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PK-5
Public
DeLand, FL
Students enrolled: 690
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1395 South Blue Lake Avenue
DeLand, FL 32724

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(386) 943-7670
(386) 943-7680
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March 15, 2013
We moved from Ma and I was very nervous about public education in FL. Freedom has surpass all my expectations of a great education.. The teachers and the staff truly care to make a difference.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2011
This is a truely a great school! The teachers and administrators care about my child's education. My child was given the choice to enter the gifted program at another school or stay at Freedom. (Freedom does not have a gifted program) He hands down chose to stay at Freedom. His father and I supported that decision because we know he will get the best education at Freedom. My son loves going to school. I attribute that the teaches and staff at Freedom Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2010
My daughter has been at this school for 3 years now and we could ask for a better school, principal, parents, PTA, staff or teachers. Her teachers have been fabulous, the library is great they really motivate the kids to read, she loves school going to school every day. It is a safe environment and the parents are really there are volunteers and more!! I have to say Mrs. Newman we are so lucky to be in your class you are fantastic!!! Truly awesome school all the way around!! Signed a very Picky Parent ;-)

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
It's a wonderful school that nurtures its students and has interesting field trips that enrich them and help them broaden their horizons. The teachers, principal, staff, parents and students are caring, talented, energetic people!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 24, 2010
We have great kids and families, talented, effective, and caring teachers and a wonderfully supportive community!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 24, 2010
Freedom Elementary is a school where the staff and the children get excited about the events at the school and share the joy over them! There is such a positive attitude at Freedom Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Freedom Elementary is a place where students and teachers WANT to be and the learning comes alive!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Freedom Elementary has a 'positive' atmosphere, the children are happy making it a great place to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Every time I am at this school I am impressed with the children and the staff. From the time they get to school, lunch and the after school program, our kids are loved and taken care of. Sometimes they don't want to leave when I pick them up at the after school program!

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2010
My daughter went to private school last year and I think being at Freedom this year has made her a happier person. The work load is a little more difficult and challenges her, and she also can have a good social environment with friends in the local community.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
Freedom Elementary gave our daughter the most amazing kick start to her academic career, in Kindergarten! We will be forever indebted to Claire Beth Link, Bob Whitaker, Kimberly Herring, Judy Hauser and the Freedom staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
I love Freedom Elementary because the teachers, staff and families work together to make sure all children are successful and recieving their basic needs met, learning in all areas, and work together for success. Freedom is the best school around!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
The staff is outstanding. The administration is amazing. They truly strive to put students first, and it shows on their campus.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
We are one big family who enjoy time with each other, to make our students successful!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 10, 2009
Freedom Elementary is the best school in all of Volusia County... wish my kids could stacey there all the way through high school...because we have the best teachers, they really care ....the best staff they are always looking out for the kids.... its the only school I sub at , and will hopefully will work at after I get my teaching degree!!!! Freedom is also the reason I went back to school to become a teacher....they are that inspirational!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
because they have great teachers and care about the community and the children

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Best teachers/administrators all around! We love our school!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
This is a school that pays attention to the individual--student, parent, grandparent. The principal, Claire Beth Link, is an outstanding and creative adminisitrator, deeply in touch with her teaching staff and her students. It does not surprise me that this school has received a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 8 out of 10. The state mandated curriculum is supplemented with wonderful enrichment activities in art, music, math and science. I'm sure there is more, but this is only the second year my granddaughter has attended, and to have her so enthusiastic about first grade tells me so much.

- submitted by a community member
September 12, 2009
I love Freedom Elementary. The teachers and administration are excellent. The Prinicipal, Mrs. Link, is wonderful and approachable. The childrens education and safety comes first at this school. The schools PTA are dedicated moms, dads, teachers and grandparents in making Freedom a success.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2009
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April 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2009
It is a wonderful school, my son is very happy in his |P-K there and his teacher it's fantastic.The assistants and the rest of the personal,as well are freindly and pro active toward the children and they listen and interact very well with the parents

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2009
I love this school, and both of my daughters have had great experiences for the past four years. My older daughter is a fantastic reader and her 3rd grade teachers (Mrs. Leonard and Mrs. Crayne) have really fostered a love of reading. My younger daughter's Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Drury, is also excellent. The kids get so much encouragement and there are so many chances to earn special rewards based on their achievement and completion of assigments (ie., choosing certain activies, movies or pizza parties on Friday afternoon, etc). The aftercare program is also excellent, and they separate the kids by grade and have them sit down and do their homework right after school. The kids love have a lot of fun in the program and just love the women who run it. Awesome school!

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2008
Horrible experience I think there is no work in school and only work for home. My child did not get any attention as there were too many kids and I removed her from this school I did not like their system.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 08, 2008
This school is awsome! My children love it. The staff are great especially Mrs. Bernice. She is wonderfull.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2008
2007-2008 was our first experience with the public school system in Florida. My son is with Mrs. Crayne in 3rd grade and we all love her. She has worked wonders with him. We came to Freedom from St. Barnabas. My son attended there from preK3 through 2nd grade. I guess I was under the misguided assumption that because it was a 'private' school and a 'Christian' school that he would be in good hands. This was not the case at all. His second grade year was so horrible that he hated school and cried often. The atmosphere is totally different at Freedom. It is friendly, safe, and is not run by a few select people. Parents are welcomed to participate but it is not 'required'. If I had known what a wonderful environment he would be in, I would have made the switch much sooner.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 30, 2008
I love this school. The teachers and staff are very pleasant. I love every aspect of this school. Thank you Freedom for being absolutely wonderful to my girls.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2007
This school is a very clean and safe school for the children. It is in a very open and empty neighborhood. The staff there, from teachers to office staff, are the sweetest and kindest people. My son is in Kindergarten but also did Pre- K at Freedom over the summer. He loves the school and the teachers. His favorite teacher is Mrs. Depadova (I don't know the spelling). He has Mrs. Harriss right now but she is out on medical leave. He has had a wonderful substitute while she is out but Mrs. Harriss still looks at all his work and sends notes home to the parents to show she still cares. Overall this is a great school and I would recommend it to every parent!

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2006
The teachers are superb and genuinely care about the children. Parents are welcome on campus and teachers are always available for conferences, readily accomodating a working parent's schedule.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2006
Great teachers have flocked to this school! Though it doesn't offer a gifted program, my child's teachers make a great effort to offer him enrichment activities, instead of making him follow along at a snail's pace with the regular curriculum. They seem genuinely concerned with my child's education. Administrators are the greatest, and seem to know each child by name. PTA could be more active--haven't seen much going on there. Plenty of outdoor playground space. Offers music and art classes.

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March 07, 2006
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June 21, 2005
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June 21, 2005
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June 12, 2005
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January 20, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
November 27, 2004
When I left this school, I cried. Not just because I left My friends, but I left the deland atmosphere. The Freedom elementary atmosphere. And Plus It was A huge change from people always being nice to me...to people being rude to me( when I mean people, I'm talking about the difference from Freedom elementary to Red Bug Elementary.) I have to say this school is one of the best there is, and if your hearing this from a 10 year old's veiw, than think of it in yours.

- submitted by a former student
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Freedom Elementary School
1395 South Blue Lake Avenue, DeLand, FL  32724
(386) 943-7670
Last modified Freedom Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Freedom Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top