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PK-5
Public
Apopka, FL
Students enrolled: 1,179
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1771 West Ponkan Road
Apopka, FL 32712

(407) 464-3342
(407) 464-3366
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April 24, 2014
Wolf Lake Elementary is the best school.They have teachers that push you more and more each day.Wolf Lake is the school for any kid.They are loving.You will never see a frown on a kids face at Wolf Lake.My daughter says Wolf Lake is the best school in the world she wishes everyone could go there.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2013
I am very happy with WLE!! I saw that my grandson was having difficulties with reading, asked for help & he is getting it. Doing very well now & he loves WLE. As far a the money issue goes, no school can be run without it, but I don't see more emphasis put on money issues than education. As far as teaching to the FCAT, that is not dictated by the school but your Federal Government. Bad test scores no money, plain & simple. The best thing that could happen for ALL OUR SCHOOLS is for the Federal Government to get out of Education. Leave it to the Professionals who have gotten their degrees in education and the States to run our schools. And you as a parent (if you desire to get involved), could also have more input. Lets let the educators do what we hired them to do, Teach our children. I believe that the teachers at WLE are doing the best job that they can do with one hand tied behind their back.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2013
My child attended two private school before coming to WLE and we couldn't be happier! Before we decided on public school we met with the principal who sat down to discuss our concerns and toured the school with us. She is very organized and on top of things at the school. She put him with a wonderful Kindergarten teacher where he excelled. The class ratio was great- even better than that overpriced private school we'd been at before! Now in first grade he continues to be challenged academically. The school staff and teachers have worked with us every step of the way ensuring my child's success. It's so refreshing! From the bus driver to the teachers we are very impressed. The school serves the community with several fundraisers and food drives- much more than the Christian private school! I have never heard a bad word about this school. As one parent told me once, it's like getting a private school for free! There is also a very involved PTA. M y only complaint- the school is over capacity (portables are used) and parking is a mess.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2013
My son went from a private preschool to kindergarten at WLE. We were concerned that the curriculum would be below him but they have formed separate reading groups amongst the classes so he is with a group reading at a similar level. I have been im.pressed by the philanthropic activities of the school to teach generosity to the children. I have volunteered to have a hands on view and the classroom is routine oriented which the children thrive on. We have been very happy

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2012
This is my son's 4th year at WLE and I could not be any happier with the teachers he has had, the administration and the amount of parent involvement in the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2011
I love this school. My children have attended 3 elementary schools in FL due to a job relocation and this school is by far the best of all. My kids are excited to go to school everyday. The staff is great and the communication is outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2011
WLE is wonderful both my kids are on honor roll thanks to their wonderful teachers that they have had. 1 of my children has had a difficult time in the past but with lots of care and help he is on grade level and doing wonderful. Sure there is always going to be something going on in any school you may not like but if you want the best for you kids WLE is it.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2011
I am a volunteer in that school and I could not be happier with them. I think the teachers are great and really cares about each student. I would actually be very sad if I had to move and take my kids out of Wolf Lake Elemntary!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2010
I had very high expectations for WLE before we arrived. Unfortunately, we have been quite disappointed by the reality. I 100% agree with a previous comment stating that the administrators are on a power trip and have an "I'm the boss" attitude. The use of technology is good and the academics are average. I'm extremely displeased by how much the children are shuffled around throughout the day. It's too overwhelming.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2010
My son went to Kindergarten last year and I volunteered in his classroom to get a first hand account of what goes on at school. The majority of children that you meet in the hallways are polite and smiling. The staff is friendly. My son advanced academically with great strides. Is it perfect? No. Is any place perfect? Of course not. Am I pleased as a parent that my chilren attend Wolf Lake? DEFNITELY!

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
The principal and Assistant Principal are very unprofessional. In addition, staff it is unfair with children because of lack of supervision from supervisors.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2010
WLE is plain & simply a huge a success due to the principal. As an involved parent, I can see the results in my children and the differences from parents with children in other area schools. Very high parent involvement, parents in the classrooms, in the cafeteria and events. WLE brings much fun to the families with special events throughout the year that the kids rave about . If your child needs help, you will know and be given the tools you need. If you're new to the area or just starting kindergarten, take a look -- interview the school before you move, meet the principal yourself or ask for a tour. An unannounced visit will show you what you need to know. You will surely see the difference between your current school and WLE! I'll be sorry to say goodbye when my kids graduate!

