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Pinecrest Preparatory Charter School

Charter | K-8 | 209 students

 

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Posted June 4, 2013

Pinecrest Orlando is by far the BEST Charter School in Orlando!!! from the staff to the students they strive for excellence!!! My son join the pinecrest family last year as a 1st grader and is now testing on a third grade level. this school goes beyond education, we are truely a family!!! If you are looking for a great school filled with role models, passionate educators with a family feel, Then JOIN OUR FAMILY!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2012

My children have been at this school since it opened. Sure the first year was rough, plenty of growing pains. But I don't doubt the commitment from any of the teachers or staff. Any time I've had a question about one of my students the teacher has been more then helpful and makes sure that all my questions have been answered. There has been a lot of improvements made to the school this year and I believe they are all positive. The principal really cares for the students and wants all of them to succeed. There is extra help for any of the students that need it and the teachers go out of their way to stay after school and help anyone who asks. My only concern is that there doesn't seem to be a lot of parent involvement. There are a handful of parents that come to help no matter what is going on in the school, but the other parents need to step it up and help too. I would recommend this school to anyone, I am looking forward to my children being here until they graduate. If you are interested in the school they will welcome you to take a tour of the school to see if you like it. Check it out, I think you will be very happy to put your child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2012

This is definitely a great school! They are extremely organized in every aspect. Staff is super friendly and informed. Teachers really care here, unlike many public schools. Their curriculum is by far much more advanced than general public schools. Great individual attention for your child and their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2012

Pinecrest Orlando is a k-8 charter school. The Administration, teachers and staff have done an outstanding job with the transition. I am a very active parent at the school; therefore, I have an insider s view of what goes on. I feel they have top quality administrators and teachers from k to 8. This school is a strict school; however, it focuses on positive reinforcement not punishment. The administration is always open to constructive feedback and respond with action. Any concerns I ve had as a parent the school has responded to in a timely fashion. I think it is the best school in the county. Parents who are unhappy are usually the ones who don't value education and don't get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2012

Prior to enrolling my son in Pinecrest, he had attended two other public schools. I moved him around quite a bit in search of a school that would not only challenge him academically, but that would also teach him valuable skills. This charter school has met and exceeded my expectations. It is a small school with friendly and helpful staff members. My son's teacher is extremely organized and always ready and willing to answer questions and make suggestions when necessary. My son also has a tutor for his weak area and will soon begin tutoring for the FCAT. The attention given to the children and the constant updates provided to parents is unmatched anywhere else. The PE teacher is also wonderful and attentive. He is the "go to" person for any issues and is the one in charge of disciplinary actions from what I understand. I'll warn you that he is strict; however, he manages to win over the children's trust and respect so easily without having to intimidate them. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2012

This school has alot to be desired. Very confusing and overloaded curriculum to the students and parents. Not very organized or easy to follow. Teachers do not update Progress Book nor are they held accountable. Leadership does not like confrontation and executes poor verbal and written communication to both parents and students. No solutions, just problems. Discourages students both in the areas of discipline and academics. Do not send your childen here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2012

Spectacular little school with tons of charm. The teachers are all highly qualified and extremely hard working. The new administration is very involved and very on top of the students AND parents. This school is not for you if you're not a fan of following rules. This school runs like a tight ship. I pulled my daughter out of traditional public school because it was such a mess. Pinecrest is the place for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2012

My Kid loves this school and that's why I feel glad that I found this school in 2012. Excellent teachers , awesome New Principal. Go Pinecrest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2012

This is a school with many students who have struggled academically in conventional public schools. It has a young staff of energetic and dedicated teachers who are trying their hardest to manage kids who are often 1 or 2 grade levels behind, while encouraging bright kids performing many grade levels above their age. Until this week, the school had dedicated, intelligent principal dedicated to the growth and development of the school. For unknown reasons, a week before the end of school, he's been replaced by a female individual of questionable aptitude who has in the past also exhibited highly confrontational behavior with the children of the school. Such a decision unfortunately and irreperably alters the parental perception of the school and the private corporation operating the facility. At this time, I would not recommend considering this school for your child. The rating below is for the current principal,, NOT the one recently removed.
—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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
36%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
10%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
38%
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 53% in 2014.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

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 47% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
82%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% 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

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

2014

 
 
n/a

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

2014

 
 
n/a
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 67%
White 18%
Black 13%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 47%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/AN/A
Female 53%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 100%66%61%
Master's degree 0%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 17%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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