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Imagine Charter School

Charter | PK-5 | 241 students

 

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Posted June 29, 2012

I love this school the teachers and principal are great. Its just like a small family there. My oldest child has excelled wonderfully. She loves her teachers which in turn helps her love her school work. In 1st grade reading 2nd grade books. she loves coming in and teaching us with what she learned that day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2010

Imagine school has a teaching staff that is very dedicated to the children. This school is in its 2nd year and when the doors initially opened, there were a lot of stumbling blocks. However, we have come together to create an environment and delivery of instruction that we feel most meets our students' needs. I am very proud to be a member of a school with staff and parents that have come together to be the change they wish to see; rather than to be complacent and just give up when we were faced with difficult circumstances. I am excited to see what this next year will bring at Imagine St. Petersburg.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 25, 2010

Nothing like I expected. Staff is clicquish with children and parents - typically those with the ability to be very involved. A single parent working full time shouldn't be treated less because they have to work to support their children. Office staff is unprofessional. Children that didn't start out at the schools inception are treated as outsiders (unless parents are highly visible) and staff does nothing to control bullying. They can be very selective about their willingness to teach a child. Instead of monitoring students, they allow the students to monitor each other. A kid that has been there a while are allowed to get away with too much. I was very disappointed with this school. Their office still looks as if they are just moving in. The curriculum design sounds wonderful, but staff is inefficient and disorganized at best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

I am a happy parent at Imagine - My daughter is in her second year (preK & Kindergarden) and her teachers have been wonderful and engaging. She is thriving and her sister is soon to join her there in the fall. The 'F' grade is due to FL ratings system that is not fair to a 1st year school, as you cannot chart growth when you do not have numbers from the previous year to grow from. WIth that being said I am proud to be a part of a school that can and is creating a wonderful learning environment for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2010

I used to go to this school but then i moved to Blanton. This school is a okay school the princibal is nice the school struture is horrible the fights are crazy and the teachers are good Imagine needs a fix up.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2010

Having been in other Elementary Schools in St. Petersburg our favorite is Imagine and we plan on being there a long time!! My children are thriving. The teachers are all VERY committed to making this school one of the best ever. More parent involvement would help, but the parents at Imagine are much more involved than the 3 schools I personally know about. They are currently adding a bunch of wonderful technology upgrades and as a PTO member I am personally working with the teachers to try and figure out how to get art and music in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

I am a very happy parent at this school. We received a letter from the principal explaining that the F grade our school received was in large part due to our school being in its first year and the way FL grades first year schools. I can say we have been very pleased with our daughter's teachers and the education she has received. She was a third grade student last year and is going into fourth. Teachers are very warm and friendly and I always felt invited and welcome into the classroom. My only complaint is that there is no Art or Music at this school, or else I would have given it 5 stars. Maybe in the future.
—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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
9%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
30%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
6%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
19%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
20%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
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 "F".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "F".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "F".

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 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
Black 82% 23%
Hispanic 7% 29%
White 7% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 90%67%65%
Master's degree 10%N/A32%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

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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  • Ms. Angela Prince
Fax number
  • (727) 821-7171

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1950 1st Ave N
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