Rainbow Elementary School

Summary:

Rainbow Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Winter Springs, Florida, serving grades PK-5 with a total enrollment of 809 students. The school is part of the Seminole School District, which is ranked 11th out of 67 districts in Florida and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Rainbow Elementary School consistently outperforms the Seminole district and the state of Florida in academic assessments, with significantly higher proficiency rates in subjects like 5th grade Science, 3rd-5th grade English Language Arts, and 3rd-4th grade Math. The school has maintained a high statewide ranking, placing in the top 10% of Florida elementary schools for the past several years and earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. Additionally, Rainbow Elementary School has a more racially diverse student population compared to nearby schools like Stenstrom Elementary School and Lawton Elementary School, with higher percentages of Hispanic and Asian students.

While Rainbow Elementary School serves a lower percentage of economically disadvantaged students compared to some nearby schools like Casselberry Elementary School and Eastbrook Elementary School, the school's consistent academic excellence, diverse student population, and strong statewide rankings suggest it is a high-performing and well-resourced institution within the Seminole School District.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 1412 Rainbow Trl
       Winter Springs, FL  32708-4833


(407) 320-8450

District: Seminole

SchoolDigger Rank:
194th of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,207 Help


Students who attend Rainbow Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Indian Trails Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.9 Help
Number of students:  809

Racial breakdown:

White:
55.0%
Hispanic:
28.8%
Asian:
5.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  36.1% Help


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Compare Details Rainbow Elementary School ranks better than 91.3% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 5th 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 89.07. (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 (55%), Hispanic (28.8%), Asian (5.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 36.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Rainbow Elementary School is 16.9. 31 elementary schools in the Seminole School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Rainbow Elementary School employs 47.7 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Rainbow Elementary School is $9,207. 29 elementary schools in the Seminole School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Rainbow 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 Rainbow Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 94.82 39th 1688 97.7%
2007 92.19 60th 1786 96.6%
2008 91.36 83rd 1789 95.4%
2009 89.24 116th 1847 93.7%
2010 93.06 45th 1919 97.7%
2011 91.72 71st 1985 96.4%
2012 92.99 76th 1984 96.2%
2013 87.83 189th 2029 90.7%
2014 89.85 149th 2064 92.8%
2016 86.46 231st 2087 88.9%
2017 91.49 114th 2112 94.6%
2018 87.01 230th 2118 89.1%
2019 89.83 161st 2182 92.6%
2021 91.84 130th 2247 94.2%
2022 92.49 110th 2219 95.0%
2023 89.07 194th 2240 91.3%
See the entire list of Florida Elementary School Rankings!

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, May 9, 2016

Open Quote I have no idea how this is an A rated school. If you expect your child to enter their "gifted" program you may want to choose another school. My son was finally tested in March, after numerous requests since the beginning of the year. Since the school year ends in May, he really is unable to really benefit from the program. I was also quite offended when he came home from school with a mother's day card written in Spanish. I have no problem with him taking Spanish. I think this is great but making a mother's day card in Spanish to give to parents that do not speak Spanish is beyond me. This school will also ask you for money nearly every week for various things. Even their school spirit shirts have advertising on them. I highly discourage any parent that wants their child to be in a gifted program from attending Rainbow Elementary School. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Open Quote This school's administration and teaching staff are more interested in getting money from parents than teaching the children. I have requested numerous parent teacher conferences on differentiating my son's learning to match his level. He was is the 99th percentile when he started this year and since has regressed to right about class average. If you want your child to not excel and instead regress towards the mean than this is the school for you. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Rainbow Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 758 54 30 109 2 n/a n/a 0 953
1995 872 51 36 142 3 n/a n/a 0 1104
1996 872 51 36 142 3 n/a n/a 0 1104
1997 678 43 33 117 3 n/a n/a 0 874
1998 630 48 39 118 3 n/a n/a 0 838
1999 677 53 30 121 1 n/a n/a 0 882
2000 730 66 33 119 1 n/a n/a 0 949
2001 591 37 35 104 0 n/a n/a 0 767
2002 585 31 36 115 0 n/a n/a 0 767
2003 585 31 36 115 0 n/a n/a 0 767
2004 611 30 34 121 1 n/a n/a 0 797
2005 665 34 45 127 1 n/a n/a 0 872
2006 690 42 45 126 1 n/a n/a 0 904
2007 630 39 47 111 1 n/a n/a 59 887
2008 589 35 52 129 0 n/a n/a 55 860
2009 586 35 45 113 0 n/a n/a 53 832
2010 559 34 44 112 0 n/a n/a 45 794
2011 530 35 49 134 1 1 20 0 770
2012 523 26 53 143 1 0 18 0 764
2013 499 30 47 145 2 1 28 0 752
2014 426 42 44 160 2 1 41 0 716
2015 441 47 42 161 0 0 41 0 732
2016 447 62 43 172 1 2 49 0 776
2017 445 61 38 171 1 2 45 0 763
2018 430 53 31 182 1 1 37 0 735
2019 458 45 39 195 1 3 37 0 778
2020 450 37 46 232 2 2 32 0 801
2021 427 36 33 223 1 2 32 0 754
2022 453 42 33 235 0 3 32 0 798
2023 445 43 44 233 2 2 40 0 809

