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Gregory Drive Elementary School

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Posted March 23, 2012

Gregory Drive has very good and very devoted teachers. That's about all the positive things I can say about it. I've worked there several times as a substitute teacher and the students were quite possibly the worst bunch I've ever had in a class, and that's including my experiences in middle and high school. They were loud, rude, disrespectful to me and each other. I actually had a student come up to me and apologize because his class was "acting like a bunch of animals." Those are his words, not mine. The administration there doesn't seem to think that's a problem. Gregory Drive has a reputation among us subs and it's a very bad one. We tell each other to avoid it. As a parent, you should too.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 11, 2011

My son attended Gregory Drive for the past 2 years. He has ADHD and the 2nd grade teacher absolutely refused to work me. She would write his behavior grades in his planner which were usually A, B,C and then put a D or F on his report card EVERY report card. He was bullied everyday by kids in his class and she would never do anything about it. I finally had to go to the principal with the problem when a group of boys attacked my son and left bruises all over his stomach and back. AND still nothing was done. I do not recommend ANYONE to go to this school!!! They refused to allow me to volunteer anywhere in the school even though I have had my volunteer card for 6 years. We are now at another school and ironically do not have ANY of the problems that we had at Gregory Drive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Mrs. Walls and Mrs. George are outstanding teachers. My son was in there class last year, he had a wonderful experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

Mrs Walls and Mrs Goerge and Mrs Gubbni and the new pricipal are very nice and great teachers .......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2009

This is a wonderful place to send your child. Highly professional and very caring!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

Gregory Drive is an excellent elementary school. The staff is very attentive and helpful. My son has a seizure disorder and everyone has been so accomodating and understanding. Its such a great burden not to have to worry when you leave your child there. I know he is in capable hands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2007

The teachers are smart and know how to conduct a class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2006

Gregory Drive is a wonderful school to send your children. The staff cares about your kids and they have a secure status when it comes down to education. The children all the education and love they need at Gregory Drive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2006

The school has become an A school since my kids have attended and I really like the care the teachers have given to my 3 kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2006

I think that the teachers and staff are very knowledgeable and caring. They really take extra time to help their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2005

Quality school really caring staff. My son went there for 3 years and olny had one problem that the staff took care of really quickly. I look forward to seeing the staff again when my youngest son gets to go. I only wish they had pre-k
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2004

I highly recommend anyone considing enrolling their child in this school to do! I have one son that is on a special assignment to this school. The Principal, staff and teachers make parents fill at home. I volunteer on my days off to assist with anything they need. No child is left behind at this school. If a child has a problem with reading that make sure that the child has every opportunity to get the additional help needed to improve. The staff cares for the children as if they are their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2004

My child attended gregory drive for her third grade year. The attention to her educational needs were handled appropriately { she had no special needs.} The only concern with the school that I experienced as below acceptable was the faith in which the school handled their disciplinary children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2003

My children started going to Gregory Drive after coming from Tennessee.They were really behind but the wonderful teachers and staff did everything possible to help my children catch up. Now they are doing really well in school. I have never seen or heard of a school that has as great of a staff as Gregory Drive. Keep up the good work guys.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

keep up the good work you are doing in keeping the school and students safe.teachers and staff thank you for the great job in making sure our kids get the best education...
—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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
79%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
30%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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
Black 57%
White 25%
Hispanic 10%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%65%61%
Master's degree 33%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. ANDREA M WILLIAMS-SCOTT
Fax number
  • (904) 573-3218

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7800 Gregory Drive
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