School Details

East Elementary School

27050 Fairway Dr, Punta Gorda, FL 33982
(941) 575-5475
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 696 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
  • Charlotte County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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56%
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60%
66%
75%
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.
82%
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 2013
  • Charlotte County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
55%
55%
63%
66%
60%
72%
56%
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
  • Charlotte County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

East Elementary School is a public elementary school in Punta Gorda. The principal of East Elementary School is Dr. Lori Carr. 696 children attend East Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the East Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 70% of the 696 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at East Elementary School is 15:1. Sallie Jones Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 73%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 9%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 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 70% 62%
Limited English proficiency 2% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is like any other pubic school in Florida it teachers to the standard with no room for moving ahead or slowing down. I changed from Sallie Jones Elementary in Kindergarten so my son could be in the enrichment program he was already a grade level ahead in math and reading. He was moved back into regular class because his handwriting and phonics weren't good enough. Then in first grade his class was unruly and noisy and he didn't graduate in the top 16 of all first graders so not in the enrichment program even though he could complete all the first grade assignments before school even started.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our fifth and final year at East Elementary. It is a great school with a great staff. The parking lot can be an issue during parent drop off and pick up but most of the problems are caused by the parents not having their child ready or leaving their car in the pick up line and going inside creating a hazard for the children when other parents have to go around them. We will miss the staff here!

  • (7 years ago)

    I love East. My dad went here and me and my sisters went here and now my son is going here. I love it all the staff is great and good with the kids. I would not pick any other Elementary school to send my son to.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had a wonderful experience with East Elementary for the last 4 yrs. My daughter is in 5th grade there now and she has had outstanding teachers office staff and administration. They are so parent friendly always nice. The pricipal and asst. principal are so good with children! I volunteer at school functions and just about the entire staff gets involved and interacts with the children. I can honestly say that I love this school and feel very comfortable that my child goes there.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is in the pre-school program at East Elm. Even though he's a student of Baker he is still considered a student of East. I find the school to be very limited. The parking is horrible. In fact I've tried to park in several different stops in the morning to drop off my 4 year old and I'm always asked to move my car. They need to put signs up as too were we can park. The staff there are not friendly. I find the younger staff are too snobby to say hello and the older staff don't have the time. I wouldn't send my son there next year. Sorry.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very pleased with East Elementary. The staff has been so wonderful and kind. I have a fussy kindergartener who is not very willing to go to school in the morning. The office staff and his teacher has been so supportive in making his transition pleasant and encouraging. My other three children look forward to their day at school all due to the warm welcomes big smiles and personal attention they recieve from all of the staff as well as their teachers. I am thankful for such a safe pleasant and disirable environment to send my children to school. I have also been very pleased with the academics and pace at this school. They are sincere about education and the well being of students.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter just started Kindergarden and the staff at the school is wonderful and very helpful in any way they can be. They encourage the students to do the best that they can. My daughter is very excited about being in school and has become very confident in herself. They have a wonderful PTO and Sac staff. The school has prevailed through alot of diversity in the last year with Hurricane Charley.

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