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John D. Floyd K-8 School of Environmental Science

Public | PK-8 | 1042 students

 
 

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2011:
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Posted January 22, 2014

The school lunch could be better!! between the cold over cooked food, it's not worth the 1.90!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

What a wonderful school I have found for my child!! From the office staff to the teachers, I am truly blessed! Very friendly and helpful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

I totally agree with the post from 1/15 regarding Mr.Audette and Ms.Natale..they surpass expectations. I'm very blessed to have them teaching my daugher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2012

My 2 children have gone here for 3 years. They were behind when they started due to the lack of effort that their previous school offered. School is beautiful and staff are very involved with reaching out to parents for involvement. Ive never seen so much involvement with parents before. A huge credit to this school. My children have done nothing but excelled in their education and well being. Lots of great communicaton. A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2011

This school is a hidden gem! The community atmosphere within the school is suberb. They take the time to recognize each student as an individual. They are able to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses and build upon both.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

JD Floyd is a great school. They provide a well rounded curriculum and try not to just teach the FCAT. Thee older classes go kyaking and this past year went on an overnight field trip to the Tampa Aquarium for up close coursework. Both my children are students, one in 2nd and one in the Middle School Magnet program. I love being able to check grades and see what homework/classwork has been assigned via Edline. It is a failproof system of communication and the staff and admin are always available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2011

Ms. Grover and Ms. Pittman are EXCELLENT teachers! My daughter has been in their class this year and I have been very impressed by the two of them. They are very helpful and caring with great communication. They always resond any time that I have a question and this is a difficult trait to find in many teachers. My daughter loves the both of them and looks forward to going to school everyday to see them. She continues to have high grades in their class and as soon as she begins to struggle with something, both of these teachers give her all of the help that she needs. I would recommend these 2 to anyone! As for the school, I have loved JD Floyd. Great school with great staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2010

As far as the school goes, this is the first year for my niece, so I don't have much to say about the school overall. However, two of the teachers really need to get their acts together. Patricia Pittman and Lisa Groover have absolutely no business teaching young children, and I use the term teaching VERY loosely. My niece needs extra help in math, and not only was that need IGNORED by her teachers, but when she got an answer wrong, they humiliated her in front of the class to the point where she was in tears. Teachers of young children should be NURTURING and ENCOURAGING and IN TUNE with their students NEEDS. My niece, fortunately, has been transferred from the class, but the damage is already done, her confidence is shot, and she received a failing grade without hesitation from her teacher after receiving NO HELP.


Posted May 11, 2010

I think J. D. Floyd K-8 School of Environmental Science is an excellent school for children to grow both academically and socially. The Administration, teachers, staff, pta, and parents make it feel like one big happy family!!!! It is a very warm atmosphere but yet there is much discipline and there are rules!!!! J. D. Floyd was just the 'cool' school on Fox News, Go Floyd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2010

The kindergarten teachers Mrs. Bugner and Mrs. Lobianco are caring, patient, and kind. I have to be honest at first I was worried as this it's my first year dealing with school, my little girl don't ever stay away from me, but im very happy that our first experience was here at this school with the best teacher of all: Mrs. Bugner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

My daughter attends J.D. Floyd and absolutely loves it. She is in 5th grade and she is getting the extra help she needs and it shows. She has an I.E.P and is an Honor Roll student. If that doesn't show what the school has to offer than I do not know what would. I am a very happy and proud parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2010

I can only say I agree with the last two postings. I've seen the same thing happen to my child and have been very disappointed as well. The attention and extra help is definitely not there for the students. I just hope the new principal is able to see some of the issues and resolve them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2009

I can't help it but I too but I am also comparing to Pasco County Schools. Pasco County Elementary schools are better than this one. Teachers are far more open to a parents input in Pasco than at Floyd. My son hates this school and doesn't want to go. I'm dissapointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

My son went to JD Floyd for K-5 and made A's all through. He went to another school after we relocated within the county and it was a cake walk for him.. This I felt was a direct result of the high academic requirements at Floyd especially due to the Math and Envir Science programs. He is going back to Floyd for Middle school due to school choice thank goodness. This school is very vigorous in their curriculum in Envir Science and Math, not to mention a lot of hwrk. My son is very grateful he is going back. I am thankful as well because I know he will be more challanged and better prepared for high school and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2008

Great teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

All of my kids have gone to this school and i am very happy and feel safe sending my two boys to this school.And they love the school.And are very happy there. Four of my kids went here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

In the past I have only dealt with extrodinary schools and teachers. Flloyd pales in comparision. Sub-standard classes, I had to pull my kids out because they were working below their level and their abilities. As soon as I did - they each soared! Ecah of my children are now 2-3 grade levesl ahead! So very sad, for a school that was tops 6 years ago. But the school board is shaking theings up a bit. Let hope for those who are still there, the changes are not coming too late!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

I have 2 children in this school and let me tell you what, I am more than satisfied. My son almost did not pass kindergarten at a pasco county school last year and now that he is attending Floyd for 1st grade, he is making straight A's. My dughter was having trouble in math and now her math teacher is working with her one on one. I couldn't be happier with this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2007

number one a ++++ school and teachers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

The school as well as the district has encountered poor leadership and a lack of forward vision. Overcrowded classrooms and poorly paid teachers do nothing for the morale of teachers, parents and students alike. It is disappointing as I have been here for 10 years and seen major changed in the school system. It is a shame to see a once great school (and district) go downhill!. China collins - parents of 2 boys who now do better in private 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 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%
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 52% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%
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 51% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
100%

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 "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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 State average
White 67% 42%
Hispanic 20% 29%
Black 6% 23%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%64%61%
Master's degree 32%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 10%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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3139 Dumont Ave
Spring Hill, FL 34609
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