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Kissimmee Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 1046 students

 

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Posted August 11, 2014

I'm here registering and the front desk staff look so unhappy; not welcoming at all as if they're being bothered! Except the young man hes very nice and professional. Time to shake things up. New Staff! Smh
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2014

I am happy with the school this year. it has many changes that are so good for the students. The new administrator loves the students and I feel like he wants me at the school to help. He is a blessing for our school and my kids love him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2014

My son been at Kissimmee for 4 years and this best year ever. I love this school. The new principil is so nice and so strict and he make the school so good for all. My son teacher mrs. linan is so good and nice for kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2014

Thank you to all of the teachers and the Principal and Vice Principal for a job well done. I am very happy with my son's teacher and we will keep him at this school. He should be at Flora Ridge but I do not like that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

i like the teacher are very nice. but can not say the samething about the staff. they are very rude. they need customer service training.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2010

this school is like heaven the teachers are so nice and strict at the same time.also the school is very behaved and i never get any b's on my childs report card and he got both 5's in the reading fcat and the math fcat
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

the bathroom at school need tlc and cleaning more often..is very upset to see then in that condition .my daughter refuse use the bathroom all day..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

My children have been at this school for 3 years now. All I can say I' am very pleased with the staff and the teachers are great specially the ESE teachers are so helpful and dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

If your child has learning challeneges it is not a good school to get him/her. The teachers seem not to care and explore different ways to teach him/her. They seem not concerned or informed of different learning challenges that our children are experiencing in this new generation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2006

My child entered this school in January 2006 [the] teacher was unorganized, unmotivated and my child suffered for it. Hopefully his teacher thsi year will be better or I will have to take him out of the school. The question sof why public education can't be great education is one I am struggling with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

This School is not a good school at all my child has been here only one year and I don't like it at all. I am disappointed at the lack of security in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2006

My son is in K and he loves the school. I am just concerned about the FCAT score for this school. I am really proud of the effort teachers/principal are doing to prepare better the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2006

This school is great. Is the best school in kissimmee they have programs for childrens with other language and the teacher always are looking for the children progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2005

This school has no recess periods for the children. My children found it extremely stressful and their academic achievement suffered rather than improved. Plus in a country facing an obesity epidemic this seems unconsionable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

This school is top-notch. The principal and the teachers are totally focused on academic achievement. Don't let the letter grade fool you!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 31, 2005

This school is a grat school. My niece has been going here since she entered kindergarten and I feel that the adminstration and faculty have the students at heart. They are always providing help for the parents in anyway possible in order for us parents or guardins to help our children learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

Glad my child is out of there. past 2 years have been hard. she is gifted student but other children of same talent got the spots...and it was overcrowded, and the parents that we had didnt care or thought their child was the tops, so they assumed that they should get special treatment. Am glad my child is moving on to middle school...NOT IN Osceola County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2005

Great school! My daughter had trouble keeping up at other schools, but at Kissimmee Elementary she is LEARNING ! (she's having fun, too)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

My children attended Kissimmee Elementary for short while and I could not have been more dissappointed with the quality of teaching at this school. There is an overpopulation problem that needs to be addressed. I could not help but feel like a number when I walked in. The total lack of personable staff is discouraging. I am glad that I was able to remove my children from this school before they lost a complete year of their childhood education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2004

I've been involved with Kissimmee Elementary since it opened. My children are no longer enrolled in this school. I'm still involved with the school. The reason why is that my children actually learned at this school, the family environment at the school was great and still is. The teachers and the administration of KES are excellent. The state grade of 'c' really does not describe the level of attention the children receive at KES neither does it describe the full attention the children receive from the faculty and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
83%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
28%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "C".
  • 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
Hispanic 79%
Black 9%
White 7%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 169%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 253%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 64%60%61%
Master's degree 36%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. DAVID NOYES
Fax number
  • (407) 935-3651

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3700 West Donegan Avenue
Kissimmee, FL 34741
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