Sterling Park Elementary School

Summary:

Sterling Park Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Casselberry, Florida, serving grades PK-5 with a total enrollment of 780 students. The school is part of the Seminole School District, which is ranked 11th out of 67 districts in Florida and is rated 4 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

While Sterling Park Elementary School has a relatively diverse student population, with a mix of White (39.87%), Hispanic (39.87%), and African American (11.79%) students, it has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 9.4% in 2019-2020 to 21.3% in 2022-2023. This rate is higher than the district and state averages, as well as some nearby schools like Rainbow Elementary (14.1%) and Keeth Elementary (16.2%). Additionally, the school's test scores are generally lower than the district and state averages, particularly in Math, with only 19% of 5th-grade students proficient or better, compared to 44% in the Seminole district and 55% statewide.

The high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at Sterling Park Elementary School (53.85%) may be indicative of broader socioeconomic challenges faced by the school's community, which could be contributing to the school's lower performance in areas like test scores and chronic absenteeism. When compared to nearby high-performing schools like Rainbow Elementary and Keeth Elementary, it becomes evident that Sterling Park Elementary School has room for improvement, particularly in addressing the high chronic absenteeism rate and improving student performance in Math. Targeted interventions and support programs, as well as addressing any underlying socioeconomic factors, could potentially help the school improve its overall performance and ranking.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 905 Eagle Cir S
       Casselberry, FL  32707-5111


(407) 746-8250

District: Seminole

SchoolDigger Rank:
978th of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,543 Help


Students who attend Sterling Park Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Lake Howell High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.0 Help
Number of students:  780

Racial breakdown:

White:
39.9%
Hispanic:
39.9%
African American:
11.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sterling Park Elementary School ranks better than 56.4% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 29th among 41 ranked elementary schools in the Seminole School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.75. (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: Hispanic (39.9%), White (39.9%), African American (11.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 53.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sterling Park Elementary School is 17. 32 elementary schools in the Seminole School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Sterling Park Elementary School employs 45.7 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sterling Park Elementary School is $9,543, which is the 23rd highest among 41 elementary schools in the Seminole School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Seminole:

SchoolDigger ranks Seminole 11th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sterling Park Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 83.23 241st 1688 85.7%
2007 78.10 353rd 1786 80.2%
2008 81.93 273rd 1789 84.7%
2009 88.00 145th 1847 92.1%
2010 79.89 322nd 1919 83.2%
2011 85.64 204th 1985 89.7%
2012 75.57 443rd 1984 77.7%
2013 75.09 452nd 2029 77.7%
2014 81.74 337th 2064 83.7%
2016 67.14 670th 2087 67.9%
2017 72.63 565th 2112 73.2%
2018 74.52 495th 2118 76.6%
2019 70.11 621st 2182 71.5%
2021 66.55 722nd 2247 67.9%
2022 57.05 913th 2219 58.9%
2023 54.75 977th 2240 56.4%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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by a parent
Monday, February 4, 2019

Open Quote Excellent faculty and staff. My children and nieces and nephews attended this school and are now professionals. The care about the students. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Sterling Park Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 787 31 16 65 0 n/a n/a 0 899
1989 817 29 17 76 0 n/a n/a 0 939
1990 843 19 20 73 0 n/a n/a 0 955
1991 894 26 19 90 0 n/a n/a 0 1029
1992 930 31 19 96 0 n/a n/a 0 1076
1993 909 30 27 81 0 n/a n/a 0 1047
1994 856 56 27 89 0 n/a n/a 0 1028
1995 802 57 33 97 4 n/a n/a 0 993
1996 802 57 33 97 4 n/a n/a 0 993
1997 719 53 32 118 3 n/a n/a 0 925
1998 642 59 27 102 2 n/a n/a 0 832
1999 644 57 26 110 1 n/a n/a 0 838
2000 660 42 18 125 2 n/a n/a 0 847
2001 615 45 22 108 3 n/a n/a 0 793
2002 596 49 25 130 0 n/a n/a 0 800
2003 596 49 25 130 0 n/a n/a 0 800
2004 552 56 22 148 0 n/a n/a 0 778
2005 524 76 18 143 0 n/a n/a 0 761
2006 504 60 16 117 0 n/a n/a 0 697
2007 428 56 14 105 0 n/a n/a 48 651
2008 373 57 19 116 0 n/a n/a 48 613
2009 378 48 21 122 0 n/a n/a 56 625
2010 396 59 17 127 0 n/a n/a 71 670
2011 429 45 31 169 1 2 35 0 712
2012 444 50 32 184 0 3 43 0 756
2013 402 72 31 182 2 1 51 0 741
2014 406 84 28 231 2 0 52 0 803
2015 421 74 26 253 2 0 41 0 817
2016 398 66 31 267 2 1 39 0 804
2017 394 66 24 298 0 1 33 0 816
2018 411 67 18 315 0 0 36 0 847
2019 390 73 16 311 0 1 34 0 825
2020 400 57 13 351 0 0 38 0 859
2021 361 60 16 321 0 0 28 0 786
2022 322 64 16 316 1 0 33 0 752
2023 311 92 23 311 1 1 41 0 780

