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Claywell Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 755 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted June 6, 2007

When we first started at Claywell, we were very impressed with all aspects of Claywell. However, over the last few years, Claywell has lost a lot of excellent teachers. The principal has become a very negative factor in all areas. She does not seem to be happy with anything teachers, students, or parents do to make Claywell a better school. At one time, she was found all around the school with a smile and a nice word to say to everyone. Now she is never seen with a smile on her face or a nice word to say to anyone. The excellent art program was thrown away several years ago with out notifying parents. The school website still claims to have an art program. We are very disappointed in the current Claywell school. I wouldn't be surprised if it lost the 'A' rating it has had since school ratings began.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

Teachers are stay at this school for awhile but also seem burnt out. in the 4 years my daughter has been there they all have lacked enthusiasm and new ideas. they school thinks they are good and seems content with 'good enough'
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Posted May 12, 2006

Teachers are stay at this school for awhile but also seem burnt out. in the 4 years my daughter has been there they all have lacked enthusiasm and new ideas. they school thinks they are good and seems content with 'good enough'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

Coming from a different state's school system, I don't see here the enrichment type classes I am used to. There is very little, if any, music, art, sports and extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2005

When I moved to the neighborhood, I saw that Claywell was an A school for many years, so, I was comfortable enrolling my son. However, I was soon disappointed with all aspects of his education, from academics, to PE and arts program (which is almost non-existent). I watch a few classes over the past 2 years, and what I saw were most yelling. This gave me a very bad impression of the teachers. I have kept some of my elementary school work, and by comparison with my son s, he is far behind me. In forth grade I was learning long division and my son still having trouble with subtractions. I am a mathematician and his father is an engineer, so I think my son could do if Claywell was a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
87%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

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 "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 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 45%
Hispanic 37%
Black 10%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%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 22%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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