Collins Elementary School

Summary:

Collins Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Riverview, Florida, serving grades PK-5 with a total enrollment of 1,009 students. The school is part of the Hillsborough County School District, which is ranked 47th out of 67 districts in Florida and is rated 2 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Collins Elementary has a relatively diverse student population, with 40.24% White, 22.4% African American, and 26.16% Hispanic students. Academically, the school has shown consistent performance, with 3 out of 5 SchoolDigger stars for the past several years. Its proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Math, and Science are generally higher than the Hillsborough County and Florida state averages, particularly in 4th and 5th grades. However, the school has experienced an increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 5.8% in 2019-2020 to 23.4% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the nearby schools.

When compared to the nearby schools, such as Creekside Charter Academy, Warren Hope Dawson Elementary, and Belmont Elementary School, Collins Elementary generally performs better academically, with higher proficiency rates in core subjects. However, its chronic absenteeism rate is a concern that the school and district should address to ensure continued student success.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 12424 Summerfield Blvd
       Riverview, FL  33579-7709


(813) 672-5400

District: Hillsborough

SchoolDigger Rank:
894th of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,879 Help


Students who attend Collins Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Riverview High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.5 Help
Number of students:  1,009

Racial breakdown:

White:
40.2%
Hispanic:
26.2%
African American:
22.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  45.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Collins Elementary School ranks better than 60.1% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 56th among 178 ranked elementary schools in the Hillsborough School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 57.84. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Collins Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (40.2%), Hispanic (26.2%), African American (22.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 45.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Collins Elementary School is 16.5. 130 elementary schools in the Hillsborough School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Collins Elementary School employs 61 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Collins Elementary School is $8,879. 159 elementary schools in the Hillsborough School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Collins Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Hillsborough:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillsborough 47th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Collins Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 62.62 707th 1786 60.4%
2008 67.48 597th 1789 66.6%
2009 68.21 578th 1847 68.7%
2010 68.17 621st 1919 67.6%
2011 68.27 646th 1985 67.5%
2012 77.92 402nd 1984 79.7%
2013 68.67 608th 2029 70.0%
2014 71.57 542nd 2064 73.7%
2016 59.18 837th 2087 59.9%
2017 61.06 806th 2112 61.8%
2018 57.63 866th 2118 59.1%
2019 49.01 1105th 2182 49.4%
2021 52.60 1031st 2247 54.1%
2022 63.86 765th 2219 65.5%
2023 57.84 893rd 2240 60.1%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Florida Department of Education

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 2.7)
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by a parent
Monday, August 8, 2016

Open Quote Great school I have never had any issues or concerns, both my 16 yo and my 7yo have attended this school. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, November 7, 2013

Open Quote Collins used to be a good school.Now there are teachers who dont know how to teach and if you ask them anything regarding your childs work, they wont like it.The principal is very ill-mannered.if u call him with any regards,he's not there and won't even return your call.All he cares about is FCAT. Close Quote


by a teacher
Monday, September 12, 2011

Open Quote Collins Elementary School is seriously lacking in staff academic preparedness. The kindergarten staff, as supported by the principal, is taking an entire nine weeks to assess the students. In the meantime, they cut, color and paste as a whole group. Very little attention is given to differentiating the education of students. There is no evidence of ability grouping, no brain-based learning, and little classroom management in place. If you are prepared to let your kindergarten student color, cut and paste for an entire nine weeks while your student loses his or her enthusiasm for learning then this school will meet your expectations. Our family was so disappointed that our kindergarten student was transferred to a private school. No public school experience should be so ineffective. Perhaps Rick Scott needs to stop cutting education funding and require all classroom teachers to aquire a masters degree, giving the teachers the support and resources they need to be effective. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Collins Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 0
2006 479 150 19 234 6 n/a n/a 0 888
2007 450 172 21 267 4 n/a n/a 92 1006
2008 322 112 20 176 2 n/a n/a 58 690
2009 342 126 28 186 3 n/a n/a 70 755
2010 405 155 30 215 3 n/a n/a 80 888
2011 388 162 32 255 3 1 49 0 890
2012 390 189 37 267 4 1 45 0 933
2013 376 189 35 274 3 1 75 0 953
2014 421 194 35 281 3 3 66 0 1003
2015 457 214 37 295 1 2 75 0 1081
2016 442 221 36 283 1 2 86 0 1071
2017 411 220 39 287 2 2 76 0 1037
2018 410 199 31 278 0 1 64 0 983
2019 417 185 34 307 1 1 64 0 1009
2020 391 182 27 285 2 4 75 0 966
2021 393 167 19 296 3 1 77 0 956
2022 394 194 25 248 3 4 82 0 950
2023 406 226 26 264 3 1 83 0 1009

