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R. B. Hunt Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 707 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted September 12, 2013

My child attended this school for a short time, we decided to transfer her out of this school half way through the year. We moved here from out of the area and our child felt the exclusivity of the school immediately. She was a well liked child at our previous school district. However we moved for work and fell prey to the vultures at RB HUNT. If you are interested in buying your way into cliches and having your child do the same and learning about material importance rather then human compassion, RB HUNT is the school for you! In addition we found that there is also a lot of racist statements from children, there is zero diversity and zero compassion for outsiders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Great school! Very happy with teachers and staff. Would recommend Hunt to anyone relocating to this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2008

RB Hunt is by far the best elementary school - public or private - in St. Augustine. We have a Principal who is available and always open to conversation. Our classroom teachers, resource teachers, support and administrative staff are friendly and helpful and care deeply for the students. Our parents are extremely involved and work tirelessly to help in the classrooms and raise funds to make our school a wonderful, safe, nurturing environment for our children to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2008

RB Hunt is one of the most involved schools (parent involvement and staff) I have had the pleasure to send my children to. The extra mile everyone goes is above and beyond for the children. I feel we are very fortunate to be able to attend RB Hunt. It is truly about the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

Probably the best school in St. Augustine. Virtually ALL of the teachers have advanced degrees and years of experience. Mr. Steele is a very good principal. The teachers here really go the extra mile. It's a shame that things fall apart with the middle schools in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2007

This is an exceptional Public School, from a committed and caring administration to informed and nurturing teachers. There are very active and involved parents who help with special events and fundraising. Teachers and staff are accessible and friendly and the school is safe and clean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2004

This is by far the best public school I have experienced. I have 4 children and I am amazed at the concern and dedication of the staff to the students. It is obvious Barbara Stephens the principal is a leader and all the staff follows her great example.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
92%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "A".
  • 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 "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

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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 92%
Hispanic 4%
Black 2%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 58%58%61%
Master's degree 40%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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St. Augustine, FL 32080
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