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Hidden Oaks Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 487 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 18, 2013

My daughter went to school here last year and we switched her schools this year. The staff in the front office were nice, and her teacher seemed to do a good job progressing her learning, however my daughter was miserable. She was complaining about being bullied by two kids throughout the year (I found out that these two had behavior problems with parents that didn't care). I addressed this several times with the teacher and it seemed like the teacher could care less. Glad she is in a new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I love my grandson's school. The teachers are wonderful and the staff is so well organized and very watchful over the students . the only way it could improve would be to have afterschool clubs.


Posted August 15, 2011

I was a student at this school since kindergarten , I'm now in middle school . Parents who are worried dont be . The love your child gets as a student is amazing !! The teachers are amazing , and treats students as their own children .There are alot of events that take place in the school that all the children enjoyed , field day , and even little parties . How ever , the assistant principal is more of a principal .Also , I want to remind you that near the gate entrance is where Caylee Anthony was found , but don't worry , it doesn't change anything Also , the YMCA program at the school isn't the brightest , I wouldn't reccomend a child to stay over there .The Staff is very nice , but the main office might get a bit grumpy . And if your child comes home saying that the Nurse is mean , she just jokes around but in a stern tone .But I think theres a new nurse ther ... not sure . .The school is a little run down and there has been a few emergencies there , both medical , and police needed . Other than that Hidden Oaks was the best , and will bring out the best in a student .


Posted October 8, 2010

My daughter has been going to Hidden Oaks since she was in kindergarten. She is now in third grade and I can hardly get her to say goodbye to me when I drop her off at the car line because she is so excited to go to school every day. Her third grade teacher has been absolutely wonderful and I am very happy with the amount of communication between the teacher and parents. My daughter got straight A's last year and has already done the same with her first progress report. The principal and assistant principal are both friendly and easy to approach people. Many teachers have been at Hidden Oaks for a very long time - that is a rarity in FL nowadays.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2010

Both of my children attended Hidden Oaks and had wonderful experiences there. I have worked in education for 12 years now so I am a picky mom...and I would rate Hidden Oaks as a 5 star school. The leadership is strong, their teachers are caring and very professional, and they work hard to have a community environment at the school. I would recommend the school and surrounding neighborhoods to anyone looking for a good place to raise their family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

Hidden Oaks Elementary school is one of the best school's in Orange County,it has great staff and great students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

How does this school earn an A with such low FCAT scores? I never see anything except spelling homework come home. My son was even on the honor roll, but can't read on grade level. This is a poor excuse for a school in my opinion!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

Hidden Oaks is the best school my childs have been in.Thank you so much fir your help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

How is this school an 'A' school? No consistent communication, teachers are unhappy with administration. The school moral is very low and its sad because it wasnt always like this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

The admin needs to communicate with the parents more. I want to know if my child was having problems and was sent to the office. Admin seems to be downplaying all incidents. A suspension is super rare at this school.... which brings up the debate if suspensions count against school grades. I have heard from teachers that it is a factor when figuring out the school grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Hidden Oaks has the most caring staff I know. They truly put the needs of the children first!


Posted September 23, 2009

The students are wonderful. The faculty and staff are AWESOME with the students. They get to know the students and the parents and we just help out eachother like a community should.


Posted September 23, 2009

The teachers and staff are very dedicated to the children. They put a lot of time and effort to ensure every student reaches their fullest academic and social potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

The rapport between parents and teachers and amongst all staff members to each other is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Hidden Oaks Elementary School is GREAT because we work together as a team. The faculty and staff are very caring, respectful, and helpful towards each other.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 23, 2009

I believe Hidden Oaks Elementary School has the most compassionate and caring teachers, paraprofessionals, and staff any school can ask for. They are dedicated to the children regardless of their label. The kindness that floats through Hidden Oaks in priceless. Everyone looks out for each other and each others students. You can always count on someone at Hidden Oaks. After substituting at Hidden Oaks in several occasions, I knew that this was the school I wanted to work for. After seeing the dedication the teachers and para's had for theirs and others students I prayed to become a member of this exceptional team. I've been blessed and am now part of this amazing team. Hidden Oaks is my favorite school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2009

I agree wholeheartedly there is a communication problem between teachers and administration. the principal does his own thing and not usually for teachers and students. You need a new admin.


Posted July 5, 2009

I have been working with this school as a parent volunteer for 5 years now. I see this school taking a steady down hill turn. The teachers are great and they are the one keeping this school going. I feel that the admin. (principal and vice principal) need to go back to school. Their communication is really lacking. The only reason A lot of the parents know that I am always around so they come to me for information that they should be getting from the admin. The admin needs to keep a better communication open with the parents. I also agree with some of the other reviewers regarding discipline. Some things have been brought to my attention that I feel should have been handled differently but do to lack of concern from admin they were swept under the table. Parents need to keep an eye out for all problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2009

Suspensions do not count against the school grade at all. The lack of suspensions comes from the thought that children that have discipline problems will not be punished at home and will just be on the street during the suspension time and not actually learn anything from the time off from school. I agree that there needs to be set standards for behavior and set consequences for students who chose to ignore the rules set by the teachers and administrators at school. Too many times the students who are behaving suffer the consequences because of the few students who do not care about the rules and expectations. Currently steps are being taken by teachers and administration to change the atmosphere of the school in regards to the discipline problems. The reality is that the student body of Hidden Oaks has changed over the past few years and changes are necessary!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 7, 2009

Principal does not help the teacher with discipline problems. Because suspensions count against the school's letter grade, it is very difficult to get consequences for children who deserve them. He is not very involved with the children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
81%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
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 "B".
  • 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 54%
White 24%
Black 13%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 16%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%66%61%
Master's degree 44%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 7%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Orlando, FL 32829
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