School Details

Wesley Chapel Elementary School

30243 Wells Rd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
(813) 794-0100
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 820 students 14 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

61%
50%
58%
74%
58%
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
  • Pasco County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
54%
63%
71%
62%
61%
55%
38%
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.
94%
77%
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
  • Pasco County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
52%
56%
76%
61%
61%
69%
52%
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
  • Pasco County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wesley Chapel Elementary School is a public elementary school in Wesley Chapel. The principal of Wesley Chapel Elementary School is Mr. Edward J Abernathy, who can be contacted at EABERNAT@PASCO.K12.FL.US. 820 children attend Wesley Chapel Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 3% of the Wesley Chapel Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 65% of the 820 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Wesley Chapel Elementary School is 14:1. Quail Hollow Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Video film production

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 64% 66%
Asian 6% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Hispanic 17% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 53%
Limited English proficiency 3% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Our family loves this school. We will be beginning our third school year. The teachers go the extra mile to ensure the students are learning while having fun. The I-ready and Accelerated Reader programs allow the students to progress at a pace that continuously challenges them regardless of grade level. The principal runs an organized and efficient school and is responsive to each student's needs. We are also pleased with the art and music programs and feel they nicely complement the academic curriculum. Our son started learning the piano this past year. This school is a hidden gem in our community.

  • (11 months ago)

    It is not a good school for kids from ESE program teachers do not follow the students accommodations (according with the IEP) even requested by the parents and the school principal knows but has failed fixing this situation .

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is made up of people who care about all of us. Everyone is helpful and very eager to make each child succeed.

  • (1 year ago)

    WCES is awesome because the emphasis is on learning. It is amazing how helpful the teachers principal staff and parents are to everyone. They care and it shows!!!! They took in extra students due to remodel of one of the schools and helped them to adjust.

  • (1 year ago)

    WCES is AMAZING! The school has a great staff and administration! I truly love working at WCES!

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school they are awesome. Thank you guys ) For being a part of my kids life )

  • (3 years ago)

    This is the third school my children have attended and it the first that we are absolutely thrilled with!!! Every teacher has been wonderful the expectations are high and the school is well managed by the principal and staff. Every single person I have encountered this school year has been kind and upbeat and my children couldn't wait to get there each day. They have both grown a great deal academically. I wish they had spent their previous elementary years here.

  • (3 years ago)

    Not only are they great educators but great role models as well! I m not an easy parent and my son can be a challenge but Mr. Abernathy and his Assistant Principals were just wonderful every time I had contact with them. The special education teachers were phenomenal. They all care about education but also take a great deal of time in mentoring kids on being good citizens and friends. This attitude obviously comes from the top and resonates through every teacher I came in contact with. The kids really like and respect Mr. Abernathy; even when they get in trouble (which my son has). When I had concerns I felt confident they cared and were going to do everything in their power to do what was best for my son. We moved away last summer and now seeing the way other states handle education makes me miss WCES a lot!

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school with wonderful and caring teachers. The school recently earned a National Award from The Alliance for a Healthier Generation for creating a healthier school environment that promotes healthy eating and physical activity for students and staff (2010). The administration is fantastic and always available to discuss your child's progress.

  • (6 years ago)

    WCES seems to be a good public school. My 2nd grader started here after we moved back from overseas. The school she attended overseas was a little more advanced by teaching foreign languages and computers to the elementary students. I hope at the end of the year she has excelled and has learned up to her potential.

  • (6 years ago)

    My entire family thinks this school is GREAT! We moved here 4 years ago from Long Island & the schools here were supposed to be far below the standards 'up north'. We've found exactly the opposite. My son was in the gifted program at this school & he's now in 6th grade at middle school. It's precisely because of his teacher's guidance that he's more than 2 grades ahead in math (he takes high school math online) & 1 1/2 grades ahead in reading. Granted some teachers may not be as good as others but if you're not getting any feedback then you have to press the teacher for it. Because of our persistence our daughter in now in the gifted program & recently got a perfect score on the 3rd grade reading FCAT & only 4 wrong in math. They do cover a lot of science & geography as well.

  • (8 years ago)

    My oldest son attended k and 1st at this school. Our experience has been wonderfull. the school has what is called continuous progress with multiage class. they allow children to move ahead if needed and pull out small groups for reading math depending on the level of children. music ticw a week pe twice a week and art once a week this schedule rotates every year. The school has a lot of parent volunteers and it welcomes them.

  • (8 years ago)

    A terrific school. Had to transfer my child from it because of a move and ws sad to leave it. The teachers are completely involved and care about the kids. It offers music classes art classes and a terrific PE class as well as allowing the kids to go on many field trips. A great place to send your child and feel safe in the knowledge they are receiving a quality caring education!

  • (9 years ago)

    My child attends the Gifted Education Program at this school. We have been very unimpressed and find that she is bored often. They do almost no teaching of Geography or History. Science is taught only once per week. The main focus is on reading and passing the FCAT's. We hardly ever get any info from the teacher and feel left in the dark. This school also applies the principle of looping so we will have the same teacher next year. We are currently looking at other alternatives for our daughter so that she will feel challenged and we will feel included in her learning.

  • (9 years ago)

    Consistently an 'a' school!

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very happy with my child's school they have shown me they really care in their students. That aside I dont understand why homework assignments are such a disaster. Cryptic notes from the teachers telling students and parents what needs to be done is the norm. Generally we can wing it but at least once a month we are left wondering what the assignment. Then we pass notes between parent and teacher and if I'm lucky they will include a note that makes sense otherwise no reply is provided.

  • (9 years ago)

    You expect the classroom teachers to be great with the kids and they are. But what I love about this school is that everyone is so happy to be there. The music art & PE teachers are exceptional with the kids. Even the lunch staff are extremely cheerful and patient with the kids. The PLACE program also works very hard at making it a fun place for the kids that need to be there late. Cynthia Harper and her staff are wonderful people who are interested in your family not just your child. I love this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I just love the school!The continuous progress system works great for us. children get lot of attention because they work in smaller group. The curriculum includes P.E 3 time a week art once a week and music once a week. The school encourages parent involvement in the classroom and in the school in general.

  • (10 years ago)

    We have been more than pleased with WCES. We pulled our son out of another school after 2nd grade because he was bored and hated school. He was placed in the Gifted Program at WCES. Here are the biggest advantages I see at WCES parent involvement the Gifted Program integrates children into regular classes yet meets my son's needs the energy level of the teachers is great and so is their morale the principal has done a great job in dealing with the challenges that come with our rapidly growing community. WCES has been great for our son. He is in 4th grade now and we are glad to say that our daughter will be starting kindergarten here next year. I am so happy with the school and I support it 100%!

  • (10 years ago)

    I loved WCES My son was in Kindergarden and had the best teacher Mrs. Smith (we were sad to see her move) and then when he went to 1st grade he received another great teacher. All thought he talks a lot because he gets bored they handle him with care they kept us informed in every improvement and step back that he took! We were very said to move out of Wesley Chapel last year but I wanted to give Kudos to All of the school staff including Mrs. Barcelona and Mr. Mitchell. Thank you for all your help and keep up the work.

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