1415 29th St E
Palmetto, FL 34221
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
James Tillman Elementary Magnet School serves 564 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
James Tillman Elementary Magnet School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

James Tillman Elementary Magnet School's student population of 564 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
564 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
Fall Break (No School)
November 21, 2022 (Monday)
Spring Break (No School)
March 13, 2023 (Monday)
Last Day Students
May 26, 2023 (Friday)

School Rankings

James Tillman Elementary Magnet 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 James Tillman Elementary Magnet School is 0.66, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2157 out of 3628 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
44%
35%
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Black
35%
22%
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White
16%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   2/10/2014
This school has an amazing engineering teacher that teaches during "special" times. The art and music teacher work together to make things exciting here also.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 564 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.66

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