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Clermont Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 590 students

 

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Posted March 5, 2014

My children have been attending this school since October of 2013 and I must say, I have seen a drastic improvement in their overall school performance and grades. My oldest child was struggling at her previous school and had been getting 'C's and even an occasional 'D'. My youngest was getting 'B's and 'C's. Over the last few months my oldest received all 'A's and 1 'B' and my youngest received straight 'A's. The teacher's are very involved and try and keep in contact with the parents to discuss any issues and to keep you informed of your child's progress, strong attributes, etc. I couldn't be any more proud to call Clermont Elementary our family's school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2013

such helpful and polite staff moved my daughter from a new school here due to relocating and have no complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

My daughter went to Clermont Elementary school and she received a phenomenal education. She received all 4's and 5's on her FCATS and they are also a leader in assisting students with disabilities with accommodations. Ms. Caple runs a very family-friendly school but I feel the parent and child will get a lot more of their education as a whole if parents are involved. Involvement is key - especially in the elementary school phase of a child's life. I volunteered for activities, went to PTO meetings AND worked full-time in downtime Orlando. This is a wonderful school and even though my daughter is no longer there, I still miss it and think it prepared her for the honor student she still is todday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2013

Clermont Elementary is one of the worst schools I have had to deal with I have 4 kids in this school and hate the way there teaching is being done my son hate going school now they feel punishing kids for forgetting there pencil is just not acceptable ,my kids are not learning since going there ...and having four kids I would expect to see somethings in report cards that shows different results but 2of these reports where identical no diffrent which should have been diffrent because of there differences..all of the comments that say what a good school are written by staff members (overheard) conversation ...thank you Clermont elementary for ruining my kids love for school ...my kids did come from thornbrooke elementary what a great school wish I could move back
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2012

We transferred to Clermont last year from another local school. Just by walking in fhe front office we knew we were at the right place. We feel that our children are getting what they need and more from their teachers, staff, Vice Principal and Principal. To comment on others stating that they don't stress on the arts, remember that teachers and school are required to meet certain goals and unfortunately there isn't always time for the art, music and language classes. We did love that our previous school had "specials" in art, music, instruments and language. For the amount of time in between when the class came around again in nine day rotation, it was hard for the children to progress quickly and retain. I am coming from music, arts & theatre background so it is important for our children to get a well rounded education including sports. The children at the previous school did not get the required amount of state mandated ruling for physical education. In fact some of the teachers were not giving recess or only allowing it only once a week. Physical education classes were part of the "specials" rotation so they were fudging numbers by counting the kids walking to class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

As for me clermont elementary is great school. My son can from minneola elementary. And as a parent I see the differnt in my son score.and his reading has improve . the teacher are great. also my girl goes there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

Awful school in an awful area..we moved to FL in Sept 07 and did not know how bad Clermont was, quickly moved out in March of 08 - hated the school and the staff was awful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

My son learn very good last year and Now He go back Pre k and He is with teacher who is can Sign language since We are deaf and It Help lots to talk with! and My son learn alot from that school which is wonderful .. teacher teach and she use sign lang and speak while class ! Amazing! --
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2007

My kids have an excellent experience at Clermont Elementary, great teachers, good principal, great staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2006

I was worried about the area in which the school was located, however, once my daughter started school there I was very impressed. Her teacher is always available to parents, even giving her cell phone number and calling just to let me know when my daughter is improving. There is a solid network of teachers that all work in giving students what they need. There are a variety of resources available to the students and the teachers utilize these and spend the time needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2006

I think ces is fantastic. People need to remember that this is a public elementary school funded by the state, which is why there are not that many extra-curricular activities available. Ms caple (principal) is actively concerned for each child on campus and always makes herself available to parents ~ it is obvious that she is passionate about her ces children. I ask my son each day how school was and his most common response is 'awesome!' ~ coming from a private school I was very nervous, but there was no need to be. Ces is a fantastic school unfortunately due to location it has a poor reputation...But in three years there have been no incidents to speak of. Drop your children off and know that they will be learning and loving every minute of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2006

My grandson and granddaughter attended. It is a nice school that needs more extracurricular activity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2006

Three of my children have attended Clermont Elementary. I have been very impressed with the quality of teachers at the school. The teachers have a real concern for each child and put a lot of their own time into their preparation. The staff is very personable and each have a genuie concern for the school and the children. Clermont Elementary has felt like a family over the past 8 years I have had children attending there. They are proactive about trying new techniques and finding grants to meet educational objectives set for the children. They also have helped the students to keep up with all the new technology that is available and use it in helping to meet educational needs. I have had the opportunity to try a local charter school, but I have not had the desire to do so. My family and I have enjoyed our experience here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2005

This school has a very family feeling. I request an out of zone waiver for my children to go here. Do'nt let the older buildings and neighborhoods deter you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2005

My daughter enjoys this school very much. We just transfered here and she enjoys it much more than her old school. I wish there was more of any emphasis on art and music.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

This school is severely lacking in performance art instruction. Their focus seems to be on making each student identical in attire, instruction, and in teaching methods instead of encouraging the unique attributes of each student. The art teacher pushes around a cart to each classroom for instruction, which is held on a weekly basis. There is no sports, music, or other extracurricular activities for the students, and recess is limited to 10 minutes after lunch. I am not impressed with this schools approach to learning.
—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 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
51%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "B".
  • 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

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 State average
White 38% 42%
Hispanic 26% 29%
Black 25% 23%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%62%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Cleamstine Caple
Fax number
  • (352) 394-5081

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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680 E Highland Ave
Clermont, FL 34711
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