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New Springs Elementary School

Charter | K-5 | 208 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
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Posted July 21, 2014

My child has progressed tremendously during the 3 years he has been in this school. He has scored above level in all state tests every year. The small class sizes are a plus. It seems that every staff member knows the students' names even if they are not in their classrooms. The school provides afterschool clubs such as science Olympiad, sports club, Lego, art, etc. My son loved being part of the science Olympiad club and traveling to compete with many other schools. Parents are always welcomed to volunteer and I made sure I took these opportunities to do so. Love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

Love, love, love this school!! Great teachers, great principal, great learning! This school has a zero tolerance policy which I also love. The P.E. class is 1 hour long every day of the week. We never had that in regular public school. Anyway, I'm very happy with everything at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

I love the cirriculum at this school; very challenging to my gifted child. The classes are small 10-12 students per class, and the teachers keep learning fun while focusing on the importance of learning. There are many academic clubs for the students to join and stay involved. Oveall a very good school.
—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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
72%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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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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 38%
Hispanic 28%
White 22%
Two or more races 7%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 53%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/AN/A
Female 47%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 80%67%61%
Master's degree 20%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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2410 East Busch Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: (813) 933-5025

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