School Details

Lee Elementary Magnet School

305 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 276-5405
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 256 students 14 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

44%
54%
58%
71%
56%
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 2013
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
57%
61%
58%
59%
60%
91%
87%
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.
91%
85%
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
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
54%
55%
62%
58%
60%
43%
52%
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
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lee Elementary Magnet School is a public elementary school in Tampa. The principal of Lee Elementary Magnet School is Ms. Robin Johnson. 256 students attend Lee Elementary Magnet School and identify mostly as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 11% of the Lee Elementary Magnet School students are "limited in English proficiency." 76% of the 256 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Lee Elementary Magnet School is 14:1. Metropolitan Ministries Partnership Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 54% 21%
Hispanic 21% 33%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 38%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 57%
Limited English proficiency 11% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    There are so many activities that the school offers to get families together and the staff are super friendly and helpful in answering your questions. Not to mention that the academics are in high priority for the kids to learn.

  • (2 years ago)

    Lee is exactly what we had hoped for small community-oriented and open to parent involvement. There has been a bit of chaos with teacher turnover and administrative changes but it seems to be settling down now. Mrs. Hewitt is an earnest administrator and seems to want the best for the families who attend. As for the teachers my son is entering the second grade with Mrs. Negron and we're thrilled to have a second year with her. She's wonderful--creative energetic and attuned to each child. We could not have asked for a better teacher.

  • (3 years ago)

    Lee Elementary has been a great school for my children to attend. The teachers and administrators all work hard at making sure all children exceed all expectations. The students at Lee benefit from challenging curriculum hands on learning and gifted/talent development.

  • (6 years ago)

    What a wonderful school! It is full of tremendous teachers and lots of learning. Each and every teacher cares about their students and the school as a whole. In addition the students are exposed to a wide variety of technology. An absoultely outstanding school!

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers and administrators of Lee Elementary Magnet school are extremely involved and they care about the children. They go above and beyond each and every day. The class sizes are wonderful and there are so many wonderful opportunities for students to learn new things. I love this school and I want the best for my children...That's why they are at Lee!

  • (7 years ago)

    Last year was our first year at Lee with a kindergartener and a fourth grader. I found the teachers to be excellent and very open to parent involvement. I also really liked the community atmosphere there. They are swift to act when there is trouble which I appreciate but I agree that their gifted program could be more developed.

  • (8 years ago)

    The best quality of this school is that it is very small. The gifted program is limited. Basically it consists of accelerated Math lessons. Students have Art Music and PE twice a week. This year Spanish was added also. I have recently seen a decline in the administrations interest in problems also in parent involvement. Also some quality teachers have left. Overall there is still a good core of instructors but I don't see anyone striving for improvements.

  • (9 years ago)

    Lee Elementary goes the extra mile every day to ensure that all students excel. Enrichment programs and extra help is available for students needing these services. A great plus is having Math Academy in all grades not just in intermediate. The administration is supportive and always willing to listen to parents' concerns. Lee is a GREAT school.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is the first year of my daughter attending this school and so far we like the school. The teacher Miss Lippman is awesome. My daughter is in first grade and she already loves her teacher and the school.

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