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Inverness Primary School

Public | PK-5 | 686 students

 

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Posted August 19, 2008

I am new to IPS but I am very impressed. This year both of my children will be going there. I have a 5th grader and a Kindergartener. I was very impressed with the level of parental involvement as well as the little town feel. Yes, Mrs. Bushman knows everyone! She is a wonderful support to the teachers, parents and students. She is very involved with the PTA and has a wonderful support staff! Kudows to IPS. Congrats on earning an A!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2006

My son started Kindergarten at IPS this year, and I have to say that the level of evaluation and support of his learning needs is excellent. He is struggling, but continues to receive the one-on-one interaction needed to help him progress rather than regress and become frustrated. IPS is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child (and parent) by name. She is a great example of a leader. Thank you IPS for bringing out the best in my son and giving him the encouragement and confidence he needs.
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Posted June 29, 2005

IPS impressed us witht he level of parent and teacher involvment. Our son's kindergarten teacher was extremely dedicated and resourceful. We are very happy with our child's academic proress and socialization. We ended up getting more involved with classroom activities than we originally thought we would. This was because we felt such a rapport with our child's teacher. The kindergarteners participate in the AR program and our son was tested for and accepted into the 'Reach' program. This is the gifted program. We are very please with the staff, the programs, and the administration at IPS.
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Posted March 23, 2005

We have an awesome team to improve the social and academic growth of all of our students. We are on the cutting edge in new methods in reading,math and social studies. We have reading groups by grade level so all of the students have a 30 minute block of reading on their level. Our Art, Music, PE, Media, Tech, Science/Math Lab areas are spectacular! They integrate with all grade levels to attain our high expectations. Our staff is a family, all staff members work together for the academic and social growth for our students. We are proud of our students and staff. We are a PTA School of Excellence and have a dynamic PTA organization to assist in our goals of academic and social growth of our students and to help communicate better with our parents.
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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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
89%
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 5% 29%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 4% 23%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 62%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%58%61%
Master's degree 32%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Marlise Bushman
Fax number
  • (352) 249-2135

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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206 S Line Ave
Inverness, FL 34452
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