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Melrose Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 410 students

 

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Posted July 6, 2010

Melrose has an excellent Magnet program in effect. BUT, the school caters to the problem students in the school and leaves out the hardworking, ready to learn student. The school is lacking good leadership to hold parents and students accountable. My child was in Kindergarten and came home everyday of another student hurting him. It became so bad i eventually pulled him out early.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

My child went to melrose for 4 yrs and I saw it go from an okay school to a lousy school in those 4 yrs. This year I moved my child and am having to catch her up on almost every subject. She was an honor roll student at Melrose. I wish I had moved her before now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

Both of my children have attended this school, My daughter did well the school was great however by the time my son started the school had started going downhill. It started going downhill when my daughter was in 5th grade, which was 3years ago. I have changed my sons school for this upcoming year. I would not recommend this school any longer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

MY children have all gone through Melrose and I must say that that, they have had some positive experiences as well negative ones. But overall i like the school. Because it doesnt matter where our children go they are going to be faced with challenges. Perfection is a matter of opinion. I thank the teachers and staff, for there hard work and dilligence in dealing with us as parents and our children. You don't know what teachers go through unless you've walked in there shoes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

I pulled my child out of Melrose and put him in private school. The best was not pulled out of my son there. He started k with enough knowledge to do first grade work. He was bored to tears and learned nothing all year. He stayed through 2nd grade and was not productive. Since the transfer he is challenged and progressing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2005

This school has an awesome journalism program. They utilize technology in more ways than just using computers. There is a morning news program that is produced, the foreign language department uses Video Teleconferencing daily. It is truly remarkable.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 21, 2004

This school has been good for my child, but I feel as though there could be more potential. The PTA does not encourage people to be involved. There is much information which is not appropriately relayed to parents. I do not feel as though the children are kept as safe as they should be. There are many children who are disruptive in classes, which hinder the education of others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2004

From the principal and assistant principal, to the maintenance employees, everyone at this school takes pride in creating a safe and stimulating environment for the students. The smaller class sizes allow the teachers to work in small groups, addressing the learning levels of all of the children in their classes. The school has a great volunteer program and gives all the parents a chance to participate at some level. At Melrose, truly, everyone has pride in their work and they have fun doing it!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 18, 2003

Melrose Elementary is a great place to have your children. They recently were named a National PTA School of Excellence for Parent Involvement, they have a very active PTA, they have a dedicated and involved (in every aswpect of the school) administrative staff, including a behaviour specialist. They offer journalism as an attractor, and actually publish a newspaper every term. My son went from marginal to Principal's list, and is now in the gifted program, my daughter will be tested for advanced studies in the fall.


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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
16%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
71%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
2%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
14%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
96%

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 "F".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "F".
  • 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 86%
White 9%
Hispanic 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 48%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 58%60%61%
Master's degree 42%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Best elementary school newspaper in the nation by Times for Kids magazine (2004)
  • First elementary school in the nation to receive funding from ASNE
  • Named best elementary school newspaper in the nation by Weekly Reader (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:40 am
School end time
  • 2:40 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • MS. NANETTE H GRASSO
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (727) 893-1884

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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1752 13th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
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Phone: (727) 893-2175

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