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Osceola Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 421 students

 

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Posted August 2, 2013

My son has blossomed in this school, as their staff are very humane, affectionated, and warm, as well as professional and strict .They do whatever it takes, for children to excel and the teachers work toguether for the best interest of the student. Also, they count on voluntaries that make a difference in mentoring the children, and they do an awesome job toguether with the teachers.The principal, listens to the parents and is very friendly, and resourceful person as the assistant of the principal, Mr Atkin,children respect them and love them .It's a great school,I think all children should have people like this people, to build their fundation in live. I feel very lucky my son is going to Osceola elementary, and my daugther that is going to be 2 I want her to go there too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2013

We moved a private school in the school year and found this school to be lacking in many areas. First off, the entire office staff up to the assistant principal does a wonderful job, they address your concerns the minute you share them. The problem lies in how the teachers' hands are tied when it comes to controlling problem children in their class which makes all the others suffer and drains the teachers. My daughter went from a grade ahead to c's, d's and f's. I was told that my standards were to high and the teacher was full of excuses and seemed very put out that they have to actually teach my child and address her concerns. The teacher has even made comments to my child in front of others that they have to make sure they grade her papers on time, etc, so I won't call and complain. This is completely unprofessional, inappropriate when a parent is attempting to step in and assist their child to bring their grades back up and stay there because the teachers are overwhelmed and have too many extracurricular activities on their plate. Classrooms are distracting for children and the internet is not updated at all as promised unless you complain. That should NOT be the case.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2012

I have had 3 kids in this school and do not want to move to ensure my youngest stays in this school, it is a smaller school. The kids feel safe and are able to participate in great extracurriculum activities. My kids were all able to thrive at Osceola, now my two oldest are in the gifted program at OBMS and do very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2012

This is my daughter's second year here at Osceola and she loves it. She is doing well and likes going to school. Her teachers have been very open and honest. Communicate well and keep me informed. Love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2010

This School used to Alot better , but over the last few years its gone down. I think they treat these kids like #s. Alot of these teachers do like there jobs and yell at the kids. And they know who they are. And its like come on these kids didnt make your pay go down, or I dont know its just like alot dont like what they do. There are like 10 people at this school that I knoiw of that are awesome and really love there jobs... Mr Johnson I will never forget ALL my kids so loved him, people make mistakes. No offence to the new one, but I just LOVED his involment with the childern and you could SOOO tell they liked it alot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Osceola is the best kept secret in Ormond Beach! It is a small school that offers a wide range of activities for all! They strive to reach every student from the low achieving to the high achieving! It is a GREAT school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2005

All three of my children have and are atenting this very great school. Ormond are very much the best schools! Mom loves you stephie travis and heather!
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Posted September 12, 2004

Osceola is a school with high quality, concerned and caring educators. I have one child in the school and one that attended for six years. Osceola treats it's students as they are part of a family and I would never send my children to any other elementary school. This school strives for excellence and not only are the administrators and teachers wonderful so is the office staff, teacher's aids and cafeteria workers. Osceola is truely 'a great place to be.'
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 76%
Black 13%
Two or more races 5%
Hispanic 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 46%56%61%
Master's degree 54%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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  • MS. MARY ELLEN SPEIDEL
Fax number
  • (386) 676-1233

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100 Osceola Avenue
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
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Phone: (386) 676-1230

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