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Town & Country Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 470 students

 

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Posted August 29, 2009

I think school has great teachers and half of the students are above level in a subject
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Posted March 30, 2008

Horrible! This was the worse experience in education for my child. No empathy nor welcoming gratitude from the administrative staff and the main office staff is definitely not winning any honors in their greeting abilities. My son's teacher 2 years ago in 5th grade was awesome! Now, I understand that they've moved her to a lower level grade? Go figure. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL AT ALL.
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Posted July 17, 2007

Last year was my 2 daughters first year at T&C. My 3yr old learned so much that I couldn't believe. I didn't think she was really doing any work from the coloring papers that came home. My oldest daughter was in the 3rd grade, made a 4 of the FCAT test when the previous years reading was a problem for her, I couldn't be more happy with this school. What ever I needed to do to get them transportation to this school I was going to do for the 2007-2008 school year. We as parents working with our kids and the staff helped make the school an A school. I am proud to be a T&C parent. Shondanette
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Posted May 30, 2007

This was my daughter's first year at T&C Elementary. My sisters & cousins attended T&C Elementary at one time of another dating back to 1970. I am pleased to see the progress my daughter made while being with her kindergarten teacher and can only hope we have the same great experience next year. T&C Elementary has been such a positive experience for me & my daughter. We learned a great deal about how to work with our daughter one-on-one thanks to the help of my child's teacher and the administrative staff of T&C. I couldn't be more happy. It was a bitter sweet day the day my daughter left her kindergarten class for the last time. We will miss her teacher very much but look forward to next year and all T&C has to offer!
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Posted January 12, 2006

Town N Country has been an execeptional school, my daughter was welcomed as a special assignment since grade 2. The principal was very sympathetic knowing that her asthma was a major factor for the assignment and my child for the first two years has been an straight A student. She now is part of a prestige club called the Junior Beta's and I owe that first to my child who has worked for it but also all the staff involved who have made it possible. TNC is more then a group of teachers, they are a true family. Mrs Gallo & Mrs Lefler are the best principal & vice principal that I have encountered. Parents this is a great school to enroll your child. Great music and art program, and great teachers who run the program. Wonderful staff in all. My great thanks to all at TNC. Mrs DeJesus
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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
79%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "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 77%
White 10%
Black 9%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 78%67%61%
Master's degree 23%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 Leader's name
  • MRS. JENILDA GALLO
Fax number
  • (813) 554-2378

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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