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Suwannee Intermediate School

Public | 4-5 | 632 students

 

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Posted June 16, 2010

suwannee intermediate school is a very good school. thats why we moved back to live oak so my kids can go back to school over here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

I am a student in this school and I personally don't like it. It sure needs improvement. Yeah its fun... with some activities with some great ideas, but I don't see the control. I noticed some fights, kids getting hurt and them getting blamed for it. It doesn't make me to happy being there. But, I have to say the teachers are great! I loved my fourth grade teacher, Ms.Harrell! I was so sad leaving her.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2007

I think the school needs to have teachers that take continuing education in the area of ESE children. There is a lack of understanding for the children that are ADHD or ADD and that needs to be addresses. There needs to be more programs available for these children..Also there seems to be a lack of supervision with the children as bullying continues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

The schools in this district have went even further down hill since the new school opened in this area. If the state doesn't step up and do something these kids are going to have no education at all. We hire the worst teachers and then punish the children when they are not where they are supposed to be. This school district needs alot of help!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2007

I have mixed feelings about Suwannee Elementary School. When attending advisory committee meetings, I see that there is a strong desire to raise performance at the schools. On a day to day basis, I find that Suwannee Elementary can be responsive to parent requests, but only if requests are made around certain members of administration. The leadership in this school often displays an extreme lack of judgement. The principal's lack of support for teachers in the area of discipline is stunning. Often children are sent to the office for disciplinary issues and come back to the classroom with treats. I think that the principal is trying to show empathy toward poor children, but rewarding bad behavior in the process. For a new school, the low morale amongst teachers is unfortunate. On the bright side, there are some very talented and experienced teachers in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2006

I think that the split is a good idea if they use it wisely. The principal at the new school is to strict. There needs to be changes in this school. The teachers need to be appreciated more as they are the ones that are teaching our children. I do think that I was lucky enough to receive a wonderful teacher this year and I am thankful. This is the third year I have been extremely happy with my child teacher.
—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.
Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

339 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
85%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

320 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

321 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

311 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
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 56% in 2014.

318 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

321 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

322 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
38%
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

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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 61%
Black 18%
Hispanic 17%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 169%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 23%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 75%76%61%
Master's degree 25%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%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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School Leader's name
  • MR. JAMES SIMPSON
Fax number
  • (386) 364-2680

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1419 Walker Avenue Southwest
Live Oak, FL 32064
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Phone: (386) 647-4700

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