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Loughman Oaks Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1063 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 25, 2014

Lack of communication is my biggest complaint about this school. We moved here with only 3 months of school left. It took 3 weeks to get them registered/enrolled due to the requirements. I have two boys, 3rd & 5th grade at LOE. Although my sons 3rd grade teacher would reply to agenda notes, nothing came home about projects or special days for the classroom for either of them. My sons would at the last minute say 'Hey mom, I need this or we're doing this'...Not good in my book. My son was excited about 5th grade graduation and parents were all invited to an outside (in June) ceremony in which only academic certificates, awards & scholarships were given out. There were some parents there whose child received nothing. What happened to nice graduation ceremonies where every child got a little diploma? There are a lot of children at this school. I was told when we enrolled it was something like 800+. I was amazed at how many trailers they have for the overflow. And just in the past 2 weeks have added at least 6 more. I am currently trying to get my kids into a charter school. There just have been some things I don't care for in a school happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2014

I would not recommend this school to anyone I know with children my child's age. This school is like sending your child to a military school. The teachers complain about every little thing a child does. It's like they don't know they are dealing with kids, they want mini adults. They have unrealistic expectations for children. There is no pleasing the staff at this school. When it comes down to something bad that happens they fail to notify the parent. It's like they hope we won't find out so they don't have to put the work into the issue at hand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

Be careful when you enroll your child at this school it is a prison for kids two of my kids attend this school right now kindergarten and third grade they only get recess one time a week for my kindergartner and my third grader has to pay to get recess I mean come on there kids they need burn off some energy every day to be able to focus and the nation is worried about childhood obesity and recess is a good way to burn calories from running around all this school does is promoting childhood obesity my third grader has over nine hours of homework every week and he didn't get off the bus till 4:30 that is much for any kid so be careful of this school I will be pulling my kids out with in this next week and home schooling with K12 and will not return to this prison of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

As my daughter have attended private school, I was weary about sending my child to a Public school. This school not only has changed my perception of public education but has exceeded my expectations. The teachers, faculty and Principal are always available if needed. I couldn't be happier with the foundation for learning this school provides for my daughter and highly reccomend this institution to anyone who is looking for a GREAT elementary school for their children. First impressions are the most important and this is what I've experienced as a first time parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

I was a bit hesitant after reading comments and hearing things...but I am so happy that I decided to put my child at Loughman Oaks. Everyone from the office staff - custodians - lunch room workers - teachers - as well as administration is caring and wants the BEST for EVERY child to succeed. Any question or concern has been readily addressed and I feel my child is more than prepared for next year due to the incredible education he has recieved this year. Althought the FCAT scores don't always do justice to what happens every day in the classroom, we must remember that is a one day one shot test - and the stress and pressure on the teachers and students (and parents) is unreal. My child is exposed to so many positive learning situations - not only reading and math, but also science and social studies. As a parent, I am invited to attend regular parent involvement activities and feel valued and listend to. I know that my child is in good hands, and will be well prepared for the future while he is at Loughman.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

Loughman Oaks Elementary is a wonderful school, where all the staff is committed to childrens success. It is easy to hide behind a computer screen and spew negative and false things about a school or a teacher. Students are successfull when parents are involved, there is research to support that theory. You can spend all the money in the world and have the best and brightest teacher, but if the parents does not emphasize education as a priority and does not spend quality time with their child,( such as reading to them for 15 minutes a day) school grades will remain at the bottom. I do not see these ratings as a reflection of the school , I see it as more of a reflection of home life .
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Posted April 16, 2013

The school has a high turnover rate. Gossip and accusations run high. This, in turn, reflects on the quality of education.


