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Eustis Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 608 students

 

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Posted May 3, 2011

I have had my kids in eustis heights about 2 months and so far my kids really like it. We have had a couole problems with other students and fighting but i felt the situation was handled fairly. We came from louisiana and my kids really enjoy going here so if there happy than im happy with them. I feel there are some very caring teachers and staff so far they have worked with my needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2011

I went to this school for 5th grade, and I was in the gifted program. The small gifted program was good, and the teachers were phenomenal, but outside of that, the students were ill-behaved, the teachers were intimidating if not outright mean, and the facilities were terrible. I am completely unimpressed with this school.


Posted July 13, 2008

My daughter has been in this school since the middle of the year of Kindergarten, and she will be going into thrid grade as of 2008-2009 school year. I was extreamly impressed with the school then,and with the principal (mrs. Cuningham) at the time, as it was an A school, had careing teachers, small classroom size, and took education more seriously compared to the Orange county school my daughter came from, but as of last school year, when the new Principal took over I've been non stop disapointed. there is no more art classes, the principal seems absolutely clueless of whats going on. I've met and spokent o him several times, and not once has he remebered who i am, where as the former principal remembered me after meeting her only once. after seeing the test scores now I feel even more disapointed. its time to transfer to Eustis Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

If I could give this school no stars, believe me, I would!! My child began attending this school and within one day...I am done! I have begun the process of extracting him from EHES. The children are cruel and run the halls like wild boars. They taunt children different from themselves and the adults overlooking them do not step in. There is perhaps one adult to every 40-50 children and the behavior shows this. I am absolutely appalled at the lack of discipline and manors displayed here. If you can avoid it...please do not send your child here, you'll thank me for it now, and your child will thank YOU for it later.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2007

Eustis Heights Elementary School has been a godsend for my child. He tested gifted in the 1st grade and we moved him from another local school in the area to the gifted program at Eustis Heights. On the first day of school at EHES, he said he felt 'free'. He no longer was stuck in a classroom where he had already mastered the curriculum and he was able with the help of two Nationally Board Certified teacher, able to truly work at his own pace. As a third grader, at the beginning of the school year, he tested at the 5th grade level in mathematics. After just one year in this program, he improved to 12th grade mathematical concepts. A child like my son needs special people to meet his needs. Thanks to his brilliant teachers and supportive administration, he is a happy, healthy thriving ten year old boy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

The faculty and staff at Eustis Heights are dedicated to their students, parents, and community. In these challenging times, it is nice to have an entire school ready, willing, and able to help my children and family.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 30, 2006

Leadership at this school is among the worst I have seen as a teacher. Students are generally misbehaved and are allowed to run wild in the halls. This is an awful place to work and an intimidating atmosphere for students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 19, 2003

eustis heights elementary school is one of the best elementary schools that i have ever seen. i attended it about 4 years ago, and i loved the school, and the staff, especially my teachers!


Posted May 18, 2003

My children have attended this school for 7 years, and with regards to the kids and her involvement, the principal is the best I have seen. She is top-notch. She is motivated. My concerns have all been with the teachers. So many of them actually yell at the kids and undermine their (the kids') effectiveness by making the kids feel bad about themselves--and making them feel like they did not want to be there. I removed one of my kids and put them in private school, because my child (a sensitive child) had become depressed due to this very thing. She thrived at the new school. She went from a teacher that was belittling and yelling at the kids to one who was affirmative and positive. The following year she went back to E.H.E.S.--to a new teacher--with positive results. ***Some of Eustis Heights teachers are awesome, too. Let me not be remiss in mentioning that point. Sadly, some of these excellent teachers, like Ms. Hines and Ms. Brunolds, have left the school. Also, its after-school reading program affected major and wonderful changes with one of my youths. The people involved in that should be commended. This program had the effect of not only teaching my daughter to read well, but the additional bonus of making her want to go to school again. This program is praiseworthy and well worth mentioning. Two years later and she still begs me to schedule appointments outside of school hours; she wants to be in school [and she is an honor student]. A major swing/change seemed to occur this year at Eustis Heights, as well. Instead of emphasis on making good choices [1.) Stop, think, make a good choice. 2.) What are my choices? 3.) Good choice or bad choice? 4.) Do it. 5.) Good job.], the emphasis swung to FCAT FCAT FCAT. We all know why this occurred; however, by implicating making good choices, I believe, made the kids want to do well and formed an accountability amongst the kids themselves to do well. It ingrained in them the philosophy of doing what is right . In the end, I would rather my kids did what was right over doing 'well'.


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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 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
38%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
98%

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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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 State average
Black 34% 23%
White 33% 42%
Hispanic 26% 29%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 85%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 55%62%61%
Master's degree 45%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 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Douglas Kroulik
Fax number
  • (352) 357-3602

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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310 W Taylor Ave
Eustis, FL 32726
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