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Callaway Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 543 students

 

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Posted September 30, 2008

This school has some excellent teachers and an excellent principal. I have one preschooler, 2 kindergarden, and 1 in 2nd grade. They also have some wonderful voluteers as well as the crossing guard 'Doris'
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Posted March 11, 2008

This school personally was the best school i ever attended.


Posted August 28, 2006

My son is a fifth grader and we have been at Callaway Elementary since second grade. Its a great campus with above average, stable staff and teachers. Principal Hooper is awesome and really cares about the kids. I like his firm approach to discipline where the students and parents are involved. I've been a regular volunteer and on the PTO and have to say we have had an overall experience that has been a positive one for my son as well as myself. Callaway Elementary feels like home and we will miss it next year when we move on to middle school. As hard as the teachers worked with what seemed like impossible learning programs last year- it seem impossible that we dropped a grade! Mary Ellen Cassidy
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Posted May 7, 2006

Callaway has been a great resource from my child's education. He transferred there from Bay Haven and since he has been at Callaway he has had great encouragement and involvement with his teacher and classmates. Miss Goodwin is a firm loving teacher that the kids love. She is very smart and able to get on the kids level of understanding and my son comes home and blows me away of the things he has learned. I suggested the school to our best friends and they started sending their son their from Bay Haven and have had nothing but positive experiences.
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Posted February 15, 2006

My son is in first grade and is ADHD. He started medication last year as a last resort and I got so much support from the teacher and principal that helped me to deal with this issue. They were patient and understanding and helped my son to really enjoy school and now this year he is doing so well and improving more and more every day. They have great coaches for P.E. and a very good PTO that does a lot of good work. It is a very engaging school and fun to participate with in the regular and special yearly activities. They also really use the fundraising monies for great things like playground equipment and computers and audio/visual equipment the way they should. The only down-side I have found is too much sugary/artificial additives and colors and trans fats in the breakfast foods. Lunches seem good and healthy though.
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
83%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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 57%
Black 24%
Two or more races 9%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 194%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 23%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 77%63%61%
Master's degree 23%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 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. TIM KEIFFER
Fax number
  • (850) 871-2865

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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7115 Highway 22
Panama City, FL 32404
Phone: (850) 767-1241

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