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Melrose Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 384 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2013

Melrose Elementary School is An Awesome school. My family and I have went to melrose since we were kids and we loved it it was a great school then and still to this day is. My son comes home from school and always tells me what a fun day he had and all the stuff he has learned. Melrose Elementary is a school i would encourage all parents look into sending there children too. I Love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2012

My grandson Loves this school!! He was so sad when school was over for the summer. Happy to say he is returning to Melrose and going into the 3rd Grade. Today is the first day of school and he kept saying " I can't wait grandma."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2011

The teachers really care about the students. My daughter goes there and loves the big buddy system they have in place for the little kids:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

My mother was employed there for many years as a Teachers Aide. I personally know many teachers that go above and beyond the call of duty, both financially and personally.I have watched many children go out into the world knowing that they were and are cared about. My hats off to the Staff at Melrose Elementary School


Posted May 13, 2010

How small it is and that children get personal attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Love the school.... Love the teachers... They truly care and want to help the students. I hope we are so luck with middle & high school :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

Unlike many of the elementary schools in the area, Melrose Elementary places a strong focus on reading and parent/community partnership. My kids have blossomed since we moved them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

The teachers and staff are wonderful to work with! They keep you up to date with your child's behavior and academics. they know you by name and encourage parent participation in everything that they do. Thank you MES, I'm looking forward to having three children attend the fall school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2007

The teachers here are excellent! The kid not only receive a top notch education....but have a well rounded one! Including arts, music, and fun! The principal is easy to spot roaming from the classroom, to halls and the office. Teacher and staff know many of the parent by name...and the parent involvement is unbelievable!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2007

My child attended Melrose Elementary school from kindergarten through fifth grade. He absolutely loved this school and the friendly and respectful faculty and staff. Thank you Melrose Elementary for being such a wonderful,loving home for my childs first school years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

My child just started MES in April 2005. He finished the 3rd grade school year with some difficulties accepting the new school. The principal and her assistant were excellent in handling his needs and our concerns. He now has started the 4th grade and says his school is fabulous. Thanks MES, he loves school now!
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
88%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
50%
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 53% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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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 75%
Black 9%
Two or more races 8%
Hispanic 7%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%68%61%
Master's degree 40%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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  • MS. BETH NELSON
Fax number
  • (352) 475-1049

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401 Highway 26
Melrose, FL 32666
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Phone: (352) 475-2060

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