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Sunrise Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 727 students

 

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Posted July 21, 2014

This school is AMAZING! The teachers are great and my daughter loves going to Sunrise. The positive reviews for sunrise are right on. I highly recommend Sunrise Elementary. Do research and you will see that Sunrise is the best in Palm Bay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2014

This school has some of the best teachers around. Great area and very comfortable environment for the kids to thrive and grow. My kids love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2014

This is the best school! The teachers are so caring and amazing! This is not my district school! I drive a long distance to take my son here! We love Miss France and all the teachers!! Worth the drive!! If you want your children to have a proper education I highly recommend this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2013

This will be our second year at this school. Hopefully the second grade teachers are better than the first! Several of the first grade team looks like they spend every night partying and drinking. Our teacher wouldn't have time to prepare for the oncoming week and failed to present homework assignments until Wednesday most weeks. This teacher wouldn't send home school announcements until the last minute and just seemed burnt-out. The principal is very impersonal and it is almost painful to watch him interact with students. The blonde at the front desk could learn a few things about talking to parents; complete rudeness. If you go to this school get prepared to be bombarded with fundraisers, two a month. The facility itself is clean. The pto does have pizza and crafts a couple times a year, but get there early if you want food, they ran out both times we went before 7. I hope i will see the qualities that make this an A' school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2011

This is my daughter's 3rd year at Sunrise and I couldn't be happier with the quality of education she is receiving. The teachers and administration is very friendly, the building itself is clean and well kept and she truly enjoys going to school there! After heraing horror stories about other elementary schools in the Palm Bay area, I am very thankful my daughter is attending Sunrise. I just wish there had been a girl scout troop for her the last two years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Great environment, qualified teachers, and good and caring principal who is always involved in all schools activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

Untrustworthy & Unprofessional. The clean, ultra quiet campus, is not reminiscent of a childhood school. It is exactly what it appears to be. Uniforms would go along well with it's cold atmosphere. Don't be fooled. We were.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

Sunrise has been a Godsend! My son is out of area as well and I would drive 50 miles one way just to keep him here! This is the first school in our district to take an interest in my son and the difficulty he has faced with a learning disability. I cannot say enough - no words give justice to the time and commitment his teacher and the administration has given to my son. They have given him back his chance to enjoy school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2007

I think that the prinicpal is very involved with the students and does a wonderful job. My daughter is in the first grade and loves it! Her teacher is wonderful and always willing to do anything she can to help a situation easier and comunitcates with us a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2007

Sunrise is the best in the area! The teachers are involved and caring. The Principal and support staff are extraordinary. The school is new and enjoys new technology and equipment. My son is an 'out of area' student, meaning that I provide transportation both ways for him to attend this school instead of the one closest to our home. No doubt about it, this school, it's staff and teachers make the added time/cost worth every minute/penny!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

The school is very clean and the staff is so wonderful. I have 3 children in this school, and each teacher has taken time to know my child and observe their needs and actually call me and fill me in on their progress-without having to. My children love going there and are excited about all the programs and field trips and like their teachers. This is their second public school they have been in and this school have out done themselves compared to some others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

Sunrise is a 10. I have taught at all schools on this list as a sub. The teachers are superb. The principal is outstanding. The front desk and administrative staff members as well as those in the media center are 10. The students are very easy to teach and eager to learn. The physical plant isn't as ritzy as a few other schools but the premises are always kept clean. The cafeteria serves good food to the students. Its staff members are professional. If I was ever invited to even be a regular full-time sub at Sunrise or appointed a full-time teacher, one of my last remaining goals would be Sunrise is not a 6,7 or 8. Or a 9. Sunrise Elementary is a 10!
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
78%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%
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 53% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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
White 70%
Black 12%
Hispanic 11%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 2%
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 54%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 54%58%61%
Master's degree 46%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. BARRY K PICHARD
Fax number
  • (321) 674-6147

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1651 Mara Loma Boulevard
Palm Bay, FL 32909
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Phone: (321) 674-6145

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