School Details

Curlew Creek Elementary School

3030 Curlew Rd, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
(727) 724-1423
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 667 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
  • Pinellas average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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54%
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81%
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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.
86%
82%
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
  • Pinellas average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
50%
55%
80%
59%
60%
72%
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
  • Pinellas average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Curlew Creek Elementary School is a public elementary school in Palm Harbor. The principal of Curlew Creek Elementary School is Mr. Robert B Mcfadden, who can be contacted at 0851.principal@pcsb.org. 667 students go to Curlew Creek Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 4% of the Curlew Creek Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 36% of the 667 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Curlew Creek Elementary School is 14:1. Lake St. George Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 59%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian 3% 4%
Hispanic 14% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 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 36% 54%
Limited English proficiency 4% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Curlew Creek has been an incredibly school for my girls first year. Love that the principal Mr. McFadden takes the time to congratulate all students for their accomplishments or even ifs its their birthday. All teachers have great team work!! Overall an A++

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is Curlew Creek Elemantry. Curlew Creek Elemantry has no bullys or crinimal conduct. Teachers are nice and staff as well as students.Curlew Creek Elemantry is the best school ever.

  • (1 year ago)

    Curlew is an incredible school with some of the best teachers/staff. Has been a great experience all around and highly recommend.

  • (1 year ago)

    We "chose" this school over our zoned school which is Highland Lakes. I have nothing but great things to say about the teachers and entire staff. They always showed a genuine interest in making sure our son was successful. We found that grades 3 - 5 were the stepping stones for the future and really helped build a foundation. Mrs. Tracey Miller (3rd grade) Mrs. Clendaniel & Mrs. Williams (4th grade) and Ms. Cheyenne Brooks (5th grade) were all simply the best! Your child will be in good hands at Curlew Creek!

  • (4 years ago)

    Because of the teachers and staff. the activities the fun. Its an awesome chool and we have always loved curlew!

  • (4 years ago)

    We've had three children go through Curlew Creek and it has been a great experieince for each of them. Our 'baby' is in 5th grade this year and I will miss the Curlew Creek community. Whether you have limited time or a lot of time to volunteer you can get involved. The PTA is very active and organized. Many teachers welcome volunteers to help in their class.

  • (7 years ago)

    Curlew Creek is a wonderful choice for elementary students. We have found the teachers and administration to be caring as well as educationally motivated to reach & challenge our children. Parents are always welcomed & encouraged to volunteer in the school. Its a school that deserves its A rating.

  • (9 years ago)

    Curlew Creek has been a great school for my children so far. My daughter has been going there for 3 years while my son just completed Kindergarten. I find that there is a very active PTA with many things going on at the school that parents with all different amounts of volunteer time available can participate in. I find the principal to be very positive and hands-on with what is going on in the school. His own daughter attends. I really am a big supporter of Curlew Creek. When my 3 year old turns 5 I know he will be attending as well.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has high credentials is an 'A+' school and looks great from the outside. However if you have concerns or problems that you cannot resolve with the teacher the principal is notorious for 'listening and addressing' your concerns but quietly sweeps them under the carpet. This school is recommended as long as you 'don't cause trouble' for the A+ status.

  • (11 years ago)

    In this school a teacher will not inform the parents on what is going on in the classroom until it has gotten out of control. Either they don't know what is going on or they feel sorry for the child rather than helping them learn from their mistakes. It takes a long time to get corrected work back. teachers can't keep up with the large class sizes.

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