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Big Cypress Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 883 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 6, 2014

This is a great school. My son going here for 5th grade and I am completely satisfied
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Our daughter started there last year in kindergarten, She was a little bored, she went to a great pre school. The teacher went out of her way to give her work that was a little more advanced, so she could keep learning. This year she is in 1st and I could not be happier with her teacher. She is Fantastic!!(VanDyne) She works with the kids weaknesses and strengths and throws in a lot of love and encouragement. Could not ask for any one better. They always let you know what is going on in the classroom and the school. The principal is an absoulte doll. She really has a way with the kids and the patience of a saint! As far as the office staff? Never had a problem or attitude, always helpful. They protect the children and watch them grow. P.S. Love the new security fencing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2009

My son just graduated from Kindergarten and it was a great experience all year. Parents are always kept up to date with the students schedule. Great school overall. Looking forward to our other son starting kindergarten in August!
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Posted April 30, 2009

My grandson has went to big cypress since kindergarden & everyone has been nothing but fantastic they have went above & beyond to help with our special problems. I thank them all!!!


Posted September 4, 2007

All in all, this school seems to be OK. My child started kindergarten this year, so this was a new experience for us. I was very displeased with the office staff. They are unhelpful, and seemingly 'bothered' when one steps in the office. Information is not given, the parent must know how to dig for it. Other than the main office, so far I have nothing to complain about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

This is a great school. My children have gone here from Kindergarden through 5th and I am completely satisfied.
—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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

160 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

154 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 48%
Hispanic 40%
Black 8%
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 143%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 26%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 58%50%61%
Master's degree 40%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 1%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 34120
Phone: (239) 377-6300

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