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Orlando, FL

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135 North Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

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January 31, 2014
My kids have attended this school for 2 years now and comming from public school I can tell you that there is a difference. The public school teachers do try to make a difference but they have to deal with alot of issues ranging from over crowded class rooms, low wages, no communication with parents amongst other things. Their classes end up being daycares. The difference here is that the teachers have the support of the parents as well as the support of a great principle that helps them in anyway she can so that the teachers may focus on educating their students. Its true the staff may seem demanding at times but I know so is the real world, when my kids leave lecs I know that they will be truly prepared for what life has in store for them. We are greatful for the education that LECS provides for their students. By the way rats and birdpoop really?? Lame

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2013
Whoever is answering the phones is rude and is quick to rush off of the phone. As a potential parent this is a turnoff. It is also unimpressive that this school feels a school nurse is not an essential position. Are you relying upon the same very busy person on the phone to play school nurse?

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2013
To top all of this LECS is mostly best in education. School it self is not so good. Well in most schools there are EC(extra curriculum) programs. On 2009 the school cut half of the programs. From Computer, odessy of the mind, and many others. Later, starting on 2011 the school cut fencing. 2012, community service club was cut. Now the current clubs are student and teacher made clubs Secondly, the students. LECS has magnificent students . Some students are very smart but have disabilities like ADHD, ADD, and others. Those kids are very bright and end up in advanced classes. But some teachers encourage students to not really interact with them in classes they aren't very strong at. Stupidly some student use those kids as references in speeches and projects about disabled and mentally disabled people, exclude them in activities, use their disadvantages as another student's advantage. All though those kids are smart they suffer. The only the principal of the school does is lecture them, make them miss out on classes, and give them medicine Science class is the most diverse classes ever.Science fair is mandatory due to school needing funds

- submitted by a community member
April 20, 2012
I have been attending LECS since kindergarten and I'm currently in 8th grade. Honestly even though there's a bunch of bird poop and rats here the academics is what matters the most. Last year the 8th graders made 2nd place in the state in writing F-CAT. The staff is definitely NOT racist. Everyone participates in a silent read-in every year in honor of MLK. I LOVE this school and i believe that if you have a chance sign your child up immediately!

- submitted by a community member
August 27, 2011
LECS is a wonderful school that consistently out-performs traditional Florida schools. There are many projects, which are a great aid in learning, but they are not the sole basis for grading - there are many assessments that are not subjective, and the grading system is the most comprehensive that I have ever encountered. Last year LECS 3rd graders out performed all others in Orange county on the FCATs. Sounds like what they are doing is working! I am very pleased to have been lucky enough to get my daughter into a school that is not just "teaching to the FCATs", where a family atmosphere is fostered, and most everyone seems to share a "pride in ownership". The staff is very open to suggestions from both parents and students. My child did not start school at LECS in kindergarten, but this group is incredible. The principal sends post cards, parents help each other, and there are volunteer "new family liaisons" to help with transitions. I have never witnessed racism (as in local public schools), and our LECS "family" is quite diverse in race religion, and thought. Character education and community service are major concentrations at this little school with a huge heart!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2011
So 4 days into a new year and someone posts that our little diverse school that could is racist?? Yes it is better to get in on the ground floor, but it is a priveledge to "win the lottery"! the teaching standards and staff are incredible and only want the best for the children!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2011
this school is great for students that started in kindergarten. most of the grades are based on projects and are subjective.. they march to thier own drum which is not always a good thing. Also caters to the children that parents contribute to the school.Also administration appears to be selective and racist.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2011
In reading what seems like most of the posts, I am quite surprised. I can see a degree of truth regarding some of the negative comments, but I cannot agree with the extreme tone conveyed. My daughter has been at LECS since kindergarten and she is heading into 8th grade. We love LECS. The school is and will always be a part of the fabric of our lives. The teachers are committed to the children, which is reflected in their performance, attitudes, and confidence. The school has been a blessing to us. If in reality the problems are worse than how we actually see them, then I will say that my daughter s education has not been adversely effected. Instead we have watched her develop into a capable, high performing student.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2011
Check every school in Orange County, our FCAT scores are beyond the norm. Yes the facilty is lacking, but what is accomplished by the teachers and staff is truly miraculous! Our 3rd grades tested the highest in the county is ALL elementary schools, VERY impressive. Go watch "Looking for Superman" and see what education is lacking in this country and then see how much is done FOR LESS, with RESULTS!!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2011
There are so many benchmarks left to cover, teachers are rushing through without care as to whether or not students are actually learning the material. Teachers have actually told students they need to get through the material (so they can check off that they covered it) and have no time to actually TEACH the material. No different than the public school we left.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2011
This school is not clean. There is bird poop on the lunchroom tables, mice droppings in cabinets, buckets catching leaks in the bathrooms, mold growth in the walls. A very real and very scary health hazard. To make it worse, they are stingy with soap in the bathrooms and there have been days when students do not have access to soap when they use the bathroom.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2010
The administration of this school has actually purchased the building we are currently located in, We were told this building was TEMPORARY. This bldg has no cafeteria and no facilities for indoor or outdoor PE. Students and teachers endure school days with no heat and no a/c due to the old HVAC system. There have been mice seen in classrooms and birds fly into the "lunchroom".

