School Details

Dunedin Elementary School

900 Union Street, Dunedin, FL 34698
(727) 738-2990
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 676 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 2012
  • Pinellas County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
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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.
79%
82%
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 2012
  • Pinellas County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
51%
56%
42%
60%
61%
42%
55%
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 2012
  • Pinellas County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dunedin Elementary School is a public elementary school in Clearwater. The principal of Dunedin Elementary School is MRS. KATHLEEN BRICKLEY, who can be contacted at 1071.principal@pcsb.org. 676 children attend Dunedin Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Dunedin Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 0% of the 676 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Dunedin Elementary School is 14:1. Northbay Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Video film production

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 42% 14%
Multiracial 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 31% 58%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Asian 2% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 25%
Limited English proficiency 6% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My school is Dunedin Elementary School and I love it there. The teachers are the best around. They go above and beyond to help their students. I wouldn't change schools for anything.

  • (4 years ago)

    My granddaughter will surely miss the excellent teachers staff and friends at Dunedin Elementary School. Mr. Peterson the great bucket drumming teacher is the VERY best. Hope all have had a great summer. Diana Sierra Stacey

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is filled with devoted caring people and we are very happy for our little ones place there.

  • (4 years ago)

    Because it simply is the best !!! the school is filled with devoted caring people that take the time with individual students to have them be confident and self assured.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son started this yr on pre-k and he hated it! I had to transfered him to another school he will complain about other kids being mean to him but the teacher never seemed to noticed. The teacher was not very opened to parents and kind of build up a wall maybe it was just with us bec of language barriers..I don't know. I had a previous experience at this school with my oldest son who has learning disabilities and it was a terrible. I felt like I was being blamed bec my son was not able to learn as the other kids. And my son's self steem and confidence was crushed bec he felt he was not good enough. His friends kept moving on but he was retained on the same grade bec he could not read at grade level but he was excellent in math.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm very disappointed in Dunedin. There are serious behavior issues and bullying is tolerated too often by teachers who don't care. My child is going to another school next year and I can't wait for this year to be over.

  • (7 years ago)

    Terrific caring administration. Great ancillary staff. Teachers are a mixed bag-- some are absolutely fabulous a few are so burnt-out they're crispy. The students are a mixed bag as well-- a lot of them come to school carrying far more baggage than any child ever should have and it shows in behavior. Extracurriculars are fewer than elsewhere in this part of county. The PTA does what it can but just doesn't have the financial or parental resources of the schools in Palm Harbor or East Lake.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son went to a pinellas county charter and hated it but when I transferred into Dunedin it was a warm friendly environment my son loves this school and cried when school ended! I can't wait to go back to their new facilities this fall.

  • (7 years ago)

    Dunedin elementary is number one in caring confident professional and wanting your child to succeed in school. The office staff is informative mrs. Boyd the assistant vp is excellent and well educated. Mrs. Cullen thank you for a great second grade education. [My daughter] will miss you so much as she will be moving to pasco this next school year. Wtg dunedin you are number one! highly recommended choice of schooling for your children.

  • (8 years ago)

    Dunedin Elementary was a great experience for my three children. They all did very well academically as well as in extra curricular activities. The teachers are very caring and willing to go beyond the scope of their job description. One of my children was enrolled in the gifted program which was absolutely wonderful. He did exceptionally well and was better prepared for middle school. The level of parent involvement is average to high they all seem to care and try to get involved as much as possible. I would recommend this school to families new to the area or who are thinking of moving to Florida. We miss it!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have 2 1st graders and 1 2nd grader. This was their first year at Dunedin Elementary. All my children love their teachers. Each teacher has been there for at least 15-20 years. I helped to volunteer with one of the classes and was impressed with the learning style and helpfulness of the teacher. The PTA is constantly coming up with new activities (as well as repeat activities) for the parents and their children such as carnivals movie nights etc.

  • (9 years ago)

    Dunedin Elementary has been a wonderful experience for my daughter whom has attended since Kindergarten. She is in the gifted program both Mrs. Cobb and Mrs. Thode have been outstanding. Mrs. Jameson each year does a wonderful job with the art show and not only teaches art to the students but educates them about the area they are studying. The office staff are extremely helpful and courteous. All of the teachers have been very involved.

  • (10 years ago)

    Our daughter began kindergarten Aug 3rd. Her teacher Ms. Foster called us the first day of school to let us know about her day. What an unexpected call which was greatly appreciated. What a wonderful kind and thougtful teacher. Thank you so much Ms. Foster.

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