Potter Elementary School

3224 East Cayuga Street, Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 276-5564
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 645 students 13 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

19%
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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 2014
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
59%
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22%
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61%
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70%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.
85%
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 2014
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
55%
56%
18%
61%
61%
23%
56%
54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 2014
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Potter Elementary School is a public elementary school in Tampa. The principal of Potter Elementary School is MS. KIMBERLY THOMPSON and can be contacted at Kimberly.Thompson@sdhc.k12.fl.us. 645 students go to Potter Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Potter Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 99% of the 645 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Potter Elementary School is 13:1. Mt. Calvary Sda School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 90% 21%
Hispanic 8% 34%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 37%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Asian 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 99% 60%
Limited English proficiency 4% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I as a parent do not recommend this school to any parent child. Potter is unorganized nothing about fundraisers picture day info etc.was never sent home until it's time for the fundraiser to begin and until it's the actual picture day barely seen the Principal anywhere my son in kindergarten got hurt on a Friday on school campus playing outside and I was never notified because the teacher( Ms. Hanna) never sent him to the nurse I had to take him to the ER. the next day because he couldn't lift his arm up to but on his clothes he had a sprung shoulder later I took him his doctor and found out it was a hair line fracture on his shoulder blade.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter attended potter for 1yr and to be HONEST my child cryed almost every single day in which that showed me she was very UNHAPPY with her surrondings also I received lack of teacher communication /envolvement etc. I even went as far as changing her teacher in the middle of the school year in which that made no difference once my child left she attended MITCHELL ( an A school) which was a 365 turn around from POTTER. My child was in the first grade at the time and could barely read it really seemed as if POTTER taught my child NOTHING at all. She had to repeat the first grade due the lack of education potter had given her and Im sorry but i will not recommend anyone or child to potter elementary school. I can proudly say thanks to my envolvement in my childs education and MITCHELL as well as MANGO (a B school) where she attends now she has been an HONOR ROLL student for the past 2yrs and is a very independent / smart happy little girl that LOVES her school .... thx to DR. MOSGROVE of MItchell and MRS. ALDRIDGE at Mango.....

  • (9 years ago)

    I was new in the Potter district upon seeing their score of 'F' I wanted my child to be transferred to another school. The principal herself asked me to give her school a chance she was new that year (2004). So I did. I was extremely pleased! The principal is a hands on type person she gets in there and works!! she loves the school and the children and it reflects in her attitude and her team of teachers and crew. My children love the school It is a well rounded environment I feel nothing is lacking they are ON IT!! This school is going places! With a principal like that theres no place except UP. I would recommend Potter to all parents.

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