James E Plew Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 220 Pine Ave
       Niceville, FL  32578-2831


(850) 833-4100

District: Okaloosa

SchoolDigger Rank:
259th of 2,215 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,166 Help

Students who attend James E Plew Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    C. W. Ruckel Middle School
    Northwest Florida Ballet Academie
High:    Niceville Senior High School
    Okaloosa Virtual Franchise

Student/teacher ratio:  16.9
Number of students:  823

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.7%
Two or more races:
8.5%
Hispanic:
6.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.5%

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Compare Details James E Plew Elementary School ranks better than 88.3% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 3rd among 20 ranked elementary schools in the Okaloosa School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.29. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (80.7%), two or more races (8.5%), Hispanic (6.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at James E Plew Elementary School is 16.9. 17 elementary schools in the Okaloosa School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at James E Plew Elementary School is $8,166. 16 elementary schools in the Okaloosa School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

James E Plew Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks James E Plew Elementary School 259th of 2215 Florida public elementary schools. (See James E Plew Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Okaloosa:

SchoolDigger ranks Okaloosa 13th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for James E Plew Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 96.40 15th 1688 99.1%
2007 93.08 44th 1786 97.5%
2008 91.73 75th 1789 95.8%
2009 91.88 60th 1847 96.8%
2010 89.94 104th 1919 94.6%
2011 91.58 77th 1985 96.1%
2012 91.49 108th 1984 94.6%
2013 85.31 236th 2029 88.4%
2014 88.49 176th 2064 91.5%
2016 92.68 99th 2087 95.3%
2017 89.10 170th 2112 92.0%
2018 91.08 124th 2118 94.1%
2019 93.50 62nd 2182 97.2%
2021 90.60 164th 2247 92.7%
2022 87.29 259th 2215 88.3%

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

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.7)
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by a parent
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Open Quote The principle, Mrs. Mccallister is very rude. She hung up on me today while i was voicing my opinions and concerns about my son and his teacher! I called the superintendent and scheduled a meeting. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, June 5, 2009

Open Quote Plew is an older school in Niceville,compared to Bluewater Elementary. Alot of people who live in Bluewater therefor want their children to go to Bluewater Elementary. Please DO NOT judge a book(or school) by its cover. Plew is and EXCELLANT school. I have had the choice to have my children go to Bluewater and I would not do it, no reason to. The faculty and staff at Plew are AMAZING and the parent volunteers are the BEST in the area. I can't say enough about this school... Close Quote



Enrollment information for James E Plew Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 753 28 19 15 0 n/a n/a 0 815
1989 774 20 19 13 0 n/a n/a 0 826
1990 701 20 25 24 0 n/a n/a 0 770
1991 541 13 24 17 0 n/a n/a 0 595
1992 492 21 36 21 0 n/a n/a 0 570
1993 531 25 35 20 0 n/a n/a 0 611
1994 594 24 36 24 1 n/a n/a 0 679
1995 571 21 32 14 2 n/a n/a 0 640
1996 571 21 32 14 2 n/a n/a 0 640
1997 593 25 25 18 1 n/a n/a 0 662
1998 617 15 19 16 1 n/a n/a 0 668
1999 652 21 19 14 1 n/a n/a 0 707
2000 596 17 15 12 1 n/a n/a 0 641
2001 573 13 15 11 2 n/a n/a 0 614
2002 663 13 23 10 1 n/a n/a 0 710
2003 663 13 23 10 1 n/a n/a 0 710
2004 637 20 25 4 1 n/a n/a 0 687
2005 583 21 22 7 0 n/a n/a 0 633
2006 598 24 13 15 1 n/a n/a 0 651
2007 534 9 13 16 1 n/a n/a 39 612
2008 523 9 10 18 0 n/a n/a 31 591
2009 516 23 8 15 1 n/a n/a 33 596
2010 530 21 10 21 1 n/a n/a 21 604
2011 565 18 13 28 0 0 35 0 659
2012 578 27 9 37 0 0 44 0 695
2013 581 24 5 51 0 0 56 0 717
2014 575 24 3 54 0 0 62 0 718
2015 576 17 6 54 0 0 68 0 721
2016 599 22 7 59 0 0 91 0 778
2017 625 25 9 63 0 0 90 0 812
2018 621 30 14 55 1 0 76 0 797
2019 632 27 9 48 0 1 75 0 792
2020 648 24 6 60 0 1 75 0 814
2021 664 28 3 57 0 1 70 0 823

