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Maximo Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 510 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

I have three children at this school. I am looking forward to the upcoming years ahead!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2011

I feel you as a parent need to be a strong advocate her. The administration is great! But I have found the teachers hard to deal with. Maybe it is that they are frustrated, but as a grandmother I have been through a lot of this before just as the administrators.


Posted December 4, 2010

I am very satisfied with the teachers and how they work with my children but as goes for the bus assistant that my children ride with I have many concerns..My children have been going to maximo for many years but because of that one situation they will no longer be..Once again Maximo is a very good school but not the bus..P.S Mr.Brown had things in order...What happen
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

I've been woring at Maximo since 2002. Everyone here cares about the well-being of children in every aspect of their lives. Maximo Rocks!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 2, 2009

My child has been going to Maximo Elementary for the last 4 years and it just gets better and better every year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

Thus far, the school is great...But we need a little more organization on where our children are after school at the 'y'. Thanks!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2008

Maximo has a caring and supportive staff. The administration is optimistic and hardworking. I can also speak from experience and say that the teachers will do anything for the students and their families. In addition the magnet program is excellent! I love working for this school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 21, 2008

Great things are continuing to happen at the school. A new uniform policy, an improved school grade and clear consistent discipline at the school make parents like me optimistic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2007

A lot of great things are starting to happen at the school


Posted September 18, 2006

While I am not a parent my 3 out of 4 grandnieces attended Maximo. The care staff showed to my grand nieces was excellant. Actually the care went far and above the usual care one gets at a public school. The reading prgram is outstanding it has to be one of the best in the state. As to extracurricular activities they do need more (especially music and arts). My niece and her husband were activly encouraged to maintain a high level of involvement with their children. I have seen at other schools a few request for parent teacher conferences but never have I seen the level of contact between teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2006

I like the school however, I would like to see more focus on helping those kids who may need a bit more help in certain subjects at times. When I asked for help for my daughter from her teacher, the response was much less than I had expected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

I'm pleased with the progess that Maximo is making even with the changes the school has experienced in Principals. I feel that the teachers are caring and my children enjoy going to school. Which as a parent this is wonderful. We've been at Maximo 3 years and I would recommend them.
—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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
9%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
78%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
29%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "F".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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
Black 79%
White 10%
Hispanic 5%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 31%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%60%61%
Master's degree 41%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. RANDI R LATZKE
Fax number
  • (727) 893-5525

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4850 31st Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
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