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Grove Park Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 478 students

 

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Posted March 12, 2013

I was highly disappointed in what my daughter was learning. It seemed that every other day while in kindergarden she would come home to tell us that they had watched a movie such as a Disney film rather than something educational. The largest dissapointment was what she was learning from fellow classmates. I did not see this school as a postive environment for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2012

My child has attended Grove Park since January 2011. (half of 1st grade & all of 2nd) He absolutely loves this school. He has been in the GIFTED program since second grade and loves it. Couldn't ask for a better place to educate my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2011

I love this school, my family just moved here from Duval County in February and this school has been such a blessing to my children. I had so many problems with Duval schools, they would not give my children the help they needed, they weren't even reading when we moved here, and now 7 months later, they are reading, they are excited to go to school. The teachers have been a tremendous help, very loving and caring, take the time to help my children where they need it. Just because they are a c school, does not mean anything, I would recommend this school to anyone, I have had no problems.
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Posted April 23, 2005

This was one of the best schools I loved it the only problem was they didnt have the excelerated program I needed, they were gonna have be skip a grade but they never went through with it, but for the normall learning child it would be a great school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 24, 2005

My son was in the preschool ese program, he is now in the 6th grade. The teachers were just outstanding! I really just could not have asked for more in dedicated, compassionate educators who truly put their heart & soul into my son & their job. It was a wonderful time for him (as well as I) and he has thrived ever since! (he is in the GIFTED program now!) Thank you to Grove Park & the wonderful ESE Teachers & assistants, who gave my son the perfect start on his educational journey. It really was a pleasure.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
30%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
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 56% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
22%
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 53% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
75%
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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 38%
White 28%
Hispanic 23%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%64%61%
Master's degree 29%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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  • MS. LINDA PRATT
Fax number
  • (904) 278-2015

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