Buckhorn Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 2420 Buckhorn School Ct
       Valrico, FL  33594-4782


 (813) 744-8240

 School Website

District: Hillsborough

SchoolDigger Rank:
524th of 2,118 Florida Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.2
Number of students:  697

Racial breakdown:
White:
54.4%
Hispanic:
28.1%
African American:
7.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.7%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, June 14, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Buckhorn Elementary School ranked better than 75.3% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranked 33rd among 168 ranked elementary schools in the Hillsborough School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.42. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (54.4%), Hispanic (28.1%), African American (7.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 39.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Buckhorn Elementary School is 14.2. 143 elementary schools in the Hillsborough School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Buckhorn Elementary School employs 49 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Buckhorn Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Buckhorn Elementary School 524th of 2118 Florida public elementary schools. (See Buckhorn Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Hillsborough:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillsborough 49th of 66 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Buckhorn Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 85.13 210th 1688 87.6%
2007 85.51 202nd 1786 88.7%
2008 78.51 342nd 1789 80.9%
2009 86.61 176th 1847 90.5%
2010 82.07 278th 1919 85.5%
2011 73.13 520th 1985 73.8%
2012 65.60 680th 1984 65.7%
2013 62.68 730th 2029 64.0%
2014 73.41 496th 2064 76.0%
2016 76.14 462nd 2087 77.9%
2017 72.64 564th 2112 73.3%
2018 73.42 524th 2118 75.3%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Open Quote Buckhorn has great amount of money and donations from the PTA. But, for the education part would be scored as below average. The teachers have their hands tied when teaching within the classroom. Teachers are unable to teach grammar, spelling, correct way to solve math equations. They also do not focus on History and Science in the classrooms until second quarter then is but on hold again until the last quarter of school. This school is more focused on testing the children then teaching the children how to read, write and conduct math problems.

Examples of our frustrations:

Math is being taught is a different way of drawing dots instead of solving the problems through proven mathematical steps.

Buckhorn only teaches Florida History until they get into middle school. My child came home the other day and explained to me that the Ponce de León discovered America. I had to explain yes they landed in Florida first but the United States was developed in New England and the Florida became a state in 1895. So the discovery of America was done by the Pilgrims which developed the country so called the United States of America.

Buckhorn lacks constant focus in regards to English. They do not teach phonics nor spelling. In third grade the except all children to write paragraphs but yet they do not teach the basic foundation of grammar of the English language. When asking the past 5 years why the school does not teach spelling or grammar the school has explained most of the children will be writing on the computers in which has spell check. This comment has been made from teachers, vice principal and principal.

Our family has given 5 years to this school, but the only way my child has been able to succeed to pass the grades is by tutoring for proper instruction and home schooling at night. As our next child is enter elementary school we will be moving all children to another school due to the lack of support for my child in the past 5 years.

I hope this helps out any other parents looking to place their children in school. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Buckhorn Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 754 96 11 42 3 n/a n/a 0 906
1989 808 93 9 53 2 n/a n/a 0 965
1990 845 101 10 56 0 n/a n/a 0 1012
1991 844 122 9 59 0 n/a n/a 0 1034
1992 858 117 11 59 1 n/a n/a 0 1046
1993 798 107 9 55 0 n/a n/a 0 969
1994 804 101 18 66 0 n/a n/a 0 989
1995 781 87 14 73 0 n/a n/a 0 955
1996 781 87 14 73 0 n/a n/a 0 955
1997 761 119 10 67 0 n/a n/a 0 957
1998 783 115 11 72 0 n/a n/a 0 981
1999 602 114 18 59 0 n/a n/a 0 793
2000 631 115 22 67 2 n/a n/a 0 837
2001 671 125 22 90 0 n/a n/a 0 908
2002 733 124 21 101 0 n/a n/a 0 979
2003 733 124 21 101 0 n/a n/a 0 979
2004 545 78 13 56 1 n/a n/a 0 693
2005 576 59 15 86 0 n/a n/a 0 736
2006 577 62 22 103 1 n/a n/a 0 765
2007 508 60 19 87 1 n/a n/a 56 731
2008 486 45 24 105 0 n/a n/a 49 709
2009 461 38 21 83 0 n/a n/a 50 653
2010 434 43 23 89 0 n/a n/a 47 636
2011 413 52 29 116 2 1 27 0 640
2012 429 60 33 122 0 1 27 0 672
2013 436 59 38 136 0 0 25 0 694
2014 412 48 34 136 0 0 30 0 660
2015 394 47 29 134 3 0 33 0 640
2016 397 46 28 167 0 0 36 0 674
2017 379 51 34 196 1 0 36 0 697

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Buckhorn Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 906 42.0 21.5 15.8
1989 965 45.0 21.4 16.4
1990 1012 52.0 19.4 17.9
1991 1034 54.0 19.1 19.4
1992 1046 52.0 20.1 19.1
1993 969 47.0 20.6 19.5
1994 989 49.0 20.2 20.4
1995 955 51.0 18.7 16.0
1996 955 51.0 18.7 16.0
1997 957 49.0 19.5 16.6
1998 981 49.0 20.0 17.2
1999 793 40.0 19.8 20.9
2000 837 38.0 22.0 22.5
2001 908 44.0 20.6 21.5
2002 979 46.0 21.3 22.5
2003 979 46.0 21.3 22.5
2004 693 39.0 17.8 25.4
2005 736 42.0 17.5 23.1
2006 765 46.0 16.6 20.5
2007 731 44.0 16.6 21.3
2008 709 53.5 13.3 22.1
2009 653 51.5 13.3 24.7
2010 636 45.0 14.1 29.5
2011 640 45.3 14.1 29.4
2012 672 48.0 14.0 33.2
2013 694 50.0 13.8 33.6
2014 660 51.0 12.9 35.5
2015 640 52.0 12.3 36.9
2016 674 49.0 13.7 37.8
2017 697 49.0 14.2 39.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Buckhorn Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 906 42.0 21.5 15.8
1989 965 45.0 21.4 16.4
1990 1012 52.0 19.4 17.9
1991 1034 54.0 19.1 19.4
1992 1046 52.0 20.1 19.1
1993 969 47.0 20.6 19.5
1994 989 49.0 20.2 20.4
1995 955 51.0 18.7 16.0
1996 955 51.0 18.7 16.0
1997 957 49.0 19.5 16.6
1998 981 49.0 20.0 17.2
1999 793 40.0 19.8 20.9
2000 837 38.0 22.0 22.5
2001 908 44.0 20.6 21.5
2002 979 46.0 21.3 22.5
2003 979 46.0 21.3 22.5
2004 693 39.0 17.8 25.4
2005 736 42.0 17.5 23.1
2006 765 46.0 16.6 20.5
2007 731 44.0 16.6 21.3
2008 709 53.5 13.3 22.1
2009 653 51.5 13.3 24.7
2010 636 45.0 14.1 29.5
2011 640 45.3 14.1 29.4
2012 672 48.0 14.0 33.2
2013 694 50.0 13.8 33.6
2014 660 51.0 12.9 35.5
2015 640 52.0 12.3 36.9
2016 674 49.0 13.7 37.8
2017 697 49.0 14.2 39.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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