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Kate Sullivan Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 831 students

 

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Posted November 28, 2005

My son attends Kate Sullivan Elementary. We have been very pleased with the educational opportunties at this location. He has had some excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

Kate Sullivan has a very good academic programs, the teachers are very caring and involves the parents with thier childrens schooling. They constantly keep you updated on your child progress. The art classes are great, but they could do with a better music program for children who would like to play an instrument or sing in a chorus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2005

This school is the real deal. The students love their school and it shows. The diversity at this school is handled expertly and facilitates productive relationships regardless of race.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

Excellent teacher and parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2004

The School is in need of more direction and a morale boost, but the teachers are determined and focused in their individual classrooms. The leadership from the Assistant Principal is what carried the school for the past year. Hopefully the Principal has not gotten adjusted and is prepared to lead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2004

My daughter goes to Kate Sullivan now and is in K. She has made so much progress from the first day of school. Her teacher Mrs. B. Penn is one of the best teachers that takes time with every student and does what is needed to help that child alaong. I wish I had teachers like her when I was in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2003

Our family is new to Kate Sullivan and we really like the school. All of the people in the office have been very helpful and pleasant whenever I have a question or concern. I love my child's teacher. We are very haooy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2003

Kate Sullivan school is in transition right now. We just got a new principal. I got to PTA almost every month. Very few parents attend. Overall, however, this is one of the better schools in Leon County.


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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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
77%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
79%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 44%
Black 43%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 3%
Hispanic 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%58%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 12%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MRS. PAM STEPHENS
Fax number
  • (850) 487-0005

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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927 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: (850) 487-1216

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