Tara Elementary School

6950 Linger Lodge Rd E
Bradenton, FL 34203
(School attendance zone shown in map)
9/
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Top 20%
Serving 572 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Tara Elementary School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 82% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 572 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • : Top 20% in FL
  • : 82% (Top 10%)
  • : 67% (Top 20%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Tara Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

Tara Elementary School's student population of 572 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
572 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Tara Elementary School ranks within the top 20% of all 3,704 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Tara Elementary School is 0.63, 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.
This School
State Level (FL)
#436 out of 3704 schools
(Top 20%)
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82%
52%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Tara 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 2021-22 school year data.
67%
52%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tara 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 2021-22 school year data.
65-69%
52%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Tara Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
27%
36%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Tara Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
9%
21%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Tara Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
54%
36%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Tara Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Tara Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Florida.
0.63
This chart displays the diversity score of Tara Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
50%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Tara Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Tara Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tara Elementary School's ranking?
Tara Elementary School is ranked #436 out of 3,704 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Tara Elementary School often compared to?
Tara Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Braden River Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
82% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average), while 67% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Tara Elementary School?
572 students attend Tara Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
54% of Tara Elementary School students are White, 27% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Black, 6% of students are Asian, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Tara Elementary School?
Tara Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is lower than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Tara Elementary School offer ?
Tara Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Tara Elementary School part of?
Tara Elementary School is part of Manatee School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Fall Break (No School)
November 25, 2024 (Monday)
Spring Break (No School)
March 17, 2025 (Monday)
Last Day Students
May 29, 2025 (Thursday)

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5   8/18/2020
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 572 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 82% (Top 10%)
  • : 67% (Top 20%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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