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Palmetto Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 529 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted September 23, 2013

Very disappointed. They don't stay on top of things here. There is chaos in the office. I had to fight to get my child the help he needed. It is much easier for them to say your child is not trying. Ans the principal is worthless. She is there to collect a check and does not care about your kids. I lost hope when the last AP left.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2013

My son just started Kindergarten this school year. He loves his teacher Ms. Tomlinson & so do I! I love her teaching style. I had the opportunity to accompany the class on a recent field trip to the zoo and her classroom felt as if it were a family rather than a bunch of kids from different backgrounds. She has done a wonderful job teaching him this year. The front office staff is nice. I have not met the principal but have seen her at the school. There are many opportunities to volunteer as a parent at this school. However, I believe the PTO could do a better job of keeping those informed who wish to help out but cannot make all of the PTO meetings. I don't believe one meeting a month is enough anyway to have everyone work together to make a difference. There should be constant communication with those involved in the PTO all through out the school year such as emails informing everyone of progress of upcoming event planning & volunteer opportunities, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

I have truly have enjoyed PLE. The principal Dr. M Moser and her Assistant Principal B Depow work hard to create a warm inviting learning enviorment. The academical and social needsof each child is carefully assessed ,while making a point of leaving no child behind. My son JB has attended PLE since it opened in 2008. Infact, he recently graduated with high honors.The staff at PLE go above and beyond to fully educate their students, while allowing the right amount room to foster their growth and development. Principal Moser and her staff have proven results on state standardize exams. The students work hard each year earning the grade A standard . Gatorific , I'm sure you will agree! Congrats PLE for a job well done!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2011

I have enjoyed Palmetto Elementary School. My son has been going for the last 2 years and has loved it. His teachers are excellent and care about his performance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2010

Principal Mosser is not very caring, kids going outside while it's 40, 50 60 degrees with a breeze. Making parents buy not just regular short sleeve polo uniform but not allowing turtle necks under the shirts but asking to go ahead and buy long sleeve polos like if we have money to do so. School board doesn't seem to care. Office people are grouchy.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
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 63% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
78%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "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

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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
Hispanic 53%
White 33%
Black 11%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 157%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 216%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 52%50%61%
Master's degree 43%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 5%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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3000 10th Avenue Southeast
Naples, FL 34117
Phone: (239) 377-9100

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