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Rock Lake Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 274 students

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Posted June 13, 2014

This school has some caring, professional teachers. The leadership is very lacking and disorganized in my opinion. Too much focus is on testing and giving the students things to reward them for good test scores. There is a huge lack of parental involvement. The school grade has been a D and hasn't improved with assistance from the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

The Faculty and staff at Rock Lake should be teaching elementary and high school. These teachers transformed the grade, personality, and self-esteem of my three children from non-readers for my kindergardens who spent time at Whispering Oak Elementary in Winter Garden, to readers within one semester. There was no excuse of oh, my class size is too large, or the child is not paying attention as was used at Whispering Oak Elementary. Instead, the teachers demonstrated what true teachers should be. My kindergardens could read after less than one semester here. Not to mention the great job they did with my third grader. Not only did he jump from excuses at Whispering Oaks Elementary, but based on his grade here after one semester, he was projected to get a 5 on the FCAT. Thank God for Rock Lake. They should get an award for the most outstanding school on all levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2005

The fact that these young urban children are our leadership for the future brings a sense of pride to my being. The last two years have shown great determination on the part of the students, staff and parents collectively. Having met the challenge by making the grade. Continue moving forward with discipline and desire. Congratulations Rock Lake.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 3, 2004

Rock Lake Elementary School, located in an urban neighborhood, tries hard to provide their students with a quality education. The teachers are very dedicated and hard working. They have a great staff and everyone there is always ready to let out a helping hand, if only they could recieve more financial support to help them achieve all that they would like to have happen for the students. It is not an easy school to work at but the staff faces the challenge everyday with a smile on their face.
—Submitted by a staff


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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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
31%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
77%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
27%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
89%
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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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
Black 83%
Hispanic 9%
White 7%
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 16%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 41%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

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Florida Golden School Award (2009)
  • 5 STAR School Award (2009)

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  • Painting

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30
School end time
  • 3:00
School Leader's name
  • MS. LYNNE WASSATT
Fax number
  • (407) 245-1885

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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