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Pride Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 912 students

 
 

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4 stars

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

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Posted February 13, 2014

My son enrolled non English speaking. Just in 7 months he is speaking and has a great academic progress thanks to his teacher. I am very sad that this teacher is leaving. It is a big loss to the children and school in general. It makes you think twice about the not so positive decisions of the principal. It is a shame to let good and experienced teachers go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

I think this school is perfect for my children. so far my kids had really nice and hard working teachers. I see lots of improvements in my kids every year. Yes, i see there are couple people at the front desk who are rude and i hope they get their acts together and start being little polite to parents. overall i am very satisfied with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

The staff and teacher are not friendly and certainly not willing to help. The information is not conveyed to the parents in a timely manner and is not clear. It is no better than other public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

I simply love this school. Teachers are great and Principle is excellent . I am very happy to get this school for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

This school has exceeded my expectations. The staff & teachers are fun and creative and my child looks forward to learning. They are highly invested in helping each child become the best they can be. I've seen my child go from quiet and reserved to participating in activities outside his comfort level and finishing with a great sense of personal achievement. Part of the success of the school is the PTA which is filled with active, caring volunteers helping make Pride the best school around. This is not just a school it's a community filled with parents and teachers investing their time and energy into helping children grow in a positive manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2012

I have a Grand Daughter who attends Pride and I can say that this school is the best in Hillsborough County. I am a retired assistant teacher and my wife a retired taecher's aid / clerk from the scool district of Hillsborough County and we both are very happy with this school. We both worked at many schools in the district and none can compare with Pride. I especially like the program that the school has for the Veterans . this means very much to me and other Veterans. Thank You very much for caring. Viet Nam. Veteran of the U.S. Navy.


Posted July 19, 2012

Outstanding school! We recently relocated to the area and worried about transitioning our child. I was immiately impressed with the staff and the concern they have for the children. I found it to be an extremely safe and organized enviroment. The teachers really took the time to inform us on our child's progress and showed a genuine care for their students. I took advantage of the parent training writing class and was impressed with the criteria required of the students. The Junior Achievent program was another fun learning experience. We definitely feel like we made a great choice sending our child to Pride.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2012

Outstanding elementary school in New Tampa. For the most part, the teachers are outstanding and go above and beyond to help children succeed. Our PTA is top notch and the parental involvement is amazing for a public elementary school. My biggest compliment is that my child has not only had tremendous academic growth but thoroughly enjoys learning and WANTS to go to school. We toured several charter and private schools prior to making our decision to attend Pride and have never looked back. In addition to the regular academic curriculum, Pride also offers Art, PE, Music, Computer Lab, Gifted (AGP), Speech and after school activities such as "Cub Chorus" & the running club. On a side note, drop off and pick up are congested with traffic but this is greatly due to the fact that Hillsborough County cut several bus routes prior to the 2011-2012 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2012

School is no better or worse than other areas schools, most area schools are A rated. Our child's teacher is good at what she does for sure, however, the administration and office staff are difficult at best. Not pleasant over the phone or in person, even with legitimate concerns or school issues. Admin seem to be stuck in the "old school" way of approaching children (ie. my way or else) rather than adjusting their rigidness to reflect more modern approaches to education and child development. Traffic into the school is a NIGHTMARE, never experienced any school so poorly designed. Seems as though 75% of parents drop their children off each day, causing 30+ min delays each day in/out the only entrance to the school. Very frustrating way to start a day and zero relief in sight.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

Very Very poor management. They started a new pickup procedure called Pride Park Pickup , where the teacher takes the kids enrolled for it as drop off point and waits till the parent picks up the kid. We chose the program initially but felt is as unsafe and no identification was being checked and the child was being sent to any one whom it recognizes. We gave a written letter and explicitly told the teacher know that my kid would go picked up by the daycare bus, in spite of it she sent him as 'Walker' and she would take the responsibility saying she didn t get to read our letter. When we complained to the asst principle, she says taking the kindergartener to the pride park itself was a courtesy ideally they have to by themselves!. A Kindergartener!!! We are highly concerned about child security here, trying to put my child in another school, maybe private... Also there is another teacher in the adjacent class who is totally disorganized, has a messy class room, keeps huge space for her personal stuff and keeps her class room totally unruly, has her half eaten sandwich laying around....it gross!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2011

