Kingswood Elementary School is located in Brandon, FL and is one of 175 elementary schools in Hillsborough School District. It is a public school that serves 656 students in grades PK-5. See Kingswood Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Kingswood Elementary School had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
I love the fact that both Mrs Caseber (kg) and Ms Mosley (1st) put more emphasis on the responsibility of a child as they grow. My husband wasn't too thrilled with all the homework, but it was a way to teach responsibility and the concequences of not taking on that responsibility. I understood that and welcomed it because there needs to be more teachers that want to teach LIFE LESSONS as well as the ones in the book. Teachers are NOT babysitters, they are learning instructers. Parents are a childs FIRST and MAIN instructer throughout life. Somewhere along the lines a lot of people began to believe that its a teachers job to teach our kids with out harming them when they mouth off because of a parents bad parenting. Teachers choose to spread enlightenment at a stage in a childs life when the child has the most respect for a person who gives them respect back. My experience at Kingswood was wonderful! Riley and Orion is looking forward to a second year. The only thing that I am NOT looking forward to is the older heavyset woman who can't seem to stop talking about students matters in front of other visitors and students in the office at front. As well as the way the car line is set up (but that is something that we'll just have to deal with). The last thing that has definately been bothering me is how much money the school spends on shirts. All of that money could have gone directly to what really needed it. I understand school pride, bumperstickers, etc., but is a shirt going to help my child read? Write? Hire a special needs teacher like the woman mentioned before this post. That is what you can do a fundraiser for, help raise money for a special needs teacher... get the media on board and you'll have all the money you need.
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They need to pay more attention to their students with special needs
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About the FCAT
What is it?
The FCAT is an annual test used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 3 through 10 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing.
How is it Scored?
Students score at one of five levels, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3 (grade level).
TestRating 5 out of 10
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