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Alexander Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 655 students

 

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Posted May 30, 2012

the school is a good school but my major complaint is the drop off and pick up. There is one teacher outside drinking coffee looking everywhere but at the cars, she does not guide traffic or help the kids get out of the cars in the morning. also when picking up the teachers who stand with each grade also do not assist the kids. Another complaint, as a parent you have no access to your child during lunch. if you want to have lunch with them, you are not aloud. My daughter went to a field trip and i was not aloud to go even as a chaperone. She is in kindergarten and i wanted to help but me along with all parents are not aloud. For being in kindergarten i have no idea what she is learning or doing in school, thank god my daughter is very smart and loves school and loves to learn but they do not update parents, i literally had to chase down the teacher to schedule a conference so i can be up to date and still walked away only knowing my daughter was doing great, there is no information there and they dont help parents involvement with there kids education. after this year she will no longer attend this school. an A school is because of the FCAT does not mean its a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2012

Excellent school. Teacher's are of experience and take time with student's regardless student teacher ratio/class room size. This school is of a variety of ethnic backgrounds which makes it really wonderful for my kids that are bilingual. If you want your kids to have a better education, this is the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2010

this school is fantastic i would recommend this school to any new parent moving into the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I'm a parents of two kids attending in this school. Teacher and students are very respectful.It is a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It is a very good school, and is an a school here in Florida
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

Teachers work with loyalty and love. Alexander school teachers and administratives, care about education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2007

This school is awesome! I am a parent and a teacher. We are the best-kept secret in Tampa. Our staff is outstanding. The students are well-behaved. The parents are very supportive. Our dual language program gives students a chance to learn spanish with native-speaking peers. All three of my children have attended Alexander.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2005

This is a superub school. All my four children attended here. The quality and quantatiy of the teachers and staffs dedication goes above and beyond. Keep up the great work! You make a world of difference.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "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 State average
Hispanic 89% 29%
White 6% 42%
Asian 2% 3%
Black 2% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 82%67%61%
Master's degree 18%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 Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Kristina Alvarez
Fax number
  • (813) 356-1121

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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5602 N Lois Ave
Tampa, FL 33614
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Phone: (813) 872-5395

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