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Boyette Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 549 students

 
 

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Posted July 29, 2013

We transferred our kindergartener from a downtown charter school to Boyette Springs Elementary in December 2012. This mid-school year change was needed after our child suffered through relentless bullying at the charter school. Boyette Springs provided the fresh start that was desperately needed. In just a short amount of time, our child was able to excel academically, emotionally, and socially. The teachers and administration at Boyette Springs Elementary renewed our faith in the public school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

I am really happy with the school and the teacher. Each year I find that the teachers are not teaching the class but my child. And I recently discovered that she is in the some gifted classes. I am one proud mama, and happy that the school recognized my child's need to be challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

I have had one son go through this school since 1 st. Grade and a daughter in 4 th grade that has been there since kindergarten. I have also volunteered often. My son was in school in Tampa for part of first grade and after 3 months it was time move. We love this school overall. Most teachers are awesome. There are times you may come across a teacher you are not thrilled with, mine was Ms. Holmes. I had to talk with her firmly. The good thing is you can request to not have a certain teacher as they may change grades they teach the next year. Sometimes you have to be proactive in school and life, follow the chain of command and changes will prevail. One teacher you may disagree with does not make the school " bad". It truly is a good school given the amount that has to be taught in a short time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

My daughter started kindergarten this year and LOVES it. She's excited to go each day and really enjoys the HOST program after school. She doesn't want to leave when I go to pick her up! She's already developed into a fluent reader and excels in Math. Her teacher finds ways to challenge her and stretch her skills in all areas. I am very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2012

This was the 1st year for my boys going to Boyette Spings. We moved here from up north. The teachers in this school do not care. I also called and spoke with the guidence counsellor , she told me she would call me back and she never did. The only time the teachers decide to help your child is when the FCAT gets close.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2011

My son has been going to Boyette Springs for 2 years. I find the principal, Nancy Dukes, outstanding. I also have found most teachers to be excellent. I volunteer on a regular basis and hope a few more parents would get involved. Other than that, a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

I have had four children conplete boyette springs K-5 This school is a very great school except homework that veries from teacher to teacher my children cried when they moved on one even tried to fail so he could stay another year Boyette is a real great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

My child loves Boyette! She is so sad that this is her last year! The princapal is nice and responsabull and her teacher is the best ever! Her teacher always stays in contacked and always lets me know when new things are going on. Her name is Mrs. Simon!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Boyette Springs Elementary has the most positive and focused teachers. They care deeply about all the students and their programs are great.


Posted October 3, 2009

Boyette Springs Elementary is a great school. The teachers, staff, and administration are always available to answer any questions. The principal and vice-principals consistent presence on campus during the day shows their devotion to knowing every aspect of the school. It is a great thing to see them know so many children by name. Boyette Springs Elementary is an A rated school as of 2008-09 school year. They are constantly working on ways to improve the school. The PTA is making great advances this year to have more volunteer opportunities for all parents and guardians while providing better ways for fathers to become more active. I look forward to many more years as a parent at Boyette Springs Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

Boyette Springs is BY FAR the best elementary school I have ever attended, the teachers are all open-eared, the coaches are always bubbly ! the principal is beyond grateful to have so many students. I'd rate this school a 9 out of 10 ~ I hope kids have a good time in K-5 cause I sure did, it's a good memory to look back on, to see kids having a good time. Its great. from personal experience 1-5.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2008

I have been a parent at Boyette Springs for many years. My oldest daughter is went to Boyette from K-5 and is now in middle school. The teachers at Boyette throughly prepared her for the transition, both academically and socially. We never had a poor teacher. My son has entered into Kindergarten now. He again is having a wonderful experience. He is very bright and energetic. His teachers have found ways to direct his energy in a positive, academic way. This is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

This is my daughter's first year at Boyette Springs Elementary and she loves it here. I love her teacher, Mrs. Pichardo's method of teaching! My daughter is in the 2nd grade and this is the first year she actually enjoys going to school. Mrs. Pichardo's teaching is also a way of fun for my daughter and she is academically doing great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

This is a great school, so far, I haven't had any negative experience since my child attends the school. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2008

I have had two kids at Boyette Springs. I agree that I have seen some things happen in the past couple of years that I did not like. For example, losing the modified calendar - it was great! One of the main things is them hiring inexperienced teachers. My son had brand new teachers in K, 1st and 2nd and I finally urged that he get experienced teacher and he did. One thing to remember is that BSE is not the only school experiencing this problem - from talking to parents at other elementary schools apparently this is a county wide problem, not just a BSE problem. My older child had wonderful teachers and for the most part my younger one has also, just inexperienced. I have found administration prompt to address any issues or questions. Parent involvement is great and met some nice people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

Boyette Springs has definitely gone downhill... I can only thank my daughter for taking her academics serious and achieving despite the lack of culture & community! I must day the principal nancy dukes has been trying in addition to a few exceptional teachers we've had, however it takes a village to raise a child and I hope it does change before I am forced to place my 1st grader & kindergardener in another school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2007

My first year at this school was 2006-07 my child was in kindergarten and was extremely mistreated by his teacher. I have applied for special assignment 4 times since and have not been able to move my child and now I have another child that is going to have to attend this school for the year 07-08. I got to know some of the parents that have been there several years and there was not one that could name a 'good' teacher before the grade three. That should say it all..DP
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

We are unfortunately moving out of state and one of my concerns is leaving this school. My daughter just completed kindergarten and had a phenomenal teacher. (Mrs. Sargable) I felt she was safe, loved, and challenged academically in a rewarding fun manner. I felt welcomed to be a part of her learning by being welcomed to volunteer in many different areas including but not limited to her classroom activities. The parent involvement and PTA were great. Mrs. Sargable and her co teacher Mrs. Trask have the gift of being able to teach 30 some children at very different levels of knowledge to the very best of their personal best without frustrating or boring children at different levels. There were also evening art shows, a reading camp out, spring fling and other fun things parents could do with their children all offered on evenings and weekends to accommodate working parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

Boyette is a very good school, my son will be in second grade and I could not have asked for more. There are a few things to work on but I love it there. As a parent I get to volunteer any day I wish, with the garden, copying, field trips, library, and many other things. A parent involved is the best type of parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2007

I think BSE is a great school. My older son who is in high school went there and I have one still there. I am not thrilled about the focus on the FCAT but I know they are only doing what that they have to do. I think the entire faculty and staff put their best effort into making it a great place to learn. I hate to lose the modified calendar but I know the fault lies with the school board and not Mrs. Dukes or the School Advisory Council. I believe parental involvement has decreased a little but I feel it has to do with more working moms. The volunteers we do have are great and always willing to give 110%.
—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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
89%
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

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

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 "B".
  • 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

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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 25%
Black 8%
Two or more races 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%67%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%0%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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10141 Sedgebrook Drive
Riverview, FL 33569
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