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Charles E. Bennett Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 758 students

 

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Posted February 7, 2014

I am not too happy about the school or the teacher teacher my son has. The school does nothing about bullying, and the teacher just wants to put my son on medication. Instead of finding another way to help him he has not had a problem before.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2013

It used to be good and parents and students were proud of it but now you have a principal who doesn't care about the students and doesn't care how the teachers treat the students. You go in to complain the student is not relating at all to the teachers way of treating her that she has brought an A B student down to failing because she doesn't grasp this new common core stuff and the teacher does not encourage her but finds fault with everything about her, She has not had one good thing at all to say about the student, the student comes home talking about how stupid she is and how none of the children or the teacher likes her. The school board says it is up to the principal if she wants to change the room and the principal could care less about the student only how she looks over all to the school board. I have not heard much good said about this school lately and it's a shame cause other clay country have a good reputation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2011

The first 2+ years were awesome. Great teachers every year - terrific staff. UNTIL!! We now have a new principal who "rules" CEB. If it's not her idea, it won't float. Parents have little input. She gives us lipservice, but truly doesn't listen. Problems brought in front of her are brushed off. Ideas brought to her are tabled until they are of little use. From a school we "loved" to a school we are "tolerating" until 6th grade graduation. Still love each and every one of the staff..... Just have a huge problem with the principal. I am not just a disgruntled parent. This is a legitimate issue. Liked: Disliked:
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2011

The way I see it, there are 3 problems with this school. 1. Principal 2. Lunch 3. Handicapped parking Let's start with lunch...... I've seen dozens of salads thrown away without being touched! Even more food simply stirred around on the tray and then tossed. Although the lunches are nutritious, they don't appeal to kids. Give them choices and they won't waste so much food. Handicapped parking. There are only 2 handicapped parking spots available at parent pickup. Very often a car without a hangtag or license permit will be parked there. Nobody enforces handicapped parking! The principal. This lady rules with an iron fist. Parents trying to be involved are blown off. She makes all the decisions, much to the frustration of the parents and faculty. She steps in and takes charge of every event and generally gets in the way. Monitor handicapped parking, change up the lunch menus to things the kids will eat and replace the principal and Charles E Bennett will be a 5 star school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

My son has been going to CEB for the past 4 years , and just love it. The teachers are great and they care about each child. The office staff is just great. I know that we are going to miss the staff that is leaving this year. Keep up the Good Work CEB...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2008

I have been going to this school not very long , but it has been a great adventure .
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2007

My grandson is at CEB and has had outstanding teachers and valuable learning experiences. The adminstrators, support staff and faculty are very effective in their efforts to help the students. I am especially thankful for a principal that knows each student by name.


Posted April 3, 2007

CEB is OK at teaching. There are some good teachers. However, as a parent, if your child is not one that is perfect your problems are just starting. The teachers, Admin. staff, and other support staff have a CEB 'They do no wrong' attitude. -J Deal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2006

I feel that certain teachers at this school play favorites and the ones that are not watch out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2003

I love this school. I have never known a set of teachers of administrators who work so hard at creating a successful environment for our kids. I am also really happy that sixth grade is staying at CEB. I also want to say that Mrs. Calhoun does a fantastic job with the kids. She really takes the time to get to know each student and has done wonderful things for my son and his self esteem! Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

Parking is a task all its own...better parking, and managed handicap parking...lower number of kids per teacher, more help for Title One classes...new principal is doing a good job to improve this school...keep it up...and thank you so much, from my children and I!
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%
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 52% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
79%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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
White 67% 42%
Black 17% 23%
Hispanic 11% 29%
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 71%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 74%64%61%
Master's degree 26%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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  • Mrs. Evelyn Chastain
Fax number
  • (904) 529-2133

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