Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies

Summary:

Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies is a highly-rated public elementary school in Cocoa Beach, Florida, serving 403 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. This exceptional school has consistently ranked among the top elementary schools in the state, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for several consecutive years.

Freedom 7 Elementary stands out for its exceptional academic performance, consistently outpacing state and Brevard district averages in standardized test scores. In the 2023-2024 school year, 92% of 3rd graders were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 55% at the state level and 59% in the Brevard district. Similarly, 98% of 3rd graders were proficient or better in Math, far exceeding the state and district averages of 60% and 59%, respectively. This exceptional performance has earned Freedom 7 Elementary a ranking as high as 2nd out of over 2,000 elementary schools in Florida, placing it in the top 1% statewide.

While the student population at Freedom 7 Elementary is predominantly white (75.19%), the school has a relatively diverse student body, with significant percentages of Hispanic (7.44%), Asian (6.7%), and students of two or more races (8.68%). Notably, the school's academic excellence is consistent across all racial/ethnic groups, suggesting that its educational approach effectively serves students from diverse backgrounds. When compared to nearby schools, such as Suntree Elementary, which has a 75% 3rd grade English Language Arts proficiency rate, Freedom 7 Elementary's performance is truly exceptional.


Detail:

Public K-6

 400 S 4th St
       Cocoa Beach, FL  32931


(321) 868-6610

District: Brevard

SchoolDigger Rank:
11th of 2,256 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,176 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  14.9 Help
Number of students:  403

Racial breakdown:

White:
75.2%
Two or more races:
8.7%
Hispanic:
7.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  12.2% Help


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Compare Details Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies ranks better than 99.5% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks first among 66 ranked elementary schools in the Brevard School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.65. (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 Racial makeup is: White (75.2%), two or more races (8.7%), Hispanic (7.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 12.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies is 14.9. 35 elementary schools in the Brevard School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies employs 27 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies is $10,176. 39 elementary schools in the Brevard School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Brevard:

SchoolDigger ranks Brevard 22nd of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 98.44 2nd 199 99.0%
2005 98.83 2nd 202 99.0%
2006 97.85 3rd 1688 99.8%
2007 97.87 3rd 1786 99.8%
2008 97.44 3rd 1789 99.8%
2009 97.20 4th 1847 99.8%
2010 97.81 1st 1919 99.9%
2011 97.43 2nd 1985 99.9%
2012 99.08 2nd 1984 99.9%
2013 99.05 2nd 2029 99.9%
2014 98.64 3rd 2064 99.9%
2016 98.85 5th 2087 99.8%
2017 98.73 4th 2112 99.8%
2018 98.32 4th 2118 99.8%
2019 97.49 8th 2182 99.6%
2021 97.70 9th 2247 99.6%
2022 96.97 16th 2219 99.3%
2023 97.32 14th 2240 99.4%
2024 97.65 11th 2256 99.5%
See the entire list of Florida Elementary School Rankings!

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

Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies Test Scores
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Data source: Florida Department of Education

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 4)
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by a parent
Monday, August 8, 2022

Open Quote Serious bullying issues and complaints were not investigated and dealt with appropriately. Quality of teaching and admin has gone down post pandemic Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, August 21, 2020

Open Quote As with any school, one's experience at Freedom 7 depends largely upon the teacher your child receives. We had wonderful years and sub-par years. The students learn to achieve academic excellence, but at times this comes at the cost of extensive pressure and anxiety. There are some opportunities for a child who excels, but there are very few support systems for a child who is falling behind. Freedom 7 can offer a wonderful opportunities, but it's important to remember the rankings and test scores only offer a portion of the picture. Close Quote


by a student
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Open Quote Best school ever, everyone loves it there. Close Quote


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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Open Quote Love the school and it's challenging program! The IB aspect of the curriculum is wonderful. It's not for all children for sure. It's challenging and the teachers do expect excellence in effort, and participation from families is required. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Open Quote excellent school. Close Quote


by a citizen
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Open Quote The parent above, who uses the term "bully" in a fit of mindless hyperbole, is simply bitter because her child received bad grades for not turning in work. Far from being a "bully," that indicates the teacher's respect for the students who did the work. I would expect no less. If a child cannot produce in an advanced program, he or she should be removed to an average one to make room for the motivated pupil.

