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Oldsmar Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 557 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted October 26, 2013

Let me just say this - Oldsmar Elementary is a wonderful place. It is truly what a nurturing school environment should be where children are encouraged to grow into creative, socially conscious, open minded life long learners. Our son is in his third year there and he absolutely loves going to school every day. Mr. Feeney the principal is outstanding, enthusiastic, fun, and super creative. The kids love him. He knows all of the kids by name and is always attentive to questions and concerns. The school is very oriented towards involving the family in the child's educational process through reading logs, family activities at school (family camp out night/Trunk or Treat/Grandparents Day Breakfast) . I have heard from the teachers there how much they love going to work at Oldsmar and it shows. The staff seems to really care about the students and about actually helping them learn to question and explore and not just recite facts for a test. I love Oldsmar and everyone there and we could not be happier that we are zoned for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

Awesome school - very family oriented - very compassionate. I am so happy I chose Oldsmar elementary for my kids!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2012

i love this school ,because i always feel welcome ,and my childrens are so happy to be there thank you guys for everything and god bless yall for the great job
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2012

oldsmar elementary id the best for my childrens .i love the teachers and the principal smith ,and everyone are so good people ,god bless you guys
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

Fantastic school. My sister went there & my oldest son. My little one will be starting K there soon. The staff still remembers my sister (who is out of college already) and my oldest son (who will be starting high school this year)! They really care about everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Oldsmar Elementary is the best, the teachers and children are brilliant. after school clubs are brilliant.


Posted October 19, 2009

Great staff and a great learning environment for kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

I love this school! The teachers, the parents and all the kids rock!


Posted October 18, 2009

They are a family warm and fuzzy feeling place. My children have gone to two other schools and they didnt feel at home as much as they do here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

Awasome Teachers, Awasome Staff!!!They love my children and always are there to giving you support as aFamily!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

Where else can you go to school knowing that you get to hang out with the Principal on Tuesdays while you BOTH ride unicycles??? Our family LOVES OES...best teachers, best staff AND we have are a 5 star school for over 10 years!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

Its the best school in America and is providing quality education for quality kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

Oldsmar Elementary is like one big Family!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

Oldsmar Elementary is rated an A school, a 5 Star school is family friendly. It is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

I love everything about Oldsmar Elementray. I don't don't have one bad thing to say about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

Oldsmar is like a 'family'. No matter what your situation, you are accepted and assisted. Children learn and are loved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

I love the people that work at the school. They make it a point to know every child,every parent,every familyy member. They are amazing!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

They have wonderful teachers and staff. We also have a lot of parent involvement and the kids love the afterschool Unicycle club.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

Their excellence began at the top with the principal. The teachers were very caring and concerned about the students and took their jobs as 'teachers' very seriously...With fun for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2009

It is a small school, the teachers are very dedicated, the principal Mr. Schmidt is great. Problems are solved adequately. My daughter loves her school. Only wish there were more advance programs. Overall, it is a great school.
—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 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "B".
  • 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

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 State average
White 68% 42%
Hispanic 17% 29%
Black 8% 23%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 48%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%60%61%
Master's degree 31%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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302 Dartmouth Ave W
Oldsmar, FL 34677
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