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Mill Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 912 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 28, 2003

We moved here in February 2002, my child was in 1st grade. We were not sure how Mill Creek would be so we had an application for our child to go to Jacksonville Country Day School. When a spot became available at JCDS, we went to Mill Creek and spoke to the principal and were absolutely positive that MCE would be the better choice for our child. We were not only impressed with the academic program, but with the Character Counts program also. They care about the children as a whole, not just academically. Our child will be entering 3rd grade and is doing great because of the wonderful, experienced teachers and staff there. MCE also allows every parent to be involved whether in the classroom or with the PTA. We are very confident that we made the right choice for the growth of our child.


Posted June 18, 2003

We moved into the area in December, so our children came into the school midway through the year. I was a very active volunteer at our previous school, so I filled out the required background search form to become one at this school. I called three times and never heard back on whether I was approved or not. This meant that I couldn't go on field trips with my kindergartener, which I was not happy about. There is also a policy which restricts parents from visiting their child's class unless the teacher has 24 hour notice. I felt completely disconnected from my childrens' school experience. There is apparently no policy that mandates parent-teacher conferences unless requested, which is also something I am unhappy about. I hope that the next year will bring something a little better than this experience. My husband is already researching private schools.


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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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
75%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 79%
Hispanic 10%
Black 4%
Asian 3%
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 195%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 64%58%61%
Master's degree 36%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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