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Oak Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 605 students

 

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Posted November 2, 2012

My daughter has been going to Oak Park since KG now she's in the third grade this school year. Ever teacher she has had (Mrs.Holloway, Mrs.Pringles, Mrs.Jackson, Mrs.Chapman, Mrs.Simmons) is soooo wonderful and do a really good job with the kids. WE LOVE THE STAFF AT OAK PARK!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2011

All I can say is that there are some good people in this school and most of them are new, the rest have no business working there, staff members give dirty looks and try to put your business out there. About 4 years ago when my son was in KG the teachers lied and said that I was an uninvolved parent and did not communicate with the teachers when I walked my son to class every morning and talked to the teacher and they also claimed the they was unaware of his asthma when I have letters from the nurse on the time and dates he had to go to the nurse and take his pump which I had to fill out paper work and bring letters from DR.'s ., Not to mention that they lost his pump and the paper work (mystery ha.) So i had to do it all over. I talked to the teachers all the time about his asthma and they had to call me several times to pick him up. I was always in that school for what ever reason so for them to say that I did not communicate with them was very hurtful. (by the way I have it in writing and it was by a different teacher not my sons so I couldn't understand how another teacher can say they was my sons teacher or how the school can let that happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2011

My daughter came to Oak Park from a previous school because she had to do two years in head start. From the second week in school until the school year was over. The progress was exceptional!....The head-start teacher Mrs. O'keke took her time in teaching was very hands on my daughter knew more this year in head-start then last year. I love this school the teachers are wonderful and you cant find that now days. I went to Oak Park when i was in elementary school and I love it more now then i did back in the day and Im so glad that both of my daughters will be attending this School until its time to go to middle school!
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Posted August 26, 2009

My daughter came to Oak park from private schhol she was entering the 3rd grade, she came after the martin luther king holiday, Ms h. Fletcher brought the best out of her, because her scores were low. oak park has good teacher!
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Posted February 12, 2009

Before my son started attending Oak Park, he was reading at slightly above Kindergarten level. Since he has been attending Oak Park (which has only been about 3 months) he is reading at almost a second grade level! His teacher (Mrs Bennett) has dedicated herself to her students and their success.
—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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
29%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
75%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
24%
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

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
100%

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

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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 84%
Hispanic 9%
White 4%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/A9%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%67%61%
Master's degree 36%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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  • MS. MARLOU BATES
Fax number
  • (813) 740-7744

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