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Sabal Palm Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 534 students

 

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Posted October 30, 2012

I have been to 3 different schools in Tallahassee and this one by far is the best one.. They are great with pre-k and kindergarten. and my oldest is in 2nd and she is loving it.. The work is harder, but it all works out in the end!!!! GREAT SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

This year the efforts of dedicated teachers, staff, parents and students at Sabal Palm have bee rewarded by an Florida School Grade of 'A'! Mrs. Stokely, the principal is wonderful and caring. She goes out of her way to accomodate the needs of her students and their families!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 15, 2006

My child was sad to leave the school. The staff, and administration really do demonstrate a caring attitude. The principal works hard to find solutions to problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

This school has many extra acdemic programs available for students. But students at this school have extrememe behavior problems which can cause difficulties for teachers trying to teach students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2005

My child is a second grader at this school and he has had two excellent teachers while there. Both dedicated and showed that they really cared about his learning and always pushed him the extra mile. I have to give credit to both of them for all their great work and efforts. Ms. Calderon and Ms. Joseph are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2004

Sabal Palm is an excellent school. The teachers are excellent. My child's teacher took the extra time to work with her and would include me in all the decision making concerning my child's learning. Sabal Palm is a wonderful school and I recommend it to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2004

Excellent school, would not trade it for nothing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2004

Sabal Palm is a great school. My daughter has learned so much this year I'm very proud of her teacher she is one of a kind 3 cheers for Ms. Frye's Kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2003

I worked at Sabal Palm last year as an AmeriCorps mentor! This was the best experience of my life. This school has an outstanding staff/environment. The teachers are friendly and concerned about the welfare of the students. Mrs. Stokely and Mrs. Jones are the best administrators that I have seen. They are fun, friendly,compassionate, and focused. This is an ideal school for any child. Two thumbs up!


Posted June 19, 2003

Sabal Palm is a great school. My daughter loves it & so do I. She has had great teachers, and I've enjoyed working with them volunteering in the classroom, they weren't just teachers they care about the kids and their well-being outside of school as well. I'm looking forward to another great year at Sabal Palm 2003-2004. The principal & assistant principal is always friendly with smiles to greet the parents and children. The afterschool program is great too! Thumbs up to Ms. Trisha Reed & others who assist her with the program. Thanks! Sabrl Palm Keep up the good work!


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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 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
46%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
29%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
96%

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 "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

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 State average
Black 78% 23%
Hispanic 9% 29%
White 8% 42%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 54%58%61%
Master's degree 44%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 3%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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  • Dr. Ann Johnson
Fax number
  • (850) 922-8481

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2813 Ridgeway St
Tallahassee, FL 32310
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