School Details

Columbia City Elementary School

7438 South West State Highway 47, Lake City, FL 32024
(386) 758-4850
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 577 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

64%
61%
58%
80%
62%
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 2012
  • Columbia average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
62%
63%
66%
61%
61%
48%
48%
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.
86%
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 2012
  • Columbia average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
56%
56%
65%
62%
61%
64%
59%
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 2012
  • Columbia average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Columbia City Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fort White. The principal of Columbia City Elementary School is MRS. LANA BOONE. 577 children attend Columbia City Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Columbia City Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 48% of the 577 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Columbia City Elementary School is 15:1. Westside Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 84% 68%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 21%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 61%
Limited English proficiency 4% 0.9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    One of the BEST Elementary schools in the county!! ) ) [it's a loving & caring environment]

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a volunteer at Columbia City Ele. and I just wish I had had quality teachers like the ones at this school when I was starting out. I cannot believe how hard they AND the students work to accomplish their goals and have fun doing it.

  • (8 years ago)

    CCE is the greatest school. The last few years they have had the teacher of the year it really shows. The teachers and staff are so caring they know all the children personally. My daughter loves it there. We feel blessed and happy knowing she is and feels so safe and secure there. It truly is an amazing school. CCE is one big family. Their programs and teaching styles are terrific they make sure that each child is given what they need to achieve and grow. I'm so glad we have our child in CCE and we are thrilled to have the others go there as well when its their time to go to school. I volunteer at the school and am just so impressed with what I see each day. YAY CCE!

  • (9 years ago)

    Columbia City Elem. is the best! All of the faculty and staff are very compassionate caring and concerned about student achievement. They have a very dedicated Principal who expects nothing but the best from her staff as well as her students. The atmosphere at the school is always warm and inviting. This is a top notch school. It is as close as you can get to being in a private school while still attending a public school. You can't beat this school!

  • (10 years ago)

    Columbia City Elementary offers a magical educational experience. The students learn in classrooms where teachers integrate curriculum and provide a loving environment where students can feel confident about themselves. The students feel safe and comfortable in their environment and are allowed to grow through hands on learning and strategies that target all learning styles.

  • (11 years ago)

    Best school. My daughter loves it. The principal is very nice and it is great how she knows my daughter by her first and last name. And it was her first year there. You wont find that in a big city.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is one of the best schools in Columbia County.

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