School Details

Sparr Elementary School

2525 E Hwy 329, Anthony, FL 32617
(352) 671-6060
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 350 students 14 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Marion County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
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60%
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83%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
64%
74%
81%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Marion County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
52%
55%
43%
56%
60%
38%
55%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Marion County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sparr Elementary School is a public elementary school in Anthony. The principal of Sparr Elementary School is Ms. Dawn Prestipino. 350 children attend Sparr Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Sparr Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 79% of the 350 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Sparr Elementary School is 14:1. Anthony Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 55%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 20%
Hispanic 10% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 67%
Limited English proficiency 4% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Sparr by far is the greatest school on the north end of the county My children went there and now my grandson is there and when i walked back into the school it was like i never left.... Sparr teachers staff and students are the best. They all give 100% of love time and caring for each person that walks through the halls. I will always be proud my children got their first start in life at this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has been at Sparr for 4 years and we love the staff and how they love our children. The teachers are so caring and love teaching them.

  • (4 years ago)

    Sparr Elementary has always been a parent involved school. They teach are child to do The Big 3 and that is do what's right do your best and treat others the way you want to be treated. I believe we should apply this to our daily lives as adults and we would be where we are today. You always feel welcomed anytime you are at sparr.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a former student current employee and parent of a Sparr Elementary student I would like to say that I think this school is wonderful. I have never been in a setting where teachers and staff care so much about their students.

  • (9 years ago)

    Sparr elementary is a great school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Sparr should get back to basics! Bring back art classes and more extracurricular activites! They have devoted all their time to making our kids great test takers! They have also started project child with classroom clusters. A good idea in theory but not a suitable arrangement for all students and not once was this fact considered! They also have a problem with listening to the concerns of parents!If you have a child with certain special needs I wouldn't recommend this school! Also Sparrs focus on discipline is lacking to say the least! They focus on the smaller things! If a student is robbed of their small (but priceless to them)possessions their answer is always the same! It shouldn't have been brought to school! But I'm sure something as little as a pen or marker missing from a teachers desk is no longer trivial and demands immediate punishment! They hand out referrals without regard! Not good school.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have been so happy with my childrens education. My child is in the gifted program and my child is consistently challenged. The teachers and principal are always available and helpful.

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