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Kinnan Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 702 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 26, 2013

Unfortunately, we had a bad experience at Kinnan. My daughter is very bright and she dealt with bullying from other children, that made her feel sad and confused. After 2 months of attending she started to ask me to send her to another school. She is in Kindergarten. My heart was broke for her & after conversations with the staff it still continued. We withdrew her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

My three children have attended this elementary and they love it!! Great caring staff..: )
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2013

I have a 5th grader who is gifted & accelerated. He LOVES the school, & so do I. My sacond grader is doing equally as well. Love the daily wellness program, daily PE. Feed the body as well as the mind is the way to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

Kinnan puts kids first! It is a wonderful school with a caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

My oldest daughter started this school it's second year open and is now in 7th grade. When she went to middle school she was way ahead of the other kids from different elementary schools. My second daughter is now in 2nd grade and loves the school also. The teachers are excellent!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

My kids love this school and their teachers. Their grades and skills improve each year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

I also have been at Kinnan since the doors opened. My daughter is starting the 3rd grade. So far her teachers have been knowledgable, giving and caring. My son starts highschool this year in the IB (International Baccalaureate) program. I believe he has been able to achieve his success due to the education background he received at Kinnan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2008

we have been at Kinnan since the very first day it opened! It is a wonderful school and has so many loving, caring teachers. I could not ask for anything better for my kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2006

I am thrilled that my children have been able to attend such a wonderful school. My daughter graduated last year, and my son will be in the fourth grade this year. This is a wonderful school with an incredibly caring staff. I am very pleased with everything at Kinnan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2005

My son has been going to Kinnan since Kindergarten and we love the school and staff. My son has done very well there and the atmosphere is that of a smaller school because the children receive personal and caring attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2005

I took my son out of Kinnan. We moved here in July. I did my reserch of schools in the area months in advance. We visited several schools and we felt Kinnan was a great choice for my son, he is a 4th grader with ADD and special needs for reading disabilities. After he was inrolled I started seeing problems, the teachers being the bigest. Their answer to his reading problems was to get him out the mainstreem class. He wasn't put in a special ED class but was taken out of his class 3 times a day for what they called learning labs. Mind you he has ADD and this was a bad idea because he needs to staying focus and they were constantly shuffeling him around. I've tried speaking to the prinipal and got no where. There were also safty issue that fell on deaf ears.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2004

I have a kindergartener at Kinnan. We agonized all of last year. Should we send him to private school or public school or home school? We wanted the best for him and I have to tell you that I couldn't have paid for a better experience than my son has had at Kinnan. They have excellent teachers and staff. He has grown socially and academically. They have a uniform policy and I think that this forces the students to develop identities based on personality and achievements instead of clothes. It is a wonderful 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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
81%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
34%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
80%
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 "A".
  • 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 43%
Hispanic 41%
Black 7%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 119%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 216%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 42%54%61%
Master's degree 54%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%2%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Sarasota, FL 34243
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