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Citrus Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 619 students

 

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Posted August 18, 2012

Pedimos de favor los mensajes en espa ol, si fuera posible, muchas gracias, cordialmente, Alicia Vega


Posted August 17, 2012

Dont know much about the elementary side of this school. I do know that they have many subpar teachers in the middle to high school grades. Too many new or 1st year teachers, because the previous ones were let go. A principal who will remain nameless, who does not care about the parents. Only interest is the money$$$$ I am not returning to this school. IMHO
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

Great School!!! I have 3 kids in this school and i would never change them. My kids have learned a lot, Thank you!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers at Citrus Park Elementary are GREAT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

This school was amazing for my son to go to you made him learn alot thank you : )
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

We've been at Citrus Park for 6 years and have loved it. The teachers and administration care about every child, not only from an educational stand point, but also their social and emotional development. You won't find a more nurturing school anywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

My child is in the ESE program at Citrus Park, and the care and instruction that he has received from everyone including the office staff has been phenomenal. I always rave about this school to anyone who will listen, because it is rare to find so many people in one place who truly care about the well being and happiness of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2009

Excellent teachers who seem to truly care about their students education and development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

It is awsome school. My kids love it the safty patrols say good morning open doors ofer to cary things . How can you go rong with the teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

Great teachers who care about the students. Alot of activities that go on at the school for families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

Great school. More parent involvement than I expected. Quick to handle and resolve any issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2006

I truly believe that this school is a wonderful place for my childern to get their education. The teachers and the administration team are always pleasant and helpful. You can really feel the sense of pride and happiness the students and teachers have at this school. I am so glad that I live close to a great school for my children to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2005

This school has a great collection of caring teachers who are genuinly concerned about your childs achievments. Great Enviroment! The school houses a early intervention class for 3-5 yr old students who have learning disabilities, i.e. Spectrum Disorders. I've been absolutly amazed by the support and care given to my child and family by his teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

I have found both the teachers and administration staff to be of high quality. They seem to really take an interest in the well being and academic progress of the students. I was also very pleasantly surprised to find more parental involvement than I expected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

Wonderful teachers and caring principal. These teachers take personal time to attend to each student individually. Very overcrowded, unfortunately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2005

Typical for public schools in this area
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 4, 2004

I love this school! I have been pleased with the education that my child has received thus far. Dr. Bookman is an excellent principal. I would highly suggest that parents get involved and know the teachers. As with any school, there are some teachers I would not personally recommend, but overall the teaching staff is excellent. I should note that I was tough on the 1 to 5 grading. I am a firm believer that there is always room for improvement. Please also note that this is the only elementary school that I am familiar with and therefore I have nothing to compare it to. That said, I would highly recommend Citrus Park Elementary. My child has had great learning experiences and parents are encouraged to be involved and are appreciated for the time and energy they give to the school.
—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 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
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 63% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
87%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "A".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 40%
White 37%
Two or more races 9%
Black 8%
Asian 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 63%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 79%67%61%
Master's degree 21%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Korean
Spanish
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School basics

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School Leader's name
  • MS. PAULETTE ENGLISH
Fax number
  • (813) 558-5111

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Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Korean
  • Spanish
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  • We have a very involved parent group. the pta has won parent involvement awards 6 out of the last 7 years. volunteers log in over 10,000 volunteer hours each year.
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  • Citrus Park is a school where children and parents feel comfortable with the administration, teachers, and other staff. We strive to make it a &#34family&#34 oriented school.
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7700 Gunn Highway
Tampa, FL 33625
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Phone: (813) 558-5356

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