School Details

Trafalgar Elementary School

1850 Southwest 20th Avenue, Cape Coral, FL 33991
(239) 283-3043
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 829 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

70%
58%
58%
82%
57%
57%

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
  • Lee average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
66%
63%
73%
61%
61%
64%
52%
53%

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.
90%
85%
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
  • Lee average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
58%
56%
75%
59%
61%
68%
53%
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
  • Lee average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Trafalgar Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cape Coral. The principal of Trafalgar Elementary School is MRS. ANN FAINER and can be contacted at AnnWF@leeschools.net. 829 students go to Trafalgar Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the Trafalgar Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 47% of the 829 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Trafalgar Elementary School is 15:1. Patriot Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 66% 45%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 15%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 25% 35%
Asian 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.08%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 65%
Limited English proficiency 2% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Trafalgar Elementary School has made transitioning into kindergarten a great experience for my child! He absolutely loves the school his teacher and administration and all of the staff. Parent-teacher communication is a high priority at this school. The behavior model emphasizes positive reinforcement and accountability which has been very motivating for my child. The principle and administration always have an open door. I feel like they really want the children to succeed and excel. They strive to make education enjoyable. I really appreciate that the teacher has been easily accessible for questions and concerns. And she always promptly replies to emails.

  • (2 years ago)

    DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE. I AM A MOTHER OF A KINDERGARTEN AGE CHILD. THIS SCHOOL IS MORE CONCERNED WITH THE DAILY JOURNAL AND IF YOUR CHILD RECEIVES A HAPPY OR SAD FACE?? HELLO THIS IS GIVING THE CHILDREN A COMPLEX AND NOT ASSISTING WITH THEIR SELF ESTEEM!!!! THE PARENT PICK UP SEEMS MORE LIKE THEY ARE DEALING WITH CATTLE? THESE ARE CHILDREN!! PRINCIPAL IS INTERESTED IN HER STYLISH ATTIRE AND HAIR/MAKE UP. HIS TEACHER HAS BEEN GOOD BUT HAS TO FOLLOW PROTOCOL. WE ARE SEEKING OTHER SCHOOLS.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is currently in the third grade his second at Trafalgar and will likely finish his elementary schooling here. His second grade teacher was fantasttic - extremely patient and communicative. His third grade teacher is good but seems overwhelmed. Trafalgar is a FAR better school than his prior school in CA. We love the FL class sizes! The principal and supporting staff are very good and have been excellent to work with.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child has attended TES since Kindergarten. I have always been pleased with the school administration and my son's teachers. My son is now in the third grade. He has never been a very motivated learner. He has always been a reluctant reader and has greatly struggled in math. He has never actually "liked" school due to his insecurities. All of this changed when he began the third grade. My son's teacher is Ms. Hurley and he adores her. I have seen such wonderful academic changes in him this year and I can only hope that it continues throughout the years. Ms. Hurley has been such a positive influence on my son and has proven to him that he is capable of being a good reader and mathmetician. He now loves school and practically runs out of the front door each morning even if he's sick!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has been wonderful for my nephew. The extra activities they do for the kids really make it fun to learn.

  • (5 years ago)

    Trafalgar Elementary School is a A+ school. My grandson goes to a school where the teachers expect the student to be accountable for his grades. With the great help from the teachers and staff this will be a successful team working together to be come a excellent student and school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughters are in 5th grade and have been attending t.E since kindergarden.They almost stayed back their first year there but they recognized the issues they had and took a chance on promoting them to next grade with a agreement of sending them to tutoring for summer and placed them in a 1st grade class with wonderful teachers that cared by the end of 1st grade they had become straight a students and are doing great even now .They are awarded and recognized for their achevments and always encouraged to do their best .Great afterschool programs and so much more .

  • (6 years ago)

    I am not pleased with some of the teachers. I find that they are short tempered and moody will transfer for next year.

  • (6 years ago)

    Other than providing a safe place for the kids to learn I was not impressed with my son's first year. His first school experience was disappointing and certainly not as positive as his preschool experience at Bobbie Noonans. I am strongly considering another school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our 1st yr here and my girls love it! the teachers are very good with them. A+ a+

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers are the best you will ever find.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter could have slipped through the cracks at any other school but here the staff recognized early that she was intelligent just having a little difficulty. Her teacher Mrs. Wolvin and faculty worked very hard to enroll Kacie in all the programs that will give her the added advantage to achieve. My daughter Keara has enjoyed two years and has been welcomed with open arms by everyone. She feels very comfortable here and feels the need to strive to her reach her greatest potential. All this because this school has a wonderful behavior modification program in place. They teach and commend the children to respect and to strive to do their very best.

  • (9 years ago)

    A terrific school! My son is in his second year at Trafalgar Elementary and it has been a wonderful experience on many levels. Mrs. Berry and Mrs. Zaenger have been just what he needed in these critical foundation-laying years.

  • (10 years ago)

    The address and phone number conflict with the actual Trafalgar elementary. I am speaking of the one in Cape Coral on 20th. It is new and built for the new class size ammendment. It has a nice uniform policy. It has a great music program as well as many extracurricular activities for an elementary school. The school is only half filled currently. Once they receive another CO for the rest of the facilities the school population will almost double in size. The facilites are very nice and the technology in the classrooms is also great.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 19 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools