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Hutchison Beach Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 685 students

 

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Posted August 19, 2014

Great principal. Had a wonderful experience with Ms. Conner is first grade. We are VERY excited about second grade, which started today!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2014

A parent: the teachers at this school are amazing. The principal is awesome!! But being a parent and the first person you see our the front desk ladies that are rude and not pleasant at all. I've waited on my child a few times and heard them gossiping about kids and parents. I've also got eyes rolled at me and told no I couldn't go to the classroom to take supplies that the teacher requested. But then someone else comes in and they give them passes. On one occasion they had a fit about someone picking my child up and wouldn't give them to her. But the following week my child's friend ( that I had no idea was coming home with us. And wasn't suppose to they we're suppose to go to bay base) walk right out with my child! Luckily I am friends with their parents and called them but it's stuff like that. They pick and choose when rules are going to be in place. And they are just plain rude. My child will not be going to this school again next year not because of the amazing teachers. But because of the unpleasant and rude front desk ladies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2014

MY SCHOOL IS EXELENT, I LIKE EVERYTHING , I THINK ALL SHOULD KNOW, YOUR HAVE SOMEBODY TRASLATER TOO, FOR SOME PEOPLE DO NOT SPIKE INGLES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

The school is excellent. The teachers are very caring and are also excellent.. When my first daughter started the school she was behind. She is now dong beautiful and moved ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2011

My 9-year-old attended this school last year and it was NOT a good experience. The classes are overcrowded, the teachers are overwhelmed and the students are WILD to the point of dangerous. Unruly and slow (many had failed at least once and several had failed twice!) students prevented adequate learning for the whole class. This area is great for vacation but not a good place to make your home. We feel like we completely wasted an academic year for our child. Praying and trying our best to relocate!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Best playground. Good home feeling. Close to the beach... Great field trips. Dwon to earth teachers and principal


Posted April 24, 2009

I am extremely happy with this school ! My son is in first grade and he loves it. The reading program is great and encourages children to read. It is very easy to arrange Parent/teacher conferences . I always find that my child's teacher is accessable. My son's confidence has improved dramatically and he never complains about going to school! We have been re-zoned this year, but this will definately be my choice school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2009

My daughter attends Beach Elementary School and is in the fourth grade. She has always dreaded going to school. Being her new to the area, I am thrilled that she is excited to go to school each day. I am sad to say that we have been rezoned for the other school, but I hope she will stay at Beach. Mrs. Tierney always has a smile on her face and the administration is always saying hello. Thank you for making my daughter want to go to school. I hope next year she will be at home at Beach School and she will have a wonderful teacher like Mrs. Tierny.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2008

The faculty is well-educated, friendly, and professional. The classrooms are warm, inviting, organized, and structured. I am so glad my child attends this school. She has enjoyed school since kindergarten. She never wants to miss a day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

This school had horrible parent communication. I was not informed even on what day school was out so I went to the office the day before and found out that it was that Friday and it was a half day! I would never have known if I didn't go in. The last half of the year my first grader never had a parent teacher conference. I never would have met the teacher if I didn't go in and check on my son. Great reading program almost too intense. First grade read 90 min first thing in the morning. I never made him read at home he was to burnt out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2007

My children have been at Beach for 5 and 6 years. It is a wonderful school. My children have received an excellent education. One has moved on to the advanced program in Middle School. The other is in 4th grade. It is the only school in the district that offers computer classes weekly to the students. My children knew how to do a Powerpoint presentation at the age of 8. Kudos to you, Beach Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

Academically Hutchison Beach is an excellent school. The special areas are a bit lacking and there are few to no organized sports activities available to students. Parent are welcomed and there is a great deal of parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

My child is in special ed. and I am sorry to say that I am very disapointed with the ESE programs in all of the panhandle area schools. I don't feel that the personal needs of my child are being poperly addressed, and I don't feel that students are properly supervised.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2004

Our son has had 2 of the greatest teachers we've had the pleasure to work with. They are very caring and patient with our ADHD child. And the principal and vice are just as wonderful. We are extremely pleased with the individual attention he has been given the past 2 years. Mrs. Lindsey and Mrs. Kirksey are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2003

My son has attended Beach for 5 years now. The teachers and the parents are what really make it a good school. All of my sons teachers have seemed to truly care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Teachers are excellent. Principal seems to be a little overwhelmed. Class sizes are in the low to mid twenties. I have two children attending one 7 in 2nd grade and one 5 in Kindergarden. They both love it so far. I have visited this school on two seperated days once in morning and once in the afternoon. School appears to be well organized. It looks like they could use a few extra eyes during recess and lunch.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
70%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
85%
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 "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 80%
Hispanic 10%
Two or more races 5%
Black 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 155%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 24%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%63%61%
Master's degree 37%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. GLENDA NOUSKHAJIAN
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  • (850) 233-5178

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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12900 Middle Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Phone: (850) 767-5195

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