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Round Lake Elementary School

Charter | K-5 | 882 students

 

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Posted October 3, 2013

My son Is 5 and he just started kindergarten he is doing Amazing. He can already read at a 1st grade level. I am so proud of him and his teacher they get along so well and she is a hard teacher with lots of structure but that's ok because in the long run this will help him as an adult to know how the world works. We are challenged also as parent to help our kids with reading, writing and mathematics. I want the best for my son as do all parents and I have nothing but awesome things to say I love the school and the teachers and the admins in the office are very helpful. The teachers encourage your kids to learn they keep them focused. Again I am so proud of everyone at Round Lake. Thank you all for all you do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2013

I am looking to move to this area. Can you tell me about this school. My son is adhd and my daughter is having a difficult time. Concerned about the comments with children w/disibilities....Plaese help!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2012

If your child doesn't have any special need, this may be the right school for him/her. In contrast, if your child has a disability or a special need but it isn't that evident, he/she will greatly suffer at this school. From bulling to blaming the parents , it's the type of support that you will find at Round Lake Elementary. Again, if your child does not have any problem, this is the school for your kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2012

I have nothing nice to say about this school and too many negative comments about it to post on here. However, I will say that I have pulled my daughter out of this school to homeschool her. She will be in the 3rd grade but already she has learned her time tables and even knows how to use a dictionary. BTW, school board cares not about what goes on in its school. I dont understand why they keep getting an A rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The teachers really know how to challenge their students so they can get the most out of what they are teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

My three children have been attending this school since 2003- I am so happy with most aspects of the education they have been receiving. (I attended private schools growing up & have high expectations...I would never place them in a school where they were not receiving a great education.) The admin is fairly strict & this helps to promote an environment that is conducive to learning. All 'Specials' are offered routinely throughout the week : P.E., Art, Sceince Lab,etc. There is even a Greenhouse for hands-on learning! Keep up the great work teachers, parents, and kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

My daughter has been attending Round Lake for 5 years. My son went to the highly rated local private school, and I found this school to be better than the private school. They have good caring teachers, great staff, and the administration is the best in the area. I just wish my daughter could continue at Round Lake through middle and high school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2007

Round Lake Elementary School has received an A grade once again. As a parent, I was extremely impressed with teacher involvement and educational guidance that was offered to my child. As a teacher, I am aware of the importance of parental involvement. Perhaps those parents who want to blame the institution or the educator for the child that 'slips' should get a little more invloved with the education process. This school does offer a number of programs for the struggling child such as BLITZ (a free after school tutoring program) and the aftercare program also offers homework assistance. Not to mention the vast majority of teachers who offer thier own time (unpaid) for after school private tutoring. This school has some awesome test scores to prove that they are doing something right. Way to go Round Lake!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2007

Great programs? What Programs? I asked my daughters teacher for any suggestions on programs I could put her in since she was falling far below where she should be and the only answer I got was get outside tutoring! The principle does not seem to be very involved and after speaking with him he really doesn't seem to care at all about my child's education. I am glad others love this school and have had great reviews but for my daughter this school failed her and didn't lift one finger to help her at all. I don't know about you but I want my child to matter, not to just be another number.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2007

I love this school. Every teacher my son has had has been wonderful. I talk with his teachers on a regular basis and they very open and helpful on what my son needs to work on. My son loves to talk and be friendly and they let him be himself and not make him into a robot who just sits there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2006

I have had nothing but problems with this school since moving to florida at the end of last school yaer. There is no principal involvement, you hardly ever see him. The teacher my child had didn't try to catch her up or give me any suggestions to keep her on track when my child told me they were lost and confused in class. As a result my childs grades started to slip. There were many other problems, too mant to list. We hope to move out of lake county very soon. If this is the best school in lake county I am very diaspointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

Round Lake has a great academic program, with emphasis on reading and math. The children are awarded for thier progress and are challanged daily to do the best they can. The children attend specials ie. science, art, phys. ed. music many times through out the week. I have been envolved with many different schools at all grade levels and have found that Mount Dora has great school, with Round Lake being the best elementary in the district. The childcare program for before and after school headed by miss Day is a great program that involves the children in group activities. I feel fortunate to have my child in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

This is a great school! In my opinion it is the best in Lake County!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

Our family has been relocated several time to several diffrent schools in diffrent states. We have been in Private as well as Public Schools. I find Round Lake Elementary to be one of the Best Schools my child has attended. The Faculty and Staff has gone over and above when we have needed things done. We have always been well informed when extracurricular activities are offered as well as tutoring programs. We are always involved and we give Round Lake Elementary a 'Two Thumbs Up'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2005

I am puzzled by the great reviews. Our experience at RLE has been disappointing at best. We have witnessed many occasions of rude, insensitive behavior by staff to students and parents. We are not aware of many extracurricular activities. Once we learned about the music and science opportunities, it was too late. When we inquired about new opportunities listed in the school newsletter, we infomed it probably does not exist. When we have needed to refer back to important documentation submitted to the school, more than once it has been lost. These are just a few examples, our disapointment runs deep because it is only a little sampling of what we have experienced or witnessed at RLE. Our family has moved around an average of every two years. This is our first move to Florida. Maybe from the inside this is a superior institution. Our take-two thumbs down!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2005

My children have been enrolled in several elementary schools in florida due to moves and this school is by far the best school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2005

RLE has a warm, caring learning atmosphere. They have been an 'A school' for the last 4 years, and maintain high academic standards.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 1, 2005

Round Lake has high academic standards. Since going to a charter school status, that has given them flexibility to offer more innovative programs and interventions for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2004

Round Lake is a great school. I have had children there since it opened. The faculty is helpful and want their school to be the best! That attitude carries through to the parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2004

In my experience, I have found both the teachers and staff very caring about my child not only in academics but also when it comes to character building. I appreciate that they don't just consider what they do as a job but as investment in our countries future. Thank you Round Lake Staff! Your the best.
—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 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
41%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
99%

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 "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

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
White 58% 42%
Hispanic 23% 29%
Black 12% 23%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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 49%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%62%61%
Master's degree 31%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Linda Bartberger
Fax number
  • (352) 735-1860

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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31333 Round Lake Rd
Mount Dora, FL 32757
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