This is a very good school. Also, rated A in the county. My son graduated from the school and my daughter still attends. The teachers are an outstanding group of people. The PTA is very active and supportive. I would recommend this school for anyone moving into the New Tampa area
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

I have two children who have attended Pride, one of which just moved on to middle school. Overall I have been very pleased with Pride and it's development of it's students. We recently had a change in our Prinicipal. I have not been thoroughly impressed with the new Prinicpal but will allow more time to pass before making my full judgement of her abilities. I believe that the outgoing Principal did a wonderful job of laying the foundation for the new one and the teachers at Pride are some of the best. The majority have been there for several years and I think they take an honest interest in the children and have been very pleased with the individualization of the teaching of each child to suit their specific needs. This is a school with a very strong parental involvement which is why Pride continues to be a strong school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2009

Having two children, one who now is in middle school, I have seen a great deal of growth in the school. It's been 8 years now that I've been involved. In general, I believe that most of the teachers are highly motivated for the children to learn. Unfortunately as in all schools, I believe the FCAT/Hillsborough Writes does take up alot of the teachers time, that they would rather spent otherwise. I have one child who went through 6 years without any problems: however, my other child has always struggled. Since the 1st grade all his teachers have understood the issues at hand and have worked with me. There has been wonderful intervention strategies that have benefited my child greatly. This year will bring a new principal and I pray that we will be blessed with an educator/administrator who keeps our children always as a priority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2009

Pride is an excellant school for academics. It can't be beat in that department but the lack of regard towards families with younger siblings at home needs to be addressed. Each year the school has gotten worse about this. There is more and more 'family fun days' in the middle of the school days so not only are parents who have younger children not invited, but it also excludes those parents who have to work during the day. At last years' 'end of the year parties' the office was told to not allow anyone with young children in tow to check in. Some of the parents were planning on attending the parties because their child's teacher said they didn't mind if a sibling came but then was not allowed to check in or even go tell their child who was expecting them. Hopefully the new principal will turn things around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2009

Pride is one of the best, they work very hard to get your child to where they need to be academicaly, most ot he teachers go above and beyond for the children who need the little extra help. I am very proud and happy my children came over pinellas county to hillsborough county, Pride exspectations of learning are higher than Pinellas county. My children have excelled greatly thanks to Pride.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2009

It's our 1st year with Pride Elementary and we absolutly love the school! The stuff is kind, the teachers are the best, my daughter is in the AGP class and learns new challenges all the time! One of the best schools in New Tampa!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

We have been very happy with Pride Elementary! The staff truly cares for each and every child. This was our 3rd year and we have several to go. Parental involvement is very high. The academic programs are as good as or better than the local private school our oldest attended before moving to Pride. We have been very satisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2007

I really like this school. I read some reviews about being test driven school. I don't see any problem in that. After all we want our kids to excel in studies. When my kid was in second grade thier class arranged world holiday theme . What a great way to learn about different cultures. I am not a stay home Mom but my kids are still doing good. Thanks to all the teachers and staff. I am happy that we picked Pride elementary school for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2005

Pride became an A rated school largely due to the numerous stay at home moms who were willing to roll up their sleeves and help. What a shame that the principal chooses to not allow moms with toddlers to help in the school. Pride was once a wonderful school and will be again... I am going to hang on through the year, then, like many others, I will move on if need be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2005

Attended a pre-k meetiing. Very impressed. They treated us how a school should treat a parent concerned with their kid's first year.
—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 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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 State average
White 42% 42%
Hispanic 21% 29%
Asian 18% 3%
Black 14% 23%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%67%61%
Master's degree 29%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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