Nelson Elementary School

  • Nelson Elementary School serves 823 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is equal to the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Nelson Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) 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 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Nelson Elementary School's student population of 823 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students823 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Nelson Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Nelson Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Nelson 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#1454 out of 3633 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
58%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Nelson 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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
33%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Nelson Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
11%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Nelson Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
49%
38%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Nelson Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Nelson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Nelson Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.640.70
This chart display the diversity score of Nelson Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Nelson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Nelson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHillsborough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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My daughter is in the 5th grade and she has been going there since October 2013. I really like the school; I believe the teachers and staff work well with the parents and the teachers are very interested in seeing the children succeed. I wish this school went up to Middle school grades
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