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The One Room School House Project

Charter | K-5 | 174 students

 

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12 reviews of this school


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Posted February 3, 2014

i love one room school house. My daughter is excelling academically. Mrs. Martinez is an awesome teacher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

I have 2 children that attend One Room. My oldest has been there for 7 years. The staff is incredible, personable and love all the kids. The atmosphere is a positive one where they encourage acceptance and understanding. The academics are far superior to many of the public school in Gainesville. They recently have begun adding extracurricular activities like soccer, track, and volleyball, adding to the benefits and appeal of the school. I would highly recommend One Room to any family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2012

I am the mother of a fifth grader at The One Room School House. i feel luckt to have gotten my child into this school three years ago. I also feel very lucky that the school has added a new middle school. The teachers at One Room are awesome. The small school sizs means that my son gets attention to all his needs. And the school is high performing academically. I love this place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2012

My son will be attending One Room Middle School this fall and we are very excited about the change. He attended summer school and the teachers were wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2011

One Room School House has been wonderful to me and my child. My child has had a rough two years at school due to ADHD and speech/language needs. One Room put him in 1 on 1 tutoring for many subjects and he gets Speech/Language and OT done at school. His Teacher, Principal and staff has worked very close with us and always kept us in the loop. If we were at a public school I know my son would have been left behind in the shuffle. My daughter went to One Room and in 6th grade was placed in an 8th grade math because she was so far ahead of the normal class. I am very thankful for ORSH.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2010

This place is truly wonderful. The top rated title one school in the state. There truly is n o child left behind at our children's school. And all the staff take great caer of us. I would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2009

This school is GREAT! The highest achieving school in Alachua COunty. Also, in the top 10 achieving schools in the entirte state. The campus is beautiful. The teachers are caring, energetic and great at what they do. The place is well organized, safe and inviting. I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

One Room has done eberything I have ever asked of it for my child. It is a beautiful campus, very homey, not institutional at all. The multicultural atmosphere is wonderful and unusual in this town. The small size of the school and classes makes it possible for no child to be left behind
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2007

I am very pleased with every aspect One Room has offered my children, not only academically. I have had 3 children attend, a grandchild and friends children come to One Room because of the wonderful experience my children/family have had there. It was our 'rock in the storm' when public schools were just not cutting it with one of our children. One Room offers so much one on one and has such smaller class sizes that my child was able to catch up to his grade level and exceed further due to all that extra one on one he received. I am forever grateful to the One Room School House and I would recommend this school to anyone asking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2007

There are a few things to really love about this school: the older children are assigned crossing-guard positions, which seems to effectively teach courtesy and responsibility (each morning, a child holds the door open for parents and other children, and when its raining, we've had these children hold umbrellas for us from our car to the front door! Both the staff and the students exemplify a great deal of courtesy and respect for one another (a little unusual these days, but oh so welcomed!). The playground isn't much to talk about, nor are the extra-cirricular activities (in the after-school program), but other than that, this small-community really feels warm, like home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2007

I would agree that the 'gifted' program is not at all challenging. It was in no way 'enriching'. This school is definitely built on the 'grassroots' movement philosophy of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2005

While the teachers and prinicipal were personable and caring to the children, I felt that the academic work was far below the level required by my child. Due to the size of the school, their were no real extracurricular activities available to the students - even those participating in their aftercare program. The school, in general, and the bathrooms, in particular, were never kept up to the level of cleanliness that one would expect of a school. Finally, the school never scheduled parent teacher conferences throughout the school year.
—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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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 51% 23%
White 28% 42%
Two or more races 10% 3%
Hispanic 8% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
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 72%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 86%44%61%
Master's degree 14%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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  • Mr. Brett Beckett
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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4180 NE 15th St
Gainesville, FL 32609
Phone: (352) 376-4014

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