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Swimming Pen Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 421 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 14, 2011

A+ School ever since they opened, the teacher quality is outstanding, Kids love going to school. Nice small school feel. Great School District!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2011

I am very disappointed with this school. the students are not well-managed, and many of the teachers are viscious gossips.


Posted October 27, 2010

GREAT school! They have helped tremedously with my son & working with him & his severe ADHD. With their help he has come a long way & contunies to improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

The teacher quality at this school is far and above what I have seen at other schools. The administration is friendly and open. My child is not afraid to go to the prinicpal's office. The school is well kept and decorated: a beautiful environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

The faculty and administration of this staff are wonderful! My children love being Otters!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

the quality of the academic programs seems to be o.k. the availability of extracurricular programs aren't really geared for children in the grades of 3 and below. the level of parent involvement I guess seems to be average, but I know some parents take up more time in the class room so that others cant be involved. I would like to see that classrooms are monitored better, so that teachers can be observed. I think if schools have after school activities that they should have enough teachers/parents involved. kids who are participating should be closely monitored by volunteers/teachers, since children from grades 1-6 are all together.
—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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
75%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
98%

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 "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

Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
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Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a
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

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
White 65%
Black 13%
Hispanic 11%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%64%61%
Master's degree 38%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Middleburg, FL 32068
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