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The Villages Elementary Of Lady Lake School

Public | PK-5 | 810 students

 

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Posted May 28, 2014

My granddaughter is in 3rd grade this year and is doing an amazingly great job thanks to the amazing teaching staff. I taught elementary grades for 30 years and am overwhelmed at the progress she has made. Thank You!!


Posted May 27, 2014

My granddaughter had a rough time last year in first grade. She has been diagnosed with ADHD this year. Change of teacher made her have a great year. School and School Administrators worked amazingly well with us. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

My school is a great school for my 2nd grade granddaughter. The classes are small enough for the teachers to be able to give extra assistance to those students who are in need of extra attention such as my granddaughter. The school makes sure the kids not only learn but makes learning fun for the children by adding extra curriculum activities for the children. Security is good and I have found the school's staff to be friendly & helpful when needed.


Posted September 20, 2013

My child just started this school this fall and thus far we've had problems with bullying and the teachers. We've tried communicating with them but all we get us about 10 minutes of their time because they're to busy to take time before or after school to meet with concerned parents. I have never witnessed such rush from teachers in my life. I have other children I have put through school and I swear I've never seen such nonsense. I would love to post the actual teachers name on here because I believe she is personally out for my child. Be very aware of your child at all times at this school!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

I was very impressed in the faculty's determination to help all the children to pass the FCAT. Providing after school tutoring was amazing and the willingness to go to the county to fight on her behalf in case she failed. No other school has ever done that for any of my other children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2013

Bullying is rampant and no one does anything about it. Not enough supervision for kids is half the problem (before classes start, during lunches/recess, and during dismissal). You can drop your kids off in the morning and they can turn around and walk right out the gate because there's no security. Also, curriculum is not challenging, seems to be easier work than other school districts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers are all very knowledgeable and caring of all the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2009

My 8year old, and 5 year old go to VELL, and they absolutely love it!!! Principal, teachers and all the stuff are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

We have custody of our grandson and he has attended this school since kindergarten now going into fourth grade. We could not ask for more academically. After seeing his FCAT scores we are more satisfied than ever. As far as music, art and sports, I think they offer an excellent program that has included an awesome field day and other activities for the students. The parents of these children seem to really care and be very involved in alot of activities and also seem to care about the academic program here and really seem to be on top of these students which of course makes for a great student body. The staff at this school is the absolute best, we don't think you can find better. They are always very helpful and available and always on top of things! Awesome school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2007

Both of my boys attend. Each time I visit I am made aware of how much attention is given to all aspects of the students well being and education. I agree not only does Mr. Wolf know each child he also remembers the parents. My boys brag that they were chosen to read to Mr.Wolf. The teachers that my children have had,have always shown they were interested in the whole student. The cafeteria staff are pleasant and show the same standards that the administration shows. Thank you to all who have made my sons year educational and enjoyable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2007

We recently moved here from overseas and were lucky enough to be accepted at Villages Elementary Lady Lake . What a phenomenal organization! From the Principal to the custodians, everyone works together for the children's best interest. The level of education and teacher engagement is something that we are overly so satisfied with - I cant seem to find anything wrong. My children say the same - although they wouldn't mind having recess - they have basically stopped complaining about it ..because they are constantly being awarded for their academic achievements. Daily, they come home with another story about how they got a sticker or a certificate or a party to acknowledge their academic determination/success! Thank you VELL for making my kids happy scholars! I am so grateful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2006

Great school, the best teaching staff and Mr. Wolf knows each and every child by his first name. This school really cares and gets the job done! A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

Both of my children currently attend Villages Elementary of Lady Lake. We love this school. Starting with the principle all the way down to the annual Fall Festival. The children always come first. If you have any questions or problems the office staff is always warm and friendly. The teachers are very concerned with each child's education and well being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

This is a very good school and most of the teachers are wonderful. If you sign up your children be specific to the administrators what type of teacher your child works best. Nurturing, disciplined etc...
—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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
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 63% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
81%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
98%

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 "B".
  • 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 64%
Hispanic 17%
Black 10%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 73%62%61%
Master's degree 25%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. DAVID BORDENKIRCHER
Fax number
  • (352) 751-0117

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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695 Rolling Acres Road
Lady Lake, FL 32159
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Phone: (352) 751-0111

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