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Usf/Patel Partnership Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 205 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

My child has been going to USF/Patel for 3 years now and he loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

The school is primarly one color group with no diversity. My child was bullied the entire school year. I pulled him out because the principal did not want to remove a "special needs" child out of the class. If you want a great education that will challenge your child- do not send them to USF Patel. The keep the standards low so every child scores high and the school recieves grants.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

My Daughter and two grandchildren go to this school and I love it and they do too.The Principal and Vice Principal are the greatest.They are really interested in the children.The Teachers are excellent also.They give extra help when is needed after school.I have nothing but good things to say about the school and its staff.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
91%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
41%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 54%
Hispanic 20%
White 17%
Asian 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 36%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%67%61%
Master's degree 32%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%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 basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. KEITH LAYCOCK
Fax number
  • (813) 983-3987

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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11801 USF Bull Run Drive
Tampa, FL 33620
Phone: (813) 983-3966

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