Gilchrist Elementary School

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1301 Timberlane Rd

Tallahassee, FL 32312

(850) 487-4310

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 940

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

16 Parent Reviews for Gilchrist Elementary School

My son has been a student at Gilchrist since Kindergarten. We've had fantastic teachers, and made wonderful friends. Cant wait for my daughter to go!!

Posted by a parent on 08/30/13

We absolutely love Gilchrist! My daughter can't wait to start the second grade. Everyone in this school is great.

Posted by a parent on 08/03/13

I was a student at Gilchrist for six years and, as far as I'm concerned, it is the best elementary school in Tallahassee. Thanks to the challenging lessons and Creative Academics classes offered there, I am maintaining all A's throughout middle school. I am in the eighth grade.

Posted by a other on 01/13/13

It is a very multi ethnic and multicultural place. When they have the annual field day they begin with a parade of nations with each grade dressing up to represent a country and my child is a Chinese American so that matters to us and that there are others who look like her. Also it is a 'Blue Ribbon' ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/17/09

My son started 2nd grade in Gilchrist we are from Katrina In Louisiana he was not doing well in his reading. At Gilchrist they put him in ESE class and he has come a long way the Teachers have been wonderful with his taeching of reading this is his last yaer at Gilchrist. And I know for a fact that my ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/28/09

This school is not the school to send your child to if he has any kind of learning or emotional problems. They are very unsympathetic and seem to only want 'normal' students. I have gotten the feeling from administration as well as teachers that they don't like to be bothered with children that have ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/24/09

Children are challenged academically and receive positive encouragement from their teachers. I am involved with my child's class as well as the volunteer tutor program. The parental involvement at this school is impressive. We moved from another state where our son attended a private school which ran ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/08/07

We bought a home in the school district so our children could go to Gilchrist because it was rated so highly. Now, I'm concerned about the increasing number of low-performers/behavior problems showing up from the 'F' schools. It's hit or miss with the teachers. I wish there was a better system for learning ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/02/07

Excellent academics, excellent ESE programs, only issue is that they could use some sensitivity training. But otherwise I would recommend the school for it's academics and quality of teacher involvement with the children. One other minus is that I tried hard to get involved with volunteering but no ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/24/07

Of the four teachers with whom my children have spent a year, two of them were excellent teachers and two of them were worse than awful. I do not believe that is a great percentage. Also it is very worth considering the fact that it is basically impossible to switch teachers as Gilchrist is so full ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/11/06

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Test scores for Gilchrist Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Gilchrist Elementary School
Leon 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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Tallahassee schools — Gilchrist Elementary School is located at 1301 Timberlane Rd, Tallahassee FL 32312. 1301 Timberlane Rd is in the 32312 ZIP code in Tallahassee, FL The school district for Gilchrist Elementary School is the Leon County Public Schools. Gilchrist Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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