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Mabry Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 790 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2013:
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Posted October 3, 2014

As a parent who's kindergartner goes to this school. I seriously could not be happier. The teachers truly love the students. She hugs my son every single morning and makes every student feel SAFE and comfortable at school. That doesn't mean they let things slide though. Which is great! Bullying and being inappropriate is completely unacceptable to them. And will notify and call the parent as soon as a child is not being kind. They work with my son and he has so many friends. Is starting to read. And feels loved and safe. The communication between his teacher is amazing as well. We LOVE it here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2014

As a parent of a Mabry Elementary child, we could not be happier with Mabry elementary. Interaction with the teachers, office staff, and parents, have given us great confidence that Mabry Elementary is a fantastic school across the board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

Very involved parent population has a staff that is on their toes - organized and focused.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

I am a proud parent of a 1st grader and 3rd grader at Mabry Elementary. Education is something my wife and I take to heart, and we could not be happier with Mabry elementary. After three years of hands on interaction with the teachers, office staff, and parents, I can say with great confidence that Mabry Elementary is a fantastic school across the board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

As I have attended private school my entire life, I was weary about sending my child to a Public school. This school not only has changed my perception of public education but has exceeded my expectations. From having the children wear mandatory uniforms to instill discipline and self confidence to providing enhancement programs that continue to provide extended education- this school deserves the highest honors. The teachers, faculty and Principal are always available if needed. I couldn't be happier with the foundation for learning this school provides for my child and highly reccomend this institution to anyone who is looking for a GREAT elementary school for their children. First impressions are the most important and this is what I've experienced as a first time parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2013

It's telling that no reviews are posted since 2010. While some teachers are great, there is no real innovation as a school, and the same power hungry teachers and parents continue to control everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

Excellent Education, Teachers and Parent Community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2010

My son and daughter both attend Dale Mabry and we have been so impressed with ALL the teachers. My kids have both needed extra attention for various issues and the faculty/administration has been so attentive. You can't go wrong in choosing this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2008

My kids are now in 4th and 5th grade, having attended since kindergarten. The teachers and administrative staff are terrific and very responsive to parents. There are many opportunities to get involved as a parent. They offer the full gamut of support for kids who need extra help up to gifted students. They also offer a full complement of afterschool enrichment programs run by the PTA that offers something for every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

We have attended Dale Mabry Elementary for the past 6 years. I now have three children attending this school. We love it! I especially love the exceptional education they are receiving in a public school (they even have mandatory uniforms!) The teachers and administration are awesome. We love Mabry!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

My child has learned an awful lot in her first year of school (kindergarten). I am so impressed. The staff is extremely friendly. Parental involvement is very impressive. There are many choices for extracurricular activities. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

Have three here since 2005. Great for all three. Teachers and principal have been great. Grounds improving. Best in Tampa.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

We have just moved to GA in March and I didn't realize what a wonderful school Dale Mabry was until I had something to compare it to. Parent involvement was great there, they had wonderful talent shows for all ages which were fun and also boosted self configdence. These all seem to be done entirely by parents, which was remarkable to me. I also loved the teacher that my daughter had for kindergarten, as she really knew how to reach and handle all students and bring out the best in them. From the 3 or 4 times I volunteered in the classroom, I was amazed at her ability to manage behavior and speak to them in language that they understood and that got their attention and response. Her name is Ms. Boyle and I highly recommend her. It was so very neat that many parents were there every morning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

This is our first year here and love the discipline shown by the students and the academic programs are challenging. Lots of extracurricular activities are available and the school should offer more and more in the years to come due to high parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2005

Very good school! Very strong academics. Like a private school, but free. Win battle of the books consistantly. Strong ESE programs. School does excellent on FCAT. Top elementary school in Hillsborough County Florida
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2004

DME seems to be a good school but the drop-off/pick-up situation is terrible. They really need to figure out a better way to handle it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2004

Mabry is a great school! the teachers are wonderful and there is a very positive environment for students. The pta is very active and supports lots of mabry programs. It is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2004

My son is in Mr. Connell's autistic classroom, and I can not begin to tell you how well he has done. At the beginning of school, he did not talk or socialize. Thanks to the help of Mr. Connell, Ronald, and Dorothy, he is doing so much better! Even though he only talks in vowel sounds, he is attempting to communicate. He now plays with his older sister, and enjoys being around other children. My daughter also attends Dale Mabry and loves it. She is very gifted and this school challenges her. This is the first school she has been to that she has not said that she was bored. Thank you to Mrs. Brand, Mrs. Hafer and Mrs. Christaldi! Because we are a military family, we move every couple of years. The experience with Dale Mabry has been wonderful. Thanks to all who work and support this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2003

My son thrived at Mabry. This is an excellent school. Great teachers and lots of parent involvement.


Posted June 17, 2003

Excellent school. It has great teachers, tons of parental involvement and donated time, and a great principal.


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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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
97%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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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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
White 81%
Hispanic 11%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
Black 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%67%61%
Master's degree 35%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 2%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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