School Details

Gadsden Elementary Magnet School

500 W King St, Quincy, FL 32351
(850) 627-7557
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 190 students 14 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

100%
71%
58%
83%
41%
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
  • Gadsden average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
74%
61%
89%
54%
60%
94%
82%
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.
100%
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 2012
  • Gadsden average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
50%
55%
90%
48%
60%
95%
47%
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
  • Gadsden average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
39%
52%
94%
38%
59%

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
  • Gadsden average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
33%
55%
100%
39%
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
  • Gadsden average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gadsden Elementary Magnet School is a public elementary school in Quincy. The principal of Gadsden Elementary Magnet School is Ms. Erica Starling, who can be contacted at STARLINGE@GCPSMAIL.COM. 190 students attend Gadsden Elementary Magnet School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Gadsden Elementary Magnet School students are "limited in English proficiency." 59% of the 190 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Gadsden Elementary Magnet School is 14:1. The Community Learning Institute is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 82% 77%
Hispanic 7% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 3%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.02%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 84%
Limited English proficiency 0% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is one of the greatest academic PK-8 institutions in the United States. It possess the best teachers and brightest students

  • (1 year ago)

    Gadsden Magnet also known as GEM'S home of the Owls is a awesomely great school. The school is filled with a desire to learn in each classroom. The principal teachers parents and administrators are all spectacular. GEM'S has a embraced a overall A average academically for well over 10 years and counting. In my perspective view this is the best school in Gadsden County.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a student at Gadsden Elementary Magnet School. I feel that the public should know that this an excellent school to attend. From the academic enrichment to the amazing teachers and staff GEMS is the place to send your child if you really want them to succeed. The school provides a gifted program for the academically gifted and lots of other amazing activities! I love how the teachers make learning super fun and exciting! GEMS is in the top 10 best schools in Florida. It is also an A school which makes it an 'A'wesome school! I believe that Gadsden Elementary Magnet School is the BEST school to attend!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is an amazing school to attend! They are an A school a gifted program and supportive teachers and staff. GEMS is great for any student who wants to learn.

  • (1 year ago)

    GEMS is an amazing school! Great teachers and staff excellent test scores and it's an A school. Perfect for any child who wants to learn!

  • (3 years ago)

    Four different principals in four years. Some of the better teachers have retired in that same time frame. Of course GEMS will have the best academic scores wouldn't any school that requires testing for admission. Parent involvement would be better if we would receive announcements in a timely manner not a day or two before an event.

  • (5 years ago)

    You want a great PreK program; Gadsden Elementray Magnet School has one of the best. Excellent curriculum loving teacher kids are reading before Christams!

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