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 Collins Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 0 0.0 0.0 n/a
2006 888 49.0 18.1 36.9
2007 1006 55.0 18.3 39.9
2008 690 50.0 13.8 36.4
2009 755 58.9 13.5 42
2010 888 60.0 14.8 43.2
2011 890 61.0 14.5 36.5
2012 933 65.5 14.2 38.7
2013 953 66.0 14.4 38.7
2014 1003 67.0 14.9 38.9
2015 1081 72.0 15.0 41.8
2016 1071 73.0 14.6 39.6
2017 1037 73.0 14.2 39.1
2018 983 71.0 13.8 42.7
2019 1009 60.5 16.6 39.8
2020 966 61.5 15.7 39.5
2021 956 57.0 16.7 43.7
2022 950 64.0 14.8 38.2
2023 1009 61.0 16.5 45.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Collins Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 0 0.0 0.0 n/a
2006 888 49.0 18.1 36.9
2007 1006 55.0 18.3 39.9
2008 690 50.0 13.8 36.4
2009 755 58.9 13.5 42
2010 888 60.0 14.8 43.2
2011 890 61.0 14.5 36.5
2012 933 65.5 14.2 38.7
2013 953 66.0 14.4 38.7
2014 1003 67.0 14.9 38.9
2015 1081 72.0 15.0 41.8
2016 1071 73.0 14.6 39.6
2017 1037 73.0 14.2 39.1
2018 983 71.0 13.8 42.7
2019 1009 60.5 16.6 39.8
2020 966 61.5 15.7 39.5
2021 956 57.0 16.7 43.7
2022 950 64.0 14.8 38.2
2023 1009 61.0 16.5 45.6

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Collins Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $325 (4.5%) $6,937 (95.5%) $7,262
2019 $352 (4.8%) $6,920 (95.2%) $7,271
2020 $473 (5.9%) $7,507 (94.1%) $7,980
2021 $944 (12.1%) $6,875 (87.9%) $7,818
2022 $1,107 (12.8%) $7,564 (87.2%) $8,671
2023 $1,492 (16.8%) $7,387 (83.2%) $8,879

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Collins Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1105th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 893rd of 2240 Elementary schools
 10.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Collins Elementary School)5954
 5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hillsborough)5249
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Collins Elementary School)6058
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hillsborough)5456
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Collins Elementary School)5564
 9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hillsborough)5555
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Collins Elementary School)5060
 10%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hillsborough)5760
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Collins Elementary School)5861
 3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Hillsborough)5452
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Collins Elementary School)5867
 9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hillsborough)5454
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Collins Elementary School)5654
 2%
   5th Grade Science (Hillsborough)5147
 4%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students10091009
African American185226
 22.2%
American Indian13
 200%
Asian3426
 23.5%
Hispanic307264
 14%
Pacific Islander11
White417406
 2.6%
Two or More Races6483
 29.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.8%45.6%
 5.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Collins Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,009 students attended Collins Elementary School.

Students who attend Collins Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : Riverview High School

Students at Collins Elementary School are 40% White, 26% Hispanic, 22% African American, 8% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

Collins Elementary School ranks 894th of 2242 Florida elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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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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