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PK-8
Public district
Orlando, FL
Students enrolled: 975
 

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2500 South Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL 32806

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(407) 245-1720
(407) 245-1725
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July 29, 2014
A public school that feels like a small, private school. The teachers, parents and principal all really care. It is a very organized school and never feels crowded, despite being K-8. Uniforms in a public school setting are such a great idea. I don't know why other schools don't follow suit. We love Blankner!

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June 02, 2014
excellent school, love the teachers and atmosphere. nurturing environment. private school feel at a public school.

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March 11, 2014
this school is a deaf and hearing combined and my daughter on her first day came home with a deaf friend she is learning signing and not to jugde people love it but i think the teachers don't care they are just a number

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February 08, 2014
MRS. DANIEL - K - This is my daughters first time to school...... She never did day care or prek..... My daughter is a shining star. She's reading so well. She's doing great. I believe it is because Mrs. Daniel is such a great teacher. I volunteered there as well and everyone is so nice. It was wonderful seeing happy faces. I would love to get a house in this are all because of this school.

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October 15, 2013
We moved to Orlando this summer and choosing a good school for our three kids was the number one criteria in choosing where to live. After visiting various areas and their schools (Lake Nona, Avalon Park, Winter Park, Dr Phillips, etc.), we decided on Blankner and have no regrests.... Fantastic area and an outstanding school for our three kids. We'll be here a long time!

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August 31, 2013
I am wondering too if teachers take care of kids with love and patience but guidance at the same time. How can I see pictures of the schools, cafeteria, if big kids eat with little ones? everything that might help me to take a decision to move there.

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August 10, 2013
The uncertainty involved with re-locating and starting over can be nerve racking. Having done the research on the schools in the area before-hand assured my confidence in this school's academic capabilities. What I was unsure about (yet) was the receptance in the school and community. Thankfully, within an extremely short period of time, I knew we'd made the right decision. Not only was it the right decision but the best. Between the school, community, churches, etc. all I can say is we're finally home. Long-term we can actually visualize our children growing and contributing to this area (as adults). Thanks Orlando!

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January 14, 2013
The only reason we moved to Delaney Park was so my children can go to this school. For those who say they hated it, they obviously did not give it a chance. This is the best school in Orange County by a long shot!

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September 27, 2012
Horrible experience here. We switched to private school immediately. You child is just a number here. Principal and teachers are too focused on saving money, not on the care of your child.

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September 13, 2011
I went here for a week and hated it the students the teachers and the school overall ITS LAMES

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October 26, 2010
I love Blankner because there is such a sense of community there. There is great parent participation and support, the teachers really care about the children, and there are wonderful children at our school.

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October 14, 2010
Great school, the teachers really care for the students here!

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October 14, 2010
I am so blessed to be part of a place that loves children and puts them above everything! We have our priorities straight!

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October 13, 2010
This school,is teaching my Grandaughter great things....

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October 13, 2010
My little cousin is so excited and happy about learning to read. I would want this great fire that has been lit in her to be passed on to as many students as possible. Keep up the good work.

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October 05, 2010
This is a true community school. Parents are very involved and students feel like they're part of a family here. Out principal, VP and dean of students are the best! I wouldn't work anywhere else

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October 04, 2010
Blankner is a fabulous school. I have two daughters that attend Blankner (4th & 6th)... The teachers I have encountered have been extremely helpful and attentive. We have been blessed with teachers who genuinely care for my children and their education. There is open communication between myself and the teachers. I never feel put off. My children thrive in the atmosphere!!

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October 01, 2010
The small town family atmosphere makes Blankner a special palce.

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October 01, 2010
Blankner is an outstanding school that serves an incredible community of supportive, dedicated families. The administration is rock-solid, with a heart for kids above all else. The teachers are professional, highly qualified, and truly value their roles as educators. Blankner's PTSA cannot be described - it's beyond amazing. Blankner really shines in every area. It is a true joy and pleasure to be a part of the Blankner family.

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October 01, 2010
Blankner's students, faculty and parents make this school such a fabulous place to be!

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September 30, 2010
I LOOOOOOVE Blankner. The staff is fantastic--qualified, caring, inventive and nurturing. The incredible parent involvement makes an enormous difference in making this public school a place where I can feel comfortable and confident sending my daughter. My child will remain here until the 8th grade, no switching schools for middle school! Plus, our sister high school is right next door. Our future is bright and happy. Thank goodness for Blanker!!!

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September 30, 2010
Blankner is a great school that challenges our kids and helps those who really need it.

