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College Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 750 students

 

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Posted May 9, 2013

I think that the teachers and staff work with the students as well as we can. Like every company there are some that drop the ball but as a whole we have a GREAT staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 31, 2013

I will warn you not to take your child to College Park Elementary for the following reasons... if your child is bullied on the bus or school they will not do what is to be done for your childs safety. I had this happen to my child on the bus and i waited for a responce back from the school and noone informed me or called me so 30 days after christmas vacation i had to call the school myself and was told by the dean that he has alot of stuff going on day to day and forgot to call me... huh??? how does that happen so obviously they do not care about bullys in the school. I moved from up north and was told to get immunization forms transfered to florida state forms and i did then 2 months later get a letter from health dept that my childs immuniztions are not up to date.. well apparently the forms that the school submitted was missing the last immunization form so i had to go get that done all over again or my daughter would not be able to attend school.. and if your child has a problem like crying in school cuz they just moved they will give you a problem and then throw it in your face months later. this school needs to be shut down.. I will be calling the board and a lawyer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2012

this school is not a good school. the teachers there dont care about the kids in there class
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2011

No communication between teacher and parent. No notes, she is forgetting to check his homework or even forgetting to send one. I have no comments on that. We moved here from North where school system is better, never had a problem with my child. Now My son don`t want to go to school, cry every morning, complaining about teacher that won`t help or explain the task. will have to change the school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

College Park This school is wonderful for my daughter she is a honor roll . Teacher and staff are great. But if you have a student with a learning Disability this school is not for your child I actually had to pull my ESE student from there to go to Horizon Academy . But overall School is GREAT for Child without disability
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

We are a work in progress and I must say it is getting better and better. We have a lot of dedicated people on the staff and people that strive to make it a better school, including a fairly new administration: dean, ap, and principal. Give us time, we are getting there.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 23, 2008

This school has it's faults but not many. My kids miss going to college park. There is so much interaction, caring and fun environment. The micro society is awesome. I think every school should have it. Two of our very favorite teachers are Mrs Betty Sheffield...she is a wonderful, loving and creative teacher and Mr Picha...which unfortunately we moved towards the beginning of the school yr, but he is very caring and sincere to your childs needs. If you have a child that will be starting here...ask specifically for one of those teachers I mentioned. You will not regret it. They are the kind of teachers that we need in every school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

This school has a cool program called MicroSociety where kids can run a made up business and earn micro money to spend in their society.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 3, 2004

Even though College Park puts emphasis on regular attendance and discourages tardiness, I think there is a lack of communication with the parent and staff (i.e., principal, asst. principal or whoever is in charge of correcting or intervening if it appears to be a problem). If your child is tardy/absent more than the norm, the staff does not intervene to ask questions or if there is anything they can do to help solve the issue. A threatening letter will be sent to the parent and any attempt to speak with the principal about it, is unsuccessful because he will not make time to sit down with the parent to help resolve this issue. Maybe it is a minor issue that he/she may suggest to ensure the children get to school on time. I think College Park lacks some direct communication with parents from the upper staff. I also think not enough enphasis is put on FCAT preparation. Due to the extreme importance of your child's success with the FCAT, more practice and prep. is necessary. The strength of College Park is the Microsociety and student participation in the work setting. I think this program is a real success for the student's self esteem and prep. for the 'real' world. The teachers/nurse and dean are all great! Maybe the principal can take some lessons from them.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%
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

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
74%
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

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
40%
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

 
 
71%

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 "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 "B".

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
Hispanic 47%
White 25%
Black 20%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 54%63%61%
Master's degree 44%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. PATRICIA STOUT
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1330 Southwest 33rd Avenue
Ocala, FL 34474
Phone: (352) 291-4040

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