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Blue Angels Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 844 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2014

My son has been attending Blue Angels elementary since kindergarten. The school and staff are amazing! Education is outstanding! As a military family many people always say Hellen Caro is better, but to me and many other parents BAE is way better!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

Last year was my last year at Blue Angels Elementary...I was so sad about leaving!! Now I'm at Jim Bailey Middle. Lets just say I miss Blue Angels ALOT!!! There is plenty of play space :) they have tracks to run on, and I could actually stand their cafeteria food!! They have amazing teachers and I miss every one of them!! After F-Cat last year you could talk to people, and play for at least an hour or two after the F-Cat...This is a really safe school. You can't open a door without a teacher ID card, so if someone were to come, they would have no way to get in the school. They practice the drills for emergencies quite often. If your not in the classroom at 7:45 your late. 5th grade switches within 3 different classes; Science, Math, and Reading. And I do remember they had teams for 5th grade gold, red and NAVY. If I had a chance to visit I promise I would.


Posted January 9, 2014

My daughter is in 1st grade at BAE and also attended for Kindergarten. I absolutely love the school as well as the teachers and the administration. I read one review that stated all K classes were in portables...that is not true. I believe there are 3 K classes in portables and my daughter was in a regular classroom last year. the school was a bit overcrowded last year but it is not as overcrowded this year (2013-2014). I believe that is because they had to stop allowing children in with the school choice program but I am not 100% on that. That just shows how great the school is because everyone wanted to get their kids in! We got in with school choice before my daughter started K and I am so happy we did. The school is top notch and we will be sad to leave next year. We are a military family and will be leaving in the middle of next school year. My daughter loves the school and her teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2013

Blue Angel Elementary is an absolutely fantastic school. I am a former teacher and I am very picky. We just completed our fourth year at Blue Angel and are sad to be moving. Absolutely top-notch teachers. Amazing gifted program. We love this school and it has been a wonderful place for my children to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2013

Negative: physical aspects of the school - the school is overcrowded so all the Kindergarten classes are in trailers; there is not enough playground space, it's almost non-existant - if you drive by the school during lunch time you'll see loads of children playing in the bus ramp and grass in front of the school since there isn't enough space to play/excercise.; They scare parents with their report card system that starts out saying that if your child isn't making progress they will be held back, and they start kids out as failing right off the bat in grade K,expecting that on day 1 of grade K your child should have memorized their list of sight words (all 150 of them) when in fact most kids starting K can't read, just say numbers and recognize letters, and maybe a few words. Positives: teachers and leadership seem to be trying to improve the schools grades/test scores; the amount of schoolwork is the most I've encountered over three children in schools in 3 different states - K grade kids and 1st graders had homework every day that would take about 30-45 minutes to complete. This however makes for a lot of parental work with helping the child, but the end result is a better stude
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2013

My fourth grade son has only attended BAE for a few months. The school grounds is clean and well kept. The little amount of contact I have had with the staff has been pleasant enough. I don't know if all schools in Escambia County have an automated alert system that calls to let parents know about upcoming events but BAE does. It's very helpful. I also like the added security of electronic locks in the main building, but I wish something could be done to make the portable and detached buildings more secure (that is where my son is).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

My children both have gone for 3 years here. We are sad at the end of the year to move! Wonderful school, caring teachers and the Principal is very involved with the students. My kids have overall had a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2011

I have went to blue angels and so have my brothers and we hated it . And the vice principle Dr.Corals is wow i could not stand her. And the teachers acted different in front of the teachers.


Posted October 6, 2010

I have had one child attend Blue Angels Elementary from K - 5 grade and I am starting over again. I just placed my second child into K there and this is absolutely the best school available. They truly care about the children and the community. They promote personal growth as well as community involvement. They also make sure that the Military is well respected as many children here are from military families. I pray Mrs. Montgomery is there for the next six years. She is the "proud Principal" of Blue Angels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

My children both attended one year at Blue Angel due to military move. But the year we was there, I as a parent was extremely satisfied with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

My daughter attended Blue Angels for five years, and now my little one has entered kindergarten. I can't say enough wonderful things about this school. We love it! Sadly, we have to move, but we will never forget the awesome years spent here, where the teachers, staff, and leaders truly love the students and love teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

This was my son's first time in public school, I have to say Blue Angels is a excellent school. The staff is AWESOME and the Principal & Vice Principal are very involved. They are always willing to listen and do what it needed. I love Blue Angels Elementary and I'm looking forward to next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

My daughter attended Blue Angel for kindergarten and had the best time. Her teacher was wonderful with each child. She got to know each child and took the time to help each one daily. The prgorams provided were top notch as well. This was a great experience for us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

Each year, I find more and more wonderful things about Blue Angels Elementary to say on here. My daughter has a serious medical condition and Blue Angels Staff are just great with her. For K, she had Mrs. Fetsko, for 1st, Mrs. Henderson and now that she is in 2nd, she has Mrs. Mohan. These 3 ladies have been monumental in my daughter's education and life in general. Her previous teachers still even have an active role in her schooling. When she is too sick to go to PE or recess, she is allowed to go and be a teacher's helper with Mrs. Fetsko and Mrs. Henderson. Lisa King in the office also allows her to come down to help with office work. Having Karen Montgomery as principal has been a blessing. I cant leave out Tracy & Judy in the clinic who take such good care of her. Lisa Heisterman
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2007

My Daughter went to this school From K to Grade 2. Her Kindergarten teacher was amazing, as was her First grade teacher. This school can be great, but I feel that a lot depends on the teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2007

Blue Angels Elementary as a facility is the best secured (fenced and gated )and finally after 2 yrs(Ivan) a new awning for the car riders . The amount of fundraising at this school is the most I have been involved with and can be a turn off. The AR program is wonderful and a couple of teachers have been great. My grandchildren(A Honor Roll) attend (2004-'07).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2006

Blue Angels Elemtary is truly the best school out there. The staff really cares about your child and they all go above and beyond. I would not send my child anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2006

Blue Angels is a good school. I was disappointed in my daughter's teacher this year, but overall the teachers are great. The administration greatly encourages parental involvment. They also offer lots of activities for the kids throughout the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2006

Blue Angels Elementary is a wonderful school. It is very clean and the staff is profesional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2006

Truly a wonderful experience.
—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 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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
87%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%
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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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
White 61%
Black 14%
Two or more races 13%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%59%61%
Master's degree 32%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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  • MS. KAREN MONTGOMERY
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  • (850) 457-6954

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