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Pleasant Grove Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 741 students

 

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Posted Monday, August 18, 2014

My daughter went to kindergarten at PGE and she loved her class and her teacher. I volunteered a lot in the school and got to know the principle and other teachers and found it a very positive learning environment. Principle Kirby is very involved in the everyday occurrences and Mr Herman seems to have the discipline side down. I wish we didn't have to move out of state because I would have loved for my daughter to be able to stay through out all of her elementary years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2010

This is such a wonderful school. They have such a family atmosphere and the teachers truly love their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

The school is a wonderful place, very friendly staff who always makes you feel welcome and are genuine. The staff treat your children like their own. They want to see all children successful in academics. They have lots of extracurricular activities for all ages to participate in, PGE is the best school around Citrus County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

This is my Grandson's school,its very well run and very up to date,I was so impressed with the hallways and lunchroom,beautifully decorated,very artistic!!!


Posted June 10, 2005

The teachers at Pleasant Grove Elementary, as well as the administration, work to meet the needs of every child. You can see by the cars in the staff parking lot that many staff members work late hours during the week and on the weekend. The new math series requires parents to be involved with homework on an almost-daily basis. Open house events and parent newsletters help to keep the parents informed of important issues. The PTA provides many extras for the students and staff. Mr. Simon, the school principal for 2004-2005 will be missed next year since he was transferred to another school. He provided motivation and excitement to the staff and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

This is my daughters first year here. She is in Kindergarten. It has been such a wonderful experience. Her teacher is excellent! She's extremely positive in dealing with and teaching the children, the kids adore her. I adore her! I'm also told that all of the other teachers in Kindergarten are really wonderful too. Mr. Simon, the principal, is doing such a superb job with this school. He gets very involved with the children and the children all love him. I see him getting lots of hugs from the kids. He's such a pleasant person to speak with and really has a way about him that makes you feel right at home. Lastly, there seems to be a lot of 'family functions', which is great because you get to know the parents and teachers better. This is a really great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2004

Our family recently moved here from south florida. We were very unhappy with the schools there. PGE has been a great school so far. My child has gone here for 2yrs. The teachers are great! We are very impressed with how friendly the staff is including the principle. The teachers have been very helpful, and will speak to you anytime reg. your child. The class size is small to, which is very nice for the kids. I would recomend Pleasant Grove Elem. to anyone!
—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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
95%

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 "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

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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 83%
Hispanic 6%
Black 5%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 192%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 21%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%58%61%
Master's degree 40%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. LYNNE KIRBY
Fax number
  • (352) 249-2141

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630 Pleasant Grove Road
Inverness, FL 34452
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Phone: (352) 637-4400

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