School Details

Maniscalco Elementary School

939 Debuel Rd, Lutz, FL 33549
(813) 949-0337
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 551 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 2013
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
57%
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59%
60%
97%
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83%

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.
95%
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 2013
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
54%
55%
67%
58%
60%
75%
52%
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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Maniscalco Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lutz. The principal of Maniscalco Elementary School is Ms. Annette Gaddy. 551 students go to Maniscalco Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 9% of the Maniscalco Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 55% of the 551 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Maniscalco Elementary School is 14:1. Lutz Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 50% 38%
Hispanic 33% 33%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 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 55% 57%
Limited English proficiency 9% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I love it . It's a great school I do not have any word to express wonderful school they treat my son so good that I am looking for a house around it

  • (2 years ago)

    Great teachers and staff my daughter loves this school we are very happy with Maniscalco we hope you enjoyed Maniscalco too..

  • (2 years ago)

    It was a nightmare 4 my son he really need more support negative changed teacher; budget issues plus give a hard time because he need a IEP to move to a choice program. will not recommend school to nobody.

  • (3 years ago)

    My sons attended this school and performed very well academically however this was primarily due to their own high abitilty along with parental support. There are serious concerns about inadequate administration effective teachers leaving the school and the School District ignoring concerns. It is known that many others have left the school including secretaries guidance counselor music teachers and media specialist. The PTA Presidents from 2010 -11 and 2009 -10 both removed their children from the school. In addition the school lost 2 units this school year and 2 units last year and if this trend continues another 2 or more units will be lost again next school year. Speculation has been made concerning the new Lutz Prep Charter School opening and Maniscalco students tranferring there. Fact is if parents were pleased with Maniscalco they would not be leaving the school. More parents need to be vocal if any changes will ever be made with administration. Speak up for your children and demand to be heard!

  • (3 years ago)

    Maniscalco is not what it used to be. I have two children who went there K-5. The best teachers are leaving because of administration. Parent comunication used to be great but has dwindled. The complaints to the school district are being ignored.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have 2 children that attend Maniscalco Elementary and I have been very happy. The teachers are great and my children are thriving. I would recommend this school to anyone. It is a shame that a few angry parents have tried to tarnish this school's reputation.

  • (4 years ago)

    Maniscalco used to be a great school but is going downhill fast due to poor administration. Great teachers are leaving as are a number of families who were previously very involved. Communication is very poor bet. the parents/teachers in the upper grades. Used to be many parent volunteers but atmosphere is now unfriendly towards parents. Many complaints to school district have resulted in nothing being done to change the situation. I would NOT recommend this school!

  • (4 years ago)

    I attended Maniscalco Elementary School as a child (the entire K-5; I'm 21 and in college now) and have to say that it was by far my most favorite and memorable school. Compared to my middle and high schools the teachers at Maniscalco were always much more focused on the students than anything else. They were always willing to help students who were having problems (whether academically at home or with other children). Maniscalco was always very clean the grounds were beautiful and there were always enough textbooks and classroom supplies to go around. The class sizes were as stated in other reviews either an average number (meaning exactly as many students as there were desks and supplies) or fewer students than desks which gives a much more personal feel. Being the highlight of my youth I would definitely recommend this school to any parent out there trying to decide.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children attending Maniscalco Elementary this year and will have three there next year. I am so impressed with it and so thankful for our summer move which landed us in this school district. We knew nothing about this school and really didn't expect too much but wow were we wrong. They have small classes (under state mandates) fantastic teachers a strong and dedicated administraion with a principal you will see daily and know personally an incredibly active PTA and ammenities galore - shade tarped play areas fully stocked music room art Gym TV studio and daily morning TV production.

  • (8 years ago)

    My children have always attended private schools leading up to thier attending Maniscalco. I was happier with Maniscalco than I thought possible! Communication is top priority and because of that my children never got overlooked.

  • (11 years ago)

    'My Child has showm me great improvement in this school. The teachers are great and always willing to help. They stay very involved with the students field trips activities concerts etc . This school I give an A'

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