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Starke Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted July 9, 2013

I have two sides to my point of view. I began teaching at Starke Elementary in August of 1999. I have always taught an FCAT grade whether is was a mainstream class or not. I have had the experience of 4 principals and have enjoyed teaching under each one. I love what I do to the fullest and thoroughly enjoy the community I call my home. I have a 9 year old starting 4th grade this year and he and I have thoroughly enjoyed his past 4 years at Starke Elementary. His teachers always have what is the best for him and as a parent I feel communicated with. I try really hard not to pester them since I am on campus. This year I also have my 5 year old starting Kindergarten with the same teacher his brother had. I love that we have so many veteran teachers and some fresh new teachers to work with too. It is an absolute pleasure to be apart of the Starke Elementary Family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2013

It Is A Great School For Kids To Go To With Nice People I Recommend This School.


Posted August 21, 2007

my child has been in starke elementary for five yrs. ive been involved w/ his classes . im a caring parent. the teacher & staff are wonderful. i have 1 complaint your parking for parents. theres not enough & if you park where staff parkig is you get in trouble well if your staff parked in staff parkig & not in parent parking there would be room for us parents!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2003

25 Years ago I attended Starke Elementary School. I have 1 child now attending and 1 just graduate last year. In all the ensueing years the quality and professionalism of the teachers and staff at this school as never slacked. Starke Elementary has some of the best teachers I know. They impart to each child their own love of learning in a way that they not only want to learn but understand fully. The administrative staff is awesome. If you ever have a problem or concern they give you the utmost consideration. As if your problem is theirs. Quite a few of these teachers have been here for years. They have a vested interest in the community and it's people. If it takes a whole village to raise a child, then the teachers and administrators of Starke Elementary are doing a great job.
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
86%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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%
Black 26%
Hispanic 3%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 92%75%61%
Master's degree 8%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MRS. LYNN MELVIN
Fax number
  • (904) 966-6868

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1000 West Weldon Street
Starke, FL 32091
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