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Hernando Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 656 students

 

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Posted November 8, 2011

I love this school! The teachers and staff have always been supportive and caring for their students. All the teachers my three children have had over the past six years have done everything they can to challenge and encourage their learning experiences. I have always been informed of what 's going on in the classroom and if I ever have a question, all I need to do is call or email them and I get a quick response back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2011

My two boys just started school this year. What should be a wonderful experience has me worried for their success. I have e-mailed the teacher with no response, and written notes again with no response. My son is supposed to have a daily take home folder, and twice now he has come home with out the folder or without the daily papers. I want and need more communication, or i will be headed into the office to speak to the superintendent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

Excellent school with children wanting to learn. Great leadership ! These Citrus County schools actually encourage children to do their best and become achievers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

They have been so great with my granddaughter and my kids both went there and they seem to care about the kids and helping them so that they can get the best out of school.


Posted February 20, 2009

They have very little parent outreach and No communication! They are very back woods. I plan on this being my childs last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

Small school with very good teachers and staff. I have had two children attend. I like the school so much that after I moved I had my child approved to attend out of zone. Great Scouting program too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2007

All three of my boys have gone to Hernando Elementary and I cant say enough good things about the school. From the wonderful staff, super caring Guidance Counselors (especially Mrs. Bailey) and the eexcellent teachers, I highly respect them all. I now have one son in high school, one in middle school and my baby boy is in still in elementary in 1st. These people have been a big part of my life for a very long time and I love them all! I will always believe that the teachers and support staff should trade their salaries with the PRO ATHLETIC guys! Our teachers should be making the millions instead of them, as they hold the most precious of possessions in their hands daily and should be much more appreciated. Renee Benjamin
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2007

My son is in ms. Hunters kindergarden class at hernando, he just loves it! I can not say enough good things about all of the staff there at hernando. They take the time with the students and seem to enjoy what they do. In my opinion, hernando is a wonderful school. Also my son goes to the before and after school care run by w.T.I, they are all great in there! Thanks for all you do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2006

My child is in pre k this is his second year in the prek program. My son's teacher,Miss Price and I have a open line of communication. I couldnt ask for a better teacher. My son started out at the school with little or no verbal communication and is now a non stop talker. I have nothing but praise for Hernando Elementary. They also have a great literacy program and it seems very important to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2005

Horrid school. Low education - unwillingness to change. This is true of most of the school district but Hernando is one of the lesser schools in a very uneducated county. If you live in this school district - you are better off 'non-schooling' your children. This is especially true if your children are bright or above average. The 'advanced' educational program (which your child can only get into when they pass an IQ test with a 125 or above) gives your child the right to do 'artwork' half a day a week. Sad. If your child is average - and you only dream for them to work at Winn-Dixie... then this is a great place to start their lives. The principal is one of the worst I have ever encountered, and the teachers are rigid and poorly trained robots who teach to the FCAT only. Do anything to not send your children here.
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%
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

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 83% 42%
Hispanic 8% 29%
Black 4% 23%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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 70%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%58%61%
Master's degree 37%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 Leader's name
  • Mrs. Laura Manos
Fax number
  • (352) 249-2130

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2975 E Trailblazer Ln
Hernando, FL 34442
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Phone: (352) 726-1833

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