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Lake Placid Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 859 students

 

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Posted December 27, 2013

Lake Placid Elementary is a wonderful school in many ways. The teachers are caring, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. They are passionate about helping their students learn. My son is also ADHD and the teachers were great! They carefully worked with us to help him thrive with appropriate accommodations. The level of academic rigor and support in the curriculum is also strong. No doubt the teachers deserve praise for their teaching abilities. They are truly exemplary! Their new principal is kind, attentive, and supportive of parents and teachers alike--not any easy balance. My only concerns are with their facilities. Our kids and their wonderful teachers deserve so much more! The bathrooms are old and some sinks are loose and pose a safety hazard. Their cleanliness is also sub-par. Admittedly, it is a school and kids will be kids. Yet, these seem particularly bad. If the goal is to keep our kids in school and learning, it would help if the bathroom were cleaned more regularly given the number of students, staff, and parents who use them. The school cafeteria also could be expanded. So--top notch teachers, great principal, facilities need work so we can keep it that way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

If your child is high functioning autistic, do NOT send them here! This school does not have the knowledge of the disorder nor the resources to properly educate children with special needs. The district has minimal resources but anyone with a special needs child knows that minimal is not sufficient. One teacher in particular was great (5th grade) but as a school, they are very poor in resources. They will not understand your child's needs and send DCF to your house instead. Beware. Send your child to a private school instead where they will get the help they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

We moved from broward county to Highlands county. Lake Placid is absolutely wonderful my son has adhd and was struggling in school in broward county thanks to the care and concern of the staff at lake placid he was on the honor roll all year long it was incredible. In my eyes this school deserves High grades across the board. Keep up the good work!
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Posted April 4, 2005

Wonderful teachers with innovative teaching skills. The degree of enthusiasm and involvement with students is what is most impressive. Parents are somewhat involved, but could be encouraged to do more. Extracurricular programs are good, but more programs specializing in the arts would be an improvement. Children locally are not always able to take advantage of dance & music classes. They have a 5th grade band which is really good for the students. Overall, it was a great school and provided a good foundation for my child's education.
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Posted September 30, 2004

My daughter went to LPMS from K-5th grade. The teachers and principals are very committed to the students and made it a fun, exciting place to learn. The FCAT tests scores don't always tell the whole story - this area has a large % of seasonal farmworkers, most have English as a 2nd language, that makes the test scores lower. They kept my daughter challenged with special curriculum and even moved her to another grade level for certain subjects. While I do think the gifted program for the whole county needs improvements, the program was successful due to an innovative, caring teacher. I chose LPMS over private school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
84%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

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 "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 41%
Hispanic 39%
Black 16%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 82%67%61%
Master's degree 18%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. CAREY L CONNER
Fax number
  • (863) 699-5079

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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101 Green Dragon Drive
Lake Placid, FL 33852
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