This school is amazing! Staff and students work very hard to achieve a common goal...Learning! Despite many of it's obstacles, it's a great neighborhood school. The school is not a D. It moved up to a C! Very proud of this school! Keep it up!
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.
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.