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Bing Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 631 students

 

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Posted April 9, 2014

This is an okay school.I am currently in this school in 5th grade in this school the students call each other student cuss words in some classes there is a lot of drama and gossiping kids. some good things are that the teachers really care about the students if they are being bullied.


Posted August 26, 2013

id like to start off saying that i was so excited to send my child to this school. I myself attended this school when i was in 3-5th grade! I always thought of it as a very nice and safe school. I was soo upset to send my child and find that soo many things have changed over the years as far as the staff there! Still lots of them there from when i attended but now as an adult i see how rude they are! (some) there are lots of nice and caring staff and teachers but i feel as if it seem theres more rude ones! You ask questions and they make you feel as if they have more important things to do, kind of just dismiss you! My childs teacher and her assitant are a nightmare!! If i am forced to pull him/her out of head start i will make this public and take it to school boards. very upset and soo disapointed. They are so rude and unprofessional! They dont even interact with the parent and make us feel comftable. Kids first time in school and they are just getting bad expierence. Soo sad about this. My child can e there crying and they just walk right pass him/her. Not liking this at all, thanks to them my child wont have a "head start". Disgusting!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2013

THIS SCHOOL IS GRATE AND SAFE FOR THE KIDS. KIDS R FIRST HERE. both my kids love there school. the only thing thats im not fond of is the student bus stops.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

despite all the things i am reading, and that my child is only in Kindergarten, we think it's pretty great so far. got lucky with his teacher, ms. manis; she's great!! just hope all the teachers are doing their jobs with love, not just "getting by". they definetely don't get paid enough!! we'll see, i guess. now i'm worried about the school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Excellent school! If you have a problem the principal is extremely helpful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

i think this school is a great school the teachers there they care about the children for them there to learn and another thing i love it because they wear uniform i think all school need to go to uniforms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

Both of my children have been going to this school for a few years now. There have been some ups and downs but overall I think this is a wonderful school. The teachers have went far beyond what they are required to help my son. His teacher this year even tutored him prively and drove him home from tutoring becuase I was not available at that time to. The rest of the school staff has also been more the wonderful to my children. They really have made their educational needs first. Last year I did have a problem with a teacher but it was quickly resolved after speaking with the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2006

Both my children have gone to Bing since they were 5 years old. This is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

I was pretty disappointed with Bing as a whole, standards seemed pretty low and everyone seemed, if not okay with it, at least resigned to it. My children were unhappy there, discipline seemed to be a real problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2004

This is my daughters first year at Bing and I can honestly say I am not impressed. Her teacher has no personality which was demonstrated at open house. I was also told at the beginning of the year that daily behavior reports would be sent they did after three weeks just to say what color change was made and a very vague discription of why. To ask a five year old she says she doesn't know and wasn't told. As of today still no weekly homework schedule. You have to go through all work to find homework and sometimes directions are very vague. My husband and I are divorced and he requested at open house to be informed of upcoming events, behavior problems, newsletters and such he even provided self addressed envelopes. It is now January and no response. Her teacher's aide though is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

This school has made a big difference in my sons life. He has always has trouble in school with reading and it was obvious he had a learning disability. Finally we moved and he started going to E.L.Bing last school year. Within one school year they had tested him and found out what his disability is. He is now taken out of his normal classes for two hours a day to work with a special teacher. It has improved him so much. Also his teachers keep me posted on his progress all the time. They even call me at home to discuss his progress. Not only has this school improved my son but it has improved my life as well. It is nice to know he is now getting the proper education and I don't have to worry....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

My experience with this school so far has been horrible. Open house was a disorganized horror. The teacher sent a letter home the first day of school telling parents how we were going to receive a daily behavior report and a homework calendar. The behavior report didn't start coming home until the 3rd week of school and does no tell you anything about their behavior or any instances and to date we have not received any homework calendar. There is no follow through with this school and it seems there is no bridge between home and school. I will be glad when my son transfers to another school when we move next month. This school is substandard and I think a C was being generous.
—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

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
94%

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

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
Hispanic 49%
Black 27%
White 20%
Two or more races 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 48%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%67%61%
Master's degree 33%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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School Leader's name
  • MR. ISMAEL LEBRON
Fax number
  • (813) 740-3620

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6409 36th Avenue South
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