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Shadowlawn Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 704 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 27, 2013

This school spends far too much time on practicing for the FCAT, using negative discipline procedures,ie. walking laps for recess, instead of addressing the actual problem, and using extrinsic motivators such as pizza, soda, and candy instead of instilling intrinsic motivators and values.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2011

I am truly disappointed this year. My child is a fifth grader and is almost afraid to go to school. The cruel , unruly behavior and foul language is way out of control. Some of these kids belong in an alternate school. The teachers don't really seem to know what to do besides,"Give me your behavior chart". What a lousy way to discipline. These kids don't care. New principal way to easy going, start putting your foot down! Assistant principal is good at talking to them like they are in kindergarten. More needs to be done. Their parents should also be called and brought in for a conference. Start giving detention for verbal vulgarities and arguing with the teachers. As for the teachers this year, some need to move on to other careers , or go back to school and learn how to talk to and address the students. I have been extremely unsatisfied this year because I feel that no one cares. Especially with the awful things that have happened to my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2010

3 out of 4 of my children have been going here. And absolutely love all the teachers. I was able to enroll my youngest one for speech, and occupational therapy as well as join in on the regulary prek class activities. and he got tog to the sae school as his big sister and brother
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

I have been very satisfied with all aspects of Shadowlawn. The teachers are very one on one,the activitiesthat the school participates in are both fun and educational,and the opportunities for student and parent involvementi n extra curricular activities in stellar. The teacher to student ratio is very balanced, and the amount of new technology and supplies to promote learning are very high. This is all in all a wonderful school. Being a military family, we have moved frequently, and the education that my children are receiving at this school have greatly factored in our career plans to stay in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

As a parent, and educator, I am very impressed by this school. First, my daughter has had a fabulous kindergarten teacher this year. She is energetic, understanding, and on task. Secondly, to be a school of over 700 students, the administration knows my child by name, amazing! Thirdly, the PFA and volunteers are very active at this school. Fourth, I'm impressed at the variety of courses offered to all grade levels: art, music, PE, computer, and media center. Finally, as a military family, we are appreciative of the support the administration, staff, parents, and students give to our servicemen and their families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

I have 2 children in this school (3rd and 6th grade). I have been very pleased with the school as a whole. The administration is awesome. It makes me feel good that most of them know my children by name. We have also had very good experiences with the teachers . The PFA (Parent Faculty Association) is very active in everyday activities of the school. Wonderful school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

My daughter is in 1st grade and LOVES school. The teachers are great and the building is brand new so it has great technology and resources. The PFA is very active and always has great things going on!!!
—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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
81%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%
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 53% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
94%

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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 82%
Hispanic 9%
Black 5%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%64%61%
Master's degree 31%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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Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
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