Kelley Smith Elementary School

141 Kelly Smith School Road, Palatka, FL 32177
(386) 329-0568
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 660 students 16 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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
  • Putnam average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.
83%
78%
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
  • Putnam average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
49%
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43%
48%
61%
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39%
54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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
  • Putnam average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kelley Smith Elementary School is a public elementary school in Palatka. The principal of Kelley Smith Elementary School is MR. TIM ADAMS, whose e-mail is tadams@putnamschools.org. 660 students go to Kelley Smith Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 0.4% of the Kelley Smith Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 94% of the 660 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Kelley Smith Elementary School is 16:1. Peniel Baptist Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 62% 55%
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 25%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.09%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94% 77%
Limited English proficiency 0.4% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Kelley Smith is one of the bes elementary schools around. My four children attend and have grown so much. Very impressed with the faculty and administration.

  • (4 years ago)

    Absolutely amazing school. My kids had to undergo many changes due to retirement death or termination of teachers (forgot to mention they were new to Florida and the school this year) and they came out of the change well transitioned and very well adjusted to the new class/teachers. We were so happy we made the decision to attend Kelley Smith. I have the utmost respect for the teachers and staff at this school. Thank you all for giving Rylee and Kamryn the quality education guidance and helping them to adjust individually according to their needs. You are by far the best. Have a great summer. Hope to see you next year.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love KSES! The staff is so caring and concerned about the welfare of the students. The reading coach Mrs. Ryals knows all of the students and genuinely cares for them. They have gotten a bunch of AYP students but they continue to do excellent things. I am so glad my children go to this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think kses is a wonderful school for both my children and have caring staff to help children in need of extra help. Keep it up!

  • (7 years ago)

    I loved Kelley Smith we moved to Orange Park for 2 years and now moving back. My oldest girl that is just turned 8 went here in kindergarten i worried about her being behind when she started but they were excellent Mrs. Christian was the best teacher we could have asked for to give her the tools to do as well as she is making A's and B's we can't wait to come back with her and our other two children because i know they'll do very well there

  • (8 years ago)

    Kelley Smith is an excellent school. As a former student and now a parent of a student I wouldn't have my child in any other school. They do need to tighten up on the discipline of some students. On the bright side parents are very involved and security is taken seriously.

  • (8 years ago)

    KSES is one of the top schools in the nation. Both of my children have attended and graduated from Kelley Smith. Laura France Principal of KSES expects the best from faculty staff and students. Renee Lamoreaux Asst. Principal lends her support in all aspects of school life. My husband and I have been very pleased with the education that our children have received at this school. The school scores are the highest in the county across all grade levels.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. I taught their for two years and was very impressed with the dedication of teachers staff and administration. J. Symmonds is an excellent leader she honestly keeps the students interest in mind when making decisions.

  • (11 years ago)

    I feel that my children are in the best school in this area at the time. The parents and staff are all committed to providing the best education possible for our students. While there is always room for improvement great steps have been taken in just the past 2 years. Our students grades test scores and attitudes show what difference parent and staff attitudes and efforts can make in the students' performance.

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