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Expressions Learning Arts Academy

Charter | K-5 | 92 students

 
 

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Posted April 27, 2011

I am now graduating from Expressions. I loved going to the school and performing. The teachers are fun and (usually) easy going lol. Its a very relaxed school and a smart, fun school where I think I've made life long friends. The school is challenging yet the teachers will help you catch up of you are behind. I LOVED going there. And now I am graduating to P.K Yonge for Middle School.


Posted March 21, 2011

As a parent of a graduate and a current student it is with the utmost confidence and sincerity that I rate this school an excellent. The staff care for the children and the children care for each other. There is a strong sense of community and respect of person. The arts are incorporated into the curriculum seamlessly~ and the children benefit from the small class size, individual attention and well rounded experience ELAA has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

It's the best public elementary school in Alachua County.


Posted May 6, 2010

The people that have children that stay in this school are all very loyal and much like a school click - gossipy, etc. and they rated it well. I put my daughter here and pulled her out the school was probably the worst experience that she or I have ever had in her life so far and she is 15 now. I knew only three other people who had their children here and out of them one pulled their children out as well! We had a lot of questions about strangeness and inappropriate behavior...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

The teachers were so kind and helpful. From the orientation to the shows, we are able to be so involved. I took the adivce of another parent and enrolled my daughter into Huntington and I found the combination of the arts at school and the advance cirriculum at Huntington have really made her into a well rounded child. We couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2008

Great school! My daughter loves it. She loves the drama, dance, chorus, music and art programs. She's doing well academically. She loves her teacher. All of the teachers at Expressions seem exceptionally caring and the parents are very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

Expressions Academy Arts is a wonderful school for children. The school provide top notch academic skills, nuturing inviroment, a hands on way of teaching. If your child is interested in music and dance I would recommend this school. The teachers are very well trained. They care for your child as an individual as well as a student. They promote individuality. The arts and drama provided by the school is more than what is offered in a public school setting. This is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2003

Expressions is a wonderful school if you are looking for a high quality academic program enhanced by the arts (mostly performing arts). Because of the fast-paced academics, busy schedule, and stimulating atomosphere, Expressions is not a good school for children with certain learning difficulties or with ADD type problems. The school is small, and resources for ESE students is limited. The facility itself is also very small and a little funky/messy, but the quality of the curriculum and staff makes up for the lack of space and the untidyness. Worth a look!
—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 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
100%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
100%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

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

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 75%
Hispanic 11%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 40%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/AN/A
Female 60%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%44%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%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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5408 Southwest 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
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