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Melrose Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 520 students

 

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Posted May 19, 2010

The teachers at Melrose are great at making the children feel cared about and take a real interest in the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

I am very satisfied with this school. they do their best to educate all the children and they do their best to involve the parents. when a child needs help. I give this school an A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My children no longer go to Melrose Park. Although the short time they where there the teachers and staff did leave a very good impression. They are very attentive as to who is entering the school grounds. You might make it to the office before some one will ask you where your going and why havent you been to the office to sign in. Drop off in the mornings is nice also. there is a school staff member there to open the door for your child and to escourt them to the entrance gate I was never worried about leaving them. The teachers seamed to me to be knowlageable and my children loved them. They have a very good program in place as far as getting info to me 'The Dad' about their school work and home work so I can also keep track of what is supposed to be done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

the only thing i really love at this school is mrs.hoyle and mr.deckard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

The Pre-K Program is awesome at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2004

There needs to be more security when someone goes into the office to check out a child. I went into the office to check my child out & the front office had never seen me before, & they just asked me the name of the student I was picking up. They did not ask me who I was, or to see my id. I was very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2004

This is a fabulous school which supports student involvement through reading nights, math bees, spelling bees, plays, speeches, science projects, and many more. I am grateful for the wonderful teachers my children have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2003

Instead of the National Anthem, they've elected a contemporary Christian song as their patriotic song. They hold Christian prayers at PTO and other school events. They seem to be more focused on bringing their religion into the school than they are giving the children a good secular education. My child has been told she's going to burn in hell for not believing in their god. When asked why the other children have treated her this way she informed me that it's been her teachers. I was told we do not have to participate in such activities that involved their dogma. Now we're told that our children have been tardy as well as nonparticipant in school activities. They've a vague definition of not having to participate and make it impossible to do so when we would rather go to church for religion.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
37%

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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
98%

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

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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
White 47%
Black 43%
Two or more races 7%
Hispanic 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%65%61%
Master's degree 37%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. JOSEPH ADKINS
Fax number
  • (386) 755-8276

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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820 Southeast Putnam Street
Lake City, FL 32025
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