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Crookshank Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 714 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted March 4, 2014

I absolutely love Mr. Willets and Crookshank. My daughter started kindergarten there this past year and I was nervous as most parents are. By the first week I was at ease and my daughter had no problems, in fact she was eager to go to school every morning. Her teacher has been wonderful and I'm always informed with the week's curriculum and there is also plenty opportunity for parent and family involvement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2014

I was hysterical when I moved into our home in Saint Augustine only to find out that we had just been rezoned to Crookshank. However, after long talks with the Principal, he asssured me that my children were going to be very safe in his school and would get top notch education. He spoke the truth!! We absolutely LOVE Crookshank. My now 5th grade children have had the most wonderful teachers. They are reading a extremly high levels and their instruction in arts and sciences is superb. Further, the school has a lot of activities for the children and their familes. Even with very humble funding, the school has a huge support group of volunteers give the children opportunities to perform in arts, read books, play music, sing, perform in sports, have annual celebrations and much much more. I would not heistate for one second to recommend this school to anyone and I would pick this chool over any private elementary school in the area. This, coming from a parent who sets very high expectations for my children's educations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2013

Five years ago I went off the first rating on this site and I was extremely nervous. Having just moved to Saint John's County I didn't know what to expect. I can honestly say this school is highly underrated. The teachers are very passionate and the administrative staff is very caring. The school has an amazing drama production that they put on every year. This year they showcased Annie, and students from the district were bussed in to watch the performance. In addition, there s also puppetry and First Tee (golf). There is a great deal of support from families and the community. Every quarter the school host a breakfast awards ceremony for a/b and straight A honor roll. Lastly, Crookshank is a Stephen Covey model school. I really liked how they integrated his 7 habits into the curriculum. My first grader understood what being proactive meant in terms of her assignments and time management. She would refer to her ability to synergize (habit#6) with her classmates and solve problems. It s truly a gem of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

I volunteer at this school in the art room, and the kids are great. The school itself is secure and the students learn.


Posted June 28, 2007

This school is much better than the grades indicate. The school has very caring teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2007

I found this school to be too involved with 'we have to get all this done' to be involved with the proper care and guidence of my grandchild.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2004

My son will be attending Crookshank and he is in the first grade. He also attended this school for kindergarten. He seems to be doing fine, but I am very consernced about the 'D' average rating Crookshank received. I hope that this year something is changed to make this school gain a higher rating.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
67%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
96%

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

  • 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 "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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 66%
Black 20%
Hispanic 10%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 192%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%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 71%58%61%
Master's degree 29%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JAY WILLETS
Fax number
  • (904) 547-7845

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1455 North Whitney Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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