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Sunrise Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 540 students

 

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Posted March 1, 2012

My son went to this school for grades K-2 before the district changed him to the new school, Pride. I was not happy with this school because the kids were switched teachers several times throughout the school year. My son had TWO 1st grade teachers and THREE 2nd grade teachers. It was very confusing for him as well as many other students at Sunrise. I could understand if a teacher was pregnant and needed to go on maternity leave BUT to just switch the kids around like that is not very structual. I am very thankful the district switched my son to a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2011

The focus is on FCAT. It appears that topics are raced through before a child can grasp a concept and then raced on to the next subject. Parental involvement in the learning process is all but mandatory if you want your child to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

Everyone is super nice. if you need anything they will go out of their way to help you and/or your child. They work with your children closely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2009

I really love sunrise elementary school, the teachers and the principal are great. I wish that he can stay at sunrise throughout all his school years but he does have to eventually one day move on. Thankful to have had my son attend such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2009

The teachers at Sunrise worked very hard with my son this year in keeping him on grade level in all areas. However, the prinicpal was not seen a lot on campus, especially during night-time events. Mrs. Kaye was usually out of the office right after school ended, which didn't allow much time to meet with her. The PTO organization is no longer active at Sunrise due to lack the support of the administration with many of it's parent programs. I have pulled my son out of this school to a attend private school in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

My daughter is in a wheelchair and needs extra care. Other schools never wanted to deal with her and always caused me problems at work. Friendship Elm was one of these other schools. I love Sunrise, they take care of my daughter and make her feel so good about herself. Ms. Kay and the front offie staff our very caring and always welcome her when she heads to the clinic. The teachers are wonderful too, Ms Euens and Ms. Ingim we love you both. I wish she could stay there forever but she has to grow up and next year she will be in middle school. I highly recommend this school to any parent of a speacial needs child. Pure heart of Gold! God Bless Sunrise!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

Truly, I've never known a more compassionate, and amazing Principal as Mrs. Kaye. Her leadership ability is unsurpassed. How fortunate that she is at Sunrise Elementary School. ~ submitted by someone grateful


Posted February 1, 2008

We have to say what is the truth. Ms Kaye has been on this school and I only have great recommendations for Sunrise Elementary. I'm glad I moved to this area and that my kids get to go there. Let's face it, the education of our children is responsability of both parents first and then teachers and this is working pretty good. Last but not least, Ms. Confer at the Extended Day Program, what a great person. She is the right one for that type of program and along with their staff I can work with the peace of mind that my children are having a good time!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

My child has been in this school for 2 years now, and I have to say, she is getting an excellent education. My child's teachers have been wonderful in both grades. You can reach them at any time and they respond to your emails quickly. Awesome school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

Both my children go to this school and I have been very happy at this school. The staff are great, teachers are excellant, and children are of the upmost importance to the principal. Not everyone is going to like everyone, but I just love Sunrise Elementary and think it's the best school in Deltona!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

Sunrise is a great school, with caring teachers. Everyone is so friendly at Sunrise! My son has done very well here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

I had heard it was a great school with A ratings. When I put my son there the ratings began to drop. Some parents say that you could see a change in the faculty since the 'new' principle had started. I also noticed that alot of the teachers were leaving. My son and his classmates were pulled from their first grade class because the teacher had left and they were scattered into other classes in the middle of the year. What an adjustment that was!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2007

I wish I would have known someone that had children here before sending mine. Do yourself a favor and find another school if you can. I know that this may not be an option for you but please keep good watch and be active in all you child does while attending here. Good luck to all of you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

I also find that the administrative staff appear uncaring. I have had trouble with the principal returning my calls, or e-mails when I have issues, or concerns that I feel need to be addressed. I am very disappointed with the way things are ran at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2007

The teachers in this school are not effectionate or understanding to the concerns of parents and do not return calls. The principal at this school is very nice if you get to talk with her, but to get to her is very difficult. They do not communicate effectively.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I think the teachers at Sunrise are great. They are quick to let a parent know when a child is slacking or misbehaving so they can catch it early. I appreciate that. This way I know what is going on and can discipline them accordingly. Our main goal is to educate our children so that they can have a productive life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2006

This school has taken a turn for the worst since the new administration took over. The amount of materials for students is scarce and students needs are not being met by specialty area specialists.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 7, 2006

My child has been at this school for 4th & 5th grade. I do not like the new principal or any of the ways that the new administration is handling things. They are lax in giving out information such as 5th grade graduation, yearbooks, I also never recieved any information on when the book fairs were. I am not impressed and I am happy that after this month I will not have a child in that school. If you have a child that is getting ready to start school and is in the Sunrise district- I strongly suggest private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

I don't like the fact if a child is in an ese program and regular class they pull them from regular for about 45 min each subject and that doubles the work they have to do in regular class
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2006

Wonderful school with dedicated teachers who make a real effort to include parents in the learning process.
—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 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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
95%

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 "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 53% 42%
Hispanic 32% 29%
Black 11% 23%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 58%56%61%
Master's degree 42%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. James Bishop
Fax number
  • (407) 328-5544

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3155 Phonetia Dr
Deltona, FL 32738
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