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Louise S. Mcinnis Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 371 students

 

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Posted December 18, 2013

I moved here 3 months ago and enrolled my son. In that 3 month period, my son has learnt mexican gang signs, exhibits unfavorable behaviour and has dropped a grade in every subject. I actually came to this website looking into transferring him to another school. Unless you don't care about how your child does academically and socially, you might want to look into other options. I would also like to add that some of the teachers here are wonderful. Unfortunately, there is only so much they can do on their own. I have never in my entire life seen such a poorly run school. I think that having a principle that showed genuine interest in the students and the school would be a great place to start.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2012

The Principal @ this school is NOT parent friendley. This principal hides behind her office door and it's like pulling teeth to get her to return a parents phone call. After many phone calls to the school, and then the district office in Deland. I as a parent had to go into McInnis school's office demand a meeting with the principal told them I wasn't leaving till I met with her did I get a meeting. The way this school in ran is VERY Unsatisfactory and is doing a disservice to our community. I am ashamed of this school and will be seaking a school that not only has Challenging academic programs for my daughter, better teachers, Strong principal/school leadership and is a parent friendly place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2011

The teachers here are awesome. My kids love the Principle and the Assistant Principle. However, There is absoluty no parent participation. This is due to the amount of Mexican families who are scared to get involved. Don't judge by there scores, because it is hard to keep the scores up since so many parents pull their kids out of school for wees at a time and then reregister there kids when they get back. They return right before FCAT testing without any preperation. For thosekids that do stay they get an excellent education. I have 3 kids in the school and they love it and exceed. We need to change legistration saying that after missing so many days of school they are not allowed to take the FCAT test. This is how it was at one time. This should not apply to kids with medical reasons if they are tutored at home and keep up with their work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

McInnis is wonderful, the teachers are there to help at all times and everyone is very friendly. My daughter already learned so much in the first couple of weeks of school, it is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

My daughter has done great at this school. The principals and teachers really care about the students. My daughter really excelled and even got A honor roll! I wish this school had more funding for things like computers but everything else is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2006

My experience at McInnis has been very positive. The teachers that I have encountered the past two years have been very caring and work hard to make sure that children are learning. There are added people on staff to work with children who need extra help on a daily basis. The teachers that my chldren have had have always kept me informed if they were struggling and helped me with suggestions to do at home. The administration is visible and knows many families by name. They make sure the school is safe. They attend all SAC and PTA meetings. Parents are very involved and the school recently received the DOE Five Star School Award. The school also has maintained an 'A' grade even with the challenges of having a large population of children from low income homes. Many famiies speak Spanish and the school provides people to help them at meetings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

As a concerned grandmother of a student who has attended McInnis for the last three years, it is unfortunate that I must report my displeasure with the quality of his education. As a matter of fact, if you remove the FCAT-related activities from the equation, there are no extracurricular activities to speak of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

No improvement noted in the past year and a half--even the family friendly atmosphere is now missing. Office staff predominantly Hispanic, with little knowledge of English, so phone communications with school staff are virtually impossible. Even in person, one must get through to the office staff to find someone proficient in English; this can be frustrating. I've been very unhappy this year with the teacher's seeming disinterest in the students, and with her apparent inability to communicate with parents in a timely manner. In my opinion, a concerned, involved parent would do better to look elsewhere for a good public elementary school--this isn't it! And, as an aside, 25% of the third grade at McInnis failed the 2006 FCAT, and 22% failed the math portion. This school ranks lowest of 49 elementary schools in Volusia County for 3rd grade FCAT performance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

We attended this school in 2003-2004 year. Highly disappointed. We now know how a school should be since we varienced to Volusia Pines in Lake Helen. What a difference. McInnis ignores the needs and lacks love and responsiblity for their students. I was told my kids were on task and grade level. I found out different once we got to Volusia Pines. My son finally loves school again! It was a daily struggle to get him to McInnis, Sunday nights were spent with melt downs. Teachers and staff pretend to care when you are present. I see by the other responses that things have not changed. They coach for Fcat,activities I dont see at our A grade school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2005

Mcinnis is a family-friendly environment with little else to suggest it. Parents must take a strong, pro-active role in securing 'extra' help or attention for a child in need of such; otherwise, the problem is pretty much ignored. Parents must also request frequent updates on such things as standardized test scores, school resources, and even general classroom behavior--this information is usually not volunteered unless there is a problem which can no longer be ignored. Despite bully-proofing programs, mcinnis appears to have more than its share of safety issues, and little appears to be done to get to the root of discipline problems. The school offers a few rare extracurricular activities, but they are not publicized, so if you don't ask, you very likely won't know.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
45%

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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
75%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
86%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 66%
White 26%
Black 7%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 15%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 53%56%61%
Master's degree 37%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 11%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. ALBA PEREZ
Fax number
  • (386) 985-6710

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5175 U.S 17
De Leon Springs, FL 32130
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