Students enrolled 824
School leader MR. GARY SCHADOW
Transportation options Yes
District Orange County School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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500 North Park Avenue
Apopka, FL 32712

(407) 884-2227
(407) 884-2298
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4 stars
Based on 21 ratings

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May 22, 2014
This school is old but the teachers and staff are amazing! Gary is the best Principal and is very involved with everything that goes on in his school.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2009
overall i think Dream Lake is an excellent school, I am seeing a bit if a problem this year with comunication, between parent and teacher, and teachers with admins, may not be in all cases but it is there, the bathrooms are always dirty and never any soap for handwashing in them, not a god thing right now , with swine flu traveling around.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
I give Dream Lake Elementary 5 stars. I have 4 kids, 3 already grown with their own kids. I have a 8yr old in Dream Lake and I have never experience the exceptional attention Dream Lake gives to our children.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2009
I love this school! Especially their special needs program! They have taken an amazing challenge and burden and blessed so many families.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2008
I love my sons teacher but, the school has very low low low parental involvement. This is our first year here . I am eager to see what next year brings.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2008
My daughter has been attanding this school for two yrs and she has improve alot in reading and math. Her teacher Mrs. Page is a really good teacher because she has patience for the students. DLES is really good, I love it.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2008
I like DLES but the bathrooms are disgusting. Even though the bathrooms are filthy it is a pretty good school

- submitted by a student
May 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2006
My boys have been at DreamLake Elem school for three years now. All of the staff are exceptional! My boys teachers help them to do the best that they can, and offer advice on what types of extra help is needed. The staff is very helpful in every way... If I have a question they have an answer if not they find the answer; they are willing to work with the parent(s) to provide the best education possible for the child(ren). They know my children by name and ask how they are doing. I'm called if there is a problem, teachers are willing to work with me due to the fact that my children live with their father and I'm 30 miles away. They respect the situation and don't make me feel like I don't belong. There is a high level of parent involvement, excellent academics. Highly recommend DLES.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2006
This is my first year as a parent of a dreamlake student and I have to admit I love her teacher. She is very creative and involved and does an excellent job. The school could use more parent involvement but overall I am pleased. If I was dealing with a different teacher I may not be so happy but as is I could not have asked for a better person teaching my child.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2006
As a parent of children who were homeschooled, I,ve got to say that this school was just what my children needed. The teachers use positive reinforcement which I,ve found works wonders. The chance for children to take an active part in their school appearance, the safety of other children, the reading buddy program just to name a few are wonderful. My children are becoming better citizens. Thanks Dream lake!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2006
Dream Lake Elementary is an excellent school. The teachers are caring and communication is great between parent and teacher. They also offer free after school tutoring which is a great benefit and has allow both of my children not only to catch up but excel. Dream Lake is always looking for ways to improve and they don't procrastinate they do it! Awesome school, great teachers, happy students.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2005
Dream Lake is an awesome school. I loved all the teachers and students. Everyone knows everyone's name here. Not only does Dream Lake have great academic teachers, it has great art, pe and computer teachers too. All the parents are involved with the PTA,and really know whats going on with there students. I would give this school a 5 out of 5 for overall quality.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2005
Dream Lake is a fantastic school, with fantastic teachers. It is full of a diverse population of students. I really feel like each child is treated with the utmost respect and love that they deserve. I am so happy to be a part of this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2005
We have a 2nd & Kgn here. We were not happy with our private school. D.L.E. has veteran teachers who have made this school exceptional. Variety of art, music, computer, science and PE. Small class sizes, many spanish speaking teachers and aides. Community involvement (rewards for good work)Great PTA, again with vet teachers working with parents. Individual students matter to these teachers. Reading, reading, reading with Book Club for extra measure! I was not sure of any public school... Spent so much time observing before making the move. Honestly, the standards here are much higher than our previous (private) school. Experience and education of teachers shows. Mrs. Guthrie seems to have an open door policy and is very accessable. She knows our children by name.(and they have never been sent to her office ;) D.L.E. is the original (first) elementary in Apopka. History, pride, community and excellence make DLE special.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2005
My child has ADD and attended this school when he was in first grade. We found that his teacher was abel to work with him with out any special treatment. We saw a huge difference in his grades. Over all the school its self could use some tlc in the exterior appearance of the school . But as far as the staff goes they are very well prepared and organized. However iI do think more activities to involve parents are needed at this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2005
I don't know anything about this school, but I'm interested in finding out....so I'm writing this to read the others. I did a review on another school and was supposed to be able to read this, but it didn't work. Sorry for wasting your time.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2004
This was a very good school for my daughter. The only bad thing was that it focused on handicap kids, and my daughter wasn't handicap so she didn't get alot of attention.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2004
I have two kids with special needs that are in 2nd and 5th grade. The teachers are so wonderful with them and they always push them to do their best. Things I never thought I'd see my kids do, their doing now. My oldest went to another school in kintergarden and I was very unhappy with them. I moved just so she could go here. I tell everyone about about how pleased I with Dream Lake. The entire staff really cares and it shows. -Stacy E.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2004
This school was very good when my child attended. The teachers are fantastic and inspired my child to reach for the stars. Thank God for Dream Lake!

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2004
As a teacher, I was nervous about my oldest child entering kindetgarten. But Dream Lake has truly been a fabulous experience! Her teacher is amazing. She seems to have a variety of interesting materials. The administration is supportive of its teachers. The more involved as a parent you get, the better! The PTA is inviting and welcoming and active!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
when i moved to apoka a year before my daughter started. i checked out the schools. Dream Lake got the highest rating of everyone i asked. so i moved so she could go to dream lake. My daughter is in 3rd and my second in kindergarden. have never regretted taking them to that school.

- submitted by a parent
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Dream Lake Elementary School
500 North Park Avenue, Apopka, FL  32712
(407) 884-2227
Last modified Dream Lake Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dream Lake Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top