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Spring Lake Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 546 students

 

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Posted August 2, 2013

Great principal, great teachers, GREAT SCHOOL. We'll miss Dr. Osbourne! Wish she was going to the middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2012

My son has gone to this school for six years. He is in the gifted class and he has done very well. They have an amazing school staff and principal. They offer tutoring for all students regardless of their academic level. The school was recently named the Title I School of the Year in the State of Florida for having closed the achievement gap. Way to Go, SLE! The City of Ocoee should be proud of this small school that was built in 1959.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2011

My son has been going to this school since he was 5. It is the most amazing small community school left in OCPS. The staff work hard to provide instruction, before and after school tutoring, clubs, etc. I love this school. I am so proud of the accomplishments that this Title I "A" School has made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

This is an outstanding school with an awesome staff and lots of opportunities for kids to learn. This is one of the best schools in OCPS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2009

This is an awesome school. The staff is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

Both of my children went to Spring Lake. I had a bright child and a hyper child. Both of my children's needs were met. I am proud that my children went to my community school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

My son had gone to this school for 4 yrs and he was known as a problem child he has ADHD and other problems with learning he never got the help he needed in that school or the middle school we have moved out of the state and let me let you my son is exceeding in everything he does here believe it or not he got F's at the FLA school where we are now he's on the A B honor roll what a differance it makes when you take the time to go by the rules of child with an IEP. They could learn from other school's on how to get these kids to pass. The No Child Left Behind didn't work for me in the FLA system. He's in regular classes this year. It was a blessing to us when we moved. Good Luck to all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

My son attended the 4th and 5th grade at Spring Lake. He had an excellent education and everyone on the staff helped him to succeed. Spring Lake treated us like family from the very beginning. The teachers and staff are professional and caring. Dr. Osborne and Mr. Balabas worked hard to solve any problems my son encountered . They took the time to care and that is what makes Spring Lake so special.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

As a child who went to this school myself and have 3 children who went K-5. I believe that the disciplinary measures are unconventional and the dean and principal would much rather get 'rid of the problem' than resolve the issues. I have met wonderful teachers over the years but some are just plain lazy, those are the disturbing ones. The staff have kept a 'small town' attitude instead of broadening the scope.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

My son is a student at Spring Lake Elementary. This has been our first year at this school and he loves it. My son tells me it feels like a family to him. The teachers and staff truly care and do their best to make sure each and every student is a success. Unlike a lot of schools, the principal is involved with the children as well. She has an open door policy and is always willing to listen to any concern that a parent might have. I am sad to say that my son only has one year left at Spring Lake Elementary. But, I will say they have prepared him to do his best no matter where he may go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

My child was also being bullied and nothing even said about it. I have to push the issue to get a response. The school overall is an unsafe environment and I can't wait to move!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

I have submitted a review before to state what a wondeful school this is. However, I never get mine posted. My nephew attends this school and we love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

My child attended this school for 2 years. I was not satisfied w/ the way they handled bullying. The academic side was not the best either in that they didn't seem to be able to give my child the attention he needed to help him excel. My child is now in a different orange district school and is excelling and working to his grade level. He is also not having any problems w/ bullies b/c the teachers supervise dismissal a bit better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

I attended this school way back when and so do my children. Its a great school, all children have the opportunity to excel here. It takes more then one person to raise and educate a child. At this school this is what takes place. With parent involvement and teachers the children under stand the importance of learning. And that's what Spring lake does for the kids. (Please Support your PTO/PTA's)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2007

My daughter is a student there at Spring Lake.She loves her school and likes the teachers that she's had there.The outside environment is peacefull and fits well with the outter neighborhood.I as a parent see my daughter's school as a pretty good school.Good learning environment,great teachers,pretty well behaved children.Spring Lake will be our family's elementary school for years to come,with all of my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

wonderful school-It reminds me of the small schools up north. Anyone would be honored to be at this school. The students/staff especially are wonderful.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted January 19, 2006

i recently moved to ocoee and heard lots of great comments about spring lake..my son enjoys it, i also enjoy the teachers and staff there they are very helpful when a problem arises, i recommend spring lake to any parent if you want good teaching for your child, spring lake is great, my son has truly learned alot, thanks to his third grade teacher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

Spring Lake has a good overall academic program. Unfortunately, due to budhet they no longer have an art program. It is a small community oriented school with a caring professional staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2005

My son has attended this school since Kindergarten - it may be an older facility, but he has received nothing less than a superior education thus far. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

I feel the parents and faculty at Spring Lake Elementary compliment each other fantastically. Both accept responsibility for the students education and enrichment. This is a fine public school just when you think private is the way to go try Spring Lake Elementary. The lunch room food is nutritous and delicious too.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
90%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

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
White 47%
Hispanic 46%
Black 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 74%66%61%
Master's degree 26%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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  • MS. NANCY PENDER
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  • (407) 877-5062

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3607 Damon Road
Apopka, FL 32703
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