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Kaley Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 235 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 22, 2012

I went to this school several years ago, have lived close by for 25 years, and feel it's in a great community.Safe, WONDERFUL, loving staff! If I get the opportunity my son will most definitely go to Kaley! Love it!


Posted February 9, 2012

This school is amazing, teachers work hard to help the students. Teachers help out the students out side of school hours. My son first grade teacher Mrs. Goelz is always helping my son and she never gives up on him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

It is a neighborhood School which has taught Mothers their children and Grandchildren. So its nice to have that history.


Posted July 19, 2009

There are some great teachers at Kaley. Unfortunately, there are some less than average teachers as well. If and when you do present a problem to the administration, minimal effort and discipline was ever done. Parent involvement is almost non-existent, with only a select few doing all the work. PTA has been doing a great job. Overall, it is not an above average education, it has many internal issues it still needs to resolve. Once I heard some say 'where are all the kids that are zoned for Kaley' and I have to say that they are going elsewhere, if they can afford to do so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2008

My son has attended Kaley 2 years for the pre-k program. The teachers and staff are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2006

My step daughter has attended Kaley for the last two years (K-1st). The teachers are wonderful, well trained, and compassionate. Our daughter is profoundly deaf in her left ear and we believe the small class sizes and the teacher sensitivity to hearing impairments are responsible for her success in the mainstream classrooms here. It is a beautiful and quality school. It is my understanding that the 'B' rating is a direct result of the high population of hearing impaired and varying exceptionalities students who are required to take the FCAT. Interestingly, our daughter will have to attend Azalea Park next year, which is an A school which is hard to fathom how it can be an A school in light of the fact that 42% of the AP pop are still learning English. We wish the OCPS brd would make an exception w/ our girl to stay at Kaley. :-(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

Small class size. P.E. every day. Parents welcome.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 23, 2006

My son just finished Kindergarten at Kaley and I have to say that I wish I'd had the experience he has had this year. His teacher had an amazing way with the kids. They have homework EVERY night, and you as a parent are expected to participate. The faculty are caring individuals who teach citizenship and who expect a lot from the students. Kids are able to do everything from entering art contests, to planting their very own garden to learning how to run a mile! Not to mention Kaley is one of the most beautiful buildings in Downtown Orlando. We have to move this summer, and I am so sad to say goodbye!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2005

Well, first off, the teacher that my child has REFUSES to use e-mail as a way of communication, 'she doesn't have time'; the IRONY...e-mail saves time but hey there is this wonderful educated person teaching our children again, what would you expect from a public school. also, there is no parking, teachers spend more time harrasing students and parents than working with the children. no snacks allowed and no naps, kindergarten is SHOCK THERAPY at this school, not transistion from pre k. HELP YOUR CHILD....FIND another school. Not to mention the lack of interaction and voice that the principal gives to or with or for the school, not even sure why she is there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2004

great school with wonderful programs for exceptional education, especially the hearing impaired program. Very caring teachers and a dedicated principal. We were very pleased with the help our daughter received.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2004

they need to improved services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2004

Kaley is a great school. Small class sizes. We have some wonderful teachers and some not so wonderful. My biggest concern at Kaley is a teacher who leaves his students alone in the class in 3rd grade while he runs to the office or other places. I would rate Kaley a 4.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2004

In the last 3 years I have not seen any advance in the education of my children. If parents requests explanation the teachers take bad attitude. I requested some evaluation for my kids since 2001 and nothing done yet.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
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 63% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
23%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
74%
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".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "F".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 43%
Black 30%
Hispanic 22%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%66%61%
Master's degree 38%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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1600 East Kaley Street
Orlando, FL 32806
Phone: (407) 897-6421

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