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Eastside Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 440 students

 

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Posted yesterday

This school hit a rough patch for a couple of years and it was really sad to see. Thankfully, with the new principal it's changed course for the better in a hurry and the school is so much better. The majority of teachers have always been great here. Very happy with how well the school is doing now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2014

I love this school! This is the 4th school I've had interaction with since I've started dealing with schools and I must say I am impressed. We came into this school year knowing the poor reputation EES had from previous years but after interviewing many teachers and staff and knowing the types of changes they put in to effect we decided to give them a chance. I am so glad we did. The new Teachers, Principals, and staff have kept their promise and turned EES around. Its a smaller school and people are friendly yet professional. They care about every student no matter demographic or class. EES is very proactive in staying ahead of problems with child development and stay busy with events that bring parents and kids into the school together to help families take more ownership of their educational opportunities. 2013-2014 was just the start, I'm excited to see how this school will grow in the years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2014

This is a great school I was a student but now I'm in 8th grade the students get rewarded when they are doing what they are aspose to but if not they will get in trouble and if they get written up then u will get a paper u have to sign but if you think it's for something stupid then u can go to the principle and get it sorted out I use to be a strait f student but now I'm a A B student in advanced classes so u should sent your kids here


Posted June 23, 2010

I went to this school when I was a child and now my child goes here. I have not had any issues with the school. I have direct contact with my child's teacher and I make sure that I am involved in my child's eduction, so, communication has not been an issue. My daughter did not know how to read before she started kindergarten and now graduating K, she is reading at a 1st grade level. Her teacher definitly took the time to have the classes organized, stuctured and interesting to keep the attention of the kids. I have relatives and friends with kids in other elementary schools, and out of all of the Hernando county schools, I would say Eastside is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

Parents beware!! If you have a choice you need to fight to get them OUT of this school. This school is all about excuses and have no follow through at all. Good luck having anyone call you back. We have had to call the school board several times just to get a response. If you child is a slow learner this may be a OK school. If your child is average or above they will never get challenged. No field trips or fun for the kids. Recess is only a privledge that the child can get if the WHOLE class is good. This is a school that I am strongly apposed of we have had to transfer of children just to get a real education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

My son attended this school in 2005, 2006 and 2007 - 3 years and 3 different principles. The moral among the staff is in the toilet, very few of the teachers at this school truly care about education. On average it would take more than 3 days to get a response from a teacher via email or written note. Parent teacher conferences, good luck trying to schedule one or much less have the teachers show up after it is scheduled. I am highly dissatisified with this school, and I would not recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

My son went to this school for kindegarten. I am very disappointed in this school. I feel the education provided was mediocre at best and the communication with the teachers and administration with the parents was nearly non-exhistant. At almost 7 he can barely read, although his teacher told me on more than one occasion that he was the brightest in the class. As a single working mom I don't have much time to work on his reading with him, but I can see hat this summer I'll have to work hard to get him caught up for 1st grade. The class only took one field trip squeezed into the very end of the school year to an old, delapitated country zoo. This school again failed Florida's Sunshine standards and because of this parents can have their children transferred to other schools in the county. Mine will be transferred.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2007

I feel that the communications from the school is a bit lacking. They would do well to improve their website & allow parents to sign up for email notifications of events, etc. I believe they would get a much higher level of parent involvement. I was very impressed with their stress on reading. However, for any child that is above average on the learning curve - there seem to be little to no challenging learning opportunities presented to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

Most of the teachers are passionate about teaching their students, however it is truely up to the students on how much they are willing to learn and succeed! I have only had a few disagreements with certain teachers, but over all this school is good for my children no matter what rating they receive. Thank you to the teachers who work hard and have passion for their profession, and huge hearts for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

My three children have attended Eastside now for two years. I feel that it is a wonderful school because of the teaschers and staff that seem to really care and the great enviroment of the school. The staff not only strongly encourage the students to get involved but the parents as well. You could not ask for a better school for your children to attend, then Eastside. I am only taking them out because we are moving to the Tampa area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

Great programs available, but some problems with attending children at times
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2003

I have a Pre-K student at this school, and Mrs. Tobin and her para are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
51%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
30%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 68%
Hispanic 14%
Black 11%
Two or more races 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 159%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 26%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%64%61%
Master's degree 27%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. MARY LEDOUX
Fax number
  • (352) 797-7145

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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