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Eighth Street Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 340 students

 

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Posted August 18, 2011

This was my Elementary School. I went to this school when Mrs. Helen Ingrao was still alive and running it (May her soul rest in peace). Back then, those were some of the best years of my life ... I can't honestly speak for what's happened since I was there last, but I trust that the Principal running the show now is wonderful and doing their job well. :)


Posted June 18, 2010

I grew up going to Eighth Street and it's a wonderful school! I wouldn't want my children going to any other school in the area. The education is challenging and teachers are caring. Ocala's only public private school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My Grand Children have the best teachers and learning what they need to know for their age and grades. Great support system. Kudos for the teachers!


Posted April 30, 2009

My child attended this school. I would highly recommend attending another school in the area. I did not think the staff and education experience were up to par.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2006

I can't say enough about the great leadership abilities our principal possesses, all while letting her warmth and charm show with the students...The staff of talented, personable teachers is truly amazing...like a private school with a warm family like atmosphere in a historically charming school...we couldn't ask for more....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2005

My daughter is a new student at Eighth Street and overall it is a very good school. The principal and teachers are excellent and I can see that she has excelled during the short time we have been here. Some of the office staff can be quite unhelpful and short with the parents. It is a very close knit school and if you are new to the school you feel a unwelcomed and uninformed..its like a 'don't tell if they don't ask' attitude. There are limited extracurricular activities. If you didn't sign up for the afterschool program at the beginning of the year, there are no options for working parent unless you opt for a daycare type pick up. 'Waiting Lists' are a waste of time - no call backs. Some parents are not very helpful as a resource and honestly, quite unfriendly and unapproachable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

The parent involvement here is exceptional, that translates into better oversight and lots of help for our great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2004

I love this school. The staff as well as the PTO are very proactive. This school is also very good at integrating the mandatory FCAT curriculum with good old fashioned teaching; which is in stark contrast to some of the other Marion County schools that I've experienced with my children. To sum it all up, I can't think of any school that I'd rather send my children to than 8th Street!
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
95%

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 "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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
White 64%
Black 17%
Hispanic 14%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%63%61%
Master's degree 30%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. JOHN MCCOLLUM
Fax number
  • (352) 671-7126

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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513 Southeast 8th Street
Ocala, FL 34471
Phone: (352) 671-7125

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