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Mims Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 601 students

 

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Posted September 3, 2011

Moved from another state and was in this schools district sadly. Teachers were more about socializing rather than helping with problems. My son was teased and it was allowed. Spoke with his teacher and was told I was attacking her. Spoke with the principle and was told she knew the teacher personally and could not believe that. No help there. My youngest was made to clean the restroom several times after another child who urinated on floor. The staff knew it was not my child but still made her clean. I requested a transfer and told the principle if I did not get one i would call the news. My children were moved and I was so thankful for that. Staff is to personally close to be dealing with children from outside of their circle.


Posted October 30, 2010

As a parent I am very pleased with the care and concern the staff show to the students---they seem to really care! I have 2 children in the school. The staff are very well qualified. My daughter hates Math, but loves Mrs. Speece, who goes out of her way to make sure she understands it. My daughter has had to miss a lot of school, and all of her teachers have made sure she could make up the work by either staying after school or going early to complete it. The principal takes time to be involved with the students and staff, and helps to create a very warm environment. The teachers keep the children in control which makes it nice. I think it is wonderful that the whole staff gets involved with activities. I can't say enough positive about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

My daughter loves Mims Elementry. We as parents are proud to have our little girl attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

My three kids attend Mims Elem and I have some really great experiences there. A good staff with lots of hardworking teachers; but there seems to be a problem with the principal. Perhaps she's just been there too long, or maybe her style just doesn't match the staff. She's disconnected with what's going on with the students, and she puts WAY more effort into micromanaging her staff than she does making a good learning environment for the students. I especially appreciate how the Music teacher has brought out the talents of my kids! She's amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2007

my child goes to Mims Elementary and its been great for him,he looks forward to going to school every day. :)His speach has improved since he started school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2007

I'm worried about the lack of discipline in this school. Some of the teachers could be friendlier and warmer to the kids, but there are teachers there that are really exceptional and wonderful. My daughter has language and learning issues and not nearly enough is done for her, which is disappointing. Their answer is to simply keep holding her back (her 3rd time this year), rather than really buckle down and work with her. No school is perfect, but this school could try harder with kids with special needs.
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Posted September 20, 2006

We think that the quality of the academic program at mims is wonderful. We love the fact that my daughter is interested in art, music and pe. All of the teachers she has had have been very helpful in how we can help her at home with her 'trouble' spots. The parent involvement could be improved, but the parents that are involved are great and the children are proof of that. Thank you to all the wonderful staff at mims, from the office clerk to the child care workers. You are all wonderful. Keep up the good work. Jeremy baumgardner & shamprell williams
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2006

My son has been at Mims Elem for two years now and he loves the P.E. coaches and the activities that they do there. He's never liked P.E. we came to Mims. I wish they had more time for art and music, but they do have art every other week and music every week. My son wishes that they had drama there, too. I think the level of parent involvement is at least average for normal public schools, but I wish we could do more. The staff at Mims is just so wonderful and we are so happy here at Mims! Thanks~
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
82%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
97%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 60%
Black 27%
Hispanic 8%
Two or more races 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 76%58%61%
Master's degree 24%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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  • MRS. SHARI TRESSLER
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  • (321) 264-3026

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2582 U.S. 1
Mims, FL 32754
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