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Tampa Palms Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 811 students

 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted July 31, 2006

My son was attending this school since last 3 years and he finished 5th grade this year and moving out of this school. I am very thankful to all the teachers and principal and other staff for the kind of interest and guidance they have given my child in improving his learning skills. He attended a school in other city until his 3rd grade and I realized how much of a difference it makes to have committed teachers and staff at schools. Definitely this is one of the great schools where the student progress is tracked at every stage and every effort is made to improve them....I miss it but can't avoid it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2006

My son has been at this school for 3 years. And he loves it, he doesn't want to leave. Parent involvement is very high. The principal and vice principal are so caring they go over and above to help all the kids.They give clothing and personal need items to the disadvantaged, every morning and after school the principal and vice principal greet and say good bye to the kids. The principal and vice principal know every childs name in the school, they are extremely dedicated and are available at all times. There is also after school tutoring at not cost for the kids that need help, a caring environment for kids. I am sad my son is leaving, but change must come;.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

It is a very good school without a doubt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

High level of parental involvement Excellent extracurricular High regard for academics
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

I did not find this to be a great school. Most of the families come from upper class families and my feeling was the school catered to that population. My child had difficulties (now diagnosed ADHD) and they did not work with me to help understand the problem. He managed to 'disappear' for 30 minutes and they had the nerve to blame him! I was told I should put him in counseling and consider dropping out of grad school to give him more attention. Counseling was a good idea but dropping out of school? They offered no assistance to me instead choosing to blame him (at 6 yrs old) and me (a very concerned and involved parent). I accept my child has problems but the school chose to label him instead of helping us figure out what to do. He suffered as a result.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2004

It is an excellent school in hillsborough county. The teachers are working very hard to see every child is making progress towards his potential and at par with the grade level. They do send weekly progress reports and conduct conferences with parents in making them understand where their child is lacking and what can be done to improve. It is really 'A' grade school.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
96%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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 36%
Asian 21%
Black 18%
Hispanic 18%
Two or more races 6%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 55%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%67%61%
Master's degree 37%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MRS. KIMBERLY KEENAN
Fax number
  • (813) 975-6654

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6100 Tampa Palms Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33647
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Phone: (813) 975-7390

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