School Details

Hellen Caro Elementary School

12551 Meadson Rd, Pensacola, FL 32506
(850) 492-0531
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 909 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

80%
52%
58%
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55%
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 2012
  • Escambia County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
58%
61%
63%
56%
60%
77%
78%
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%
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 2012
  • Escambia County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
49%
55%
74%
55%
60%
74%
59%
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 2012
  • Escambia County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hellen Caro Elementary School is a public elementary school in Pensacola. The principal of Hellen Caro Elementary School is Mrs. Sandra Moore, whose e-mail is Smoore@escambia.k12.fl.us. 909 children attend Hellen Caro Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 30% of the 909 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hellen Caro Elementary School is 15:1. Triple D's Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 71% 50%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 35%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 10% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.9%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    We are a military family and came to Pensacola FL in 2011 my son was starting 2nd grade. His 2nd grade year was great! He had a wonderful teacher the school was always helpful. 3rd grade year was even better! Excellent teacher even though she was new to the school really encouraged the students. Once again school was always there! 4th grade year was a little more difficult but only because the teacher's style did not agree with my sons style of learning and it being a transition year but with help from home he pulled through with A-B honor roll. Overall the teachers and faculty at this school are wonderful and he has benefited from this school tremendously!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter attends kindergarten here this year. Overall I'm pleased with this school. There is room for improvements on the security. Also some of the front desk staff could use a refresher course on good manners. My daughter's teacher is a great teacher. My daughter loves her!!!! Also my daughter enjoys going to school everyday. You can feel how much her teacher enjoys being with her class. I appreciate being able to have lunch with my child and I'm so happy that I can bring my two year old along with me. I would highly recommend this school. It is the best in the area. Also I would like to thank Mrs Lucero in the front office for being kind to us. Also Mrs. Arndt thank you for being so good to my daughter.

  • (2 years ago)

    this school is probably the best school in the Escambia County area. I cannot say enough about the teachers and the Principal.

  • (2 years ago)

    This will be my daughter's 4th year here and i really enjoy the atmosphere. Every teacher she has had is very good. I love the open door policy and i can come anytime to talk with the teacher have lunch with my daughter and volunteer for projects. The teachers are extremely helpful and concerned if a problem arises. I only intended for her to go there for one year as i had plans for her to attend Pensacola Christian Academy. I am in awe of the wonderful staff there and their concern for anything that I may have a concern for. Great job Hellen Caro teachers!!!! Keep up the good work. o)

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter attended this school in kindergarten. Although we appreciated the open door policy very much - parents can walk their children to class EVERY morning throughout the year etc our observations were that the school staff often yelled at students barked orders. The car line staff yelled at my daughter on her 1st day of kindergarden causing her to cry. Terrible! Her teacher was very reactive and did not respect the children as actual human beings. The office staff are not friendly. We do not miss this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has been going to this school for 3 yrs and he has been doing fantastic. He is a special needs child and all of his teachers have been amazing. They are there for him and meet his needs. I love this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is a rich welcoming environment . The teachers are the best. My son is in K and can sit down and read a book all by himself. The school offers so many special activities and events which really help to create a sense of community. We are all very proud to be part of Hellen Caro Elem. I am wowed and in wonder any time I visit at the artwork of the students displayed inside and outside of the building. The school carnival was great fun. My son loves his school. His teacher is amazing! Hellen Caro provides a wonderful education.

  • (4 years ago)

    A fantastic school with some of the most energetic professionals I have ever worked with. I have worked at this school for 14 years. The attitude and caring nature of the staff and teachers is reflected in the students themselves. Hellen Caro is a safe fun place to go to school and learn. Our special area staff music art physical education and media center are top notch as well as the facitlities!

  • (4 years ago)

    Hellen Caro is a wonderful child centered school. We have a motto at our school that 'We are here to learn.' Our parents are very supportive all the schools programs and activities. Caro teachers are excellent caring people. Our principal and assistant principal are very loving and very professional. This is my eleventh year to teach there. It is truly an 'A' school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Hellen Caro is such a Wonderful School. My daughter goes to PATS there once a week & she wished she had went to that school through her whole Elem. yrs. They are ALWAYS having Fun Family things to do at the School ALWAYS there to HELP NO MATTER what the problem is & ALL of the TEACHERS are ALL about TEACHING & HELPING STUDENTS which most of all of our other ELEM. Schools do NOT. Hellen Caro ROCKS!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Hellen Caro is a fantastic school. As a parent of a first grader and employee at the school I am very pleased with the academic plan here. Teachers and students are happy and the atmosphere throughout the hallways is positive and friendly. I love being a Caro Captain and cannot wait for my daughter to attend as well.

  • (5 years ago)

    Helen Caro is an excellent school with many caring dedicated passionate professional teachers. The teachers go out of there way for their students needs and progress in learning. Every one in this school really cares and it shows. One big happy family of teachers and staff that makes this school the best in Florida. Thank you to all the staff and teachers for showing pride and passion for teaching.

  • (5 years ago)

    Hellen Caro is an excellent school. I would definately reccommend it especially for military families. They are very big on reading and always try to work with the parents and students if thier is a problem. The teachers are top notch and truly care about thier kids. We are transferring out soon and I can say we will miss this school!

  • (5 years ago)

    this is the best school that my child has ever gone to! She has millions of friends and she wishes to stay there forever!

  • (5 years ago)

    I think that this is a fantastic school. This is the second year that my daughter has attended Hellen Caro. Everyone is very helpful. She has been very successful. We are a military family. Moving is always stressful. I would recommend this school to everyone. It is the best in the area and close to the base.

  • (6 years ago)

    The best 'A' school in Pensacola. The teachers and faculty are fantastic. They are very friendly and welcoming. The classroom sizes are small so you have more teacher / student interaction. They greatly emphasize reading and acknowledge their readers on the wall of fame. I would definetly recommend this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Before moving to the Pensacola area I searched for a school where my child can thrive and feel comfortable. So far this school has not disappointed me. The staff at this school are wonderful the surrounding area and neighborhood is nice as well. Being a military family we move around quite a bit and it is very important for us that our children's move are nice and smooth so that they are able to adjust. Hellen Caro has been a wonderful choice. I would advise any family to choose this school. I am very 'picky.'

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two who went to Hellen Caro each on opposite ends of the spectrum. The staff at this school was always willing to help. You just have to realize they have a mission to complete as well. Call and make a scheduled appointment if you need one-on-one.

  • (7 years ago)

    We have 2 children in Hellen Caro. Both in special ed. Two teachers Mrs. Kirkland and Mrs. Corder have done fantastic jobs in getting far more from them than we thought possible. The oldest 6 yrs has been accepted into the PATS program. This school in our opinion is fantastic. We have 2 older granchildren one in fourth grade and one in high school who did this well at Caro. This makes us very proud. Thanks for the opportunity to give these two teachers a pat-on-the-back.

  • (7 years ago)

    We recently relocated to this area and leased while we checked out the area to see where we would want to live and send our 5 year old to school. We have been overwhelmed by the attention and professionalism shown by all of the faculty and staff during our transition. We were concerned about who our daughter would end up with for her first year in a new area. The counselor recommended a teacher and we feel so fortunate that we did get the one we have. Our experience with office staff and the other teachers we come across in the mornings getting to class has been outstanding. We are very confident that our child is getting a wonderful education in a very nurturing environment!

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