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East Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 698 students

 

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Posted December 11, 2013

This school is like any other pubic school in Florida, it teachers to the standard with no room for moving ahead or slowing down. I changed from Sallie Jones Elementary in Kindergarten so my son could be in the enrichment program, he was already a grade level ahead in math and reading. He was moved back into regular class because his handwriting and phonics weren't good enough. Then, in first grade, his class was unruly and noisy, and he didn't graduate in the top 16 of all first graders, so not in the enrichment program, even though he could complete all the first grade assignments before school even started.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2013

This is our fifth and final year at East Elementary. It is a great school with a great staff. The parking lot can be an issue during parent drop off and pick up, but most of the problems are caused by the parents not having their child ready or leaving their car in the pick up line and going inside creating a hazard for the children when other parents have to go around them. We will miss the staff here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

I love East. My dad went here and me and my sisters went here and now my son is going here. I love it all the staff is great and good with the kids. I would not pick any other Elementary school to send my son to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2007

I have had a wonderful experience with East Elementary for the last 4 yrs. My daughter is in 5th grade there now and she has had outstanding teachers, office staff, and administration. They are so parent friendly always nice. The pricipal and asst. principal are so good with children! I volunteer at school functions and just about the entire staff gets involved and interacts with the children. I can honestly say that I love this school and feel very comfortable that my child goes there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My son is in the pre-school program at East Elm. Even though he's a student of Baker he is still considered a student of East. I find the school to be very limited. The parking is horrible. In fact I've tried to park in several different stops in the morning to drop off my 4 year old and I'm always asked to move my car. They need to put signs up as too were we can park. The staff there are not friendly. I find the younger staff are too snobby to say hello and the older staff don't have the time. I wouldn't send my son there next year. Sorry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

I am very pleased with East Elementary. The staff has been so wonderful, and kind. I have a fussy kindergartener, who is not very willing to go to school in the morning. The office staff, and his teacher, has been so supportive, in making his transition pleasant, and encouraging. My other three children, look forward to their day at school, all due to the warm welcomes, big smiles, and personal attention they recieve from all of the staff, as well as their teachers. I am thankful for such a safe, pleasant, and disirable environment to send my children to school. I have also been very pleased with the academics, and pace at this school. They are sincere about education, and the well being of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

My daughter just started Kindergarden and the staff at the school is wonderful and very helpful in any way they can be. They encourage the students to do the best that they can. My daughter is very excited about being in school and has become very confident in herself. They have a wonderful PTO and Sac staff. The school has prevailed through alot of diversity in the last year with Hurricane Charley.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
66%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%
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

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
97%

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 "B".

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 82%
Hispanic 8%
Black 4%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 155%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%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 62%53%61%
Master's degree 32%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • DR. LORI CARR
Fax number
  • (941) 575-5482

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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27050 Fairway Drive
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Phone: (941) 575-5475

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