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Oak Grove Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 913 students

 

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2011:
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Posted May 21, 2014

This school is horrible!!!!!...Teachers are very,very,very, unprofessional,cafeteria staff very mean with the kids,office staff i would say there is a few that are good. Education VERY POOR...and communication between teachers and parents do not exist,the let you know about a problem when is to late to get resolve. In another words the school is a mess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2012

Had many bad experiences with several teachers, they really do not know much about teaching ADD GIFTED STUDENT.I had to change school, it was affecting my son emotionally!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2012

I dont like this school for my son because the teachers dont even know what they are teaching in school and they dont know how to teach and the principle dosent know how to give disapline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2012

Can someone tell me what there uniform colors are or if they even have uniforms?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

The school is good the teacher are very professional, the big problem is the principal , all the time talk to he parents with actitude, in ocasion in ofensive way, she does not care the opinion of the parents , she show in ocasion agresive actitud again us,. This principal need to be reemplace for somebody more polite and able to understand the people, it mean our requirements
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

The school is good the teacher are very professional, the big problem is the principal , all the time talk to he parents with actitude, in ocasion in ofensive way, she does not care the opinion of the parents , she show in ocasion agresive actitud again us,. This principal need to be reemplace for somebody more polite and able to understand the people, it mean our requirements
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2009

This Elementary School is a wonderful place for my child. The teachers all care very much and my student is full of confidence! Last year we lived in another county and my child was very quiet, kept to himself. This year he has tons of friends and believes in himself! I could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

I believe the school and staff are great! What parents fail to realize is that you cant put the blame on the school and teachers when there is no parent involvement at home. Teaching begins at home. Remember it takes a whole village to raise a child!


Posted May 1, 2008

It's a very good school, the staff is polite, knowledgeable. The school has a very safe and fun atmosphere. My child has been enrolled at Oak Grove Elem since kindergarten, now he's a 3rd grader and through all the ups and downs every single teacher he had helped him become a better student and achieve his goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

I have a nephew who is in the ESE program at Oak Grove. I am also a teacher in Hillsborough County. I do not feel that the teachers work to his benefit. He is autistic and there are characteristics of this disability that the teachers do not have the capacity to tolerate or teach. I am very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

I love this school. My little girl has just started her first year there and loves it. She has already learned so much. Not to mention I went to the same school many years ago when it was a 7th grade center. The classrooms are so big and nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2007

Oak Grove is a great facility (as evidenced by its 'A' grade from the state) and has a history of doing great things for the children and the surrounding community.


Posted September 19, 2006

The major problem I have encountered with this school is the current principal. She treats parents and teachers alike in an unethical manner and lacks people skills. Thus creating tension in the classrooms and with parents alike. Do to the 'boot camp' mentality the principal imposes on the school and disregard for teachers, parents and students alike, I certainly would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
92%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
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.
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Hispanic 69%
Black 13%
White 12%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 45%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 72%67%61%
Master's degree 28%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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School Leader's name
  • MRS. PAMELA ROBERTS
Fax number
  • (813) 356-1536

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6315 North Armenia Avenue
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