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Spessard L. Holland Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 391 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 2, 2014

I have a special needs child in first grade. My son started holland in the middle of the year and was a little frustrated due to holland being more advanced than his old school. The staff and his teacher have been very patient and understanding with my son. He now feel right at home and loves holland! I am so excited to watch my special needs child learn and grow in this new school!!! I can't wait for my daughter to start kindergarten now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

My son has been attending Holland Elementary since Aug 13. The transition into a school routine has been challenging for him and I; however, his teacher showed full support and understanding. I'm grateful for the wonderful staff and amazing learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

I have 2 kids that have been attending Holland for 3 years and I must say, this is the best elementary school!!! I love the staff and the administration. They genuinely care about the students there. It is a great learning environment. I could never run out of great things to say, but I'm running out of characters lol.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2013

I have 3 children and they have been attending Holand for 6 years. Overall, the teachers personalities vary, but the one thing I can honestly say is that they all care. They take pride in their classroom, they seem to accept new changes and they offer the kids lots of variety in their teaching methods. The office staff are very helpful as well as the Principal and Vice Principal. The PTA President is active and does everything she can to improve things. Additionally, The FCAT scores are very good and we are happy to be a part of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2012

When looking for a school to attend in this area each principal took the time to show our family around their campus. I did not choose Holland though it was a lovely facility. It's renovations are nice as the other schools in the area are very old. However, it takes more than a building to make a school community. Teachers seemed very welcoming as well as the other families we encountered. We simply felt rushed during our visit and our children's academic data seemed to be more of an interest to the staff than who the children were as individuals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2010

I learn something new everyday at Holland. Best School in the district to work at.


Posted August 1, 2009

The gifted program is the absolute BEST in FL. Thank you, Mrs. T! My son has come a long way! The school staff is exceptional and parental involvment is outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

What a great school ! We continue living in this area because we want our children to stay in this school and contnue on to De Laura and finaly satellite High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2006

You will not find a better school anywhere! My son has attended for 4 years and the staff treat him like family. This school exceeds all expectations. Individual attention, curriculum, safety are top priorities. Can't say enough about how wonderful this school is. Consider yourself extreemly lucky if your child has the opportunity to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2006

this school is great! THey have wonderful programs and great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2006

All of my three children have attended Holland Elementary since Kindegarden. My oldest is getting ready to graduate. I cannot say enough about the positive learning experiences and wonderfully caring staff we have encountered over the years. I highly recommend Holland Elm. as a valuable asset to any child's educational experience. Mr. Khun and Mrs. Butts are caring and interested leaders and the teachers are top notch. Any concerns I have had were allways met with equal concern and help from the entire staff. The after school program is wonderful, my children have benefited from having a safe and entertaining place to go after school and love it! The school emphasizes ethic and moral teaching as well as acedemics, which is sadly lacking in many public schools today. The after school clubs are also top notch. We all love Holland Elementary :)
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%
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 52% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 42%
Hispanic 9% 29%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Black 7% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
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 27%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 44%58%61%
Master's degree 53%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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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50 Holland Ct
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
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Phone: (321) 773-7591

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