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Partin Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 783 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted March 13, 2013

The office staff is wonderful and very helpful. We have loved our children's teachers so far. The only negative for us has been the current principal. While she pretends to be friendly, she really isn't and can make it very uncomfortable for you if you disagree with her for any reason. A person who speaks in absolutes shouldn't be running a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2012

I agree the ne principal is friendly but the past principal is the one who made Partin the A school it is today. She had high expectations and those expectations can be seen in all the ways we love the school. I have four children two of them were there when the past principal was there. I always knew what was going on because the communication was great! I have watched the FCAT scores increase every year. Now, with the friendly principal we will see how the school continues to perform. Remember we bought houses because of what the school has done in the past. I feel there are problems with the cohesiveness of the teachers and see a lot of disorganization. Teachers do not get along. These are going to be issues if the principal does not have the back bone to correct things. Being nice is one thing running the school is another. Not all the needs of the students are being met unless you might be gifted. New gifted teacher has issues too! My children are soon to be finished with Partin and I feel it is just in time!!!! I agree the principal needs to get a handle on the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2012

Excellent school! We chose to have our children attend Partin and have been very pleased with our decision thus far. Although, we have seen the school go through both a principal and an asst principal change they have both been for the positive. We have been very happy with the teachers and the staff. Parent involvement is always high each calendar year and they encourage your voice to be heard. We have no complaints about this A rated school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2011

LOVE the new principal, so happy that the VP is out for 2011 - I heard so many things from the teachers- not just parents- who were unhappy with him. I will say that I am a little disappointed in the communication. As we go along, we are finding that there are several different programs and options available, which is great - but we either hear about them too late or not at all. I saw that the website is new and I am hoping it stays more up to date and serves as more of a resource for parents - which it hasn't in the past. Either that or they need to start an email list for those that want to be on it with periodic updates. They have used auto dialers in the past and I know that costs $$
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

Seriously, the last principal was hands on? LOL Very funny. Not at all! The entire staff was horrible with her running it. I think you must be mistaken. We are finally thrilled to have a new VP coming this year as well. Change is good. We welcome the new VP and are thrilled. We love Dr. Katz. She is fabulous. As far as special needs and diets, the teachers 4th grade also leave a lot to be desired. The entire fourth grade is a mess. They all don't get along and it is caios! I hope Dr. Katz and the new VP get a handle on the staff for the 2011-2012 year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2011

A large school with not much attention given personally to students except if they are one or two of the 'chosen' ones. 5th grade teacher indifferent to my child's medical diet. Didn't praise or encourage anyone except her 2 favorites.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2011

I agree that the past principal was not hands on...Very pleased with our new principal...she is more visable and easy to talk to...Even with her handicap she can be seen walking around the building checking the classrooms etc.. and very pleasant...at all times...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2010

Not all of us have kids who are gifted. Some of the teachers at this school has no patients for kids that has some kind of learning disability. I do feel they discriminate not only against the black kids with disability but the white kids too. I have had nothing but frustration dealing with certain individuals in this school. So to lady who has a gifted child consider yourself fortunate, because you would be singing a different song if you where in my shoe with a kid with a disability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2010

As a parent of a black child who has been at Partin since kindergarten, I must totally disagree with the last comment. As my son now enters 4th grade he has received nothing but support and encouragement from all his teachers K thru 3rd. This past year his 3rd grade teacher recommended him and he was selected for admittance in the Gifted program. I realize that every one's experiences are different however, I have never once felt that was child was treated any differently than any other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2010

If you are African American this school is not for you. They don't really help our kids. We almost always have some kind of learning disability. Plus I think some of the teachers are racist. The administration I consider racist to. I f you look at the 2010 yearbook not one African American Child was represIf you are African American this school is not for you. They don't really help our kids. We almost always have some kind of learning disability. Plus I think some of the teachers are racist. The administration I consider racist to. I f you look at the 2010 yearbook not one African American Child was repres
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2010

I don't think the school is very parent friendly and the office staff is not friendly at all. The admistration are not hands on with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

We have been with Partin for almost 3 years now and love it! The teachers are fantastic and the staff is amazing. They also have a challenging gifted program. We moved here from CA and could not be happier with the school. I also take it upon myself to teach my child at home in addition to their school homework. I think the collaboration between myself and school has made a huge difference in my child's capabilities. 5 stars from this mom!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

I agree, Partin is an excellent school. This year has been wonderful for my daughter. She is in third grade and has a great teacher. On the Open House day, you can feel the pride the staff has as they all wear the same shirts. You feel the excitement and the professionalism by all. The things my daughter is learning is by far more that I did in elementary. I am pleased the school addresses the high and low learners. My daughter is gifted and I feel she is being challenged. The school is doing the 21st century techniques. We love Partin!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

Partin is a top notch school. The staff is very professional. The teachers my children hd and presently have are outstanding. The principal is extremely friendly and welcoming to parent input. She and the teachers have the children's best interest at heart. The school is in good shape and the technology is up to date. Parents are very involved and supporte. We moved here so our children could attend Partin. We made the right choice!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

Excellent school! Haven't had to deal with admin much, but the school couldn 't run any better. Teachers are professional. My chilren love going to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

This is an outstanding school! The Principal and the teachers are very professional and seem to care about the students. My children have had wonderful teachers. My experience with the Principal has been great. All I can say is we wouldn't go anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2009

I am a parent of fifth grader that just finished his last year at Partin. I am very sad to see him leave. When the assistant principal became principal back in 2005, the school changed for the better. It was more focused on meeting our childrens needs academically, which is the reason we send our children to school. I feel my son received an excellent education at Partin and the gifted program is wonderful, as well as, the special projects the student were involved in. The principal is really moving the school into the 21st century. The teachers are amazing! Everyone is very professional and caring, especially the front office and the teacher assistants. Parents are welcomed! The principal is sweet but not someone who seeks attention, she always gives her staff credit but we all know a great school starts with a great principal. We will miss Partin!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2009

A+ Principal, A+ Teachers, A+ Staff, A+ Students, A+ Parents! We moved to Partin from another school down the road and were very pleased we made the move. Our daughters love their teachers. We met with the principal and she could not have been more pleasant. I always feel welcome and just get a kick about the car line. The teacher assistant knows everyone s car and name. The PTA programs have been a lot fun for our entire family. The test scores are outstanding as well as the curriculum. My daughters finally enjoys going to school. Top notch school! Thank you to the Principal and the Teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2009

My son is in the fourth grade and I have had the opportunity to dividend and hold a position on the PTA board. Partin is a wonderful school. Parents are welcome in the classrooms and on campus. The staff is wonderful and extremely dedicated to the education and welfare of the children. The principal has made many welcome changes at the school and has brought Partin to the next level. She is very approachable and willing to work with the parents. She often seeks teacher input as well as parent input. I feel very fortunate to be able to send my son to Partin with such an outstanding staff and principal!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2009

I just found this website and read the reviews. I have three children, one that had attended and two that are attending Partin at this time. After reading the reviews, it is very surprising the negative comments that are made about the school. Partin is a wonderful school with a great principal, great teachers and great staff. Everyone is very friendly and caring towards our children. The principal sincerely cares about our children and I have never found her to be unfriendly. She is always trying to do what is best for the students and holds high expectations for the school. If you attend a SAC or PTA meeting you would really know what happens behind the scene. The teachers are outstanding and if you think they focus on FCAT to much then think again. This A school helps your property value, move on if you are not happpy!
—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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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

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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 71% 42%
Hispanic 12% 29%
Asian 9% 3%
Black 4% 23%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 50%53%61%
Master's degree 48%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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