School Details

Eustis Heights Elementary School

310 East Taylor Avenue, Eustis, FL 32726
(352) 357-2447
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 595 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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 2012
  • Lake average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
61%
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45%
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.
62%
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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
53%
56%
38%
59%
61%
32%
51%
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 2012
  • Lake average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Eustis Heights Elementary School is a public elementary school in Grand Island. The principal of Eustis Heights Elementary School is MS. BRENNA BURKHEAD, who can be contacted at Burkheadb@lake.k12.fl.us. 595 students go to Eustis Heights Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 12% of the Eustis Heights Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 92% of the 595 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Eustis Heights Elementary School is 15:1. Faith Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 37% 15%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 56%
Hispanic 24% 22%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 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 92% 58%
Limited English proficiency 12% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I attended this school when I was a child and my daughter also attended this school for the first 3 years then we moved to north Florida. I enjoyed this school when I went there and some of the same teachers and staff were working when I enrolled my daughter. My Aunt retired twice as a school teacher and she taught second grade at this school. In Kindergarten my daughter was put in a bilingual class where she learned half the day in Spanish and half the day in English. This was a fantastic program and I was disappointed when they did away with it. I have nothing bad to say about this school except that parents aren't reinforcing what the school is trying to enforce. I volunteered at the school for about 3 years and it was soo much fun going on all the field trips and being involved in my kids education.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have had my kids in eustis heights about 2 months and so far my kids really like it. We have had a couole problems with other students and fighting but i felt the situation was handled fairly. We came from louisiana and my kids really enjoy going here so if there happy than im happy with them. I feel there are some very caring teachers and staff so far they have worked with my needs.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to this school for 5th grade and I was in the gifted program. The small gifted program was good and the teachers were phenomenal but outside of that the students were ill-behaved the teachers were intimidating if not outright mean and the facilities were terrible. I am completely unimpressed with this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has been in this school since the middle of the year of Kindergarten and she will be going into thrid grade as of 2008-2009 school year. I was extreamly impressed with the school then and with the principal (mrs. Cuningham) at the time as it was an A school had careing teachers small classroom size and took education more seriously compared to the Orange county school my daughter came from but as of last school year when the new Principal took over I've been non stop disapointed. there is no more art classes the principal seems absolutely clueless of whats going on. I've met and spokent o him several times and not once has he remebered who i am where as the former principal remembered me after meeting her only once. after seeing the test scores now I feel even more disapointed. its time to transfer to Eustis Elementary.

  • (7 years ago)

    If I could give this school no stars believe me I would!! My child began attending this school and within one day...I am done! I have begun the process of extracting him from EHES. The children are cruel and run the halls like wild boars. They taunt children different from themselves and the adults overlooking them do not step in. There is perhaps one adult to every 40-50 children and the behavior shows this. I am absolutely appalled at the lack of discipline and manors displayed here. If you can avoid it...please do not send your child here you'll thank me for it now and your child will thank YOU for it later.

  • (8 years ago)

    Eustis Heights Elementary School has been a godsend for my child. He tested gifted in the 1st grade and we moved him from another local school in the area to the gifted program at Eustis Heights. On the first day of school at EHES he said he felt 'free'. He no longer was stuck in a classroom where he had already mastered the curriculum and he was able with the help of two Nationally Board Certified teacher able to truly work at his own pace. As a third grader at the beginning of the school year he tested at the 5th grade level in mathematics. After just one year in this program he improved to 12th grade mathematical concepts. A child like my son needs special people to meet his needs. Thanks to his brilliant teachers and supportive administration he is a happy healthy thriving ten year old boy.

  • (9 years ago)

    The faculty and staff at Eustis Heights are dedicated to their students parents and community. In these challenging times it is nice to have an entire school ready willing and able to help my children and family.

  • (9 years ago)

    Leadership at this school is among the worst I have seen as a teacher. Students are generally misbehaved and are allowed to run wild in the halls. This is an awful place to work and an intimidating atmosphere for students.

  • (11 years ago)

    eustis heights elementary school is one of the best elementary schools that i have ever seen. i attended it about 4 years ago and i loved the school and the staff especially my teachers!

  • (12 years ago)

    My children have attended this school for 7 years and with regards to the kids and her involvement the principal is the best I have seen. She is top-notch. She is motivated. My concerns have all been with the teachers. So many of them actually yell at the kids and undermine their (the kids') effectiveness by making the kids feel bad about themselves--and making them feel like they did not want to be there. I removed one of my kids and put them in private school because my child (a sensitive child) had become depressed due to this very thing. She thrived at the new school. She went from a teacher that was belittling and yelling at the kids to one who was affirmative and positive. The following year she went back to E.H.E.S.--to a new teacher--with positive results. ***Some of Eustis Heights teachers are awesome too. Let me not be remiss in mentioning that point. Sadly some of these excellent teachers like Ms. Hines and Ms. Brunolds have left the school. Also its after-school reading program affected major and wonderful changes with one of my youths. The people involved in that should be commended. This program had the effect of not only teaching my daughter to read well but the additional bonus of making her want to go to school again. This program is praiseworthy and well worth mentioning. Two years later and she still begs me to schedule appointments outside of school hours; she wants to be in school [and she is an honor student]. A major swing/change seemed to occur this year at Eustis Heights as well. Instead of emphasis on making good choices [1.) Stop think make a good choice. 2.) What are my choices? 3.) Good choice or bad choice? 4.) Do it. 5.) Good job.] the emphasis swung to FCAT FCAT FCAT. We all know why this occurred; however by implicating making good choices I believe made the kids want to do well and formed an accountability amongst the kids themselves to do well. It ingrained in them the philosophy of doing what is right . In the end I would rather my kids did what was right over doing 'well'.

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