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Lost Lake Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1001 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted May 28, 2014

We are very pleased with this school. Our son attended Kindergarten here and he has learned so much. His teacher was great, the staff was great and overall we are very happy with our decision to put our son in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2014

My second grader and I are just wrapping up our second year at Lost Lake... It truly is a great school with an exceptional team! From administration, instructors even the lunch team! They are a well oiled machine! Liz & Angel
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2014

A+ school all the way!!!! A winning combination of great teachers, a spirited principal, and a strong PTO !!!!!! A school is only half of your children's learning tools, a parent needs to be just as active in the learning process. If your child does not excel at this school, they will not excel anywhere. The school provides all of the tools needed to be an excellent student. The class sizes are determined by the government not the school. In regards to the lunch you may eat with your child any day that FCAT testing is not going on. The school actually promotes active parents !!!!!! The PTO is a bunch of hard working people wanting the best out of this school. The PTO puts on big festivals and several fundraisers throughout the year, these activities take hundreds of hours to pull off . What people don't see are the hours these people volunteer. I'm sure the PTO would love to have more volunteers to help out. I'm a mother with two children attending the school, both are A students. I would highly recommend this school!!!!!!! I actually can not think of one negative thing to say about this school .If you have the desire to learn, then this is the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

My daughter has attended lost lake for 3 years now. While we loved mrs Boyd, mrs hunt has been great as well. To the parent who said the staff discourages eating lunch with your child, that's a lie. I eat lunch with our daughter on a regular basis, sometimes 3 times a week and no one Iin the front office or else where has ever said anything but have a great day and enjoy lunch. To the parent who says their child is in a class that is overcrowded, the parent failed to state that the class has 2 teachers, so it's not off in the rario of student to teacher. My daughter had both of those teachers last year, and they are an awesome team. You obviously didn't get the memo that your child could be moved, it was sent home first week of school. This school does appreciate the parents opinion and is very very good when it comes to special needs students. My daughter was asked to be moved into a different class her first year, we were sent a letter, I simply spoke to the principal and ask that she stay in the class she was in since she had been there for a few months, and she understood and they asked other parents. By far lost lake is one of the better schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

This is my son's second year at Lost Lake. I absolutely love this school. The principal is so caring and so are the teachers. The front desk staff are always welcoming and it is a pleasure to come and have lunch with him. The only draw back is that my son will not learn cursive writing at this school, which I feel is essential for learning. Other than that, I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

If you have a choice to attend another area school, take it. This school is overcrowded, has terrible administration and lacks a sense of community. Even if you attempt to have lunch with your child the staff will discourage it. All around not a good school if you are an involved parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

I would not recommend this school to anyone who has children with special needs as they will become third class citizens here. Our 6 year old child was moved into a larger class without previous notice or consent from us into a class of 26 and told it could reach up to 36 students; which we feel is too much for first graders. When we arrived without notice to the class we walked into a room of chaos. When we discussed that it was unacceptable to move a child without notice we were given the option to leave the school. I would literally run as fast as I could from this school. Luckily we only have to finish the this school year out. If you are looking for a good school that values parent opinions as well as children with special needs this is not it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2013

My daughter is in 1st grade and her teacher is very nice and communicates great with us. Our daughter has asthma and nurse kathy has been phenominal. We won't move out of the area because we love this school and how organized and clean it is and how well the staff is involved with the children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2012

My children have been at this school for 2 years. I am extremely happy by the professionalism of the administration, cleanliness of the school, focus on education and personal commitment to excellence. The children are extremely well behaved every time I visit the school. I moved down from NY and heard some things about FL schools. I could not be more happy about my children's education. Special thanks to Ms Arner- she did an outstanding job teaching my daughter not only how to read but also to love reading! The principle is also actively engaged in the school and extremely approachable. She is very interested in hearing from parents. For the parent who was disappointed by the PTO, give them another chance. I heard there are new members and they can use some new ideas and extra helping hands!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2012

