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Dillard Street Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 750 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted March 12, 2014

I do not agree with the last two comments. We are new to the school but my son loves his teacher and the principal! I have been to numerous events that the school has hosted and my so. always looks for Principal Boyd to give her a hug as soon as we arrive. The events have been both fun and educational and my son has made so much progress this year. After years of struggling to learn to read, he is finally reading! I commend Principal Boyd and her staff for helping my son feel cared for and successful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2014

Used to be a wonderful school!!!! Dillard Street Elementary is going to lose it's "A" rating due to the lack of leadership of the new 2014 school year Principal Katie Boyd. Metrics have it probably moving to a "D", unprecedented! In addition, she has caused untold misery on students and teachers alike, plummeting moral to an all time low. This principal is not a good fit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2014

I have had my children at this school for many years. I have always thought the teachers and principal Shanoff worked hard to provide the best education for my children. This year it has become clear as the year has progressed that the school is not being lead by its newest principal Boyd. We were an "A" school last year and the projection is looking like a "d" or "F" school. The difference in the feel of the school is very different and not very happy. Looks like I will be moving them to a different school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2014

I am so sad that my daughter wasted her Kindergarten year at Dillard. This school has no heart!! Parents are not even welcome in the class. It is know the end of Feb. and the school has yet to do anything special for the kids.I was so sad to see all my father friends going to father/daughter dances at their school while Dillard did NOTHING. SO SAD!!!! My daughter will NEVER go back to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

Fantastic School! Love the teachers and their dedication. I heard the previous Principal (Mr Shannoff) was promoted to another school (good for him, not so good for us, maybe) We still haven't met the new principal, Mr Shannoff always introduced himself to us. Wonder how involved this person is going to be and surely hope the school rating doesn't go down because of his/her uninterest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

Dillard Street is a Amazing School with dedicated teachers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

I think Dillard Elementary School is wonderful. My second child is starting the first grade and she can't wait. Both my girls loved it and did very well there. The teachers and staff are wonderful. My oldest daughter started school in NY and when we moved to florida, only then did she begin to like school. I have only positive experiences with their teachers. Keep up the great work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2009

my two children have been going to DSES for two years since we moved to florida, my son is in ESE and has made so much progress thanks to the work of the fantastic teachers and principal Ive never been more happier with a school as I am with this one the teachers are phenonmenal and the principal and vice principal are there to help you. My kids actually look forward to going to school each day Thanks for all your great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2009

I am very disappointed in Dillard Street Elementary School. My child's 2nd grade teacher cannot control her classroom and has the children climbing around in the bathrooms. The classroom is more of a try to control the unruly children than it is about teaching. Whenever I talk to the teacher, she speaks to me in a very condesending tone, treating me like a lower person who just doesn't know anything. I only want what is best for my child and I know that Dillard Street is not worthy of the government money they receive via our taxes. I am not a person who likes to intervene, but, when I hear what is going on in the classroom and verify it with the teacher (while she talks down to me - like I don't have a college degree) I cannot accept this environment for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

I have had children at DSES for three years now, including one in ESE. This is a fantastic school that has nothing but the children's best interest at heart. The principal has changed, but Mr. Shanoff, the new prinicipal, has continued to provide excellent leadership in forming tomorrow's community leaders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

Dillard St Elementary is a school where teachers go the extra mile to make sure that the students are learning. The school is small enough that it feels like a closeknit community. Thank you Mr. Bixler and Miss Recca, you are the best administrators I've ever known.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

Top quality teachers who truly care. Those at Dillard Street strive to see each child as an individual and help them meet with success on a daily basis. Mr. Bixler (principal) and Miss Recca (assis. prin.) know our children, make sure school is a safe and inviting environment they want to come to each day. Thank you Dillard!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

Another great year - thank you Mr Bixler - a Principal who is very up to date with the children and staff! Thanks to all the staff who make Dillard Street such a great school for our kids to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2006

Dillard is a corner stone to the community of Winter Garden. We are blessed to have Mr. Bixler and his wonderful team, for our children to learn from. Thank you for your time and dedication to our children of Winter Garden. DG
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

Winter Garden is growing and they've added a brand new school building. Some of my daughter's teachers have been exceptional--and she was able to maintain the same teacher and class for both second and third grade. They are an A school, but watch out...some teachers will teach to the test to keep that grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

Dillard Street Elementary is an amazing school! Mr. Bixler and Mr. Jones have done a fantastic job of turning that school around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2004

Dillard Street has shown a great improvement for this school year. Safety and discipline has been a plus and the tutoring programs are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My daughter is in her second year this year at Dillard and my youngest will be starting there next year. The school has had great improvements already since Mr Bixler took over!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

Hi, I have just entered my 3rd child at Dillard St and personally think this is a great school since we have our new principal. The school will do much better since Mr. Bixler has arrived.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2003

In regard to the remarks made in June 2003,Dillard has a new Principal named Rob Bixler.Under his direction his previous school recieved A's during his time there.Mr.Bixler is very enthuastic,able and ready to turn things around at Dillard.
—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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
84%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
41%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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

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
Hispanic 39%
White 37%
Black 17%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 169%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 219%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 66%66%61%
Master's degree 34%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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311 North Dillard Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Phone: (407) 877-5000

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