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Bear Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 371 students

 

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Posted September 14, 2014

Bear Creek Elementary School has a PreK program that is second-to-none...the teachers are extremely dedicated, experienced, and caring. Their passion for their work shines through every day, and I've fortunate to have not one, but both of my children have the same teachers. They've truly blossomed at Bear Creek!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2014

Bear Creek Elementary School is a wonderful school with a loving and caring staff. We transitioned from a private school in another county to Bear Creek Elementary School. We are very pleased to be located in this school zone. Just like a book, do not judge this school by a letter rating, but by what counts and it is the inside staff that make learning fun and care deeply for every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2011

Uniforms are not enforced, teachers are wonderful, principal is not as involved as I would prefer, parents are not involved at all, most kids appear defiant and not eager to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

Very quaint small community school. Nice teachers with mostly a good class of children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2007

I am pleased with the teachers and support staff, but Principal Trexel needs to be supportive of the students and teachers instead of a cold, uncaring administrator.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

Students are very hostile, fights occur often and the principal does nothing. There are required uniforms but it is not enforced. Teacher spend a lot of time dealig with discipline so those who follow the rules miss out. Bad school but could improve if students had consequences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

My daughter has been enrolled in Bear Creek for 1 year. She is doing better than the school she went to last year. The teacher are very eger to teach the students. My daughter loves her classmates and teachers. She is now at the top of her class. I would say thanks to Bear Creek she is eager to go to school and to learn more. Bear Creek is the best school that I have found that gives each child the attention that they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

The experience with the teachers at Bear Creek is that they are very hostile toward the children. I had a teacher develop a severe dislike to my child, and through her harassing he went from a 'A' student that loved school to an 'F' student intimidated to even answer a question. Schools in general are horrible in Pinellas County.
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
84%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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
Black 45%
White 36%
Hispanic 10%
Two or more races 6%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%60%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. DELORES L WESLEY
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  • (727) 893-2334

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