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Windy Ridge K-8

Public | PK-8 | 1111 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 7 ratings

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Posted August 8, 2008

School is zoned in mainly affluent neighborhoods that consists of many SAHM's who have the ability to keep up with the high acedemic demands of the school. If you're a single parent and/or if your child is average to below-average acedemically by median standards, you'll find it difficult to keep up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

It is a great school if your student is an average to high average student. However, if your student is falling behind, they are quick to push ESE services. They are not very fair to the minority and underprivileged students who do not bring as much as the well to do students. However, the staff is nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

Windy Ridge has been a great school for both of my kids. My kids have been attending Windy Ridge for the last three Years. Principal, Staff and Nurse are fantastic. It has been an A school for the last five years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

My son moved to Windy Ridge half-way through the school year and was nearly failing at his previous school But the teachers at Windy Ridge gave my son the attention he needed and with that and his hard work he was promoted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

I'm very proud being a windy ridge parent, my family comes from PR and in just one year my 6 years daugther read and speak a perfect english. The teachers quality in my opinion is very high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2007

WR is a great school. Staff is extremely friendly, courteous and polite from the moment you walk through the door and are greeted by the two ladies in the front office. They truly care about the kids and it shows in every aspect. The education couldn't be better. I have been there for 12 years and am sad to say that my last son is leaving to go on to middle school. I will miss WR.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2007

Both of my daughters have attended Windy Ridge from Elementary through Middle School Magnet program and it has been a most wonderful experience for our family. The education is excellent with high levels of parent involvement especially through middle school and preparation for high school. Absence of their own sports facility has made physical education a challenge through the years but WR has offered satisfying alternatives with practice / games @ nearby schools. I recommend Windy Ridge for its overall smaller school and class size, excellent principal and teachers, fantastic preparation for high school through its middle school magnet program (!!), great communication between staff and parents and give this school an overall ***** rating. Thank You Windy Ridge for 9 great years, my kids will and do miss their time with you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

So far this year has not been a positive experience for us. We have found that some of the new teachers brought in by the principal are not what we would want for our students. Teachers are sarcastic towards students. As far as specialist classes, the school is on an 8 day roating schedule, so the students only meet with Science Lab, Computer, Math Lab, Art, Music, and Spanish once in 8 days, which in the course of a year is not enough. I hope the year improves for us and many students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

My child is now in second grade at Windy Ridge and has been attending since Kindergarten. The school has just under went a drastic change and yes, it is slightly difficult to navigate but that is why they provide maps. I think the construction was and is the best thing for the school. Cold staff? I have never encountered anyone cold at this school. My son has a wonderful teacher this year and he is doing great! Every school will have their fair share of problems, no one can expect perfection in a world full of imperfections.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2006

This school is dificult to navigate, principal has washed her hands of the middle school therefore a certain lack of order and civility exits. Children are labeled in a negitive light which has proved to be hard to change. Education is focused with smaller than ususal classes. The new building is is long overdue and promises to provide updated technology,advanced communications and a new Phsyical Education ficility. Think twice about this one- Staff is cold. Little effort to meet the young mans learning styles needs for hands on interaction. Running and expression styles are thwarted when could be directed to grow with those whom learn at a higher level than average student. Disappointing choice for so many formative years of training.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

Great first year for my 5 year old. Constant stimulation, alot of different choices. Alot of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2005

Great academic school. it is a small, safe school, students are expected to excel in every class, lots of homewook, projects. students are diverse , which is a plus....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2005

Outstanding! Small class sizes. Admission is lottery based but it is well worth applying in January for the lottery. No more than 300 students in the middle school. Caring teachers and great academic challenge. Both my children attended and we are thrilled. Parents are involved and welcome. Windy Ridge School is an awesome place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2004

The faculty of Amity Intermediate Center is very concerned about the education of the children that attend the school. The school provides an after school homework help program that has help my child tremendously. The school realizes we need to recognize positive academic and social behaviors. Students are recognized monthly for different character traits, for example: Responsibility, Respect, Citizenship, or Caring. Students are recognized on their birthday. The student council recognizes students and staff for their Random Acts of Kindness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2003

Other than the office staff and the assistant principal, Windy Ridge is an excellent school with a wonderful and caring principal and some of the best teachers in the county. My children love their teachers and the school!
—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.

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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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
84%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
98%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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 66% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 41%
Hispanic 24%
Black 21%
Asian 13%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 78%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%66%61%
Master's degree 30%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Orlando, FL 32835
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