School Details

Gene Witt Elementary School

200 Rye Road East, Bradenton, FL 34212
(941) 741-3628
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 657 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

63%
54%
58%
72%
51%
57%

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 2014
  • Manatee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
65%
63%
77%
57%
61%
63%
54%
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.
88%
77%
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
  • Manatee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
57%
56%
84%
57%
61%
76%
50%
54%

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 2014
  • Manatee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gene Witt Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bradenton. The principal of Gene Witt Elementary School is MS. MYRA RUSSELL, who can be contacted at russellm@manateeschools.net. 657 students attend Gene Witt Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 7% of the Gene Witt Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 26% of the 657 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Gene Witt Elementary School is 15:1. B.D. Gullett Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% 50%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 18% 31%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 58%
Limited English proficiency 7% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    We arrived in the area in the middle of the school year (Jan 2014) and we were all nervous!! Everyone at Witt welcomed us and most especially our daughter with open arms. The teachers have been wonderful and the PTO is also really wonderful. There seems to be quite a bit of parent involvement which is great and there is even at fathers group that works on projects around the school. Our daughter was an honor roll student when we arrived and that level has been maintained and she is continuously challenged. There was a change of principals but it seems to have been seamless so there is still strong leadership coming from the front office. We couldn't be happier!!

  • (8 months ago)

    Gene Witt is a phenomenal school! My son has gone to Pre-K there for two years (one year for a speech Pre-K) and both teachers he had were wonderful! Now he is in Kindergarten and he LOVES it! My daughter is now in Pre-K there and she loves it too. Everyone that I have met there are so friendly and helpful. There is not one person that works there that I do not love. The parents are very much involved as well. We are so proud to be part of the Gene Witt family (

  • (1 year ago)

    Gene Witt is a wonderful elementary school! My oldest is finishing the 5th grade and my youngest is in kindergarten. The teachers are wonderful here and definitely prepare the students to move on to middle school. They have really helped my son get the extra help he needed and he is now a Honor Roll student. The school has great parent involvement and a super PTO. I wouldn't think of sending my kids anywhere else.

  • (1 year ago)

    My two children attend Gene Witt Elementary. It is one of the best schools in the county. I would highly recommend it. The teachers are great. The principal and her Staff are wonderful. I can not say enough. The parent involvement is good could always be better anywhere you go. Wouldn't it be nice if we all cared so much.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is a student at Gene Witt and we are very pleased! The teachers are wonderful and the families are very involved with the school which makes all the difference. With schools struggling with budgetary problems etc they really gain from families who care enough to volunteer and help raise money for the school. We had several choices and are very please we picked Gene Witt. Overall we have no complaints.

  • (4 years ago)

    Gene Witt has enriched our daughter's life tremendously. She has developed a love for school and for learning. I cannot thank the dedicated staff at Gene Witt enough for all that they do. We are blessed to be a part of this amazing school family.

  • (4 years ago)

    My grandchildren go there. I have visited and helped in the classrooms. It is great.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonderful staff. Families are very involved with the school. Mrs. Russell is great!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers staff admin and parents are a team caring and nurturing our children. Academic excellence coupled with a warm loving environment for the kids. Love this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Fantastic (caring) faculty and support staff. School and property area are well maintained.

  • (4 years ago)

    Witt Dad My daughter is blossomed at this school after a false start at the school where she began her elementary years. This is an amazing and experienced staff. I can't say enough about the principal or the team she has put together!

  • (4 years ago)

    When we arrived at Gene Witt our daughter was behind in reading writing not quite at grade level. Despite feeling like the majority of the students in her class were well above average in most areas I felt like her teacher took the time to work with her 1-on-1. I also feel that as parents we have been supported with guidance and tips on how to work with her. We have seen her excel beyond our most hopeful expectations. As a whole Gene Witt's accepted baseline performance is well above average and feedback from the middle school is that the children are very much ahead when they enter 6th grade. I feel like that translates to a sense of pride at the school and both students & parents working harder to reach the goals set out by teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    We volunteered here during the Disney Give A Day Get A Day program. They hosted a Campus Beutification Day. It was very impressive to see a couple of hundreds students and families supporting their school with shovels in hand on a Saturday morning. It is obvious that this is a school that has good parental involvement.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a grandparent I have seen grandchildren in a variety of academic environments but Witt far outshines them all. The children feel part of an academic family & clearly feel loved and supported by the staff. Huge fan!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Amazing!!!! Very happy parents very happy children )

  • (4 years ago)

    Amazing foundation. We're no longer at Witt but still a proud member of the Witt Family!

  • (4 years ago)

    An amazing school with amazing teacher's & staff. This school is a standout in Manatee county an East County Jewel!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers truly put students first and create a caring school family where academic excellence is evident.

  • (4 years ago)

    An AWESOME school! A lot of parent involvement great teachers and great leaders.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm a Proud Gene Witt Aunt! What a difference this school has made in my nieces & nephews lives. The academic & social environment are a rare find in Florida right now.

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