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Muller Elementary Magnet School

Public | K-5 | 335 students

 

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Posted August 9, 2013

This school is great! I love the small size that makes it feel like a community. The principal is very invested in all aspects of the school. My daughter is thriving and enjoys going to school each day ! She has shown great progress. She is well advanced for her age and At her previous school she was very bored and she was suposed to be tested for gifted but by the end of the year she still had not been tested. At Muller she was tested within the first two weeks and she is now in the gifted and participates in a reading club for advanced readers. The arts activities havealso been wonderful. my daughter had excelled in art, violin, and music (chorus). She has always been shy when it comes to any talents but her experiences at school have started to break her out of her shell. I can't say enough good things about this school and the great staff and faculty who have made my daughters school experience last year so wonderful! I feel so fortunate that me and my daughter are a part of the Muller family and that my niece will be starting at Muller this school year!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2012

Muller Elementary Magnet School, located in North Tampa, in the University Area, has a special focus on the fine arts and environmental science. The students perform in the community: Florida Aquarium (Jan. 2012), Sacred Heart Church (Oct. 2012), other special events and the school has won: the Five Star Award, Golden School Award, Area 3 Parent Involvement Award, Magnet School of Distrinction and Magnet School of Excellence Awards, and many student awards including science fair, art shows, and essay contests. The climate is family-friendly and encouraging to student success. The school has a large garden with a Family Gardening Club.
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Posted October 9, 2012

Our son is in second grade and we have been overwhelmed with the staff's ability to meet our needs. Education is taken seriously and our son loves the performance art specials! We can't wait for our youngest to start kindergarten there next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2012

I have been affiliated with this school for many years as my oldest daughter, now a senior in high school started with the school when it opened. I currently have two children in this school. I could not imagine being at any other school, Muller rocks!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2012

We left a great neighborhood A+ elementary school to enroll at Muller. I have two children 1st and 5th grade and i could't be happier. I have been so pleased with this decision. Everyone is so involved with the children and are always keeping their best interest in mind. They have so much to offer and with the before and after-school program (which is also phenomenal) they can be involved while I am at work. I really couldn't ask for a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2012

My daughter goes to Muller!!! the teachers are so great with her. She loves the teacher and the enviroment of the school. Lots of parents are so involve to the school. The thing I like about the school is the extra curriculum that they provide. I really couldn't ask for better school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2012

We have two children in Muller and they absolutely LOVE it!! My oldest is in 5th grader this year and is already dreading leaving her school. The Principal and Staff are out of this world! They are involved in ALL events that are always held AFTER school to accommodate working parents. I couldn't possibly imagine our children at any other school. We LOVE MULLER!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2011

MY DAUGHTER LEFT MOSI ELEMENTARY 2ND GRADE BEING SUSPENDED FROM AN AWFUL SCHOOL..........BY THE END OF 3RD GRADE AT MULLER MAGNET SHE WAS ON THE HONOR ROLL. ACULTACTUALLY BOTH MY CHILDREN R NOW HONOR ROLL STUDENTS. THE FACULTY AT THIS SCHOOL CARE. THEY GO OVER AND ABOVE, WHERE OTHER TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS WOULDNT TAKE THE TIME. 1 YEAR AT THIS SCHOOL DID WONDERS FOR MY ONCE TROUBLED CHILD. NOW HONOR ROLL!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

The teachers are dynamic and amazing. The art, music, dance, and science/gardening electives are enhancing and enriching my childrens educational and life experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

We were so fortunate that our daughter entered muller at first grade. Muller has been a wonderful and complete school without forgetting how fun and exciting it's been. From the principal, teachers, librarian, nurse, lunchroom workers, officer and all the staff they all make the school great. Our daughter has thrived for the top and she has had lots of fun while doing it. She has participated in music, chorus, art, dance, acting, environmental activities and the curriculum gets every year even better. If you want a complete student but most of all an individual you have to come to this school you will love it as your child will do also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2007

My child and I have had a wonderful experience with this school. My daughter was enrolled in a different school last year, and often came home bored because she was above the curriculum the school was teaching. Now, she is excited about going to school because of the variety of activities incorporated into the curriculum. Also, after-school activities are numerous and educational. She has also recently been accepted into the gifted program and this school helps these children works towards goals which are above and beyond what other schools strive for. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2006

I have had nothing but great experiences from Muller. From kindergarten through now 2nd grade, each teacher has gone out of their way to challenge my son and he was recently accepted into the gifted program. Parent/teacher conferences are very in depth and helpful. I love the plays, art exhibits, and musicals that the kids held last school year. Originally, he is assigned to attend Shaw Elem. I don't believe they offer as much. My son is excited to go to school every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2005

Academically behind grade level. School communication with parents on academic and extracurricular programs almost non-existant. My child first year, half way through the school year, and still no performances scheduled. My kid loves the school but mostly because 'it's easy'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2005

The academic programs are diverse and stimulating. My child enjoys the E-Club which is based on environmental studies. The staff and teachers are open and accepting; my child enjoys attending and feels encouraged. I would like to see more physical activities incorporated into the curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

For the most part I have been extreamly please with this school and staff. The small classes have been wonderful. On a another side, I have experienced one teacher that left a lot to be desired.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2005

With programs in music, dance, drama, and art, Muller provides a more complete learning environment than most Hillsborough County schools. My child has experienced small class sizes and good teachers at this 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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
88%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
95%

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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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 40%
Black 31%
White 18%
Two or more races 9%
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 25%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%67%61%
Master's degree 31%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 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. WENDY HARRISON
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  • (813) 558-1359

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13615 North 22nd Street
Tampa, FL 33613
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