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Lake Shipp Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 546 students

 

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Posted May 31, 2012

My children absolutely love this school, and I do too. The staff really show dedication and care about the students. The teachers take pride in students trying and will keep track of students after they've left their class. Even the specials teachers take pride in the children's work, arranging events for parents to see progress. There is wonderful communication from the school via newsletters and notes from teachers. Everyone is very active with the children, and when I step on campus, even if other teachers (not those my children have had) don't know my name, they know which children are mine and why I'm there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2012

This has been an outstanding year for my son. He has recieved several recognitions for doing his best. The school celebrates the success of their students. His teacher has been loving, compassionate, and understanding. She has proven to be a teacher who loves her job and not her check!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Both my boys went here and I DO NOT LIKE IT!!! I feel the school is very unorganized and don't challange the kids,discipline is not forced also didn't do a very good job preparing them for middle school.. Things children need outside the home as well!!!! Teacher actually call my son a name out of stress!!! That is uncalled for and very unprofessional. Thankfully both are in a magna school now..... what a difference. I would not recommend this school at all!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

This school has an excellent music program with a dedicated teacher using world-class mallet instruments.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2006

We have been very disappointed in this school.There has been virtually no effort to challenge my children beyond what is required by the FCAT. Once my child mastered this material,it was just time to sit and wait. Just be quiet and walk on the green line seems to be the primary concern. However,this concern for discipline seems to end when bullying is involved. My child has been pushed,punched,and threatened with scissors. If this behavior happens to be noticed by a teacher (which is rare),nothing of consequence happens to the bully.The sports seem largely unsupervised. On the positive side,I will say the music and art programs are superior and much enjoyed by my children. There is a lot of parent involvement and a wonderful PTA. The teachers seem well meaning,just overwhelmed with disciplinary issues and underperforming students. This leaves the good students to lose interest in school and not reach their full potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2005

Did not care for this school. Seemed unorganized and unable to provide stability for a first time student.
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Posted March 25, 2005

My son has attended Lake Shipp Elementary for 2 years. He enjoys it and doesn't want to be transfered. He feels comfortable and looks forward to most school days. The teacher he has this year is an improvement over last year. Overall, the staff is friendly and helpful and the overall atmosphere is welcoming. Academically, it has room for improvement but overall, we were satisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I think this is a great school. I have one child still in this school and one that left last year. The principal helped out with all my concerns with my children. I have a hyper child and he was getting into trouble and they ALL (principal and teachers)worked with my son and I. I rate this school #1 in my book. Thank you Lake Shipp Elementary for great work
—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 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
31%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
78%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
24%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
97%

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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 39%
White 39%
Hispanic 17%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 9%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 76%66%61%
Master's degree 22%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%1%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MRS. MARY DWIGHT
Fax number
  • (863) 298-7511

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250 Camellia Drive Southwest
Winter Haven, FL 33880
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Phone: (863) 291-5384

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