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Koa Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 813 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 11, 2014

worst school ever, had to take my child out of there, dishonest staff, rude teachers, wont recommend this school, hope they improve someday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2014

the good review must be from the koa staff , this is not a good school and is good to let people know through this site. im going through a very bad experience with them and i only hope someday this staff is replaced they are doing a bad job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2014

My daughter has gone to Koa since the year it opened, she is now in 4th grade. We have not had any major problems at this school. I truly believe that the teachers and staff want only the best for the children. I'm saddened by the fact my daughter only has 1 year left here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2013

Administration is out of control! I have been a long time parent of Koa, since it first opened and I am appalled on how the school is dwindling. Administration and its staff no longer cares to help parents or better said will only help with what they care to. They are not willing to help parents or needs, yet to make things difficult for you and be careful if you question their responses, I have seen them call the police on parents that were NOT out of control! Un real!! I mean even the SAC/PTO has gone down significantly! It's a shame that the school that started out so great has gone down hill due to a power trip!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2013

Koa Elementary is a wonderful school. Administration is very involved, very supportive of teachers, parents and students. I have personally witnessed many parents out of control...disrespectful, vulgar language and very in your face attitude. As a parent, I am appalled at their actions. The school deals with many situations, many personalities and all in all, they do everything they can to make sure our children are learning and safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

There are only a handful of great teachers, administration abuses its powers, they do not want to hear parents or value their opinions, the first sign of disagreement, they will call the police! We entrust them to teach our children about respect and enforce non-bullying but here we have administration bullying parents. Its a wonder why parent involvement has dropped year by year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2012

I dont feel the faculty is there for the parents and i believe that they need to stop basing their class agenda to the fcat and more on what the children need. The teachers are great. The front office could use some help.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
48%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

147 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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
Hispanic 56%
Black 28%
White 10%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 29%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 74%60%61%
Master's degree 22%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. VIRGINIA SCOTT
Fax number
  • (407) 518-2012

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5000 Koa Street
Kissimmee, FL 34758
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