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Jesse Keen Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 655 students

 

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Posted April 21, 2013

This is without a doubt in my mind the WORST school my kids have ever been to! The children run wild with poor behavior and fowl language with NO repercussion other than a mild scolding if you are lucky. There is also alot of bully problems as well. Most of the teachers over look behavior problems as well as the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2011

Jesse Keen Elementary is a very good school, excellent security. My son was very happy in this school . They have a lot of activities for the kids. I wish my son comes back to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2011

This school is one of the worst school my kids has ever gone to. There are a lot of kids that cuss and bully kids around. Most of the teachers don't care about what goes on. My child was told to sit down and get busy on the first day he went there & the teacher didn't even intorduce him to the class. So we yank them out of there .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

It is a sub-standard school. The bullies out number the good children. I think that the '3' given here is too high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

at this school that and the children are all friendly and polite.The children even hold the doors for you as they are walking into school and they will smile and say hello,unlike the other school my granddaughter was in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

I like this school very much.The Teachers work very hard with the children and families. We are kept well informed of our child's progress.They only complaint I have is that their PTO meetings need to be held latter,so working parents could attend the meetings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

I do not like this school. The teachers, with the exception of a hand full, do not care if the kids do well. My daughter was below grade level in reading and spelling untill I moved her to another school. Now she's doing great. Makeing A's and B's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2004

Excellent the staff and students show pride for their school. The environment is clean and welcoming.
—Submitted by a staff


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
13%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
37%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Hispanic 56%
White 22%
Black 18%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%66%61%
Master's degree 33%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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School Leader's name
  • MRS. FAYE WILSON
Fax number
  • (863) 413-2506

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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