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Tyndall Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 801 students

 
 

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Posted April 18, 2013

Great Principal and teachers. I have always felt welcomed and valued. The PTO is very active and parent involvement is encouraged. Because the school is largely made up of children from military families the students tend to accept new students more readily and friends are made quickly. The P.E. staff are great at encouraging healthy living and do many extras for the students. The support staff is friendly and efficient. All in all, this is an awesome school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

I would highly recommend having your child attend Tyndall Elementary School. The principal is warm and caring, the parents are involved, and the teachers will challenge your child academically. Both my girls attended and have had great experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

Six months before our son was to be starting kindergarten I wrote a letter to James McCallister in regards to why we wanted our little boy to go to Tyndall. What I said in a nutshell was this,'What parent who believes so strongly in a good education means a good future for their child would'nt want the best and Tyndall is the best. The teachers, the Principal, the staff, the parents and the kids themselves make this school not only A rated in our book but a very wholesome and loving atmosphere for a child to be a part of. Our little boy will be attending his last year at Tyndall and we will be so sad to see these wonderful years behind him. The teachers he had strove for perfection and helped not only our son but all the kids to strive to do thier best. God Bless you all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Tyndall is a great school my child has adjusted really well. We moved here about a year ago and my child was really sad about the move, but the staff has made this transition an enjoyable one. Both my children are excited to start a new year in '09. Keep up the good work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2008

Tyndall is a one of a kind school-awesome kids, awesome parents and awesome staff! The principal is fantastic and my three girls have loved every minute of attending school there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

I absolutely love Tyndall not because I'm a former Tyndall Thunderbird but because its just an awesome school. Great Teachers, Great Principal and excellent programs for the students and they care deeply for their students. My son loves TES and my daughter is sure to fall in love with Tyndall as well. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

The best school in the county in my opinion. My child has spent all his elementary years here. Excellent staffing, outstanding principal, amzing experience for military stateside. gernerally the schools near the base aren't always the best. This one is! Parents get involved the encourage it and enjoy your years as much as we have at Tyndall!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

My kids are moving from Tyndall to middle school, and it makes me sad to leave! Our experiences at this school have been wonderful. The teachers, principal, and staff are so friendly and helpful, and truly care about the students. They are very welcoming to family members as well. A completely awesome school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2007

Tyndall Elementary is one of a kind! The teachers, staff, and administrators are the best in the district. My children love coming to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2007

Absolutely fantastic school! Teachers and staff are awesome. I have always felt welcome, unlike other schools in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

This is one of the best schools in the state of Florida. It is a military community, the parent involvement is amazing. There are plenty of activities for the kids to participate in. The administrative staff is energetic, friendly and have the right skills to get through to the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2006

Excellent Music teacher. Wonderful Office staff. Teaching staff is incredible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

This is a great school! My son comes home happy every day! The academic program is wonderful, and the teachers truly care about the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2005

Teachers and staff are very nice and involved in their students. This is our second year at this school and my son enjoys learning new things. Parent involvement is a high point from workshops to volunteering. Excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2005

Excellent staff working at this school. Very friendly! Very good experiences with teaches with the excception of 1 teacher in the 2003-2004 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2005

Great school for children who have IEP'S they work with the parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2004

My daughter has attended Tyndall Elementary for four years and I am very happy with the level of education she is receiving. The staff is courteous, helpful and very professional. Their standard is a high one, as they expect performance, too, from the children. The emphasis is reading and math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2004

My son has been going to Tyndall since the Kindergarden through the 5th grade. He loves it and so do I. We have to leave in the middle of the year and we are sad. The teachers are wonderful. It dosent hurt that it's a grade A school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

Awesome school. Very caring and helpful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

My child has attended Tyndall Elementary for 2 years. I was very happy with his quality of education. His teachers are strict when needed and offer TLC all the time.


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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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
90%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
96%

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 "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

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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
White 59%
Hispanic 14%
Black 13%
Two or more races 11%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 66%63%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%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 7%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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7800 Tyndall Parkway
Tyndall AFB, FL 32403
Phone: (850) 767-1714

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