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Equestrian Trails Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 856 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted Sunday, July 20, 2014

LOVE ETES - great teachers, great staff, great school! We have been a part of the ETES for 6 years, and my daughters have had wonderful teachers!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2013

I am a former student of ETES and let me tell you, I'm not at all impressed. My kindergarten teacher told my mother she was going to put me in for advanced, which I'm assuming she did, but the school screwed it up. I had the same teacher for 2nd and 3rd grade and she did not challenge me at all. I was frequently bored in class and had nothing to do. My mother complained to the principal who told her that it was okay to have an average child and that I wasn't smart enough to be moved up. Fourth and fith grade were much improved considering my mother forced my 3rd grade teacher to put me in advanced. I didn't really like any kid there and I am glad I don't have any contact with any of them anymore. Make what you will of my story when thinking about this school.


Posted October 9, 2013

I have always said the principal is one of the most important factors in a school. Mrs. Johnson has been here at ETES for 3 years & has dealt with many unhappy parents (including me) from the previous administration, teachers were also unhappy with the previous principal & it reflected in their work. The PTA is very involved & wonderful except for a few seasoned ones that truly believe they are running the school you will know them after curriculum night. However these ladies are seasoned stay at home moms that volunteer & this is their ego so I ignore the nonsense. 98% of the teachers at ETES are amazing with the exception of a few specifically one teacher in 4th grade AP. You will hear the rumors about her & they are true. I can't begin to name the wonderful teachers we've had throughout the years at ETES because there are so many! Great Place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

We love ETES our daughters go there, our 10 year old she's finishing 5th grade. Mrs. Migliara, Mr Benett, Mrs. Mart nez etc... The principal Mrs. Johnson The cafeter a everyone Great job
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

We are ending our second year at Equestrian Trails and couldn't be happier with the staff and principal. The teachers have been wonderful and my kids love it! The principal is always available and listens and makes decisions for what is best for students. We look forward to our many years ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2012

We love this school and my son really enjoyed having Mrs. Becker as a K teacher last year she is absolutely excellent! I highly recommend her!!! We are very happy with this school and have not had any issues with the front office staff as they have all been very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2012

We loved this school, we had moved from VA thinking that the reviews were scary but we had a great experience (yes the lady at the front desk are not the nicest but the teacher staff is) we had Mrs. Page as my daughter's K teachert and she was the nicest teacher, she is really sweet to the kids and has a great communication with the parents, the trotter's club is a great club to put the kids on is you want them to stay active! Mrs.Johnson (the principal) is really nice too, she listen to parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2012

Although the first three years were OK,we had a very frustrated 2011-2012 year with this school. My son was bullied by his teacher. Every snack that was given to him from home was inspected for sugar and teacher was telling the boy that if it was bought in a cookie aisle, it's not aloud; even though it was just a fig bar with sugar content less than in one banana.On the other side, teacher avoided any communication with me, parent. My notes in the agenda were left unsigned and unanswered. Some questions from children during the class was answered:"Oops, you missed it." or "Figure it out yourself." Trying to make an appointment with the school Principal became an impossible task. I don't know why my son was singled out by Mrs.Greene but I am glad we are out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2012

BAD FIRST EMPRESSIONS First experience attempting to enroll my kids and was treated so very rude by the front desk admin (blond) I was so upset and offended I considered looking at private schools. After consideration I realized she would not be my Childs teacher and have little interaction with her ... at least I hope. Hopefully she can leave her negative attitude at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

This school is great. My daughter attends grade K with Mrs. Martinez. The teacher is wonderful, and tries to adapt to her own special need. The staff members are great too, always smiling. I really feel welcome every time I visit the school, because they show a friendly environment. And I love the fact that they are always keeping you updated with phone messages.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2011

I believe some of the 2008 reviews as the culture in the school has changed since then. The previous principal for many years resigned in 2010 & with her many problems. She fostered an attitude of disrespect, a condesending attitude & rudeness towards parents. Parents could not question anything because she would tell them they could go somewhere else if they did not like it! Thankfully we have a new principal that respects parents. The culture in the the school has changed & the staff is more respectful,friendly & open.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

Equestrian Trails is well organized, well run , and an excellent school overall. I sent all three kids there and experienced their gifted program and the regular... Both are excellent. Teachers are very nice and dedicated to the kids as it should be. I feel glad they all got a good start with nice teachers who motivated them to learn alot. They all left with a good attitude about school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

My daughter studied and attended after care from second grade to fifth grade in ETES. Initially she was loner kind of girl. School gave her 'how to make friends' training and while leaving school she was confident, academically good and happy kid with good no of friends. I like this school for my daughter. Only thing bothered me was too many fund raising (optional) events but we didn't participate in many. I don't mind giving money directly to school so school should consider that option too. Thank you all the ETES staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2011

I am a student who attended Equestrian Trails Elementary School for ALL six years. ETES is the school to be. The principal, staff and teachers are amazing. Students can learn a lot from this school, and I know I have. Not only do you succeed as a student, but this school is extremely FUN!!!!! They have tons of activities and events, that students will enjoy. So all I'm saying to you parents is, atleast try the school and I guarantee, you will be glad that you made this wonderful decision. Have Fun!


Posted October 5, 2010

You know what, i was being a little too harsh on that comment below. He wasnt a horrible teacher, infact, he was very nice at times and was a very effective teacher. However, he did give a VERY hard time to a select few of us. and he doesnt really " irk me to my very core " he just bother me like a gnat every time i think about him.


Posted July 23, 2010

I was a student there and its a good school. The teachers put in there all to make sure the students suceed. There are alot of school activities like Boo Bingo, Math Carnivel,Summer Camp, and ETC. I honestly loved my 4 years there as a student. GO ETES!!!!!


Posted March 17, 2010

I absolutely love love this school and anyone who has said otherwise is ridiculas..my daughter is in 1st grade and its her 2nd year there and has Miss Webba dn we adore her..The principle is great..I have nothing but nuce things to say about this school..My child has learned soo much there:) Go Equestrian Trails!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2008

I had a horrible experience already @ this school and I had to take my children out. The teacher my son had was found to yell at children and he never went over lessons more than once and when I went to the principal she would not help and refused to change the teacher, she only returned calls and didn't even suggest to sit down and discuss it. This school had been great but it is declining. I had to find a better school/learning enviroment for my kids. It was a sad and frustrating experience for my family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

Its a great school, great teachers and great parents that help out...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2008

We moved here from New Jersey and I thought the adjustment was going to be hard for my daughter. She is currently in the first grade and is doing well. Her teacher is Mrs. Keith she is a great teacher, and I hope her second grade teacher will be just as good.
—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 2014.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
99%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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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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 48%
Hispanic 24%
Black 14%
Asian 11%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 15%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%73%61%
Master's degree 32%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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