School Details

Lake Magdalene Elementary School

2002 Pine Lake Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 975-7625
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 867 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 2014
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
59%
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64%
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71%
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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.
87%
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
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
55%
56%
71%
61%
61%
67%
56%
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 2014
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lake Magdalene Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lake Magdalene. The principal of Lake Magdalene Elementary School is MS. DODI DAVENPORT, who can be contacted at Dodi.Devenport@sdhc.k12.fl.us. 867 students attend Lake Magdalene Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 18% of the Lake Magdalene Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 84% of the 867 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lake Magdalene Elementary School is 14:1. Hillel School Of Tampa is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 37%
Hispanic 35% 34%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 21%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Asian 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 60%
Limited English proficiency 18% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My sons kindergarten teacher not only recognized how far advanced my son was but she also took steps to ensure he was being challenged instead of just making him do things he was "bored" of doing! This includes bringing in a 2nd grade teacher to work on math and reading with him (he is way above level in every subject). I love it!

  • (3 years ago)

    We were lucky enough to be zoned for Lake Mag Elem. I hear parents are beating down the door to get their children in here! Both my children have attended Lake Mag since kindergarten. As an involved parent in the classroom and around school I can tell you the staff here really care about the students' emotional and academic health. The principal remembers children by name and makes herself available and very visible. Issues are delt with swiftly. The PTA and the Dad's Club are strong and very involved. There are multiple interesting and fun clubs for the children to attend and many different family fun night fundraisers that the whole Lake Mag school can attend throughout the year; Family Skate Night Chuck E Cheese etc. Also during march there is a school wide festival called Manafest where lots of fun and games are to be had. In short the parents are very involved here teachers are great and the general vibe of the school tends to be one of perseverance excelling and having fun while you do it. I cant say enough about Lake Mag. My only regret is that one day we will leave after my kids graduate (.

  • (3 years ago)

    We are new at this school but have been extremely impressed so far. There are many opportunities for my children to advance here because of the great teachers great curriculum with add-ons great reading program and specials. The teachers truly care about the children and they want to help them excel. The kids are excited about the extras offered at the school such as Music Recess Chimes Art and the clubs such as the Lego Club etc... This makes it easier to get them to school. They love it! As a parent I am impressed with the great teachers and with the education they are receiving. They have a knowledgeable caring and friendly staff. A+++ Lake Magdalene! Great Job!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my son's 2nd year at Lake Magdalene and we really like it. I must say the new principal at Lake Magdalene is making lots of fantastic changes and the school is getting better as the year goes on. I look forward to my other children attending Lake Magdalene as well. The teachers have been wonderful and really look at the individuality in each child.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is in Pre-K 3 at Lake Magdelene and we LOVE it!! His teacher is great she really gives each child personal attention. This is my son's first experience in school and he loves it he wants to go everyday! Love this school and the staff!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughters second year at Lake Magdalene (K & 1st). Great teachers attention to detail fun activities. I have no other schools to compare it to but the homework my daughter brings home and lessons she learns sometimes seems surprisingly advanced for K & 1st grade. I m very happy with this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school does not like to attend to the childs needs...... I'll be glad when this principal finally retires at the end of the year.

  • (6 years ago)

    All 3 of my children have attended this school and I love it. The teachers and all the staff are wonderful. They really work with your children and help them reach their full potential.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child is in the 5th grade and I have been pleased with the education my child has received since she started in kindergarden. The school does a great job of communicating the news of the school and a wonderful job of having activities and events that involve the family. There was only one instance of dissatisfaction with a teacher that I did not feel was up to Lake Magdalene quality and did not teach effectively. As a parent I set a meeting with the principle to discuss the issue and was very pleased with the reception of my complaint and open communication and prompt response to resolve the problem. My child's education and school experience were very important to the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a parent with TWO children attending Lk. Magdalene I am pleased to know my children the very best education. All of my kid's teachers have been extremely well educated and very parent-friendly! I always am aware of upcoming events and able to particiapte when possible. Ms.Trafficante and Ms. Brana are wonderful teacher's and I am so glad my children have had the opportunity to be in their classes.

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful school! I loved it when I went there! They had memerable teachers great extracurriculars and a gifted program.

  • (9 years ago)

    Just an all around great school! Gifted program is excellent!

  • (9 years ago)

    Parents should be aware that the beloved principal Faye Pages retired at the end of 2004-05 along with several of her wonderful staff. A number of the great teachers there have moved on. I would agree with the earlier postings while Faye was principal but cannot do so now. The climate is no longer as parent/employee friendly as Faye had nurtured it to be. The principal has tightened up on parents coming & going. Some would see this as a positive security note but it is also seen by parents as one more step in keeping them further away in their volunteer efforts. Teachers are no longer encouraged to send disruptive students to the office.

  • (9 years ago)

    Lake Magdalene Elementary is a wonderful school. The teachers are caring and strive to help every student do their best. The curriculum is very diversified and there is a very high level of parent involvement. I also cannot say enough about the principal Faye Pages!

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a great school. Everyone has a very positive attitude that I have come across.

  • (10 years ago)

    There is a 0 tolerance for bullying in this school. I find administration to be friendly active with the students a lot of parent involvement with their children and a lot of help and a feeling of being welcomed if new at this school. I am encouraged for the future populations of this school as I believe the tone has been set to be a good one. I find no slack in the discipline of these students and it is one that can allow parents to leave their children knowing you will pick them up in the same good health you left them with. The focus here is of nuturing and teaching this young society to be productive responsible citizens of the future and to attain knowledge in order to enhance their lives. I am very greatful to this school for the wonderful education my child is receiving.

  • (11 years ago)

    What a school where Dads are totally involved with their children? Yes that's Lake Magdalene. We even have our own Dads'Club to help out where ever we are needed. We even have a Dads' Club Website. You will find info about the entire school and all its activities. Check it out at http //www.lakemagdalenedadsclub.org/

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