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Bunnell Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 1243 students

 

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Posted July 14, 2012

This school has great parents/ teachers communication , well organized and has a friendly and safe environment, I have a 6th grade son there, and now going on my second round with a kndergarden one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2011

My child started kindergarten at BES this year and he loves the school and his teacher! We have attended some events at the school and the parent turn-out was large at each gathering. It is great to see the teachers involved in events like the fundraiser at McDonalds too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2011

This is my daughter's third year in this school. She started in K and is now in the second grade. She has gotten some fantastic teachers and has done very well. I have never had a problem getting through to her teacher and receive replies within the same day. I have had no complaints and specifically chose this school for the well educated teaching staff. Her principle even reconized her on the weekend while we were out and about in the northern part of town and I felt like that was pretty incredible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2011

I have been very happy with my child's experience at this school. Overall, I find her teachers easy to communicate with. They have answered emails, notes or calls promptly. Even though the campus is large and there are roughly 1,000 students, I have met some terrific teachers who really like teaching and made their classrooms feel very "small-town". Becoming active in the PTO increases communication between parents & teachers. I think that because a considerable number of students come from families with low incomes, this school has gotten a bad wrap. Other parents have made comments to me about a lack of parental involvement. Well to that I say, the hearts of the teachers there make up for that which is missing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

It's a shame this school turned out to be such a disappointment. Poor leadership, serious safety issues and for every awesome teacher this school has, there is another that cancels the good one out. This county needs an intervention. We gave up and moved to another county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2010

Very unhappy with the school,children where not happy at all .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Great community school with teachers who care and who remain there until they retire!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

As a grandparent raising my grandson this is my third generation of elementary schools. I have found BES to a wonderful school with caring and devoted teachers and staff. Also the guidance and encouragement to me as the Grandmother has been wonderful! The students are consistantly learning and meeting new challanges and given the resources to learn all they can in a caring environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

For a school that consists of a large population of children from low-income families, Bunnell Elementary School is top notch. The teachers are attentative, the curriculum is engaging, and extra curricular activities in and outside the school day are awesome. How many Kindergarteners are learning Spanish? My daughter loves her education at this school, and so do I. There are plenty of opportunities for familiy involvement, and great strides are made to accomodate the working family. I just wish the school offered a general summer camp program, not that it has to or anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

This school is of excellent quality and direction. Students are treated respectfully and teachers work hard. Administration is very involved and effective.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2004

This is a great school for kids. They have great fcat scores and have really improved over the years.
—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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

175 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
78%
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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

164 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
40%
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 53% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 66%
Black 20%
Hispanic 8%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 66%61%61%
Master's degree 31%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. RICHARD DUPONT
Fax number
  • (386) 437-7591

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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305 North Palmetto Street
Bunnell, FL 32110
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Phone: (386) 437-7533

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