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Lake Nona High School

Public | 10-12 | 2016 students

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Posted October 4, 2014

First I wanted to address the review about the out of zone student. I just wanted to state that this isn't the forum for such ridiculous tattling and gossiping. If this parent has such a tremendous issue with this go to the school. I don't know the student with such a zoning or atheletic infraction. However, really some people should really mind their own business. As far as the school, I'm a true believer that every school is as good as the student and parents make of the opportunites brought before them. I have 2 students in Lake Nona High School. It has not all been perfect but for the most part they have some good teachers and good administrators with Great attitudes and I can honestly say that any problem that we have encountered it has been taken care of immediately. Every teacher is not the perfect fit for every student. We need to make sure as parents to make sure our children advocate for themselves and we communicate with them so that we can all work together. Lake Nona has been great about making sure my children are taken care of and are both doing excellent in all of their classes and are both involved in clubs and atheletics as well.. I think its a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2014

Carefull this year (2014-2015) one out of Zone student of Lake Nona High School have been recluted in the Varsity Volleyball Team. This students and their parents are lieying about the address their are using. Out of ZONE students are not allow to play in their first year. Cases like this put in jeopardy the oportunity for those students with seniority. This is under investigation. i hope the Athelic Director and OCPS take some action about this matter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

Excellent! I have a daughter in 11th Grade and she has been at this school starting in Lake Nona Middle School. They have done an excellent job exposing her to different possibilities when it comes to career paths and because of that, she is excited to take advantage of all the advanced placement and Valencia College courses to help her in her goals of eventually becoming a registered nurse. She is also involved in chorus where she gets to sing at Disney every year and is on her 3rd year learning American Sign Language which she is already using fluently. This school has a great academic environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

My school is very good for high achievers but has a lack of school spirit creating an often boring atmosphere. Also the teachers set too much busy work and too much homework. The school has an excellent water polo program and a reputable female tennis team. Every program in the school is good and rapidly getting better.


Posted April 25, 2012

We had an excellent experience at this school in 2010-2011 school year when the middle school and high school were combined. We are very much looking forward to returning to this school next year for 9th grade. After suffering through a year with the prinicpal and administration at the middle school in it's first year of operation, it will be a blessing to return to this school with such a competent principal and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2010

Why 2 out of 5 ? Because . I am a student not a parent . parents dont experence what i do as a 10th grader . Theres not much diversity , and this school is filled with middle schoolers. they should be gone next year . but if i wanted to go to a middle school i would have failed. its not fair how we older kids have to run over theses 11 year olds . like really ? i wanna experience highschool .this school dose NOT have many extra curricular activitys or electives. and lunch is like 25 mins i think . and theres so many people we have to RUN . alot of teachers treat us like kids . why is it that there are some kids i younger grades but in classes that they shouldnt be in ? thats not a fair advantage . im in 10th grade in spanish 2 . theres a kid in 9 grade in spanish 2 ... WHY is it that hey get to finish this class before i do ? Ahh . Seriosly id change school But the touchscreen things are nice . and some of the teachers . everything els is bleh .


Posted September 30, 2010

So far Im super impress with this school, I have a kid in Middle School and a kids in High in the same school and I dont have any complaing. One of my kids was in Colonial last year and it was the worst experience I had. In Lake Nona you can tell the teachers are happy with what they do, all HW are reported daily/weekly on progress book and they are so organized and their communication is so good, and they are provide with the best in technology. They allow student to grow up instead of treating them like little kids. Im very impress and glad I made the decision to move and send my kids to this school.And the fact that both Middle and Hight are togetter and they start and finish school at the same time is wonderful since it allows my kids to watch after eachother.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2010

The administration at LNHS is outstanding! Dr. Anderson and his team are willing to help any parent with any question - and they do so with a smile! The teachers are top notch. The Collegiate Academy program (where students can work on college credits while still in HS) is challenging but a great way to encourage students to push beyond their "comfort zone". The dedication to the arts in this school is amazing - the band, chorus and drama programs are fabulous! Overall, it is a wonderful environment for students (and accessible to parents who want to be involved) and I'm proud to be a Lions Mom!
—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.
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

502 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

479 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

472 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
80%
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

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

482 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
64%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

164 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
57%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

413 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 49%
White 32%
Black 12%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 29%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 96%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Lake Nona Middle School
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Central Florida
University of Florida
Florida State University
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%66%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%1%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Chinese (Mandarin)
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • OCPS Golden School Award (2010)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
  • Technology

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. MARGARET NAMPON
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Special schedule
  • Part-time study
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (407) 956-8315

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Science
  • Technology
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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  • Lake Nona features a variety of advanced studies options including: - Wide array of AP courses - The school houses Valencia Community College and the "Collegiate Academy" offers students the opportunity to graduate with their Associates Degree. - Lake Nona Health Academy: in partnership with Florida Hospital East, interested students receive hands on training with the option of working towards multiple certifications in the health care field. - Scientific Research Cohort: a four year learning experience, based upon competitive international Science and Engineering research. projects
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
Florida State University
College preparation / awareness offered
Community college courses
College prep programs/courses during the year
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College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
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12500 Narcoossee Road
Orlando, FL 32832
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Phone: (407) 956-8300

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