School Details

Polk City Elementary School

125 South Bougainvillea Avenue, Polk City, FL 33868
(863) 965-6338
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 466 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 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
  • The Schools of McKeel Academy average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
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45%
52%
61%
16%
44%
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.
84%
80%
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
  • The Schools of McKeel Academy average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
47%
56%
60%
53%
61%
72%
47%
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
  • The Schools of McKeel Academy average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Polk City Elementary School is a public elementary school in Polk City. The principal of Polk City Elementary School is MS. JENNIFER ERB-HANCOCK, who can be contacted at jennifer.erb-hancock@polk-fl.net. 466 students attend Polk City Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 9% of the Polk City Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 81% of the 466 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Polk City Elementary School is 15:1. Berkley Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 21%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Hispanic 15% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%
Asian 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 45%
Limited English proficiency 9% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Very unhappy with this school! My son has struggles since kindergarten. they pushed him through to third grade which he was retains last year with about six other kids in his class and they continue to tell me he has no problem the new school counselor mrs. Hallam called me last week to let me know they were not going to give my son an IEP so there was no reason for me to show up for the meeting! even thoughhis teacher was asking for it. they've locked the gates before the bell rings. So now I'm getting notes home warning me about his 7 tardies. . . If I didn't own my house I would move so he could have a better education.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have 2 children that attend PCE and I love it!!! My youngest is in pre-k and has learned SO much this year I honestly don't know how Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Sheila do it they are amazing! My oldest is in 1st grade and I love his teacher Mrs. Parnow is so caring and loving to all her students. She has taught them so much not just the required curriculum but life long lessons that I know my son will use through out his entire life. The entire staff at PCE truly seem to care about the children and I have and will continue to recommend PCE to anyone!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son has a learning disability and the staff are doing everything they can to help him and make him feel accepted.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great staff that truly cares about ALL students. Principal is completely Hands-on with his staff(everyone) and each of his students. He definitely knows what is going on. teachers go the extra mile for each child! I love the way teachers keep parents updated on current events grades and testing data through phone calls daily planners email messages or personalized conferences.. The staff cares about the whole child and it shows. Thank you PCE

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is an awesome school to work at! The staff is great and so are the students and parents.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have substituted in this school and the staff is very dedicated. Rural schools often have trouble working with the community staff and families and this school does a wonderful job!

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is very concerned about getting the children on grade level and passing the school year.The administration and teachers are good also.

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