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Lake Como Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 270 students

 

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Posted August 25, 2013

This is a small & older school, but the compassion, enthusiasm, & heart of the faculty and the students under the leadership of Carmen Carrasco Thompson make it well worth attending. Because of its size, the number of students there is much lower then the newer elementary schools. Thanks to this, everyone knows each other, and look out for one another, and lend each other support. I couldn't ask for a better environment for my children. They are blossoming at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2011

Lake Como has been a wonderful little school for all my "big" hopes and dreams when my son started kindergarten. I tried not to judge the book by its cover and am so thankful I gave it a chance. The teachers are dedicated, caring and expect the best from their students. The parents and students know each other and it feels like a family. We are now ready for second grade and I truly feel lucky to be part of this Lake Como community:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2011

A Hidden Gem Lake Como is an "A" School, small class sizes, incredible faculty and staff and amazing students! Don't be fooled by the retro facade, it is what's inside that counts. They host wonderful school tours throughout the year, so if you want to see first hand what Lake Como has to offer, just stop by the front office for more details.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

They are a public school that my children have attended for almost 4years; and this school meets all expectations to all children but especially the disabled community. I love this school for their diversity and great job in really making sure no one is left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

Love this little school with a big heart!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

Great school with small classes and great teachers. Everyone is really friendly and nice. Awesome feeling of genuine caring from everyone. Great PTA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2008

This school has been a tremendous support for my daughter and my family. They take such a personal interest in each student. The size of the school, and the closeness of the students make this a wonderful community to learn and grow. My daughter has had the great fortune of having excellent teachers who take their careers and the children seriously. They are supportive, challenging and genuinely care. Thank you, Lake Como
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Posted April 28, 2006

There is a feeling of community and pride at extracurricular activities. The teachers are amazing--there seems to be time for all types of learning from focusing on FCAT and results to field trips and unique learning opportunities (and my kids still get some recess!).
—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.

About these ratings

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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
63%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
82%
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 "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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 35%
Black 33%
Hispanic 27%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 162%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 28%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 74%66%61%
Master's degree 26%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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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. CARMEN CARRASCO-THOMPSON
Fax number
  • (407) 897-2409

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Orlando, FL 32806
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