Posted April 15, 2013

The school is horrible. They spent maybe $500,000 on this school. The classrooms most are in portables, and the teachers don't even like it. It's in a rich community and by no means should this school exist to what it is. They have Davenport School of the Arts which is impossible to get into because most children from this school try to transfer there. Knives have been found on the playground by my children. Definitely not recommended and this needs to be fully evalulated by the School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2012

Very unhappy with this school. The teacher has zero communication from me. Will not answer notes in the agenda book, never sends home any work, etc. I would not recommend this school at all and am working hard to get my child out. I will say the principal has been working to make improvements. Unfortunately it's not enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2012

i wouldnt enroll a hampster at this school....took 2 years to get a IEP while my child just sat in a room with 17 other children doing nothing as he needed special attention...theres is NO communication with staff at this school your always wrong
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2011

Our children (5th, 4th and 2nd grades) were moved out of a private school to Loughman's elementary and all I can say about this school is positive. My eldest child (5th grade) comes home talking about the fun he has had learning for the first time in years and the agendas and homework seem far more organized. If we have had any concerns, (ie., our children were taught in cursive and we wanted to ensure they kept this up), the faculty have been very responsive to us. The children don't receive as much homework as they received in their previous school but to us that has taken a lot of pressure off of them - they get to relax rather than having an extra two hours of study. We all look for a work/life balance and I think it's important that is instilled with children too. My children were far too stressed at their previous school with the unreasonable expections demanded of them and they seem incredibly happy at Loughmans. I am looking forward to volunteering as soon as my paperwork is processed as I know my skills can benefit the school and as a parent I would like to be a part of helping this school to be successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2011

My Children have attended Loughman Oaks for years ( I have one in 4th and one in 3rd) they have loved going there since the beginning. I have to admit that in the beginning the school was not all it was cracked up to be, but once the principal was changed the school has become a great place for learning. Every year my children have had stellar teachers. and this year I keep in touch with them via email and phone calls. I make the biggest difference in my children's education by being active and interested in what is going on in their educational experience while there. when my spouse volunteered there while out of work, she had an inside view of what goes on with the children. You would not believe how many children's agendas come back unsigned by their parents. Parent teacher meeting requests go unanswered and so much more. YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE PEOPLE. Get involved in your childs education, visit when you can.. An involved parent(s) keeps staff and teachers on their toes; lets them know that what they do will not go un-noticed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

Maybe if we start helping our teachers more the children could learn more. Its not fair to expect teacher to do all they do and get paid less. Please think about this.... your children's teachers have gone to college for many years to get a bachelor or masters degree to teach your children and you think they should be paid 32,000 a year. Many people that go to college with the same degree but going into any other field we would think nothing about paying more. Why do we feel that the people that are here molding our children are worth so much less then others in our. community? You expect the teachers to raise, groom, mold and teach your children everything but don't want them to be paid for it.


Posted January 10, 2011

Not happy at all with this school, my children have been in it for awhile and they are not happy in it. I am trying to get them into a charter school or anything that's better than this, and if I could rate it lower I would. All in all, I see little to no homework, books can't be brought home, nothing really written in the agenda's on what's going on, I feel totally in the dark and even more so after speaking with the teachers, thats if they bother to call you back....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2010

If I could only rate them a 1/4 of a star I would because they aren't even worth one full star. It took a month before I was able to get my kids in school because they wouldn't take them in until they got proof of where we were staying at after moving her from California. So I moved elsewhere to get them in a school and it is rated way better then this one. And I didn't have to go through all the stuff this one was having me do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

Front office leadership with helpful attitude would be appreciated. Turning parents away without trying to help them out or problem-solve is very distrubing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

The front office because of the rudeness, I think hopes to keep parents away. The school seems they want to keep the parents away so they won't see what the students have to go through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

My daughter spent two years at LOE. It was a great experience and we are very pleased. Dr. Lamb and her staff have done a great job bringing up the standards. I expect that they will keep on doing well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

The school has come a long way with the new principal-I think the teachers are working harder because of the respect they have for her-office staff is really nice and the school loves their volunteers-
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2009

Teachers do their best. The staff cares for the children. More parents need to be involved in their children's education instead of expecting the school to do it all.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
35%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
70%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

147 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
40%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "C".
  • 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

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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
Hispanic 45%
White 36%
Black 13%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 14%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 78%66%61%
Master's degree 21%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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4600 US Highway 17 92 North
Davenport, FL 33837
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