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Friendship Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 445 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2014

This is my sons first year at friendship and although the front office register lady was nice everyone else was just rude. Teachers don't pay attention they stand there talking to each other. Huge complaint about picking up my son from school. They need a better pick up system. I drive up coz I have 2 younger babies but I'm sitting there forever I keep pulling up forward and sometimes they tell me to go but I didn't even get my son yet. Stupid! So now I have to park take my 2 babies out and walk to get my son. Principle is not very nice! Friendship could be more polite.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

Both of my boys went here they are autistic and have some delays and behavior problems there's no help with this school the pre k teacher my son use to have didn't help him at all just complained about my son he didn't learn anything from her in Aug pre k was moved to Pride and my sons are doing great in pride friendships staff us rude the principal is very rude to parents she is very annoying all the good teachers leave because of her i was told by this by my own sons teacher very sad that school needs alot of improvement I wont let my kids go back there I'm fling for the Mckay scholarship this year because i was told my pre k son would have to return there for Kindergarten in Aug 2014 not gonna happen!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

I am a parent of a student at Friendship Elementary. Last year my child was struggling with the curriculum. We had to force them to have my child tested. So we could figure out what was going on. Unfortunately the school is more worried not of the students future they are more worried about the schools grade. The principal is worthless. She lost focus on what her job should really be and what she is there for. It's all a business to her and appearance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

Three great years in the past! This year the staff and my child's teacher is terrible! Forget whatever you ever thought a guidance counselor was for. No one is hearing my concerns as a parent. They are ostracizing my child and the tight daily schedule leaves no time for student to ask questions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

I love this school!!!! The teachers are awsome! The front office staff knows every child and their teacher. Very friendly and warm to parents and students a like. The only problem I have is the lack of science for my daughter, she loves science. But other than that, the school is hightly recommended
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2008

great teacher they care for the student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

I have two children that attended Friendship Elem. last year. My son was in 2nd and my daughter was in 4th grade. My Son had a good experience. My daughter, who ia a straight A student, tutors other children, scorred as one of the highest on the FCAT, was placed in a learnng environment not fit for any child. There was violence, students fighting each other, fighting teachers, nasty sexual talk and I feel that a slap on the wrist was all the kids received. Mrs. McNamara was one of the best Teachers I have ever seen, and if it had not been for her, I don't know how my daughter would have made it. For the first time in my childs life, she was scared to go to school. The discipline is not adequate for these bad children and they should not be allowed back into the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

This is a very friendly school. Very clean and the staff are very kind to the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Not too thrilled with leadership. Seems as if they've done away with some extracurricular activities that motivate kids - family reading night, FCAT pep rallys, field trips. This may not be their fault? Otherwise, all the individual teachers my children have had over the years have all been great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2005

So far, this school is pretty good. My kids are doing good. The teachers are interested in the students' progress. We really like it. This is one of the better elementary schools around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2004

I just love this school. My daughter is in first grade and well above where she is supposed to be in both reading and math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2004

I have two boys who go to school at Friendship, they both are doing well and I also think that their teachers are great. We had some problems due to divorce and counceling was available right away. I thought that was great. Follow up has been available. I think Friendship is aok. Parent pickup is chaotic at any school. In response to an email I read earlier, parent pickup and drop off is hectic every where. So is life. Thanks Friendship Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Rather unorganized parent pickup. Big waits, long lines. Teachers just a tad on the overly strict line!!! Terrible food...lack gymnasium Overall good atmosphere...lacking some essentials
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2003

My son is a current student at friendship.I was very shocked at what he told me about the meals at school.He ask me 'how can the feed us that junk food and say that some of us are fat'.I ask him if they had p.e.he said yes but we wear the same thing that we wear to school.Thats not to sanitary.I have seen the school meals for myself,and i thought things get better in time.It has been 30 years since i been to elementary school and our meals were a lot healthier. We also had P.E.
—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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
67%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
33%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 42%
Hispanic 37%
Black 16%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 14%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 50%56%61%
Master's degree 50%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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  • MS. MARIA MARTORAL
Fax number
  • (386) 789-7032

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2746 Fulford Street
Deltona, FL 32738
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