Mcdonald Elementary School

501 W Pruett Rd
Seffner, FL 33584
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Mcdonald Elementary School serves 591 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (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 28% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Mcdonald 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 student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Mcdonald Elementary School's student population of 591 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students591 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

Mcdonald 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 Mcdonald Elementary 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
#3330 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
29%
33%
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Black
14%
22%
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White
51%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.640.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHillsborough 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 Mcdonald Elementary School is Brandon Epic 3 Center (1.0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Seffner Brandon Epic 3 Center Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 98 students
    1.0 miles
    1019 N Parsons Rd
    Seffner, FL 33584
    (813) 740-4595
    1.0 6-12 98
  • Seffner The Spring Alternative School
    Grades: PK-12
    1.0 miles
    1009 N Parsons Rd
    Seffner, FL 33584
    (813) 651-2166
    1.0 PK-12 n/a
  • Seffner Burnett Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 731 students
    1.1 miles
    1010 N Kingsway Rd
    Seffner, FL 33584
    (813) 744-6745
    1.1 6-8 731
  • Seffner Armwood High School Magnet School
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,252 students
    1.5 miles
    12000 E Us Highway 92
    Seffner, FL 33584
    (813) 744-8040
    1.5 9-12 2,252
  • Seffner Lopez Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 511 students
    1.8 miles
    200 N Kingsway Rd
    Seffner, FL 33584
    (813) 744-8000
    1.8 PK-5 511

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