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Freedom Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 690 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 5, 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!


Posted April 24, 2010

We have great kids and families, talented, effective, and caring teachers and a wonderfully supportive community!


Posted 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


Posted April 24, 2010

Freedom Elementary is a place where students and teachers WANT to be and the learning comes alive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Freedom Elementary has a 'positive' atmosphere, the children are happy making it a great place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 10, 2009

We are one big family who enjoy time with each other, to make our students successful!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted 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


Posted October 4, 2009

because they have great teachers and care about the community and the children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Best teachers/administrators all around! We love our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
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 56% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 62%
Hispanic 16%
Black 15%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%56%61%
Master's degree 36%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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1395 South Blue Lake Avenue
DeLand, FL 32724
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Phone: (386) 943-7670

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