School Details

Myakka River Elementary School

12650 Willmington Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL 33981
(941) 624-4338
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 518 students 16 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

71%
57%
58%
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60%
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
  • Charlotte County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
57%
63%
64%
58%
61%
48%
39%
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.
74%
76%
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
  • Charlotte County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
54%
56%
77%
60%
61%
65%
53%
54%

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
  • Charlotte County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Myakka River Elementary School is a public elementary school in Placida. The principal of Myakka River Elementary School is MS. DEBORAH CARNEY and can be contacted at DEBORAH.CARNEY@yourcharlotteschools.net. 518 students attend Myakka River Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Myakka River Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 0% of the 518 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Myakka River Elementary School is 16:1. Vineland Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 71%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 9%
Multiracial 3% 5%
Asian 2% 1%
Hispanic 12% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 61%
Limited English proficiency 3% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    MRES is not just a school it is a family. There motto is do good things and good things will follow. My motto as a MRES volunteer is 'lend a helping hand and a hand will always be there to hold.' It is the finest school in Charlotte County with a A rating. I bet it is the finest in the state and the entire country! Kindly Renee` Galloway

  • (5 years ago)

    My son went all 6yrs there and my daughter has gone 4yrs they love it! Some of the teachers there go above and beyond there job discriptions to make sure the kids get everything they need to learn and to become successful young adults. Thank you so much to the entire staff at MRES!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have three kids who attend MRES and they love it! School is safe in a quiet residential area extracurricular activities are excellent teacher quality is outstanding and a new principal is young and energetic. Open house was great too which made transition very smooth for my kids.

  • (7 years ago)

    We moved to the area after our son had already started Kindergarten. He made the transition smoothly with help from his teacher. Although we had heard negative comments about Florida education before we moved we have been pleased with this school. The new principal has added a breath of fresh air with an emphasis on communication between parents and teachers a safe campus addressing concerns immediately with an open door policy. In reading the previous reviews you can definitely tell when the new principal came on board. This is an A rated school and deservedly so. Our son is entering the fifth grade we just attended the open house (which is also new under the new principal) and we're looking forward to a great year. We are happy our son ended up at Myakka and would recommend it to anyone.

  • (8 years ago)

    Myakka is a great school with a great principal. My son has been there for two years and a lot of issues have come up and for the most part the school and its staff have been helpful and ontop of things.

  • (8 years ago)

    I love my sons teacher but some of the schools staff has some issues.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is fantastic. They have a very open door policy about anything regarding students. whatever arises they will help you to handle it. They always take the child's best interests to heart and is a true family no matter if you are parent teacher staff or parent you will always feel welcome at Myakka. I have been at this school for 9 years and our experiences have been excellent!

  • (9 years ago)

    The staff at this school is outstanding!

  • (9 years ago)

    I have only good to say about this school. My oldest son began school up north and when we came down they said he was behind for a kindergartener. He caught up in a matter of weeks and was on the honor roll up until he 'graduated' Myakka. I have a first grader there now who is doing exceptional. My family up north compares his progress with a nephew who is in third grade and my son is nearly as proficient in all areas as he is. (The school in that state are always ranked high.) I have also been a room mom for most of the years and watch first hand how thing are done and approve whole heartedly. One last thing specials are offered each day ensuring the kids education is well rounded.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child has only attended this school for a very short time. In that time I have come to see some things I do not like. Too many students in classrooms leading to not enough one-on-one time. Too much emphasis put on the No Child Left Behind act & not enough on math or writing. My husband & I have considered several times of transferring our child out. We are giving it until the end of the semester of this year before we make a final decision.

  • (11 years ago)

    It's very hit or miss at this school. Some teachers are well above excellent and others leave much to be desired. I advise parents to stay on top of anything they are concerned about lest their child fall through the cracks.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have nothing but good experiences with this school.The staff goes well above and beyond to help and take care of children.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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