School Details

Moon Lake Elementary School

12019 Tree Breeze Dr, New Port Richey, FL 34654
(727) 774-4600
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 707 students 13 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
  • Pasco County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
56%
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51%
59%
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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.
69%
77%
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
  • Pasco County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
56%
55%
46%
62%
60%
26%
49%
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
  • Pasco County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Moon Lake Elementary School is a public elementary school in New Port Richey. The principal of Moon Lake Elementary School is Ms. Elise V Landhal, who can be contacted at ELANDAHL@PASCO.K12.FL.US. 707 children attend Moon Lake Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Moon Lake Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 76% of the 707 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Moon Lake Elementary School is 13:1. Northwest Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 20%
White, non-Hispanic 85% 67%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 55%
Limited English proficiency 3% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I find it interesting that several posts claiming great things are written on or close to the same date. Makes me wonder if the same person is promoting this...Parents need real genuine information to make a good decision for the kids.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love the school my kids are in kindergarding and first grade. Mr. Wagner is an amazing teacher he has patiences for the kids and is very involve in making sure their upto date on their learning skills he has great follow up too.Also the place programs and the staff are wornderful with the kids. Im so glad my boys have a great school to go to with great teachers and staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    The faculty and staff are wonderful and the students are amazing!! I love the moon!

  • (4 years ago)

    because it has ma so many improvemets over the years

  • (4 years ago)

    Caring teachers and administration; beautiful surroundings; active parents

  • (4 years ago)

    It is a caring learning community. There is no better place to be!

  • (4 years ago)

    Moon Lake has a great staff that is constantly working on the promotion of the whole child.

  • (4 years ago)

    It has great staff and all work together to help students succeed

  • (4 years ago)

    'The Moon' is kind of like its own community and everyone knows and cares about the students and each other. Lots of reasons to celebrate always working toward offering the best to our students.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers all work hard to meet every student's needs and set the students on the path of lifelong learning.

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff works exceedingly hard to help every student and family at the school. The parents and families continue to support their children and our school with more and more involvement through the PTA and volunteering! It's a great place to teach and it's getting better )

  • (4 years ago)

    There are some amazing dedicated teachers housed at this campus.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is a joy to work at!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is filled with caring teachers. My son needed extra help in third grade and he received everything he needed to get up to grade level using resources and support staff at the campus. The have a wonderful program for student with exceptionalities as well.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our school is made up of hard working professionals who truly love children!

  • (4 years ago)

    The amazing dedication the staff have for the children.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love MLES. It is a great school the teachers are great and really care about the children. I am extremely happy with it. I have yet to have any problem or concern with any aspect of it. Go Manatees!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    When we first moved here I was 'warned' about this school that it was not a good school. However my son is going into his 3rd year at this school and we love it! The staff is wonderful and he has really excelled at Moon Lake. Keep up the good work!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a grandmother and prior mom of Moon Lake Elementary.Three of my now adult daughters went K-5 @ Moon Lake . I now have 2 granchildren attending thid great and loving school. The teachers staff and the wonderful volunteers keep fully involved and are great mentors to the children and thier families.We love Moon Lake School@ I give them a 5 star rating!

  • (6 years ago)

    This School is a great school. My child has a lot of health problems and they are helping us the best the possable. They are staying on top of everything and informing me asap when they feal it needs attintion. The teacher is willing to give her all to help figure out what is worng. Thank you Moon Lake for being a great school.

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