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Lovell Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 699 students

 

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Posted March 13, 2013

This school has no idea what they are doing. They have lost my child. They have changed there rules to pick up children 4 times in 7 months. You wait 30 minutes in line to pick up your child in car rider line. Some teachers just don't care about there students. Very poorly put together school..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

This school has made huge strides to improve. Due to where it is located, it has been forgotten by the community. The teachers are the most caring that I've met among all the schools that my daughters have attended. I felt so touched that I joined the PTA this year, and am trying to get the word out about this school and the great things it has done for the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

Parents need to be involved. There is a complete lack of involvement from parents and the community. They have a PTA that wrks overtime due to only having 2 members. If the school had more support, it would have a better grade for sure. Plus they have a new remodel in 2013 which will alleviate some of the traffic concerns. This school has been around for 50 years, and has been overlooked by the county for remodel many times. Don't judge a book by its cover.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2011

my daughter spent a total of 3 days there before i pulled her out and started working overtime to put her in private school or the rest of the year. It's not a safe place for your children, total lack of supervision and the teacher did not have the temperment to deal with kindergardners. i wrote the principal and the school board, so hopefully someone will take notice. now, i am breaking my lease to move back to Altamonte @ Lake orienta elem.before school starts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2011

I moved and enrolled my son into Lovell Elementary as that was the school he was zoned for. I regret it deeply! My son was doing excellent at his old school, his last report card there was 3 As and 2 high Bs that were borderline on being As. His teacher was awesome, we had great communication, there was open door, everything you could want in a teacher and more! Now here we are at Lovell Elementary and his grades are down BIG time even in his fave subjects. Teacher says he'll most likely fail now. At home - we study together, do homework together, read together, etc as I have always done so home is not prob. I don't understand how my almost straight A son could get such low grades all of a sudden. Also, I write his teacher letters and I NEVER get a reply back - I send letters with him to school, write it in his notebook planner and have e-mailed her - NO REPLIES... EVER! Also, one of his classmates slapped him across the face and teacher did nothing. Another classmate called him a little b*tch and all the teacher said was "how would you like it if someone called you that?". Unreal. WILL TRY HARDEST TO SWITCH SCHOOLS FOR THE 2011-2012 YEAR AND NEVER LOOK BACK AT LOVELL!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

This is one of the best schools in the county! All of the teachers are very nice and willing to help out with anything. Administration listens to concerns and are very caring. Everyone really does want the best for the students and goes out of their way to help each one succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2010

This one of the worst schools in the county. If you can avoid sending your child there it will definitely be a plus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

We love Lovell! - Our son entered Lovell in 5th grade, However he was lacking in reading skills due to his dyslexia. I met with the principal first and he gave me a tour of the school and introduced me to his new teachers to be, Ms Lassard, Ms Tucker and Ms. Rosen. We felt that his teachers were able to give our son the extra time and encouragement he needed to excel, and I will be forever thankful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

I have not had a pleasant experience with this school. My daughter transferred in from a 'private school' and although she had trouble adjusting the staff were quick to blame. I complained numerous times about bullying in this school. I finally had to threaten with authorities for any action to be taken. Their response to hold a class at 8 AM on work day for parents to attend. Not exactly pro active. I am thankful that I can remove her for next year due to the No child left behind act.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

I was very disapointed in this school when my son & I moved here. I also agree its very disorganized, especially at dismissal time. The kids are out of control! I was told its an A school, but I cant tell. My sons teacher is very nice, but he hardly gets any homework and when we were in seminole county it seemed he was being challenged more, now it just seems they make it too easy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

This school is very disorganized. If you have a problem dont expect to speak to the principal or vice principal. Dr Epps the VP does not want to hear your complaints or help you with your issues. He needs to get out! The school might know a little more about the bullying issues that are going on if he would report them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

There is a real bullying issue going on. The VP Mr.Dr. Epps does not care. He is in charge of discipline but wont talk to you about the issues. Trying to get ahold of the principal is next to impossible unless something happens to your child that you were not told about til you come home from work. Schools are suppose to be a safe place for our children and Dr Epps and the other admin cover up issues with bullying as being so called accidents! I would not recommend this school !!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

Both my children go to lovell and as far as academics go it's ok.The transportation is definitely as problem,there's not many buses, so before you move into the area make sure you find out about the transportation! Picking my kids up in the afternoon is a complete nightmare!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2007

This one of the worst schools in the county. If you can avoid sending your child there it will definitely be a plus.
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Posted June 30, 2006

My daughter attended lovell for half a year for pre-k and also a full year of kindergarden. She attended speech classes taught by ms. Luhrson, who she just adores and I give full credit for her speech development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2004

My daugther attended Lovell K-2. She did very well at Lovell. I also worked at this school. I saw many things and witnessed very concerned staff members handle these things with very caring hands. I was the clinic lady and loved my job more than anywhere I've ever worked .


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
71%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
34%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 64%
Black 20%
White 14%
Two or more races 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%66%61%
Master's degree 35%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. OSCAR AGUIRRE
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  • (407) 884-6302

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815 Roger Williams Road
Apopka, FL 32703
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