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Corr Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 782 students

 

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Posted March 29, 2014

Horrible at best. Used to be good school but now terrible teachers and even worse parental involvement. Many renter's kids swear and start fights but staff will not follow up. Do yourself and your kids a favor ... Get them to a great school nearby like Collins or Summerfield.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

We moved to FL from Ny this year and we were worried about the school system here. We have heard that academics weren't Florida's strong points. I have to say that we are nothing but pleased with this school and it's teachers.Her test scores show great improvement and I especially like the ELP after school program ( please keep this). My daughter is in 3rd grade and has Mrs. Pedraja and Mrs. Smith. Both are excellent teachers and we couldn't have gotten luckier with her first year's teachers. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

my little sister used to go here she loved it. amazing teachers and students. The teachers are so kind and make you feel right at home. cubs rule


Posted August 13, 2013

Love how this is "A" rated school and parents complain..... My child loves this place and I also love this place my sons teachers in Kindergarten and 1st were awesome and Everyone of my friends kids love it here! I have went to every concert open house Book a thon and F.R.A. bowl we can! every time they have one its hard to find a seat Every kids loves corr!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2013

Horrible. Administration is lazy at best, teachers roll eyes and complain right in front of kids and parents alike (I've witnessed this first hand) and there is a serious lack of parent involvement. The only positive thing about this school is that my child LOVED the art and music teachers. This school needs motivation and enthusiasm. If you don't have the drive and deep desire to TEACH children, you shouldn't be involved in an educational setting at all. This place seems like a bunch of people who are there just to collect a paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

The principal and guidance counselor and my son's teacher are very uninvolved, even when I have approached them repeatedly for help. I have been less than impressed with the entire school system and will be taking my personal concerns to the school superintendent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2013

Teachers we have had are great , my daughter has made many friends and is always happy to go to school. The administration also seems very friendly and always made me feel welcomed. As a parent I can have some say in what teachers are chosen and my kid gets to see the benefits.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2013

My son & daughter are new to Corr this year & I can't wait to get them out of there. My daughter's teacher is very kind & you can tell she enjoys what she does. My son's teachers are HORRIBLE. Even communicating with them has been a nightmare. I never see the Principal. I approached the guidance counselor about testing my son for gifted after our previous school counselor recommended it at the end of last yr & w/o knowing me or my son she said something along the lines of "he needs more responsibility at home". My son went from LOVING school to hating it. He used to have a book in his hands all the time & now I practically have to force him to do his nightly reading. Getting him to school & to do his hmwk is a daily battle. He does worksheets all day, it's monotonous to say the least. They just drill the fcat. There is alotted recess time each non PE day but unfortunately it is at the teacher's discretion whether or not they go outside and they NEVER do. I understand why he hates it. He is stuck at a desk all day everyday doing worksheets after coming from a great school with teachers that cared and a Principal that was ALWAYS visible before, during and at after school functions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

This school has wonderful compassionate teachers....they truly care about my childs future and well being! I had an experience with my child being very ill all of the staff and famialies united to help my son keep up with his school work and organized fund raisers to help!! I have four children one already in middle school and the traits taught by this school will never be forgotten!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

I am so happy Corr has finally started a 'Gifted Program.' They have found an outstanding teacher to teach this program. Mrs. Shaeffer has done such neat, fun stuff with my child. My child does not even know she is learning. She thinks it is so much fun. Corr has always been a great school, but with teachers like this it is now fabulous, to say the least. The principal is dynamite also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2010

I just was informed a few weeks ago that Mrs. Schafer, the new gifted teacher, has found my child qualified to be in her class. My child always loved school but now she is being challenged in math. I am thrilled Corr has got a gifted program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2010

Corr is a wonderful school and my daughter loves going everyday. The grounds are always kept very clean and the staff is awesome. There is a lot of pride from all staff members from principal to the janatoral team. This to me is important, everyone gets along. I can't say enough about the teachers they all seem to love the job they do and the children they teach. I am so very pleased and could not ask for a better school that my beloved daughter can experience the first few years of her education. THANK YOU CORR!!!!!!!!
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Posted November 19, 2009

I am a parent of a child at Corr. We have seen this school grow and thrive throughout the last four years. The school is kept in wonderful condition. The teachers are hard working and caring individuals. As a volunteer who works at this school I can say that there is none better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

Great elementary school, teachers go the extra mile to take care of their students. This school has an exellent ELP program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

This school has been wonderful. My son is in ESE class and from the first day to now he has changes 100%. Everyone has worded with me with my problems and with him. They have taken the time to help him. He is talking alot more and interacting a whole lot more. Everyone in that school deserves recognition for all the support and time they take with the kids to help them
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Posted August 24, 2009

We just found out the infamous Mrs. Schafer from Collins Elementary has moved to Corr. We are thrilled. She had my son in 3rd grade prior to us moving. I am praying she is going to be teaching 3rd grade and will have my daughter. Corr is a good school with an outstanding principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

Corr is an excellent school. All the teachers are very exciting and have a love and passion to teach every child. All the staff is very eager to help with any problem you may have and come up with a solution not just a quick fix. They are also very good at noticing the kids that make good decisions and have great accomplishments. I love Corr and would not put my kids anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

Corr is an exelent school, the staff is very organized and friendly, My kids beem attending Corr for 4 years already and they love and respect everyone in the school I wish the school the best of years to come...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

Ms. Heinz is an excellent teacher and really cares for her class . My gaughther loves going there in Kindergarten and continues to get better at reading and other activities. Her teacher makes all the dfference. She takes the time to make learning fun and I know she spends her own time in projects for her class .I have volunteered for a few activities and they do the best with the resources they have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2009

I love the shool, the teachers there really care about the students and always update parents about their progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
27%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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 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
Hispanic 44% 29%
White 27% 42%
Black 24% 23%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 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 68%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%67%61%
Master's degree 35%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 2%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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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Terri Faerber
Fax number
  • (813) 672-5349

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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13020 Kings Lake Dr
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