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Blankner K-8

Public | PK-8 | 975 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 2, 2014

excellent school, love the teachers and atmosphere. nurturing environment. private school feel at a public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2011

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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

Great school, the teachers really care for the students here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2010

This school,is teaching my Grandaughter great things....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.


Posted October 5, 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
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 4, 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!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2010

The small town family atmosphere makes Blankner a special palce.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 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.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 1, 2010

Blankner's students, faculty and parents make this school such a fabulous place to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!!!
—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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
72%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%
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 53% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%
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 47% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
88%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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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
White 63%
Hispanic 16%
Black 14%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%66%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 1%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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2500 South Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL 32806
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