School Details

Deer Park Elementary School

8636 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653
(727) 774-8900
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 544 students 12 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

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 2014
  • Pasco County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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54%
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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.
72%
77%
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
  • Pasco County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
52%
56%
68%
61%
61%
61%
52%
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 2014
  • Pasco County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Deer Park Elementary School is a public elementary school in New Port Richey. The principal of Deer Park Elementary School is MS. MARGIE POLEN, whose e-mail is MPOLEN@PASCO.K12.FL.US. 544 students go to Deer Park Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 6% of the Deer Park Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 55% of the 544 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Deer Park Elementary School is 12:1. Cotee River Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 66%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian 4% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 15% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 53%
Limited English proficiency 6% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Our child is a 5th grader at Deer Park and has been attending the school since kindergarten. We have had a wonderful experience here and attribute it to the great teachers our child has had and the helpful administration. The gifted program has been everything we could have hoped for and more. We will be sad to leave at the end of the school year.

  • (2 years ago)

    My children who have Special Needs are attending Deer Park Elementary Right now and I must say I'm very very sad at how the School has become. Teacher's are leaving and Children with Special Needs are not getting the Help they need and it feel like their over looked and looked down upon. It didn't use to be this way. I was proud parent of Deer Park Elementary since 2006-2009. It's Very Very Sad to see what has become of this once great School. They were Number for Special Needs Programs and Services and Now it just very upsetting. I feel for the parents of the kids with out Special Needs to because it bad for them too.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am so happy that my children won't be attending Deer Park this year. Principal and Vice-Principal are both extremely arrogant! Zero people skills. The white trash from up north are moving into this area in droves filthy mouths gangster clothes and thug parents. Thank GOD I moved out of State.

  • (3 years ago)

    The new principal is running this school into the ground. The parents are made to feel unwelcome and most of the teachers now seem stressed about the changes that have been made by the new administration.I am seriously considering moving my child to another school!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had children in many schools in Pasco county over the last 11 years. This one is not much different than the others. No communication children are grouped and not seen as individuals the principal and some office workers are very condescending. Above all the gifted program is a joke. Who knows how much worse things will be next year with the extreme budget cuts.

  • (4 years ago)

    Once the new Principal Margie Polin took over this school went to garbage. It is poorly ran and everything is declining...Fortunately my kid is switching schools. Parent involvement is almost frowned upon at this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    We love our school programs staff and the ability for our children to grow at their own rate. They allow the children to excel yet if they are struggling they are discretely tutored within the classroom with other peers at their level.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school went through Principal change recently January 2010. The new principal is rash judgemental and treats parents like they are her students.

  • (5 years ago)

    My two young kids go to Deer Park. I have experience with many schools as my older son went to school in Pinellas County. This school is wonderful compared to all the negativity I found in the Pinellas County school system. I would definetly recommend Deer Park to anyone.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had two children attending Deer Park Elem. for over 2 years now and I love the school. They are very attentive and motivate the children to learn. My daughter had problems with her reading and it was taken care of immediately and with great success. She actually chooses to read now for fun. I would absolutely recommend this school to anyone wanting their child to get the education they need.

  • (6 years ago)

    Prior to my children attending Deer Park I assumed that the wellfare of a child would be close to the top of a schools priority list. That assumption proved to be nieve. I am the mother of 4 students who are classified as 'gifted'. I became aware of how appauling the educational environment was to late for two of my children. Going to Deer Park damaged their self esteem and taught them that sadly you can't trust all people in positions of authority.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school does not take care of bullies. Their answer is kids are kids. My son has been physically assaulted 3xs now and nothing gets done other then parent phone call. He has autism and they find bullies a non-priority.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had 2 children graduate from this school and I love everything about. The staff is wonderful and events are well-organized. The PTO is extremely involved. Truly a great elementary school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Teachers do not stop children from bullying. Principle never available to parents. Media center leaves a lot to be desired.

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful school 'pod' style classroom allows children to be taught at their levels (not across the board). Good 'gifted' program. Good PTO.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have had 4 children in this school over the last several years. I have never been unhappy about anything! The staff is awesome and it is truly a 'community' school.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is great we moved here from St Petersburg and my only regret is that my son did not get to go to Deer Park for his entire elementary experience. Although my other 2 sons will get all the great education Deer Park has to offer.Keep up the great work.

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