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Lake St. George Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 587 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

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Posted March 5, 2014

The office staff at this school is very rude. If they don't like you they will try and make everything difficult. They don't want to help if you are from another country and will make you feel like you should find a different school. It's clear that this school operates like an elitist clique and if you're unlucky enough to not be accepted then you and your children will be made uncomfortable. I have liked most of the teachers, but some are more interested in being the "cool" teacher instead of furthering their student's education. Security at this school is as lax as previous commenters noted, especially in regards to lunch and dismissal. If we could afford to sell our home I would move out of this district. I wish the county would give this school an overhaul.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

Lake St. George Elememtry needs a peridime shift and real quick! Never have I seen a student come home with so much homework, are the teachers teaching anymore? My own sister who has been teaching for 30+ years is in disgust of the amount homework my son brings home every single night! Teach the children!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2014

Fantastic school for my grandson, who has Asperger's syndrome that is on the autism sprectrum. Since Ms Texel took over as principal, two and a half years ago. Training is done. Everyone communicates. Before she came to the school, it was terrible. Definitely highly recommended if your child or grandchild is on the autism sprectrum.


Posted January 31, 2014

We came from another county and were completely shocked how behind this school was. My child's teacher calls him the math wiz because she gets all the answers right, but this is stuff he learned last year at his former school. My child is not learning anything new. We are very disappointed in the school. Safety is also an issue at the school too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2014

This is the WORST school I have ever seen. No wonder why they lose students every year. Poor teachers, principal, and your child is NOT safe at this school. Kindergarten teacher Lori Patterson is the worst teacher and is more concerned with her physical appearance than teaching. For grading, they allow the students to correct their low grade tests to better their scores - disgusting!! Teach, not redo to look better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2013

Love, love the teachers and staff. Excellent school for learning. Would like to see better security measures in place. Not impressed with PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

The teachers and facility work with the children and parents to ensure a quality education for our son. He loves Lake St George and is excited to go to school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

I have been involved with Lake St. George for 10 years....I have 4 children...I believe LSG is one of the best schools in Pinellas County Florida!! You feel like you are at home....everyone knows everyone ....the kids WANT to go to school. The school involves the parents and families as much as possible. I feel comfortable with dropping my children off because I know that they are going to have a great day!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

I love this school because they do so much for the kids, examples: a fall festival Halloween Carnival every year. The teachers donate their time every year to make everyone's Halloween very special by putting on a Fall Festival with games , fun and entertainment. Every child is a winner with the games and gets a prize no matter if they won the game or not. They put on a family picnic every year as well , again donating their time to play games , have athletic events , such as kids vs parents kickball etc. I have spoken to many parents from other schools who envy our school because they put on so many nice events for the kids and community. They state that their schools do not do all these events and I have talked to many parents in the area who want their children to attend Lake St George Elementary School because of all the wonderful things they do each year for the students and the community as a whole.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

Lake St. George is an amazing school. I feel that my children are not just students, but part of a wonderful family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

The faculty and staff at Lake St. George are absolutely wonderful. They show genuine care and concern for the children. They are constantly exploring new and exciting ways to teach. They instill core values, respect and responsibility as part of the learning process. The school is a true community and my family is happy to be a part of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

LSG is the best! Great teachers, caring community, and wonderful leadership!


Posted October 19, 2009

Lake St. George is the best school because they treat each child like there very own. They teach not only inovative curriculum but also teach core values to our children. LSG is a Family unit...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

Wonderful teachers & staff who really care about our children getting the best education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

The best school with the best staff and children around! We are blessed to be a part of LSG family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

LSG is a small, neighborhood school with wonderful teachers who care greatly for their students academic success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

LSG has awesome teachers & staff!! The children & families are amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

The teachers are very involved and there are always extra things going on at the school where the kids can learn and experience other things in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

Whats not to love about LSG??? The teachers and staff are so friendly and always make us feel so welcomed! I'm sooo proud of our school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

My son is in an ESE class because he has autism. The teachers and aides are great and do everything they can to help him out.
—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.

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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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

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 "B".
  • 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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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 75% 42%
Hispanic 14% 29%
Black 5% 23%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 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 42%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%60%61%
Master's degree 40%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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