School Details

Lutz Elementary School

202 5th Avenue Southeast, Lutz, FL 33549
(813) 949-1452
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 587 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

76%
56%
58%
76%
59%
57%

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
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
59%
63%
78%
61%
61%
77%
70%
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.
85%
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
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
55%
56%
72%
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 2012
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lutz Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lutz. The principal of Lutz Elementary School is MRS. MARY FERNANDEZ and can be contacted at Mary.Fernandez@sdhc.k12.fl.us. 587 students attend Lutz Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Lutz Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 50% of the 587 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lutz Elementary School is 15:1. Maniscalco Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 64% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 21%
Hispanic 24% 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 60%
Limited English proficiency 3% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Luts is ok hate the 5th grade part of it had to change teacher because favoritism plays a Huge part of alot of what goes on in class between teachers and students!!! but 2nd grade teachers are The best!!!!super assistant principal!! Dont see much of the principal at all.Kindergarten is very disappointing they play alot and do pre k work for too long class sizes are not balanced in any grades and the school does need a make over alot of the class rooms. The smell of mold in some of the 1st grade class rooms is over powering at times.

  • (1 year ago)

    Love lutz elementary when their myself as a student 4th and 5th grade still friends with my teacher love her and always when.out.of her way to.help me

  • (1 year ago)

    Lutz Elementary is not only consistently an A school it is very family oriented with a great traditions. My husband's family were pioneers in Lutz and we've had family members attend ever since the school opened. My grandson now attends and is in second grade. Even if we move out of the area we would still seek special assignment just to attend. Keep up the good work and thanks for educating our children to the maximum and for keeping them safe day after day year after year. WE LOVE LUTZ!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have absolutely loved the school and staff. especially kindergarten and now first grade teacher Mrs. Hoffman! she has shown my child so much love that not sure how we are going to continue our lives with out her. I am certain LE will live up to our standards!

  • (2 years ago)

    Very disappointed in the 5th grade teachers all but one. In my opinion 5th grade at LE needs an over haul. The principle has her blinders on when it come to 5th grade at this school. Many problems have been brought to her attention and year after year it is the same nothing is done to improve or remove the teachers that cause the problems! Take your child out of this school before they reach 5th grade it is BAD!

  • (4 years ago)

    LE is an ok school. I have to say that my kids did enjoy the teacher they had and that she did well in teaching them. However the school overall just seemed dirty and old not presenting a "culture" for learning. I asked if my children could be tested or offerred advanced lessons to match the ability they were showing and was told no due to age rules. We were disapointed. So we have left Lutz Elementary as we felt the status quo was all that they could offer not the best enrichment education our kids needed.

  • (4 years ago)

    The faculty and staff make me feel welcome and truly care about my child's wellbeing.

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers like mrs.mcglynn gave me hope that may child can achieve her goals.

  • (4 years ago)

    Outstanding elementary school!!!! The staff are the most caring group of people. They treat my children as if they their own and the principal is phenomenal. She loves her school and is very dedicated to achieving 100% student and staff success and satisfaction.

  • (4 years ago)

    After having three children I wanted to let everyone know that Lutz Elementary is absolutely the best. The teachers and staff go above and beyond for the children and definitely put the children first.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent school. Teachers and staff go above and beyond their duties. They always put the children's academics and safety first.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great elementary school! Some of the best teachers and a FANTASTIC principal who always puts thekids first!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children at Lutz every teacher we have had has been exceptional the administration is on top of everything. My chikldren have had small class sizes. I dred them leaving.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have been truely blessed to have such a great school for our child.

  • (6 years ago)

    Not the same great school it use to be. It's good but over the last few years it has changed. Still some great teachers though!

  • (7 years ago)

    Lutz Elementary provides an excellent education focused on imparting skills that will aide eachchild to determine what is useful and valid rather than producing a child that can repeat information read and not determine if it is useful valid or replicable. The graduates of Lutz Elementary may be found in a variety of Middle School placements but always excelling.graduates of Lutz Elementary are outstanding

  • (9 years ago)

    My children have gone to Lutz for the last 6 yrs. (my oldest is now in 5th grade) They have loved this school. The staff get to know all the kids. They walk by in the mornings and say hello to them by name. They do great activities to get the kids interested in learning. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • (9 years ago)

    Both of my children attend Lutz Elementary and are in the AGP Program. We are very happy with the school the education the teachers and the staff. I would like to comment that I am surprised that there is no 'true' security at the school by now.

  • (9 years ago)

    Lutz Elementary is a wonderful small-town learning environment without the some of the social/status issues prevalent in many communities. PTA/parent involvement is very high and the team relationship between the administration and the PTA provides many added features for the children. Music art and PE are provided with the additional of cultural days throughout the year. It is a smaller school that provides more one on one attention and communication than most schools. The environment for families is friendly and welcoming which encourages volunteerism and interaction.

  • (9 years ago)

    We are very pleased with Lutz School! All three of my children have had wonderful teachers who truly want to see them succeed. I really appreciate that whenever I call with a question or concern I am responded to almost immediately. Both the Principal and Teachers are very approachable. Volunteer parents are in abundance and are welcomed by all. The music program is wonderful. I would like to see more extracurricular activities though. If I were grading schools I would give Lutz Elementary School an A.

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