Parkway Elementary School

Summary:

Parkway Elementary School is a public elementary school in Port St. Lucie, Florida, serving 509 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the St. Lucie School District, which is ranked 49 out of 67 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Parkway Elementary faces significant challenges, including consistently high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 27.7% to 46.8% over the past few years, which is much higher than the state and district averages. The school's test scores are also generally below the state and district averages across all grade levels and subjects, with only 39% of 3rd graders proficient in ELA in 2022-2023, compared to 50% statewide and 42% in the district. Additionally, Parkway Elementary has a very high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 70.08% to 79.96%, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

While Parkway Elementary's performance is generally lower than the nearby schools in the district, such as Northport K-8 School and White City Elementary School, which also struggle with low test scores and high chronic absenteeism rates, the school's statewide ranking has dropped from 822 out of 1,984 Florida elementary schools in 2011-2012 to 1,067 out of 2,240 in 2022-2023, suggesting a concerning trend of declining performance. Addressing the underlying causes of these challenges, such as socioeconomic factors and resource allocation, will be crucial for improving student outcomes at Parkway Elementary.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 7000 NW Selvitz Rd
       Port St Lucie, FL  34983-8203


(772) 340-4800

District: St. Lucie

SchoolDigger Rank:
1068th of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,997 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  15.4 Help
Number of students:  509

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
36.0%
African American:
33.6%
White:
23.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  80% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Parkway Elementary School ranks better than 52.4% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 8th among 29 ranked elementary schools in the St. Lucie School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.41. (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 Parkway Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (36%), African American (33.6%), White (23.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 80% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Parkway Elementary School is 15.4, which is the 7th best among 29 elementary schools in the St. Lucie School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Parkway Elementary School is $12,997, which is the 7th highest among 29 elementary schools in the St. Lucie School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

St. Lucie:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Lucie 49th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Parkway Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 26.91 1271st 1688 24.7%
2007 24.10 1432nd 1786 19.8%
2008 28.25 1366th 1789 23.6%
2009 25.91 1465th 1847 20.7%
2010 44.91 1144th 1919 40.4%
2011 55.59 940th 1985 52.6%
2012 58.66 822nd 1984 58.6%
2013 35.48 1344th 2029 33.8%
2014 26.79 1576th 2064 23.6%
2016 19.97 1737th 2087 16.8%
2017 25.99 1602nd 2112 24.1%
2018 29.46 1533rd 2118 27.6%
2019 20.58 1826th 2182 16.3%
2021 23.87 1727th 2247 23.1%
2022 21.09 1819th 2219 18.0%
2023 51.41 1067th 2240 52.4%
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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

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Enrollment information for Parkway Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 499 216 8 34 0 n/a n/a 0 757
1991 497 214 4 28 0 n/a n/a 0 743
1992 343 335 1 21 2 n/a n/a 0 702
1993 383 339 2 47 1 n/a n/a 0 772
1994 328 288 4 48 1 n/a n/a 0 669
1995 338 282 8 67 3 n/a n/a 0 698
1996 338 282 8 67 3 n/a n/a 0 698
1997 289 292 6 64 3 n/a n/a 0 654
1998 298 306 7 66 3 n/a n/a 0 680
1999 271 292 7 83 3 n/a n/a 0 656
2000 275 258 6 94 5 n/a n/a 0 638
2001 244 270 4 92 4 n/a n/a 0 614
2002 241 241 4 115 2 n/a n/a 0 603
2003 241 241 4 115 2 n/a n/a 0 603
2004 246 227 5 148 0 n/a n/a 0 626
2005 255 249 5 191 0 n/a n/a 0 700
2006 247 295 7 208 1 n/a n/a 0 758
2007 198 189 11 157 1 n/a n/a 35 591
2008 204 162 14 150 0 n/a n/a 43 573
2009 218 140 11 157 1 n/a n/a 48 575
2010 227 152 22 129 2 n/a n/a 36 568
2011 218 142 12 176 2 5 15 0 570
2012 228 160 7 174 2 4 21 0 596
2013 239 164 4 178 2 3 24 0 614
2014 214 149 6 158 2 3 29 0 561
2015 207 146 7 161 3 2 33 0 559
2016 184 140 9 169 0 2 31 0 535
2017 175 119 19 173 0 1 28 0 515
2018 167 129 15 171 1 1 23 0 507
2019 160 142 13 190 1 1 26 0 533
2020 153 166 16 183 1 1 26 0 546
2021 127 162 14 148 0 1 23 0 475
2022 132 180 5 156 0 1 24 0 498
2023 118 171 7 183 0 1 29 0 509