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 James E Plew Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 815 38.0 21.4 21.1
1989 826 39.0 21.1 19.5
1990 770 38.0 20.2 20.4
1991 595 31.0 19.1 20.7
1992 570 31.0 18.3 14.7
1993 611 32.0 19.1 15.7
1994 679 33.0 20.6 17.2
1995 640 34.0 18.8 12.8
1996 640 34.0 18.8 12.8
1997 662 34.0 19.5 13.3
1998 668 35.0 19.1 10
1999 707 36.0 19.6 18.2
2000 641 34.0 18.9 17.3
2001 614 33.0 18.6 13.4
2002 710 34.0 20.9 18.5
2003 710 34.0 20.9 18.5
2004 687 39.0 17.6 19.9
2005 633 42.0 15.1 22
2006 651 43.0 15.1 16.1
2007 612 43.0 14.2 19.5
2008 591 43.0 13.7 21.4
2009 596 44.9 13.4 24.9
2010 604 42.5 14.2 22.6
2011 659 39.6 16.6 23.8
2012 695 42.6 16.3 29.5
2013 717 46.0 15.5 29
2014 718 45.0 15.9 29.1
2015 721 46.0 15.6 31.1
2016 778 48.0 16.2 32.8
2017 812 49.0 16.5 29.9
2018 797 48.0 16.6 28.4
2019 792 45.6 17.3 27.8
2020 814 45.6 17.8 25.6
2021 823 48.6 16.9 25.5

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 James E Plew Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 815 38.0 21.4 21.1
1989 826 39.0 21.1 19.5
1990 770 38.0 20.2 20.4
1991 595 31.0 19.1 20.7
1992 570 31.0 18.3 14.7
1993 611 32.0 19.1 15.7
1994 679 33.0 20.6 17.2
1995 640 34.0 18.8 12.8
1996 640 34.0 18.8 12.8
1997 662 34.0 19.5 13.3
1998 668 35.0 19.1 10
1999 707 36.0 19.6 18.2
2000 641 34.0 18.9 17.3
2001 614 33.0 18.6 13.4
2002 710 34.0 20.9 18.5
2003 710 34.0 20.9 18.5
2004 687 39.0 17.6 19.9
2005 633 42.0 15.1 22
2006 651 43.0 15.1 16.1
2007 612 43.0 14.2 19.5
2008 591 43.0 13.7 21.4
2009 596 44.9 13.4 24.9
2010 604 42.5 14.2 22.6
2011 659 39.6 16.6 23.8
2012 695 42.6 16.3 29.5
2013 717 46.0 15.5 29
2014 718 45.0 15.9 29.1
2015 721 46.0 15.6 31.1
2016 778 48.0 16.2 32.8
2017 812 49.0 16.5 29.9
2018 797 48.0 16.6 28.4
2019 792 45.6 17.3 27.8
2020 814 45.6 17.8 25.6
2021 823 48.6 16.9 25.5

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 James E Plew Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $160 (2.2%) $7,259 (97.8%) $7,419
2019 $144 (1.8%) $7,650 (98.2%) $7,794
2020 $133 (1.8%) $7,268 (98.2%) $7,402
2021 $412 (5.0%) $7,753 (94.9%) $8,166

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

Impact of COVID-19 on James E Plew 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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 62nd of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 164th of 2247 Elementary schools
 4.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (James E Plew Elementary School)8669
 17%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Okaloosa)6663
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5854
 4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (James E Plew Elementary School)8571
 14%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Okaloosa)7361
 12%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6251
 11%
4th Grade English Language Arts (James E Plew Elementary School)8687
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Okaloosa)6760
 7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5852
 6%
4th Grade Mathematics (James E Plew Elementary School)9083
 7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Okaloosa)7462
 12%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6453
 11%
5th Grade English Language Arts (James E Plew Elementary School)8079
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Okaloosa)6761
 6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5654
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (James E Plew Elementary School)8875
 13%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Okaloosa)7158
 13%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6051
 9%
5th Grade Science (James E Plew Elementary School)7869
 9%
   5th Grade Science (Okaloosa)6354
 9%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5347
 6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students792823
 3.9%
African American2728
 3.7%
American Indian00
Asian93
 66.7%
Hispanic4857
 18.8%
Pacific Islander11
Two or More Races7570
 6.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients27.8%25.5%
 2.3%




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