School Details

Chester W. Taylor, Jr Elementary School

3638 Morris Bridge Rd, Zephyrhills, FL 33543
(813) 794-6900
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 573 students 15 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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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56%
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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.
45%
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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
56%
55%
51%
62%
60%
42%
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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Chester W. Taylor, Jr Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Chester W. Taylor, Jr Elementary School is Ms. Julie A Marks, who can be contacted at JMARKS@PASCO.K12.FL.US. 573 children attend Chester W. Taylor, Jr Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Chester W. Taylor, Jr Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 83% of the 573 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Chester W. Taylor, Jr Elementary School is 15:1. New River Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 67%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
Hispanic 19% 20%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 55%
Limited English proficiency 6% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I truthfully wouldn't even give this school 1 star! My daughter has been diagnosed with ADHD and was told by the teacher that I needed to get her tested... in which I did. The reason I got her tested is so she can get more focused learning (which she needs-her teacher said so herself) and put her on the 504 plan at school. I am against medication and wanted to try out this 504 plan. Then I go in to speak to some one about doing so and I get a completely different response than I got from the teacher... there is NO COMMUNICATION IN THIS SCHOOL!! and so far nothing has been done to help my child at school! I have hired a tutor at home to help her and she does excellent on her home work but all I get from the teacher is negative comments. My child will not be returning to Chester Taylor next year I am very disappointed! The only reason I sent her there in the first place is because Quail Hallow shut down...now that was an excellent school!! I agree with another parent about chaperoning field trips I had to make 5 phone calls to the school just to get a time to be there to go with my child! they definitely have their favorites!

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids have been at this school for 7 years. I'm actually surprised at the comments I've read on here. My experience has been pretty good overall. While I don't always agree with the new Principal's PC rules her Admin Staff is great. My kids love it there. I will say that PLACE is TERRIBLE. My kids cried and begged not to go back. They barely watch the kids they're constantly screaming at them..its like dropping your kids off at the pound. I wouldn't let them watch my goldfish.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school teachers try very hard and go above and beyond to help the children. PLACE is awesome! My son loves their run team.

  • (2 years ago)

    I attend this school when it first opened. I am now 25 years old and had my daughter attend for the 1st two years of her school. WOW HAVE THINGS CHANGED. The principal is two faced and only likes to put up a show. I know teachers staff and voluntary that work at Chester Taylor and have either quit recently or trying to jump ship because of the way this school is ran. I also ate lunch with my daughter on a regular basis... well tried.. the lunch time is ridiculous the kids barley have enough time to shove a sandwich and in their mouth before they are asked to clean up. I put my daughter in school for social skill building... but they have no time to interact in class P.E. Lunch and no recess. I'm more than disappointed in this school and hope something changes soon! This school was once great hopefully it will be again. Until this happens my daughter will not be attending.

  • (2 years ago)

    Anything over three star rating is from the staff..... instead of writing your own reviews why don't you change things maybe than the 3 or above rating will actually be true and not from a person on the payroll!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is in desperate need of of new leadership. I believe some of the parents here don't realize they have other choices than sending their child to this school while other want to move their child but don't have the means to do so. Maybe someone will wake up and take notice there is a lot of unhappy parents children and staff in this school. so sad.

  • (2 years ago)

    One year at this school resulted in my children being home schooled. There were several bad situations that occurred. The administration wanted zero parental involvement and they did not seem to care about the well being of the kids in the least. I used to try to volunteer to chaperone but there were only a few favorites used again and again. If I insisted on going on trips with my daughter I was told they already picked who they wanted. I once was told I had to come in my own car and sit in a separate area on my own because I could not be part of the group since they had enough people. The school itself is deceptively nice looking. Just don't scratch beneath the surface. If I wasn't able to quit my job to home school I would have gotten a second one to afford private school. It was that bad. I have not heard one good thing from other parents since we left. Horrible.

  • (2 years ago)

    Who is kidding who? Believe the stuff you read its bad and getting worse. The truth is already posted here nothing else to say.

  • (2 years ago)

    Don't believe all the bad stuff you read about CWTES. Employees that leave are disgruntled! The stakes are high so teaching standards are high. The administration has lots of supports in place for teachers WILLING to grow and improve for our students. Laziness in the classroom whether it's students OR teachers is just BAD business. Teachers who have been doing the bare minimum for years---time is UP for them!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Can you explain some of th problems that are going on in this school so that the rest of us can know to?

  • (4 years ago)

    my daughter has been at this school for three years now and i love it the teachers have been great and the rest of the staff is just as good the people in the office are very helpful with just about anything you may need. i drive everyday from two school districts over and will continue to for as long as possible

  • (4 years ago)

    This is school has some really nice teachers and others not. The principal and assistant principal are very nice and most of the teachers are nice. Only a few are rude.

  • (5 years ago)

    Chester Taylor is it's own little community. The Principal is more than helpful and available. The teachers I have met have been very friendly. They are ready and willing to answer any question I throw at them. Just found out they are now an A school! Great place for my kids!

  • (5 years ago)

    My kids love the schoo but place is terrible i cant belive the things my 5th grade and1st grade children tell me

  • (6 years ago)

    I was not happy with Chester Taylor. And I agree with the Volunteer Parent Substitutes. I am glad to see parents taking an interest in their child's schooling but I see more parents teaching then I do the teachers. It's getting out of hand...and why do we keep switching principles? every year we have a new oneprinciple???

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has way to many volunteer parent substitutes than they do qualified teachers I'm tired of these unqualified parents teaching my children!

  • (7 years ago)

    If I could give this school a negative star I would. The only parents/students that enjoy being at this scholl ore those who breeze by with straight A's. They are incapable of spotting learning disabilities from my experience. I will be enrolling my child in private school next year. The only thing I can say is that they have a asst. principal that seems to be involved with the children.

  • (8 years ago)

    Chester W. Taylor is an excellent school. The teachers work hard and are kept informed of the most up to date teaching methods with wonderful inservices. My child has loved learning here. The music program keeps kids active and involved. The art classes are excellent and do a great job exposing the students to all kinds of media. The PE program is not just 'play time.' The coaches work hard to involve the students in all kinds of sports and other fun activities. Parent involvement is superb. The parents that volunteer do a super job supporting the teachers and improving the quality of education by helping wherever they are needed.

  • (8 years ago)

    volunteer at school library; great librarians and variety of books for all ages and levels.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school had very poor supervision of the young students. Academically the school is also poor. Two children attended for two years. I would not recomend this school.

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