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Kingsway Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 627 students

 

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Posted July 30, 2013

Kingsway Elementary School was my Elementary School for 6 years. I think that Kingsway really tries to make school fun for kids, from the 'award ceremonies' to the school socials. Kingsway also does a 5th grade 'graduation', or, promotion, as Kingsway calls it. During summer break, KES participates in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. At the beginning of the next school year, they give out prizes if they have read enough minutes. They also participate in the Sunshine State Young Readers Challenge. And they give out prizes to. KES really encourages kids to read! Recently, (to my knowledge), KES recently started teaching Pre-K. Even though KES has some strict teachers, none are mean. KES also cares about their students, and they really try to prove it.


Posted April 29, 2013

My school is bad because of some strict teachers like mrs.santagota and it turns out that the school's leadership is too far


Posted May 13, 2010

KES has an amazing staff and and awesome students. KES strives to prepare students not only to be successful in fulfilling their educational requirements to pass into the next grade, but to be successful citizens in life. Their support to keep arts central in learning is key to understanding that many of the students who participate in such programs are students who high performers both in and outside the classroom. KES reaches out to the community to plug in wherever possible to be a positive beacon to the society in which we live and work. KES loves their students, families, and staff members and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Caring staff and administration. You feel like part of a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

In the seven years and continuing at kingsway we really feel part of the 'family', i m always welcome to volunteer ,and there is always a smiling face waiting at the front door and in the office to greet you,i feel my children have had the best education they could and still receive,and are safe within kingsway,im thankful kingsway has gave us a great experience and look forward to many more years with the school and the staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Kingsway has a wonderful administration, staff and faculty. The climate is warm and inviting. We have strong parent support and involvement. We are the best school in Charlotte County! I am a parent and teacher there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Because of the 'family unit' exhibited by staff, students, parents, and community. KES is WILD about learning, and it shows in our students, staff, and parents each and every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

the staff is so kind and plaesant....and everyone is so poliet at kingsway and make you feel comfortable
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

i think the school is a very nice school.the staff are very pleasant.and they make you feel so welcomed.very nice school.and very happy to be in there district.and would highly recomend this school to all my family friends and etc.


Posted September 21, 2009

They care about their children and work to prove it!!


Posted September 19, 2009

Best Elementary School Principal in our county. She is very resourceful and is very connected to our community. Networks well with organizations in our area to help her children be the best that they can be.


Posted August 13, 2007

This is my third child to attend Kingsway Elementary (2007). We have been very pleased for the most part. Barring a few run-ins with a couple of teachers (you can't expect Utopia), our kids have been happy here and we've been satsified. We recently got a new principle (Lori Davis) last year, and she seems to love her job. I was impressed that she remembered my youngest was going into K, and remembered my other kids names without being reminded. Parent volunteering is always encouraged, especially as Kingsway has many special events like Book Fair, field trips, and the end of the year 'Cougar Carnival'. They've recently restructured the territory, so if you live outside that area, you're child will probably not be considered for enrollment. Call the office to check. We recommend this school heartily!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2005

Excellent school, enthusiastic teachers. Parent involvement is always encouraged and supported. Secure parent pick up, with any special instructions cleared only through office personnel. Last 5 years have have zero abduction incidents and one or two minor student altercations. All grades receive quarterly rewards for perfect attendance, reading skills, the 'Giant Step' award for best improvement, and the 'Cougar Pride' award, which goes to the student that shows exemplary curteouness and behavior towards others. Kids alaso receive gift certificates to participating restaurants with their awards. Nancy Craw, the school's principal, keeps in touch with parents by using a new automated system that phone your house and plays a prerecorded message with any details parents need to know about. Teachers are great at keeping in contact with parents when your child needs extra help. We love Kingsway- it's one of the areas most popular schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2004

My son, attended Kingsway for 6 years. (k-5th) He has grown from my little baby into quite the little man. He enjoyed his time at Kingswayand will have many fond memories of friends, teachers, and staff. He has been an A student there his entire time, and I believe that the teachers he has had are all wonderful, and excellent people, and all have touched our lives. Mrs Bohlander was the principal there for the first few years. She was a great blessing to the school, and is definetly missed. Mrs. Crawl is now the principal. She made alot of changes, some I think too drastic, but hey! She's the boss! Over all it's a great school, with great a staff. Thanks Kingsway for everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2003

My daughter is a student at KWE. I am very pleased with her progress. She's in the Kindergarten and looks forward to going to school. That's a plus itself. Her teacher Mrs. Hodge is wonderful and outstanding. I am very much pleased. I don't get to participate like I want to. I have 2 other kids and I also work full time. Thanks kingsway for taking care of my little girl.
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
94%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
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%
Hispanic 18%
Black 13%
Two or more races 6%
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 43%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%53%61%
Master's degree 44%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
  • MR. RONALD ROGAL
Fax number
  • (941) 255-7591

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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23300 Quasar Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL 33980
Phone: (941) 255-7590

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