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Celebration School

Public | K-8 | 1281 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted Sunday, September 14, 2014

We arrived in Celebration last year and ever since my children were very well received by students , teachers and school officials . So I have to thank everyone for their dedication .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2014

I love this school this school do sent get mad if you get confused the principal is so nice the teachers do picnic days everyday I pick my child up from school everyday and we go together to get ice cream what I'm surprised is that the food funrasier they do mother and daughter or son pizza diner for free and pasta and meatballs I love this school just don't put your child on the bus the buses are out of wack
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2013

Like Celebration itself, everything here is about appearance. This school cares only about their rating, meaning FCAT test results. Test results are more important than actual learning. They are teaching children to game the system, by giving out free breakfasts when FCAT testing is going on. The "gifted" program consists only of extra homework. They can't even skip the regular homework if they are more advanced, so it's not different homework, but extra homework. There's no one going above and beyond here. The principal Rene Clayton is awful. She doesn't have the slightest interest in listening to parents. There's a police office ON CAMPUS, and Ms. Clayton regularly has the police officer respond to parent complaints in order to intimidate, rather than responding reasonably. This school gets 1 bonus star because we had a great Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Loboda. Do not send your kids here thinking that rich Celebration will provide a good education. Like the rich, the appearance of being good is all that matters here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2013

Great staff who truly do try to ensure every child is treated with respect and given every opportunity to realize their potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

I love Celebration School and disagree wholeheartedly with the negative reviewers. My eldest son has attended this school for six years and my youngest for three years. We have been very fortunate to have excellent teachers each year. My boys both love the school as well. Is it perfect? No, but what school is? They do an amazing job with the resources they have. As for teaching to the FCAT, it is what it is. The kids need to be successful on the test, so the teachers are under tremendous pressure to assure that they are. Until a better system is implemented, they have no choice. Unfortunately this is out of the hands of the school. The principal is not your touchy feely warm fuzzy kind of person, but she's darn good at her job. Everything she does is for the good of the students and their education. One last note - Celebration K-8 School has an amazing, very active PTA. They are able to sponsor many wonderful programs and activities throughout the school year. If you choose this school for your children, please consider getting involved! There are too many parents who like to complain but never show up or get involved. This is a school and community that I am proud to be a part of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

My school can improve the staff and i do not like the school as much as they would like me to. Also the principle says we are a blue ribon school but I do not feel this way because the principle and the dean and the vice principle are all not as nice as they say they are by a long shoot.


Posted March 19, 2013

No more gifted classes :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2012

I can say that I entirely agree with the thorough review, last but one. Considering this is a public school in Osceola county, this school does an excellent job and tries hard to meet all the needs of its students. After one year at Celebration K8, I can say that my son's teacher this year was among the most dedicated and innovative teachers that I have encountered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

honestly after reading all these comments this school sounds horrible :/ c(o.oc) :O >:D :p


Posted January 26, 2012

We have been her for 2 years now, we have multiple students so I can post an honest thorough opinion. I will say that I think that a Student needs excellent teachers, a good curriculum and strong support from their parents to obtain a strong education. While I think that the Florida School system (FCAT based curriculum) is flawed vs. the State that we moved from, it is a decent curriculum in general, I just don't agree with a lot of ways they teach just to pass the FCAT, the effort could be better utilized. PROS: Teachers are Excellent (We have had 3 I rate as A+, 2 = Bs), Parents are pretty involved and each room has a parent that comes in regularly, the Tech-Up program aims to get computers into the school, there is a gifted program, speech programs, good student body, and the facility is great! CONS: I have never met the Principal and see very little communication from her , there are no set Parent/Teacher Conferences (teachers are very open to meeting with you), there are few to no after school activities (like movie nights, carnivals, parent/student dances, etc.), also due to the budgetary constraints of the school/County the grounds are a bit neglected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2011

