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Ucp East Charter School

Charter | PK-5 | 255 students

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5 stars

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Posted June 18, 2014

I have two children at this school. The experience has been wonderful for both of them. One of my daughters has autism and the staff has been caring, motivated and professional. She has been able to progress academically and socially. My other daughter is a" typical " child and she loves it. Her FCAT scores were high and she loves the art component . The facility is clean and staff well qualified. Communication with teachers is great. But, commnication with administration is lacking slightly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

This school is all about appearances. 1) Not all therapies are actually provided, and some that are provided are poorly administered or not carried out at all. Most therapists sit down next to the teachers' assistants and make notes (or at least that's what they seem to be doing) and that's it. How do managers keep track of the quality and number of therapy sessions? Are they cooking the books? What is Medicaid doing about this issue? 2) Likewise, some teachers don't interact with the kids. They just sit down or hang around while the assistants follow their orders. Teachers are supposed to direct, to guide, but these act more like sitting cows than professionals or mothers. 3) Now, the facilities seem great. However, sometimes the stench to sewage in the interior is almost unbearable. You see, in the lot next to this location there is a huge sewage tank as tall as the structure of the UCP building, but nobody says or does anything about it! Also, just take a look at the restrooms! If you want to enroll your kid in UCP, think twice before doing so, and if you feel privileged because your child is already there, then open your eyes wide and act in consequence.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
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 56% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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 41%
Hispanic 37%
Black 13%
Two or more races 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 60%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/AN/A
Female 40%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%66%61%
Master's degree 29%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

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • MS. ANNA O CONNOR-MORIN
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (407) 852-3301

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
School leaders can update this information here.

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12702 Science Drive
Orlando, FL 32826
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