Friendship Elementary School

Summary:

Friendship Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Deltona, Florida, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 415. The school is part of the Volusia District, which is ranked 36 out of 68 districts in Florida and is rated 2 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Friendship Elementary School faces significant challenges, with consistently high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 34.5% to 36.4% in recent years, significantly higher than the state and district averages. The school's test scores are also consistently lower than the Volusia District and Florida state averages across all grade levels and subjects, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Math 10-20 percentage points below the district and state averages. Additionally, Friendship Elementary School has a very high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 75.42% to 83.49% in recent years, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

While Friendship Elementary School struggles with low test scores and high chronic absenteeism, some of the nearby schools, such as Osteen Elementary, Forest Lake Elementary, and Timbercrest Elementary, perform significantly better on these metrics, suggesting that factors beyond just demographics may be contributing to Friendship's underperformance. Addressing the root causes of these issues, such as attendance and socioeconomic factors, could be crucial in improving the school's academic outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 2746 Fulford St
       Deltona, FL  32738


(386) 789-7030

District: Volusia

SchoolDigger Rank:
1695th of 2,256 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,508 Help


Students who attend Friendship Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Galaxy Middle School
High:    Pine Ridge High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.8 Help
Number of students:  415

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
50.6%
White:
28.9%
African American:
17.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75.4% Help


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Compare Details Friendship Elementary School ranks worse than 75.1% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 39th among 48 ranked elementary schools in the Volusia School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.71. (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 Friendship Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (50.6%), White (28.9%), African American (17.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 75.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Friendship Elementary School is 14.8. 26 elementary schools in the Volusia School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Friendship Elementary School is $11,508, which is the 13th highest among 48 elementary schools in the Volusia School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Volusia:

SchoolDigger ranks Volusia 36th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Friendship Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 26.74 1274th 1688 24.5%
2007 31.43 1282nd 1786 28.2%
2008 32.42 1296th 1789 27.6%
2009 33.69 1327th 1847 28.2%
2010 44.98 1142nd 1919 40.5%
2011 49.59 1060th 1985 46.6%
2012 28.84 1473rd 1984 25.8%
2013 31.36 1446th 2029 28.7%
2014 30.87 1495th 2064 27.6%
2016 58.91 848th 2087 59.4%
2017 55.64 912th 2112 56.8%
2018 33.07 1449th 2118 31.6%
2019 37.30 1382nd 2182 36.7%
2021 28.00 1624th 2247 27.7%
2022 26.69 1651st 2219 25.6%
2023 27.04 1679th 2240 25.0%
2024 27.71 1695th 2256 24.9%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Friendship Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Friendship Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 658 73 10 85 0 n/a n/a 0 826
1995 674 108 9 121 0 n/a n/a 0 912
1996 674 108 9 121 0 n/a n/a 0 912
1997 614 98 5 129 2 n/a n/a 0 848
1998 633 86 7 139 3 n/a n/a 0 868
1999 619 80 9 149 3 n/a n/a 0 860
2000 619 73 8 175 2 n/a n/a 0 877
2001 600 69 8 192 2 n/a n/a 0 871
2002 552 82 9 222 3 n/a n/a 0 868
2003 552 82 9 222 3 n/a n/a 0 868
2004 519 87 7 254 2 n/a n/a 0 869
2005 450 93 7 238 0 n/a n/a 0 788
2006 395 105 4 258 3 n/a n/a 0 765
2007 333 137 2 275 1 n/a n/a 58 806
2008 309 115 5 266 1 n/a n/a 49 745
2009 215 74 3 206 0 n/a n/a 43 541
2010 201 59 2 197 0 n/a n/a 36 495
2011 201 64 4 197 0 0 19 0 485
2012 200 62 3 167 0 0 17 0 449
2013 197 66 5 178 0 0 17 0 463
2014 189 73 4 163 1 0 15 0 445
2015 174 65 5 158 1 0 10 0 413
2016 178 65 1 169 1 0 7 0 421
2017 153 80 0 149 1 0 12 0 395
2018 153 89 1 166 1 0 15 0 425
2019 151 73 1 188 2 0 13 0 428
2020 150 64 1 213 1 0 8 0 437
2021 114 48 2 171 1 0 10 0 346
2022 129 73 0 203 2 0 11 0 418
2023 120 71 0 210 1 1 12 0 415

