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Astoria Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 603 students

 

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Posted Friday, July 25, 2014

I totally agree with the last parents comment and view of this school. My two kids attended this school for years as well. The grade as gone down which I try not to pay attention to much because I pay attention to how my kids to academically themselves. However, this past year as been ridiculous. The bullying, which the principal "claims" to be so intolerant of is the MAIN one allowing it to go on! When I brought it to her attention denial set it. She didn't want to believe that child would do such a thing. Not only were there witnesses, teachers, but her own brother. Punishment for hitting my child? A phone call to the parent. This child was a known bully and the principal sat back and did nothing to reprimand the child appropriately. My kids need to learn in a bully free environment! Good Riddance Astoria!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2014

I selected Astoria Park 2 years ago because of the school grade. I have two kids who attend and will move them after the year is over. The principal upholds her staff to the detriment of the students. The school grade has decreased and it appears they are more about teaching to the FCAT than making sure their students learn and retain information. I spend my evenings and weekends making sure my kids know what the school is supposedly teaching. There is a definite lack of communication between staff and parents. The principal along with her staff have a problem if you are a parent that wants to stay on top of your child's education. There does not appear to be any excitement over educating children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2010

I am very satisfied with the school.Im not to fond of the dropping off and picking up procedures that they have in place but my child loves the teachers.He is excited to go to school and he is learning alot.He is in Kindergarten but this is his second year cause he went to Pre-K there as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2010

I had no choice but to bring my children to Astoria after we moved in another district....from Kate Sullivan to here. I experienced some problems in the beginning mainly with the transportation, but in the long run I think we have adjusted and I am glad to have had this experience. Astoria is truly dedicated to advancing education and achieving excellence. I would not have know it, but I do appreciate the the teachers and the staff and would do it again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2009

The school has greatly improved since the new principal has taken over. The previous one just seemed to be biding her time until retirement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2009

I have two children attending Astoria Park, and they love it. They have both attended since kindergarten (one is in the fifth grade and third grade). The teachers are extremely capable and take their jobs seriously. The administrators set firm expectations and are very helpful to parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

I think this school is so disorganized, I don't like the way you drop your children off especially kindergarden kids and they are left to run around the school yard with next to no supervision I have saw 3 fights within the last 3 days it is crazy if you are thinking about moving into this district think again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2006

Astoria Park welcomes parental involvement. The teachers are absolute diamonds in the rough. I had very few complaints while my children attended. However, the student population has greatly changed, behavior-wise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

My child is a kindergarten in this school and she loves it. Her teacher is excellent. She has helped my child read, recognize sounds in words much better, and now my child is starting to write cursive letters. She loves the art and music classes. The PTO is always selling something and having meetings to raise money for the school. The staff is also very friendly and helpful. You get a warm feeling whenever you go into the office. Overall, this is a great school that my child and I love.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2004

You have to stay on them about your children and their one way of learning. They believe that all children learn the same.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
79%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
32%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "A".
  • 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
Black 79%
White 14%
Two or more races 3%
Hispanic 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%58%61%
Master's degree 25%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 8%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 basics

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School Leader's name
  • MS. MARSHA GLOVER-SANDERS
Fax number
  • (850) 922-4174

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Soccer
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2465 Atlas Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303
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