Purcell Elementary School

  • Purcell Elementary School serves 497 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 54% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 42% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 61%.

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School Overview

  • Purcell Elementary School's student population of 497 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students497 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Purcell Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Purcell Elementary School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#2147 out of 3,601 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
57%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
54%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Purcell Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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%
32%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Black
10%
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 2016-17 school year data.
White
45%
39%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
3%
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 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 Score0.620.46
This chart display the diversity score of Purcell Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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