School Details

Melrose Elementary School

1752 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
(727) 893-2175
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 410 students 14 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

7%
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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 2012
  • Pinellas County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

13%
59%
63%
18%
59%
61%
38%
51%
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.
66%
82%
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
  • Pinellas County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

2%
51%
56%
11%
60%
61%
7%
55%
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
  • Pinellas County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Melrose Elementary School is a public elementary school in Saint Petersburg. The principal of Melrose Elementary School is MS. NANETTE H GRASSO and can be contacted at 2371.principal@pcsb.org. 410 children attend Melrose Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 48% of the Melrose Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 86% of the 410 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Melrose Elementary School is 14:1. Perkins Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Photography
  • Video film production

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 58%
Black, non-Hispanic 86% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Hispanic 4% 14%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 25%
Limited English proficiency 48% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Melrose has an excellent Magnet program in effect. BUT the school caters to the problem students in the school and leaves out the hardworking ready to learn student. The school is lacking good leadership to hold parents and students accountable. My child was in Kindergarten and came home everyday of another student hurting him. It became so bad i eventually pulled him out early.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child went to melrose for 4 yrs and I saw it go from an okay school to a lousy school in those 4 yrs. This year I moved my child and am having to catch her up on almost every subject. She was an honor roll student at Melrose. I wish I had moved her before now.

  • (6 years ago)

    Both of my children have attended this school My daughter did well the school was great however by the time my son started the school had started going downhill. It started going downhill when my daughter was in 5th grade which was 3years ago. I have changed my sons school for this upcoming year. I would not recommend this school any longer!

  • (6 years ago)

    MY children have all gone through Melrose and I must say that that they have had some positive experiences as well negative ones. But overall i like the school. Because it doesnt matter where our children go they are going to be faced with challenges. Perfection is a matter of opinion. I thank the teachers and staff for there hard work and dilligence in dealing with us as parents and our children. You don't know what teachers go through unless you've walked in there shoes.

  • (7 years ago)

    I pulled my child out of Melrose and put him in private school. The best was not pulled out of my son there. He started k with enough knowledge to do first grade work. He was bored to tears and learned nothing all year. He stayed through 2nd grade and was not productive. Since the transfer he is challenged and progressing.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has an awesome journalism program. They utilize technology in more ways than just using computers. There is a morning news program that is produced the foreign language department uses Video Teleconferencing daily. It is truly remarkable.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school has been good for my child but I feel as though there could be more potential. The PTA does not encourage people to be involved. There is much information which is not appropriately relayed to parents. I do not feel as though the children are kept as safe as they should be. There are many children who are disruptive in classes which hinder the education of others.

  • (11 years ago)

    From the principal and assistant principal to the maintenance employees everyone at this school takes pride in creating a safe and stimulating environment for the students. The smaller class sizes allow the teachers to work in small groups addressing the learning levels of all of the children in their classes. The school has a great volunteer program and gives all the parents a chance to participate at some level. At Melrose truly everyone has pride in their work and they have fun doing it!

  • (11 years ago)

    Melrose Elementary is a great place to have your children. They recently were named a National PTA School of Excellence for Parent Involvement they have a very active PTA they have a dedicated and involved (in every aswpect of the school) administrative staff including a behaviour specialist. They offer journalism as an attractor and actually publish a newspaper every term. My son went from marginal to Principal's list and is now in the gifted program my daughter will be tested for advanced studies in the fall.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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