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Audubon Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1190 students

 

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2011:
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Posted April 14, 2014

As a parent, I have a mixed opinion of Audubon Park, so I gave it a 3-star rating. Here s why: Strengths 1. Always receives an A rating. 2. New, clean building. 3. Classes like art, performing arts and library/media center. 4. Active parent community. 5. Some diversity. Concerns 1. The old principal took over Glenridge Middle this year and other assistant principals left, so the entire leadership team is new. 2. Despite the A rating, academics are not as strong as they could be. For instance, the school has a big tech focus, but the academic purpose behind it isn't clear. Also, I would rather see students doing more projects instead of worksheets. 3. Info on student progress isn't great. Progress reports are generic and pretty useless. 4. 1200 students in a K-5 school! That is 400 over capacity, so there are lots of portables. There are plans for a new K-8 school but it will take years to build. 5. There is always a fundraiser or request for money and supplies from teachers. Always! I feel for families who do not have much to give. 6. It has lots of outreach to parents (texts, robo calls, emails) but it's too much. 7. It could do more to listen to parents' concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

We moved here in June 2012 and my son was starting Kindergarten in August. We have had the BEST experience with Audubon! They have so many awesome service projects for the kids to participate for (volunteered basis) Parent Evolvement is amazing, I do not think I have ever seen anything else quite like it. The facility is clean, easy to figure out and very well maintained. Our son's teacher is outstanding!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

I love the school we just moved here and my daughter has never adjusted so well in a new school as fast as she did here. They are very involved with the students as well as the parents :) I highly recommend them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

My three kids love summer vacation but can't wait to get back to school. Their enthusiasm for learning is strong evidence that Audubon Park is an amazing institution!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

Amazing ESE staff and support! If you have a kid who needs from a little to a lot of interventions, this is the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2012

My children love going to school. They love their teachers and the principal. I could have them write a review. Audubon Park Elementary is an exceptional school that should be used as a model for schools around our community. The principal and teachers are committed to excellence. The teachers update parents regularly and do it multiple ways. For example, they do e-mails and send home written instructions. If you do better with e-mails, you will be in the loop. If you don't own a computer, you will be in the loop. They give children individual attention and help them with their specific challenges. They welcome and encourage parent involvement. We often have lunch with our children and other parents are always there. They are very focused on the fundamentals of learning. Reading and math are promoted daily. We researched private schools before putting our children at Audubon Park and feel confident that we made the best decision for our children. I highly recommend Audubon Park Elementary to parents who want to be involved in their children's education. Finally, I love that the school is diverse in every way and that children from all backgrounds are loved and respected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2012

Outstanding school! I am so grateful that we have one of the best schools in Central Florida in walking distance from our home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2011

Horrible school. They registered my daughter in the wrong grade. My husband and I didn't even find out about it until we went to meet the Teacher! Horrible! Like if we people are some kind of animals and they can do whatever they want with our children, then the front office staff were mad because we were upset. Not to mention that public schools only teach children how to pass the FCAT test; this is no secret to anyone. I always disliked the public service. You pay for what you get. Staff are more worried about loosing their job than going the extra mile for our children. Not the good school you think it is, Think again before enrolling your child here. I agree with postings below.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2011

I am disappointed with the lack of experience I have seen thus far with the teachers at Audobon. I was looking forward to working with the teacher in improving my child's learning experience after he entered kindergarten. Instead of getting constructive feedback (e.g. letter z pronunciation, numbers past 99 need to be learned), I get he knows something one day and forgets it the next . Hello! That fits the description of most five-years olds not name Albert Einstein . All the criticism seems to be more of the nature of "I am tired with dealing with five-year olds all day"instead of "I am trying to help them improve".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2011

This school is not as fabulous as the reviews I have read. I think the school has lost its way by focusing on the excitement of technology as opposed to teaching fundamentals of reading, writing and arithmetic. There is little communication with families and the principal seems to only post communications via Twitter or by bar code communications which is great if you have the latest technology, but no so great if that extraneous electronic media is not important to you. The other issue is that this school is already over capacity! It is relatively new but there are just too many kids, its absolute chaos at drop off & pick up and the staff seems more focused on crowd control than giving necessary attention to the kids. Everyone told us that the school was fantastic, but we're just not drinking the kool-aide. We're hoping to be rezoned to school that actually teaches, is much smaller in scale and doesn t seem to be as bedazzled by the latest and greatest (yet worthless)technological gadgets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2011

Great School. The teachers are amazing. Make sure to budget for all the extra expenses that come with a school in an upscale neighborhood. There are no free afterschool activities. The art club is outsourced at about $15/hr per child. Dance is $12/hr per child. Tennis is $10/hr per child. Additionally, items are sold almost weekly in the lobby or through school requests. However, this is what pays for our school being nicer than many nearby schools. To keep up teacher moral, the parents are even collecting money for an off campus teacher appreciation event.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

Audubon Park Elementary utilizes technology to prepare our students for the 21st century! Students are actively engaged with lessons daily by the use of the Promethean, activexpressions, and activotes. In addition, the use of laptops are promoted in each classroom to enhance classroom instruction.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 18, 2010

It is innovative and technologically advanced. Amazing teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 10, 2010

We have one of the best schools in Orange County! A Principal who cares, parents who support the school and teachers who love to teach!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

A great school has excellent teachers, supportive parents, strong leadership and challenging programs. Audubon Park is an EXCELLENT school with phenomenal teachers, outstanding parental involvement and innovative leadership, using ground-breaking technology to make every student successful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

Parent involvement is part of the school, whether fundraising, assisting teachers or cheerleading. Children know when they have the support of parents who are so involved, and parents are 'in the know' about the kids' abilities, classroom actions & of course, teachers [who are terrific].
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

They have always help my child achieve. No matter how long or what it took.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2008

My child comes from a private Pre-k where respect and kindness were heavily promoted. We have been extremely disappointed in the way that the teachers speak to the children. The environment appears to promote dimeaning children and not giving them respect which is therefore teaching them not to respect. With the cuts to public school funding and the lack of basic respect, I am looking into other options for my child. On a positive note, the principle is very interested in technology and does push for modern teaching methods. If he could just get the teachers on board it would help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

Excellent environment for Children with amazing teachers and staff.


Posted October 23, 2005

I can't say enough about the quality of the teachers. However I am disappointed in the testing scores. We feel the level of education of the teachers may reflect this.
—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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

196 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

177 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

181 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
87%
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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

184 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

184 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "A".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 59%
Hispanic 23%
Black 8%
Asian 6%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%66%61%
Master's degree 35%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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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. ANNA GARRIDO
Fax number
  • (407) 897-2415

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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