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Red Bug Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 802 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 6 ratings

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Posted May 12, 2014

I've had two children attend Red Bug Elementary. Every teacher was excellent. The PTA and staff always welcomed parents. The few times I had to interact with administration was pleasant and satisfactory. Also, this school is very safe!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2014

RBE is the best! My daughter is in her 5th year and she is doing so well thanks to the teachers and staff at RBE. Special note: The staff keeps this school very safe and secure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

My daughter enjoyed her time at this school, especially her teachers. The PTA looks to involve any parent wanting to volunteer, which is awesome. Teachers are always willing to have parents in their classes. The only thing that I would change would be the front office staff. They are not very friendly and seem perpetually frazzled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

Pick-up and drop off are a nightmare. The parking lot is too small for a school RBE size. There should be some major construction to improve this process. It is potentially dangerous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2012

This will be my sons second year at Red Bug Elementary. I haven't had a lot of interaction with the schools leadership, but I'm extremely happy with both of his teachers thus far. It's a very clean, safe environment for kids and my son enjoys going. I can't say enough about his teachers as they truly care about each student's progression. They embody what we all believe to be a "caring" teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2011

We are in our third year here and we could not be any happier. The second grade teacher we have is absolutely outstanding and so is the gifted teacher. Administration has always been willing to meet with us and listen to our concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2011

My son goes to RBE. He had a terrible experience with the 3rd grade teacher he had last year, she was constantly yelling at him and making horrible negative comments. Never a posive note in his planner at all. Of course the administration always denies any wrong doing from the teachers. This year he has a great teacher that encourages him and he is a lot happier
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

It's our first year at RBE, and I am very disappointed. Our teacher is great, but I find administration to be uncaring. Also, the carline is ridiculously long, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

My son went to Kindergarten here last year and is now in first grade and I love this school. The teachers are kind and helpful. They do their best to make sure everyone is happy and really welcome parents to come and be involved with their childs school. All of the rooms have smart boards and the teachers wear mics and can be heard throughout the classrooms through speakers so no child has a disadvantage. I am very proud that my kids get to go here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

The teachers are nice and want the best for their students; however, the administrators need to go. They don't answer parent questions and concerns. I'm really disappointed in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

My child has been going to Red Bug for the last two years and I have never once regretted enrolling him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2010

Both of my kids went through Red Bug from 2nd grade. What a great school. The teachers are wonderful and not only that it will be newly remodeled soon. They are now at Tuskawilla Middle and loving it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

This is my son's 3rd year at Red Bug Elementary. He has been blessed with a wonderful teacher each year. Each show that they care and have kept me informed of concerns or challenges they see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

They recognize students, needs and match them with one one one assistance.


Posted March 31, 2009

We struggled with sending our child to a private school vs. Red Bug, and since entering this elementary school, our family has only wonderful experiences with everything from the teachers to the faculty to the programs. I believe the principal and the entire staff have the best interests of the students at heart. The key is being involved in your school. You see everything once you are involved, and only want to help all the children in the class. We went from struggling with our decision, to being most happy with our choice at Red Bug. Keep it up teachers...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

We love Red Bug. The teachers really care about the children as individuals which makes a big difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

My children attend Red Bug and we love it very much. We've had a couple of issues that needed attention and both the teacher and Principal immediately made contact with us to address our needs. We are so happy with the progress our kids have been making. The drop off could be a little better but overall this is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

My children use to go to an Orange County School. Since moving, my children have beyond excelled and improved in all ways possible. The teachers are very understanding and helpful. They go out of their way to help children. I would recommend this school to anyone and everyone with children. The drop off could be alittle better organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

Our family moved to FL 2 mos ago. Red Bug staff was not warm and did not make our family feel welcomed. Most of the staff barely speaks and when they do, it definitly is not with a smile. The new principle is the worst I have ever seen. I am surprised she is responsible for such an important role, her personality definately does not fit the elementary school environment. The classrooms are open with and shared with 4 other teachers. Pickup and Dropoff are horrible. The school needs to improve their social skills and provide better guidance to new families. The gifted teacher is Great! She is the only person who made us feel welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

I am a newbie, my son just started KG at Red Bug and we love in. All except the drop off in the morning, wish they could figure a better system for that one.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
93%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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 58%
Hispanic 27%
Black 7%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 169%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%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 55%53%61%
Master's degree 44%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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4000 Red Bug Lake Road
Casselberry, FL 32707
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