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Little River Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 465 students

 

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Posted June 4, 2013

My child got excellent education this year from his K teacher, I was very pleased with all staff members, very professional and acknowledging to all child needs. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

Little River Elementary is an Excellent School my daughter went there and now my son. The entire school is very nice and the staff are very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2006

Great school, great staff...very friendly and concerned about their students.
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Posted May 2, 2005

my son had a wonderfull experiance at this school. the staff is very friendly in the office. they are willing to spend the time to answer questions. the teachers are very nice and the school has a lot of wonderfull activities that involve the parents. They help to make you feel like you are part of your childs life during the time he spends in school.
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Posted December 4, 2004

Happy with my childs education and with staffs attitude.
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Posted August 26, 2003

I love the staff at Little River. They are very nice and helpful. The teachers are great. My son is in second grade and every teacher he had has been wonderful. They are very involved in the childrens education.
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Posted July 1, 2003

This school has a positive staff which cares for their students. I was howeve,r shocked to see the A rating considering our FCAT scores are still below state average and have not improved much since the year before. I agree with the other parent that because of the many low children that a teacher has to reach in relatively overpopulated classrooms the brighter children may not be challenged enough. This is an issue we must present to our congress to ask for smaller class size because one teacher with no help has a difficult time reaching 25+ children's individual needs at all times.


Posted June 17, 2003

It seems teacher morale is very low at Little River. I'm worried about what teacher my child will get next year, will all the good teachers be gone? Why are they all leaving? On a happier note I think the office staff is top notch.


Posted June 13, 2003

As students move up a grade there seems to be a wider gap in intellegence within each class. The teachers spend too much time educating students to bring them up to speed which leaves the brighter students unchallenged. The standards for passing a grade need to be challenged and force students, and teachers, to earn their advancement.


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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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
73%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
37%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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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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
Hispanic 63%
Black 19%
White 14%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%66%61%
Master's degree 29%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

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School Leader's name
  • MS. KAREN BINDAS
Fax number
  • (407) 249-4409

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Orlando, FL 32825
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