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Lake Country Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 559 students

 

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Posted April 27, 2010

LOVE this school. Our school is currently growing leaders using, The Leader in Me, Leadership program. This is a leadership program based on Steven Covey's 7 Habits of Effective People. We also have hydroponic planters for each classroom, located outside of each gradelevel.This allows teachers to provide thier children access to unlimited hands-on explorations using the scientific method. In addition to the Hydroponic planters, we also have a school pond with it's own turtle and goldfish. The pond allows the children multiple opportunities to develop an understanding of what and who lives in a freshwater habit, as well as an understanding of water quality. Hands-on science is one of our goals to keeping children motivated and excited about school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 27, 2008

This is a school who's staff encourages parent involvement and loves the children. You can feel the family like atmosphere the moment you walk onto the campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

We moved from Broward County to Highlands county. Lake Placid is absolutely wonderful my son has had a smooth transition from Broward to Highlands. In my eyes this school deserves high grades across the board. Their teachers and support staff are all wonderful. If I had hand picked my son's teacher, I could not have done a better job. Mrs Rogers has done a wonderful job so far this year even with the 3rd grade stress of FCAT. Keep up the good work!' - April Bryant
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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
33%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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 "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Hispanic 47% 29%
White 41% 42%
Black 10% 23%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian 0% 3%
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 80%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 78%67%61%
Master's degree 22%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 basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Judy H Dyer
Fax number
  • (863) 699-5058

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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516 County Road 29
Lake Placid, FL 33852
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