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Hiawassee Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 781 students

 

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Posted February 12, 2014

My daughter only attended school here for 2 weeks before I pulled her out. She was so far ahead of the other students in her grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

this school is great! That is all i have say! love love love it! thanks 4 teaching me


Posted April 14, 2010

This school rocks! My kids have been attending this school since Pre-K and from the teachers to the staff are excellant
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

It is a caring learning environment, students are being prepared to be globally competetive! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

The staff and teachers are wonderful! So many changes have come out of this school...they really care about the students and about making sure they follow a path to success! I attended this school as an elementary student and I will make sure my daughter does too!


Posted April 14, 2010

I like the attitude of the teachers and staff. I constantly see them doing things for their children outside of the normal calling of the job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

The principal and staff do an outstanding job of maintaining discipline and enthusiasm amongst the students. These children are intelligent and academically curious and it comes from above. I got to visit the school as a guest speaker on career day and I got the impression that many of these students do not have the complete assistance at home with homework or in setting an example. The personnel at Hiawassee Elementary provide a warm, familial atmosphere directed at succeeding.


Posted May 4, 2008

I have had the privalege of being at the forfront of the Partners in Education program with Hiawassee and find Ms. Jackson and her staff to have the hearts of true dedicated professionals and they have their sights set on improving the school and the students because they know that these young minds are the future of our community and our nation. They deserve our help and appreciate everything that is done for them. They take responsibilty for the children that is rare, even among some parents.


Posted November 15, 2007

Hiawassee is a very challenging school due to it's demographics, but with the support of fellow teachers, the challenge is worth the effort.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 15, 2007

Hiawassee Elementary School is a great place to work! The administrators are very supportive and all of the faculty and staff work together to make our school feel like a family! My students are excited about learning and I am proud to be their teacher!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 12, 2007

The past 6 months or so have been really great at Hiawassee. Last year ended on a high note, and this year started with a different feeling in the air. It really seems like the staff and administration have everyone on the same page, doing what is best for the kids. I like that they are starting to have uniforms at the school. If the school can continue to grow and involve the community I think it will be a great place for our kids to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2007

Hiawassee is lots of fun! There are so many educational events and activities for students to get involved. I really miss be a student at Hiawassee. The teachers are so helpful and take time to get to know you. I volunteer at the school when ever I can.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 26, 2007

My daughters love the teachers at Hiawassee. The atmosphere is friendly and I feel welcomed as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

I feel that the adminstrators and teachers at Hiawassee Elementary go above and beyond the call of duty for students. My daughter attends Hiawassee and I personally have had nothing except great experiences. If Parents were more involved then Hiawassee would be a much better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I find the programs to be sub par at best. I actually provide my daughter with homework assignments because she rarely has any otherwise. I feel that the school encourages mediocrity and the trouble stems from the ineffective leadership of its principal. I feel sorry for the students who do not have access to assistance from either a parent or an older sibling. The children at Hiawassee Elementary are definitely NOT being prepared for a successful educational future. I feel that it is unfair my daughter is not being educationally challenged because we live in the wrong zip code. I have volunteered on numerous occasions and was discouraged from doing so after I started questioning the lack of heat in the portable my daughter and 17 other kindergartners were in. The principal does not make herself readily available and when my daughter was assaulted by another student she refused to address it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

The school has inadequate leadership and it shows. The educational expectations for students at this school appear to be very low. I see the parents there trying to get a multitude of issues resolved to no avail. If there are any events at the school parents are typically given 24hr notice (makes it difficult to request time off work). The information that I have personally received in writing often went out w/o the correct date forcing me to contact the school for clarification. There is an overall lack of order that I find disconcerting. I have volunteered in my child's class and found the principal's communication skills to be lacking at best.
—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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
81%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
86%
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 "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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 83%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 2%
White 2%
Two or more races 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 9%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%66%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 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. LADONNA JOHNSON
Fax number
  • (407) 521-3340

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6800 Hennepin Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32818
Phone: (407) 296-6410

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