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Eustis Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 525 students

 

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14 reviews of this school


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Posted September 3, 2012

Wonderful School and everyone is very friendly, my daughter looove!!! the lunch menu ( very healthy menu). I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks teachers & staff for everything you do for our kids !!!!! God Bless you All !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

Save yourself a headache and find another school.... if possible. You can do better and your children deserve better. Some of the teachers are great .....but the new principal closed the dual language program without giving the parents any say or warning. The school lost the Title I funding and with it went the extra curricular activities such as the Nutritional Education. My son had fever of 100F and told three different people around him that he is not feeling well to feel his forehead and he was told to SIT down. He came home crying that everyone told him to sit down. The teacher one of my children had did not like her even though she was one of the two kids with straight A's at the end of the year and never gave her student of the month no matter how hard she tried.She was just hearbroken that she never got student of the month in second grade.If you are well connected you might get the good teachers ...if not find another school....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

I have 3 kids that attend this school and they love it. The staff is great and excellent teachers. My youngest daughter is in the dual language program and she is doing awesome. The teachers are very caring as well as the staff. Very family geared school. Nothing but smiles about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

My kids love this school also the teachers are excellent. I would recommend it to anyone .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

My child is just beginning kindergarten at EES and so far it has been a wonderful experience with teachers, staff and principal! The new dual language program is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

The quality of academic programs and also special education services could be better. I feel that the 3rd grade focuses only on FCAT and not on the things the students really need to know for 3rd grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

Wonderful Enviroment! Principal is truly caring. Parent involvement is high, and most students are very nice and well raised.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2005

I feel that they have a wide range of programs. They greatly involve the parents, and the teachers are easily available to speak with either through email or parent/teacher conferences. The principal is wonderful and also easily accessible to both students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2004

This is such a wonderful neighborhood school! My second child is currently attending here and my first is in high school now but recieved an excellent education here. The classes are small and the teachers care about each and every child. The environment is very clean and safe with no children wandering around the campus when they shouldn't be. Children are kept on task and engaged in learning. The small size of the school makes it very special. Parent involvment is welcomed and the principal makes himself very accessible if a parent needs to talk to him regarding their child. The office staff is especially friendly and professional and again...they know all the children and take care of them as if they were their own. The level of experience of the teachers is also apparent at this school. I would reccommend this school to a friend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2004

I am very happy that my two children attended this school. I was very pleased with the parent and teacher relationship. If I had another child to start school I would get an zone wavier for them to attend Eustis Elementary School. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2003

God help you if you have a gifted child, they will not be supported in this school enviroment.The children must conform to the norm here, and will be teacher blacklisted if they dare to step out of order.The PTA is a joke.What extra curricular activities?There are none.My 3rd child is entering this year, I am not thrilled because she is very intelligent and I know the phone calls are coming!And the office personnel are saints as far as Im concerned. They make the school, are its only redeeming factor.They know the kids and are on top of things at all times.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2003

I used to go to Eustis Elementary and I thought it was a great school! I went to 2 other school's before I attended Eustis Elementary and I wish I started going to EES from Pre-K to 5th! Keep doing a great job!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 21, 2003

This is a great school! It is a small school where parents can really get to know all of their child's teachers. The principal and/or teachers are always accessible for an appointment if needed, and the office staff is wonderful. My child is zoned Eustis Heights, but attends Eustis Elem. by choice because of the size and quality of care I believe she receives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2003

I think the principal of this school is horrible. I don't care for the way he speaks to students and the way he treats them. The office workers never seem to know what is going on. I don't think the students receive a very good education at this school.


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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 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "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

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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 48% 42%
Black 26% 23%
Hispanic 19% 29%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%62%61%
Master's degree 28%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Kay Sawchuk
Fax number
  • (352) 357-4179

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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714 E Citrus Ave
Eustis, FL 32726
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