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Frances K. Sweet Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 623 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2011:
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13 reviews of this school


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Posted March 28, 2012

One of the best school my kids have attended !!! Thanks to all the wonderful staff!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2011

We are looking for a old yearbook, year of (1972).... call 2514247126 if found ( Tommie Lee Miner)


Posted June 11, 2011

I am a parent and teacher at this Awesome school!!! It has everything you could aske for, and more! There are challenging programs that stimulate young minds to grow. I would not have my children at any other school in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2010

This school has it all. Great teachers, wonderful administration, and caring parents. The cafeteria and janttorial staff are also made up of caring and involved people. Everyone plays a role in making this school like a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

My children have been going there for 4 years and I love everything about it. Very positive teachers and are all willing to go out of there way to help a child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

I am a parent and just got lucky my son got to go to FK sweet due to the lacking FCAT scores at Lakewood park Elementry. He has top grades and got student of the month every year. An excellent choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

FK Sweet has a excellent academic program. Where do you find a principal that knows almost all her students by name. Our new Asst.Principal is awsome. Every teacher in this school really cares about your childs education.If a child is struggling they find resources to help them get through it. They have a great music program. Teachers in this school will come in earlier to tutor a student. There is a big parent involvement which is a big factor in schools. The PTO is awesome. They also have a enrichment program which is so amazing. I would tell anyone to put their child on the list for F.K.Sweet. You will love the extracurriculum like Violin,Chess Club, Music Sounds and much more.This is a school your child will leave with big accomplishments.Everyone plays a big part to get the A status that we have.F.K.Sweet really cares about your child & his education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

I believe that FKS is a great school. However, I do not see a race balance in some grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

Excellent academics, caring and involved teachers and administrators, parents involved at every level, great music & art program, the PE coach is dedicated to furthering young athletes, not many afterschool options or any afterschool sports programs other than the strong PE program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2005

This is my daughter's first year in Kindergarten and the staff has made her experience as pleasurable as possible. The principal, Debra Snyder and assistant principal, Cortina Gray are absolutely fabolous administrators. This school has provided my daughter with educational foundation that she can use to succeed if she were to go to any other school in the world. I highly recommend this school to any parent in the world who is seeking an elementary school for their child. Don't let the neighborhood fool you, the curriculum being taught outways any negative image that can be said about the neighborhood. Frances K. Sweet Elementary School is 'Simply the Best.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2004

I am very proud to let people know that my children attend F.K. Sweet. My husband and I attended private schools our whole lives and planned on sending our children there as well. When we experienced a tour of this school, it changed our minds. We love the staff and are so pleased with our children's progress. It is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

FK Sweet Elementary is by far the best school in our area. Not only are the teachers and staff excellent, they truly care about the children. They work hand in hand with the parents to raise responsible, educated and caring children. They also make a concerted effort to abstain from the monotony of 'cattling' kids and family. The dinner and show events are a huge hit and really remind you of that 'small town' feel!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

My son has excelled in all subjects while at FKS. The teachers are very concerned with the education of all students. I am very proud to have my child in such a great school.
—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 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

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 "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

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 State average
Black 50% 23%
White 30% 42%
Hispanic 14% 29%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%65%61%
Master's degree 29%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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