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Westside Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 620 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 20, 2014

This school is outstanding. All three of my boys have been in Mrs. Fort's school and I love the great job she does in leading all the students and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

I have two children at WES. All the teachers and administration we've come in contact with have been outstanding. They seem to go out of their way to make sure our children get what they need from elementary school.
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Posted November 21, 2006

I have a daughter who started her kindergareden year at Westside and is now a 2nd grader. I think the teachers & staff are very caring & put your children first. They have excellent safety measures and great parent/ teacher contact...good or bad. It will be sad when my daughter has to leave Westside.
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Posted July 26, 2005

I love the small town atmosphere at this school. The staff is friendly and everybody knows who my child is and they are always in contact with me. The academic programs are great. The third grade teachers did not seem to stress out over the Fcat. If they did they did it in private and the children did not see it. My third grader looked forward to taking the test! They have a great variety of extra cirricular activities, choir, puppets and drama, story time say no to drugs. I just loved this school.
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Posted June 26, 2005

Good school overall. Needs more music and arts. Parents are invited to be involved and thats good. Teachers cover material well and overall atmosphere is good.
—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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%
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

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 42%
Black 12% 23%
Hispanic 2% 29%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 77%72%61%
Master's degree 23%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Lynne Fort
Fax number
  • (904) 259-5172

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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