Spirit Elementary School

Summary:

Spirit Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Deltona, Florida, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 681. The school is part of the Volusia school district, which is ranked 36 out of 68 districts in Florida and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Spirit Elementary has a higher percentage of Hispanic students (52.57%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 28.13% to 50.6% Hispanic. The school also has consistently higher chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 27.6% to 31.6% over the past few years, significantly higher than the nearby schools, which range from 18.6% to 35.9%. Additionally, Spirit Elementary's test scores are generally lower than the Volusia district and Florida state averages across various subjects and grade levels. For example, in 2023-2024, Spirit Elementary's 3rd-grade English Language Arts proficiency was 44%, compared to 54% for Volusia and 55% for Florida. The school also has a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 64.32% to 77.74% over the past few years, indicating a higher proportion of economically disadvantaged students compared to the nearby schools.

While Spirit Elementary's performance is generally lower than the Volusia district and Florida state averages, some nearby schools, such as Timbercrest Elementary and Deltona Lakes Elementary, have higher test scores and better overall performance, suggesting that there may be opportunities for Spirit Elementary to learn from and collaborate with these higher-performing schools. Additionally, Spirit Elementary's per-student spending has increased from $9,395 in 2019-2020 to $10,794 in 2022-2023, which is higher than the nearby schools, but this increased funding does not seem to have translated into significantly improved academic outcomes, indicating that the school may need to examine how resources are being utilized and explore ways to optimize their use.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 1500 Meadowlark Dr
       Deltona, FL  32725


(386) 789-7280

District: Volusia

SchoolDigger Rank:
1469th of 2,256 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,794 Help


Students who attend Spirit Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Deltona Middle School
High:    Deltona High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.0 Help
Number of students:  681

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
52.6%
White:
29.7%
African American:
10.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  64.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Spirit Elementary School ranks worse than 65.1% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 35th 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 35.68. (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 (52.6%), White (29.7%), African American (10.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 64.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Spirit Elementary School is 17. 44 elementary schools in the Volusia School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Spirit Elementary School employs 40 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Spirit Elementary School is $10,794, which is the 22nd highest among 48 elementary schools in the Volusia School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Spirit 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 Spirit Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 46.81 1005th 1786 43.7%
2008 52.09 904th 1789 49.5%
2009 64.55 678th 1847 63.3%
2010 59.01 837th 1919 56.4%
2011 49.62 1057th 1985 46.8%
2012 49.62 1006th 1984 49.3%
2013 46.46 1083rd 2029 46.6%
2014 44.75 1140th 2064 44.8%
2016 44.84 1150th 2087 44.9%
2017 36.17 1351st 2112 36.0%
2018 32.79 1452nd 2118 31.4%
2019 26.76 1667th 2182 23.6%
2021 40.58 1294th 2247 42.4%
2022 44.44 1212th 2219 45.4%
2023 40.24 1331st 2240 40.6%
2024 35.68 1469th 2256 34.9%
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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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Enrollment information for Spirit Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 402 66 6 177 2 n/a n/a 0 653
2006 425 84 6 249 1 n/a n/a 0 765
2007 412 78 10 268 1 n/a n/a 69 838
2008 408 89 10 299 1 n/a n/a 66 873
2009 419 79 7 293 2 n/a n/a 72 872
2010 383 67 10 324 2 n/a n/a 27 813
2011 372 54 10 307 1 2 25 0 771
2012 332 59 11 300 2 1 18 0 723
2013 308 53 10 274 1 2 13 0 661
2014 335 58 11 267 0 1 10 0 682
2015 350 69 13 305 1 1 20 0 759
2016 347 87 17 272 2 2 26 0 753
2017 336 81 18 299 1 2 21 0 758
2018 317 82 15 263 1 1 20 0 699
2019 301 88 12 269 0 1 22 0 693
2020 246 73 9 305 0 1 25 0 659
2021 204 58 8 275 0 1 24 0 570
2022 217 54 9 324 1 1 32 0 638
2023 202 71 13 358 1 0 36 0 681

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 Spirit Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 653 41.0 15.9 56.7
2006 765 48.0 15.9 52.2
2007 838 58.0 14.4 57.5
2008 873 66.5 13.1 62.8
2009 872 70.3 13.7 66.5
2010 813 59.5 13.6 66.5
2011 771 59.6 12.9 70.7
2012 723 57.0 12.6 72.9
2013 661 55.0 12.0 73.1
2014 682 55.0 12.4 75.5
2015 759 59.0 12.8 77.3
2016 753 63.0 11.9 78.6
2017 758 62.0 12.2 79.6
2018 699 55.0 12.7 78.5
2019 693 45.8 15.1 81.2
2020 659 44.8 14.7 78
2021 570 45.0 12.6 66.3
2022 638 46.0 13.8 77.7
2023 681 40.0 17.0 64.3

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 Spirit Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 653 41.0 15.9 56.7
2006 765 48.0 15.9 52.2
2007 838 58.0 14.4 57.5
2008 873 66.5 13.1 62.8
2009 872 70.3 13.7 66.5
2010 813 59.5 13.6 66.5
2011 771 59.6 12.9 70.7
2012 723 57.0 12.6 72.9
2013 661 55.0 12.0 73.1
2014 682 55.0 12.4 75.5
2015 759 59.0 12.8 77.3
2016 753 63.0 11.9 78.6
2017 758 62.0 12.2 79.6
2018 699 55.0 12.7 78.5
2019 693 45.8 15.1 81.2
2020 659 44.8 14.7 78
2021 570 45.0 12.6 66.3
2022 638 46.0 13.8 77.7
2023 681 40.0 17.0 64.3

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 Spirit Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $768 (9.3%) $7,452 (90.7%) $8,220
2019 $833 (9.9%) $7,600 (90.1%) $8,432
2020 $876 (9.3%) $8,519 (90.7%) $9,395
2021 $1,193 (11.1%) $9,568 (88.9%) $10,762
2022 $1,902 (18.9%) $8,154 (81.1%) $10,056
2023 $1,904 (17.6%) $8,891 (82.4%) $10,794

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Spirit Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1667th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 1331st of 2240 Elementary schools
 17%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Spirit Elementary School)4841
 7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Volusia)5851
 7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Spirit Elementary School)4748
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Volusia)6054
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Spirit Elementary School)3648
 12%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Volusia)5453
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Spirit Elementary School)4155
 14%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Volusia)5958
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Spirit Elementary School)4454
 10%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Volusia)5454
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Spirit Elementary School)5041
 9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Volusia)5450
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Spirit Elementary School)4663
 17%
   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 Students693681
 1.7%
African American8871
 19.3%
American Indian01
Asian1213
 8.3%
Hispanic269358
 33.1%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White301202
 32.9%
Two or More Races2236
 63.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients81.2%64.3%
 16.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Spirit Elementary School

Students at Spirit Elementary School are 53% Hispanic, 30% White, 10% African American, 5% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Spirit Elementary School ranks 1469th of 2256 Florida elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

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

Middle : Deltona Middle School
High : Deltona High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 681 students attended Spirit Elementary 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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