Calusa Elementary School

7520 Orchid Lake Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34653
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4.00 5 1 (1 review)
Calusa Elementary School serves 480 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Calusa Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Calusa Elementary School's student population of 480 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 28% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students480 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

Calusa Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Calusa Elementary School is 0.60, 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 Testing Rank
#2965 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
23%
33%
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Black
8%
22%
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White
58%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.600.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePasco School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Calusa Elementary School is Fred K. Marchman Technical College (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Chasco Middle School (0.6 miles away)
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