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Thornebrooke Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 750 students

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Posted June 7, 2014

This is a wonderful school. The staff and administration is outstanding. We have 3 kids at the school and have had 6 wonderful years there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My son has great experience at his school. He enjoys all the computer learning programs. Principal and teachers work hard with parents to make ensure bully free environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2012

Enriched learning for the children with smart boards in every classroom, computer programs that tailor to each child's reading ability, premium teaching staff that is stable at the school, unbeatable Drama program and support. After care program is fabulous as well as there are other educational programs one can enroll their child in: Dance, Drama, Golf, Spanish and Music. Media Center (aka library) is outstanding, outfitted with a smart board and ample computers ... and not to mention a very smart and kind librarian! My daughter is in 1st grade, she's attended this school for one year now. I chose the school based on the FCAT scores versus other schools in the area, but this school has exceeded my expectations in ways I didn't know it could. Thanks, Thornebrooke! Parent involvment is through the roof with a stellar PTO! There are always social events for the school organized by the PTO. Such a warm, nurturing school that is run by a budgetary genious: Mr. Daniels, the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2011

We moved from another OCPS and it was night and day. Thonebrooke is on top of there education process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2011

This school is excellent. Great teachers, great kids, great parents. I really have nothing negative to say. Between my four kids, I have been involved with four elementary schools and Thornebrooke is definitely the best -- even better than the private schools in the area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2010

This is the most fantastic school! I have 3 children. All with different learning styles. All were very accomodated. The Drama/Dance program is unbelievable. The special tutoring for my daughter was much needed. The computer software this school has is hard to match for all children. The PTO and fundraisers allow this school to be top notch. Behind Thornebrooke is a gated neighborhood. There will be nothing more memorable than my walking my kids to/from school throughout their elementary school years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

My son was staffed in the Autism program at Thornebrooke from another zone. The entire staff at this school is amazing. Each teacher has an intimate awareness of the needs of special kids and each person was willing to go out of their way to help whenever needed. This school is so outstanding that we transferred our daughter from our home school (as sibling of an ESE student) so that she could benefit from the excellent teaching and programs. Thornebrooke has given so much to our kids -- we could never say enough good things about this school, the principal Mr. Daniels, and the entire staff. They go 'above and beyond' for the students every single day! We love Thornebrooke!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

I have two children at Thornebrooke - this is the best school with the best teachers! I could not be happier!!! Thanks for the great experience!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

The principal is the 'best', the drama program is fabulous. Great library.
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Posted May 21, 2010

My children love going to school each day at Thornebrooke. They look forward to all academics that Thornebrooke has to offer. Our family feels fortunate to have our kids attending a school such as Thornebrooke which champions our kids to be well rounded from math -> drama->reading->art!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

Thornebrooke is an AWESOME school, the teachers are excellent and the kids are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

They have worked as hard as they can to make sure my children are successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

I love all the teachers!! It's an AWESOME School!!
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Posted May 20, 2010

Great staff that cares about the students. Great students also!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

I love Thornebrooke for so many reasons. When my son was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome I was devastated and worried about how he would succeed in school. With the phenomenal teachers and staff at this school has made it the most wonderful experience. I have developed great relationships with the teachers and staff. They truly care about their students, they are involved. As a parent you only want your children to be happy. My younger son attends Thornebrooke on a sibling transfer since Thornebrooke isn't our home school. He is a straight A student and he loves being recognized and rewarded. The parties and goal setting they set as a class really helps these kids succeed. My experience has been wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Thornebrooke provides a caring supportive environment for students with autism and their peers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2009

I love this school for my child the fifth grade teachers are the best!!! mrs jones is awesome she is funnny yet serious !!! i love her i wish she taught all grades! if she did every single school would be a++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

Being new to the area and to Florida, I was initially apprehensive, especially after hearing other parents moan and groan about the education system in FL. Therefore I was pleasantly surprised with the academic levels at Thornebrooke. My little Kindergartener is taught more than what I expect for Kindergarten, and continually challenged and encouraged. The teachers are all really great; kind and caring. The other nice thing about this school is that it has the community / neighborhood feel. A number of students are children of nearby small business owners, the teachers, who themselves live in the community, etc. Even the very excellent crossing guard has grandkids in the school! This translates to lots of support for the school from the surrounding community. Parents with kids who transferred in also believes this is one of the best schools their kids have attended. Definitely recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

There should be more extracurricular activities. Golf was great! What about art club? computer club? etc... teachers are patient and kind and most go out of their way to make sure each child understands and comprehends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2007

Throne brooke is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
94%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 62%
Hispanic 16%
Black 11%
Asian 9%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 72%66%61%
Master's degree 28%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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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Florida A Rated School - all years (2010)
  • Florida 5-Star School Award - past seven years (2011)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • MR. CHRISTOPHER DANIELS
Fax number
  • (407) 909-1318

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities

Resources

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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601 Thornebrooke Drive
Ocoee, FL 34761
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Phone: (407) 909-1301

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