School Details

Keeth Elementary School

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
  • Seminole County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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.
87%
83%
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
  • Seminole County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
66%
55%
71%
71%
60%
64%
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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
  • Seminole County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Keeth Elementary School is a public elementary school in Winter Springs. The principal of Keeth Elementary School is Mr. Pete Gaffney, whose e-mail is Peter_Gaffney@scps.k12.fl.us. 628 students go to Keeth Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 4% of the Keeth Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 44% of the 628 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Keeth Elementary School is 15:1. Bridges Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 14%
White, non-Hispanic 63% 56%
Asian 3% 4%
Hispanic 24% 22%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 45%
Limited English proficiency 4% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    It's been better. The newer teachers are an asset and improving the teacher value .

  • (1 year ago)

    We moved so that our children could attend Keeth. The teachers care and it shows in how they teach and the time they spend with students and parents. The principal knows the student's and parent's names and is VERY involved with the school. They have movie nights at the school book readings and plenty of other after hours activities (that the principal and teachers attend). Of course there are some "bad" students you will never find a school without a couple. The staff does the best that they can to try to work with those students and help them improve. We were very involved parents at our children's last school and are involved at Keeth; the difference between the schools is night and day. You won't be disappointed if your children attend school at Keeth it's more than a school it's a family.

  • (1 year ago)

    Keeth Elementary has proved to be a wonderful school. My oldest has learning disabilities which wasn't caught until 3rd grade by a 1st year teacher who I will never forget! As with any school I think parent involvement is the key to success! Keeth has great leadership and accepts/encourages parental involvement and frankly the more involved you are the better quality education your child receives. Out of the 5 years my oldest has been to this school and the 4 years my youngest has attended I only have had 2 regrets with teachers. Both teachers were older and did not accept or understand learning disabilites or ADHD. After these experiences I now immediately change or threaten to change teachers if I feel my child's needs are not being met or learning styles accommodated. Again....boils down to PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT regardless of school you are zoned for. Parents must be involved and a good teacher which Keeth is loaded with will both respect and encourage this!

  • (2 years ago)

    In what is now my child's third year at Keeth we remain thoroughly impressed by the quality of the education. The faculty and staff are outstanding and demonstrate daily enthusiasm and commitment to their job of providing a great learning environment for the kids. This is a Great School!

  • (2 years ago)

    The facts are Keeth just received its 10th straight A ranking. There is some diversity in the school attendance zone which has proven to be a good thing. Keeth has probably the most active parents in the school district with an outstanding PTA to augment its exceptional faculty and staff. Enrollment has been to steady to growing since the last district rezoning with increases beginning now as a result of new home construction in process in the Winter Springs Town Center and Tuskawilla areas. This is an outstanding school by any measure.

  • (2 years ago)

    Check the zoning for this school. Alot of kids come from other areas because it is a small school and they are trying to beef up enrollment. It was almost going to be closed down for low numbers. Don't assume it is an upper economic school just because it is in the Tuskawilla area. We have run into some riff raff shady families and their kids are even worse. The teachers are great there is no denying that.

  • (2 years ago)

    Correction to the previous posting True Keeth did very well on 2011 FCAT writes for 4th grade but not the highest in Seminole county as stated in that post. Check the official fcat.fldoe data online. Two elementary schools in the county scored higher passing percentages and 3 others scored the same as Keeth. Can't really say "#1 in the county". Love seeing the love for Keeth but let's quote actual facts which are quite good on their own.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a fabulous school! I moved to this area specifically so that my children could go to Keeth. I was amazed by how much my daughter learned last year in kindergarten. Thanks Mrs K for teaching her how to read! I hope my son gets you next year!

  • (3 years ago)

    We moved here from up north and have been very pleased with our experiences at Keeth. The Principal is the best. He is so involved in everyday things starting with the car line. He's in the halls always with a smile and a friendly greeting. He really cares about the kids and he knows all of them. As busy as he is he makes time for parents if needed. The same can be said about the guidance counselor. She's very warm and approachable if you ever need anything. There are some extraordinary teachers at Keeth as well. I really couldn't have ask for more. Many teachers go above and beyond taking on extra projects showing up for all those after hours school activities. The new music teacher has brought so much energy to the music program. It's my kids' favorite specials class. The PTA is very active and always looking for help to run all their programs. If you like to be involved with your child's school this is the place to be. There are some things I miss from our school up north such as having an indoor gym and larger cafeteria/auditorium space but I can live with it. Keeth is an older school but the teachers and staff are what makes Keeth great.

  • (3 years ago)

    Keeth Elementary is a wonderful school! I have to strongly disagree with the negative reviews that were placed as certain things mentioned in my opinion are not true. I live in a neighborhood in close proximity to the school and all of the children I know attend Keeth. The principal is VERY involved within the school and knows the children and parents. They strongly encourage parental involvement within this school. My daughter is now in first grade at Keeth and has loved both of her teachers! We have been blessed to meet so many wonderful families at this school!

  • (3 years ago)

    Children are bused in from other low income areas. Most of the parents in the Tuskawilla area send their children to private schools now because the behavior problem students are taking over. The free and reduced lunch is up to 34% and I'm sure it is for this reason. The principal seems very unfamiliar with how young children learn. My son was left unsupervised several times. NOT a safe school! Last thing recess is almost non-existent even K only gets 5 minutes. THANKS FCAT!

  • (3 years ago)

    What has happened to Keeth Elementary in the last 2 years....seems to have taken a downward turn. Can't say much for the new principal....not sure he knows how to run a school. Is he ever there?

  • (3 years ago)

    I cant say enough great things about this school. Teachers are Awesome the principle is awesome. my son has been going to this school since 1st grade has needed special classes and keeth staff was always there to help.

  • (4 years ago)

    I cannot say enough about how amazing Keeth is! My daughter went there in the 90's & I loved it then. Now I have 2 sons there who LOVE it! Both boys are at opposite ends of the spectrum...one with special needs & the other with "superior" scores. The staff and teachers have always been there for both boys & have helped me tremendously with my special needs son. Their primary concern is what's best for the children. I've heard some horror stories of IEP meetings at other schools including schools in this same area. I've never had a problem at Keeth never felt intimidated or pressured. They truly work with you as a team! The new principal is awesome! The kids love him & he has introduced programs that allow dads to get involved before school. The staff & teachers really gets to know the parents &

  • (4 years ago)

    My daugther loves keeth and she can't wait to start 1st grade. My other daugther will be going to Keeth for the first time; she can't wait to start school. Keeth is a great school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Keeth Elementary continues to emphasize the academics. The teachers and administartion are always available and listend to any concerns that I have had. You will not find a better public school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Love my daughter's 1st grade teacher Mrs. Thomas. We will truly miss her next year when our child moves up to 2nd grade. I work full time so I haven't had a lot of interaction with the staff but they seem nice enough. I have helped with school fund raisers and most of the parents are great to work with.

  • (6 years ago)

    Keeth is an excellent school! First class administration and teachers. I am very satisfied with the quality of education my children have received at Keeth. The expectations are high while keeping the tradition that has made Keeth a wonderful school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school it is the main reason why I live where I live. My daughter loves going to school at Keeth. She has had the best teachers. The school does an excellent job in keeping parents informed udpated and involoved with the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been fairly satisfied with Keeth Elementary. This school places emphasis on reading there is fantastic parent involvement and a great sense of 'community' in this school. The weakness is the lack of training and knowledge of learning disabilities. It would be helpful if staff were trained in teaching children with learning disabilities.

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