School Details

Ashton Elementary School

5110 Ashton Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 361-6440
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 811 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 2013
  • Sarasota 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 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.
92%
87%
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 2013
  • Sarasota average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
64%
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80%
72%
60%
79%
64%
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 2013
  • Sarasota average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ashton Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bee Ridge. The principal of Ashton Elementary School is Mr. Renouf Chris and can be contacted at chris_renouf@sarasota.k12.fl.us. 811 students go to Ashton Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 6% of the Ashton Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 36% of the 811 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ashton Elementary School is 14:1. West Florida Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% 66%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian 3% 2%
Hispanic 16% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.08%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 52%
Limited English proficiency 6% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Couldn't agree more......my two daughters will NOT be returning to Ashton!!!! You really know this school nothing matters more than keeping my children safe !

  • (1 year ago)

    We love Ashton! We moved here partway through the school year last year and my kids were made to feel welcome and comfortable right away. Last year and this year they have incredible teachers who relate so well to the kids who give (for the most part) interesting challenging assignments and who maintain excellent control of their classrooms in a calm manner. My kids always enjoy the fun projects they work on and hardly realize they are learning so much in the process. The principal Mr. Renouf is always friendly and approachable and really gets to know all of the students and families. The school does a wonderful job of despite its size offering such a warm nurturning environment.

  • (1 year ago)

    Love Love Love this school. Both my children have had great teachers and I feel lucky to be sending them there. We could not ask for a better education .

  • (1 year ago)

    To the previous parent You don't need a voucher system. Sarasota offers school choice as well as charter schools. There is no reason to have your child at a school where your child is not thriving. Best of luck to you.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have had two children go through Ashton and now have a 3rd. The first two the school was wonderful but now in 2012 it seems to have lost the best teachers and the principals seem to lack the leadership they once showed. My son is so demoralized by the teachers in this school he is very depressed when he comes home. He does not like to go there and the staff is not much help. We would like to send him someplace else but its not like we have a choice. There is no voucher system in sarasota as there should be. We feel stuck sending our child to a place he is not wanted. Maybe its better for girls but it is not good for boys.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child just started kindergarten at this school and everything has been great so far. She is actually asking to go to bed early because she can't wait to get up and go to school the next day.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have the best staff parents and students!

  • (4 years ago)

    Super teachers wonderful involved parents great well-behaved students!

  • (5 years ago)

    We love Ashton because it provides our children with a great place to learn and the teachers a great place to work!

  • (5 years ago)

    Ashton is an amazing school and the principal is outstanding. The staff really cares about the children and make a difference in each childs life. I can rest assure knowing my child is receiving the highest level of education.

  • (6 years ago)

    Ashton is a wonderful school your child would love it it has awsome staf members everyone is nice and friendly

  • (6 years ago)

    I think the quality of education at Ashton Elementary if outstanding.

  • (8 years ago)

    Although the student population is very large the teachers all seem to have everything well under control. The principal is outstanding and is very popular with the teachers and students. I have a kindergardner and first grader and I couldn't be happier with either their teachers or the curriculum. Even the support staff seems to care about the kids. Lots of parent involvement which helps the teachers concentrate on the learning environment.

  • (9 years ago)

    By far the best school I have had the pleasure of working with. Excellence was the goal in all areas of the school. Academic programs were challenging for each grade level. Citizenship and acountability were highly valued. The children were given standards on conduct and challenged to exceed them. The 'specials' program consisted of music art cultural connections computer lab and p.e. The well rounded program allowed the children to explore their own special talents and interests. Parent and community business involvment was outstanding. I had opportunities to support both my son's and daughter's classes. The teachers were able to provide better learning experiences due to the level of support by the parents. This school would by my choice again if given the chance to return to Sarasota.

  • (9 years ago)

    Ashton is a wonderful school. My 4 children went there and their teachers were awesome. Everyone there makes you feel really welcome. We have moved to hilsboro county and will miss Ashton the most out of everything in Sarasota.

  • (9 years ago)

    This seems to be a well based school with good teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think Ashton is a great school for average and above average kids. I don't think it's the best choice for children with learning disabilites.

  • (9 years ago)

    I love this school i have nothing to say bad about it. the teachers are great and understanding with the students and my daughters education has improved greatly.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have not been happy with this school. My child has dyslexia and even though I came with the proof they waited all year before they agreed to test her for it. Now she is so behind in her reading and writting I have gotten a privet tutor for her. I feel if the would have done intervention earlier things would have been better. They also expect alot from 1st graders. they are graded on how they spell words sucj as Birthday Thristy Nurse what ever happen to cat hat and dog. thanks

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter and I were unfortunate to move so many times in our life. She changed schools seven times during her elementary years. The most time she spent is 2nd 3rd and the first half of 4th at Ashton Elementary. We just recently moved back to Sarasota and now she is finishing 5th grade at that school . She loves to go to school and be challenged. She always had GREAT teachers. The PTO is awesome! This is a GREAT school!!

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