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Myra Terwilliger Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 677 students

 

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Posted May 21, 2014

Awesome school they have really helped my child in so many ways she has come a long way since being at Terwilliger. I Love the staff and thanks to them all...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2012

MY SON JUST STARTED 4TH GRADE , I DON'T HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THE SCHOOL IT LOOKS NICE AND CLEAN, HOWEVER, THE PRINCIPLE IS EXTREEMLY RUDE, UNPROFESSIONAL AND SERIOUSLY NEED TO BE DOING SOMETHING ELSE OTHER THAN EDUCATION, I WILL BE SPEAKING TO SOMEONE IN THE BOARD OF EDUCATION BECAUSE THIS WAS NOT A WAY TO SPEAK TO PARENT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2010

My son has started Kindergarten this year. We love his teacher Ms. Baker. My son has severe eczema with severe food allergies. Ms. Baker shows her compassion, care, support, and concern for my child. She makes me feel secure that he is safe in her hands. He has also grown so much this year and is already reading!!! I cant wait for my daughter to start next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2009

According to my children, the biggest area of concern is the lack of discipline displayed, although this may be a need to be taken care of at home it still reflects on the scholl when it continues to allow the misbehavior. The school is secure, but it should be cared for more tediously, not haphazardly. I do like the teachers efforts in motivating students, though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2008

I was very unhappy with Terwilliger. The teachers there are caring, but there are too many students that do not behave and/or are behind academically, for the teachers to be able to do their jobs well. After being consistently told by his teachers that my son was 'the best in the class,' he was significantly behind his peers when we transferred schools last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

Both my children have had a wonderful experience at Terwilliger. The teachers work hard, communicate with me, the office staff, counselor, principal and others have always been friendly, more than competent -- a joy to interact with. I have one child in the gifted program & she loves it. The kids get a lot of attention and advanced work in math. As a bonus, the campus is large, with a lovely outdoor eating area for when parents visit - no headaches from eating in a noisy cafeteria! It's safe -- fully fenced and the school keeps the fences closed and locked except at the start and end of the end. Terwilliger is a terrific school. We moved to the Wiles zone but I've kept my kids at Terwilliger and I drive them -- don't want to fix what's not broken!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

The principal in the 2006 and 2007 school years has been excellent in responding to my wishes as a parent and my child's needs. She displays enthusiasm for the school (an A school now!) and care for the children, and speaks highly of the school's teachers. I eat lunch regularly at the school with my child and do not feel it has ever been 'dirty' as one comment suggested. A fine public school overall, and my child has enjoyed it for three years running. He's in a wonderful gifted program, I have chaperoned two field trips to the museum and liked all of his teachers. A great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2007

The teachers are good and the school in general is OK but the principal needs to motivate the people that work there. Most of the school is dirty, specially the cafeteria.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2007

My child is encouraged to do his personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2004

This year (2003-2004) the school has been excellent in helping each child achieve his/her potential. The enrichment program is very good and it provides a challenge to those children in it. There is a remedial program for those children and it feels like a family atmospher at the school. However, since everyone has been shifted east in the county, there will be a different diversity level at the school and I am not sure there will be sufficient resources to cover all the children that may need extra help. I hope I am wrong about this. Overall, its' been a great experience at Terwilliger Elementary School.
—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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
84%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
99%

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 "A".
  • 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

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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
Black 53%
White 22%
Hispanic 12%
Two or more races 10%
Asian 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 84%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 51%44%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 10%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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  • MS. LYNN MCNEILL
Fax number
  • (352) 955-7134

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301 Northwest 62nd Street
Gainesville, FL 32607
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