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K-5
Public
Apopka, FL
Students enrolled: 546
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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3607 Damon Road
Apopka, FL 32703

(407) 877-5047
(407) 877-5062
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August 02, 2013
Great principal, great teachers, GREAT SCHOOL. We'll miss Dr. Osbourne! Wish she was going to the middle school.

- submitted by a parent
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
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
November 01, 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
December 01, 2009
This is an awesome school. The staff is great.

- submitted by a parent
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
February 03, 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
August 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
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
July 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 09, 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
May 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
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
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
February 29, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
February 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating 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
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
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
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
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
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
August 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
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
June 08, 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
March 08, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
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
May 26, 2004
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- submitted by a administrator
April 10, 2004
My children have been attending this school since 1997, the principal and a couple of teachers are wonderful. But there is always that 1 bad orange. But thanks to Dr. Osbourne, she is always there to help the parents when they have any problem. She has an open door policy. Parents need to speak up when there is a problem with a teacher. Because communication is very important between parents, teachers, staff and principal.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2004
My child has attended this school since 2001 and the teacher's there have always overlooked her needs they do not individualize students needs she has always fallen behind and no matter how many meetings I schedule with Dr. Osborn, Mr. Benabes or her homeroom teacher she still has not received the help she needs.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2004
All my children have attended this school since 1998. It is a pleasure to see dedicated teachers, prinicpal and staff. There involvement with the children is ordinary. I give this school all the stars they deserve.

- submitted by a parent
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Spring Lake Elementary School
3607 Damon Road, Apopka, FL  32703
(407) 877-5047
Last modified Spring Lake Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Spring Lake Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top