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2010
As a parent, I know that my job is to ready my child for the world, for those around her + frankly, I know I must attend school all over again. Homework, class projects + school events don't always mesh with my schedule + I'd love for my child to have more time for play. There is a reason the teachers in this school work your child hard. WLE works hard for the A rating and FCAT. The results are due in large part to our children's grades! WLE teachers will work as hard as we do. When a consumer is unhappy, you'll hear from them louder than any other.When a parent is not committed to their child's upbringing and education, you will find that they blame the school and/or teachers rather than look to themselves. When they do well, we praise the kids. When they do poorly, we blame the teacher?

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February 08, 2010
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January 23, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
Everything about this school is awesome. The teachers and staff care

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2009
This is the first year my daughter has been in public school and this school has the best staff ever. The school is helpful with your needs as a parent and a pupil. Great school and an 'A' school!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2009
I agree with a prior comment, the staff and administration seem like they are on a power trip, the acedemics are acceptable but could be better, it seems to me that the focus of this school is getting money.

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January 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2008
This is my son's second year at WLE. We are very pleased with the faculty and the after school care is great!

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June 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 18, 2008
Great school!! Lots of great teachers and fun after school activities. Parent involvement is also best of any elem. school I've encountered. Awesome principal.

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April 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2008
The staff of this school are the best of any schools I have dealt with in the county. They truly care about the kids. There is also a huge amount of parent participation and the kids benefit from it.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2008
This is the second year for my 2 children at Wolf Lake Elementary. Last year was a much better year for us as our children did very well with their teachers, peers and class surroundings. Unfortunately, due to the school 'bussing' in children from outside of the school's district, our children who live in WLE's district have suffered. We have also encountered bullying and uncaring teachers this year which is why our children will no longer be attending this school. As with any public school in Florida, the curriculum is designed to teach 'to the test (FCAT)' and does not take the time to help your child if he/she is not 'getting it'.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 10, 2007
I have been unpleasantly surprised with this school. From day one, my husband and I have been dissatisfied with the culture of bullying from the adults. Minor, developmentally appropriate misbehaviors (e.g. talking during lunch, calling out, etc.) are handled by public humiliation. Submission is the goal, not teaching appropriate behavior. Even adults are treated in this way. I witnessed a parent being screamed at by a teacher when she picked up her child. The assistant principal witnessed the event, and rather then reigning in the out-of-line teacher, he began lecturing the mother. Although the academics are acceptable, I am concerned that the administration condones the 'I am the boss here' attitude from the staff. As a veteran teacher who has taught in several schools, I have never witnessed this type of behavior before, and I am concerned that it is so rampant here.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2007
My daughters have had a wonderful experience at Wolf Lake. Their teachers go above and beyond to meet their needs. My daughter's kindergarten teacher did a 'home visit' for all of the students to ensure that each child transitioned happily to 'big school' and my children get up each day with a smile on their faces ready to run out the door to get to school! I think the facility is beautiful and I have great confidence in the administrative team. It is evident they work many long hours and are responsive to parents and supportive of the teachers and their efforts. The school rocks!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2007
I find this school very good my children are very happy and challenged in the work that they do. The teachers are doing a great job in my opinion and they are very good safety wise it is a newer school, so I am still waiting on the system that requires your DL. to be entered into the ocps mainframe for background checking similar to some other OCPS schools. All in all this is a great school and you have to consider that this school just opened and they are already an A school. That says a lot! The front office staff is very friendly and the teachers are very quick to respond to you and your concerns. I also found that the vice principal and principal are very involved with all student activities and have incentives for students. Very good school I am very happy thus far.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 01, 2007
This is a wonderfully diverse school with a well balanced school year full of curriculum, events, and fun! The staff is amazing and the administration knows what they're doing. The students always have smiles on their faces and the parents are actively involved. This school is the complete package :)

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July 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2007
This school is amazing! It just opened this past year and the principal hired the most talented and hard-working staff members from all over the county and beyond! The school earned an 'A' in its first year. It is a wonderful blend of cultures and has outstanding parental involvement. The administration is very accessible and genuinely cares for each and every student. The principal knows most of the children by name (no easy feat with over 900 kids!) Everyone welcomes you and the atmosphere is very positive and inviting. You could not ask for a richer experience and a better group of people to work with your children!

- submitted by a parent
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Wolf Lake Elementary School
1771 West Ponkan Road, Apopka, FL  32712
(407) 464-3342
Last modified Wolf Lake Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wolf Lake Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top