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 Rainbow Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 953 43.0 22.2 8.6
1995 1104 53.0 20.8 9.3
1996 1104 53.0 20.8 9.3
1997 874 44.0 19.9 12.5
1998 838 44.0 19.0 12.2
1999 882 44.0 20.0 14.6
2000 949 46.0 20.6 18.1
2001 767 40.0 19.2 12.8
2002 767 37.0 20.7 13.4
2003 767 37.0 20.7 13.4
2004 797 46.0 17.3 13.8
2005 872 49.0 17.8 13.3
2006 904 53.0 17.1 12.8
2007 887 58.0 15.3 13.4
2008 860 59.5 14.5 16.1
2009 832 64.3 14.3 18.6
2010 794 52.5 15.1 21.1
2011 770 53.8 14.3 22.3
2012 764 44.4 17.2 28
2013 752 56.0 13.4 26.2
2014 716 53.0 13.5 30.6
2015 732 53.0 13.8 35
2016 776 53.0 14.6 37.2
2017 763 53.0 14.3 35.4
2018 735 52.0 14.1 32
2019 778 47.4 16.4 34.6
2020 801 48.8 16.3 35.1
2021 754 46.6 16.1 38.1
2022 798 48.8 16.3 37.6
2023 809 47.7 16.9 36.1

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 Rainbow Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 953 43.0 22.2 8.6
1995 1104 53.0 20.8 9.3
1996 1104 53.0 20.8 9.3
1997 874 44.0 19.9 12.5
1998 838 44.0 19.0 12.2
1999 882 44.0 20.0 14.6
2000 949 46.0 20.6 18.1
2001 767 40.0 19.2 12.8
2002 767 37.0 20.7 13.4
2003 767 37.0 20.7 13.4
2004 797 46.0 17.3 13.8
2005 872 49.0 17.8 13.3
2006 904 53.0 17.1 12.8
2007 887 58.0 15.3 13.4
2008 860 59.5 14.5 16.1
2009 832 64.3 14.3 18.6
2010 794 52.5 15.1 21.1
2011 770 53.8 14.3 22.3
2012 764 44.4 17.2 28
2013 752 56.0 13.4 26.2
2014 716 53.0 13.5 30.6
2015 732 53.0 13.8 35
2016 776 53.0 14.6 37.2
2017 763 53.0 14.3 35.4
2018 735 52.0 14.1 32
2019 778 47.4 16.4 34.6
2020 801 48.8 16.3 35.1
2021 754 46.6 16.1 38.1
2022 798 48.8 16.3 37.6
2023 809 47.7 16.9 36.1

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 Rainbow Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $454 (5.7%) $7,560 (94.3%) $8,014
2019 $502 (6.2%) $7,654 (93.9%) $8,155
2020 $368 (4.5%) $7,743 (95.5%) $8,110
2021 $756 (8.7%) $7,892 (91.3%) $8,647
2022 $846 (10.3%) $7,375 (89.7%) $8,220
2023 $872 (9.5%) $8,335 (90.5%) $9,207

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Rainbow 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 161st of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 194th of 2240 Elementary schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rainbow Elementary School)8278
 4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Seminole)6763
 4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Rainbow Elementary School)9387
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Seminole)7165
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Rainbow Elementary School)8478
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Seminole)6564
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Rainbow Elementary School)9186
 5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Seminole)7270
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Rainbow Elementary School)7280
 8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Seminole)6465
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Rainbow Elementary School)7579
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Seminole)6557
 8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Rainbow Elementary School)7280
 8%
   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 Students778809
 4%
African American4543
 4.4%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian3944
 12.8%
Hispanic195233
 19.5%
Pacific Islander32
 33.3%
White458445
 2.8%
Two or More Races3740
 8.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients34.6%36.1%
 1.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainbow Elementary School

Students who attend Rainbow Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Indian Trails Middle School

Yes. Rainbow Elementary School ranks in the top 8.7% of Florida elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 809 students attended Rainbow Elementary School.

Students at Rainbow Elementary School are 55% White, 29% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 5% African American, 5% Two or more races.


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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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