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Lewis Carroll Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 657 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 23, 2013

My grandson is thriving at this school. Teachers, staff and administrators work as a team for the benefit of the students,


Posted August 14, 2013

My child went to Kindergarten last year and I would give the school a 9 score. I am strict on my son and all the staff so a 9 score is great. I cannot give a 10 to any school or program unless they blow me away! I'd recommend them! First day of first grade classes and I met his teacher - she is very nice and professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2013

After my child attended a school in South Florida, she had D'S AND F'S which was NOT her regular grades. After no attempts were made at the previous school to help her, we moved(it was that bad) and found Lewis Carroll Elementary. Our child is back on track, straight A'S presently and has the best teacher ever. It is sad though that other schools will be closing in the area and I only hope the school will stay the same. It has some of the best teachers and one of the best Principal's I have ever encountered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2013

Does anyone know the aftercare EIN number? I'm filing taxes and must have it. Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2013

I love this school! I hav a daughter in sixth grade and another in 3rd grade thet both enjoy this school very much. I have been with this school for 7 years now. This school has a challenging program for gifted students, strings, and many other clubs. However my daughters teachers are very strict on disiplin and handling issues on bullying. No uniforms either. I love this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2012

Unfortunately, I would not recommend this school to any parent. My concern is the way the teachers, principle & assistant principle handle situations. My child has a hard time adjusting to change. I informed the principle and staff of this problem upon my child entering their school for kindergarten. It hasn't even been 12 weeks into the school year and my child has been passed around from teacher to teacher because they say their patience is low with my child and can not handle the behavior he presents. The child is 5 years old. What do you mean you can not handle behavior issues? They have called the cops on my child and have suspended my child from school totaling over 10 days. The cops have even refused to return to school for such foolishness. My child is not a criminal and doesn't deserve to be treated like one either. One of the kindergarten teachers has even said she feels threatened by my childs actions and refuses to teach my child for the school year. She presented to me the Teachers Authority Law. Less than 12 weeks and this is the 3rd kindergarten teacher placement. I've never heard of a teacher giving up on a student/child. The teachers at Lewis Carroll are selfish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

Lewis Carroll is a great school because the staff and principal really care about the students. The principal does everything she can to ensure the students are getting the very best education while keeping the parents informed and up to date on all that is happening with the school board and politics within the county. Teachers are excellent and professional. My son loves this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2010

My child has been attending this school for a couple of years and overall we are very happy with it. Most of the teachers we have encountered are pleasant, knowledgeable, patient, and there because they like teaching. The Principal and Asst. Principal are always present and are available to listen/help. The school is clean and was remodeled in the past few years, so it has a newer feel. A few negatives: The music teacher does not allow the younger children to try any of the instruments. There aren't many extracurricular activities. There is a Lego League, but no information is ever published on it. The staff that patrols the lunch room are not consistent when dealing with children who are getting rowdy. There is a kindergarten teacher who is not a good fit. She has told numerous 5 and 6 year olds that they are not ready for kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

I feel I must comment on the previous post. The front office has to do more than just sit there and look good. They are the backbone of the school, without them you wouldn't be able to find your student at any given time and they also are the safety moniters which means even if they know you, you're still going to have to show your I.D. to get your child out. I've been in the office when there are up to twenty parents trying to sign in, check their student in or out, going for meetings dropping off or picking up school items. In other words these people are busy so if you feel you're not getting the respect or attention you deserve, think about their day and how many people they deal with!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

To the parent who believes their student is receiving only worksheets, workbooks, and tests -- why would you keep your child in a school where this is the curriculum?? I interned at Lewis Carroll and NEVER saw this type of curriculum. If it were the case, I would take my child out immediately. Don't waste money on a private tutor when you could have spent the money to send your child to MICS or Divine Mercy for the same money! I don't think Lewis Carroll uses worksheets and workbooks as their curriculum. But if they did, take your child OUT -- don't make them suffer for four years, then complain.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 29, 2009

Lewis Carroll has surpassed all of my expectations on what a school should and could be. Every teacher my daughter has had has been patient and kind, flexibile and resourceful, tolerant and open minded with a good sense of humour. They have been enthusiastic and enjoy teaching. They have been imaginative and creative. I have never seen anything but efficient, self-disciplined, helpful, humble and modest teachers and staff here. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

We used this site last year when we moved from Georgia to ease our minds about the schools here in MI. We feel so lucky to have landed at Lewis Carroll. The school staff is so caring and welcoming. Our daughter loves going to school each day. A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

Lewis Carroll is a superb institute. Everyone is friendly and very devoted. My son has been taking speech therapy and OT since he started and the difference is profound. He is more confident in his reading, as well as other skills such as spelling. He loathed spelling tests now he regularly scores 100%. The distinction is the educators as well as the special ed programs that are offered. Lewis Carroll rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2005

I find the tone of the school to be calm and positive, but am not pleased with the approach to teaching. My child has been in this school for 4 years and every year the days are full of dull and tedious worksheets and workbooks.There is not much room for creative and approaches;individual learning styles and needs are ignored. My child more tailored work and remediation. They only send her to remediation once a week! I pay Sylvan top dollar to give her the support that the school should be providing The reading curriculum stresses the workbook and a computer test each child must take whenever they finish reading a book independently. This has made my daughter to feel reading is WORK and not fun. Above average kids do well here, but children in need of extra support don't get enough of it.I feel for those whose can't afford a tutor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

Great school. Staff & teachers do their best with very limited resources which impacts many things including # of students in classes. Lots of involved parents or other volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

My child just completed Kindergarten here and I am very pleased with the school. There was excellent teacher/parent communication and I always felt welcome by teachers and administrators. I like the fact that the principal stood in the front hallway and greeted students and parents at the beginning of the day. As for extracurricular activities since this was the first year of school, there isn't much for young set except for the ones offered through the aftercare program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2005

One of thebetter schools in Florida. Overall the State needs to provide a higher quality system and gifted classes that are full time rather than one day a week
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2004

We have a son in kindergarten at lewis carroll and have been sappointed. The teachers act as if a requirement for getting into kindergarten is specific knowledge of letters, phonics, etc. There's one requirement for admission: age. Entry isn't contingent upon what your child knows. My son has been treated like a leaper since he entered with 'defiencies' in these areas. A lot of the aftercare woman are mean. My son's teacher degrades him and has him coloring for much of the day: he hates to color! i asked for scores of his entrance and other tests and they were never provided to me. The kindergarten children go to a music class with all these purcussion instruments and, get this, they are not allowed to touch them! the teacher does and then they pretend they are playing their 'imaginary' instruments!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2004

I think that the sfety is the biggest issue. The back gate is left unlocked and anyone could come and go as they please. It isn't safe. The teachers for the most part truly care about the students. The principal I believe is doing her best. We are overcrowded because of the district and she has to work twice as hard to maintain a objective view. If you are coming from somewhere else I would suggest not moving into our area becuase our school already has over 300 students above what we should. But if you have to come to Lewis Carroll know you are coming to a school that has dedicated staff members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2004

We are very impressed with the school, my children went to Lewis Carroll for several years and we moved out of state and when we came back I made sure that they were in the same school district.
—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 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%
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 52% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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 81% 42%
Hispanic 9% 29%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
Black 2% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%58%61%
Master's degree 29%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 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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