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Kids Community College

Charter | K-5 | 348 students

We are best known for small size & high performance.
 
 

 
 
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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 22 ratings
2013:
Based on 94 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 11 ratings

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Posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I began working at Kids Community College after being in the public school sector for 5 years. I have been so impressed by the whole experience, I wish I had come sooner. The individual attention the students receive, the collaboration between teachers, the communication and parent involvement, and the way everyone on campus genuinely looks and acts like they love what they do has been so motivating to me. Everyone here puts the needs of the students first, and it shows. The students seem more like a family than a student body. The academics here are outstanding, as is proven by our results. I can't say enough about this school, and I am able to see the same thing on all of the campuses.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted Monday, October 20, 2014

My son did well although they continued to forget him at the Honors Award Ceremony but gave him his certificate later in class. My daughter (4th grader) suffered from student bullying. She got a Guidance Counselor involved. It was found that the teacher was bullying her in class and her favorite students took on the same role. My daughter has always been a well behaved and academically successful student so the bullying by teachers and students came as a real surprise. Both have been moved to private schools where they are doing very well and really enjoy school again. Would I recommend this school it really depends on what other options you may have. All schools have their share of problems and this one is no exception. It is better than many of the public schools in the Tampa area but there is still room for positive growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2014

Education is the door to success! As a fourth generation child of educators, I know how crucial it is to be educated and knowledgeable of how things work. Kid's Community College offers a dynamic environment to teach within. My experience has been very professional and motivating. I have taught throughout the county and I have never been at an educational facility that provides such outstanding motivation, support, and collaborative team building on a consistent basis. Kid's Community College fosters a love of learning and teaching by setting high standards and expectations for all networks of support which includes community, students, faculty, staff and family. In my few years with the school, I have been sent to stellar trainings, several co-teacher reflections, and various opportunities for growth. The best thing about teaching at Kid's Community College is the dedication that is provided to every student everyday. l arrive and depart to my career with a high sense of pride and anticipation for my day. We're highly trained to reach and teach our children of today in order to produce our leaders of tomorrow. Whether it's training heads or helping hands "Let's Go Cougars"!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 14, 2014

KCC is a wonderful school to work at! The parents are very involved and are willing to work with you to create the best education for their children. Every teacher makes an effort to connect with each student. Teachers show empathy and will go above and beyond to meet the needs of every child. Each year, the teachers at KCC attend a variety of trainings to ensure success in the classroom. We receive training on every type of school, district, and state assessment we give to our children. We also have trainings to help expand our knowledge in all aspects of teaching. Teachers at KCC have the opportunity to attend workshops to learn new ways of delivering concepts that will help reach every child. KCC is a great school and we will continue to help every child reach their maximum potential.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 12, 2014

The school is poorly ran and they do not provide assistance to help teachers become better educators. Teachers are not heard from and are terminated frequently. My son had three fifth grade teachers and this is a common thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2014

This has been an incredible year for my family at KCC Elementary! My son is looking forward to going to the Middle School next year. No school environment is perfect, but this one comes close and tries hard to be supportive and engaging. They do have requirements of all families to be involved and take ownership in their children's education and enforce their volunteer hour requirements etc. Love the small class sizes and overall small school size. Academically one of the best we've found with committed and caring professors and always soliciting parental input and involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2014

Never hear anything positive to say. There is not any mentoring and school lacks good communication.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 2, 2014

My son has gone to this school for 2 years. He has made great friends. Any conflicts have been dealt with quickly and appropriately by administration. They offer a wide variaty of elective classes. My only issue is that they are constantly asking for money and donations. Ultimately KCC is owned by a for profit company and it is a business. However we have been very happy, so it's been worth the annoying plugs for donations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2014

I think KCC is a wonderful school! Teachers makes an effort to get to know each student. They challenge their students and find ways to reach every one.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2014

