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Pineloch Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 746 students

 

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14 reviews of this school


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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

my child started this school from a private school that let her fail 2nd grade and then passed her to 3rd! The teachers here have made such an impact on my daughter that she is finally getting the education she deserves! There are a few bullying issues, but the school is in a lower income area with students who learn bad things at home. The school itself does what they can for them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2013

On two separate occasions, I have heard of parents stating their child gets bullied here and the teachers don't do anything about it. I would not recommend anyone move to a home where this school is in their district.


Posted July 8, 2013

I am very disappointed in the way the communication lacked; and when it came to our student - he was switched from one class to another without notice to parents. We are not happy and will try to relocate him before he fails. We were under the impression they would help him and communicate with us - yet this never happened... We don't even know what were his FCAT scores.... Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2013

The most awful experience ever! When it comes to children who have divorced parents, this school is the worst. If it were up to me, I would take them out of this school and put them back into a private school again. Unfortunately, I am only the step-parent and when it comes to a step-parent, they isolate you. They treat you like the gum stuck at the bottom of their shoes. Little ones as young as the again of 6 years old, cursing. CAUTION: fathers, they isolate you and treat you like a criminal too. Worst school I have ever come across. My kids haven't learned anything yet. They had lots better grades at their old school. They're not really interested in who the children go home with, when they're car riders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2011

I have worked with Pineloch for almost three years as a volunteer. The Principal is outstanding; she cares for the students, inspires the faculty and reaches out to the many volunteers from the IMPACT program. Because of her excellent leadership she encourages her faculty who stay with the school year after year because of her leadership and their deep desire to help the students learn. As a result Pineloch was an A rated school for two years and a B rated school this past year.


Posted May 24, 2010

Pineloch teachers and staff are awesome. Everybody are very concern with the students. No matterwhat is the school located, Pineloch is a safe school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2010

I have enjoyed the quality of education that pineloch provides there students. I have been an active parent since, I have seen first hand what pineloch has to offer I would recommend it as a great school for students to build from. The foundation is life changing and essenctional to a student to succeed in the real world. I wish my child could stay for grades 6-12 at pineloch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Our church supports Orange County Public Schools by mentoring the wonderful children at Pineloch Elementary School in Orlando through our volunteer IMPACT program. The children, staff and volunteers there really show what a positive difference can be made by caring people.


Posted August 5, 2009

I am grateful to the entire staff at Pineloch My husband and his entire family attended this school and we made sure our son was to continue the tradition. Our son, who is going into 2nd grade has learned so much and is constantly being encouraged to do his best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2007

This school is horrible. My child had the worst experience at this school. They really don't care about those children. I must also say that, the security of those kids are in jepardy. Anyone can walk on the campus at anytime and get any kid who is walking around. I'm glad I took my child out. she is so much happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

Good principal who really cares about students. Lack of funding and resources makes it difficult for students to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2005

Very happy with staff - helped my child imensely
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 27, 2005

I worked at Pineloch last year as a volunteer and found the staff to be extradinary. The principle Dr. Choice looks at any and everything that will help to improve the students academic, physical, and emotional growth. If you are looking for a ggod elementary school you will not go wrong with Pineloch.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted June 18, 2003

Sadly, I can think of nothing nice to say about this school. My son attended 1st grade there, 2 years ago. At the school play the principal announced, 'I did not believe these kids would be able to do it, but all the hard work of all these teachers sort of paid off.' We almost left the state of Florida because of this school. If it were not for the greatness of Windermere Ele. we would not have stayed here. I wish the gov't would come in gut Pineloch Ele., did I mention how dirty it was? Send away all the faculty and staff and start all over again. This school only gets a C rating every year because of politics. Or maybe the C stands for the Cursing the office people often use to the parents and in front of the children.


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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 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
28%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
23%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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 State average
Black 70% 23%
Hispanic 24% 29%
White 4% 42%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 75%66%61%
Master's degree 23%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Eric Cantrell
Fax number
  • (407) 245-1830

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Orlando, FL 32805
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