School Details

Westshore Elementary School

7110 S Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33616
(813) 272-3080
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 303 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
57%
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50%
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60%
98%
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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.
84%
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

33%
54%
55%
45%
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 2012
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Westshore Elementary School is a public elementary school in Tampa. The principal of Westshore Elementary School is Ms. Linda Drawdy. 303 students go to Westshore Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 11% of the Westshore Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 80% of the 303 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Westshore Elementary School is 15:1. Lanier Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 35% 21%
Hispanic 29% 33%
White, non-Hispanic 23% 38%
Multiracial 10% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 57%
Limited English proficiency 11% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Westshore Elementary is a great school! The teachers and staff really care about each and every child. If your child has special needs they will work with you to make sure your child gets the very best to serve their needs. Highly recommend.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is absolutely amazing. The staff and teacher as well as the principal are genuinely kind and engaging people. The children are well-behaved and eager to learn. The community is folksy and established. Love it love it love it.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school. The faculty is sincere and genuinely care for the students. This is our third school this school year due to our being a military family. The teachers are kind thoughtful professional and articulate. The before and after care program staff are the same. My children get up smiling over the prospect of going to school and have made many friends.

  • (2 years ago)

    We have been attending West shore for 5 yrs so far. Not only do they take pride in educating they know everyone. One teach told me once that it takes a community to raise a kid... That's says a lot about their outlook on ALL the kids that attend. The principal is a mother of school age kids and knows how to handle them. She is always available and is outside in the mornings as well greeting everyone. This is as close to a private school as you can get. Most of all many of the staff live in the community and stay really involved. Thank you West Shore for all you do.

  • (2 years ago)

    As a future parent we investigated this school before purchasing a house in the area. Don't shy away from Westshore school district. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the learning going on in this school. An hour spent on a tour impressed a 10 year veteran teacher. This is certainly a school to watch. =)

  • (2 years ago)

    My children and I moved from another state and Westshore was the school thay had to attend. At first it was hard getting use to the way thay did things but I have really come to like the school and enjoy my children going there. They offer alot of clubs that your older children can participate in and thet are always trying to find educational ways to help children. The lunches could be better but thats all schools in Hillsborough County. I would definetly recommend this school to new people to anyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter attended there from k1-k2 and we miss it dearly. The teachers cared and really put forth the effort to make sure my daughter got all the help that she needed with her IEP. The staff are happy there and it shows. Thank you for the great job and meeting my expectations. The PTA is also very involved which is wonderful.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two children that go to Westshore and have found it to be a very good school. The teachers are caring and committed. If I could ask for one thing it would be for better school provided meals. But that's all public schools really. Thanks Westshore for doing a wonderful job with my children.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is so amazing my son goes here and is realy glad he goes there

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