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Community Charter School of Excellence

Charter | K-5 | 299 students

 

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Posted July 24, 2011

My son has attended this school since it's opening. (Prior to attending CCSE he was in a private school.) I love CCSE because it is a family atmosphere, with a Principle that knows every child by name and truly cares about his students. The staff is excellent and you can tell they have a passion for teaching. The discipline is excellent and there is a zero tolerance when it comes to bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2010

My son attended this school last year (2009-2010). Because of the drive I put him a in new school this year. This was a mistake. The new school I chose, which was supposed to be wonderful, was a chaotic mess. He came home in tears every day. I withdrew him and put him back in CCSE. He came home his first day absolutely beaming and said "Mom! It was so calm!" I don't intend to send him anywhere else. CCSE is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

So far I've found the teachers to be qualified and very communicative with the parents. It's only 5 days into the school year, and we've had some difficulties with the 'school leader' (who has a sign hanging outside his office saying 'school principal'). Hopefully he won't make this environment one of a power struggle due to his own insecurities and need to control. Apparently he can and does change policy whenever he wants to.
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Posted March 30, 2009

This school is in it's first year and is thriving. With committed administration and staff, the students are excelling! Great job!
—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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
95%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
27%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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 50%
Hispanic 33%
White 11%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 46%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/AN/A
Female 54%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 100%67%61%
Master's degree 0%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Dance teacher(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Clare Starobynski
Fax number
  • (813) 931-1333

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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11604 N. 15th Street
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: (813) 971-5500

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