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Port Orange Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 414 students

 

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Posted April 12, 2014

I am happy with POE. Teacher leadership and Parents involvement makes this school the GREATEST!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

I have to share a little truth here. Yes the teachers we had were wonderful but many of the other students have horrible behaviors that are out of control and little is done about it. My child did not feel safe at this school and frankly he wasn't.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2012

Excellent School...from the office staff to the custodian everyone there is working toward helping your child do their best...I especially like their lunch room it is set up so the teachers can it in the same room as the kids unlike some other schools I have been in where the children are put on super-silent lunches POE lets your child socially develop as well as academically!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Port Orange Elementary by far is the best School.They have the best Teachers, they care about their students and making sure they learn the tools they need to be successful throughout their school years. We are so lucky to have a school with a staff that care about each and every child. Thank you Port Orange Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2006

Port Orange Elementary is run like a precision swiss clock thanks to Principal Ronca. There will be a new principal this year, so it remains to be seen what happens. Lots of parental involvement means great events like fall dances and sock hops. Teachers are wonderful and run so many extracurricular activities like after school knitting, garden club, track, and math to name just a few. The gifted program is really excellent and challenges students. Pick-up is run smoothly and is organized so well. Children are treated like individuals and are cared for like their own. It's just wonderful! As an educator, I can recommend this school. Everyone from the custodians to the lunch ladies to the principal are wonderful, especially the teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2006

Very nice,, small school. This school has excellent teachers and staff with a small school atmosphere. Gifted program is good. Reccommended.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 10, 2005

My kids attended S. Daytona for a few years before we switched to Port Orange Elem. this year and there is a noticeable difference. This school offered a smaller classroom size, fewer classes per grade (so all the kids in the same grade get to know each other better)and a closer knit family environment. Parents feel welcome as much as the kids. There is a stronger PTA support, which provided more FREE/reduced cost activities for the kids; these are events that we have paid additional for, at the other school. Academics are strong, and additional help was more easily attained, when needed at this school. Pricipal is active, visible and is readily available to students and parents. Because of the small school size he seems to know ALL of his students and genuinely cares about them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2005

This is a small school that has a great 'family' environment. Low teacher turnover. Excellent gifted program. I'm impressed with the parental involvement.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
88%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "B".
  • 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 87%
Hispanic 5%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 55%56%61%
Master's degree 45%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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School Leader's name
  • MS. MARIE STRATTON
Fax number
  • (386) 756-7117

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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402 Dunlawton Avenue
Port Orange, FL 32127
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Phone: (386) 756-7100

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