Ocala Springs Elementary School

5757 Ne 40th Ave Rd,

Ocala, FL, 34479-1857

Tel: (352)671-6360
Grades: PK-5

618 students

Ocala Springs Elementary School serves 618 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Ocala Springs Elementary School operates within the Marion School District.

Overview

The student population of 618 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 618 students
Ocala Springs Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Ocala Springs Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Ocala Springs Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Ocala Springs Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
Ocala Springs Elementary School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
14%
28%
Ocala Springs Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
17%
23%
Ocala Springs Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
60%
43%
Ocala Springs Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Ocala Springs Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Ocala Springs Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.59 0.69
Ocala Springs Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
62%
49%
Ocala Springs Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
8%
Ocala Springs Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 48,351 students has grown by 13% over five years.
School District Name Marion School District
Number of Schools
Managed
64
20
Number of Students Managed 48,351 9,762
Marion School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $415 MM $138 MM
Marion School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $434 MM $159 MM
Marion School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,730 $13,793
Marion School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,182 $15,882
Marion School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Francis Marion Military Academy (2.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Pace Center For Girls, Inc. (3.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Anthony Elementary School (3.3 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Ocala Francis Marion Military Academy
    Charter School
    2091 Ne 35th St 12
    Ocala , FL , 34479
    (352)291-6600
    Charter School
    2.5  mi  |  170  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Anthony Anthony Elementary School
    9501 Ne Jacksonville Rd
    Anthony , FL , 32617
    (352)671-6000
    3.3  mi  |  359  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Ocala Pace Center For Girls, Inc.
    Alternative School
    1601 Ne 25th Ave 302
    Ocala , FL , 34470
    (352)369-0571
    Alternative School
    3.5  mi  |  42  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Ocala Oakcrest Elementary School
    Magnet School
    1112 Ne 28th St
    Ocala , FL , 34470
    (352)671-6350
    Magnet School
    3.5  mi  |  748  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Ocala Evergreen Elementary School
    4000 Ne West Anthony Rd
    Ocala , FL , 34475
    (352)671-4925
    4  mi  |  577  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.