Countryside Montessori Academy is located in Land O'Lakes, FL and is one of 53 elementary schools in Pasco School District. It is a charter school that serves 209 students in grades 1-6.
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Countryside Montessori Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Countryside Montessori Academy had 12 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Countryside is one of the few schools that provides a Montessori education tuition-free. The administration and faculty are first-rate, and the student to faculty ratio is an amazing 10:1, with an assistant in every class! Countryside is one of the top scoring schools on the FCAT in the county each year (out of 50 schools). I am very happy with the education that my children are receiving at the school, and the teachers are very dedicated and capable. A Montessori-based education teaches children to work independently and manage their time effectively, very valuable skills for the future.
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 7 out of 10
The Education.com TestRating is a number (1-10) calculated by Education.com that provides an overview of a school’s test performance for a given year, by comparing the school’s state standardized test results to those of other schools in the same state. For Florida, the TestRating is calculated using a school's 2011 FCAT Results for all subjects tested.more...