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Seven Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 512 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 20, 2013

I am a student, when I bought lunch the other day i found two bugs in my salad. Yesterday when i was buying my lunch I saw strawberries, BUT there was a hair in it. By the way no body did anything EXCEPT for a nice woman ,Mrs.Fink. She works there and is a mother of a child at my school. I was hoping you guys would do something about it.


Posted March 6, 2013

Love reading all the comments left by the staff, clearly the only ones giving great ratings. This school is a joke, used to be a great school in the 90's, I went there now Im embarrassed to say my children attend this school. No parental involvement, teachers are too busy for communication, PTA, what PTA. Every teacher both of my kids have had were first year teachers at that school, none re-hired! both kids last year didnt even a teacher for a portion of the year, one quit in the middle of fcat prep, Seriously?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2012

I have two kids at SSES. I have issues only with the way they deal with kids with disabilities. I have had my child tested and diagnosed with aspergers. The staff and teachers do nothing.I have been told by professionals that he should be on a IEP and the school will not help. I am bring this ti a higher level to get the help. I'm also told my child is a distraction and immature. They need to listen and work better with theses kids in stead of throwing them under the rug. I have now had enough and so has the doctors we work with. I have help in the works!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2011

I have nothing but great things to say about SSES. The teachers and admin are so caring and wonderful people. My daughter has loved every single teacher she has had there. She is going into 5th grade and I know they will prepare her for middle school. I have no doubt she will be ready at the end of her year! I know she will miss it very much. She is becoming a wonderful young girl that truly loves school and learning. Thank you teachers for all your hard work and dedication!!! You truly are amazing!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2011

My son has absolutely thrived at SSES. The school doesn't have the same reputation as the Trinity schools, but the teachers are really top notch. The caliber of families has changed in recent years, as most are in the free/reduced lunch program. Feedback from the teachers indicate that parents have gotten very defensive when informed that their children's progress isn't adequate (blame FCAT and other standards, not the educator). It's also a school that takes on children with certain emotional and other handicaps, which can bring down overall test scores. I've met some of the specialty teachers and really applaud their compassionate nature. My son has had 15-17 children in his class every year. Some have been spent on the Spanish team, which I highly recommend. The children in his class are so sweet and come from wonderful caring families. The school does not have a gifted program, which is the only downside, as others have mentioned. Otherwise, I'd happily put all my children into SSES. The teachers are resourceful, compassionate, and people I would happily entrust my children to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2011

Both of my girls went to this school, I could not have asked for a better education for them. I love the teachers and staff at SSES, and their dedication and commitment to teaching is beyond compare!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

oh my best school ever im a 5th grade student and the teachers are awsome iv been there sense kindergarten i am jasmine bruner mrs,Odell is the best teacher there are safe and who ever you you are who bashes are school home of the sharks is rude i give it 5 stars and its an a+ school to me


Posted August 30, 2010

Don't get it twisted....Average 13 students per teacher. My child was never in a class with less than 17, and up to 29 students, all the way through (k-5).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

My kids have enjoyed this school. I have had a few concerns, one teacher in particular that I felt wasn't strong enough - but this year 2010 has been excellent - particularly the 5th grade teacher my daughter had this year. My biggest concern was the school nurse and her lack of compassion towards the kids or skill in telling when they are truly ill- my kids were continually sent back to class when they should have seen a doctor - that means others were too - no wonder strep throat went through the place repeatedly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

My children have had a wonderful experience at SSES and the faculty and staff are very friendly and supportive of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

My 17 year old daughter went to this school when she was in elementary school. We had a couple of concerns while she attended there, but overall it was okay. My 6 year old son just started Kindergarten this year at Seven Springs Elementary and the school has held him back tremendously! We also have had a lot of other concerns and have decided to begin to homeschool my son for 1st grade. The Principal and Teachers are not willing to listen to Parent concerns or ideas. SSES was a C School a couple of years ago and it is obvious that the school needs improvement in a lot of areas. There is also law enforcement officers on the property a lot and that's also concerning. Why does an Elementary School needed so many officers? What kind of problems are going on after I leave my child there?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

I love this school my girls have come so far with all the education they have received. Every time I've had any questions or concerns they have answered or got to us promptly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers are dedicated and they are the only elementary school in the area that has a program that teaches the children Spanish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2006

This is an excellent school. They are very concerned with providing the best education for the children. They dont have a gifted program which is the only drawback I've found with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

I could not ask for a better school then seven springs I like how organized and goal oriented they are my sons kindergarten teacher was my kindergaten teacher when i went to seven springs. how amazing that is, that shows true dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

I am a parent of a kindergartner at SSES and have had great experience with his teachers. The curriculum is different from pod to pod within the same grade. As far as the safety at this school it is very lax. They have installed a fence out front with gates but they do not use them during the day. But come 6:30 pm they are shut and locked. I have brought up this issues and it was addressed with the principle and received 3 days of compliance. There are issues with picking up your child in the afternoon. Anyone can take a child and the school would never know. Please take into consideration the saftey as well as the accademics when chooing a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

Would do anything in my power to not have to send my child to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2004

Seven Springs Elementary is a wonderful school filled with competent, enthusiastic educators who truly care about the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
80%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
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 "C".
  • 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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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
White 70%
Hispanic 17%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 5%
Black 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 165%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 27%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 77%63%61%
Master's degree 23%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 17%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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