Saturn Elementary School

Summary:

Saturn Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Cocoa, Florida, serving grades PK-6 with a student population of 643. The school is part of the Brevard District, which is ranked 17th out of 67 districts in Florida and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Saturn Elementary has a more diverse student population compared to nearby schools, with higher percentages of African American (34.84%) and Hispanic (22.24%) students, it consistently underperforms academically. The school has significantly higher chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 30.8% to 41.9% over the past few years, compared to nearby schools like Hans Christian Andersen Elementary, Lewis Carroll Elementary, and Fairglen Elementary, which have rates ranging from 14.9% to 32.6%. In the 2022-2023 school year, only 19% of 3rd graders at Saturn Elementary were proficient in English Language Arts, compared to 56% in the Brevard District and 50% statewide.

Despite having a higher per-student spending compared to nearby schools, ranging from $9,173 to $11,550 over the past few years, Saturn Elementary's performance has been declining over the years, as evidenced by its decreasing statewide ranking and star rating from SchoolDigger. This suggests that simply increasing funding may not be the sole solution, and a more comprehensive approach to resource allocation and targeted interventions may be necessary to address the underlying issues, such as high rates of chronic absenteeism and economic disadvantage among the student population.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 880 N Range Rd
       Cocoa, FL  32926-5326


(321) 633-3535

District: Brevard

SchoolDigger Rank:
2019th of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,537 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  19.4 Help
Number of students:  643

Racial breakdown:

African American:
34.8%
White:
33.1%
Hispanic:
22.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  81.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Saturn Elementary School ranks worse than 90.1% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 63rd among 66 ranked elementary schools in the Brevard School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.31. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Saturn Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (34.8%), White (33.1%), Hispanic (22.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 81.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Saturn Elementary School is 19.4. 63 elementary schools in the Brevard School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Saturn Elementary School is $10,537, which is the 34th highest among 66 elementary schools in the Brevard School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Saturn Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Brevard:

SchoolDigger ranks Brevard 17th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Saturn Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 72.43 78th 199 60.8%
2005 68.54 89th 202 55.9%
2006 80.20 302nd 1688 82.1%
2007 82.63 274th 1786 84.7%
2008 76.95 372nd 1789 79.2%
2009 82.77 267th 1847 85.5%
2010 78.07 371st 1919 80.7%
2011 76.76 414th 1985 79.1%
2012 69.04 596th 1984 70.0%
2013 65.15 678th 2029 66.6%
2014 58.53 853rd 2064 58.7%
2016 53.43 972nd 2087 53.4%
2017 55.58 913th 2112 56.8%
2018 40.38 1286th 2118 39.3%
2019 30.27 1592nd 2182 27.0%
2021 13.27 2044th 2247 9.0%
2022 20.40 1845th 2219 16.9%
2023 15.31 2017th 2240 10.0%
See the entire list of Florida Elementary School Rankings!

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Open Quote Saturn is a wonderful school! They take care of all aspects of the student. If there is a child that needs shoes, a winter jacket or food for the weekend they take care of it! As a parent, I feel welcome to be there and to be involved. I like that I can walk my children to their classrooms each morning.
I like that they listen to my input each year with classroom placement of my children in addition to all their ways of determining who goes where.
I like the principle and his secretary Ms. Sally. I feel like she really listens and cares abt my concerns with action following.
The PreK team is amazing. And have been more than happy with each teacher they have been placed with since.
I wish the school counselor didn't have ADHD herself and was a bit more attentive when speaking to her instead of in twenty different places. But hey she's what this particular school population needs. Thank God our dealings with her are limited. Otherwise I would have to hold her down and yell "Pay attention!"
Mrs Morley the front office lady is HORRIBLE!!! There is NO kindness or Compassion in this woman! Hate having to deal with her. The book keeper Jennifer, I have watched on more than one occasion get the kids all excited and then not liking the out come of what she's done yell at them to calm down. You reap what you sew lady!
My children are known and well liked by the staff, are getting what they need educationally and feel that they are safe when going to school, which is really all a parent can ask for! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Open Quote I have enjoyed my children going to this school and they have done very well with their grades. The FCAT is a pain and the school does focus on it but that is not the fault of the school. All schools in Florida are like this now because of NCLB. Ask any of the teachers there they hate it as much as anyone else. I enjoy to volunteer in the classroom and get to see a lot of what is going on, all I'm going to say is the children do misbehave but this is usually not because of the school but the home environment. The teachers Ive dealt with, I have enjoyed, as long as a parent stays in contact and shows interest the teacher will do the same. I am studying to be a teacher and have found out that teaching is a lot more than just educating the children in the classrooms there is so much more that goes on behind the scenes. The inequality in our school system is apparent but Saturn works very hard to make sure each student has an education. Close Quote


