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Summerfield Crossings Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 870 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 10, 2013

The school staff are always very professional, courteous and helpful I'm very impress. The only area right no which I believe needs little bit improvement. My kids' teachers is great and we couldn't be happier with his educational progress. The school is family-oriented which is something that's very important to us. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone looking for quality education/staff and a safe environment for their children. I would put a Motivated Volunteer program in place to re enforce all areas including the cafeteria which can definitely use some help, the staff there does a good job but their is space for improvement. I been volunteering some time and I enjoy going to the school everyday... I'm open for offering helping hands to my school....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2011

We are extremely happy at this school. The staff and leadership ae always very professional, courteous and helpful. Our kids' teachers are great and we couldn't be happier with their progress. I love all the programs and family events they coordinate. Its very family-oriented which is something that's very important to us. One day I had a question about testing and the Principal stopped what he was doing and answered all my questions. I really appreciated that. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for family friendly, quality education/staff and a safe environment for your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2010

I am a grandma to a new kindergarden child. School started today and I was very impressed with the security in place to protect our loved one. Thanks so much. My grandkids are my life!


Posted August 15, 2010

At first I was impressed by meeting the principal and seeing the school, but then my experiences have said otherwise. We recently moved here and have had the worst experiences yet, for my child. I thought this was going to be a great school, here in florida, but from all of our experiences, I would say otherwise. If we did not live in this area then I would not choose this school. I am hoping to have a better year this upcoming school year but am still considering private schools. I will say that I do like how secure their school is but there is much more to a school but that. I wish the education systems in the US would change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2010

This school is okay. In fourth grade my teachers were mean and rough on us and we could be natural. It was like a boarding school. But in third gread I loved my teacher. She was the best teacher I have ever had! So If you child is going into third grade at this school they do so many great things but if they are going into fourth grade I don't recommend it. My sister was in first and second grade when we were there for two years. When she was in first grade she kind of liked her teacher so I might recommend it for your child if they are going into first grade but in second grade she loved her teacher very much and was sad when the school year ended so I do recommend it if your child is going into second grade. So this school is okay.


Posted June 15, 2010

Both of my boys attended this school. I choiced them in due to the quality of elementary schools in the area. The staff is second to none. As with most schools, there are challenges with a few of the teachers. Luckily both of my boys had wonderful teachers. I was fortunate to be able to volunteer everyday. I couldn't find a better school to work with... except the PTA. They need help and better leadership. As far as the curriculum, it is district and state mandated. If there is a problem with what is being taught, it should be addressed at the district level. The school can only do so much...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2010

Wonderful school... we find that the teachers are very attentive to their students & keep us very well informed about all 3 of our children that go here. Appropriate amount of homework given. All staff & teachers are super friendly & seem to genuinely care about the kids & parents. Highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

We transferred into this school in the middle of last year and they were all wonderful. We have had nothing but great results with this school and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

Ditto on the the Sept 23rd poster's comments. We, too, moved from PA and found that some of the things they are teaching in first grade have been taught to my son in kindergarten. While we had reservations about my son's teacher in the beginning, she has done well in keeping us informed of our son's progress and her expectations for the class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

Recently moved here from PA- seems schools here are about a year behind- my daughter completed all the things for this year last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2008

This was our first year here and it was a great experience! Both my children showed much improvement in their grades coming from another school in the area. The teachers are wonderful - very sweet, caring and thoughtful. The school was given an 'A' rating this year. Very excited about a second year here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

This was the innagural year for the school and what a year it was. My son's kindergarten teacher was exceptional, She paid attention making sure as a left-handed student, he knew the proper way to write letters and read books. He finished above grade level and is excited to return in the fall. The entire staff is always so helpful and the PTA is deligient about being there for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

This was the first year at Summerfield Crossings for our son. We moved here from California and since it's a new school, we must confess we were worried about having no feedback or ratings since our son has ADD and we were concerned about teacher/staff knowledge of working with children with ADD. Not only did the staff aleviate our fears, they exceeded our expectations. His homeroom teacher, Mrs Velasco, had years of experience working with children with ADD. She and the other staff who worked with our son, Mrs Burke and Mrs Lynn, were knowledgeable, caring, and helpful, providing great feedback about his progress throughout the year. Dr Cantrel, the Principal, can frequently be seen outside helping arriving or departing students by opening car doors, directing activities, or just being concerned about safety/security. This school has a special staff, an active PTA, and we couldn't be happier!
—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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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 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 34%
Hispanic 29%
Black 27%
Two or more races 7%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 77%67%61%
Master's degree 23%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 7%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Riverview, FL 33579
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