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Acreage Pines Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 458 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 23, 2012

I"ve had 2 children at Acreage Pines. One was there K - 5, the other K - 3 and is currently there. Overall I've been pleased with this school. My younger child has been having some educational difficulties this year. The teachers are really pressuring us to use medication...it's not going to happen. For one of my children each grade level was excellent...I'm still on the fence for my second.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2010

I agree that Acreage Pines is above average. We love Ms. Kilberas and look forward to attending again. The new principal is a little rough around the edges and tends to come off a little harsh to the kids but I believe that she will come around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

My son had Mrs. Graham for Kindergarten and made his and my year a great difference. I love this school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2008

Acreage Pines is full of devoted teachers and involved PTA. My daughter is in 2nd grade and our experience has been very good thus far. Kindergarden with Mrs. Graham was most memorable and an awesome start for my daughter. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

i would reate this school above average because of the learning skills the teachers and students have and the extracurriculm activities. i am a former student, i have been going to that school from 1999 through 2002, then i transferred to Seminole trails. the safety is great and there are alot of opportunities for parents.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2005

While I agree that acreage pines overall is a great school, I do have concerns about the way conflict is handled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2005

Acreage pines was great for my daughter, she had two awesome teachers, Ms. Yurick and Ms. Grayson. They both made learning fun and enjoyable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2004

Our new principal is all about children, parents and making a difference in our childrens lives/education. He has many great new ideas for our school. I think that security at the school could be better but this past year there were improvemnets made. We have great teachers and will be getting some new ones and I am sure these teachers will be great too. I would like to see a better enforced dress code, not uniforms but maybe shirts (t shirts or polo shirts) with the school name on them that would be available for the parents to purchase. I believe this would be safer for field trips.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2004

This is our first year at Acreage Pines but so far we have found our experience to be truly enriching, both academically and socially. There is a real sense of community at this school which I believe provides the foundation for children to excel academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2004

My son started Kindergarten this year. I was having a hard time letting go, but Mrs. Springfield helped me with that. She has been an excellent teacher for my son. He's doing well academically and he has grown socially. Acreage Pines has great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

My son is attending Acreage Pines for his third year and has truly benefited from the experienced and dedicated teaching staff. Mrs. Kilberis is an outstanding kindergarten teacher and Mrs. Giles is an exceptional teacher, teaching 1st grade last year and taking her class with her to 2nd grade this year. Overall, I am impressed with the school and everyone who represents it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2003

Both my daughter and son attended acreage pines. My son just completed his 5th grade year. His experience with Mr. Barbose was exceptional. Mr. Barbose made a life long impression on my son and he is a wonderful teacher.


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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 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
77%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
99%

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 State average
White 56% 42%
Hispanic 27% 29%
Black 9% 23%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 83%73%61%
Master's degree 17%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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