Kids Community College is more than a school it is a family. I couldn't imagine my children being anywhere else for their education. Thank you KCC for your dedication and ensuring that my children receive a fabulous education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

This is the best school in Hillsborough County. They care so much for each child. They do the best for each student to learn. My daughter love the school and the teachers. Everybody is great in this school. I wish all the school in Hillsborough School will be like this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

My school is a great place to work. I am able to be creative in my class without any limitation
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2014

My school is a great family oriented place to work and be at! Each child is treated like they are important and valued. The school supports and encourages the teeachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2014

Our boys attend Kids Community College, our older son since 2006 and our younger son since 2011. My wife and I are dedicated parents to our boys and their institution of higher learning. KCC is a wonderful school not just with the above average academics, but also in support staff, and sports. Our older son has been a member of the football and soccer teams since 3rd grade, he looks for to playing the game and the competition each year. I do think that hiring Coach Stewart a few years back greatly improved the athletic department, and school competitive sports. Our older son has also maintained a straight A status since letter grades were given, his state testing scores are above level, and he has an incredible desire to learn and work ethic. Our younger son has also maintained Honor Roll grades and continues to succeed in 2nd grade. He enjoys the addition of Mr. Ferri and the music program. Above all, my wife and I would highly recommend KCC to anyone and everyone, it is our school, our family,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

Our Family loves Kids Community College. All of the professors are wonderful. They take their time in teaching and will do what it takes for more learning. The student teacher ratio is a little smaller so that makes for a better learning experience. The entire staff are very friendly and the school is very clean. I would highly reccomend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

Our school is fantastic! We have a very dedicated staff of teachers and administrators who are focused on making sure our students grow academically, as well as, socially, emotionally, and physically! We have a very close school family and tons of fun activities throughout the year! Go KCC- Orange Cougars!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2014

My school pushes students to excel at their individual levels. They differentiate the learning to meet the needs of their students. Our school works together as a team to ensure that both student and parent needs are met. The teachers and staff truly care about the students they are in contact with and provide a nurturing environment that shows creative learning, good character, and high standards.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2014

Kids Community College Southeast is an amazing School for learning and growth in the Riverview area. I am a parent of a student and I work here! I couldn't imagine having my child going anywhere else!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2014

The faculty at KCC SE is amazing in all aspects. They really care about each student and work very hard to get each child to perform to his/ her potential. The administration is just as dedicated. The amount of time and energy each person contributes to ensure the success of the students goes way beyond what one would expect. It is exciting to see the progress of the students and the love of learning that they are developing. Being an International Baccalauriate Candidate school adds a lot of demands to all the faculty, administration, and students but all concerned are determined to not only succeed but excel.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2014

Kid's Community College is a fantastic school. This is our child's 3 year. He has excelled in his time at the school. We cannot imagine sending him anywhere else. The staff and families are amazing!
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
91%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 49%
Hispanic 23%
Black 21%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 47%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/AN/A
Female 53%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 100%67%61%
Master's degree 0%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Cantonese)
Italian
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Best of Riverview Private and Parochial Schools - 4 Years Running (2011)
  • Best Places To Work 2008 - Tampa Bay Journal (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009) (2008)
  • Tampa Bay Ultimate Management Team Finalist (2009)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces (2012)
  • Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • MS. KAREN SEDER
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (813) 671-1245

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • dance

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • In the ever expanding sea of school choice, Kid's Community College has remained true to its individualized focus and quality oriented roots. While recent legislations has favorably provided for the expansion of large for-profit school operators, KCC continues to value the quality of an individual education over the quantity of students it can enroll. Our charter schools will remain truly non-profit, our campuses will not exceed 400 elementary students and 225 middle school students, our campu
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Kid's Community College Preschools
Local Private Schools
Other Charter Schools

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Kid's Community College Middle School
IB Programs
Other High Performing Academic Schools
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10030 Mathog Road
Riverview, FL 33578
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Phone: (813) 671-1440

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