School Details

Shady Hill Elementary School

5959 S Magnolia Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
(352) 291-4085
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 622 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

69%
56%
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51%
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 2013
  • Marion County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
63%
61%
57%
54%
60%
80%
76%
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.
87%
74%
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
  • Marion County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
52%
55%
69%
56%
60%
71%
55%
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
  • Marion County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Shady Hill Elementary School is a public elementary school in Ocala. The principal of Shady Hill Elementary School is Mr. Ryan Bennett. 622 students attend Shady Hill Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the Shady Hill Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 60% of the 622 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Shady Hill Elementary School is 15:1. South Ocala Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 62% 55%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 20%
Hispanic 15% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 67%
Limited English proficiency 5% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has attended this school for 4 years now it is a fabulous school. He needed extra help with his reading due to an eye condition and the teachers worked with him to get him up to speed over a period of two years. I would recommend this school to any parents looking for placement. The PTA here is fabulous they do such great work at this school. The staff here are top notch.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school. My child has attended this school for a few years and I can proudly say this is one of the best elementary schools in the county. It's like a private school without the tuition fees.

  • (1 year ago)

    I attended this school 1998-2004 K-5. I remember quite distinctly being terrified my first day of Kindergarten but I suppose that's expected. I loved it otherwise and have very fond memories of the field trips friends I made and the school itself. I hope not too much has changed because children deserve to enjoy the experience I did. This school was a big part of my childhood (a period of time I often miss) and was coincidentally the only school that I didn't hate going to. I can't speak for everyone of course but to any parents wondering where to send their children to begin their career as a student I'll bet many of them will eventually be grateful that you chose Shady Hill.

  • (5 years ago)

    Wonderful attention to teaching personal responsibility and values. It has been nice to experience the 'we truly care' environment Shady Hill conveyed.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child has been a student at Shady Hill for 2 years and we love it! Mrs. Ely and Mrs. Cress are wonderful. Mrs. Andrews is such a fabulous Kindergarten teacher & you would be lucky to have her as your child's teacher. We are continually impressed with the involvement & care that comes from the staff there. We will certainly miss Shady Hill when we leave. Go Colts!

  • (9 years ago)

    My child is in Kindergarten at this school this year and we have enjoyed it this far. The staff are friendly helpful and readily available to anyone. My child's teacher is warm & friendly and we feel she cares about each student as ann individual.

  • (10 years ago)

    Shady Hill is one of the best schools I have seen. All the staff is friendly and very willing to help. My son has trouble reading and they are doing everything in their power to help him catch up to his class. I am kept informed of his progress consistantly. They have also been rated an 'A' three years in a row. I hope they keep up the great work.

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