Purcell Elementary School

  • Purcell Elementary School serves 493 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (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 45% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Purcell Elementary 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 student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Purcell Elementary School's student population of 493 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students493 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Purcell 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 Purcell Elementary School is 0.60, 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#2062 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
58%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Purcell 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)
45%
55%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Purcell 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 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Purcell Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
42%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Purcell Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
9%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Purcell Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
47%
38%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Purcell 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
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Purcell 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 Purcell Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.600.70
This chart display the diversity score of Purcell 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
67%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Purcell 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 (12-13)
11%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Purcell Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePolk School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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