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Purcell Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 491 students

 

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Posted August 14, 2012

This school is a joke. If I had the money to move and get my kids out of this school I would. My daughter gets bullied all the time and nothing ever gets done. My next step is to take it to law enforcement. The principle is a JOKE...I have tried to set up meetings and phone calls and she is always in a meeting...This is every time! I would rate this school with a F. The teachers are a joke. My kid comes home with a pamphlet of home work every week it has 10-12 pages of homework. My conclusion to this is that they are not teaching enough in school that they are sending it home for the parent to deal with so they don't have to. I try to help my kids as much as I can. But this is ridiculous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2011

Recently the issue of bullying was addressed. The kids were gathered for an assembly so the issue could be discussed. The 'discussion' was them being told to tell bullies to 'beat it', followed by the staff playing Michael Jackson songs...glad to know they take the issue so seriously.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

This school is a danger to my children they I am moving my children out of this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

The safety of the children of this school is a complete joke. No one cares about the children at all. This school should be rated an F school for failure to care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

I think this school should be shut down until they can get competent teachers and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2010

the 4th grade teachers don't have a clue how to teach. just 1 to 3 is ok but after that you have to teach them yourself
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

Safety is an issue here.There are no teachers in the mornings when the busses first let the children off at school.Some of the bus drivers wait untill a teacher shows up before leaving. And i have to work early so i can not wait for them!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2009

There is very little discipline at this school. I am very troubled by the stuff the administration lets the students and teachers get away with: stuff that other schools would probably send them to jail over.


Posted January 16, 2008

I disliked this school so much that I moved out of their area. Its all about the fcat, no challenge for smart kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

You know My son went here all through elementary, My daughter, a special needs student and hearing impaired, is still here so is my son, also hearing impaired. My step daughter just started attending this year. This a wonderful school, I have had a problem with one teacher in all the years we have been there. The principle is not a joke and is a wonderful gift to all she helps. The staff, teachers and all, have always treated my family well. Theses are teachers who love children and want the best from them. They expect for students to suceed and help them do so. Way to go Panthers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

My son attended Purcell for 3 years and although there were two teacher that I think that went over the top trying to assist my son in his education. I felt that they are lacking in leadership. The principal is a joke and needs to be replaced she is no way a asset to this school and need to learn communication and leadership skills. I have observed her on many time trying to blame a parent or the student for an issues that should have been resolved by her or a staff member. I believe that Purcell needs a staff over haul and that a new direction would help the students excel. Just because most of the children in this area are either middle class or below does not mean that they deserve below standard education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

Well we need more parent involvement. We do have some but we could always use more. The staff is very helpful if you ask. I love the fact that all my kids have art, music, and PE k-5th. Over all the school is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
22%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
37%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "B".
  • 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 "C".

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 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 46%
Hispanic 36%
Black 13%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 81%66%61%
Master's degree 19%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 NAVE
Fax number
  • (863) 701-1064

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305 Northeast 1st Avenue
Mulberry, FL 33860
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