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September 30, 2010
My son has just started his first year at Blankner. This school is amazing in more ways than one!!! Blanker staff and teachers are organized, efficient, and above all, caring. They all seem to be on the same page and work as a team for the benefit of challenging and educating the students. The success of this school is due largely to the amount of commitment from all the staff/teachers and parents. It really feels like a large family! The campus is a beautiful place for the students and my son actually loves going to school everyday! Blankner offers many clubs and activities to keep the students active and participating. It really feels like a large family!Thanks to the teachers/staff and keep up the great work!

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September 30, 2010
Great volunteer system, everything is always well organized! Great principal, very dedicated and hands on!

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September 30, 2010
Blankner is a fabulous school with fabulous families. The teachers and administration are top notch which allow our kids to thrive in an academic environment. Love the music and art program, too!

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September 30, 2010
the kids rock! and the teachers too!

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September 30, 2010
I love Blankner K-8 for many reasons. The teachers work very hard to make learning fun and challenging for the students and this is reflected in the smiles and excitement I see on the faces of my boys who attend this school. Teachers strive to give students an education above and beyond what is required or standard. The support staff and volunteer organizations are also a key to the sucess of the students and school. Walking into Blankner, is like walking into your home. The volunteers add another level of support whether its through mentoring, organizing fund raising for the school as well as charitable community programs, or just providing help at a school function. Blankner is also fortunate to have an outstanding principal who probably knows every child who attends the school. I am greatful that my children have this opportunity to learn at this truely remarkable school.

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September 30, 2010
Love the parental involvement, uniforms and dedication of all the staff.

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September 30, 2010
Great faculty, great facility other than the glaring lack of lockers for the Middle School students.

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September 30, 2010
Great Academics, Great neighborhood school

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September 30, 2010
It is a little community of supportive parents and excellent teachers who put academics first. My kindergartener is excited to learn and proud to be a Blankner Bulldog!

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September 29, 2010
Blankner is a well organized, academic focused, and parent influenced school- the BEST teachers!

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September 29, 2010
I feel high standards are placed on academics as Blankner School is actually run more like a private school with special attention placed on our students needs. We are also fortunate to wear school uniforms, have a staff that truly cares, do very well on state testing and all of this with being a downtown public K-8 school with diversity. It's a perfect blend of all that's "Good"!

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September 29, 2010
Blankner's students, faculty and parents make this school such a fabulous place to be! I am proud my children are Blankner Bulldogs and so are they!

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September 29, 2010
Blankner School is a great community focused school and has the BEST teachers in the County!

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September 29, 2010
Because of the involvement of the parents shows support for teachers and concern for students.

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September 29, 2010
it is the staff and parent organization that make this school so unique. We have an incredible PTSA that works in unison with the school

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September 29, 2010
Great teachers, principal and parental support!

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September 29, 2010
We are incredibly blessed to be at Blankner! It is school focused on the right things. Our children and their growth and development. It is full of caring and talented teachers and administrators, and my children are thriving there. The school is so strong that many (like our family) move into the area just to send our kids there. And because of that, it is strongly supported by parents who want to help in whatever way possible to help the school, kids in need, or whatever the needs are at the time. We have moved several times and this is the best school we have ever attended. It reminds me of a private school that was very strong academically and built on Christian ideals, but the beauty of this school is that you can attend based on your address, not your checkbook balance. So, thanks Blankner! You are so deserving of recognition!

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September 29, 2010
Great teachers, and an awesome principal make this school top-notch! Their motto is ACADEMICS, ACADEMICS, ACADEMICS!!! We have been blessed to be here for over 5 years with 2 students. The Blankner Foundation is another asset, that we have seen firsthand, improve our student's learning potential. Keep up the good work, Balnkner!

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September 29, 2010
As a former teacher at this school.... & now a parent, I couldn't say more about the quality of leadership, teacher & instruction children receive at Blankner.

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September 29, 2010
Blankner is loved by my kids and me!

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September 29, 2010
Academics, Academics, Academics!!!

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September 29, 2010
Blankner is the best school in Orange County! The teachers and staff are wonderful in creating a wonderful learning enviroment.I am blessed my children get to attend the school I attended and loved so much.

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September 29, 2010
Blankner is a great school because of it's awesome staff, uniforms, the fact that it is a K-8 school and there is lots of parental involvement!

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September 29, 2010
Wonderful, friendly, safe atmosphere! ACTIVE parents! High academic standards.

