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Trinity Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 527 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
No new ratings

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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

I have worked at several different schools, and Trinity stands out as being the BEST school I have worked at. The teachers here really care about each student and put 100% effort into everything they do. The teaching methods are all research-based and progressive. Class sizes are small and the campus has a private-school feel. If you are seeking a school with high academic standards, this is the school for you. Of note: this school is known for its high test scores and gifted programs. If you have a child with special learning needs, the school will do its best to accommodate, but the reality is that the school has neither the staff nor the programs to support children who need anything more than a little extra tutoring. I have seen many angry parents (including those here on "school choice"!) who expect special services and are disappointed. This is a high-performing, academically demanding school. It can be difficult to get accommodations such as phys/occ therapy, behavioral specialists, FCAT exemptions, etc. If you do not live in the area but choose to send your child here, please take the time to understand the school's mission and make sure it's a good fit.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 23, 2014

Is there an option for ZERO stars? Worst, most hostile, uncaring, unfriendly administration ever! How do people like this even get into a career involving the welfare of children? I would not send my child here nor would I recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2014

The principal and staff of Trinity is horrible and irresponsible. Without prior notice, my son was withdrawn from this school on the day after Christmas break. Granted we don't currently reside in the school zone, but to involuntarily withdraw a current student without first informing a parent of you intention to do so is beyond my comprehension. I have talked to numerous principals and educators, and this is something not simply done. There are various economic hardships and circumstances that shouldn't have been considered, yet none were given other than my son is "out of my zone." I know that there tons of students that attend schools out of zone, because they have moved during the school year. For a school professional to act this way is irresponsible and I definitely Do Not Recommend this school. Is was looking to purchase a Lennar townhouse in this school zone, but this whole incident definitely changed my mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2014

The staff and principal here doesn't care about students welfare at all. Very unfriendly. I do not recommend this school if you are thinking about renting at trinity club apartments. You will have to endure the staff and administrators. What a horrible shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

I went to enroll my daughter here and I have to agree- the principal is not friendly at all! I should have guessed that she was going to be less than friendly by the fact that she never returned my calls when I was attempting to have some things answered. She was so unfriendly that I decided not to enroll her in this school, that's how bad it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2013

The school is ok. If your child struggles in any subject or might have a sld they are not very helpful. They have silent lunchtime! :( The principal is not very friendly. The music teacher is mean to the kids. I'm switching my children next school year to a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2012

Trinity Elementary is amazing neighborhood school with excellent teachers, an outstanding PTO, and involved families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2012

I have been happy with this school. I was disappointed when they changed from multi-level teaching, but i think the teachers handled the principal change well. Mrs. Priebe is my favorite teacher. Fabulous writing coach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2010

I LOVE working here!! It's been 9 years and I'm going to miss Ms. Rushe terribly when she retires in January. I would also like to add that after reading many of the reviews, I found it interesting that the two negative comments about the administration should learn that Principal has the word 'pal' at the end. I learned that from an equally great public school many years ago! KUDOS TES, keep it up!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 4, 2010

I love Trinity Elementary School because the teachers are great and their love for teaching shines thru on each student with their love for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2010

The teacher's knowledge readily shines through to the students.


Posted September 29, 2010

My grandchild comes home happy every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

The PTO does so many great things. The principal is on her game and knows how to run a school with so many aspects to keep track of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

The wonderful teachers and staff have amazed me with their abilities to make all three of my children enjoy their days at school. TES provides a very caring, challenging, yet fun aspect to the world of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

Our daughter has shown tremendous progress and growth within a month of attending Trinity Elementary School as compare to an entire year of attending a private school for VPK last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

Awesome Bachelor's prepared teachers. Caring staff that go the extra mile to see your children succeed!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

Excellent Bachelor's prepared teachers. THE BEST! Caring staff with only the best tools for our children to reach their goals!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

my daughter loves her Teachers...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

Because my son is happy to go to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

My granddaughters are in kindergarden and love the school and the teachers. They are learning so much at tremendous speed!


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

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 "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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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 State average
White 83% 42%
Hispanic 9% 29%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black N/A 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 52%63%61%
Master's degree 45%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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2209 Duck Slough Blvd
New Port Richey, FL 34655
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Phone: (727) 774-9900

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