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Eglin Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 486 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 15, 2014

Eglin Elementary has been the best for my daughter! She has learned so much while attending. The teachers have all been very kind, and her teacher is very attentive. I have always been able to contact her teacher easily. I get communication multiple times a week in a communications folder. I have only had a few issues that needed to be addressed, and they were handled immediately and to my satisfaction. I recommend Eglin over any other school in the area!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2014

We moved to Eglin AFB in 2011 and my child started kindergarten with Ms. Clemmons. Great progress was made that year. Mrs. Crawford was the 1st grade teacher and I could not be any happier with these ladies. My child loved them and the grades and progress showed what a wonderful job these teachers have done!! My other child started kindergarten last August with Ms. Clemmons which brought my husband and I great happiness because we already knew her and the wonderful teacher that she is. My child has an Amazing 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Agnew who has gone over and beyond for our child and we are so grateful to her for her hard work in the classroom. Principal Samac is Awesome!! I see him helping the teachers at the car ramp or walking around the school greeting everyone. This school for me and my family has been a blessing these years. Whether you live on base or off the base, I highly recommend this school. It is challenging but in the best interest of the children. I hope that our next place to call home will have another school like this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2013

My son has attended Eglin for 2 years and I could not be happier! We got off to a rocky start in Kindergarten, as his teacher was just not making the grade. The principle was very open to my concerns and quickly found a replacement for his teacher. After that things were so smooth. First grade was a breeze as well! We are coming up on second grade and my son will be returning to Eglin in the Fall. My only concern is the PE staff, I do feel that they require to much from such young children. I think it is because they are prior military. Other than that I have no complaints. The environment is safe, challenging, warm, friendly and I couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2012

My daughter's time at this school has been a challenge but wonderful. She has been going for 2 1/2 years and I am greatful for all of the time and attention she has received from the staff. Third grade was really stressful because of FCAT, but she passed. I don't fault the staff for the stress. I feel it was the pressure from the state beauracracy. When we first got to Eglin, I wasn't used to pace and maybe some parents that reviewed feel the same way. They had my 1st grader running 1/2 mile for PE. I think the staff is attemmpting to challenge the students out of their comfort zone, nothing too hard. In 2nd grade my daughter was having problems in math and the teacher called me to conference with a math specialist who told me what I could do to help and even gave me her phone number. In 3rd grade, my daughter received after school tutoring. I didn't have to seek out any of this, they came to me. Now I make it a point to sit down with her while doing homework vs. leaving her to fend for herself like my parents did. I also work and having the youth center next door is a godsend. When she turned 9, she became a member. Childcare went from $5000/yr. to $50/yr.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2012

Was very very disaponte in the school, teachers and staff. My son only when here for 1, and that is all we can take. We are looking into other schools for him. Hopefully we will fine one that care about the students and thier education. All my consernts were not cared about. And most of the time the staff was very rude to me. My son loved school in PK and K in a diferant state. Was always happy and loved going to school. We moved here the begening of his 1st gread. I put him in Eglin sence I dint know the town well yet and I thought it would be nice sence I work on base. In this past year he came home crying many times beging me not to make him go back. Witch is not like him b/c he is very socail. He said his teacher was mean and would make fun of him a lot! When I talked to her about it she said that is how she trys to make them calm down! I hate this school and fell awfull I put my son in it. There r so many bad things I could tell but there is not enough space. Please reserch school lot before your kid or kids go there. I wish I knew that before
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2012

If you have a special needs child with an IEP or 504 Plan, do not enroll your child at this school. They do everything they can to drag their feet with following your child's plan as a way to try to justify your child no longer needing it (i.e. services, accommodations, etc). Its all about funding or the lack thereof with this school. Run away fast!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

My daughters have gone to this school for the past four years. I am happy with Eglin Elementary and its teachers. My husband and I are involved, and my daughters love the school. Communication with thei teachers has not been a problem for us. Our younger daughter has had problems this year staying on track and her teacher has worked with us a lot. There is a nice library and a good gifted program. They also have choir and a physical education program. I just hope I can find a school that meets my expectations as well once we move to another location.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2012

I am having issues with this school in that it IS LIKE pulling teeth to get them to follow my child's 504 plan. I have called district and had spoken to the person that handles 504 several times and faxed countless paperwork of my child to district and have heard very little. If for some reason, I am "blocked" I will allow my child to finish out this year but will definitely put her in private school or home school her depending on the cost. This school is awful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2011

The worst school I have ever had my kids in. School barely does what's required for them to do. If you have a child who has an IEP, take them anywhere else. It's like pulling teeth to get them to follow what's on it. I have never encountered anything like this anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

I have 3 daughters that attend Eglin Elementary. 1 is in Oakhill and the other two at Cherokee. I have to say that we liked when the schools were not combined. Oakhill I would have given 9 out of 10 stars, and only a 9 because of the way the children were punished for another students choices. Now that the school has split, I still like Oakhill, but Cherokee is not very good. The teachers my girls have are excellent in both schools, but the shool is completely run down, and the principal is horrible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2008

I am very disappointed with this school and transferred my daughter out of it with only three months left. The principal does not interact with the students and/or parents. I had called the school on a situation and nobody ever handled my concern. The lunch room is not a happy environment for the children either. I know this after going there one day a week for 6 months and eating lunch with my child. If a child needs help opening up something or has a question, the cafeteria aides act as if they are 'bothered.' This school does not make the children feel 'special' and is not a caring one. Academically, I feel that it's ok but my daughter's new school is much more challenging. My child is extremely happy now going to her new school each day and is still making straight A's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

We moved here recently during the 2006-2007 school year and so far, we have found nothing negative about this school. My child has really enjoyed his transition and I speak highly of his teacher(s) and the Principal. Thank for your hard work and dedication. Please continue to strive high as you do already!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2007

We had a horrible experience at Cherokee and as a result my child attends Saint Mary's School. We are much happier.The principal was unresponsive to concerns several of us voiced over a school bully, the teacher disorganized, we would get letters home for activities the day of the activity a couple times after the activity occurred, the only extra activates we heard of was scouts and an occasional conference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

I have 3 children who attend this school,1-K, 1-2nd, and 1-3rd. The K teacher is very unorganized and needs help but is nice and cheerful the 2nd is great I have no problems but the 3rd is adhd and has a hard time with learning and I feel needs more help I am very involved and have been from day one. The adhd teachers need more research and refrences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

Student is new, but they added a new teacher to decrease student teacher ratio. Quite a large pto membership
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

Fantastic! I was so impressed with the teachers and the facilities. Trust me, you won't be disappointed!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
64%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
100%

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".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2010-2011.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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 57%
Black 20%
Two or more races 10%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 164%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 25%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 76%57%61%
Master's degree 24%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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200 Gaffney Road
Eglin AFB, FL 32542
Phone: (850) 833-4320

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