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G. Weaver Hipps Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 748 students

 

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Posted August 12, 2014

This is an a fine average school for any child in any grade to go to
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

I have to say for my first experience with a child in school it has been wonderful. The school district and school staff have kept us up to date on anything and everything. Her teacher has been quick to reply to any emails or notes we place in her notebook. Our daughter took a little bit of time to adapt to her new environment, but they helped her, were very patient and she had a great first quarter! Keep up the great work G. Waver Hipps Elemantary School staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

We really like this school. My son went there for Kindergarten and he loved Dr. LeMaster, the principal, who knew my son by name (not for bad reasons but for simply taking an interest in each student!) I hope the new principal will be just as interested. I'm disappointed in the lack of recesses for children though; I don't think it's just here. I"m sure it's everywhere. Children NEED exercise each and every day and they NEED recess, not just PE a couple days a week. This is not healthy for little ones to be sitting all day. I hope someone is listening!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

My daughter went to this school for third grade. The teacher did not help her keep saying we are working with her and that is all I got. When I tried to talk to the teacher and other people at that school all I got was later and now that it is later my daughter is doing the third grade over. So, no I would not send my child there ever not even my dog would go there.
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Posted July 7, 2013

I love this school! My son has been moved all over the place, as a matter of fact he has went to 5 different schools and was only in the 4th grade. I transferred from Cape Coral to here and I was so glad that I did. I hate that Dr. Lee Master left the school, because he was wonderful. I have to say though that what little time I got to talk to the new principal she seemed very nice and concerned about the kids and wanted parent's involvement. My son's teacher was awesome at keeping in touch with me. I think we e-mailed every other day if it wasn't anything major and if she needed me then she would always call. I even talked to her at 8:30pm when she called me from her home. I am looking at buying a house and really want to stay in this area, so my son can attend again next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

This school is a very good school my son went to this school in the 2nd and 5th grade he had problems with bullying as well but with the old principal Dr LeMaster the problem was solved
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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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
89%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "A".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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
Hispanic 52%
White 26%
Black 17%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 182%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 28%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%66%61%
Master's degree 27%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. ANGELA NADER
Fax number
  • (239) 369-0469

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1200 Homestead Road North
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
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Phone: (239) 368-7042

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