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Azalea Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 612 students

 

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Posted September 11, 2013

My daughter has been going to Azalea Elementary for 3 years. She is now in 2nd grade. I love this school. The teaching methods are very simple for the children to learn. They have a great teaching staff that really communicate well with the parents. I also like the security the school has to ensure the childrens safety. I feel very secure and proud to send my daughter here and she will remain in this school until she ids finished with 5th grade!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2011

My son has been here for 4 years and we think this is an excellent school, the support from the teachers, principle and the entire staff is amazing. I hope I can find a middle school as good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2008

I would have to give this school 5 stars. We have one child who began Kindergarten this past August. I originally had mild trepidation because she attended a private pre-school for the past three years and wasn't sure she could make the change. She has since flourished in this environment and believe the engine of this school is Ms Boyd the principal. She is hands on regarding every aspect of what goes on in this school. Her presence is seen in every corner. It is imposible to not see this woman on any visit as she glides by every classroom and school activity that prevails on any day. This is not your ordinary school principal. She goes the extra mile and practically knows every student by name. Quite remarkable. We feel as parents that we are fortunate to have somebody like this at the helm.
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Posted October 9, 2008

I have 2 students that attend Azalea, and I have to say that I feel very confident sending them to school every day. I feel like we are part of a family when I walk through the halls. The principal, Mrs. Boyd does an excellent job running the school, and the teachers are just as wonderful. I feel honored that my children have been given the privilege of attending Azalea Elementary School.
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Posted January 15, 2006

My daughter is happy and thriving in this environment! She is learning skills much more quickly and easily than I ever anticipated. The principal is very involved and it is obvious she really cares about the students. She is very kind and seems to know each child by name. This has proven to be the best choice for us. We defintely plan to stay!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

I think this elementary school is the best, the teachers longevity tells a lot as well as the attitude of my children who have attended previously.
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Posted August 20, 2004

Excellent school. Wide range of available programs inc. a 'Pullout Gifted Program' Won a Governor's Sterling Award in 2001? Rated 'A' by state. Great teachers and staff. Excellent area. Principal, guidance counslors are proactive, not reactive.
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Posted August 20, 2004

In a few words my son has attended 3 different elementary schools in K-5 grades. 1 in Pinellas County and one in the Northeast. Neither can compare to the overall excellence at Azalea Elementary
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Posted February 21, 2004

Azalea is an excellent elementary school. I have two children that currently attend Azalea and I couldn't ask for better teachers,principal, or all around school. The staff at Azalea really work together to make Azalea a unique and outstanding school.If you choose Azalea you are making a GREAT decision!
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
98%

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 "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 67%
Hispanic 12%
Black 10%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 172%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 25%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 67%60%61%
Master's degree 33%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45am
School end time
  • 1:45am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • MS. DEBORAH S CAVEN
Fax number
  • (727) 893-2190

Programs

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  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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School culture

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Parent involvement
  • We have a very active pta that sponsors many events for our students. these events include pool parties, get togethers at "chuckee cheese", carnivals, family book fair nights, and reading workshops.
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  • Our School Advisory is active in providing the principal with input about the overall achievement of students, school safety, and the level of satisfaction of parents.
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Azalea Middle School
John Hopkins
BayPointe Middle
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1680 74th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
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Phone: (727) 893-2187

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