I have a child in ESE attending this school since 2010 when I moved to Clermont and I am so happy with my choice in this school. Miss R. Williams is the best!! You can tell she has genuine love and interest in her students and that she is looking beyond their disabilities and focusing on their potential. We need more teachers like her working with special needs students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2011

The teacher and staffs are great at this school. I love how much they care about the students. Haven't had a bad teacher yet in the 5 years we have been at this school. The PTO on the other hand needs help. The ladies have been on the PTO too long and won't let anyone new in. IT's sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

My sons first grade teacher, Mrs. Harris was very compassionate, caring and firm. My son was taught in a less stressful environment in the classroom. Most of the staff were very nice and helpful when I had questions. The principal Mrs. Boyd seemed very short with her answers when I had questions. This is an excellent elementary school overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

I love this school because most of the staff is friendly. I love my son's Kindergarten Teacher, Ms. Nancy Moody. She is amazing. She always goes beyond the expectations. She is by far the best Kindergarten teacher! She actually had a Mother's Day party for all the mom's of her students. The children did a bunch of songs for us and served us treats and drinks. Loved it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

I am pleased to have my children attend Lost Lake. Before moving to Clermont, I researched all elementary schools and bought a house in this school s zone based mainly on their school grades. After being a part of this school for three years now, I have to say I have been more than pleased with the staff, administration and the teachers. Most important, my children enjoy being a part of Lost Lake!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2009

My child attended this school from K-1st. I do admit that the school does well on their FCAT results, which was a draw for me as a new parent to the area. I was very disappointed with the lack of parental involvement especially with PTO and the poor service provided by the front office staff. The school is overcrowded! The morning drop off/afternoon pick up is a nightmare! Most importantly for children who excel the educational opportunities are limited. My child is no longer at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

Lost Lake Elementary is a well organized school. They are always prompt to give important information. The staff is wonderful and always greet you with a smile. I am so pleased with all my K and Pre-K has learned through out the year. If you are looking for an A school, I would reccomend Lost Lake for your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

I started homeschooling my daughter in February because I was completely fed up with the adminstration of this school. The administrators as well as several office staff were extremely rude on many occassions for no reason. This is a huge problem. It also seems this school focuses more on passing the FCATs then actually teaching the kids. The pressure is unbelievable and my daughter was only in Kindergarten! I worked as an elementary school teacher in a public school for many years and I know that Lost Lake is a very poor school. I never desired to homeschool my daughter but I could not keep her in that horrible environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2009

After reading the previous postings of parents, I must agree that the front office staff could use some customer service training, as they do not project a positive attitude. In some cases, they are down right rude. I also agree about the lack of classes for advanced students and lack of extra curricular activities. Judging from parents reviews, the school and it's staff seem to be declining, as they scored great in 2005 and 2006 but began receiving negative comments in 2007 and the trend has continued. Maybe they have become complacent. Fortunately, we are in our last year here and will move on to hopefully better things next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

I would rate this school as an okay school. The staff could work on their manners a bit more. The teachers seem to be friendly though.


Posted February 22, 2009

Lost Lake has changed in the past few years. There are still some great teachers, however if your child is a high achieving student there is nothing for them. The main focus is on the low kids and the low kids only. You cannot blame the school alone, it is a trickle down from the Federal Goverment. Maybe if kids were grouped by ability there would be an easier time helping the low, middle and giving the higher kids more challanging work. I think that the administration really does care about the safety and well being of the kids, there has just been a lack of extra ciricular activites for the kids to take part in. There are some womderful teachers, but also some not so great. The school is overcrowded and the district needs to rezone once again to get that under control.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

185 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

185 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
80%
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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 48%
Hispanic 26%
Black 13%
Asian 7%
Two or more races 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 183%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 26%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%62%61%
Master's degree 29%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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1901 Johns Lake Road
Clermont, FL 34711
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