Gene Witt Elementary School

  • Gene Witt Elementary School serves 721 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 78% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 73% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Gene Witt Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 61%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Gene Witt Elementary School's student population of 721 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students721 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Gene Witt Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,601 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Gene Witt Elementary School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank
6%
22%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Gene Witt 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 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Gene Witt 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 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
18%
32%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Gene Witt Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
1%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Gene Witt Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
76%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Gene Witt Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Gene Witt Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.390.46
This chart display the diversity score of Gene Witt Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Gene Witt Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Gene Witt Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameManatee School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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This is a awesome school. All the teachers are great and caring towards the students. You are in a public school, but it's like a private school. They have a track team and do soar awards for the children who do well during the school year. They have PE, Music, Art and other fun specials. If you choice this school you will not regret it.
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