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Sunrise Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 958 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 15, 2014

Sunrise Elementary has been a blessing to both my husband and I. I typically don't like writing reviews but because of how wonderful this school has been for my son , I had to make an exception. My son has autism and I must say he really has improved ever since starting school at Sunrise. He is currently in Pre-k and he is doing excellent. Though he is in a self contained class, his teachers are great!! They are very patient, encouraging and willing to work hand in hand with me. The saying that " it takes a village to raise a child" is very true. My husband and I and the teachers and therapists at the school all work together to help my son. I had tried other private schools like motes sortie at celebration and everyday I would cry because the teacher would complain about my son all the time. She wanted me to get him a "shadow" and wasn't willing to spend the time with him to help him. With Sunrise it was a complete difference. My son is happy to go to school everyday is improving so much. He has improved in his communication skills, his academics and his interaction. In summary, this school and my son's teacher (Ms Biggers) has really changed my life. I am a very happy mum!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2012

A wonderful school with a great Administration and Teachers. It is a very organized school and rewards children for behavior, grades and attendance. The Stretch for Excellence (or Gumby) program is a great way to get the kids motivated to achieve more. My children are very happy at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Sunrise Elementary is a unique school, because throughout the years it demonstrate that, change can be done, with hard work and dedication, that's why it is now a Grade ' A ' school, and going much further.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

Sunrise Elementary is a blessing. I have a 2nd grader who absolutely couldn't wait to get to school every day. Her teacher not only made learning fun, but surprised me by challenging my daughter more than I even thought she could be challenged!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

I give Sunrise 5 stars!!! This school has been such a blessing for my 2 kids & for my husband & I. We see the effort that all of the staff puts out there for ALL the kids. Upsetting is reading the 2 comments from parents regarding the school that say the school is no good. They are dead wrong!!! If maybe they would participate more in school activities or show up for SAC & PTO meetings maybe they would see what the school does for their kids. To all the staff Keep up all your great work ! Leilani Diaz - Proud Sunrise Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2008

I definitely do not recommend this school if you have a child with a learning disability or need to have services through an IEP! They are not open to more accomadations after others have failed. One thing that would help any child is to have recess midday to release energy instead of at the end of the day for 15 minutes! Also, there is a cruddy reward system in place for good behavior and they do not reward first graders for straight a's! My child has a major attention and focus problem and their only answer is to medicate! I feel there could be more effort to accomadate then take the easy way out. Highly disappointed parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2007

I was a new teacher fresh out of college and this admin. and school family has been so wonderful! Teachers try so hard to bring the best possible education. Many stay late and get professional development. Parents are great. We have reading, math and science nights to encourage community. I am so thankful for this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 15, 2007

Sunrise is an awesome school. My daughter is in 1st grade and is reading chapter books already. Mr. Campbell and Ms. Bracy are always looking out for the best interest of the students. I couldn't ask for a better school. There is no doubt that Sunrise will jump from a B school to an A school this year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2007

I am very disapointed in this school and will be doing everything possible to keep my children out of it next year. The way some of the teachers and staff talk to the children is very disrespectful and inapropriate. My sons teacher does not have his class wash their hands at all during the day not even befor lunch or snack. My son is in 1st grade and has came home with every excuse as to why his class did not get to have recess that day (which is only 10-15 minutes when he does get it) and they do not get it on Wednesdays. They do not even have a gym they hold there P.E class outside on cement. The list goes on and on I do not recomend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

My kids love being Sunrise Sea Stars! My son has learned so much in kindergarten that he even shocks me when he reads to me a story. My daughter in 2nd grade is doing great and when she was lacking in something, they picked her right up & helped her to understand the work. They have been involved in all the activities that the school hosts from the skating to the science & math nights to the fundraisers in & out of the school. And my husband & I volunteer at the school as much as we can. We love being a part of such a great school! Keep up the good work Mr. Campbell! (and faculty of course!)
—Submitted by a parent


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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 2014.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

160 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
91%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "A".
  • 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 48%
White 29%
Black 16%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 184%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 231%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 34%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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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1925 Ham Brown Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746
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