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Kids Community College

Charter | K-5 | 346 students

We are best known for small size & high performance.
 
 

 
 
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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 96 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 11 ratings

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Posted March 27, 2014

I wanted to address the BULLYING topic. As a parent that is of great concern to me the safety of my kids. My son is a 6th grader and my daughter is in the 3rd grade. My son had a small incident that he was uncomfortable with I sent an email to his homeroom teacher to address the issue and with 24 hours I had received 3 emails from his homeroom teacher, the principal and the assistant principal all adrressing the issue. The principal held up the car line to make sure my concern was addressed. KCC is an excellent school and the teachers and administration ensure the safety of all kids. Parent at KCC for 3 years
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

KCC is an excellent school. We have 2 children attending. My oldest is in 4th grade and has been there since Kindergarten. My youngest started Kindergarten this year. The results have been nothing short of amazing. Both kids are doing well, they are engaged, and they are excited about school. They each have drastically different learning styles, but the school takes time to customize the teaching for each child instead of teaching everyone the same way. The teachers and staff are easy to contact and always willing to help. They actually want to be there and they enjoy what they are doing. KCC was a godsend for us and continues to be a great school for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

Kid's Community College is a wonderful school. The Teachers are supportive and hard working. The office staff and administration are great too. The entire school offers that best education to our kids and push them to strive for more. The school offers sports, many electives, afterschool care and programs. The only thing I would change is for them to extend to 12th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

We think that at KCC our kids' teachers are getting better every year. We can see that the school keeps hiring high quality staff, improving it with constant professional development, and promoting it, as the students are promoted and rewarded in many ways for their achievements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

The good teachers leave... I would suggest you find a new school. Terrible school. The owner never seemed to care about what went on... just the money.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 27, 2013

My child loves to go to school! There is no other school I would consider placing my child. The same educational standards I wanted for my child are alive here at KCC! The teachers really care. The Administration is open and honest. The support staff is nurturing. The curriculum is challenging and has helped to develop my child into a well-rounded scholar. KCC is an outstanding school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2013

KCC offers a 4 week educational assistance summer camp, with experienced Professors. My children have taken advantage of this affordable education for the past 4 summers. Thank you KCC for caring!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2013

This coming up year will be my 7th at KCC. My son just graduated 8th grade and next year I will have a kindergardener, a 3rd grader and a 5th grader. My oldest was in public school before we found KCC and the experience was horrible. I was told that my son needed to slow down for the other kids because they needed extra time and they did not have the resources for him to move ahead. I am thankful that we have a choice here in Florida. I choose KCC where I was fortunate enough to have Mrs Seder as my sons 3rd grade teacher. While my son was still a handful, we worked TOGETHER to come up with a plan that was best for my son. My other kids know no other school and I am glad for it. I have never been forced to pay enhancement fees in order to stay enrolled. I look forward to start the school year with my 3 younger children. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2013

My school provides an excellent education to each child. One of the main reasons I have continued to work at KCC is because they uphold such high standards in academics. Every teacher works together to help the students to excel at their level.We challenge ourselves as professionals as well as the students we teach. My daughter attented the VPK this past year and I'm excited to watch her be challenged in Kindergarten.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 17, 2013

My daughter started with Kids Community College this past school year in Kindergarten. The public schools in our area are not the best so we were so happy to find Kids Community College. The teachers and staff are wonderful. We could not believe how much our daughter achieved academically this year. She is reading at a second grade level and is well above grade level in math. She loves the school and so do we. We highly recommend Kids Community College for any parent that wants the best education and learning environment for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

I have 2 children attending Kids Community College; one just finishing the 1st grade and the other completing the 7th. Both kids have done great and enjoy going to school everyday. The teachers and staff are all very responsive and work together to ensure that all kids are given a quality education. Additionally, the facilities are new (just built last year) and there are many extracurricular activities for the kids to participate in. This is one of the finest schools in Hillsborough County and I am proud to have it available in my area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

My daughter started at KCC in the 2012-13 school year in 4th grade. We have been extremely pleased with this school in both academics and in the administration of school events and activities. My daughter is receiving a much better education and having much more positive experiences all around than she had in her previous school. I would recommend KCC to anyone who has a child who needs to be academically challenged and/or needs a smaller school atmosphere to grow socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

My School is the Kids Community College. We are raising three grandchildren and all three were in KCC this year. Two have ADHD and one had failed the 7th grade in another school. All three received an excellent education at KCC. The one who had failed in another school just graduated the 8th grade with a 3.5 GPA. This school is wonderful. Your children can focus on learning and not contend with the problems you have in some public middle schools such as fighting and bullying. If you want your children to learn then I recommend enrolling them in KCC. My youngest grandson is entering the 7th grade. There is no other school we would want him to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

Kids Community College South East: We love this school, the teacher communicates actively with me and my daughter is thriving in the nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

I am thankful for KCC for their passion and intentional goals to ensure my kids receive a high quality education. I have witnessed the progress of my child and applaud the outstanding staff and professors. My kids never complain and look forward to attending school! That's amazing! They learn in a safe loving and exceptional environment! Go Cougars!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

KCC is an outstanding public charter school that provides a stellar educaiton to both my 6th grade and 3rd grade children. KCC has been the only school both of my sons have attended and it is amazing how well they have grasped the challenging concepts presented by KCC's excellent teaching stafff! I am well pleased with how well both my boys have socialized and taken on leadership roles within the KCC environment. And, I really appreciate the fact that when we visit the campus, it seems to be an extension of our home! Willie Glover
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

Kid's Community College is an excellent school dedicated to tracking students' performance at various intervals during the year. As a parent, I can appreciate this because it makes me aware of any challenges and allows me to employ remedies as needed. My child has been a student here for the past four years and the teachers are of a high calibur. I am always able to contact them with any concerns and am always aware of my child's progress. I would recommend this shcool to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

We have been a part of KCC for 3 years now. We have been very happy and proud to be a part of the KCC family and will continue to do so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

KCC has made a world of difference in my children's education. I have two that have been coming here for the past two years and they have made leaps and bounds in their grades, motivation and self esteem. Neither of them are nervous when it comes time for them to test and I could not be more proud of their performance. My daughter no longer gets sick in class due to the pressures she face in her public school when it came to the FCAT. The staff and school offer more than I could ever imagine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

I have two children who have attended KCC for the past 2 years. Prior to KCC, my daughter who was struggling in math would throw up due to pressure and fear, now she is excited about it. They have worked in small groups with her as well as additional FREE tutoring. KCC has given both of my kids confidence, self respect and and education that they were lacking in our public school The class sizes are small, therefore, they have a better opportunity to learn. I am so glad that I found KCC. Both of my kids actually ENJOY school and look forward to going to see their friends and LOVE their teachers!!! THANK YOU KCC FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR OUR CHILDREN!!!!
—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 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 State average
White 45% 42%
Black 24% 23%
Hispanic 23% 29%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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
  • Karen Seder
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (866) 511-7193

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

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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 Rd.
Riverview, FL 33578
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