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Friday, August 5, 2011

Open Quote We never get to see if the teacher could TEACH. Her job as we saw it, was to be a bad behavior consution.
Something seriously needs to be to correct the unruly students. the REFOCUS program could work in an average environment. This school is anything but average! Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Open Quote If it isn't on the FCAT, your child isn't going to learn it. My children have had their questions rebuffed and actually have been told, "You don't have to know that, because it's not on the FCAT." Here I am, trying to teach my children to think for themselves and to aspire for something greater than mediocrity, and the staff of this school is determined to keep everyone exactly the same. All children do not learn the same way, and it is unfair to keep the smarter kids back (or to put more on the children who need extra help), all in the interest of cramming the FCAT material down their throats in time for the tests. After the FCAT, teaching screeches to a halt. There is no science class unless, you guessed it, they are in the grades that have science FCAT. With few exceptions, the teachers are close-minded and rude. The administrative staff is uncaring and unfair. If we could move, I would move for the SOLE PURPOSE of getting my children out of Saturn Elementary School. To give the school a "poor" rating is to be generous. I can't wait until I don't have to subject my children to the place any more. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Saturn Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 553 227 2 7 1 n/a n/a 0 790
1989 560 224 1 8 0 n/a n/a 0 793
1990 571 243 3 9 0 n/a n/a 0 826
1991 610 256 3 7 0 n/a n/a 0 876
1992 634 289 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 933
1993 636 306 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 954
1994 618 278 2 10 1 n/a n/a 0 909
1995 605 257 4 16 3 n/a n/a 0 885
1996 605 257 4 16 3 n/a n/a 0 885
1997 628 261 4 18 1 n/a n/a 0 912
1998 658 287 6 21 0 n/a n/a 0 972
1999 622 329 6 19 0 n/a n/a 0 976
2000 543 239 4 16 2 n/a n/a 0 804
2001 559 235 5 18 3 n/a n/a 0 820
2002 528 249 2 34 4 n/a n/a 0 817
2003 528 249 2 34 4 n/a n/a 0 817
2004 507 228 3 33 4 n/a n/a 0 775
2005 471 240 6 31 3 n/a n/a 0 751
2006 490 235 6 34 3 n/a n/a 0 768
2007 435 207 8 29 5 n/a n/a 46 730
2008 416 216 8 36 4 n/a n/a 62 742
2009 384 205 7 46 4 n/a n/a 56 702
2010 400 205 8 55 2 n/a n/a 68 738
2011 346 281 5 88 4 3 65 0 792
2012 360 264 2 99 3 1 66 0 795
2013 380 270 2 109 3 1 65 0 830
2014 322 259 4 98 2 1 52 0 738
2015 346 251 1 89 4 1 57 0 749
2016 343 274 1 93 3 1 71 0 786
2017 347 239 0 93 2 1 81 0 763
2018 334 239 1 87 2 0 99 0 762
2019 310 314 2 114 1 0 111 0 852
2020 295 314 2 138 1 1 94 0 845
2021 258 293 2 141 3 0 96 0 793
2022 239 235 3 122 3 0 73 0 675
2023 213 224 1 143 4 0 58 0 643

