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Minneola Elementary School

Charter | PK-5 | 981 students

 

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Posted August 24, 2013

It is doing a great job keeping up with changing times, yet they are still taking care of their returning students with providing transportation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

This is a great school. I didn't vote five stars because I believe their is always room for improvement. Thank you Ms.D wilson for making the new year a warm and welcoming one. This is the fourth child that has attended this school and they did well. Thank you faculty and staff. You are all Great! Mrs. Anthill my daughter thinks you are the best teacher in the world. As a parent, that means the world to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2013

It all depends on the teacher that your child gets. I have two children that have spent two years each in the school. Of the four teachers my children have had, only one (Ms. Raines), is a good teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2013

My son started here at MES this year. We have had the most amazing experience and his teacher, Mrs. Larkin is exceptional. No doubt we made the right choice selecting MES. Thanks for a great Kindergarten experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2012

All three of my children have attend Minneola Elementary Charter School. I am very satisfied with the quality of teachers, staff and Principles involvment with the students. I am only sad that when they finish at Minneola Elementary they don't have a great middle school to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2011

i did not like this school i was in the class of kim dison she did not like teaching i moved on to imagine south lake a school with a world class education all good grades but maintain a good grade to stay in the school i do not have to go to ese because i was ready to leave last year submitted by student


Posted November 3, 2011

They should rename the school Reaves penitentiary. Hope the rumor is true that she's leaving after this year. Maybe then the kids can be kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2011

The Pre-k teachers are very good with children as well as my daughters 5th grade teacher. Cant say much for the others! Drop off and pickup of students needs improvement. Children are rushed in and out of vehicles. Very rude staff at the drop off and pickup line. Glad my daughter will be moving on to another school next year! Will not be returning with my son for kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2011

I have two daughters who go to Minneola and love it! They do give stuff on very short notice, but you just have to make sure that you are communicating with their teachers, like you should be anyway. Both of my girls have had great teachers and the ESE Gifted program has been great for my oldest, which is why we chose to come here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2011

I personally hated this school. My child required extra help due to a learning disability, and her teacher did not want to do what was required to help. When I asked questions about her progress, the teacher acted annoyed and bothered by my involvement. They took a long time to return calls, and that's if they were ever returned at all. I eventually withdrew my child and sent her to another school where she did very well. I totally agree with the previous comment that some people don't need to be teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

This school was the only school that we thought would make a difference in my sons grades! I have 3 kids in this school, and so far my daughter has done great! I have 2 boys that are very active and are very outspoken, I have always supported that, but at this school I dont think that they like it very much that a kid is outspoken! They are not allowed to be who they are, and lord forbid that they get up to pick something off the floor...they come home with a orange!! The only issue that I really have is that if you cant deal with kids and their different personalities, then you dont need to be teaching! Just my opinion!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

I think that Minneola Elementry is a really bad school My son was at school when at play time two kids walked up to him hit him in the privets and then kicked him in the ribs. I did not get a call home or even a letter. When my son got home he had bruses on heim so I asked him what happened and then that is how I found out. I went to school the next day and they only have the one kid a 1/2 day of in school supension when he is always in trouble. Then to top it all off they did not even send him to see the school nurse to see if he was ok. Also no teachers were watching him kids had to get the teacher and get the kids off him. Then about a week later he fell from the monkey bars and hit his head they did not send him to the nurse nordid they see that. After I complained about both my son got a referal for poring milk and juice out on his tray at lunch not making a real mess. But the kids that beat him up did not get anything. So what would you think about this school? I rate it a 0. Also when the take their weekly spelling test they have 31 words to study and 5 mysterious words they can not study. so my son ends up with a C because of the words he can not study.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

I have 3 children attending Minneola Elementary. My oldest is in the 3rd grade and has been there since kindergarten. We spent so much time researching schools. We read online parent reviews and compared test scores. We finally chose Minneola Elementary and prayed that we were making the right choice. Four years later, we feel very fortunate to be part of such a wonderful school. It is always obvious to me that the children's safety and education is the highest priority. My children make excellent grades and love their school and teachers. One of my children recently had the flu and cried because he didn't want to miss school. What more could a mom ask for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

This school always wants stuff in short notice. They want money for the feild-trip and wants food for this brunch. Then they want money for the graution party. Then i have to sigh every test my daughter gets. So I give this school a rating of a 5.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

I have already wrote in but forgot another very important problem. They need to send home information more in advance if something needs to be sent into school i have had many ocassions where there was only 1 to 2 days notice for certain things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2008

My son just started Kindergarten and was having some problems settling down. His teacher Mrs Baumann did everything and came up with some great suggestions for him so he can keep quiet in the class. Everyday I get a report on how he is progressing and he is doing great. When a kid is excited about going to school I would say that the school is doing something great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

My children have had positive experiences at Minneola and the faculty's number one priority is their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

We have never been as disappointed in a school as much as we are Minneola Elementary. The staff is not friendly, in fact they are condascending and careless. They are not at all worried about the children's welfare and they are completely unorganized. I have called the school 7 times and 5 of them I had to leave a message. I only received a call back one of the 5 times and that was because on the message I brought up the fact that I have never received a call back. The school does not teach young learners phonics when teaching them how to read. It also does not call when your child does not show up to class, so you wouldn't know if you child was in danger until you got off work. When it's all too late. My children have asked if they can go to a different school next year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

Like many others we are new to this school either by re-zone/opt out letters. So far we are happy. I am a bit concerned about the paranoia about the carpets. The school does not allow water-bottles in class and want children to drink from fountains that even the teachers will not use. Let s not forget that kids have accidents but you can t say that they have not had kids sick or wet on those carpets. I would like to see the school have a positive approach to good health and support it not worry more about the flooring. Sadly when you do bring up concerns like these Mrs. Reeves and Watts remind us you can leave the school if you wish . I do not understand why teachers are allowed to refuse class mom s are they hiding something? A good leader would require this for the safety of the children and teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

My daughter and I are extremely happy with Minneola Elementary. All of the faculty exhibit a genuine passion in ensuring the positive development of the children.
—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 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

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 "B".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 57% 42%
Hispanic 26% 29%
Black 9% 23%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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 51%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%62%61%
Master's degree 34%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 1%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 Leader's name
  • Mrs. Sandra Reaves
Fax number
  • (352) 394-2079

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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320 E Pearl St
Minneola, FL 34715
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