7520 Orchid Lake Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34653
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Calusa Elementary School's student population of 480 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 28% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
480 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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Date
Students Last Day
May 25, 2022 (Wednesday)

School Rankings

Calusa Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,628 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
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State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3096 out of 3628 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
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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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 480 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.60 (Btm 50%)

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