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Mckeel Elementary Academy

Charter | K-5 | 435 students

 
 

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5 stars

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted February 27, 2012

Mckeel is a awesome school. My daughter has attended for the past three years and they have been nothing but the best. All staff is friendly and accomidating. My daughter was diganosed with a medical condition during the school year and I was provided with an abundance of support from teachers, administration and front office staff. I recommend this school for any parent who desire their child to excell, feel loved and be safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

I love this school. I have 2 children there and they love school. They do have a lot of homework for lower grades, but not all of it is hard. They are willing to work extra with you and your child if needed. Everyone there is very friendly and loving to the children. I feel very blessed that my children were able to go to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2008

The best school ever. Well worth the wait.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2007

This school is such a blessing. I love the school and all the teachers. My child did not want school to end because she loves it so much!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

This is the best elementary school ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2006

McKeel Elementary Academy is teh best school I have ever had the chance to witness, or participate in. The teachers are all awesome as is the administration, and the PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2005

Mckeel is a traditional academic program with a focus on computer technology. Each classroom has a smartboard computer which the students are trained to use. It has been rated an A school by the state of Florida. At this time Mckeel does not offer music or art classes. The students alternate between PE, computers, and the media center. Parent involvement is high and there is a substantial waiting list.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
86%
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

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 74%
Black 11%
Hispanic 10%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 51%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/AN/A
Female 49%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 90%66%61%
Master's degree 10%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Lakeland, FL 33801
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