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Keystone Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 771 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 24, 2014

Be ready for for the worst school you can imagine! There are 3 teachers I can say are there to teach care and love your child! Now be ready to protect your child from the unjust of the woman running the school and the teachers that follow her!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Keystone Elementary is an excellent school. The teachers are so good and the students excel. I would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

I agree with you! There are many more issues but I would be here all day! They don't act like care it's all an act and a paycheck for them. And for that is why I would tell anyone to really pray if they have to put there kids in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I have two children that attend this school and they love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2009

As a parent of a child with ADHD who attends KHES, I know it can be very trying for teachers when the children are constantly on the go. I am concerned when the children get labeled as troublemakers. I do believe that teachers would greatly benefit if they were taught some different strategies from professionals that specialize in ADHD in children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2009

I am a parent of a child who has attended KHES the past 5 years. The teachers are very devoted tot he students. I could not be more pleased with my child's experiences over these last few years. There are many extra curricular activities to be involved in for the students. There is a news team, safety patrol, math teams, GREEN team, just to name a few. The school is a wonderful learning environment for the kids and there is a lot of parental involvement. I feel the principal is not very visible however.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

KHES is one of the best schools I have been involed with. Not only is the principal and VP visibible but they know the kids by name and are raising their families in the school as well. I have never seen a more dedicated group of teachers and staff. For a small town on the out skirts of the county they do more than most large elementary schools. We have concerts on the green, speing festivals, 6th gr. dances and graduation. The school has an enviromental club, the 'Green Team,' and teaches positive character traits. Overall it is a wonderful place, quite like Mayberry! I can't say enought about KHES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

Correction on 8/28/2007 entry. The principal is almost always visible. The is usually where parents pick up the kids or in the bus area before and after school. The kids can usually have any folder they want, depends in the teacher and who cares. Belts are not required. There are some portables but there is no difference between those and a regular class. Where aren't there portables these days. It is a great school with alot of parent involvement in the classroom if you wish. There is PTA and it is a wonderful school. You get out of it what you as parents put into it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2007

I am a grandmother raising two grandaughters, grades 6 and 4, who have attended KHES since kindergarten. I have nothing but praise for the school. I feel the teachers care about the kids not just getting a paycheck. If I don't understand something the school requires , such as the color of folders required, the types of back pack etc. all I have to do is call and someone will explain it to me. There is always a reasonable explaination for everything. I have never had a hard time communicating with anyone , teachers, pricipal, or other staff. As far as the portables, a kid can learn in a portable the same as a regular class room
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

We heard that this was the best school in the area and were excited to move to Keystone and start school for the kids. I have never felt so disappointed in a school before. This is more like an office where parents are viewed as a disruption when they ask anything about their kids. The principal is invisible. I have never seen her and couldn't tell you what she looks like. The kids were not allowed to have anything other than solid color folders..it was boring, and they moaned and groaned but we complied. My son wore a belt for the first time to school because it was a rule. This school is not parent friendly and to be honest, my kids hate it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2007

When you pull up to this school its like a trailer park with all the portables in a row. This school needs major improvements. With this area growing more & more people are moving here. We need a bigger elm school. Or even to help with the over flow, add a middle school. Even small florahome has q.I. Roberts middle school. Also whats up with PIE? What happened to PTA? There are no local PTAs in keystone heights, fl. Things just can't stay the same forever with an ever changing world we live in. All I am saying is overall it seems to be a good school. It could do better with the proper help & funding it needs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2006

I feel that Keystone Elem is a good school. There is little intreaction with the Principal. I can from a school where the Dean/Principal/School Nurse/ect.. were always in full view in the A.M. giving out hugs and high fives to the kids as they came in in the morning. They worked hard to call each child by name as they passed them. I see NONE of this at Keystone elm. Also, The SNACKS are crazy....Kids...all Kids...Can buy CANDY< SODAS< CHIPS< after school. With obesity on the rise and the fact that kids are given candy as a reward in class I tthink this is CRAZY. on the other hand My child Loved their tacher and so did I. She was new and worked hard to give each child extra attention. We really enjoyed her. Overall It is a good school but, It could be Great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2006

Keystone Elementary very much encourages parent /child involvement in education. The teachers are dedicated. My child wishes there had been more art. My only negative say would be the teachers taking away sports or rather pe/ outside play as punishment for the child not having all the work completed or for missing work. I bleive this outside time is so very important because its children's time to learn socialization while not in class and alsp to burn up some calories as most children do not get to go outside much as latch key kids are increasing. I think the school should discourage the obesity issue and encourage mental health by making sure children get to have thier outside time with others and to find a more approprate punishment than this denial.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2005

My 9 year old has attended KHES for 2 1/2 years. We have had positive experiences with her teachers, and administrators maitaining open lines of communication. The focus on the FCAT's is frustrating. The school tried very hard to balance prepping for the FCAT and basic education, and extra cirricular activies. I am pleased with the school overall and will be starting my youngest one there in the fall.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
83%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%
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 53% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

2014

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
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2013

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
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2013

 
 
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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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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 88%
Hispanic 5%
Two or more races 3%
Black 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%64%61%
Master's degree 29%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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335 Southwest Pecan Street
Keystone Heights, FL 32656
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Phone: (352) 473-4844

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