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Manatee Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1078 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

Great school with positive communication between the faculty and parents. The school is in great and safe neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

First year at Manatee and both my son and I LOVE it! His first grade teacher - Mrs. Bauer - was instrumental in catching him up (poor experience in a Broward school for Kindergarten). He is more than ready to go to 2nd grade now. Also, the aftercare program that Ms. Patty runs is AMAZING! My son doesn't want to leave at the end of the day. He is also enrolled in the summer camp and I can't say enough wonderful things! My son loves getting up and going to camp every morning! Thank you Manatee! We love you!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

My son is in 4th grade in manatee for me is the best school,because the teachers are the best and always help my son when he needs.Thank you for teaching my son everything he knows
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2013

This year my 3rd grade son had a great reading teacher that had to leave at the at the beginning of the year for personal reasons, the replacement is a young teacher with little experience that cannot handle the kids as she should. There are a few teacher that are rude with the kids (computer and media) and even the people from the cafeteria always look upset. Coming from out of state I really noticed the difference, Manatee is a good school but definitely could be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2012

Overall school is great. Some great teachers and some not so great teachers. The current principal is unprofessional. Wonderful students!


Posted June 19, 2012

I think manatee is a great school with great edjucation and safety.There are some great Manatee teachers however some of the staff can be very rude and use foul language and make fun of the kids especialy if they are shy or very smart .


Posted October 6, 2009

I am a former teacher who worked under the current principal there at Manatee and I must say that she is an asset to any school or organization she chooses to work for. She is truly dedicated and highly capable of pushing those children to new heights. She also remembers that they are children and need that nurturing that the parent spoke about earlier; addiontally her high expectations for staff along with her support adds to the rapport she had always had as a leader. I am proud to see her excelling as I always knew she would.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2009

Manatee is a wonderful neighborhood school. They have excellant caring teachers.


Posted September 15, 2009

I give it all the stars possible! They push the kids academicaly while nuturing their characters. The teachers have work with me and my son wakes up happy to go to school. Excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

Principal quality and involvement has declined. Response from principal is skim to none.notn as effective as prior principals. i love this school, but the head needs to change Principal rating ..2 stars..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2009

Fantastic teachers was a great neighborhood school! However, all extracurricular activites have been non-existent this year. Wish the new admin. would feel appreciative about the strong parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

My son is in first grade and I have to say that I have nothing but great things to say about the school. The staff is welcomong, caring and competent. My son loves to go to school and he is learning academically way ahead what I would have expected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

awesome school and teacher!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

I have had two children at Manatee. This is an awesome school with staff and faculity that goes above whats asked. I would recommend this school highly!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

Manatee elementary is awesome, mainly due its fantastic teachers! Our daughter is in 2nd grade & she is thriving, being challenged academically, and is nurtured and cared for at the same time. manatee provides a safe, hard-working, warm and thriving learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

My daughter has been going to Manatee since Kindergarten. The school is well organized and informative. The teachers are knowledgeable and dedicated. There's alot of parent volunteer and participation in this school. Plenty of fundraiser events to get the children and families involved in the community. The students have done very well on FCAT every year. The school 5th grade patrols are courteous and helpful. This school really helps shape the students to be a moral and responsible young adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

How many administrators do you know that come to 99% of the schools functions? Mrs. Churchill-Jones, Mr. Peccia and their secretary Mrs. Sosa were at the read and run marathon this past weekend. They stood on the side lines and cheered on every kid that went by (even the ones from different schools). We are blessed to have such supportive administration here at manatee. Mrs. Churchil-Jones door is always open. I encourage everyone that has had negaitive posts to go in and speak with her one on one. You will find that she is one of the nicest people you will ever come in contact with. She has one main concern and that is OUR children. How can you not admire that! As far as the 'rumor makers' you know who you are. Youre not fooling anyone. Your just wasting your time and making yourselfs look bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

Manatee is a good school there is always room for inprovement in any school. I believe this because, we are all human and there is room for improvement in all our lives as individuals. So, before critizing Mrs. Churchill Jones please consider your own envolvement in your childs discipline and academics. I have found the staff and Mrs. Jones work together well. they together display more professionalizm than the previous administration. The only complaint I have is that the parents volunteering wouldn't let their egos get in the way of be friendly and thoughtful to all children and there parents,under every cicumstance.!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

My daughter and son are both students at Manatee. I myself am a parent and teacher at this school. I am proud to say that I was one of the original teachers to open this school in 1994 and am thrilled to be back. I have worked at several schools with many adminstrators. Mrs. Churchill-Jones is right up there with the best of them. There are few principals that when they visit a kindergarten room sit right down on the rug to enjoy a lesson with the kids...she does! She is approachable, promotes professional development, and is eager to build a team atmosphere at this school. We are quite fortunate that Dr. Johnson appointed Mrs. Churchill-Jones to be the leader of this already awesome school. Stay positive it is contagious!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 9, 2008

I am a parent with two boys at Manatee .I am thrilled that our new administration is supportive of our teachers and parents. Mrs. Church-Hill Jones is proactive and interested in professional develoment to make our school the best it can be. I appreciate that we had administration supporting our children at the Read and Run Marathon wishing them well before the run and greeting the kids as they came in to the finish line at the Read and Run Marathon December 6th. Thanks Manatee!
—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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

178 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
96%
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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

198 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

198 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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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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 62%
Hispanic 20%
Black 10%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 27%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 79%73%61%
Master's degree 21%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • 5 Star (2007)
  • Golden School Award (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. MARY CHURCHILL-JONES
Fax number
  • (561) 357-1850

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
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School culture

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7001 Charleston Shores Boulevard
Lake Worth, FL 33467
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