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Desoto Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 205 students

 

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Posted January 5, 2013

My son is in 1st grade also having attended kindergarten at Desoto. The teachers know the student's names as well as the parents. They have taken extra care and patience in classwork, the media center, music and the gifted program. The school is a hidden treasure with it's renovation and a truly caring principal, asst. principal and staff. Added bonus is the after school program at the adjacent Desoto Park.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

My granddaughter attends this school and I love it, it is small but like a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

My kids go to this school. Its small and the kids enjoy leaning.I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

DeSoto Elementary is a wonderful school. With its unique neighorhood attendance and warm, friendly feel coupled with its teacher dedication and scholastic goals and past achievement makes it one of the more attractive schools.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 31, 2004

I have had two children go to Desoto, from K-5. This is the best elementary school to go to!The principal, and teachers, are awesome. Everyone helps each other, it's like one big family, instead of school. There is always something to participate in. It is a very clean school, and well kept.
—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 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

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 "A".
  • 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 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 65% 29%
Black 22% 23%
White 10% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
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 95%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 50%67%61%
Master's degree 50%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

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Gilda Garcia
Fax number
  • (813) 233-2475

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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