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Columbia City Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 577 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted September 29, 2013

One of the BEST Elementary schools in the county!! :) :) [it's a loving & caring environment]
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

I am a volunteer at Columbia City Ele. and I just wish I had had quality teachers like the ones at this school when I was starting out. I cannot believe how hard they AND the students work to accomplish their goals and have fun doing it.


Posted February 21, 2007

CCE is the greatest school. The last few years, they have had the teacher of the year, it really shows. The teachers and staff are so caring, they know all the children personally. My daughter loves it there. We feel blessed and happy knowing, she is and feels so safe and secure there. It truly is an amazing school. CCE is one big family. Their programs and teaching styles are terrific, they make sure that each child is given what they need to achieve and grow. I'm so glad we have our child in CCE, and we are thrilled to have the others go there as well when its their time to go to school. I volunteer at the school and am just so impressed with what I see each day. YAY CCE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

Columbia City Elem. is the best! All of the faculty and staff are very compassionate , caring, and concerned about student achievement. They have a very dedicated Principal who expects nothing but the best from her staff as well as her students. The atmosphere at the school is always warm and inviting. This is a top notch school. It is as close as you can get to being in a private school while still attending a public school. You can't beat this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2005

Columbia City Elementary offers a magical educational experience. The students learn in classrooms where teachers integrate curriculum and provide a loving environment where students can feel confident about themselves. The students feel safe and comfortable in their environment and are allowed to grow through hands on learning and strategies that target all learning styles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

Best school. My daughter loves it. The principal is very nice and it is great how she knows my daughter by her first and last name. And it was her first year there. You wont find that in a big city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

This is one of the best schools in Columbia County.
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "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 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 84%
Hispanic 9%
Black 3%
Two or more races 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 48%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 55%65%61%
Master's degree 43%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Lake City, FL 32024
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