enrolled in the school instead of taking heed to the scores listed on the previos page. White City Elementary is a small school with a caring, yet no-nonsence prinipal that makes it her bussiness to learn parents names,send personal thank-yous and yet still run a tight ship.I have been very proud to be part of the White City 'family' and I ask parents of other schools if they feel that teaching values such as team work(used in the reading buddy programs)and creativity(expressed when taking part in the Wild Cat Writer program)are important to their children's development or what the absenteeism percentage is at a school.Again, as a parent with children in this school for four years now,I couldn't be happier with this school. Sincerely, Jennifer Gatins-krip
—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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 41%
Hispanic 35%
White 21%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%65%61%
Master's degree 30%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. ROBERTO BONSENOR
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  • (772) 467-4067

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