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New Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 835 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2013

I have to children in this school and my son went there 6 years ago. I am greatful for the teachers being able to help and keep in contact with me as needed. The kids have progressed very well. It is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2012

I am so pleased that my children are attending this great school the staff is awesome the principal Mr Ovalle seems to know each child by name which is a great thing considering the total number of children which attend the school. If I had one small complaint it is the over all cleaniness of the surrounding school area I think maintance needs to step it up and keep this GREEN school free of litter and debris. Other than that it is a great friendly caring enviorment for my children. The arts are strongly intergrated into the school cirriculum which with all the funding cuts is awesome to see. I registered for the PTA on parent and student oreintation night prior to the school year beginning and I never heard from the PTA. The RCLUB at this school leaes alot to be desired though....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2012

New Heights Elementary is an awesome school. They teach me everything I need to know about what I need to do when I am older. Mr. Ovalle is the nicest principal who makes sure that every kid gets what they need for the next year. I am in 5th grade at the moment, and my 5th grade teacher is so nice! I am not looking forward to leaving next year to Middle School, I heard nasty things about it. Meet Mrs. Bench, Mrs. Hines, Mrs. Fagersten, Mrs. Gotwald, all the PE teachers, and Mrs. Guyette! They are the ones who makes every day in this school special to me.


Posted April 29, 2009

New Heights Elementary was Tyrone Elementary, the move was GREAT! the school is awsome the teachers are so in touch with the children I get a report everyday. She always has something positive to say about my child even on his bad days. The staff are always smiling the office girls are the best they really know the children and the parents. They go that extra mile for the parents and children. Ms. Niki was so nice she walked us to the classroom his first day and made my son feel so special he couldn't wait to go to school the next day. The Principal is so friendly I like how she starts the morning news show so all the children see her. She made it a point to tell me to visit anytime I wanted or needed to. His old school NEVER made us feel that welcomed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2008

tyrone elementary is a great school to be at if u are going to tyrone you'll really like it
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

I think over all the teachers and principal are doing a fine job.My daughter is in the fourth grade this year, and she loves her school.We look forward to another exciting year.
—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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
75%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 40%
Black 25%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 15%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 14%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 66%60%61%
Master's degree 34%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. LISA G AUSTIN
Fax number
  • (727) 893-1349

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3901 37th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33714
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