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Pine Lake Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 429 students

 

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Posted January 23, 2014

This school is appalling very unionize no one takes responsibility for their actions, school is very unprofessional teachers do not teach students and exhibit special treatment to students that are colored. They treat children with no passion nothing gets resolved, my child has been robbed several times and nothing gets done my child and others gets bullied and nothing gets done. Don't bring your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2010

this school does not offer dancing basketball swimming or any of the classes that are named here...that its a lie, and now kids frm the first grade come in at 8:25 out at 1:50 and second graders come in at 8:30 and out by 3pm. I am a single mother with no transportation it's inconvinient for me as a parent to do that, only bc they say to save money. rediculos.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

My twin boys have been attending Pine Lake since the the '07-'08 school year. The curriculum is very stringent and in-line with the FCAT requirements. I found that the teachers and principals have performed above par in the running of the school and keeping the kids educated and informed. My sons and I agree that this is an exceptional school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2008

My daughter is in first grade and she had a lot of trouble reading but the teacher was/and still is very helpfull and the students love him. I am very greatful for all his time and concern with our children! my child has shown much improvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

this school was very good 3 years ago when my daughter was there , the principal was a very nice person , I rated it 5
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

My daughter [is in] kindergarten, is graduating in two days, thanks to the great teacher she has had, Mrs Sutherland and to my effort as a mother helping my daughter at home, she is going to 1st grade already reading and writing in English and Spanish, well advanced in Mathematic as well as other fields. She couldn't have a better start, this is a good base or ground that Pine Lake Elementary has offered to my daughter in her begginings as a student. The teachers at this school are very dedicated to their role as educators, even when the conditions of the classrooms are not desirables.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2003

Negatives: 1. You can't volunteer in your own child's classroom. I'm not volunteering obviously. 2. Main focus is on the FCATs instead of general reading/writing/math, etc. It gets my son sick and he's smart as a whip! 3. Some classes have too many students in them, especially the ESE class, according to my friends who have kids in them. Positives: 1. Teachers are helpful to the kids. They don't let any of them hang behind. 2. B instead of a D school this year. 3. The school keep the parents informed. 4. Most teachers are not from the 'old school' of 'speak when you're told to speak'. 5. Most teachers encourage participation of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

i think it is a very good school
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Posted June 22, 2003

I believe that this school can do much more for our children. This school has failed to give our child a good education. Punishing kids to walk up and dowm with their backpacks on theirs back is not good. Our children deserve a good education and it is time that someone took a closer look at this school. Because when a kid is in third grade he or she should be about to read and write as a third grader not trying to learn to read at that time. There is alot of things missing at this school and the only ones that are losing here are our children.


Posted June 19, 2003

had 3 children in Pine Lake Elem. Pulled them out at the end of the 2001-2002 year due to poor conditions for learning at this school (20 minute lunches consisting of hot dog & ff or similar - poor nutrition, no daily recess, class rooms only separated by partitions so that class participation has to be very muted. At least one teacher that worked well only with a few favored students and shoved the rest off on the school councelor. ) The actions of the school administration seemed to be directed toward limiting parental participation ( meetings announced same day of meeting at an hour when most parents could not arrange to attend on short notice, etc.) On the plus side - we did encounter several (at least 3 directly) teachers who were very caring and skillful in using what resources and time they were allowed.


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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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
30%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Black 57% 23%
Hispanic 38% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
White N/A 42%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 52%58%61%
Master's degree 45%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%2%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Carolyn L Mccalla
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  • (305) 233-4042

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