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Endeavor Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 661 students

 
 

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Posted November 12, 2012

Teachers are very good and are deeply involved with the students.The administrative staff is doing a great job in raising the bars..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2012

Endeavor Elementary has a wonderful and caring staff. Students are given every opportunity to grow and excell. There are numerous challenges set before them...children who are motivated to learn and succeed wiill do very well there. Currently there is a very dedicated PTA and many events for parents to participate in. Parents however should think about giving some of their time...especially if they have little ones entering the school. Children value it and so do the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

I am proud of this school, and thank God my daughter started her kindergaten in such a good school, my son will be joining big sis soon!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2011

This school has everthyng but a hearth. It is like boothcamp, not a loving caring environment. Sad experience for our family...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2009

You have to give Ms. Kimble and Couret a lot of credit. They really kicked it into high gear this past year. The Reading Plus requirement was a genuis idea. Parents of Endeavor students can be proud that this is the best elementary school in the Hunter's Creek area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2009

Yes, there were some bumps in the road with the change of Principals, which is to be expected. Mrs. Kimble has found her way, though, and this has been a great year for the school. As a teacher, if you are a positive, team player that has the best interest of the school, students and community in mind, you are certainly amongst her 'favorites.' Negativity and constant bucking of the system are not tolerated, and I am just fine with that!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 21, 2009

As a former teacher at Endeavor, the change of principals from Mrs. Vitale to Mrs. Kimble was the biggest mistake for the school. Mrs. Kimble is an authoratative leader that places favorites among staff. I am glad I no longer work there.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 1, 2008

I have mixed feelings abou this school because I've had children attend it since day one (when it opened) and it's changed - and not always for the better. My children have have generally liked their teachers and they have friends there. I'm afraid, though, after looking at the recent FCAT scores that we might see Endeavor drop to a 'B' school. There are some things going on, and yes, I've volunteered lots of my time throughout the years and voiced my opinions, which weren't always welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

My boys have attended Endeavor for the last 2 years, and love it! They have had wonderful teachers who have been very open to my concerns and suggestions for their academic needs. Changes have been made, but all organizations go thru changes, a school is no different. If you are unhappy then you MUST get involved and stop complaining. This school welcomes volunteers and now more than ever needs your help to continue the positive changes, and fun activities that were offered this past year. Please relize how lucky the kids of Endeavor are to have teachers and staff that care. Let's get ready for a great 2008!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2008

Changes? Yes, there were changes. Let's see...school spirit was all over the place. From the front lobby that was always decorated in a fun way to the new car magnets to the introduction of new school colors. For the first time, we had a Father-Daughter Dance, a Mother-Son Night of Magic, a Fall Festival where staff members and Administration participated in a Pie-Eating Contest, an Olympic-Themed Reading Celebration, a Science Club that attended the Science Olympiad, a Performing Arts program for the younger and ESE students, the Mileage Club, a beautiful 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony, and that's just what comes to mind right away! This is a vibrant school, and I look forward to seeing what this next year holds for its students (which include my very happy children!) Thank you to everyone who has made all of this and more possible for Endeavor!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2008

I am so happy to see a postive comment about Endeavor. Thank you! It's extremely sad that the only people who decide to put comments on venues such as this one are those who need to complain and say negative things. I think that there are many parents that are happy with Endeavor but just don't take the time to voice their opinion. I am also pleased with the education that my children have received at the school. Yes - there have been many changes, from the Admistration team to the teachers but you can not dwell on how things 'used to be', instead welcome and support the changes and help the school to be the best that it can be. To those who have had negative experiences, then challenge yourselves to change your opinion. Be involved, it does make a difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2008

Endeavor 's a wonderful school. I have a 3rd and 5th grader. The teachers are fair if you give them a chance. They push for the kids to do better. If your child is not lazy and wants to learn, then Endeavor is the school. There new Science program is very good. My kids are happy and that makes me happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

Endeavor elementary has some good teachers. The administrators need to pull it together and become real leaders for the entire school community - students, teachers, and parents. This was a rough year for my son at Endeavor and I'm glad he's goingt to middle school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2008

I am also in agreement with the past two postings. My son was the first kindergarten class at Endeavor and despite the growing pains it was a far cry from the chaos and apathy now familiar to my daughter in kindergarten. I don't care for the current administration and couldn't agree more about their attitude towards parents. We will actually be moving this summer because of the school. Just to inform you all, the assistant principal called me just before spring break to tell me that my daughter had found something on the playground. What she found was a bullet. Of course she didn't know what it was but never the less they waited until school was out before the call. Would have been nice if I knew before she got in the car asking questions. I could rant on and on but should spare you all my soapbox...LOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2008

I agree with u totally. You put in words what I have been experiancing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

My G-daughter went there from K-4, she loved it.As a parent I don't think there was a better school around. Loved it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2007

Endeavor is one of the best elementary schools. Mrs. Vitale was wonderful - and now Mrs. Kimble is coming into her own. I think she is doing a great job. She is very visible and very accessible. She always returns calls - and I love that about her. In the classroom I am always pleasantly surprised how every child is assessed individually and given the appropriate curriculum they need. I don't know how the teachers do it - in one classroom, you could have several different students working at different levels in the same subject. Classroom placement is decided by what is best for the individual child. Consideration is given to the child and their interests and personalities. It's always a great fit! The admin staff is always helpful and courteous. I love our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2007

Endeavor was a wonderful school that encouraged teachers, students, and parents. The new administration is running off many excellent teachers and staff and making decisions based on what would be best for them. The students used to be the center of this school. Unfortunately, this is no longer true.


Posted July 10, 2007

Endeavor is a good school with the potential of being a great school. I think that the new adminstrators are going to be a good team that will help acheive this goal. I have had 3 children go to this school so far and they love it. More parent involvement, better communication and more school actitivies are what this school needs to make it great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2007

Ms. Murry has been the absolute best teacher my daughter could have asked for. Endeavor has been a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
94%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
98%

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 "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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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
Hispanic 53%
White 25%
Black 10%
Asian 9%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%66%61%
Master's degree 32%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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Orlando, FL 32837
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