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Boston Avenue Charter School

Charter | K-5

 

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Posted June 5, 2013

This is the best School! Teachers and staff work together to provide the best learning environment .It is like a family.


Posted November 3, 2012

My daughter went to school in 5th grade here. I would have sent her older sister here also and my 5th grader in to 6th if available. I have never seen her shine like this before. We moved a few times and she knows what other schools are like. She liked this one best and we liked the changes it had on her. She never did this well before. The teachers teach with love in this school. The students learn to love learning at this school. From the healthier lunch choices to the bus driver stopping right in front of our home. There hasn't been another school that has come close. My pre-k four year old goes here now. I was looking for some social interaction and becoming used to a school. It was an adjustment because she is a free spirit. She loves her new school and has to hug every class mate and her teachers before leaving with me. She pushes me out of the door to leave when she gets there. She has learned months, days, alphabet, songs, and much more and we are only a few months in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2012

I am a former teacher at this school, and I would NEVER send my own child there. The "owner" of the school and management company is a bully to all of his staff, and has run multiple schools into the ground. I have heard his nephew, who happens to be the "vice principal", refer to the school as a business. They are not interested in educating students. They only want to make as much money as they can before the school is forced to shut down by the Volusia County School Board. I assure you, there are many other options out there that are more beneficial for your student.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 28, 2012

This is possible the worst run school I have ever witnessed. The management company is good at marketing a concept. But is incapable of teaching children. It is run like a clan. The teachers and parents are intimidated if they do not agree with the management company. When I spoke about problems I was ignored, shuffled and ultimately the child suffered. Do not send your child here, unless you expect them to fail. The paperwork was not filed, the children are not taugher, the plumbing is faulty. The worst part is I agree with the concept of learning and development. It is just it is poorly executed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2012

I found Boston Ave to be an excellent environment for the students, the teachers and staff all pull together as a team to provide the school curriculum for the students. I have noticed that the teachers and staff also work together to teach the students respect for each other and the staff. I would rate this school as a Great School and an A+


Posted March 24, 2011

I love boston ave charter school. wonderful staff. very helpful and caring. my child loves going to school again thanks to boston ave charter school. they are rated an a plus in my book. you could not ask for better teachers and staff. they really listen to you and the needs of your child. they also let the kids use the bathroom when needed unlike some of the other schools. i will never understand the big deal about letting a child go to the bathroom. anyways thanks boston ave charter school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2011

Great community school---absolutely consider the whole child and their learning style. Large focus on community, values and hands on academia. Wonderful principal/s!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2010

New Principal is sensible, diplomatic, and fair to all children. Well trained teachers are very in-tune to the needs of the children, and their learning needs. Children are treated like individual human beings instead of numbers. Especially like their emphasis on a No-bullying environment. All children are taught how to deal with conflict in a rational civilized manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

I had a rocky start with this school and this school bent over backwards and did backflips to fix all my problems. My children love going to school due to the wonderful staff and teachers. Boston Avenue Charter really strives to do their best with the students and it shows throught the smiles on my kids faces when they get home. I Love Boston Avenue Charter School in DeLand Florida.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

It feels like a private school with all the benefits and resources of a public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

It's the best school in the area!!!! Our kids love going to school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

This school has helped my son relax in a learning environment. They serve healthy food choices freshly cooked daily. They encourage physical activity to build up cardio endurance. They promote a casual uniform dress code to eliminate any 'need to compete in dressing'. The staff is friendly and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

They are striving to become a completely 'green' school and it shows from the activities in the greenhouse to lunches served in the cafeteria!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

My children love this school the kindergarden teacher is the best with the children great teachers...
—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.

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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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
39%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
55%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
18%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
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 "F".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "F".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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 State average
White 53% 42%
Black 29% 23%
Hispanic 13% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 148%N/A59%
Female 253%N/A49%
Male 247%N/A51%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 86%56%61%
Master's degree 14%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%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. Doug Jackson
Fax number
  • (386) 734-5617

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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340 N Boston Ave
Deland, FL 32724
Phone: (386) 734-5617

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