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Seminole Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 602 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2013

This school does a lot with the kids and is great for our community. We have been with this school for almost 2 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

Seminole Springs staff goes above and beyond to make the children and parents feel special! I have been very pleased with the teachers, admin. Staff, nurse on duty, and other staff such as physical. Ed ,librarian, etc. Coming from Seminole county , I wish the education was more challenging (but Lake County is not alone in teaching to the masses capabilities instead of demanding more from all students). I have been pleased with the security procedures as well. It makes the parents and staff feel safer. The only other thing I could suggest is more involvement by parents in supporting kids (as a volunteer teacher's aide, more teacher appreciation activities ..,..ex. bring in treats for staff, etc.) Overall, I have to say that after being in several Lake County schools, this one is THE BEST I've been in so far...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2010

I am very pleased with Seminole Springs Elementary, I feel that the faculty and staff go above and beyond to teach their students! My son went from C's and D's to A's and B's! Thank You!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Seminole Springs has been an A+ school for the last ten years! The faculty and staff are great and very accomodating. They encourage parental involvement in all activities. They provide enriching community events such as Media Night every monday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2008

We recently moved to the outskirts of Eustis and are thrilled that our children attend Seminole Springs Elementary. The teachers and administration have high standards of their students. My child recently was awarded the Student of the Month and we are thrilled that the school has incentive programs such as this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2007

Great school!!! My son loves it here and the staff is awesome. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2006

'My Nieces and nephews have been in this school for most of their young education. Recently they were all moved to another school. Sadly this was due to Unfriendliness from staff, teachers, and the principal. Due to the nature of their treatment I would never recommend anyone to this school and as a mother of two young children I know that at least mine will not be attending there.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2006

i am very pleased with,sse.the staff is wonderful,mr.stewart is the best.my son really likes this school.the faculty are super.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2005

My two children have attended a total of three elementary schools, and Seminole Springs is by far the best. Great teachers, clean and safe, and excellent academic programs for a public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2005

This is a wonderful school! You couldn't pay for a better one. This school has had a well deserved 'a' rating for the 7 years I have had children there. The staff epsecially the pricipals really love and care about the children. They also love parent involvement which seems to be hard to find these days. Any child would be privilage to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2004

I graduated from SSE last year and the teachers were great. The principal and the vice principal were really nice. Seminole Springs Elementary is the best elementary school in Lake county!!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 13, 2003

seminole springs elementary is the best elementary school in lake county


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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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
76%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "B".
  • 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 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 78%
Hispanic 14%
Two or more races 5%
Black 2%
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 55%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 66%62%61%
Master's degree 34%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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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Florida School Recognition Award (2005)
  • Florida School Recognition Award (2004)
  • Florida School Recognition Award (2003)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:35
School end time
  • 2:55
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • MS. LEAH FISCHER
Fax number
  • (352) 589-1749

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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26200 West Huff Road
Eustis, FL 32736
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Phone: (352) 589-1117

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