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Blind Elementary School (Fsdb)

Public | PK-5 | 55 students

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Posted September 18, 2009

They are teaching kids with disabilities how to succeed in a seeing world when they can't see at all! that's awsome!


Posted September 17, 2009

This school teaches blind children how to live in a seeing world. They grow up to be strong, confident, and sensative to the needs of the world around them.


Posted September 17, 2009

What wonderful things get accomplished here! The teachers are so talented and deal with children who have faced such adversity in their young lives. What a wonderful award this would be for all of them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2006

Florida deaf and blind school is great. My 5 year old daughter performed her first play and it was wonderful the school even recorded it and made me three copies so I could mail it to relatives far away. She still goes to music class twice a week. She has read 200 books and recieves awardds for every 100 that she reads. All of the tachers and staff are very helpful and explain excatly what you child's goals are. There a number of sports activities that she will be able to do once she is older. This is a wonderful school I as a mother could not ask for a better school I wish that all schools were as googd as this one. The security had the school is high to protect your children you can not get in without first pssing a guard showing id. They have alot of events
—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 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

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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

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The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

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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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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.

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Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

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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

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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 subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 44%52%61%
Master's degree 56%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%3%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 Leader's name
  • MRS. MARY LOU HOFMANN-SITTEN
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  • (904) 827-2714

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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St. Augustine, FL 32084
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