School Details

Citrus Park Elementary School

7700 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33625
(813) 558-5356
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 629 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
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
57%
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87%
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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.
82%
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 2013
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
54%
55%
63%
58%
60%
58%
52%
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
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Citrus Park Elementary School is a public elementary school in Citrus Park. The principal of Citrus Park Elementary School is Dr. Joan Bookman, whose e-mail is joan.bookman@sdhc.k12.fl.us. 629 students attend Citrus Park Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 17% of the Citrus Park Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 52% of the 629 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Citrus Park Elementary School is 14:1. Essrig Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 21%
Multiracial 7% 4%
Asian 5% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 39% 33%
White, non-Hispanic 38% 38%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 57%
Limited English proficiency 17% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Pedimos de favor los mensajes en espa ol si fuera posible muchas gracias cordialmente Alicia Vega

  • (2 years ago)

    Dont know much about the elementary side of this school. I do know that they have many subpar teachers in the middle to high school grades. Too many new or 1st year teachers because the previous ones were let go. A principal who will remain nameless who does not care about the parents. Only interest is the money$$$$ I am not returning to this school. IMHO

  • (2 years ago)

    Great School!!! I have 3 kids in this school and i would never change them. My kids have learned a lot Thank you!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers at Citrus Park Elementary are GREAT!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school was amazing for my son to go to you made him learn alot thank you )

  • (6 years ago)

    We've been at Citrus Park for 6 years and have loved it. The teachers and administration care about every child not only from an educational stand point but also their social and emotional development. You won't find a more nurturing school anywhere.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child is in the ESE program at Citrus Park and the care and instruction that he has received from everyone including the office staff has been phenomenal. I always rave about this school to anyone who will listen because it is rare to find so many people in one place who truly care about the well being and happiness of our children.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent teachers who seem to truly care about their students education and development.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is awsome school. My kids love it the safty patrols say good morning open doors ofer to cary things . How can you go rong with the teachers!

  • (7 years ago)

    Great teachers who care about the students. Alot of activities that go on at the school for families.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school. More parent involvement than I expected. Quick to handle and resolve any issues.

  • (8 years ago)

    I truly believe that this school is a wonderful place for my childern to get their education. The teachers and the administration team are always pleasant and helpful. You can really feel the sense of pride and happiness the students and teachers have at this school. I am so glad that I live close to a great school for my children to attend.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has a great collection of caring teachers who are genuinly concerned about your childs achievments. Great Enviroment! The school houses a early intervention class for 3-5 yr old students who have learning disabilities i.e. Spectrum Disorders. I've been absolutly amazed by the support and care given to my child and family by his teacher.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have found both the teachers and administration staff to be of high quality. They seem to really take an interest in the well being and academic progress of the students. I was also very pleasantly surprised to find more parental involvement than I expected.

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful teachers and caring principal. These teachers take personal time to attend to each student individually. Very overcrowded unfortunately.

  • (9 years ago)

    Typical for public schools in this area

  • (10 years ago)

    I love this school! I have been pleased with the education that my child has received thus far. Dr. Bookman is an excellent principal. I would highly suggest that parents get involved and know the teachers. As with any school there are some teachers I would not personally recommend but overall the teaching staff is excellent. I should note that I was tough on the 1 to 5 grading. I am a firm believer that there is always room for improvement. Please also note that this is the only elementary school that I am familiar with and therefore I have nothing to compare it to. That said I would highly recommend Citrus Park Elementary. My child has had great learning experiences and parents are encouraged to be involved and are appreciated for the time and energy they give to the school.

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