James Tillman Elementary Magnet School

1415 29th St E
Palmetto, FL 34221
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
James Tillman Elementary Magnet School serves 547 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

James Tillman Elementary Magnet School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

James Tillman Elementary Magnet School's student population of 547 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students547 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

James Tillman Elementary Magnet 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 James Tillman Elementary Magnet School is 0.64, 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
#2124 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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3%
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Hispanic
47%
33%
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Black
35%
22%
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White
14%
38%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.640.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameManatee School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to James Tillman Elementary Magnet School is Amikids Manatee (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palmetto Amikids Manatee Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 28 students
    0.1 miles
    2715 16th Ave E
    Palmetto, FL 34221
    (941) 723-4702
    0.1 6-12 28
  • Palmetto Lincoln Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 23% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 477 students
    1.0 miles
    305 17th St E
    Palmetto, FL 34221
    (941) 721-6840
    1 6-8 477
  • Palmetto Lincoln Memorial Academy Charter School

    1.1 miles
    305 17th St E
    Palmetto, FL 34221
    (941) 721-6840
    1.1 n/a n/a
  • Palmetto Manatee School For The Arts Charter School
    Math: 57% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 2,066 students
    1.6 miles
    700 Haben Blvd
    Palmetto, FL 34221
    (941) 721-6800
    1.6 6-12 2,066
  • Palmetto Blackburn Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 502 students
    1.7 miles
    3904 17th St E
    Palmetto, FL 34221
    (941) 723-4800
    1.7 PK-5 502

School Reviews

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