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Northside Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 675 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 30, 2013

DO NOT send your child to this school if you care about your child's education and self-esteem. My son loved school and was pretty confident until he went to this school. The teachers, faculty, office personel, and students are very rude and act like the parents are an inconvenience. They did NOT make me or my son feel welcome at this school. Mrs. Gilbert is the only teacher that seemed to care for the best interest in your child. There is no communication at all with school to parent. Safety is not a concern either. They allowed my son to walk home without my permission!!!!!! Not happy nor impressed at all with this school. If i could rate it a ZERO, i would... please choose a different school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

I have 3 sons that attend Northside and have been very pleased with the teachers, guidance counselors, and staff. The teachers have gone above and beyond to make sure my children, as well as all the children, are learning what they are required to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2009

I am vey happy with this school, my son is a special student which means he need extra help , his teacher is the most caring hard working teacher i ever met, the hole staff is very helpful and kind, in varous ocassions his teacher wait beside him until i came to pick him up to tell me personaly any important news (good or bad) I dont thinks he well never forget a person that without being family belive so much in his capacity to always do better. Mrs White is an example of love and dedication for my son. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

I enrolled my son in this school after hearing only great things about it. It was an A rated school and thought that as a parents I was making a great choice for my son; but I now wish that I had not placed him in this school. I do not feel that all of the staff are always honest and I do not feel like the children are trated equaly. Don't get me wrong there are some great educators in this school but it certanly dosn't meet my expectations. My son was so excited about school and he now says that he hates it and wants to find a new one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

This school has been a big disappointment. I really wish we had never enrolled. Their quality of care for the students is extremely low. My son went from being very confident to having almost none in a month's time. You can voice your concerns to the staff and the principal, but you will be met with getting the run around and complete lies. Some people may find this to be a great school, but as a former student myself..I can say that this school is not what it used to be. For the sake of yourself and your children, please find another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

I've been going to this school for the past 3 years and it is the best I have ever gone too. It is my last year here at Northside and I have had a lot of fun and got a huge amount of learning experience. I really recommend this school for your child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2006

Great school, great building, teachers, safety and education!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 30, 2006

I have 3 children at Northside Elementary. 2 teachers we are very pleased with, 1 teacher we are not so pleased with. Overall it is a good school. Not nearly as good as Tyndall Elementary which my children went to before Northside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2006

This school is among the best in the area. Although a lot of students have high stress levals because of the achievement levals expected of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2005

Wonderful, hard-working, caring staff. Children are taught to use good manners and to maintain a currency of respect toward their teachers. This school provides a healthy, flourishing, learning environment for all of its students. (See FCAT scores!) Parental involvement is highly encouraged. On a weekly basis, parents are kept informed of the students progress. This is the best school in Bay County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2005

My son has been attending this school for the past 2 years and we had an awesome experience in his first grade year. Mrs. Burleson is awesome! This year has been the complete opposite. We have had trouble placing him in advanced classes and have had to resort to private schooling to challenge my son. A miserable 3rd grade experience, look elsewhere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2005

Very responsive school with seemingly excellent safety measures. School staff stays on-top of student attendence and progress. Very good parent involvement as well.
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
75%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
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 "B".
  • 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 64%
Black 17%
Hispanic 9%
Two or more races 7%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%63%61%
Master's degree 37%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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2001 Northside Drive
Panama City, FL 32405
Phone: (850) 767-1506

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