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Shady Hill Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 612 students

 

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Posted August 30, 2013

My son has attended this school for 4 years now it is a fabulous school. He needed extra help with his reading due to an eye condition and the teachers worked with him to get him up to speed over a period of two years. I would recommend this school to any parents looking for placement. The PTA here is fabulous they do such great work at this school. The staff here are top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

I love this school. My child has attended this school for a few years and I can proudly say, this is one of the best elementary schools in the county. It's like a private school, without the tuition fees.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2013

I attended this school 1998-2004, K-5. I remember, quite distinctly, being terrified my first day of Kindergarten, but I suppose that's expected. I loved it otherwise, and have very fond memories of the field trips, friends I made, and the school itself. I hope not too much has changed, because children deserve to enjoy the experience I did. This school was a big part of my childhood (a period of time I often miss) and was, coincidentally, the only school that I didn't hate going to. I can't speak for everyone of course, but, to any parents wondering where to send their children to begin their career as a student, I'll bet many of them will eventually be grateful that you chose Shady Hill.


Posted October 25, 2009

Wonderful attention to teaching personal responsibility, and values. It has been nice to experience the 'we truly care' environment Shady Hill conveyed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

My child has been a student at Shady Hill for 2 years and we love it! Mrs. Ely and Mrs. Cress are wonderful. Mrs. Andrews is such a fabulous Kindergarten teacher & you would be lucky to have her as your child's teacher. We are continually impressed with the involvement & care that comes from the staff there. We will certainly miss Shady Hill when we leave. Go Colts!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2005

My child is in Kindergarten at this school this year and we have enjoyed it this far. The staff are friendly, helpful, and readily available to anyone. My child's teacher is warm & friendly and we feel she cares about each student as ann individual.
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Posted August 29, 2004

Shady Hill is one of the best schools I have seen. All the staff is friendly and very willing to help. My son has trouble reading and they are doing everything in their power to help him catch up to his class. I am kept informed of his progress consistantly. They have also been rated an 'A' three years in a row. I hope they keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
80%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 62%
Black 18%
Hispanic 15%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 78%63%61%
Master's degree 20%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. RYAN BENNETT
Fax number
  • (352) 291-4087

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5959 South Magnolia Avenue
Ocala, FL 34471
Phone: (352) 291-4085

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