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 Parkway Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 757 32.0 23.6 20.7
1991 743 33.0 22.5 43.1
1992 702 36.0 19.5 61.3
1993 772 38.0 20.3 71.9
1994 669 36.0 18.6 65.2
1995 698 41.0 17.0 68.9
1996 698 41.0 17.0 68.9
1997 654 41.0 16.0 68.3
1998 680 39.0 17.4 70
1999 656 45.0 14.6 75.9
2000 638 40.0 16.0 78.8
2001 614 41.0 15.0 77
2002 603 41.0 14.7 75.8
2003 603 41.0 14.7 75.8
2004 626 43.0 14.6 70.8
2005 700 49.0 14.3 58.6
2006 758 50.0 15.2 73.1
2007 591 41.0 14.4 73.2
2008 573 34.0 16.9 67.7
2009 575 43.5 15.8 78.7
2010 568 39.0 14.5 77.1
2011 570 61.0 9.3 72.3
2012 596 61.0 9.7 73.7
2013 614 47.0 13.0 69.5
2014 561 41.0 13.6 72.5
2015 559 42.0 13.3 71.9
2016 535 40.0 13.3 81.7
2017 515 39.0 13.2 68.2
2018 507 35.0 14.4 72.6
2019 533 36.9 14.4 67.5
2020 546 34.9 15.6 54.9
2021 475 34.0 13.9 78.1
2022 498 27.0 18.4 70.1
2023 509 33.0 15.4 80

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 Parkway Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 757 32.0 23.6 20.7
1991 743 33.0 22.5 43.1
1992 702 36.0 19.5 61.3
1993 772 38.0 20.3 71.9
1994 669 36.0 18.6 65.2
1995 698 41.0 17.0 68.9
1996 698 41.0 17.0 68.9
1997 654 41.0 16.0 68.3
1998 680 39.0 17.4 70
1999 656 45.0 14.6 75.9
2000 638 40.0 16.0 78.8
2001 614 41.0 15.0 77
2002 603 41.0 14.7 75.8
2003 603 41.0 14.7 75.8
2004 626 43.0 14.6 70.8
2005 700 49.0 14.3 58.6
2006 758 50.0 15.2 73.1
2007 591 41.0 14.4 73.2
2008 573 34.0 16.9 67.7
2009 575 43.5 15.8 78.7
2010 568 39.0 14.5 77.1
2011 570 61.0 9.3 72.3
2012 596 61.0 9.7 73.7
2013 614 47.0 13.0 69.5
2014 561 41.0 13.6 72.5
2015 559 42.0 13.3 71.9
2016 535 40.0 13.3 81.7
2017 515 39.0 13.2 68.2
2018 507 35.0 14.4 72.6
2019 533 36.9 14.4 67.5
2020 546 34.9 15.6 54.9
2021 475 34.0 13.9 78.1
2022 498 27.0 18.4 70.1
2023 509 33.0 15.4 80

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Parkway Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $1,146 (12.2%) $8,236 (87.8%) $9,382
2019 $1,046 (11.3%) $8,246 (88.7%) $9,292
2020 $1,088 (11.5%) $8,365 (88.5%) $9,452
2021 $1,534 (13.6%) $9,711 (86.4%) $11,246
2022 $1,976 (18.2%) $8,890 (81.8%) $10,867
2023 $2,658 (20.5%) $10,339 (79.5%) $12,997

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Parkway 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 1826th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 1067th of 2240 Elementary schools
 36.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Parkway Elementary School)4428
 16%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)5048
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Parkway Elementary School)4336
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)5554
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Parkway Elementary School)4040
   4th Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)5148
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Parkway Elementary School)3233
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)5449
 5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Parkway Elementary School)4432
 12%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)4845
 3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Parkway Elementary School)3547
 12%
   5th Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)4743
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Parkway Elementary School)4574
 29%
   5th Grade Science (St. Lucie)4647
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students533509
 4.5%
African American142171
 20.4%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian137
 46.2%
Hispanic190183
 3.7%
Pacific Islander11
White160118
 26.3%
Two or More Races2629
 11.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients67.5%80%
 12.4%


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Parkway Elementary School ranks 1068th of 2242 Florida elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Parkway Elementary School are 36% Hispanic, 34% African American, 23% White, 6% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 509 students attended Parkway Elementary School.


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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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