Students enrolled 1190
School leader MS. ANNA GARRIDO
Transportation options Yes
District Orange County School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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1750 Common Way Road
Orlando, FL 32814

(407) 897-6400
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4 stars
Based on 29 ratings

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October 13, 2014
Way overcrowded! No individualized attention when 28 kids per class & 1200 children in the school! The office staff are very rude. Definitely does not give you the "warm and fuzzy" feeling. Will be putting my child in private school soon.

- submitted by a parent
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
December 08, 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
December 03, 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
October 09, 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
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
no rating 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
no rating October 18, 2010
It is innovative and technologically advanced. Amazing teachers.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating 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
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
no rating 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
July 26, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 01, 2009
They have always help my child achieve. No matter how long or what it took.

- submitted by a parent
no rating 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
December 18, 2008
Excellent environment for Children with amazing teachers and staff.

- submitted by a community member
December 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
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
August 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
I am 39 years old and I also attended Audubon Park Elementary. Although the school is not as modern as some of the new ones, the teachers are to be commended for excellent instruction. Parent involvement is also excellent which makes the learning experience for all the children awesome. They have a great PTA and the music and art teachers have been there for a long time and really care about the kids. I have not met a teacher yet that is not willing to work with the parents and children to get them motivated to where they need to be. They also have a great counseling program. This school is awesome and I would not ever send my kids anywhere else. The office staff is a group of wonderful people and all people in the school, including the PE teachers are wonderful! Great school!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
We have been so pleased with our years at Audubon Park. The administration works very well with parents and the teachers we have encountered are exceptional. Our main concerns were having a fulfilling, challenging academic program and a well-rounded experience outside the home- classroom (art, music, PE, Gifted Ed). We have been happy in these areas and more. The 5th grade teachers also do an exceptional job preparing students for the rigors of middle school. Parental involvement is great and improving every year!

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2005
Nice neighborhood, great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2004
Great school, teachers are great at motivating the student. Community feeling prevalant at Audubon Park. My daughter loves the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2004
This is our first year at Audubon Park and I am pleased with what I am seeing. My son is doing well academically and socially. The abilities of other students in his class range dramatically but his teacher does an excellent job of keeping things moving/challenging. The 'Specials' teachers are also very good. He loves art and has learned a lot about drawing and artists. His P.E. teacher came to watch him at his first 5K. There are some very dedicated parents too I only wish there were a few more. The school has a lot to offer and it would be great to see more children from my own neighborhood attending it!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2004
I have enjoyed watching my children grow in their education. Audubon has some of the greatest teachers. My son's have had a great teacher every school year. My son's teachers and school staff work together with my husband and I on educating my boys. This is a team effort and Audubon Park know's what it means to work together as a team. I love the children there and their parents. I feel that Audubon is doing a great job on preparing my boys for middle school and high school.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2004
After 3 years as parents of Audubon Park school children, we can confidently say that our children are happy! Our children are being challenged, are learning a lot and like going to this school. We have the confidence what our children are learning is on par with other schools in the area, and nationally, from the reports we receive from the school showing our children s progress. We have been exceptionally pleased with the teaching staff the Classroom teachers, the Music/Strings/Art/PE/Media Center teachers, the Paraprofessionals this is a great group! Our kids come home smiling and complaining about homework, as all kids do. We ve also been happy to find so many kids from nice families for our children to play with after school. It has been an overall positive experience for our family.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2004
My daughter had excellent Kindergarten and 2nd grade teachers. The teacher's positive outlook makes a difference on the student's success. Alot of FCAT pressure starts in 2nd grade already. Would like to see less stress for such young students, but how with FCAT? Maybe create reading projects and fun activities to take off some of the pressure, like a weekly kids reading group after school?

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
This school has done wonders for my 5 year old little girl! She was only 4 when she started and a little behind the rest in her kindergarden class but now with the help of her teacher has caught right up with the rest of the students! I just wish that there was'nt so much pressure for them!! I mean why should 5 year olds have to take tests to get them ready for FCAT in third grade?

- submitted by a parent
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Audubon Park Elementary School
1750 Common Way Road, Orlando, FL  32814
(407) 897-6400
Last modified Audubon Park Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Audubon Park Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top