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Curlew Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 673 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 11, 2014

Amazing but there is one crazy 4th grade teacher every thing else is amazing


Posted July 31, 2014

Poorly organized school. It receives a 9/10 from great schools but most parents with kids at the school are dissatisfied and trying to find somewhere else to send their kids. Most problems stem from the terrible administration including the principle and front office staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2014

Although there are some great teachers in this school it is hit or miss. The lack of communication from some teachers is absolutely unprofessional. Curlew Creek is a school that looks good on paper. The leadership from the principal is non existent and it shows when you walk into the school. The front staff is rude and act like your bothering them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2014

The school is extremely unapproachable for parents. At every level school employees make it impossible for parents to participate. Communication from school to home is poor. We have had a horrible, inattentive, uninspired, uninvolved teacher. She makes it clear that she is not there to inspire rather to watch kids learn for themselves. She complains about how much time it takes her to prepare lessons and so prepares in the middle of the day (when she is mean to be instructing our children). This is a common complaint among parents. Administration at this school is hands off. They do not address problems that arise and genuinely seem uninterested. I truely believe that all other problems at this school stem directly from the poor administration. The PTA is active and communicates well with its core membership (to which all are welcome to join) but communicates poorly outside of its own base. They raise a great lot of money each year to support the school. Families at this school have the means to support their children and do so very well. The kids are generally, kind, clean and welll mannered. Children have access to parents who have time and ability to support them well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Curlew Creek has been an incredibly school for my girls first year. Love that the principal, Mr. McFadden, takes the time to congratulate all students, for their accomplishments or even ifs its their birthday. All teachers have great team work!! Overall an A++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2013

My school is Curlew Creek Elemantry. Curlew Creek Elemantry has no bullys or crinimal conduct. Teachers are nice and staff as well as students.Curlew Creek Elemantry is the best school ever.


Posted May 21, 2013

Curlew is an incredible school with some of the best teachers/staff. Has been a great experience all around and highly recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2012

We "chose" this school over our zoned school, which is Highland Lakes. I have nothing but great things to say about the teachers and entire staff. They always showed a genuine interest in making sure our son was successful. We found that grades 3 - 5 were the stepping stones for the future and really helped build a foundation. Mrs. Tracey Miller (3rd grade), Mrs. Clendaniel & Mrs. Williams (4th grade), and Ms. Cheyenne Brooks (5th grade) were all simply the best! Your child will be in good hands at Curlew Creek!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Because of the teachers and staff. the activities, the fun. Its an awesome chool and we have always loved curlew!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

We've had three children go through Curlew Creek and it has been a great experieince for each of them. Our 'baby' is in 5th grade this year, and I will miss the Curlew Creek community. Whether you have limited time or a lot of time to volunteer, you can get involved. The PTA is very active and organized. Many teachers welcome volunteers to help in their class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2007

Curlew Creek is a wonderful choice for elementary students. We have found the teachers and administration to be caring as well as educationally motivated to reach & challenge our children. Parents are always welcomed & encouraged to volunteer in the school. Its a school that deserves its A rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

Curlew Creek has been a great school for my children so far. My daughter has been going there for 3 years while my son just completed Kindergarten. I find that there is a very active PTA with many things going on at the school that parents with all different amounts of volunteer time available can participate in. I find the principal to be very positive and hands-on with what is going on in the school. His own daughter attends. I really am a big supporter of Curlew Creek. When my 3 year old turns 5, I know he will be attending as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2004

This school has high credentials, is an 'A+' school and looks great from the outside. However, if you have concerns or problems that you cannot resolve with the teacher, the principal is notorious for 'listening and addressing' your concerns, but quietly sweeps them under the carpet. This school is recommended as long as you 'don't cause trouble' for the A+ status.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2003

In this school, a teacher will not inform the parents on what is going on in the classroom, until it has gotten out of control. Either they don't know what is going on, or they feel sorry for the child rather than helping them learn from their mistakes. It takes a long time to get corrected work back. teachers can't keep up with the large class sizes.
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
99%

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 "A".
  • 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 "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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 73%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 4%
Black 4%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%60%61%
Master's degree 39%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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3030 Curlew Road
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
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Phone: (727) 724-1423

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