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 Sterling Park Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 899 45.0 19.9 9.9
1989 939 46.0 20.4 10.4
1990 955 49.0 19.4 11.9
1991 1029 52.0 19.7 16.2
1992 1076 50.0 21.5 13.2
1993 1047 49.0 21.4 15.8
1994 1028 49.0 21.0 14.4
1995 993 51.0 19.5 17.5
1996 993 51.0 19.5 17.5
1997 925 49.0 18.9 22.4
1998 832 47.0 17.7 19.7
1999 838 46.0 18.2 33.2
2000 847 45.0 18.8 36.2
2001 793 47.0 16.9 27
2002 800 44.0 18.2 35.3
2003 800 44.0 18.2 35.3
2004 778 50.0 15.6 38
2005 761 53.0 14.4 36.8
2006 697 48.0 14.5 36.3
2007 651 45.0 14.5 38.6
2008 613 43.0 14.3 41.2
2009 625 50.0 13.9 42.4
2010 670 44.0 15.2 51.4
2011 712 47.8 14.8 46.8
2012 756 46.1 16.3 51.6
2013 741 53.0 13.9 54.3
2014 803 57.0 14.0 57
2015 817 56.0 14.5 53
2016 804 58.0 13.8 53.5
2017 816 59.0 13.8 53.1
2018 847 60.0 14.1 50.2
2019 825 51.8 15.9 53.8
2020 859 52.5 16.3 56.3
2021 786 52.6 14.9 58.7
2022 752 47.4 15.8 55.1
2023 780 45.7 17.0 53.8

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 Sterling Park Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 899 45.0 19.9 9.9
1989 939 46.0 20.4 10.4
1990 955 49.0 19.4 11.9
1991 1029 52.0 19.7 16.2
1992 1076 50.0 21.5 13.2
1993 1047 49.0 21.4 15.8
1994 1028 49.0 21.0 14.4
1995 993 51.0 19.5 17.5
1996 993 51.0 19.5 17.5
1997 925 49.0 18.9 22.4
1998 832 47.0 17.7 19.7
1999 838 46.0 18.2 33.2
2000 847 45.0 18.8 36.2
2001 793 47.0 16.9 27
2002 800 44.0 18.2 35.3
2003 800 44.0 18.2 35.3
2004 778 50.0 15.6 38
2005 761 53.0 14.4 36.8
2006 697 48.0 14.5 36.3
2007 651 45.0 14.5 38.6
2008 613 43.0 14.3 41.2
2009 625 50.0 13.9 42.4
2010 670 44.0 15.2 51.4
2011 712 47.8 14.8 46.8
2012 756 46.1 16.3 51.6
2013 741 53.0 13.9 54.3
2014 803 57.0 14.0 57
2015 817 56.0 14.5 53
2016 804 58.0 13.8 53.5
2017 816 59.0 13.8 53.1
2018 847 60.0 14.1 50.2
2019 825 51.8 15.9 53.8
2020 859 52.5 16.3 56.3
2021 786 52.6 14.9 58.7
2022 752 47.4 15.8 55.1
2023 780 45.7 17.0 53.8

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 Sterling Park Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $531 (6.5%) $7,628 (93.5%) $8,159
2019 $572 (6.8%) $7,781 (93.2%) $8,353
2020 $449 (5.6%) $7,574 (94.4%) $8,023
2021 $875 (9.2%) $8,641 (90.8%) $9,515
2022 $916 (10.0%) $8,242 (90.0%) $9,157
2023 $972 (10.2%) $8,571 (89.8%) $9,543

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sterling Park Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 621st of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 977th of 2240 Elementary schools
 15.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sterling Park Elementary School)7463
 11%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Seminole)6763
 4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sterling Park Elementary School)7167
 4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Seminole)7165
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sterling Park Elementary School)6751
 16%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Seminole)6564
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sterling Park Elementary School)6956
 13%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Seminole)7270
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Sterling Park Elementary School)6159
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Seminole)6465
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sterling Park Elementary School)6447
 17%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Seminole)6557
 8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Sterling Park Elementary School)6151
 10%
   5th Grade Science (Seminole)6264
 2%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students825780
 5.5%
African American7392
 26%
American Indian01
Asian1623
 43.8%
Hispanic311311
Pacific Islander11
White390311
 20.3%
Two or More Races3441
 20.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients53.8%53.8%
 0%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Sterling Park Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 780 students attended Sterling Park Elementary School.

Students who attend Sterling Park Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : Lake Howell High School

Sterling Park Elementary School ranks 978th of 2242 Florida elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Sterling Park Elementary School are 40% White, 40% Hispanic, 12% African American, 5% Two or more races, 3% Asian.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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