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Northwest Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 726 students

 

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Posted February 17, 2010

This is such a wonderful school. All the teachers and staff are so helpful and kind to the students and parents. I volunteer alot and see how the school handles differant situations and I am so pleased with everything. My son is a Kindergartener and loves going to school. Northwest Elementary is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

My youngest son was in the VE pre-k class at NWES..I was very happy with the progress he was making and the concern for my son since he was not excelling this year due to the classroom he was in this year, they did all they could to find the right program for him to excel and he was moved to MLE he is doing great there as well. I am very happy with the progress. My other son is also doing good in this school....I give it all 5's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2005

The principal and staff at this school are wonderful. I was 100% pleased with the education that my children received here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

I am new to the Hudson area, and I have been very disappointed with the school system here. There seems to be a lack of parental involvement, and the school seems to be at the root of the problem. The academic quality is getting better from what I hear, but has a long way to go before I would say it's good even.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2004

This school does not allow parents to volunteer in their child's classrooms, I had never heard of such a thing! Take your children somewhere else. My child was miserable here and I feel as though we lost a year. The children get attention by being bad and not being rewarded for good behavior. Parents are not welcome here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2004

Our son has gone to NWES for three years. The teachers he has,and had are all great teachers. The staff is very helpful and the school is a progressive school trying out many new exciting things. The only downside of the school is that it has a PTO instead of the PTA.The principal is a very straight forward, wonderful lady, but she likes to control all aspects of the school,and that is why the PTO is not a great idea. The parents are not involved because they are not allowed to partner with the school in a creative way. With a PTA the parents and staff would have a set program of sharing responsibility and rules, and while there are dues to the national PTA to be paid, the likely involvement of parents who feel they are allowed to make choices and suggestions would be a positive change for the school. The school itself does run great however because of the i's being dotted and the t's crossed by the principal so maybe there is room for communication to help more parents be involved. There is always room for growth and NWES is a great school still growing and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

My child has been in N.W.E.S for 4 years, I could not have picked a better school for her...They are very up to date,Always have time for any questions,our problems you may have. My girl has had 3 different teachers,and are all wonderful people
—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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
80%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
40%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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
White 83%
Hispanic 10%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
Black 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%63%61%
Master's degree 33%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 13%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. NICOLE S REYNOLDS
Fax number
  • (727) 774-4791

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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14302 Cobra Way
Hudson, FL 34669
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