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Orangewood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 593 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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Posted April 8, 2014

i dont like this school i dont like it i dont like it i dont like it


Posted June 12, 2009

Outstanding in all they do! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

Orangewood has been a positive experience overall for my children. The teachers are all great at teaching, but a few need to remember that they are teaching children. They need to remember to dicipline the children to 'teach' them, not punish them to hurt them inside. The support staff is great as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

hi i go to orangewood elementary and i think it is an exellent school to go to
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2006

I went to Orangewood Elementary a few years ago, and it was the greatest experience I have ever had. I went to 3 different elementary schools, and I went to Orangewood for three years, I wish I could've stayed there for 5th grade but I had to move. The teachers were wonderful, and the courses were great too. This was a really, genuinely great school, and I reccomend it for all of your kids.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 1, 2006

This school is great for students who are well motivated, good self starters. However there are alot of kids here that are disruptive and if your child is easily distracted they may have a tough time. The overall quality of teaching is high, but again sometimes it is hard for the teachers to do a good job with frequent outbreaks of misbehavior in the class. The library and access to computers is good.The children have each day one of the following: music, art or PE on a rotating basis. Ther is very little recess and often none at all.There are no organised sports, PE mostly seems to consist of running around a small track. A small group of parents are very involved, most are not. There are some wonderful teachers at this school. Mostly we have experienced problems because of other students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Orangewood is an incredible school. This is a place where 'going to the principal's office' is a huge treat -- Dr. Lohmeyer is one of my son's favorite people. But she is not the only person who exudes enthusiasm and affection for the students. From the assistant principal Mrs. Pescatrice, and the Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Lockard (who knows each and every child by name), to most of the teachers/staff we've encountered, everyone is dedicated to helping each child discover the best in himself. Equality, respect and character are valued at this school, and reinforced in ways that go home with your child. My son has thrived academically as well as emotionally. His test scores vastly improved; he is placed at an academic level that challenges him and he's excited to go to school every day. We are going to be sad to leave Orangewood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

I have really enjoyed the time that my kids have spent in this school. All the teachers were really nice and very helpful with the kids. The principal Dr Loymyer is an awesome person and loves each of the kids in the school as if they were her own. She is one of the very few people that I have seen that reward the kids and call them to the office for treats when doing something good. When I was in school you hated to be called to the principal's office and at this school it is an honor. She spends quality time with all the kids and makes them all feel special. She actually takes the time to walk the kids down to the light to cross the street in the afternoon to make sure they get home safe. If you are looking for a family atmosphere this is it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2004

I love Orangewood Elementary and I am sorry I have to leave. The Principal and Asst. Principal are the great 2 people you will ever meet. Not only are they giving of time and money but they are full of love. The teachers all have a great respect for the kids so in return treat them with a lot of love and kindness. I think each teacher over there is very well placed. They also allow parents to get as involved as they want. The PTA is strong and very helpful to what the kids need in school and don't get from the city. We have a lot of parent involvement which makes it easy to make sure your child is doing well in class. There are not enough good things I can say about Orangewood my kids went there for 3 years and we are sorry we have to leave.
—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 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
63%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 37% 23%
White 30% 42%
Hispanic 28% 29%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 74%66%61%
Master's degree 19%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 5%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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