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Groveland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 816 students

 

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Posted June 6, 2013

I am looking for a new school after a year of a teacher that didn't seem to care about my child being bullied. I could not get her to let me know about school work and most of my emails went unanswered. I finally found out that I could have testing done to see if my child had a learning disability but it was too late in the year to complete it. Her doctor diagnosed her with ADHD at the end of the school year. The final slap in the face was when her teacher handed out awards and gave her one for daydreaming! How insensitive of her. There are some nice people working at the school but if you are bullied it is just par for the course.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

As a parent, I am really excited about the Dual Language Program. The teachers are wonderful. My son is very happy to be a part of such an awesome school. I've never seen him so excited. The staff is great. They are very friendly and eager to help. Principal Delpit, you rock!! Keep up the great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

My son is in kindergarten with wonderful teachers. He seems to be very pleased with both of them. He really enjoys the dual learning classrooms and as a parent I am really impressed. The faculty seems to be doing a great job. Keep up the good work! You all are appreciated!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

Groveland Elementayr School is one of the best schools, my son is a honor surdent in first 1st.) grade, he will be going to the Dual Language Program in the fall. The teachers are great, homework, reading well done. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

Fantastic School. I have a child in the Dual Language Program which started this year! What can I say - awesome! Very attentive teachers, teachers assistants and administration. Enjoy the extras like Read and Feed programs. Keep up the great work! It shows!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

We have three children. They have attended other area schools and Groveled has exceeded all the others in curriculum and teacher quality. I have been very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

We have been fortunate enough to have the same teacher for our son in Pre-K and Kindergarten. This teacher is excellent and has gone above and beyond what is expected of any teacher. Our son has excelled and we have loved our time at Groveland, unfortunately we have been zoned for a new school and may have to leave Groveland.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

I had a wonderful conversation with the Principal, Mr. Delpit, yesterday. He was honest and open with me, validating my concerns. I have a kindergartener at Groveland this year and we have been very happy there. My son and I really like Groveland Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

Groveland Elem.can be compared to any private because it's just that great. The programs that they have keeps all the kids challenged. The teachers are superb. The administrators are always noticeable on campus. They are avail. to anyone that needs them. Parent involvement is starting to be more noticeable this year. The school is working really hard in making it always welcoming for the parents. Overall this school is and A++ in our book. I highly recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a public school with a private school atmosphere. A high quality school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2006

I feel Groveland Elementary is a very good school. I feel that the staff is excellent. My daughters kindergarden teacher went above and beyond as did Ms. Barr!(great teacher) It does have it's challenges but, I feel the staff addresses any challenges quickly. Overall, it's a loving school community. Could use more parent involvement! My son is there now in Pre-k and we are having a great school year so far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2006

I am very pleased with Groveland Elementary.My oldest daughter has been there since KG and will be starting 3rd grade this year (she loves it there). As with any school the most important thing is how involved are you as a parent in your childs education, and I think overall that Groveland is a very good school with a good curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

Have not really had a problem with the quality of academic programs. Don't really see any extracurricular activities or part involvement. Do have issues with the v.p. and few of the teachers. No problem with the guidance counsilor. She is very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

My son is in Kindergarten this year and I am very disappointed with the communication level and the lack of parental respect. I expect to be kept informed of his progress or areas of improvement and I don't think what they do is sufficient. I'm looking for another school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

Dedicated staff members. Excellent leadership from a top notch principal and an assistant principal who goes above and beyond what is expected of her.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 23, 2005

one of the things i like about this school is that uniform policy. it is a great school
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
75%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 42%
Hispanic 32%
Black 17%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 77%62%61%
Master's degree 21%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MRS. KIMBERLY JARVIS
Fax number
  • (352) 429-2516

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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930 Parkwood Street
Groveland, FL 34736
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