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Richey Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 656 students

 

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Posted October 26, 2013

This school is one of the best schools I have seen the staff care about the students and get them involved with things that make learning more fun.


Posted May 17, 2010

Richey used to be a good school, even a great school when Mrs. Yerkey was still there. Since then it has rapidly gone downhill. The new AP has brought about too many changes and created a very negative vibe. She is way too young and obviously has little experience. There are several new teachers my child has talked about - that are wonderful - Mrs. Agey, Mr. D. the art teacher and Mrs. Brewer the math coach seem to be very well loved and have been positive improvements. Now, if only the administration would support these changes and come to the level of quality that Richey was known for. There have been more fights, weapons and other negative occurrences at Richey this year. We want our school back!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

i can not say enough good things about this school. my daughter is in 3rd grad and my son is in 4th. they absolutely love this school! my 7 year old is working well above grade level and my son scored above average on fcat! the staff are some of the friendliest i have ever met. the administration is wonderful!! i moved out of the schools boundaries and i now drive 20 minutes every morning and afternoon from holiday to keep them there.thanks to richey for a job well done!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

As a grand- parent of 2nd and 4th grader who absolutely love their school. I also volunteer and every event is well planned and orderly. The teachers are caring and genuine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

We have a daughter that is now in the 4th grade. She has been there since kindergarten. She has excelled very well to all A's and B's when she was having troubles academically the teacher stepped in and helped her and bought her grades up. I would recommend Richey to any and all of the parents. The office staff, cafeteria staff, the clinic staff and the teaching staff have all be excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2007

Hello... I have one child who I am very happy to say attends Richey Elementary School. He is in the 1st grade with an emphasis on a higher learning aspect, which is a wonderful program that targets those children who have the desire to be challenged. The teachers and the administrative staff at Richey are always trying to excel in their fields for the betterment of the students first and foremost. I am an avid fan of The Place Program at Richey, they offer the students the opportunity to prepare for the day and of course the nice wind down after school with their friends, continued activities and fun for everyone, nicely supervised, with a family atmosphere. We will continue to attend Richey, by choice! Thanks, Debi
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of education, parent involvement, and teacher concern. I recently moved to NPR, and had heard it was a rough neighborhood. There is a bit of that element here, but we have found everyone is pretty much like us. We all just want the best opportunities for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2006

I have three children attending this school and am very pleased. The teachers are kind, professional and show a genuine interest in my children s success. The class sizes are small which definitely makes a difference. My only wish is that they would offer more extra-curricular activities as well as add Spanish to its regular curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

Richey Elementary is a wonderful school. I had alot of negativity from other parents before moving into this school district. But Mrs. Grice, Mrs. Durmire, Office Staff and Mrs. Hoskins are wonderful, caring and compasionate people. I am looking forward to another year at Richey Debbie Covert
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

Great curriculum good parent teacher involvment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2005

Wonderful school, great teachers, good curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2005

My child did not get challenged enough with one teacher; therefore they moved her to another class and she excelled. My daughter was doing above in math, but needed help with reading. The teacher went above and beyond by putting her in an extra reading class a couple times a week, and even personally reading with her. She helped boost her confidence as well. Mrs. Diethart is very thorough- with spelling and homework- highly recommended. w/ excellent communication skills between teacher and parent. I would recommend school; fore staff in office was sufficient, and the resources like library are nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2004

Ms. Davis is the best guidance counselor. She really cares. Ms. Miller truly is 'teacher of the year'. Ms. Shimkat works wonders with 'special needs' students. I only wish more 'male teachers' were available. Overall, Richey is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2004

Richey elem. has some of the best teachers my son has ever had,(Mrs. Montgomery your the best) I only wish they had more after school activities for the kids. Over all great 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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
72%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%
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

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
99%

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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 57%
Hispanic 31%
Black 5%
Two or more races 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 140%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 28%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 55%63%61%
Master's degree 45%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 11%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. KENNETH R MIESNER
Fax number
  • (813) 794-3591

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6850 Madison Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652
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