Archer Elementary School

14533 Southwest 170th Street, Archer, FL 32618
(352) 495-2111
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 454 students 13 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Alachua average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
82%
81%
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 2014
  • Alachua average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
54%
56%
70%
59%
61%
71%
59%
54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Alachua average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Archer Elementary School is a public elementary school in Archer. The principal of Archer Elementary School is MR. CORY TOMLINSON, whose e-mail is archer@gm.sbac.edu. 454 children attend Archer Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0.5% of the Archer Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 59% of the 454 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Archer Elementary School is 13:1. Christian Life Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 6%
Hispanic 6% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 58% 45%
Black, non-Hispanic 28% 36%
Asian 2% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 53%
Limited English proficiency 0.5% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school this is our first year here and hope to return every year after! Cory is an amazing principal always present at school events helping out and getting dirty with the kids when needed! I've enjoyed volunteering here everyone is always polite and smiling! If I had to give negative feedback it would have to be the overly relaxed attitude when it comes to picking up or checking out your child. I feel they should check IDs more but given that it's a small town school everybody knows everybody. Overall I would recommend Archer Elementary!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Archer elementary is a school that promotes communication among teachers students and parents. The principal is welcoming and very friendly. The classrooms are up to date with the latest technology and everyone I have come in contact with has been very helpful and friendly. The nurse is also awesome!

  • (4 years ago)

    i have 4 children and have had the worst time with this school. they constantly want to have parent meetings to tell you that your child is doing bad and needs to be held back you agree that they need to be held back but they somehow keep passing them each year only to do the same thing the next....there are no security cameras at this school the teaachers don't stand out with the children that get there on time to the cafeteria but the cafeteria workers won't open till their ready and thats at the back of the school. they don't do nothing about the parents speeding through the parking lot ect....it's went down hill in the past 3 yrs my kids have been there. maybe the new principal will help maybe not...

  • (6 years ago)

    My son was in the magnet program for 3rd grade last year and I think that it was great. The teachers really worked with him and he enjoyed going to school. This year he is in the 4th grade and still in the magnet program. I am sure that this year will be wonderful.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a child in the magnet program in 4th grade they also attended last year. I have another child in the same grade but at a different school and in their gifted program. I compared the work that came home last year and really did not feel that the magnet program was any better. The work that came home from the magnet program either completed or homework was not any more challenging than the work that the other child brought home their school. If anything the magnet's math was much easier reading choices not any more advanced. I honestly do not think that the magnet program is all that great. I disagree strongly with the fact that the magnet children do not interact with the other students in the same grade. I think that it encourages segregation.

  • (8 years ago)

    Archer Community School is a GREAT school. The teachers care about the students and challenge them. The art music and P.E. activities are wonderful. The children's creativity is strongly encouraged and acknowledged with displays and performances. They have made a big effort to teach children about their health. They also have a great gifted program. Parent involvement is very good. It is nice to see so many faces at the many school functions.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have toured the school and I was impressed with the art and music room. The teachers were interacting with the students well.

  • (9 years ago)

    The academic programs at Archer are of good quality.The teachers work very well with the students and parents to assure the students do well.Music and art classes are part of the schools program unfortunatly there is no sports program offerad from the school.There is an excellent after school program for parents who work a little late at an affordable rate. The town of Archer does have a football and cheerleading program and many other sports programs can be found in nearby Gainesville.

  • (10 years ago)

    Archer's teacher's are great but the lesson plans are terrible! Archer is getting to be seriously bad and hopefully the magent program we help!

  • (11 years ago)

    I believe this school could be better. The school does not teach to the teachers' highest ability! Students are not given enough time to learn. Archer had become a shameful school.

  • (11 years ago)

    I love this school. I am an active parent who has spent countless hours developing reading and other educational type games in an effort to prepare my daughter for school. I knew what I expected on the part of the teachers who would share in the responsibility of educating my child. This school delivered. Teachers who work with one another as well as with the parents. Go the extra mile to keep us involved. Volunteers who give because they obviously care. And an office staff who take the time to put a name to each child's face. I continue to be plesantly surprised as does my daughter who begs to go to school on days she is too ill.

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