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Indian River Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 682 students

 

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Posted August 23, 2013

Indian River Elementary is a great school. I went there when I was a kid and now my daughter just started kindergarten this year. She loves it and the teachers and everyone on campus are wonderful and very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2011

This is a good school. My son has done really well at this school. I was told by a Pre-School teacher when my son was 3 yrs old that he was ADHD, I hate that they are aloud to say such things to parents. I spoke with my son's Dr and she said that I never should have been told such a thing. My son is entering his 5th year and he's doing great. Teacher's are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2011

This is a horrible school. My son went there for K-1 and 4-5. When he was in 1 grade he was so far behind he was not going to pass. We switched to Coronado were he excelled. Again 4-5 so many problems on educational level. Which seems to go away at other schools so I dont believe its my son. Also 4-5 there were so many after school fights and bulling. Which my son had brought to there attention and they seemed not to care. End of school not there problem attitude. I do have to say the new principal is great and I hope the school changes for the better. I have spoken with other parents who have delt with the same issues from this school and I wish more would comment in, def not a 5 star school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

This is a great school. Caring teacher and staff!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

We love this school. Teachers are young and bring a different approach for learning. They care about their students and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

Mrs. Persis is one of the best principals I had the privilege to encounter. She is dedicated and committed and have a heart for the children. The teachers are dedicated and make it known with the activities and hard work they put forth in their students work. As a parent, I can proudly say thanks, as my twins head to middle school. Thanks: Salzano, Laine, Baird, The Rogers, Fischer, and Merritt...What a pleasure those years were!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

They have an awesome staff and always strive to do the best they can for their students. They have excellant communication between the teachers, students and parents. Its overall just an awesome school and enviorment for all children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Ires is the best elementary school in the county. They have the best teachers and staff. My girls' love that school. Great communication between parents and teachers. The principle is wonderful as well. Ires really cares about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great teachers and staff, great children-super community support
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

my 3 children attend this school and we will be sad that my 2 oldest are attending there last yr here. The Teachers and Princables are GREAT! and go out of there way to help the children at IRES
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

This is a wonderful school. My grandchild, who is speech delayed, has been in Pre K at Indian River for the second year now. The improvement in her speech and social skills have improved by leaps. The teachers really seem to care about the children as well as take great pride in their school. There is always something going on after school that gets families/children together. Any concerns we have are answered the same day. I can not say enough about this child, family and community oriented school. Living in the area , people will ask ' what school does you grandchild go to?' When I tell them Indian River, they tell me how lucky she is to be going there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

Nice school, teachers are caring and seem to have a real passion for teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

My kids loved IndianRiver. The teachers are great, the staff is friendly, if we didn't have to leave because of a job transfer, we would still be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

Indian River has a dedicated staff who love children. They strive for academic excellence in all areas. Art, Music and P.E> are all taught by superior educators who are very well versed in their specific area. The art teacher participates in all area art shows and is very creative in his artistic ideas for the children to learn about and work on.The P.E. coaches are both in excellent physical condition and encourage the children always to be active, have fun and to be good sports. That is just as important as being profficient at your activity. The music teacher works on many programs throughout the year with all children and has a chorus that performs at many community functions and has been invited to perform three years in a row at Disney Magic Music Days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2005

My 3rd child is in grade 3 at IRES. On the whole, I have been very happy with this school. The teachers and administration are wonderful! I was someone who went to 12 years of private school, and always assumed my kids would as well...but we decided to use IRES and have never regretted that decision! My 2 middle schoolers are both in advanced classes, and I feel in part that is due to the good education they received at IRES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2005

Parents are involved and happy to be heard at Indian River elementary. The children enjoy the challenges in academics but the arts are high on the list of priorities. The principal is new (2 yrs) but really thinks 'outside the box'. you will be glad if you consider this area for relocation!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2005

Our daughter(9)attended I.R.E.S for three years. I was so impressed with everything about the school; all staff members, volunteer program, school spirit, safety etc. We chose to put our daughter in the Gifted Program, which is only offered at Chisholm Elem. in NSB. The gifted program offers alot and I'm looking at our daughter's future. We need to petition to get the gifted program offered at Indian River then we will have the perfect school!---The more involved as parents the better your child will succeed in school.--Review your child's work daily, visit the school, be a mentor to a child, (one hour a week, minimum).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2004

Our second child is now going to IRE, the school trys its best to help all the students. They look out for safety and well being. Overall I would give it a 4 out of 5. Only because I think more needs to be done for the students who seem to be ahead or get their work done early, sometimes these kids need to be challended and most times they are Not. We are trying to get our child tested (Gifted?) and it looks like it will FINALLY happen this year.If our child is not gifted thats ok but hopeful they can challenge her more. The teachers are GREAT, they work well with the parents when they know there is a problem and can help.Has a good PTA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

I love this school. The teachers, staff, and administrators are excellent. I couldn't be any happier with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2004

i believe this is one of the better schools my children have attended. We moved from way up north and i had no idea how below average my children were being taught until we came here. Thankfully with the support of the teachers, tutors and both principle and vice principle going out of thier way to help both my children they have been experiencing the knowledge of some very terrific important people.
—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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
68%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
95%

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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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 80%
Black 7%
Hispanic 6%
Two or more races 6%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%56%61%
Master's degree 40%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. DEE STEVENSON
Fax number
  • (386) 426-7354

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650 Roberts Road
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