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September 29, 2010
Blankner has wonderful teachers, support staff and always willing to listen to the parents. The school is awesome!

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September 29, 2010
Both of my nephews got a great education at Blankner and now my son started kindergarten this year and I am looking forward to seeing and hearing all he learns.

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September 29, 2010
The teachers and staff really care if the kids succeed.

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September 29, 2010
First off, we have an outstanding involved principal and assistant principal along with a sensational support staff. Our school is K-8th with a very, very strong parent involvement plus a Foundation that is celebrating its TENTH anniversary this year, which supports technology, enrichment and advancement in the classrooms with whatever funds we receive through our fundraising. Our teachers are amazing. It is just an incredible environment for our children. I have three children that attend Blankner and each and every one of them thrive each and every year! We are most fortunate! Go Blankner Bulldogs!

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September 29, 2010
Administration and organization of Blankner is the best I've ever seen. The teachers care and maintain discipline. Parent involvement is very high. There are always activities planned. There's always a great outcome with the fundraisers. My daughter enjoys it and is on the honor roll. Go Bulldogs!

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September 29, 2010
I love the very personal attention that weach child receives, the focus on "fun" learning and how the teachers all seem to really enjoy their jobs.

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September 29, 2010
We love Blankner. There has never been a moment that we didn't feel that every person at the school has wanted anything less than what's best for every individual student. The unique opportunity to do PreK through 8th grade has been a positive experience for our family in many ways.

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September 29, 2010
Blankner is the BEST SCHOOL EVER... the teachers are wonderful and I love this school. GO BULLDOGS !!!

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September 29, 2010
Blankner is an AMAZING place! It is like no other school. The administration, the faculty & staff and the parents ALL partner together to provide the best environment for learning there is! The Losch Family is very PROUD to be BLANKNER BULLDOGS!

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September 29, 2010
This is our third year at Blankner and we have had an amazing experience. It has wonderful parents and families. We have been pleased with the teachers and feel like our child is getting a fabulous education. The physical school is a great environment to learn.

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September 28, 2010
Our kids and teachers have high expectations for themselves. Our parents support all we do.

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May 15, 2010
The school has very loving and nurturing teachers, but they don't appear to be equipped to provide sufficiently for exceptional students on either end of the spectrum - ESE or Gifted. My daughter reads well above grade level and their librarian would not let her check out books at her reading level "because the other children might see her and want to read books that would be too hard for them." Really? I'm a teacher myself and was astounded that anyone would think that statement could possibly be in a child's best interest. I am also weary of the fundraising. I understand that it's commonplace for elementary and middle schools, but nearly every piece of communication I receive from the school (especially e-mail) is about fundraising. This seems to be the principal's focus, not her students' well-being.

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March 01, 2010
This school is okay education--wise, but I feel that many of the students are a bit aggressive. The principal seems too focused on money. All she talks about is fundraisers.

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November 18, 2009
I love this school the teachers are very hands on and you have to be involved in order for your child to do well

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October 16, 2009
an excelent, fun, and most importantly safe enviornment for students to learn and do well in every subject

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September 25, 2009
My 6 & 7 yr old go to Blankner and they just love going to school every day! As a single parent it s hard to keep up with everything ... the teacher's make this very easy for me. Daily communication is the key here. Thanks Blanker Faculty and Administration Team!

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April 14, 2009
Faculty and administration are top notch. They are determined to make sure that all students reach their potential.

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January 27, 2009
Faculty is only concerned with status. If there are students jeopardizing the status of the school, the principal will have the student removed from the school if they are there outside of their school's attendance zone. Will not try to work with students' or assist parents with providing additonal services to students. Not good enough - must go!

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January 21, 2009
This school is one of the best in central Florida. I love the atmosphere and the teachers are the best. They truley care about their students and go the extra mile to make sure their students succeed.

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February 27, 2008
Blankner cares about their children. Blankner sets high expectations for academics and behavior, and the kids still get recess. It is refreshing and hopeful to be at a public school that keeps the mental, spiritual, and physical welfare in mind at all times!

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February 02, 2008
If you have a child with ADD or ADHD that is on a 504 or IEP plan the school is no adequate provisions to handle such children. The school is to ivey league looking for perfect children.

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January 20, 2008
Truly a legend...people seek a way in even though they are 'out of district'!

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December 27, 2007
excellent atmosphere for learning. Teachers are top notch and the facilities are great. Students are expected to meet high standards in academics as well as good behavior. They are teaching the next generation of good citizens. Way to go Blankner!