My daughter was in her class the kids were playing around a kid joking around hit her, so my daughter lightly slapped him back ofcourse the teacher did not see the boy hit my daughter but saw my daughter hit the boy My daughter was taken to the office where she sat for over 2 hours before calling me. The principal left me a voice message saying that your daughter did this ect...She said she is done She has all her stuff and you need to come pick her up. And if you dont pay the $5 she owes she will not be able to go to the 8th grade, mind you he repeated the $5 on the message 3 times. She was so worried about the $5 that he did not care about the student; Hence there was a small scratch on a book that they charged her for. The Principal took my daughter to clear out her locker and said where is the book u have to pay for? Wow really? She also said i could have u pay more but..... Comes to show u that the $5 they charged me for nothing was more important than my childs education there is 6 days off school left but they suspended her anyway. I called the principal after having to leave work and he was rude wouldnt listen to me and just kept taking loud and very unprofessional
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2011

My son was involved in an incident at school on Friday afternoon but this isnt the issue. This morning I received a call from the principal saying We called your son's classroom but the teacher said he wasnt in class" This was at 8:49am. I asked her to give me a call either way. 20 minutes pass by no phone call. While waiting I decided to drive around the neighborhood just in case I notice anything out of the norm. Im panicking because I dont know whats going on. I then drive to school because I still hadnt heard back. When I arrive he is in the office. I asked him "Where you in class?" He said yes. I go into the office where the principal and asst principal are and asked "Why didnt you at least call me to let me know he was here". Her response in a very nonchalant tone was. I hadnt got around to it. I was livid. I told her you do not call a parent stating their child is missing and not let them know it was a mistake. I believe school officials need to work together to ensure success with students education. This is the first time I ever met the principal but we are definitely off to a bad start. I feel she is unprofessional and uncompacionate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2011

My opinion about the school and staff of this school is poor. I believe that to have a good chance of being in good terms with the principal of the school you should be a brownnoser to her otherwise your children will pay the consecuences. The staff is careless with the children but they will pretend infront of the parents that they do care for them. Overall to me the principal of the school is another Fidel Castro but in the united States of America the place where our children could have an education it all depends on our dictator if they could stay or not in "her" republic. If you would like your children in this school then WELCOME TO CUBA...


Posted September 13, 2011

This is school is fantastic for typical students. They do well catering to gifted students and average students. However, if you have a child with special needs or who is struggling, they will not work with the students. The asst principal has been heard making remarkng about having to take the homeless students from the hotels in a deragatory voice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Because my daughter has had the best teachers for the 3 years she is going to the Celebration School and because the principal Dr. Kennedy is the most dedicated and caring. Parents, PTA and community in general are participants in the school progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Celebration School has a great staff and parents who care about their kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

My 2 sons love this school and so do I. From the education to the teachers, they have really developed my kids education and the way they express themselves. Both of my sons are A or A/B Honor Roll since they have been in this school. We moved to Kissimmee 3 years ago. The main reason we have stayed has been because of Celebration School. I've even taking time away from my profession, and it has been well worth it. I would like to thank the teachers and the Principal for all their hard work and effort. It is greatly appreciated. I also want to thank Jose and everyone involved in the Celebration Little League. They are great! Their games and practices are held right at the Celebration School fields. My boys have truly excelled in all areas since they have been in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

Celebration is going above and beyond to giving the best education to my daughter. I feel blessed that she has this opportunity and the staff... they are the BEST... thank you Celebration K-8...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

The school is a bad learning area for kids. They've had many problems with bullying and to many kids teasing, taunting, etc. other kids.I will not send my kids back there next year!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

When I went there I was treated as unwanted becuase I was not high class. No one ever talked to me until I got my glasses off. Don't go here. It is your worst dream!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


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.

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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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

193 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%
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 47% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
91%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 68%
Hispanic 22%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 4%
Black 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 127%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 29%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 54%60%61%
Master's degree 42%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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510 Campus Street
Celebration, FL 34747
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