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Emerald Shores Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 661 students

 

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Posted January 25, 2014

I usually don't do the whole reviews thing but I felt the need to give Emerald Shores 5 STARS!!! They truly deserve it!! The teachers are passionate about their work and your child's education!! They are very supportive to the parents concerns and suggestions regarding the child's education. I keep up with my sons progress in school via e-mail and I do this a few times a week and his teacher responds to each and every one promptly. The office staff are extremely helpful, organized, patient and friendly. If you are thinking about whether or not to enroll your child at Emerald Shores Elementary think no more just do with your eyes closed you won't regret it trust me I'm a picky mother when it comes to my child's education and this was one of the best choices I've made!! EMERALD SHORES KEEP UP THE EXCELLENT WORK YOU ROCK!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

i just move from NJ and this school may me fill like home. Very organize and friendly staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

i love this school! teachers are awesome! fantastic music program! very involved administrators. i highly recommend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

I have only issues with this school. The administration has some issues and maybe its just us, but we have had some teachers that are not helpful in responding to us about issues. Your only as good as your weakest link and we have seen a few to many weak links at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

I am very pleased with the staff at Emerald Shores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

The staff at Emerald Shores Elementary are truly dedicated to each student that attends the school. They have quality academic programs and special area classes. I wish there were more time in the day for extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 13, 2005

I have been very satisfied with this school. Some of the teachers really go above and beyond to make sure their students get the best education possible.
—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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
73%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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 41%
Black 29%
Hispanic 20%
Two or more races 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 74%63%61%
Master's degree 26%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JOHN WILLIAMS
Fax number
  • (352) 671-4805

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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404 Emerald Road
Ocala, FL 34472
Phone: (352) 671-4800

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