School Details

Clair-Mel Elementary School

1025 South 78th Street, Tampa, FL 33619
(813) 744-8080
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 590 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

31%
56%
58%
26%
59%
57%

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 2012
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
59%
63%
38%
61%
61%
58%
70%
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.
85%
85%
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 2012
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
55%
56%
36%
61%
61%
33%
56%
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 2012
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Clair-Mel Elementary School is a public elementary school in Palm River-Clair Mel. The principal of Clair-Mel Elementary School is MS. SHELLY HERMANN, who can be contacted at Shelly.Hermann@sdhc.k12.fl.us. 590 students attend Clair-Mel Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 17% of the Clair-Mel Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 46% of the 590 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Clair-Mel Elementary School is 15:1. Palm River Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 46% 34%
Black, non-Hispanic 41% 21%
Multiracial 3% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 37%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 60%
Limited English proficiency 17% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    The school has some good teachers and some bad teachers. Everyone is not on the same accord as far as teaching. The principle need to get her act together.. b/c of her and her derrogatory attitude towards positive opinions she puts a lot of pressure on the teachers and her staff. My child attends that school and I feel he's not challenged enough. Im lookinh for a better school... one that has structure in all classrooms not just some.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is horrible! I moved back to Riverview after 7 years living in that area just to get my kids a good education. I have watched this school drown itself! The staff with the exception of a few and I mean a very few are just fillers......time wasters! If you want your kids to learn in this school search for Ms. Montoto she's the best they have and she is wonderful. To bad her husband moved from this school!! Good luck to anyone who has there children enrolled there! I also agree with the last poster.... they do punish your kids if they are not getting the grades they feel they should! Leave that to the parents! However the past prinicipal allowed this behavior from the teachers. Lack of leadership!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    My sons teacher disciplines the students when they make mistakes not for bad behavior. I think that is wrong. Teachers should care more.

  • (9 years ago)

    Too many children per teacher not enough one on one time with the student due to the over crowding classes. Teachers do not care enough for the child's education to give them enough time. Too much time consumed in managing behavior and that puts other students at loss of class time.

  • (10 years ago)

    A Wonderful School. The teachers are Very attentive to indiviual needs. 'Discipline Begins At Home.'

  • (11 years ago)

    I know the teachers students and principal and they know me by name and that makes you feel good.

  • (12 years ago)

    This is a o.k school just that the students need to get along more.

  • (12 years ago)

    The school need improve dicipline to the student. They are out of control.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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