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Limestone Creek Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 945 students

 
 

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Posted April 28, 2014

Limestone Creek Elementary School is the perfect balance between professionalism and feeling of family. The teachers are caring and prepared for any situation. The administrative staff is always ready to help solve a problem. The ESE Dept is caring and qualified. Front office always is ready to help. I have been a Limestone parent for 10 years Mrs. Shepler and Mrs. Zaph both are outstanding as
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

Limestone is fabulous. From the front office, to the teachers, principal, asst principal, and everyone in between, it is a great place. They get the job done , no matter how big the challenge & remain pleasant while doing so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2012

This is our first year at Limestone. I don't have any major complaints. My only issue would be class size. There are 18 kids in my son's class to one teacher with no aide. Parents are pretty involved so she does get a few hours a day of parent volunteering. I would love to see more one on one going on. I see she can get very frustrated and have heard her complain that the school is doing cutbacks and she talks about the politics frequently. Maybe not so professional but...What is one to do? My son is very comfortable and happy there, we considered private school for several reasons and may still decide in the future that would be a good route for him. However, currently we are satisfied and so is he.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2010

Very wonderful with fundraisers and school activities for the children. Poor teacher quality, disappointed with parent-teacher communication. Could possibly work on continuing education for the teachers in Individual differences. After several attempts to meet with the principal I was pleased to finally meet and discuss concerns I had for my 4th grader. Very wonderful woman if you can get penciled in her busy schedule to meet. Need improvement in the special-ed department and positive reinforcement with students from teachers. Safe school, a bit over crowded and has some improvement to do with teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

I have a child in kindergarten at LCE and I must say that I do like the teacher, school and staff. My one concern is class size. Last year it was at about 14 with a full time aide. This year, no aide, 20 kids and quite a few behavioral / learning challenges thrown in, too. Our teacher does her very best, but it is not an ideal situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

My son is in MS. Romano's gifted kindergarten. I give MS Romano an A+. Thanks. She is outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

I am a teacher at another school and both of my kids go to Limestone. This school has highly qualified teachers and staff. The work the students do is very challenging and prepares them for whatever is in front of them. My kids have gone through K- 3rd grade and have had awesome teachers each time. They all go out of their way to nurture and enrich each student's lives. The only thing I wish is that Limestone would offer morning care for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2008

Both of my children have attended LCE. So, I've been an LCE parent for 8 years. We have a new principal starting this year who already has impressed me with her style. I cannot say enough about the wonderful teachers and staff at this school. Overcrowded?? The school is actually underenrolled- there is room for growth. Kindergarten classes had about 13-14 kids in each class. My child's 4th grade class had 18-20 in each class. That's exceptional not overcrowded. As far as their special ed staff- I've had issues in the past. They could improve on inclusiveness. I have noticed improvement over the years and now there are some classes that have inclusion. They have a bit of a way to go though on that. They do care and want to do what is best though. This is an exceptional school though and I give it my highest review.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2008

Awsome school. My son learned so much during his first year of school and his teacher was first class and taught the class with very creative techniques.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

I could not be happier with the quality education that both of my children receive at this school. Teachers and Principal Werner go out of their way on a daly basis to do what is in the 'child's best interest'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

I couldn't agree more- Overcrowded, forget getting help if your child has a learning disability. Horrible experience and glad to be out of there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

Overstressed,highstrung teachers, unruly bully, and the school takes a blind eye.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

It was my great pleasure to be both a parent and a teacher at Limestone Creek Elem., I remember it fondly, as a school of excellence, as a school where students and staff could grow together.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 26, 2007

My daughter has enjoyed this school a lot. It is not overcrowed and they keep making it better each year. It seems like the teachers want to be there and all have a good attitude. It is like a private school without the fee.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2005

Great school...great teachers...great Principal!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 9, 2004

Before we moved to Jupiter we researched area schools; Limestone was rated #1 school in PB County 5 yrs. ago. We love the school and teachers and have never had bad experience. I have nothing but good things to say about Limestone!
—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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
94%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 75%
Black 10%
Hispanic 8%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 80%73%61%
Master's degree 20%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Jupiter, FL 33458
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