School Details

Englewood Elementary School

150 North McCall Road, Englewood, FL 34223
(941) 474-3247
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 492 students 13 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

68%
65%
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78%
71%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Sarasota average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
71%
63%
77%
75%
61%
82%
64%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
95%
87%
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 2014
  • Sarasota average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
68%
56%
70%
72%
61%
63%
66%
54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Sarasota average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Englewood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Venice. The principal of Englewood Elementary School is MR. MARK GROSSENBACHER and can be contacted at mark_grossenbacher@sarasota.k12.fl.us. 492 children attend Englewood Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 21% of the Englewood Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 61% of the 492 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Englewood Elementary School is 13:1. Heritage Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 65%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 9%
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 11% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 45%
Limited English proficiency 21% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    The previous comment makes me laugh. Some people need to look at themselves and realize that if they continue to have the same problems maybe it's not everyone else's fault! This is an amazing school that we consider our hidden gem in Englewood. Amazing staff families and community support! I could go on forever about how lucky we feel to be a part of it. Teachers take special interest in students and principal is approachable and actively involved in every area. We love EES!

  • (9 months ago)

    My twins were students at this school for three years starting in the third grade. The first year was good but the second and third year my girls were bullied by students and mistreated by teachers. I brought to the attention of their teachers nothing was done I brought to the attention of the principal who told me ( after I told him it was getting to the point where my wife and I were considering pulling the girls out of the school ) he would personally take care of it but nothing was done ! Beware of this school a wolf in sheep's clothing unless you want your kids to attend a school where the kids bully and the teachers make you sit in the back of the class if you don't know the answers or they refuse to help you on a computer project for graduation just because you missed days from being sick !!!!! We are now trying to reverse the damage caused by this school with counseling. Shame on you Englewood elementary shame on you they are more worried about raising money for what ever when they should be taking care of bullies and teachers that are counting the days until summer break !!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Englewood Elementary is a caring community. The feeling of family is abundant here. From the weekly reading night event which includes a barbecue to the mileage club where families do laps around the PE field. The teachers are outstanding and the principal is approachable and efficient. You feel at home here.

  • (1 year ago)

    I just left this amazing school. I'm going to middle school now. But this school will always bring back great memories. It will forever and always remind me of my amazing smart and incredible teachers my awesome generous and helpful friends and my cool nice FUN and caring principal. I LOVE this school and will surely miss it. But at least I believe I left my mark there. I won't forget them and I hope they won't forget me. ) -Harley

  • (2 years ago)

    Pros Energetic involved principal. Open campus that welcomes and encourages family involvement. Great after-care program. Some good teachers. Nice outdoor facilities. Friendly office staff (except the registrar!). Wonderful "specials" teachers. Cons Old school in need of a renovation. Some experienced teachers are burned out. Taking away recess as a punishment should be banned as it is in so many other states; kids that are getting into trouble are precisely the ones that NEED that time to get their excess energy out. Make them clean something instead of taking away recess! Children that are gifted get no extra help in the early years and are bored out of their mind. If you have a child you think is gifted fight for them! They need just as much help as a child with a disability! Florida curriculum in general focuses too much on "no child left behind" and the ones who will be leading our country in the future are really the ones who are left behind. Meaning bored and learning nothing.

  • (2 years ago)

    I would never recommend this school to any parent. The children are required to do heavy amounts of work at home even on holiday vacations. I am so thankful I pulled my son out and dis-enrolled him. The class sizes are large and the grading system is poor. I will give them credit for computer technology in the class room though. Thank God for school choice.

  • (5 years ago)

    Best teachers Great open campus that allows parents to brings students all the way into classroom. Teacher / student ratio good. School gets parent involvement and test scores are highest in the area.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think they do very well with the kids I have never heard anything but good about englewood elementary

  • (5 years ago)

    This school excels on every level! The principal Is extremely approachable and very appreciative of parent involvement. This is a small school with a home-town community atmosphere. It has many extracurricular activities including a weekly family night that promotes family exercise and reading together. EES is a fantastic school with amazing educators. We couldn t be happier!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of a student and I have to say that I am very pleased with the individual attention that each student has. Our son is a recent transfer from a private school. With this transition I was concerned that he would not be engaged but just the opposite. This year the school started a program called Eagle Academy. The premise is to challenge each group based on learning ability so that each student learns at a more progressive pace. The kids seem to love it and I cannot believe how well my son is doing. I say 'Good Job' to the teachers and Principal for thinking outside the box. I wish more educators would exercise their combined experience instead of embracing the norm that has not been working for years. Our kids deserve the best education delivered in a manner that they respond to.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a new parent that trasferred from another county in Florida. I am very unhappy with the academic program in place at this school. The children (k-5) are switching classrooms for every subject area like middle and high school students. It is very confusing for parent communication and for the student. My student is unable to complete assignments in class and those assignments are being sent home in addition to homework. Too much academic time is wasted with all this switching. I never had this problem in the past in our former school district. The whole idea is insane. Go to the school and see the plan in action before you make the choice to buy a home in this area!

  • (6 years ago)

    Englewood Elementary School is WONDERFUL!!!..I would recommend to any parent. I have a 2nd and 4th grader each has gone here since kindergarten. The teachers are caring helpful and want your child to succeed. I have never had any problems with questions or concerns I had being addressed. My children love this school and any child is truly lucky to be a part of it. We live in a beautiful community topped off w/ great education.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great Office staff and teachers very caring and helpful. I would recommend this school to any parent.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is terrific in every way. I have a Kindergartner and a 2nd grader. Both have learned a great deal more than the school we moved from. The teachers are fantastic. Caring communicative go out of their way to ensure your child's success. There are family reading nights and other fun school activities where parents can get involved. We have to move and I dread having to send my children anywhere else.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son was ready for middle school with his Englewood Elementary preparation. Another son is enjoying his experiences too. I would recommend EES to you and yours.

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