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June 15, 2006
I love that my kids go to this school. All the teachers show a real care nd compassion for these kids.

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February 23, 2006
My son attended Blanker from Kindergarten till 3 grade and we absolutely loved the school. There is an incredible amount of parent involvement as well as a teaching staff that is great and works well together.

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August 22, 2005
A top school. People buy homes in the neighborhood just to attend.

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April 04, 2005
My children were in the 6th and 7th grade in 2004-05. Academic programs are excellent. Great teachers, especially 7th grade. Wonderful art facility and Teacher. Great parent involvement. The only grumble was lack of supervision in gym locker and hallways between classes. Foul language and rough-housing in the very crowded hallways. Teachers and faculty were very helpful and seemed to care for the students a great deal.

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May 19, 2004
Blankner is a wonderful school! My son has gone to Blankner for three years now and all my experiences have been positive with Blankner.Over the last three years our family has been faced with many challenges that could have had a negitive impact on my young son. We have been through divorce, custody battle, fire in our home,to name a few. Blanker provided support for not just my son, but my daughter as well, who is a student at Boone High School. By having the resources available Blankner made some difficult situations alot easier. From Mrs Roper the principle to every staff memeber at Blankner they all are wonderful, they care about these children. I couldn't find one negitive thing to say about this school.

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April 22, 2004
Great school. However, I would like to see more support for average students.

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March 19, 2004
We think Blankner is the best school around! We debated on whether to send our child to private school or Blankner. We decided to try Blankner with the thought that we could always pull her if it did not meet our standards. It s four years later, and we ve been extremely happy. The school s motto is Academics! Academics! Academics! My daughter is performing above grade level and remains challenged. It s also comforting to know she will stay right there for middle school. We feel very fortunate to have such a great school with a dynamic principal.

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February 09, 2004
I have three children at Blankner and all are doing well and are happy with their school experience. All of our teachers have been sincerely interested in the well-being of our children. They are interested in their academic performance and their happiness. I find it very easy to get in touch with the teachers and get response quickly if I must leave a message or email. The Media Center is well stocked and Sarah Beaver takes exceptional pride in her care of the materials as well as her interaction with students in the Center. The Principal switches quickly and easily from the playful interaction of a well-adjusted Kindergartener to being an effective disciplinarian with over-active Middle Schoolers. Blankner is the best!

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August 26, 2003
My child transferred to Blankner from a private school. We had heard nothing but good things about the school, and have found it to live up to the expectations we had. The staff is wonderful, and the students are in a positive learning environment.

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August 25, 2003
Blankner is answered prayer for my family. Blankner has provided not only quality education but personal encouragement. We all care deeply about one another, parents, teacher, kids, etc. This is a K-8 school and that provides incredible stability and consistancy throughout what is considered to be very tough years. We have the most dedicated parents, teachers, Paraprofessionals and even School Board Rep. I have one daughter currently attending Blankner and one who has moved on to high school. My highschooler goes back to visit almost daily. Thank you for being such a vital part of the foundation my kids have for a full and rich life.

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August 25, 2003
My granddaughter went to Blankner for Kindergarten. When her family had to move out of Blankner district and we found out that there were no Out-of-District spots available for this year, we went out of our way to find a home IN Blankner District so that she could attend there. Her Mom plans to do whatever she has to to keep her in Blankner District!

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July 19, 2003
Blankner is #1 with our family! The staff and students are on the same team to succeed! We moved here from Boca and now we are buying a house to stay in the district. I don't want my kids going anywhere but Blankner!

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June 18, 2003
Putting my child in Blankner was the best thing for her education. The smaller classes and quality of teachers helped my child want to learn and wanto to succeed. Thank you Blankner teacher you have done well.

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June 17, 2003
I think Blankner is a wonderful school! It is like a private school without the exorbitant cost of private school. The teachers and principal are wonderful! It is also such a relief to me as a parent that my daughter will not have to change schools to go to middle school, she can just continue on through the 8th grade....Thank you Blankner and Polly Roper (the Principal)

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May 27, 2003
2002/2003 school year this school's volunteers logged over 15,000 hours. For the Orange County Public School South learning district they took 6 out 7 outstanding volunteer awards that included: Outstanding Student Volunteer, Outstanding Adult Volunteer, Outstanding Mentor, Outstanding Senior Volunter and Outstanding Teacher & Volunteer Team

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Blankner K-8
2500 South Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL  32806
(407) 245-1720
Last modified Blankner K-8 is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Blankner K-8 Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 94 reviews. Top