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5413 Durant Rd

Dover, FL 33527

(813) 651-2120

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 820

Students Per Teacher: 16

Parent Reviews

31 Parent Reviews for Nelson Elementary School

I have a 5th grader and a 1st grader. I love Nelson Elementary! The teachers and staff are very friendly.. As far as anyone else having a bad experience here, I can honestly say that it has to be more their problem...and definitely NOT the schools. I feel that my children are safe while they are ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/20/14

I have three kids that attend Nelson. One is gifted, one has autism and ODD and my other is perfectly average. Prior to attending Nelson we were a homeschooling family. I'm nothing short of astounded with the amount of support we've received with all three children and the true care that shows through ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/31/14

I love Nelson! I don't know what else to say. They are wonderful people. From the front office to the teachers to the lunch staff. I have never met a better teacher than my daughters teacher Mrs. Diers. I only wish she could move to the second grade so we can have her again :-) I have never...ever had ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/11/13

Absolutely love Nelson Elementary! My child was there for 6 years.The teachers are always compassionate and hands on with the students. Theres plenty of opportunities to be involved with classroom and school events. We will miss them as my child transitions to middle school

Posted by a parent on 07/31/13

My son is FINALLY done with this school, and so am I! Praise God! Kindergarten - his teacher was basically incompetent and they combined her class with a neighbor teacher who was impossibly harsh. 2nd grade we had the dumbest woman I have EVER seen in my life. 3rd grade we had 2 teachers and one ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/08/12

Excellent education. Caring teachers and staff make my child (and I) feel welcomed. Lots of opportunities to become involved if you want and administration and teachers offer help when needed and after school clubs, too.

Posted by a parent on 01/30/12

This is the 3rd school I have worked at in the last 3 years. I really enjoy working here. The teachers I work with on a daily basis really care about their students. We work hard to not only communicate concerns but areas where children are excelling. We go to trainings and workshops to make us better ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 06/19/11

We are a military family with a special needs child so I did A LOT of research regarding a school for him and his little sister. I spoke to other parents in EFMP stationed here and NELSON elementary was highly recommended. I can say this is the best school we have ever come to. Out of six schools my ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/14/11

I have a son at Nelson and my oldest son was there years ago. I too moved in to the area mid school year and I have NO complaints! He entered 5th grade in February 2005 and that was the beginning of a very happy experience in Hillsborough County. The office staff was great and told me everything I ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/12/11

NELSON is a great school!! The office staff, teachers and volunteers are all wonderful! I wish I had more time to spend there! My kids have done great at Nelson and I am very happy with this school!!

Posted by a parent on 06/12/11

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Test scores for Nelson Elementary School

FCAT2* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Nelson Elementary School
Hillsborough County Public Schools
* In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

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Dover schools — Nelson Elementary School is located at 5413 Durant Rd, Dover FL 33527. 5413 Durant Rd is in the 33527 ZIP code in Dover, FL The school district for Nelson Elementary School is the Hillsborough County Public Schools. Nelson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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