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Deltona Lakes Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 732 students

 

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2011:
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Posted April 3, 2014

I opened DLE in 1982. I planned, developed and wrote the grants to finance the Sand Pine Nature Center that Deltona's current mayor burned to the ground following the 5 hurricanes of 2004. Next to Deltona Middle School its the worst place I ever worked. Even the Supt wants out of Volusia County, but no one else will take the job!! Douglas Bowman / retired


Posted April 2, 2014

Great school. Teachers do love to help. They are very friendly and fun. A lot of parents volunteer as well. Over all my child has learned a lot in a very short time. and there is great comunication between teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

we just moved here and i am far from impressed with the office staff and the efficiency of how things get done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

My nephew attends this school. He is happy and likes his school. The teachers and principals are very accomodating to parents and students.


Posted August 1, 2013

Both of my kids went to DLE. If parents had a problem with either the teachers OT the office staff they must not be easy to please. DLE is a very homey environment and everyone is always so friendly and warm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2013

School has very low educational level. After moving away from this school into a good school system in Texas my kids are much behind the kids here. Teachers don't communicate to parents hardly at all. We also have a sun with Asperger's and the teachers counselor and principles knew nothing about autism and/or how to treat and react to my son . This ended up being a daily call at about 9 am to come pick him up from school . I would avoid all Deltona schools if you value your kids education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

I am a student here... I LOVE THIS SCHOOL. Its awesome! I totally recommend anyone to go here... I love it... Great staff,great principals,great food,VERY NICE TEACHERS! I have been in this school for 6 years I think.. Kindergarten-5th grade. I am now in 5th grade. Miss Vogel is my teacher and she is amazing! Every teacher is super nice! ;) Please if you live in Deltona,make sure you child goes here!!


Posted May 17, 2012

This school has some great teachers. The principals are no good. They spend more time in the parking lot moving cones than they do being involved in what's going on in the classrooms. We need a new staff at this school.


Posted November 8, 2011

My third grader is required to be quiet and sit in her seat all day long with little movement. Expectations are not age appropriate, and the teacher points out student weaknesses in front of their classmates, humiliating the student. I've tried working with the school and have gotten no where. It breaks my heart to have a child who comes home crying because her teacher treats her poorly. Add to it homework which asks subjective questions and then demands exact answers, and you've got a sure disaster on your hands. My A/B student has been getting D's and F's because of this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2011

I am very happy to have seen the great improvements on my daughte'rs reading and math skills. I only have DLE to thank! They have helped me with tips on how to work with my daughter's school work, while we work as a team. The teachers and staff at DLE are very nice and helpful. I can't wait to see what develops when my daugther goes onto the 3rd grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2011

We recently moved from Jacksonville, fl to Deltona, fl. not knowing anything from this school but I am so thankful that my son attends this school he came from not reading at all to reading a whole entire book all by himself in just 3 months all thanks to Mrs. Lynn. :o) looking forward for his next year there. So far I really like this school :o)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2011

As a former student here, I like it. Great staff, great teachers, the lunch ladies can do a little better, and the special area teachers are amazing. I only had one complaint- the bathrooms. There are broken tiles, clogged sinks, and profanity. I hated it. What are these children doing to this amazing school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

We transfered to this school during this year. The home work is intensive and the curriculum challenging, but the kids learn. The school could do with better front office professional etiquette. They are usually not very polite. As always elementary school teachers don't like email or the phone. I continually suggest they follow middle and high school standards and move into the technology age. "Note" in the backpack is not an effective form of communication, not in the past 20 years any how.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

My daughter goes to this school and I think this school needs some extra funding to get these kids the education they need. Especially in this economy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

Great School Wonderful staff all over Everyone is helpful and friendly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2008

Both of my children attend DLE and I could not be any happier with their teachers. Mrs Reynolds and Miss Vogel have been amazing. Also the office staff is very, very helpful. They are always willing to help and I feel welcome every time I am there. Administration is a weak but overall a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

My child has attended this school for 2 years and she has learned so much. Most important is that she has been very happy. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

This is the second year at Deltona Lakes Elementary for both of my children. While my experiences have been mainly positive with their teachers, I have concerns about the administration and front office staff. I believe the principal has her own agenda and is not truly committed to the safety and success of her students. Some of the teachers appear to have their own cliques and are not all responsive to parents' needs and concerns. I am grateful that my son will be moving on to a new school next year and am exploring other options for my daughter at this time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

I have taught in 4 schools and 3 districts in central florida and this is the worst that I have been in. The administrative leadership is completely lacking and most teachers are over confident and care only about test score as opposed to the children themselves. On a postive note, this school can come together as a community like no other in times of need for others! I would not have my children go to this school! I would not have my child go to any Volusia County Public School for that matter!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 24, 2008

Both of my Two Princess goes to this School,We moved here from Miami,and what a difference.This is the best School from THE school Principal Ms. Rivera to Their teachers Mrs. Shock wow she is so happy with Ms. Shock the great things that she teach them at class.To Mrs. Pallady, Mrs. Brule...Great Teachers Blessing to all of them.The front Office and their staff their always go above and beyond. I am very gratful for this School if you read my review and not sure ...GO for it,its a great school I am their with them at Breakfast..and I watch the Ms. Rivera and her Assitant with the kids...Wonderful. The School is Excellent from the Principal to the Staff.
—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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 43%
Hispanic 39%
Black 13%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 16%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%56%61%
Master's degree 37%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%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
  • MS. JUDITH RIVERA
Fax number
  • (386) 789-7018

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2022 Adelia Boulevard
Deltona, FL 32725
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