School Details

English Estates Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Seminole County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Seminole County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Seminole County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

English Estates Elementary School is a public elementary school in Casselberry. The principal of English Estates Elementary School is MR. JOHN WELCH, whose e-mail is John_Welch@scps.k12.fl.us. 765 students go to English Estates Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the English Estates Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 63% of the 765 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at English Estates Elementary School is 13:1. Dommerich Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 3%
Hispanic 37% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 34% 54%
Asian 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 46%
Limited English proficiency 3% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I have never seen a school where the teachers and staff go so far above and beyond to benefit the kids. This school is improving every year despite their high ratio of non English speaking and underprivileged students. Parental involvement is also incredible. The principal Mr. Welch has done a tremendous job of hiring qualified and caring staff. His involvement has resulted in improved test scores and great school spirit. We will be so sorry to see him go but know that the new administration will build on the excellent foundation he has made for them. I am so impressed with this school and my child loves it here.

  • (11 months ago)

    John W. has destroyed an otherwise fine school and now he is moving on. I wish he would take some of the staff with him. These inappropriate hires need to end. The families in the community have to grin and bare it or find alternative education. I did the latter.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has gone to English Estates Elementary from kindergarten to 5th grade and we have had nothing but positive experiences. The teachers are compassionate and seem to love to teach. Administration has an open door policy and makes time to listen and utilize parental suggestions. Last year we took teams to Odyssey of the Mind and placed first in two events and second in another event.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have three children that have attended English Estates. I believe that they are doing a great job improving the school every year especially considering the fiscal climate they must work in.

  • (2 years ago)

    Hi I was impressed with Mr. Welch because he was very straightforward and friendly. The school looked inviting and the office staff was very friendly. I believe he will definitely make English Estates an "A" school again. Mr. Welch is hiring very qualified teachers who have master's degrees and a wealth of teaching experience which is critical. I wish him the best for 2012/2013.

  • (3 years ago)

    i love this school. We had other choices and this English Estates is the best fit. The family activities offered are awesome. The teachers always communicate with the parents including the school as a whole. Through folders that go home with the children and the teachers e-mail and phone numbers directed to the classroom. I love it. There is an awesome amount of funding given to this school for children and their families to help us.

  • (6 years ago)

    English Estates is an excellent school! The curriculum is outstanding.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love English Estates! The Principal Dr. Beth Sharpe is very much involved and attends almost everything! She has implemented the Steven Covey Leadership program for Elementary children (7 Habits for Highly Effective People) and our school is run better and more efficiently than most private schools. Music and Art programs fall a bit short but Seminole county does offer Enrichment programs and this year my Son is learning to play and appreciate the Violin. There is also classical music that is played in the hallways. The Phys Ed department is fun and even teaches nutrition. Several parents in the school are very active and our PTA even brought us a Fair Trade fundraiser this year! The only school in Florida to do this! Our guidance Team seems to never sleep creating many parent nights and Adriana Council heads up the All Pro Dads Breakfast too.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son attended English Estates for 2006-2007 school year the school is great they teach them so much and they really do care for them. I was real sad to see this school year end so fast cant wait for next year the best teacher for kindergarten is Miss Holey the very best. She has so much patience with the children.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter attended this school and had a great experience. I am especially impressed with the principal and the emphasis on leadership.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our children aged 6 and 10 went to a private parochial school so changing to a public school with such a diverse population was a bit scary. I've heard so many bad things about Florida public schools and my husband and I went to tour the school 'just to see'. Boy were we surprised. Attentive professional administrators focused and impressive teachers and engaged students learning curriculum that was identical to what our kids were learning at the private school with the private school tuition! We are half way through our first year at English Estates and I am bowled over! My first impression has been reinforced with repeated positive interactions with staff faculty and administrators. The curriculum is taught more logically and efficiently at English Estates than it was at their previous school. I simply could not be happier. Just take a tour and I'm sure you'll agree!

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent principal Dr. Sharpe. Moderate parent involvement. Poor level of extra-curricular opportunties for students. Great teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have two kids attending this school and I am extremly happy with their academic program and teachers that we have. We have been going thru some transition and will be going thru a few more. The Principal is new and has brought a new perspective to the school. We will be starting a new leadership program next year and mandatory uniforms. This school is full of varity and parents that care about the children. PTA is very involved and also embraces our diversity by creating activities that bring not only families together but also community. This school is a force to be reckoned with wonderful things ahead. I believe that my kids are getting an excellent education. This school is full of Leaders which I am very proud to say I know.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am an alumna of English Estates. What I remember most is the level of teacher/parent involvement. Whenever there were art shows musicals anything at all where the parents could come to the school they were there. And it was amazing! I have attended other schools but nothing bar my small college ever attained anything like the feeling of community that English Estates did. My husband and I drove past there the other evening and guess what? There were cars everywhere. In the parking lot in the bus lot parked on the side of the road. They must still have an amazing turnout!

  • (9 years ago)

    My son attends this school and from what Ive seen and heard its a very positive enviroment.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter is a fifth grader at English Estates. We are relocated to Florida from NYC. We love the school. There are a lot of things going on. My daughter was a part of the science afterschool program SECME. She also came in third in an essay contest about being a good citizen. She already loved to read but she loves to read even more now due to the AR_accelerated reader incentives. Every few weeks she has won a prize or is going to yet another AR party. English Estates is a great school that motivates children to learn.

  • (10 years ago)

    The EEPTA has work along side the past and current administrations and love the warmth and caring relationships from our faculty and staff. English Estates is a wonderful school and their PTA and SAC committees work hard to help the school provide the best possible educational environment possible for all EEE students!

  • (11 years ago)

    I am pleased to say that all three of my children went to English Estates El. They all received an excellent education. The teachers were very warm and caring people. Everyone I encountered did their best to provide me and my children with what was needed at the time. I am proud to be a former roadrunner parent.

  • (11 years ago)

    English Estates is a great school. The negative comments were probably from a angry parent. In fact I would bet that their student was either below level retained had behavior issues or better yet a 'spoiled PTA mom.' Please do not let their comments spoil your thoughts. Visit the EEE website www.scps.k12.fl.us and you will see for yourself their professionalism and technology integration. English Estates serves with all they have to all populations of children. The administration is supportive and willing to do anything to help out! Please visit EEE website and see how wonderful the school is!

  • (11 years ago)

    Good school acedemicly. The principal does not work well with parents on certain issues. Goes strickly by the book. Discipline seems to be lacking here.

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