School Details

Clermont Elementary School

680 East Highland Avenue, Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 394-2706
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 550 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

46%
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57%

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
  • Lake County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
61%
63%
57%
60%
61%
52%
45%
53%

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.
76%
79%
81%

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
  • Lake County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
53%
56%
54%
59%
61%
39%
51%
54%

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
  • Lake County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Clermont Elementary School is a public elementary school in Clermont. The principal of Clermont Elementary School is MS. CLEAMSTINE CAPLE, whose e-mail is CapleC@lake.k12.fl.us. 550 students attend Clermont Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Clermont Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 63% of the 550 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Clermont Elementary School is 15:1. Orlando Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 4%
Asian 4% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 39% 56%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 25% 15%
Hispanic 25% 22%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 58%
Limited English proficiency 3% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    I have two children that attend school here and I honestly don't feel that the curriculum is up to par. My 3rd grader is bringing home spelling words that should be learned in first grade. I do not feel that they are being challenged enough academically and I believe that it will negatively impact them in the future. We are moving soon and I will be glad when they are enrolled at a different school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My children have been attending this school since October of 2013 and I must say I have seen a drastic improvement in their overall school performance and grades. My oldest child was struggling at her previous school and had been getting 'C's and even an occasional 'D'. My youngest was getting 'B's and 'C's. Over the last few months my oldest received all 'A's and 1 'B' and my youngest received straight 'A's. The teacher's are very involved and try and keep in contact with the parents to discuss any issues and to keep you informed of your child's progress strong attributes etc. I couldn't be any more proud to call Clermont Elementary our family's school!

  • (1 year ago)

    such helpful and polite staff moved my daughter from a new school here due to relocating and have no complaints.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter went to Clermont Elementary school and she received a phenomenal education. She received all 4's and 5's on her FCATS and they are also a leader in assisting students with disabilities with accommodations. Ms. Caple runs a very family-friendly school but I feel the parent and child will get a lot more of their education as a whole if parents are involved. Involvement is key - especially in the elementary school phase of a child's life. I volunteered for activities went to PTO meetings AND worked full-time in downtime Orlando. This is a wonderful school and even though my daughter is no longer there I still miss it and think it prepared her for the honor student she still is todday.

  • (1 year ago)

    Clermont Elementary is one of the worst schools I have had to deal with I have 4 kids in this school and hate the way there teaching is being done my son hate going school now they feel punishing kids for forgetting there pencil is just not acceptable my kids are not learning since going there ...and having four kids I would expect to see somethings in report cards that shows different results but 2of these reports where identical no diffrent which should have been diffrent because of there differences..all of the comments that say what a good school are written by staff members (overheard) conversation ...thank you Clermont elementary for ruining my kids love for school ...my kids did come from thornbrooke elementary what a great school wish I could move back

  • (2 years ago)

    We transferred to Clermont last year from another local school. Just by walking in fhe front office we knew we were at the right place. We feel that our children are getting what they need and more from their teachers staff Vice Principal and Principal. To comment on others stating that they don't stress on the arts remember that teachers and school are required to meet certain goals and unfortunately there isn't always time for the art music and language classes. We did love that our previous school had "specials" in art music instruments and language. For the amount of time in between when the class came around again in nine day rotation it was hard for the children to progress quickly and retain. I am coming from music arts & theatre background so it is important for our children to get a well rounded education including sports. The children at the previous school did not get the required amount of state mandated ruling for physical education. In fact some of the teachers were not giving recess or only allowing it only once a week. Physical education classes were part of the "specials" rotation so they were fudging numbers by counting the kids walking to class.

  • (5 years ago)

    As for me clermont elementary is great school. My son can from minneola elementary. And as a parent I see the differnt in my son score.and his reading has improve . the teacher are great. also my girl goes there.

  • (6 years ago)

    Awful school in an awful area..we moved to FL in Sept 07 and did not know how bad Clermont was quickly moved out in March of 08 - hated the school and the staff was awful!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son learn very good last year and Now He go back Pre k and He is with teacher who is can Sign language since We are deaf and It Help lots to talk with! and My son learn alot from that school which is wonderful .. teacher teach and she use sign lang and speak while class ! Amazing! --

  • (7 years ago)

    My kids have an excellent experience at Clermont Elementary great teachers good principal great staff.

  • (8 years ago)

    I was worried about the area in which the school was located however once my daughter started school there I was very impressed. Her teacher is always available to parents even giving her cell phone number and calling just to let me know when my daughter is improving. There is a solid network of teachers that all work in giving students what they need. There are a variety of resources available to the students and the teachers utilize these and spend the time needed.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think ces is fantastic. People need to remember that this is a public elementary school funded by the state which is why there are not that many extra-curricular activities available. Ms caple (principal) is actively concerned for each child on campus and always makes herself available to parents ~ it is obvious that she is passionate about her ces children. I ask my son each day how school was and his most common response is 'awesome!' ~ coming from a private school I was very nervous but there was no need to be. Ces is a fantastic school unfortunately due to location it has a poor reputation...But in three years there have been no incidents to speak of. Drop your children off and know that they will be learning and loving every minute of it.

  • (8 years ago)

    My grandson and granddaughter attended. It is a nice school that needs more extracurricular activity.

  • (9 years ago)

    Three of my children have attended Clermont Elementary. I have been very impressed with the quality of teachers at the school. The teachers have a real concern for each child and put a lot of their own time into their preparation. The staff is very personable and each have a genuie concern for the school and the children. Clermont Elementary has felt like a family over the past 8 years I have had children attending there. They are proactive about trying new techniques and finding grants to meet educational objectives set for the children. They also have helped the students to keep up with all the new technology that is available and use it in helping to meet educational needs. I have had the opportunity to try a local charter school but I have not had the desire to do so. My family and I have enjoyed our experience here.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has a very family feeling. I request an out of zone waiver for my children to go here. Do'nt let the older buildings and neighborhoods deter you.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter enjoys this school very much. We just transfered here and she enjoys it much more than her old school. I wish there was more of any emphasis on art and music.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is severely lacking in performance art instruction. Their focus seems to be on making each student identical in attire instruction and in teaching methods instead of encouraging the unique attributes of each student. The art teacher pushes around a cart to each classroom for instruction which is held on a weekly basis. There is no sports music or other extracurricular activities for the students and recess is limited to 10 minutes after lunch. I am not impressed with this schools approach to learning.

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