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Pine Crest Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 878 students

 

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Posted March 23, 2014

GREAT STAFF................HAS DONE A GREAT JOB WITH BOTH OF MY CHILDREN AND MY CHILDREN LOVE THERE TEACHERS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

Pinecrest has so much to offer with qualified staff and terrific students. They are a uniformed school which has managed the behavior of many students providing a well rounded learning enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

The Pine Crest staff and teachers care so much about their children. They go above and beyond to make the children feel loved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

It is a great place to learn. The teachers are caring and go above and beyond to help their students learn their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Great school my children went to this school and now my grandchildren go to this school.The teachers are great and the administration is great.Thanks for being there for the children


Posted October 3, 2009

great school and the greatest teachers


Posted July 31, 2008

I have been involved with this school for 10 years now. It has a wonderful, dedicated staff & administration. They are there because they love the kids & love teaching....it is not an easy place to teach. The children struggle with life issuses that you only read about. I am supremely happy with Pine Crest & would not move my kids anywhere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

Pine Crest has a great staff who really care about the children! The teachers and administration are commited to making pine creat great!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 7, 2006

this school is nice but very crowded. and the area doesn't seem to safe traffic wise
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2005

We switched to Pinecrest Elementary, after 1 year at Lake Mary Elementary. The difference was amazing. The teachers and principal are fantastic at Pinecrest. Don't get me wrong, there are good teachers at Lake Mary, but Pinecrest consistently has a principal, administrators, aides and teachers that care about the kids. We're not high maintenance parents by any means, but getting any cooperation from some of the teachers and administrators at Lake Mary was like pulling teeth. They had high test scores, but don't let the figures fool you -- it was not because of the school, but in spite of the school. Kids from intact, affluent backgrounds tend to score better than kids from poor or broken homes. We really feel that our child receives a better education at Pinecrest. More than one teacher has demonstrated that they will go the extra mile to help your child. A model public school!
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
70%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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
Black 36%
White 31%
Hispanic 28%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%53%61%
Master's degree 30%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%2%1%
Other degree 6%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 Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Tutor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • DR. MARIA KATZ
Fax number
  • (407) 320-5499

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
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405 West 27th Street
Sanford, FL 32773
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Phone: (407) 320-5450

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