Calusa Elementary School

  • Calusa Elementary School serves 851 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 84% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Calusa Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62%.

Top Placements

Calusa Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • Calusa Elementary School's student population of 851 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2009)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students851 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Calusa Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 3,650 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Calusa Elementary School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#114 out of 3650 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
57%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Calusa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Calusa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
88%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Calusa Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
3%
22%
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White
8%
38%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Calusa Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.220.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Calusa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDade School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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