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Calusa Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 909 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 11, 2013

My daughter went to kindergarten here,She loved her teacher,Mrs.Niebauer!! She was Awesome!!! and now my daughter will be going to first grade at Calusa Park!!!! I really like how they keep us parents involved!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2013

My daughter is attending kindergarten at Calusa park this year. I was very nervous to send her to any school, because I find home schooling is a safer and wiser choice these days! ( I still maintain that opinion) She had never been in any school/daycare setting before this. I am so happy I let her attend public school to see how she would fair academically. I feel so lucky to have the wonderful teacher we have been given. She is beyond out standing. My daughter loves her dearly and has learned so much. She is doing so well in everything. The staff are lovely and wonderful. If I have to pick one down fall, (and it is more to do with the other parents) my daughter is forced to endure crude, vulgar, mean, and ignorant children who's parents no doubt share the same traits. These children are not learning. They are there more as a day care and are simply a hurdle for my daughter to over come. This is the reason I will return to homeschooling next year. My child is special and I have put forth every effort to help her be a good person, and I do not see a reason to force her to be exposed and possibly corrupted by these types of children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2013

Calusa Park! My child has been going there ever since kindergarten. She is now in 5th grade, and doesn't want to leave Calusa. They have entertaining and unique activities for the children such as the hat parade, the walk-a-thon, and so many others. The teachers and staff have been with her learning her alphabet, all the way up to doing fractions and division. It is a great school I would recommend for any parent looking for a school that will give their child a great education. Calusa Park ELementary School, CPE, is able to do that while making it an exciting process at the same time. Thank you Calusa Park!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2011

My son fisr experience in school this sor ummer was a bit never raking at first. He had never attaended any school,daycare. He had a rough begging and turned out to be now he is ready for KINDERGARDEN. The summer vpk program was excellent,the teachers are amazing,the director had the patiece and was very supportive towards the process of my son adapting to a new enviroment and was extatic at the end. Thanks to all for their support ,communication,initiative and most of all patience. sincerely,Vincent's mom & Dad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

They have been very helpful with my grandson. Communication is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

I have two children attending calusa park elementary ,in a way i was happy do to the fact they would be attending an (A) school , but was not so pleased with one of the teachers she was rude, mean and all she thought of was of herself. at my sons first day of school, she quickly juded my son asking the one of the staff members if he needed any special class(esol) she asumed he didn,t know any english.in front of me she started talking about how many kids she had in her classroom,and that she more kids then any of the other teachers.she just disapointed and was not pleased with my sons thecher,and i am still conserned
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Since my son has been attending Calusa Park Elementary, it has been an A+ school. The teachers and faculty are outstanding!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2008

my kids have ben going to this since k this school has the best teachers and staff! this is my daughters last year, and i hate to see her leave this great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2006

My son attended Calusa Park for three years and I can't say enough wonderful things about it. From the office staff to the teachers, my son has received a top notch education. Seth went from having many difficulties in Kindergarden to maintaining an A/B average in the gifted program by the second and third grade and I owe a tremendous amount of credit for this accomplishment of his to the school's outstanding dedication to him....We love you! Thank you Calusa Park!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

This is the third year my son will be attending Calusa Park. I completely understand why this school has been rated an 'A+' school. The principal and staff are outstanding. I cannot say enough about the quality of teachers and academic programs he has enjoyed. The only thing I wish would improve is the level of parent involvement. The PTO meetings and events would benefit from more parents getting involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2005

I am a parent of two students at Calusa. Mine had transferred from another school. I love Calusa Park. My children have improved from already good grades, to better. There is a creative way of teaching occuring here, and my children have loved attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2004

I am a new teacher at the school, and I just wanted to say that it is a pleasure to work it. I think so highly of it that I will be putting my own two children here. I have felt a strong sense of teamwork, and a commitment to do what it takes so that every child achieves a quality education. The children are disciplined, and get a great excitement out of accomplishing what they set out to do. There is a sense of respect within this school, and I am proud to work here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 9, 2004

There are some really good teachers in this school but unfortunately, I have also seen some of the worst here as well. The administration is borderline incompetent. One of my children's teachers was extremely bad and almost destroyed my fourth grader's love of going to school each day. The principle is too political and covets advancement while taking a completely hands-off leadership approach. We moved to another area for this reason alone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2004

Great school, teachers are very organized and grounds are very clean. Cannot request a teacher which is frustrating when other collier schools allow it. Front office does seem understaffed sometimes. The before and aftercare program is wonderful!
—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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
98%

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 "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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 42%
White 34%
Black 17%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 142%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 53%50%61%
Master's degree 47%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Naples, FL 34104
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