There will always be a small percentage of people who view the world as a source of excuses to blame their or their child's lack of success on. The truth is that academic excellence requires expectations, and in the face of expectations a lazy (not bored - that's just another excuse) student or two figured out that if he kept his mother mad at a teacher (by lying about the teacher), the mother wasn't mad at him. It must be embarrassing to be played like a cheap piano by a twelve-year-old...
In any event, the awards and accolades collected by this school and its fine educational staff speak for themselves. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, October 31, 2010

Open Quote Bully teachers and a bully principle. Teachers are not held to the same standards as the students. IB attributes are punctuated every day to students and students are not lead by example. Great teachers with a vision and creative teaching skills are squashed and intimidated. It use to be a great school but now a small empire has been built and if you do not fit in the box the principle has created, you are asked to leave. Bully teachers, apply here. You will be encouraged to suck the soul out of children. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 132 8 0 8 2 n/a n/a 0 150
2002 317 14 7 17 2 n/a n/a 0 357
2003 317 14 7 17 2 n/a n/a 0 357
2004 366 15 8 17 1 n/a n/a 0 407
2005 368 15 12 17 0 n/a n/a 0 412
2006 358 18 9 25 0 n/a n/a 0 410
2007 325 17 10 23 1 n/a n/a 32 408
2008 332 11 15 28 0 n/a n/a 26 412
2009 334 8 18 28 0 n/a n/a 26 414
2010 314 4 30 29 0 n/a n/a 36 413
2011 294 4 26 39 1 1 38 0 403
2012 287 8 30 40 2 0 47 0 414
2013 287 9 34 37 2 0 41 0 410
2014 290 8 30 32 3 0 41 0 404
2015 302 7 23 34 4 0 37 0 407
2016 303 3 30 36 3 0 38 0 413
2017 286 13 32 33 5 0 40 0 409
2018 276 10 42 36 3 0 41 0 408
2019 261 11 43 36 2 0 34 0 387
2020 276 12 41 41 3 0 31 0 404
2021 283 14 25 42 3 0 28 0 395
2022 304 7 27 37 3 0 28 0 406
2023 303 7 27 30 1 0 35 0 403

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 Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 150 11.0 13.6 17.3
2002 357 20.0 17.9 11.2
2003 357 20.0 17.9 11.2
2004 407 23.0 17.7 8.1
2005 412 26.0 15.8 13.8
2006 410 27.0 15.2 10.5
2007 408 24.0 17.0 9.8
2008 412 26.0 15.8 9.6
2009 414 28.2 15.9 9
2010 413 27.0 15.3 12.2
2011 403 26.0 15.5 11.2
2012 414 27.0 15.3 8.7
2013 410 27.0 15.1 6.1
2014 404 26.0 15.5 6.7
2015 407 27.0 15.0 10.1
2016 413 26.0 15.8 10.9
2017 409 28.0 14.6 11.5
2018 408 28.0 14.5 9.8
2019 387 26.8 14.4 9.3
2020 404 26.8 15.0 9.9
2021 395 26.8 14.7 13.7
2022 406 28.0 14.5 15.3
2023 403 27.0 14.9 12.2

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 Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 150 11.0 13.6 17.3
2002 357 20.0 17.9 11.2
2003 357 20.0 17.9 11.2
2004 407 23.0 17.7 8.1
2005 412 26.0 15.8 13.8
2006 410 27.0 15.2 10.5
2007 408 24.0 17.0 9.8
2008 412 26.0 15.8 9.6
2009 414 28.2 15.9 9
2010 413 27.0 15.3 12.2
2011 403 26.0 15.5 11.2
2012 414 27.0 15.3 8.7
2013 410 27.0 15.1 6.1
2014 404 26.0 15.5 6.7
2015 407 27.0 15.0 10.1
2016 413 26.0 15.8 10.9
2017 409 28.0 14.6 11.5
2018 408 28.0 14.5 9.8
2019 387 26.8 14.4 9.3
2020 404 26.8 15.0 9.9
2021 395 26.8 14.7 13.7
2022 406 28.0 14.5 15.3
2023 403 27.0 14.9 12.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $318 (4.3%) $7,115 (95.7%) $7,433
2019 $212 (2.7%) $7,597 (97.3%) $7,808
2020 $455 (5.5%) $7,788 (94.5%) $8,242
2021 $671 (7.8%) $7,959 (92.2%) $8,630
2022 $1,283 (13.7%) $8,106 (86.3%) $9,389
2023 $1,769 (17.4%) $8,405 (82.6%) $10,176

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 8th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 14th of 2240 Elementary schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies)9682
 14%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6458
 6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies)9485
 9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6159
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies)9892
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6160
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies)9094
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6460
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies)9587
 8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6061
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies)9490
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6056
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies)8989
   5th Grade Science (Brevard)5657
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies)9394
 1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6064
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies)9797
   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 Students387403
 4.1%
African American117
 36.4%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian4327
 37.2%
Hispanic3630
 16.7%
Pacific Islander00
White261303
 16.1%
Two or More Races3435
 2.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients9.3%12.2%
 2.9%


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Yes! Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 11th of 2256 Florida elementary schools.

Students at Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies are 75% White, 9% Two or more races, 7% Hispanic, 7% Asian, 2% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 403 students attended Freedom 7 Elementary School Of International Studies.


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