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8000 Pin Oak Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

(407) 354-2610
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January 27, 2014
This is an awesome school. Best elementary school that I have been involved with. Teachers collaborate , principal cares, teachers are smart and caring. Wonderful atmosphere to,learn. Librarian and counselor are wonderful caring staff too. Lots of parent involvement whichever benefits the children. Each grade level has iPad carts to use in the classroom. PTA is amazing with all the activities they sponsor.

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September 01, 2010
Of the 16 ratings before mine there are 14 with the highest rating and only two with less than perfect. I think probably the two are suspect, like someone had an individual ax to grind. I don't know of any organization with so many people who wouldn't have at least two disgruntled parents. If they had no one disgruntled that would be a worse indicator.

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August 26, 2010
We LOVED Palm Lake! Our son received an excellent experience with Mrs. Cadiz for his first year of school. The lines of communication were always open and Mrs. Cadiz's emphasis on hands-on learning, respect, responsibility, integrity, and teamwork was really something special. We moved and miss Palm Lake and everything it had to offer. We were completely spoiled by our experience! The staff was always friendly, but firm and we knew our child was safe at all times. Parent involvement in the classroom was one of the most important factors for us and we were pleased that we were able to be involved almost daily. Palm Lake is an excellent choice for your child! Thank you Palm Lake and Mrs. Cadiz for setting the standard :)

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April 14, 2010
The teachers are wonderful, the principal and guidance staff are first rate! The whole school has been renovated and the equipment is amazing. Now they could use some new books for the library and new playgrounds.

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June 09, 2009
The teachers here are very hit and miss, some are good, some are terrible. Although my son did well, it was despite the teachers he had in the last two years. Some weeding out is required for the school to run at optimum performance.

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December 20, 2008
As a parent of a first grader, I am so very thrilled with the quality of education provided! The staff is a dedicated group of professionals who work very hard to ensure that each child learns on his/her own level. There is a lot of parent involvement, and parents are welcome to all events - class parties, field trips, working in the classroom, etc. I would recommend this school to anyone!

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June 25, 2008
We moved to Orlando in Spring of 1999 and my 1st child started 1st grade during the last 6 weeks of school. He had a incredible experience from the 1st hour feeling like he had started Kindergarten at Palm Lake. The Teachers are incredible as well as the Administrators. Palm Lake has at least 75 % parent involvement in the classroom and PTA activities. Unlimited volunteer opportunities and each child receives a top-knoch experience educational and socially. It could not be any better. My youngest child has 3 more years at Palm Lake and I can honestly say this has been the best 9 years for my children.

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June 10, 2008
Palm Lake Elementary School is the best! We moved to Orlando in 2004 when my rising 5th grader waqs in his last 9 weeks of kindergarten. He cried every day when he arrived home from school in Alpharetta, GA and his teacher had told us he was a 'slow reader' and placed him in a special class. We shared this with our new teacher, Darcy Schalk (the greatest KG teacher-ever!) and waited for her testing results. Three days later she told us she could not understand why he would need help with his reading as he was reading on grade level, and furthermore, his math skills were above grade level. What a surprise! He is reading on a 6th grade level these days and we owe his love of learning to the wonderful teachers at this school.

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January 03, 2007
Palm Lake Elementary is an excellent school. We initially enrolled my daughter in Central Florida Prep., but she hated it and dreaded going. She would cry everyday. However, from the first day at Palm Lake she was a new kid. She loved it and has never had a problem. She is excelling and having the time of her life. Like many parents, I chaperone the field trips for her class and volunteer at the events. It seems everyone (parents, teachers, PTA and administration) is dedicated to making the childrens' experiences and education top notch. My wife and I are very pleased and haved ruled out moving into another school district.

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January 15, 2006
The most unfriendly staff and undedicated teachers. Your children will be somewhat ignored compared to other kids with affluent parents. Stay away from this false grade 'A' school.

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January 14, 2006
The combination of awesome teachers, staff and involved parents, have made this a top notch school. The teachers are energetic, resouceful & creative. They demonstrate a sincere desire to see their students succeed. Palm Lake parents typically volunteer more hours per school year than any other school. Palm Lake Elementary was one of 8 schools in Florida that received the Presidential Award this year for academics excellence. I have two daughters attending and I am very pleased.

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July 18, 2005
The parent involvement is phenomenal. wonderful extra curricular activities. Especially music and theater. There will be a new principal 2005-2006 but the parents will demand high standards.

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March 29, 2005
This school was really a Great school. It was sending my kids to privet school. The acadmic programs are great. This school offers gifted! They had a club for almost everything! About 95% of the parents were involved.

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March 22, 2004
Palm Lake has to be the best elementary school in Orange County. It has an awesome principals and many great teachers. The level of parent involvement is unequalled.

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September 08, 2003
We have been very happy with Palm Lake through four children and two excellent principals. This school is a focus for community involvement with active parents and important enrichment programs from Scouting to the arts.

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August 21, 2003
We are very pleased with our Palm Lake experience. The staff and parents make this a very special school to attend.

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July 31, 2003
I'm glad I chose Palm Lake for my kids school. I've been very pleased with the staff and parent involment.

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June 19, 2003
Palm Lake Elementary is a fantastic school!

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Palm Lake Elementary School
8000 Pin Oak Drive, Orlando, FL  32819
(407) 354-2610
Last modified Palm Lake 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.
Palm Lake Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top