School Details

Longleaf Elementary School

4290 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935
(321) 242-4700
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 609 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

83%
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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
  • Brevard County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
62%
63%
76%
65%
61%
56%
47%
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.
94%
80%
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
  • Brevard County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
60%
56%
79%
66%
61%
75%
62%
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
  • Brevard County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
72%
53%
87%
73%
60%

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
  • Brevard County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Longleaf Elementary School is a public middle school in Melbourne. The principal of Longleaf Elementary School is MRS. MARILYN E SYLVESTER and can be contacted at Sylvestor.Marilyn@Brevardschools.org. 609 children attend Longleaf Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Longleaf Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 16% of the 609 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Longleaf Elementary School is 15:1. Brevard Jewish Community School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 63%
Multiracial 6% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 15%
Asian 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 12% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 41%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This is the most amazing school ever! My daughter attended Longleaf for three years before our recent move to another state. The teachers are wonderful and dedicated and the administration staff are friendly and very helpful. They get to know all of the students and the parents. Not only that they do what they can to support the community and offer many opportunities for parents to be involved in their childs education. I was very sad to leave this school behind. I one hundred and ten percent recommend this school to parents looking for a school that has their child's best interests at heart!

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school! My son really enjoys being here. Thanks to the teachers and parents. Do not hesitate to bring your child here.

  • (4 years ago)

    Longleaf is one of the best area school. After switching from Suntree it was such a joy to have a school that understands parents work and kids learn at different paces. The music program here is probably one of the best in the county.

  • (6 years ago)

    We are a military family and have done many moves. My daughter has never been tested for problems with her learning abilities but Longleaf took the time to look at the problems she was having and found a learning disability and have helped her to find better ways of learning.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our daughter who is now in third grade has attended Longleaf since Kindergarten. We moved to this particular school district because of the good things that were being said about Longleaf. We are very happy with the academic programs. Her teachers have been exceptional in every way year after year. Many parents are involved in classroom and school activities. The aftercare program is wonderful as well. We know that when we are at work our child is being well cared for. We do wish however that music would be more available to the younger grades such as playing an instrument. Our daughter would love to learn to play an instrument but she has to wait until she gets to a higher grade. Overall we are very pleased with Longleaf Elementary.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son went to Longleaf Elem. for the past 2 years and I absolutly loved the whole experience! His Kindergarted teacher actually got teacher of the year last year and I brag about her constantly she is very nurturing to the young children and she makes learning fun for them as well. His 1st grade teacher went on maternaty leave before he could develop a rapport with her but they replaced her with a wonderful sub. the entire time she was out. Although the beginnining of the year was somewhat hectic this faculty did all they could to remain as consistant with their schedule classwork daily routines and one sub. I was also very surprised and please to see how many parent volunteers they have at this wonderful school. We are now out of area from Longleaf and I hope I can find a school that is as wonderful as this

  • (10 years ago)

    Longleaf is an excellent school. My son attended grades 1 - 4 and we are definitly sorry to be leaving. The teachers expect a lot from their students. They provide them with the necessary learning tools and give them extra help when needed. It is a well run and well managed school. The only thing I didn't like was that out of the 4 years my son attended he was in a portable 3 of the years.

  • (11 years ago)

    Longleaf is a great school. It is consistently an 'A' school the teachers have excellent lesson plans and communicate them to the students and parents. There is tremendous volunteer work from the community.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have 3 children in this school and love the teachers and staff. I feel they strive to make education fun and challenging. Their expectations are high for the children and feel that alot of this is due to the pressure on the teachers for the kids to score high on FCAT per state regulation. Overall I'm happy with Longleaf and proud to say my children attend this school.

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