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Laurel Oak Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 798 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 22, 2014

My two children attended this school this past year. Friendly parents, staff and children. School follows all District rules. Unfortunately, school does not foster a sense of community with zero after school events hosted at the school. Once per month McDonald's night is it. Seagate and Pelican Marsh have higher volunteer and donation levels. Heavy focus on remediation, but not on highly performing students (except gifted, they get their own class which creates average to below average performance in remaining classes). School has a "good" reputation but this is definitely not a "great" school. Disappointed. Everyone is nice but they are not doing what other schools are able to accomplish which is disappointing and somewhat surprising considering the affluence in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

Great school, great teachers, great involvemet of parents, my kids love it and me too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2013

Administrators are very approachable and warm! They interact throughout the day with students in positive ways. This is my third year as a parent at Laurel Oak. I was an elementary school teacher before moving to Florida so I only sought out the best schools for my children to attend. My children have had wonderful teachers who truly care. I haven't been disappointed! There are many volunteers at this school and parents are very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

I am a former student of this school. I was there from 2nd grade to 4th grade I'm in 5 grade now and live in Boca. I loved loe even though I haven't been there in quite a while I still bet I no my way around. Everything is great there and I absolutely loved the dress code. At my school now I have to wear uniform ukk. if a parent is reading this right now pls low that laurel oak elementary school is a great place for your child


Posted May 22, 2011

our daughter has been in LOE since 2 years and we are very happy with the school and education system. Great teachers and smily face staff. perfect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

Huge lice problem at LOE!Teachers are not allowed to inform parents about lice outbreaks. Teachers are not provided with any ways to help curb the problem. Example: ALL students use the same set of four or five headphones at the computers in the classroom. Nurse will call parent about lice in your child's hair, but can't require you pick them up or treat it.All backpacks are lumped together, and students use same headphones in Computers class. Admistration is too worried about privacy laws instead of actually coming up with ways to help this problem. They have our hands tied.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 19, 2011

Shocked this school is rated so highly! Have volunteered for years, and have seen this school decline RAPIDLY due to the lack of good administration and POOR teaching. I had two daughters in school at LOE and a little girl at home about to start pre-k. Moved my older two to private due to the HUGE LACK of classtime being spent on actually education. We are not the only ones leaving either several in our neighborhood alone have pulled their kids from LOE recently. These are 0(outstanding) or A students who are leaving. Over 325 students on the playground at once, and only one assistant to supervise. Over 3 classes combine together to go to related arts with only ONE teacher except for PE or gym where they will have two teachers and even MORE students. Even more shocking NOT all the teachers are certified to teach, they don't tell you that until you ask, just like the bullying on the playground where I found out ONLY one assistant is watching 325 students at one time. Get out while you can! The principal is set to retire soon, and the AP is a joke! Hopefully, they will place the Assistant Principal elsewhere, and bring in NEW SMARTER leaders! This school is a nightmare!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

My kids have just started at this school this year after being in a private school. We are very happy with the academics ata this school and the staff and would have switched much sooner if we had known it was this good. And our kids love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

My children attend Laurel Oak and I am extremely satisfied. The school staff is very friendly and safe. I am also very happy academicly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

wonderful school. fantastic teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2006

I have been at Laurel Oak for 5 years now and each year I am more delighted with the experience my children are having. It is a very large school but safety and structure are priorities. If you want to be involved with your school, you are welcome here at Laurel Oak.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2005

My experience with Laurel Oak Elementary has been excellent. The teachers, assistants,Deans and Principals are very hands on with the children. The atmosphere is friendly, cooperative and very positive. A great many of the parents volunteer on a weekly basis giving another dimension of support to the school. There are plenty of activities and opportunities for the children to participate and learn in a caring and pleasant environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2005

Quality of academic program was good. Second language (italian) was taught starting in grade K. Choice of two onsite after school programs. Sports Camp offered good extracurricular activities ie gymnastics, cheerleading, soccer, baton twirling practice that my daughter enjoyed. Parents welcome in classroom and to come for lunch in courtyard with child and up to three friends. Both teachers and administrative staff very accessible. No tolerance bullying policy with immediate intervention by trained school counselor. Good holiday activities for the whole school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2005

I think Laurel Oak is a good school. I think that it is in need of some extra support from teacher aids or para professionals in the classroom.The children that are gifted or need some resource help could use some support. The Collier County School Board needs to address this issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

I have had a good experiences with Laurel Oak's teaching and office staff. There is great parent and family participation and my child feels very secure in her environment.
—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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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 73%
Hispanic 18%
Asian 3%
Black 3%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%50%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%2%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Naples, FL 34119
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