1250 Ne 18th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School serves 201 students in grades 1-5.
W. A. Metcalfe 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Enrollment: 201 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

School Overview

W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School's student population of 201 students has declined by 36% over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 33% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 1-5
Total Students
201 students
This chart display total students of W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School by grade.

School Rankings

W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,628 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School is 0.22, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2993 out of 3628 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
59%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of W. A. Metcalfe 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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
56%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of W. A. Metcalfe 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 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
16:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Florida by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Hispanic
1%
35%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Black
88%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
White
3%
36%
This chart display the percentage of White students in W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2020-21 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 W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Florida by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score
0.22
This chart display the diversity score of W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
1%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School often compared to?

W. A. Metcalfe Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Lake Forest Elementary School by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 59% FL state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 56% FL state average).

How many students attend W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School?

201 students attend W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

88% of W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are White, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hispanic.

What is the student:teacher ratio of W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School?

W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is lower than the Florida state average of 16:1.

What grades does W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School offer ?

W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School offers enrollment in grades 1-5

What school district is W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School part of?

W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School is part of Alachua School District.

School Reviews

Review W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps or JROTC
Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps or JROTC
JROTC offers valuable lessons in leadership, character-building and citizenship. Here's a look at the various JROTC programs out there together with a look at the pros and cons of the program.
Choosing Between the SAT and ACT and How to Prepare
Choosing Between the SAT and ACT and How to Prepare
Taking the SAT or ACT is a major source of stress for high school students. Keep reading to learn how to choose the right test and how to prepare for it.
Prevent Brain Drain: Keep Your Kids’ Minds Sharp During Vacation
Prevent Brain Drain: Keep Your Kids’ Minds Sharp During Vacation
Long periods of time off from school can lead your child to lose valuable knowledge and skills. Learn more about brain drain and 4 ways to keep your child's mind revving, even during vacation. incorporating quality learning exercises into their spring, summer, and winter vacations.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Enrollment: 201 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Quick Links