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Longleaf Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 644 students

 

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Posted November 11, 2008

I am from NY and was concerned about the school district when we decided to move here. I found, however that Longleaf far exceeded all my expectations. The teachers and staff are wonderful, loving, creative, and caring. My son is flourishing in Longleaf and has surprised us all with what he has learned already.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2008

As a parent and teacher alike, I'm thrilled with the learning environment my children are a part of at Longleaf Elementary. The philosophy at this school brings out the best in each child and respects the individuality of each and every child, regardless of his/her differences. Administrators, office staff, resource teachers, teachers, students, and parents work together cohesively to make this community worthwhile and enjoyable. Students are respected and cared for at Longleaf Elementary and I would highly recommend this school for any child or family new in the area.
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Posted June 25, 2008

Longleaf Elementary is an out standing learning environment. Children are treated with respect and as individuals. There needs are the main priority of the teachers and staff.


Posted October 11, 2007

Longleaf is an excellent school. Terrific teachers and staff. The PTA has struggled after changing over from the very successful PTO. However, a new PTA board is in place as of September 2007 with a fresh and helpful attitude. It is the hope of this parent the newest of the new PTA will unite parents and teachers to extend a beneficial hand to the deserving students of Longleaf.
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Posted October 4, 2007

I also agree of the superb quality of the teachers and administration at this school. Exceptional ESE program and I do not agree that the switch from PTO to PTA was a mistake, it's actually been received greatly and membership is the largest it's been ever and parental and teacher involvement is at an all-time high! Enrichment academy will also benefit from this switch as well.
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Posted September 20, 2007

So far, we are really pleased here. We came from a homeschool background and then private school environment and were really cautious about going Public. As far as we are concerned, this Public school beats out all previous fears - we are pleased not only with the academics, but with the personal touch the teachers have with each student. I highly recommend LongLeaf!
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Posted September 20, 2007

The quality of LLES academics is exceptional. Teachers/Support Staff are well trained, prepared for class/students and are accommodating to each child's needs. The rapport between parent/child/teacher is strong creating an atmosphere for children to grow academically and personally. The teachers are supported and led by Mrs. Bodden and Mrs. Wich, who are friendly/professional and are available to assist with needs. LLES Enrichment Academy expands the imagination and learning of the students. Running Club plus others challenge students to be actively involved and/or athletic. Each department genuinely cares to see the students acquire new skills and expand their horizons. Extracurricular activities are well balanced with academics at LLES. A negative of LLES is the new PTA taking over from PTO. Parent involvement has declined.
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
83%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "A".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 86%
Hispanic 8%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 58%63%61%
Master's degree 40%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
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School Leader's name
  • MS. JENNIFER J HEPTIG
Fax number
  • (727) 774-0891
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  • Dance
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