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Dommerich Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 584 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 4, 2013

Dommerich is nestled in a nice residential neighborhood where parents move to send their kids to the school. The quality of the school reflects the parental involvement. The principal is excellent and makes every effort to meet the needs of every child. This basically is a free, high-performing private school (well, aside from taxes anyway). It actually is one of the smaller elementary schools in Orange County. Very close knit and personal. Everybody knows your kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

Despite of it being a large school, it is very welcoming. The teachers are excellent and the parents are very involved. The principal communicates with families weekly and although it is a public school, it feels like private. Everyone knows each other and truly cares to make a difference in children's lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2013

My children went to Dommerich spanning over 14 yrs with last year 2012 being our last year there. We could not have asked for a better school for all 3 of my children. My children have excelled at Dommerich and the teachers and staff were awesome. Very much a feeling of family and community at that school and a great stepping stone to their future. I was a substitute teacher there also for 7 yrs. and know from that point of view that there isn't another school like it!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2012

We are fairly new to the area (a little over one year); my daughter just completed her first year at dommerich. I was reluctant to send her to an OCPS due to the horrible reviews we hear about so often. I have to admit the school suprised my wife and I time and time again. The facility is fairly new and sits in a quiet setting of a nice neighborhood. The teachers are knowledgeable and practice very open communication with the parents. Like many OCPS schools they offer utilities for parents to stay involved such as update emails and a website that provides information relating to upcoming events and school activities. In the mornings some of the students host a "Live" t.v. broadcast news report for all students to watch. The parents of dommerich students are exceedingly involved, more so than any school I have ever seen. School officials orchestrated several successfull events to bring the community together. The school is proud to assist scouting and other similar extra curricular activities. Dommerich has to be one of the best schools in the greater orlando area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2010

I have to laugh about the parent that blasted Dommerich Elementary, And 2 days before school was out. They do not bus children in from other areas. The children that attend Dommerich actually live in Maitland and the zoned area which is around Dommerich. So I question the review left here blasting Dommerich. They failed to mention the many extra cirricular activities such as golf lessons and a strings music section available 4 & 5th graders. That poster must be confusing this school with Lake Sybelia Elelmentary. They bus in children from other areas, and have an awful reputation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2010

If this school is a 9, I would hate to see what anything lower is like. Orange County district is rated one of the lowest in Florida. New building, new administraton, more kids being bussed in from other areas. Do yourself a favor and spend the money now for private school and maybe you won't have to pay for Community college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2009

Dommerich continues to challenge my kids to use higher level thinking skills and not just rote facts. The teachers are among the finest in the county, if not the state, and are allowed to do their job with the tremendous support of parents. My kids love this school and the tight-knit, caring community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

This school is one of the best schools in the county. I was honored to do my senior internship here. The staff is amazing, caring, and positive. You could not find a better atmosphere for a child to grow and learn in. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking for best education!!


Posted May 12, 2007

My daughter has gone to Dommerich for two years. The teachers are dedicated and caring teachers who continue to find innovative ways to teach. The principal is very involved and is a great example of a leader. SAC is well attended and sets high goals for the school. There is a running club in the morning three days a week, and after school golf lessons twice a week. Strings is offered for 4th and 5th graders. The music teacher is wonderful and puts on several shows a year. The Library is well stocked and the media specialist runs a clever news program each morning. Parents are encouraged to help in every area and it shows! The parent involvement is phenomenal and so is the PTA. The physical building is old, but is scheduled to be rebuilt in the next two years. Safety and discipline are stressed! Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

Great school with tons of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2005

A lackluster school with terrible physical facilities. Poor leadership from the top down. Our neighborhood has several kids that transferred to Catholic and other private schools who seem to be much more progressed in areas of math, science and reading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

One of the reasons why this school is always an A school is the parent involvement that is evident in the classroom and through the schools PTA. The teachers really care about their students and the parents hold the teachers responsible and accountable for upholding a strong learning environment. We have been truly blessed to be part of this school environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

I'm disappointed in the email response time of many teachers, however I believe overall it is a good school. I also think the strings program is a great opportunity for the students and am impressed with the level of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2005

Excellent teachers, poor administrators. My children enjoyed the strings program offered for 4th and 5th grade. High parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2004

Well, I am not a parent, but I graduated from Dommerich in 1995. The memories I have of Dommerich still make smile whenever I think about the awesome teachers, staff, and school atmosphere. I truly believe that the elementary years are a crucial milestone in the life of a person, and I know that Dommerich has played a role in helping me to be the driven person I am today. Thank you Dommerich!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 1, 2003

I am not a parent but i am Joe Donnelly and I went to this school since first grade.I left in fith grade and i think this school is one of the best schools in the county.


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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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
89%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
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
White 70%
Black 13%
Hispanic 12%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 132%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%66%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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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Maitland, FL 32751
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