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Saturn Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 790 46.0 17.1 40
1989 793 49.0 16.1 34.6
1990 826 50.0 16.5 40.3
1991 876 51.0 17.1 37.8
1992 933 51.0 18.2 45.7
1993 954 53.0 18.0 43.4
1994 909 51.0 17.8 41.1
1995 885 52.0 17.0 50.8
1996 885 52.0 17.0 50.8
1997 912 55.0 16.6 59
1998 972 58.0 16.8 54.5
1999 976 55.0 17.7 64.5
2000 804 49.0 16.4 8.7
2001 820 50.0 16.4 63.7
2002 817 64.0 12.8 66.1
2003 817 64.0 12.8 66.1
2004 775 55.0 14.1 64.4
2005 751 56.0 13.4 67.4
2006 768 55.0 14.0 62.5
2007 730 53.0 13.8 65.5
2008 742 53.5 13.9 67.5
2009 702 55.9 13.6 72.1
2010 738 50.0 14.7 74.8
2011 792 55.0 14.4 73.6
2012 795 55.0 14.4 75.1
2013 830 57.0 14.5 78.6
2014 738 54.0 13.6 61.4
2015 749 52.0 14.4 69
2016 786 56.0 14.0 74.2
2017 763 51.0 14.9 73
2018 762 55.0 13.8 70.1
2019 852 52.0 16.3 75.2
2020 845 59.8 14.1 76.3
2021 793 55.0 14.4 77.7
2022 675 48.0 14.0 76.9
2023 643 33.0 19.4 81.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Saturn Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 790 46.0 17.1 40
1989 793 49.0 16.1 34.6
1990 826 50.0 16.5 40.3
1991 876 51.0 17.1 37.8
1992 933 51.0 18.2 45.7
1993 954 53.0 18.0 43.4
1994 909 51.0 17.8 41.1
1995 885 52.0 17.0 50.8
1996 885 52.0 17.0 50.8
1997 912 55.0 16.6 59
1998 972 58.0 16.8 54.5
1999 976 55.0 17.7 64.5
2000 804 49.0 16.4 8.7
2001 820 50.0 16.4 63.7
2002 817 64.0 12.8 66.1
2003 817 64.0 12.8 66.1
2004 775 55.0 14.1 64.4
2005 751 56.0 13.4 67.4
2006 768 55.0 14.0 62.5
2007 730 53.0 13.8 65.5
2008 742 53.5 13.9 67.5
2009 702 55.9 13.6 72.1
2010 738 50.0 14.7 74.8
2011 792 55.0 14.4 73.6
2012 795 55.0 14.4 75.1
2013 830 57.0 14.5 78.6
2014 738 54.0 13.6 61.4
2015 749 52.0 14.4 69
2016 786 56.0 14.0 74.2
2017 763 51.0 14.9 73
2018 762 55.0 13.8 70.1
2019 852 52.0 16.3 75.2
2020 845 59.8 14.1 76.3
2021 793 55.0 14.4 77.7
2022 675 48.0 14.0 76.9
2023 643 33.0 19.4 81.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Saturn Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $1,511 (17.6%) $7,088 (82.4%) $8,599
2019 $1,256 (15.2%) $7,015 (84.8%) $8,271
2020 $1,600 (17.4%) $7,573 (82.6%) $9,173
2021 $1,952 (19.0%) $8,298 (81.0%) $10,250
2022 $2,635 (22.8%) $8,914 (77.2%) $11,550
2023 $2,644 (25.1%) $7,894 (74.9%) $10,537

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Saturn Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1592nd of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 2017th of 2240 Elementary schools
 17.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Saturn Elementary School)4434
 10%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6458
 6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Saturn Elementary School)4535
 10%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6159
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Saturn Elementary School)4220
 22%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6160
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Saturn Elementary School)4715
 32%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6460
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Saturn Elementary School)5040
 10%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6061
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Saturn Elementary School)4943
 6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6056
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Saturn Elementary School)4235
 7%
   5th Grade Science (Brevard)5657
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Saturn Elementary School)4641
 5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6064
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Saturn Elementary School)5338
 15%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6766
 1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students852643
 24.5%
African American314224
 28.7%
American Indian14
 300%
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic114143
 25.4%
Pacific Islander00
White310213
 31.3%
Two or More Races11158
 47.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients75.2%81.2%
 5.9%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 643 students attended Saturn Elementary School.

Students at Saturn Elementary School are 35% African American, 33% White, 22% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races.

Saturn Elementary School ranks in the bottom 9.9% of Florida elementary schools.


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