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 Friendship Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 826 42.0 19.7 37.3
1995 912 52.0 17.5 38
1996 912 52.0 17.5 38
1997 848 48.0 17.7 43.6
1998 868 49.0 17.7 41.6
1999 860 54.0 15.9 56.3
2000 877 58.0 15.1 59.1
2001 871 52.0 16.8 63.7
2002 868 58.0 15.0 66
2003 868 58.0 15.0 66
2004 869 59.0 14.7 68.1
2005 788 59.0 13.4 66
2006 765 61.0 12.5 64.1
2007 806 60.0 13.4 70.3
2008 745 60.5 12.3 72
2009 541 47.1 12.7 78.9
2010 495 38.0 13.0 79.3
2011 485 40.0 12.1 77.5
2012 449 39.0 11.5 75.5
2013 463 35.0 13.2 77.8
2014 445 34.0 13.0 87.4
2015 413 34.0 12.1 88.6
2016 421 32.0 13.1 86.5
2017 395 31.0 12.7 88.6
2018 425 32.0 13.2 88.2
2019 428 30.0 14.2 86.9
2020 437 29.0 15.0 82.2
2021 346 28.0 12.3 n/a
2022 418 32.0 13.0 83.5
2023 415 28.0 14.8 75.4

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 Friendship Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 826 42.0 19.7 37.3
1995 912 52.0 17.5 38
1996 912 52.0 17.5 38
1997 848 48.0 17.7 43.6
1998 868 49.0 17.7 41.6
1999 860 54.0 15.9 56.3
2000 877 58.0 15.1 59.1
2001 871 52.0 16.8 63.7
2002 868 58.0 15.0 66
2003 868 58.0 15.0 66
2004 869 59.0 14.7 68.1
2005 788 59.0 13.4 66
2006 765 61.0 12.5 64.1
2007 806 60.0 13.4 70.3
2008 745 60.5 12.3 72
2009 541 47.1 12.7 78.9
2010 495 38.0 13.0 79.3
2011 485 40.0 12.1 77.5
2012 449 39.0 11.5 75.5
2013 463 35.0 13.2 77.8
2014 445 34.0 13.0 87.4
2015 413 34.0 12.1 88.6
2016 421 32.0 13.1 86.5
2017 395 31.0 12.7 88.6
2018 425 32.0 13.2 88.2
2019 428 30.0 14.2 86.9
2020 437 29.0 15.0 82.2
2021 346 28.0 12.3 n/a
2022 418 32.0 13.0 83.5
2023 415 28.0 14.8 75.4

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 Friendship Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $868 (9.5%) $8,298 (90.5%) $9,166
2019 $723 (8.1%) $8,206 (91.9%) $8,928
2020 $806 (8.8%) $8,308 (91.2%) $9,113
2021 $1,032 (9.7%) $9,656 (90.3%) $10,689
2022 $1,697 (15.4%) $9,292 (84.5%) $10,990
2023 $1,876 (16.3%) $9,632 (83.7%) $11,508

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Friendship 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 1382nd of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 1679th of 2240 Elementary schools
 11.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Friendship Elementary School)4433
 11%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Volusia)5851
 7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Friendship Elementary School)5333
 20%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Volusia)6054
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Friendship Elementary School)5639
 17%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Volusia)5453
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Friendship Elementary School)6239
 23%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Volusia)5958
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Friendship Elementary School)5049
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Volusia)5454
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Friendship Elementary School)4040
   5th Grade Mathematics (Volusia)5450
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Friendship Elementary School)5250
 2%
   5th Grade Science (Volusia)5661
 5%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students428415
 3%
African American7371
 2.7%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic188210
 11.7%
Pacific Islander01
White151120
 20.5%
Two or More Races1312
 7.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients86.9%75.4%
 11.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Friendship Elementary School

Friendship Elementary School ranks in the bottom 24.9% of Florida elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 415 students attended Friendship Elementary School.

Students at Friendship Elementary School are 51% Hispanic, 29% White, 17% African American, 3% Two or more races.

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

Middle : Galaxy Middle School
High : Pine Ridge High School


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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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