School Details

Anona Elementary School

12301 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, FL 33774
(727) 588-4730
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 429 students 16 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

58%
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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

56%
59%
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65%
59%
61%
46%
51%
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.
89%
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

64%
51%
56%
71%
60%
61%
67%
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

Anona Elementary School is a public elementary school in Largo. The principal of Anona Elementary School is MS. GAYE B LIVELY, whose e-mail is 0051.principal@pcsb.org. 429 students go to Anona Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0.7% of the Anona Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 62% of the 429 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Anona Elementary School is 16:1. Country Day School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 58%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 19%
Hispanic 13% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 25%
Limited English proficiency 0.7% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have a real issue with a school that does not communicate with a child's non custodial parent. This was after showing up in person at the school to explain the situation. We did not find out our child repeated a grade until after it happened. Clearly the school assumes the custodial parent communicated which she did not. Second what school does not check for lice or follow up on report of child having lice? Very irresponsible of this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child just finished first grade at Anona. He has had wonderful teachers both years and has really developed a love of learning. However the new principal Gaye Lively does NOT impress. She is very corporate and not fun. She should be working in an office for an insurance company or something similar not at an elementary school! I heard her complaining after a recent kindergarten orientation that not enough people came. Well if there was ANY communication from the school about upcoming events maybe people would come to them! Also there is NO recess after K. What a shame for little kids to have to focus all day long. This is not the school's fault but there is minimal parental involvement (I often felt that teachers didn't know what to do with me during my frequent volunteering). I so wanted to love this school but some little issues plus the bad new principal have me looking elsewhere. Hopefully she will earn to respond to concerned parents and be more positive in the future so more good families don't leave.

  • (4 years ago)

    the teachers and most of the parents do a wonderful job..the children are a delight

  • (5 years ago)

    I was a first grade teacher at Anona for three years. It is a wonderful school. The faculty and families are amazing. I was truly blessed to have had the opportunity to start my teaching career at Anona.

  • (7 years ago)

    Anona is a wonderful school and my teacher Mrs. Eldred gives me hope and joy whenever I suceed at anything. Mrs. Jordan (the principal) is so great and I feel warm whenever she says 'hi' or something. I have to say though that Mrs. Kendall a Kindergarten teacher was the best I've had so far! She has helped me in every way and gone too far for me and I want to thatnk her in so many ways that you can't even imagine! I hope everyone at Anona is enjoying their time there and is truly is a great school. -Demi a student

  • (7 years ago)

    I like that you see what every child needs and how they learn and try to help all of them an any way you again.

  • (8 years ago)

    Anona is the most wonderful school with awesome teachers like Ms Taylor and the new principal ms Jordan is so warm and inviting and helpful.They always have time for parents and always keep you up to date on your child's progress. Very interactive my daughter loves this school more than any school she has ever been to and we moved around quite a bit. She is now straight A student on Prinipal's List

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great elementary school. The teachers are absolutely great! Mr. Greg Walker was a great principal and we were sad to hear that he left. My daughter loved this school and didn't want to leave. The teachers helped everyone out; and were sure to challenge my daughter for she was very bright. She is graduating Bay Point this year and has gotten straight A's in the magnet program. The PTA is excellent and parents are always involved. My daughter loved the music and art teachers; Mrs. Miles and Mrs. Hoblit. Also she always enjoyed P.E. because they always had fun activies. Overall this is one of the best schools in the county!

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of the teachers and the leadership at Anona are ourstanding. The caring attitude is evident everywhere. Great school!

  • (9 years ago)

    You won't regret sending your child to Anona. We have a daughter who is in 5th and has been there since K and now we have a son in K. Its a small very safe family oriented elementary. They are an A rated school that offers the full range of student services. My daughter is in the gifted program. They have a very active PTA.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school small classes good teachers. Individual attention given to students.

  • (9 years ago)

    I love Anona! Anona is a small family oriented school. The teachers are very dedicated at Anona as well. Greg Walker the principal is very approachable and involved with the children. We love the music teacher....she has really encouraged the love of music in my child. I feel like Anona is a great start on a child's education. The relaxed feel paired with teachers who love their job is a wonderful thing. I give Anona an 'A'!

  • (10 years ago)

    Anona is a wonderful school. My daughter started there in 4th grade after moving from Brooker Creek. The teachers take a family oriented approach and are very involved with parents as well as students. I highly recommend the school. My daughter loved her teachers and did not have any problems while she attend Anona. She will miss it as she goes on to middle school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Very pleased with this school overall. Nice teachers very involved principal and a pleasant learning environment.

  • (11 years ago)

    Throughout the years 1980 to present I've sent five children through Anona Elementary. It has consistently remained an A+ school in my book. The teachers and principals (past/present) are dedicated to educating their students in a safe environment and the high degree of parental involvement really helps to bring it all together.

  • (11 years ago)

    I love Anona School and so does my daughter. We may be moving out of our choice area next year and I am sad at the thought of settling for anywhere else!

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