School Details

Rampello K-8 Magnet School

802 East Washington Street, Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 233-2333
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 766 students 18 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

77%
56%
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59%
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
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
59%
63%
72%
61%
61%
81%
70%
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.
82%
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 2012
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
55%
56%
69%
61%
61%
68%
56%
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
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
52%
53%
73%
57%
60%

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
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
57%
56%
67%
52%
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
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
53%
47%
65%
53%
57%
53%
46%
49%
89%
68%
56%

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.
89%
79%
78%

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
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
64%
66%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rampello K-8 Magnet School is a public middle school in Tampa. The principal of Rampello K-8 Magnet School is MS. LIZ UPPERCUE, whose e-mail is Liz.Uppercue@sdhc.k12.fl.us. 766 children attend Rampello K-8 Magnet School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Rampello K-8 Magnet School students have "limited English proficiency." 45% of the 766 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Rampello K-8 Magnet School is 18:1. Hillsborough Virtual Franchise High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 34% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 21%
Hispanic 29% 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 45% 60%
Limited English proficiency 4% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Rampello is bay far the best school. The teachers and administrators care about the kids. The teaching staff is second to none. I feel my children are getting a top-notch education. I am so thankful for the support from the volunteers and staff.

  • (6 months ago)

    My child attended third grade at Rampello and it was the worst experience ever. The teachers were bullies they played favorites were very poor communicators and always quick to blame the students for problems in the classroom. Grades were administered without any documentation to support them. We went an entire year without graded work coming home even after repeatedly asking for documentation. The administration was not helpful at all and had poor follow through. I would not recommend this school.

  • (6 months ago)

    My child attended sixth grade at Rampello. While the school's theme purports to be arts and culture we saw very little of that focus. There are some wonderful teachers and staff at Rampello who work hard to engage the students and provide a safe productive learning environment. There are other teachers however who regularly bully students with name-calling teasing pushing unexplained punishments and more. This behavior is tolerated and defended by administration and it made my child feel unsafe at school. The environment is focused on punishment with regular lunchtime lectures from administrators and an extreme focus on conduct cuts and detention. As a K-8 school more interaction among the different age groups could foster a sense of community and compassion. Rampello is missing this opportunity.

  • (1 year ago)

    Unfortunately this school does not have a experienced ESE or certified teacher for elementary level. Our home room teacher is very rigid and structured we have found that is a very hard situation for a kid with a 504 to be in. While we are supportive at home it is very discouraging for child to feel that help is not available. I suspect the Teacher assigned to work with my child doesn't have enough experience to recognize flags and apply support methods. My child came from a school with this ESE support and when we enrolled had found out that they just hired a teacher still in school working on her degree.

  • (4 years ago)

    i like Rampello because it a school that showcase students Right- Brain Activities and creativity in art music foreign language science math and language arts.

  • (5 years ago)

    I go to this school and i think it is the best school ever!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I just enjoy Rampello !! The learning source is fantastic and incredible.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school it's the best.

  • (7 years ago)

    My kids have attended Rampello for the past three years and they love it so much they hate it when school is out. The teachers that I have encountered from Pre- K ( no longer have Pre -K program) to Third grade are great!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has been going to Rampello since his first grade. Now he is in eighth grade. The school teachers are the best. They always keep the parents informed. They bought the best out of my son and he really excelled over the years.

  • (7 years ago)

    I had the pleasure of being an intern in this school. The teachers and staff really care about the students. A small school that has few discipline issues and is big on school trips and special events. Marc A. Pellicano Social Science

  • (7 years ago)

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a very refreshing alternative to public and private schooling ... It has a private school feel without the private school issues and has public funding without MANY of the public school setbacks. I am VERY happy with my experience!

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has been at Rampello since Kindergarten she will be going into the 4th grade next year. It is a wonderful school and the teachers and staff are amazing. They take the time to work with each students which is easy because the class sizes are just right. I am thrilled that my daughter will be able to stay at Rampello until she goes to high school. I recommend anyone who works downtown to send their children to Rampello. It is so wonderful to be able to participate with her class in special events and attend awards ceremonies because I am so close. The principal is the best that I have ever seen. He knows his students and takes time to interact with the students and parents.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has attended Rampello since 1st grade and is now finishing the 8th grade. The academics are great and the teachers really care. Now that the middle school has been around for a couple of years there are more options. The parents are very involved and everyone knows everyone. The band is excellent. I know I will miss Rampello as my son moves on to high school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Middle school for one year and has done very well. She has scored well on the FCATs. Her teachers are available for any questions and concerns that I have. They have helped her when needed. The school is very involved in the community and with local businesses and organizations. They go on field trips all the time. The Band is particularly good and earned a Superior this year. It is a small school where everyone knows everyone else. The down side is that students do not get to choose from a lot of electives. There is no busing provided but it is very convenient if you work downtown.

  • (8 years ago)

    Rampello K-8 staff(principal assistant. principal nurse and secretary)are all wonderful. They treat my daughter and I with upmost respect.My family and I moved here from upstate NY 2 years ago.In my opinion Rampello is one of two schools that provide the better learning atmosphere for this particular culture.The teachers seem to 'want' to be involved with the children and their families. Some teachers go above and beyond. (Such as Terry Bigelow Andrew Olson and Ms.T. Henderson.)The school's dress code is basic and easy to follow. The school plans field trips approximately. every month to keep kids interested in school and for team building. The field trips tend to be fun and educational. Another plus is the organization at dismissal. The school principal usually is standing outside at dismissal to meet and greet parents as they go thru the car rider/ pick up line. The only big negative is there's not any bus transportation provided.

  • (8 years ago)

    My children have attended Rampello for the past three years. I was very impressed with grades k-4.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a parent of a first grader our experience with the quality of academic programs has been quite high with a great emphasis on reading. Our child has also been able to experience classroom available music and art that has been quite satisfying as well as other school planned activities during and after school for the student and parents to enjoy. The level of parental involvement at Rampello is wonderful you actually know the parent when your child is talking about one of their classmates.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is a wonderful place to send your children. I especially like the Elementary side. It is a k-8 school so this in and of itself is unique and wonderful. Great friendly administration.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have 3 children and they have attended 14 schools through their school 'career'. This is the first school that truly welcomes students. Parents are welcome at any time. I love that it is just 5 blocks from my work. It allows me to easily volunteer or have lunch with my son. It has been a small school squished in borrowed rooms. In Aug of 2005 we open in the new building. We are all excited about having enough space specialty rooms larger media center and going to K-8 by adding a middle school. We are excited about having many extracurricular activities available next year. If you work in downtown Tampa and want to have your student in a high quality caring environment -- this is the school for you!

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