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Deltona Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 820 students

 

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Posted February 14, 2014

I transfer my son to Deltona Elementary bc I believe this is the best school for children with disabilities. The teacher my son has is excellent!! She has back me up on things that the speech therapist and I were not seeing eye to eye on. I still would like more for him but school is working with me on all my requests so far. :) Just wish there were less students or more teachers, because I think he would develop so much fast with 24/7 one on one with a para or teacher. For the most part he does get one on one but there is not enough staff for the classroom in my opinion because of the levels of disabilities with the children in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2014

THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE WORST SCHOOL I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. MY 4TH GRADE SON WAS TOLD HE DIDN'T DESERVE TO BE IN 4TH GRADE. HE WAS BEING BULLIED, AND THEY MOVED SLOW TO ACT. THE PRINCIPAL IS ALOOF WITH THOSE EYEBROWS AND EYE MAKE UP. THEY ARE TOTALLY UNPROFESSIONAL. I DID NOT FEEL GOOD LEAVING HIM THERE FOR THE DAY. I EVENTUALLY WITHDREW HIM. THE ENTIRE STAFF WAS UNPROFESSIONAL. I HATED IT....DON'T SEND YOUR KIDS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

my daughter started kindergarten the 1st week she brought me a drawing home. i asked my daughter 2 explain the drawing 2 me & she said "its me standing on the wall & the teacher yelling at me" I was mad of course but i explained 2 my kid the teachers are under a lot of stress lets see if anything changes. Well its week 2 & my daughter is hating school. she loved preschool and her teachers. going 2 c about getting a diff. teacher. Then you buy the items they have listed on their website for supplies then send a letter home saying it was a mistake here is the right list with a additional 42 items. when i asked 4 the items back that were not on the list i was told i would get them by last fri. Well this is weds & i have yet 2 get anything returned. I am a single mom of 5. i asked my child what she did at recess yesterday & she said she has never went outside since school started. I have 3 cousins that have not either and they did the same thing with their supply lists so it is not just 1 grade. Also in the dress code it says dress shoes are ok as long as they have gym shoes in there backpack. the first day of school i was told no dress shoes aloud. Sad for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2012

I have my daughter she is 5 soon to be 6. She has a disability..and this school has been great with everything.I had a problem..the staff everyone was quick to find answers..and get the problem fixed..my daughter is going this year into kindergarten..and she loves it!!!...I would say this is a great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2012

Only school worse in area is Moton. Sitting in my car waiting on my son outside a classroom it sounded like an insane asylum. The teacher was ranting like a lunatic. My son has to fight everyday with ill mannered thugs. Eastside is worlds better or Challenger if you get lucky.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2011

i didnt even get an apology from the teacher she acted as if it was my fault.this year for grade 2 if i didnt call i wouldnt know what is an acceptable colors or anything for the uniform policy because they did not update their website if i didnt drive by the school i would never have known there was uniforms this year and as for open house in the next few days once again nothing on the website and nothing was sent in the mail how on earth are parents suppossed to know anything if nothing is updated or sent home we cant drive by the school 24/7 or call every day to know such things.i know its our job as parents to do these things but the school has to help a little bit if u look at the school list the school needs help with supplies but why would anyone care to help a school who dont care about our children. you give what u get and if the school dont give why should i go above and beyond for such a bad school .it were up to me id change schools but deltona is the closest one and that is the school i was told she had to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2011

My disabled child went here for 2 years and she was being abused by staff. **this is no allegation!!**She was not alone. The teacher even asked me why I brought her to school..as if she didnt want to put up with my small 4 year old child. At that time I should have saw it as a red flag to never let them set hands on my child. This school is great for those who can speak up for themselves..I am sure. But take a look at the ESE classrooms..look at the professionalism of the male OT on staff. I spoke with the staff about my concerns and then I was not allowed to go to my daughters classroom without 72 hours notice...interesting... When a child who can barely speak sees a school built similar to it nearby (Moton) and starts screaming I dont want to go here in a fearful tone it makes one wonder..what really happened to my child???
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

Excellent administrators, teachers and staff. Caring, supportive environment. Dedicated to academic excellence in everything they do.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 6, 2008

My son goes to this school and he loves it. He is in first grade ( Mrs. Licht class). They keep you updated and are always there when needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

My daughter has attended Deltona since Pre-K. She is currently in 5th grade and we are sad to be leaving next year. She has had a variety of teachers from 1st year to teachers who have been there as long as the school has (or at least it seemed that way). I love the staff and how interested they are in helping both the parents and students. My daughter has of course had a few teachers throughtout the years that just didn't seem to achieve as much as we would have wanted but all in all it is a great school. There are a couple of teacher I would like to commend for what a great job they have done in gaining not only the respect of my daughter but challenged her where she needed it...Mrs. Jones (4th grade) and Mr. Weed (science teacher)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2008

I'm a fifth grader at DES, and since I've been here this school has grown from average to great, and they will keep growing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2007

My son started Kindergarten this year at Deltona. He loves his teacher, Mrs. Dunham. She is very on top of everything. She keeps parents updated with weekly news letters home, responds quickly to notes asking questions, and has a website with a class calendar so I know when my son has PE vs Art or Music each day. I can also email her with any questions via her website. We are very happy with her, it has made the transition from pre-school into Elementary school easy on me as a parent, knowing I am kept up to date on my son, but also that my son loves his teacher. Deltona has worked very hard to meet all of the new class size requirements ( my son has 17 students in his class), the staff is pleasant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2007

Great school for innovative instructional techniques. Wonderful place for learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2007

My daughter was a student of Mrs. Melton's 3 rd grade class and Mrs. Melton went way out of her way to help Amberly succeed. Thank you so much for everything that you do we will miss you next year and can only hope that her next teacher is as wonderful as you :) Wonderful staff and always eager and willing to help out where ever and however possible. - Amber Gobbels
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

Deltona Elementary is a Organized and Safe school. I have never experienced a school that was willing to open my car door and escort my child out of the vehicle, so my daughter can go to school. Rain or shine the staff is always pleasant and polite. Keep up the good work. -Mr. and Mrs. Hernandez
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

My daughter learned so much in her first year at Deltona Elem. She got her therapies she needed right away, she loves her teacher and her classmates. Mr DeMoss is great with her, she looks forward to going to school every day. He is easy to talk to, and available to talk anytime you need him. His helpers in the class are great as well. My daughter never had a problem there. I think its a safe school, all the teachers know each child that comes in, and call them by their names. I haven't seen anything negative yet, I'm happy my daughter is happy. I look forward to many happy years here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

Great school my children love this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

Excellent Fourth Grade Staff! Very pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

Deltona is an outstanding k-5 school with a caring and talented staff. Mrs Chapin is doing a terrific job as principal. I don't really know the new asst principal yet. I'm sure she'll have a great year as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2005

safety is a top issue here.a secure campus. must have a visitors pass, and still within minutes a faculty member will approach you to say hi and to be sure you are where you are supposed to be . this is a safe atmosphere. picking kids up at this school is tough, very crowded, long lines. people start lining up half hour before school gets out. line goes out and down the road, but is pretty orderly. this is our first year here, but seems to be good school, good teachers, clean and safe. the principal, mrs. dunleavy, is wonderful. she is very nice and always willing to meet with you.
—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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
34%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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 68% 42%
Hispanic 21% 29%
Black 6% 23%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 72%64%61%
Master's degree 28%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 19%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Debi Vermette
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  • (352) 797-7140

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2055 Deltona Blvd
Spring Hill, FL 34606
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