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East Marion Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 706 students

 

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Posted April 6, 2014

My school is not at all good at helping the students with Disabilities, my daughter has an Autism Spectrum Disorder and sensory problems and the school has been putting off evaluating her for ESE all year long and now it's April and they are just starting the evaluation process to get her into ESE. To me that is ridiculous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

MY SCHOOL IS EAST MARION AND SO FAR ALL THE STAFF HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE IN MY 5 YEAR OLDS LIFE SHE IS HARD OF HEARING AND HAS NEVER BEEN LEFT WITH A BABYSITTER SO I THOUGHT HER BEING AWAY FOR THE FIRST TIME WOULD BE A DIFFICULT ONE BUT HER TEACHERS HAVE MADE HER VERY COMFORTABLE AND LOOKS FORWARD TO GOING TO SCHOOL DAILY SHE ARRIVES HOME GLEAMING WITH THE BIGGEST SMILE WANTING TO TELL ME ABOUT ALL THE NEW THINGS SHE HAD LEARNED .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

As a rural elementary school, there is not a lot of extra curricular activities like in a middle or high school. However, this school does do literacy night once every 9 weeks where kids can come and hear stories, do a craft, get a snack, that is all fun and family motivated. They have safe halloween trick or treated with the halls decorated very cool adn creepy. They are doing a carnival for the first time since we have attended, and they offer summer care for students where for $10 per child you get 6 weeks of day camp activities sponsored by the sheriff department. This school does not have the money or parent involvement that schools in town offer, but they are doing their best and my children and I love the teachers and the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2009

I have taught at East Marion since 1978 and feel it is a fantastic school. My six children and several neices and nephews went there and all have done well in their academics. The principal we have now is fantastic and they are planning on us not having one next year.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 22, 2008

Great school. Both my kids love it and have great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

My son and I love this school. The teachers are wonderful and the school puts forth every effort to involve parents in their children's education. The school has many activities throughout the year such as Library night etc. Being a rural area for the safety of the children on Halloween night the school stayed open so the kids could 'trick or treat' to each classroom and all the teachers decorated the halls and got dressed up (great costumers). The staff including the principal go above and beyond. This is the best school my son has attended not facility wise but staff wise and that's what matters most.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

My daughter (3rd Grade) attends East Marion Elementary. I am not very impressed with the quality of leadership that this school has shown this year. The teachers are great! Administration is not. Honestly we need a principal who cares!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

I am very happy with this school since the new principal arrived 2 years ago. Mr V is very involved and is often implementing new programs to achieve the highest standards for elementary children. Spanish classes are available as well as after school P.E. classes, guitar lessons, art classes and satellite campus programs for 4th and 5th grades. We are also blessed to be located in the middle of the OCALA National Forest. What more could a parent ask for?


Posted May 14, 2003

I think students should have more physical Education. And East Marion has no extra curricular activities to offer for the younger students. We moved here from Key West, and in K.W. my son was in the chorus and also had a Spanish class in the first grade, they offer nothing like that here and he really missess it. I have to say that he prefers his school in Key West to this school.


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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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
63%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
49%

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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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 89%
Hispanic 8%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 74%63%61%
Master's degree 24%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%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 12%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. RUSTY CORLEY
Fax number
  • (352) 671-4811

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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14550 Northeast 14th Street Road
Silver Springs, FL 34488
Phone: (352) 671-4810

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