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Myakka City Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 250 students

 
 

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2 stars

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Posted January 30, 2014

Transferred my child here from another school in the district since moving,big mistake! This school is far behind times in comparison, they do not have the updated technology to teach kids for the future. I requested a conference from the teacher and after 3 months of not hearing from the teacher we called in. The class room was in complete disarray, stacks of papers everywhere and completely unorganized. Teachers dressing like their clothes come from a thrift shop, how professional is that?. The front desk acts like its a bother for you to ask them anything. This is a poor excuse for a school in general. I would recommend parents make the drive to another school if they are able.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2011

This school is not a good school my son Was so behind the whole time he was there. We recently moved him to another school in the same district 30 minutes out of our way but he has improved 90% and actually has teachers and administrative staff who cares and he loves it. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Teachers are wonderful,great Principal and staff is very helpful and friendly...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

This school has the best teachers around! My daughter just left there for 6th grade and my son is now there-I can't say enough about the expertise and caring environment! The teachers will go out of their way for their students!!! Go Myakka!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

I have one child in Myakka and we love it. I plan to switch my other child there for next year. We are very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2005

I'm a grandparent of a child in this School. This School doesn't test for ADHD/ADD or Dyslexia. This maybe why our younger students have inabilities in reading, writing, classroom behavior and many other important areas. I know several 5th grader in this school that started here in Kindergarten. They have been held back at least 3 times each and still cannot read or write. I have spoken with their parents and heard the story's of fighting to have the child tested. The parents are never told to take the child to their Doctor for ADHD testing. As in my daughters case my grandson that has Dyslexia and ADHD is finally getting the testing he needs because of my research. He is 9 years old in the 1st grade unable to read and still writing b's & d's backwords.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

Thank you Dr. Nichols and Ms. Cottingham for making my son Luke feel comfortable during his kindergarten and 1st grade schooling. It is through Dr. Nichols leadership that makes Myakka City Elementary what it is. There is a 'team' effort at this school. 'Together Everyone Always Makes it happen'. Ms. Cottingham and Ms. Kinyon have made learning a positive and fun experience for my son and I am forever grateful for this. Myakka City Elementary is the best kept secret in Manatee County. Mike Heckerman
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2005

Excellent school! My daughter struggled in another school until we moved her here, and in just one year she excelled beyond grade requirements. This is partly due to the incredible teachers at this school who make the environment warm and friendly and fun. It's a smaller school out here in the country, about 18-20 kids per class. No big city traffic or masses of people outside of school grounds. A beautiful place for a positive start for your child! We love this school!
—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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
25%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
69%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
87%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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

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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 73%
Hispanic 26%
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 0%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 55%54%61%
Master's degree 45%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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37205 Manatee Avenue
Myakka City, FL 34251
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Phone: (941) 708-5515

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