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Waller Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 493 students

 

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Posted May 1, 2013

My school is so involved in the futures of all of its students. The care, dedication, the many things all the staff do to make sure the kids learn to love to read and learn and to be excited about their education is unsurpassed. One of the great things that I love so much is that they teachers let the kids know they are needed and special in every way no matter of who they are or where they come from. It is the best elementary school in Bay County, Fl.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2010

Waller is a exceptional school when it comes to teaching our children what they need to succeed. Very impressed with the teachers approach when dealing with children. The only issue I have had with them is the headlice outbreak. It has been a constant problem since my oldest daughter has started there in kindergarden. I have met with the principal personally and requested weekly head checks but this has not been followed thru. I feel slightly better knowing my prek daughter does have the benefit of her teacher doing weekly head checks! Go Mrs. Odom!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Waller is amazing.The teachers are caring and really understand the childrens needs.We have an awesome new princple this year I know she will be a great addition to our school.We are an A school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2005

This school is fantastic with it's curriculum developement! They have maintained above and beyond standards when implementing the Reading Frameworks as appointed by Bay District Schools. All of the staff is well educated and if they are not in the process of continuing their education they have just completed a degree above a Bachelors.
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Posted May 16, 2005

This school has a very wholistic view on teaching. Children are set in groups for the lower grades. As for the teachers, just like other schools, Waller has some really good teachers and some not so good teachers. It all depends on your child's learning style as to if this school is going to be a good placement for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2005

Waller seems about average on most counts. It would appear that most of the kids enjoy this school. The teachers seem to do a good job for the most part. They really push the kids for the FCAT assessment tests; maybe a little too much, trying to get a good rating for their school. I think alot of schools are doing that now. The principal seems fair. The guidance counselor is exceptional. Overall, I think this school is probably better than average.
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Posted March 16, 2005

Waller is a great school! My children have been attending Waller for five years now. I think every teacher and administrator become part of your family. They all want what is best for the children.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
67%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
80%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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
White 93%
Two or more races 3%
Hispanic 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%63%61%
Master's degree 41%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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School Leader's name
  • MRS. PEGGY BUNCH
Fax number
  • (850) 722-0988

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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11332 County Road 388
Youngstown, FL 32466
Phone: (850) 764-4341

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