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Osteen Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 516 students

 

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Posted June 24, 2014

My two Grandson's go to Osteen Elementary and they both have done extremely well one is in 4th grade going into 5th and has been on the A Honor Roll. The other one will be starting 1st grade and has done very well. Great teachers who care and a great staff as well all around. Great school, great staff.


Posted August 23, 2012

Osteen Assistant Principal ROCKS! My truck not running, Brittney's car barely running until I needed to pick up the kids then neither car would start >:{ So I can't pick up kids call school tell them what up and with only 2 minutes till the bell the assistant principal finds my kids gets them to the office, figures out what bus they need to be on and got them on it on time. I was a wreck and the boys thought it was so much fun!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2012

My children both attend Osteen Elementary and I would not have them anywhere else. The teachers are excellent at making sure the students get what they need to be productive in the classroom. I have seen strong parent involvement and with both teachers and leadership staff working together things run well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2012

As the principal, I am biased but I believe Osteen Elementary Schoool proviides students and excellent education. We are an A rated school for the past 9 consecutive years. The faculty and staff work each day to give 100% of our efforts towards a child centered learning experience aligned with the curriculum required. I believe, "Attitude is everything at Osteen!" Feel free to contact me at Osteen Elementary School if you would like to learn more about us, and even tour the campus prior toenrolling your child. Sincerely, Bob Ouellette Principal 407-688-9555
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 12, 2010

I graduated from this school this year ( im in 6th grade) and by far the best school in the world! I loved this school it was the best! The teachers are nice the staff is nice! I love everyone there!


Posted September 1, 2008

Our family can't say enough good things about this wonderful school! We have been so pleased with the teachers and the staff, and their caring attitudes towards the children and their families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

This school is wonderful! All three of my children have attended Osteen Elementary, and they have gotten an excellent education. The teachers are extremely dedicated and do whatever is necessary to help the students be successful. This is a very 'family oriented' school and everyone is very friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

My son has been in this school for 4 years and he has been doing very well. Most of the teachers that I have met are very focused on helping the children succeed and welcome parental involement. I do wish they would not focus so much on the FCAT and work more on grasping everyday learning but that won't change until the whole state does. Overall, I think this school is wonderful. The principal is very high profile and I love the new telephone messaging. I'd like to see an increase in Phys. Ed maybe with some afterschool programs ( Softball, football, soccer etc ).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

This is my son's last year there and he is doing great. Thanks to his teacher Ms. Stoner. All the teachers are great. The only thing I do not like is the stress put on the kids during FCAT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2006

My son had a great year, and we are so gateful for the commitment and support of his wonderful teacher, Ms. Bakowski. Previously, we have had a bumpy experience at this school, but this year my son made amazing progress. His teacher kept us informed and involved all the way through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2006

Although this is an A rated school, it does focus more on passing the FCAT then the child grasping the concepts of what he/she is to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2006

Overall academics are poor and the focus is on FCAT. It appears that topics are raced through before a child can grasp a concept and then raced on to the next subject. Parental involvment in the learning process is all but mandatory if you want your child to succeed. There is minimal art and music and no sports at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2005

The teachers at this school always give their best effort to have the children not only learn but understand what they learn. My son doesn't enjoy school but loves learning and all the staff endevor to bring out the best he can do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

My son went to osteen this year and he loved it. The teachers are wonderful and the school is great. They have a good environemnt for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2004

Osteen Elementary has a new Principal this year and so far she is high profile. She is always at the curb to greet the kids with a big smile as they come to school in the morning. I can't say enough good things about the teachers at Osteen, many of whom have been teaching there for many years and still have a great desire to be a positive role model and influence in our children's lives. I've had children attending this school since 1983 and worked there occasionally so it is like a second home to me! My older kids love to go back and visit their favorite teachers. Overcrowding is a problem - like everywhere in Central Florida - and the use of teacher's assistants has declined greatly. It will be interesting to see how the new Principal handles these obstacles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

Osteen Elementary School has gone down hill in the past 5 years. Its focus is on money how much can we get how much can we pay our teachers and how many children can we possibly sign up for the free lunch program. Many of the teachers lack lesson plans, they lack the skills necessary to bring our children into the future for they lack communication skills with parents, they certainly must be lacking in communication skills with Parents. Many teachers admit we teach to test. We do not teach to learn, pass, pass, pass, we must pass to get the necessary money to pay teachers and keep the school going. It is sad that the education of our children is no longer the number 1 goal of a school, but the amount of dollars we can bring in. Please get the focus back on education and not on money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2004

I am not a parent of a past or current student but a 'graduate' of Osteen Elementary. I am now a 25 year old mother and this school changed and molded my life in many aspects. The teachers there were the most influential in all of my academic career. I look back at my experiences there and I am truly grateful for my time there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 19, 2003

Since the new principal has been in the school it has improved greatly. My older children did not have the opportunity to experience this improvement, however, my youngest child has the privilege to get her education at this fine grade 'A' school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2003

My children have been attending Osteen Elementry for 9 years. It is a great school and the teachers are excellent. The extended day and summer programs are great. The coming year is going to be trying with all the upcoming construction/changes, however, I am confident that we will work our way through it together.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
83%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
73%

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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 61%
Hispanic 23%
Black 11%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%56%61%
Master's degree 38%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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  • MR. JIM BAMBRICK
Fax number
  • (407) 688-9501

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500 Doyle Road
Osteen, FL 32764
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