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Flora Ridge Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 954 students

 

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2011:
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Posted April 18, 2014

I really love this school ;) Is absolute awesome , the teachers , personal the only bad thing are the parents they need participate more .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2013

I have no idea why this school only has a three!!! We moved here from out of state in the middle of the school year. My daughter's teacher is AMAZING! The Principal is AMAZING!!! The front office staff is always amazing! This school is all about educating children in a respectful, structured, fun environment. My daughter and I both love Flora RIdge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2013

I have lives in the Stonefield Community for 12 years. I have three kids from age 5-15 years old. We lives in a great community. Flora Ridge Elementary is not top notch school. Some of the critic about the school is not organized is true. However, I see the school is doing much better. Very focus on teaching kids not to be bully. A new principal and new teachers who coming are very knowledgeable. As much as the school bears the responsibility, the parent need to behave in appropriate manner. I have seen many parent who are refused to follow the rule. Cry about every little things, but not doing anything about it. Parent involvement is very important for the school. So let get involve, and stop complaing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

I have to say i hope every parent when moving to a community always check reviews on the schools because i moved from nj to fl 19 mths ago and the only reason was for family little did i know that osceola school district is horrible unorganized and the area to ghetto for me i come from a diverse community and a community where teachers nieghbors and students come together and from the moment my son stepped foot in this school he was misplaced on the bus 2 days in a row i was freaking out called the school and the bored and they didnt even kniw what was going on once my lease was done this past jan i was ready to move back to jersey till i moved to hunters creek and it was the best thing i could have done for my family and i my child now goes to john young elementry and what a differance calm collective snd organized and very professional flora ridge can not compare and as for osceola county its sad that they dont care for students the way they should!!! And the staff unprofessional and the teachers should have a dress code that is appropriate along with the volunteers its a shame as for some of the teachers i feel sorry because its not there fault.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2012

Well my son transferred here from another school in Orange county and all i can say is believe what you read... I use to think that negative reviews were just made by angry people in general and ignore them but now I know better and this is my first ever review of anything. My son loved school before and is now crying everyday I drop him off. The staff is very rude and makes you feel uncomfortable. On his first Wednesday early release I forgot so I went to pick him up and noticed the car rider line was empty...OMG I ran into that office and there he was just sitting there...no phone call???? REALLLY??? An hour after dismissal? I am a very involved parent and hate this school for making me feel like i am doing them a disservice by asking questions regarding my sons education! Cant wait for this year to be over with....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2011

I have two of my children attending Flora Ridge. Its their first year in Flora Ridge and I can tell its the worst school that my kids are attended. We come from Lee vista area and schools there are great. Orange county schools its much much better than osceola. The school staff are very rude and have a horrible attitude with parents and they dont know was going on in the school. School dismissal is terrible.... In overall a gave -0 to this school and the school grade comes from D to C OMG!!! HORRIBLE SCHOOL.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2011

Today was the first day of my kids school. There was so proper system to drop your kid. Only KG's were allowed inside with the parents and rest of students have to go alone. I need to ask the school why? were it only first day for KG's not for other kids even they are in 1 or 2 or 3rd grade they r kids too and it was there first day too? There was no communication b/w the teachers, office and principal. Teachers doesn't know what are the school policies. they don't know the schedule for the lunch, the answer i got was its first day, yeah i know its first day but you all should be prepared. They told me to call after an hr and now when I am calling the school No one is picking up the phone its only going to answering machine. Really poor management for the school. The school has a "C" grade, OMG i couldn't believe my eyes when I received the letter congratulating that school has become from "D" grade to "C" grade. I don't know how to rate this school, I want to give them a big ZERO or negative all over. We are moving back to hunter's creek so alteast our kids can go to a nice school and where school knows what is going on in their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2011

