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Spruce Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 659 students

 

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Posted October 18, 2011

Principal and assistant Principal found out by a parent that six children one being my own were playing the choking game. When theses children were questioned, they stated "most of the fourth and fifth grade does it" The Principal or Vice Principal didn't think it warranted a phone call to the six parents to make them aware of their children's activities. The phone calls took place four and one half days later after it was reported to the Superintendent. Shame on you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

Vanessa Van der Veer, outstanding teacher of the year really rocks!


Posted February 5, 2010

Overall most of the teacher encountered are truly wonderful teachers but the administration staff (principal and vice principal) seem to be very unhelpful when a child obviously needs assistance. If I could choose again, this would not have been a school for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

Guardian of child attending: Excellent teachers and excellent parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2007

This is a great school. My son is in first grade now and the teachers have accurately assessed his strengths and weaknesses, and tailored his work to his needs. Many parents volunteer at this school on a weekly basis. The teachers, principals, a guidance counselors are highly visible on a daily basis. They are out every morning and afternoon when kids and parents are arriving and leaving. There are programs in art, music, sports. The school has special events almost monthly and sends home flyers on programs and events available in the community. This school gets high grades from the state of Florida consistently.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

My girls have been going to this school for 3 years now and we love it! The teachers are great and the school really has a sense of community. We are looking to move soon, but I have to make sure my girls can continue to go to this school, that's how much we like it. No complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My son went here 2 years ago. The school, cirriculum, and art, music, PE teachers were great. However his reg teacher was horrible. Only taught for 2 yrs and obviously had no experience with an ADHD child. She was so hard on the kids, she would take away their recess because they forgot their pencil. She made is so difficult that my son who loved to learn and had a 120 IQ, did not even want to try anymore. Finally after, grades dropping, and having a meeting with all the teachers, one that had experience with ADHD children gave some suggestions, which helped tremendously. Excellent school, but very disappointed in the teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

A very nice school. Good parent involvement. Very good teachers. This school is overcrowed but there is new school being built.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 25, 2005

The 2004-2005 school year was the first year for our 3 sons to enter public schools. SCES was an excellent experience for us all! Our sons had previously been in a catholic school and we were worried about education and discipline at a public school. The administration and teachers at SCEC are fabulous! Any worries we had we gone within the first weeks of school! Our kids had no problems adjusting to the new school. They can't wait for the next school year to begin!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2005

Very good school. Teachers listen, and they have many cultural activities.
—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 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
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

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 State average
White 80% 42%
Black 7% 23%
Hispanic 7% 29%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%56%61%
Master's degree 35%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%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. Sandra Kaye
Fax number
  • (386) 322-7515

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Port Orange, FL 32127
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