School Details

Pine Grove Elementary School

14411 Ken Austin Pkwy, Brooksville, FL 34613
(352) 797-7090
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 569 students 15 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
  • Hernando 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.
71%
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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
  • Hernando average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
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61%
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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
  • Hernando average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pine Grove Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Pine Grove Elementary School is Mr. Earl Deen and can be contacted at deen_e@hcsb.k12.fl.us. 569 students attend Pine Grove Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 4% of the Pine Grove Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 76% of the 569 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Pine Grove Elementary School is 15:1. Spring Hill Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 71%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 13% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.09%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 60%
Limited English proficiency 4% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a high school student and went here from K-5th. My family practically revolves around this school because my sibling attends and a member of our family has taught there for 10+ years. This school is a GREAT school. We lost a lot of teachers and staff when Winding Waters K-8 school opened because our student attendance significantly dropped as I heard. We still have many of our teachers and staff that have worked here for years many of which I remember from my days there. Many teachers still there are excellent and fun our specials teachers ( for art science P.E. media center etc.) are great and front office administration is friendly and just awesome. Our school is a green school and has recycling bins in every building a greenhouse grows plants (you'll see them as soon as you walk into the campus) and is the home of some small animals that are well taken care of. We have a day care program (Wee Care) and VPK. Our school is extremely friendly and I just love it. Though this school isn't always in the newspaper for doing so many great things I would say if Pine Grove were given personification it would be described as ambitious and courteous~ )

  • (1 year ago)

    i have been putting my 5 yr olds lunch in her bookbag she came home with the same lunch in her bookbag.she told me mommy im scared to tell the teacher i have a packed lunch now she is only 5 coming from a new school and im really upset because there was a substitute in her class she was scared to say something so i called the school and left a message sayin she had a packed lunch so if the school says no children left behind what about no children left hungary???????????????

  • (3 years ago)

    Reason - My son went here for 4th and I wasn't thrilled. Now boeing in . 5th and graduating 2011. I was very disappointed when I went to the school today for his 5th grade dance. When I was told that NO PARENTS were allowed to join. WHAT in the world is that all about. The school should be glad that there are parents that would love to be there and that their kids would love for them to have been there as well. VERY DISAPPOINTED. My son didnt care to stay so we checked him out as well. Another thing is NO FIELD TRIPS at all. But FCAT was a BIG PRIORITY though. KIDS need a break and tif you have students that love for their parents to participate it should be allowed and ALL times. Thank god for the science teacher and the cool rocket experiment the kids did it was really fun and a learning experience for them to remember. Other than him my son really didnt care for any of the teachers he had one day they were really nice and the next day they were on his case. Bipolar if you ask me. Principle is a great guy. Mrs Principle please give these teachers some spice so they can keep up with our young adults. Dress code for some teachers should also be inforced.... ENJOY your summer.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have 3 children. A 3rd grader 1st grader and one in VPK that will start kindergarten in Aug. I think Pine Grove is a great school in many ways and not so great in others. One of the great things is that most all the front office staff/ will address you by Ms.(your last name) before you even say who or what you are there for. But one thing that is concerning is the bus situation is crazy. And the homework load per child is out of this world! for example just for my 1st grader we can easily spend 2hrs doing homework.....thats only one kid I have 3! So it can be from 2hrs to 5hrs of homework a night. Grrrrr! And P.E Once a month is crazy too!

  • (4 years ago)

    I think everyone is friendly but sometimes that's not enough. My son has Special needs and they would leave him out of everything. They didn't watch him as they should have. I had to pick him up a lot because he got into stuff and need a bath...it was just ridiculous. Now he is Explorer K-8 & involved in a terrific ESE program.

  • (4 years ago)

    Pine Grove is full of good teachers friendly staff and a family like atmosphere.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has been going to Pine Grove for 4 years and he loves it i would never send my child to any other other school. The staff and curriculum is outstanding.. The office staff is wonderful an inviting when you arrive. The new principal is doing a fantastic job. I would never change a thing about Pine Grove!!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is one of the best in the State of Florida. The caring staff the wonderful leadership the outstanding students as well as their supporting families and the partnerships with the community are what makes this school a FABULOUS school! They have truly found the connection between home school and community and utilize the ability to produce excellenct students.Hernando County needs to read into what is done so very well there.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent volunteer and a do all at the school. I am very pleased with the academic achievment my two son's are receiving as well as the mentoring of most staff on campus. I am very thrilled with the parent / teacher communication and being treated as an individual. Parent involvement is a huge plus in my family and PineGrove is the best with team work volunteering. My only draw back of the school would be the library. As I grew up the school was based around the media center and we wanted to go their. Students on several surveys where not happy with the media staff at the present time. Proud parent of Pine Grove. Dave you are doing an awesome job.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am extremely happy with Pine Grove and the staff. My daughter has had an excellent education with this school and all of her teachers have gone above and beyond with their duties. My youngest cannot wait to start!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school was not for us the office staff and the teachers acted as if they were overwhelmed with students.my child only went to 5th grade here and coming from another school the year before making A's she left Pine Grove with C's on work that she already knew.My nephew also went to this school and had a hard time learning not getting the attention he needed from the teacher.I had to pull my child out early because i was very displeased with how things were being ran at Pine Grove.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is one of the best in our county. The knowledge of our teachers is great. The level of parent involvement is also very great for an elementary school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I would like to take this time to thank all at Pine Grove. This school and its teachers are awesome. The teachers at my son's school have the desire I look for in a teacher. They have the students' interests at heart. To put my son in a private school would be a waste of money. I just want all of you up state to know how much I as a parent appreciate all at Pine Grove. May God Bless each and every one of them and please keep up the good work!

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