mi hija estuvo un semestre completo en kinder en esa escuela y solo le ensenaban lo que ya sabia en prekinder. una vez me llamaron para decir que mi hija estaba ausente, me asuste porque yo la habia enviado en bus. fue un error de ellos.y en otra ocacion no subieron a mi hija en bus en su segundo dia de clases y me pidieron que fuera a buscarla , pero yo no tenia carro, por eso yo la enviaba en bus. ademas de castigar a mi hija por no seguir intrucciones en ingles, si ella solo habla espanol, estaba aprendiendo ingles en kinder!! LO UNICO BUENO< SU MAESTRA SOLON HOGAR Y ESTRUCTURA DE LA ESCUELA. me mude para poinciana, ahora va a palmetto y rapido vi la diferencia. ha aprendido muchisimo y el personal no es inresponsable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

i don't even know where to begin in rating this school.. from 1-10 I give it a negative 20. They talk the talk about wanting parents involved and when we do try they treat the parents like unwanted guests- the office staff is ALWAYS RUDE.. especially the principals assistant Ms. LeBlanch- she has a horrible attitude and is rude and obnoxious. My child has been bullied and nothing has been done! The worst thing I've done is buy in Kissimmee- we are selling and moving back to Hunters Creek so my children can be in a 'real' school. Imagine a fifth grader going to computer classes with Mrs Vickers who is not even a teacher, and they play kindergarten games while she eats and screams at the kids if they complain for being bored!! UNBELIEVABLE!! This is just scratching the surface!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2010

We would like to bring into light, the situation we are having with our child, a kindergarten student of Flora Ridge Elementary School of Kissimmee. My child is being bullied by several class mates. We have spoke to the principal and assistant principal several times this year in regards to our concerns. With all due respect i think our complaint have fallen onto death ears. they are many concern, and I think the principal has failed us and the other students and our community and should be considered ti be REPLACED. You might think I'm extreme, but i have spoken to several of my neighbor and faculty and we all agreed that this school lack leadership and a hand on person ti fix the bullying and lack and follow thru, so many of our neighbor place there children in other schools and even make financial sacrificed and place them into private school due to they feel that our neighborhood elementary school is not fit for there kids after they gave up on the lack leadership Principal, an opportunity to serve our children, for she does not severe the best interest of our children. Respectfully!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2010

I have been having problems with this school since my kids started.It's very unorganized.After a year the school realizes I moved and demanded that I change my kids school.(They should of informed me of this before my kids even started) The kids were devastated.The Administrative staff did not even care.Another situation, one day they called me to tell me that my child was sick when I got to the school the child that was sick was not even mine.Unbelievable.This school is horrible.


Posted September 17, 2009

My granddaughter just started going there and she loves it! Her kindergarden teacher is so nice.


Posted April 8, 2009

My kids are doing great.They love this school.Before they use to go to Poinciana Elementary.And they didn't like that school.And since they are in this school they love to go to school.Teachers and staff are great.keep up the good job!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

My son came to this school from being in Reedy Creek first. He hated that school. Now this school has been the best experience he has had yet. He has learned so much here. And also the teachers have tought him how to have high self-esteem and to believe in himself and that he can be whoever he wants to be. Which is great because my son didn't believe in himself and hated school but not anymore thanks to the teachers from Flora Ridge Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

Teachers and staff are great! Very friendly always available to assist with any questions ot concerns you may have. very safe environment, front doors are locked once the bell rings ensuring that anyone who comes in after that must enter through the office to access the school. parents are also encouraged to be proactive in the school by volunteer work or simply coming in and having lunch with their kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

Flora Ridge Elementary is a well administered and high tech school. From flat screen TV's in every classroom to ELMO Projection systems, Audio enhanncement systems this school is set for the future of digital learning. We are also earmarked for state of the Art Digital whiteboards.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
86%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
37%
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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 73%
White 14%
Black 7%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%60%61%
Master's degree 36%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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  • MS. SANDRA LAUGHREY
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2900 Dyer Boulevard
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