Freedom Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 1395 S Blue Lake Ave
       Deland, FL  32724-7958


(386) 943-7670

District: Volusia

SchoolDigger Rank:
930th of 2,219 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,846 Help

Students who attend Freedom Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Deland Middle School
High:    Deland High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.7
Number of students:  639

Racial breakdown:

White:
55.6%
Hispanic:
24.3%
African American:
15.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  48%

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Compare Details Freedom Elementary School ranks better than 58.1% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 21st among 48 ranked elementary schools in the Volusia School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.29. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Freedom Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (55.6%), Hispanic (24.3%), African American (15%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 48% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Freedom Elementary School is 12.7. 34 elementary schools in the Volusia School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Freedom Elementary School is $8,846. 41 elementary schools in the Volusia School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Freedom Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Freedom Elementary School 930th of 2219 Florida public elementary schools. (See Freedom Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Volusia:

SchoolDigger ranks Volusia 40th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Freedom Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 67.60 552nd 1688 67.3%
2007 79.70 316th 1786 82.3%
2008 77.78 356th 1789 80.1%
2009 74.86 424th 1847 77.0%
2010 71.04 543rd 1919 71.7%
2011 84.07 251st 1985 87.4%
2012 70.21 575th 1984 71.0%
2013 75.71 433rd 2029 78.7%
2014 72.92 507th 2064 75.4%
2016 69.24 618th 2087 70.4%
2017 68.04 654th 2112 69.0%
2018 58.57 850th 2118 59.9%
2019 70.24 616th 2182 71.8%
2021 67.40 701st 2247 68.8%
2022 56.29 930th 2219 58.1%

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

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Data source: Florida Department of Education

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 3.3)
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by a teacher
Sunday, July 29, 2018

Open Quote We have a highly experienced number of teachers with great support staff. I believe our new administrator along side with our Assistant Principal will make a world of difference this year. Community involvement has been a great part of our success. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, August 26, 2016

Open Quote The only reason this school has gone down is the district decided to redraw the boundaries and bus kids in from lower socioeconomic areas to help promote diversity. This has lowered all the grades in the school and the amount of free lunch or reduced price has gone up. They failed to realize if you bus kids in from deltona they might not be on time to school. After I drop off my kids I see all the Deltona kids coming into school late as the bus is almost always late. Your racial diversity tactic is only harming the kids by making them late everyday, those kids walk in the room with the free breakfast and so all the kids think, that is the poor kid. Ever watch a kid with a big backpack, water bottle and a tray full of food try to walk across campus in a timely fashion, not going to happen. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Open Quote Freedom Elementary is a wonderful school for high achievers with involved parents. There are many award ceremonies and functions for said children and the school has a high district rating. The way they are able to achieve such high ratings is through segregation. They have a comparatively small number of low income and minority students and send children with special needs to separate schools. They accommodate those with only minor impairments such as ADD/ADHD and keep them all not only in a separate classroom, but often do not include them in school functions. Do to a 2011 rezoning designed to de-segregate, the statistics may have changed, but the underlying problem is still present as is the discrimination and segregation of those with special needs. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Freedom Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 392 67 1 96 0 n/a n/a 0 556
2002 405 63 2 92 0 n/a n/a 0 562
2003 405 63 2 92 0 n/a n/a 0 562
2004 456 74 3 106 0 n/a n/a 0 639
2005 507 69 2 111 0 n/a n/a 0 689
2006 563 69 2 114 0 n/a n/a 0 748
2007 555 37 4 80 0 n/a n/a 31 707
2008 599 45 5 92 1 n/a n/a 43 785
2009 592 51 8 106 2 n/a n/a 44 803
2010 625 45 15 120 3 n/a n/a 46 854
2011 650 50 19 119 5 0 31 0 874
2012 441 104 13 130 2 0 17 0 707
2013 403 94 20 110 3 1 11 0 642
2014 431 106 28 109 3 0 13 0 690
2015 396 120 27 113 3 0 13 0 672
2016 401 126 29 133 2 0 21 0 712
2017 405 125 33 158 0 0 29 0 750
2018 429 117 32 172 0 1 25 0 776
2019 413 114 28 167 0 1 21 0 744
2020 412 111 21 166 0 1 23 0 734
2021 355 96 12 155 0 0 21 0 639

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 556 34.0 16.4 52.5
2002 562 38.0 14.8 50.4
2003 562 38.0 14.8 50.4
2004 639 39.0 16.4 55.6
2005 689 46.0 15.0 49.9
2006 748 51.0 14.7 42.2
2007 707 53.0 13.3 34.6
2008 785 54.5 14.4 38.7
2009 803 61.0 14.6 36.5
2010 854 57.0 14.9 40.5
2011 874 59.0 14.8 45.5
2012 707 51.3 13.7 49.4
2013 642 46.0 13.9 46.7
2014 690 48.0 14.3 52
2015 672 51.0 13.1 51.5
2016 712 51.0 13.9 53.4
2017 750 55.0 13.6 56.4
2018 776 57.0 13.6 55.2
2019 744 49.0 15.1 56
2020 734 48.0 15.2 51.5
2021 639 50.3 12.7 48

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Freedom Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 556 34.0 16.4 52.5
2002 562 38.0 14.8 50.4
2003 562 38.0 14.8 50.4
2004 639 39.0 16.4 55.6
2005 689 46.0 15.0 49.9
2006 748 51.0 14.7 42.2
2007 707 53.0 13.3 34.6
2008 785 54.5 14.4 38.7
2009 803 61.0 14.6 36.5
2010 854 57.0 14.9 40.5
2011 874 59.0 14.8 45.5
2012 707 51.3 13.7 49.4
2013 642 46.0 13.9 46.7
2014 690 48.0 14.3 52
2015 672 51.0 13.1 51.5
2016 712 51.0 13.9 53.4
2017 750 55.0 13.6 56.4
2018 776 57.0 13.6 55.2
2019 744 49.0 15.1 56
2020 734 48.0 15.2 51.5
2021 639 50.3 12.7 48

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 Freedom Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $316 (4.3%) $7,064 (95.7%) $7,380
2019 $359 (4.5%) $7,561 (95.5%) $7,920
2020 $275 (3.3%) $7,972 (96.7%) $8,247
2021 $626 (7.1%) $8,220 (92.9%) $8,846

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Freedom 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
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 616th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 930th of 2219 Elementary schools
 13.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Freedom Elementary School)7059
 11%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Volusia)5851
 7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Freedom Elementary School)6861
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Volusia)6054
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Freedom Elementary School)6550
 15%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Volusia)5453
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Freedom Elementary School)6959
 10%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Volusia)5958
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Freedom Elementary School)6656
 10%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Volusia)5454
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Freedom Elementary School)6046
 14%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Volusia)5450
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Freedom Elementary School)7061
 9%
   5th Grade Science (Volusia)5657
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5348
 5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students744639
 14.1%
African American11496
 15.8%
American Indian00
Asian2812
 57.1%
Hispanic167155
 7.2%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White413355
 14%
Two or More Races2121
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients56%48%
 8%




Frequently Asked Questions about Freedom Elementary School

Freedom Elementary School ranks 930th of 2219 Florida elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

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

Middle : Deland Middle School
High : Deland High School

In the 2020-21 school year, 639 students attended Freedom Elementary School.

Students at Freedom Elementary School are 56% White, 24% Hispanic, 15% African American, 3% Two or more races, 2% 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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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