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2010
We are new to this school and despite the unattractive and uncomfortable parking garage building this school is located in, teachers do the best they can here. No textbooks makes this school attractive to lots of learning styles like children that may have difficulty focusing or ADD kids. Small class size means more individual attention from teachers, perfect for my children that need more time and attention.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 24, 2010
I love attending lake eola charter school I learn so much there. I'm not saying that for fake. Im being real this school is amazing and think every kid should attend here.

- submitted by a student
January 02, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 19, 2009
In response to the last review, I find the homework level challenging but not overwhelming. You must be a committed parent while attending this school. The children are held to much higher standards than in the regular public schools. They are taught to be responsible, flexible and organized at a much earlier age while attending L.E.C.S. It is not a school for everone, but everyone who is successful there is more than prepared for high school and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2009
So much of the work is done outside of the classroom by the students themselves. While this is educational, they already spend SEVEN hours a day IN school and then must spend HOURS after school and on weekends doing homework & projects. No time for sports, community, or church let alone family!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
I love LECS because it is a small school and keeps my kids a bit sheltered from the craziness that goes on in large schools, especially middle school. I believe the teachers, admin, care of parents all contribute to this. Also, my children are really excelling academically. They are getting a very good education at LECS.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2009
My daughter is happy and learning daily!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
It's small but mighty! Lots of heart and great for kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
Great educators, disciplined students, and challenging students to higher standards.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 23, 2009
Lake Eola Charter School is the best school because they have a small student teacher ratio and the children get one on one attention and the help they need to learn and the teacher's care about the student's.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
My child is learning so much at Lake Eola Charter School. The school makes such an effort to incorporate the Arts in the school. The school has multiple outing each month at different locations, and I feel this really helps the learning sink into their brains. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
A+ school for 5+ years. 200 students on the waiting list to get in.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
My child is in his 7th year at Lake Eola Charter School. What I love is that no matter what class he is in, his teacher has a lesson plan to fit his needs, as she does with each child in her/his class. Instead of one lesson plan for 25 kids, there at 25 lesson plans that bring 25 children successfully through their school year, accomplishing each benchmark that has been established. There is no teaching to 'the Test', rather teaching problem solving skills and thinking. It is a WONDERFUL school!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
We just arrived at Lake Eola Charter School but my son loves going to school everyday!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
great school, great kids, awesome staff! My children love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
It is like an extension of my family. The teachers and parents are so friendly and the teachers are WONDERFUL!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
My daughter started LECS this year...she is back to being excited about learning and absolutely loves it. She can't wait to wake up in the morning and get to school. I feel blessed knowing she's getting the best education in Orlando and she thinks learning is fun again!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
The teachers are absolutely the best. I believe my children receive the best education in the area - at least as good as the best private schools around. We have been here for over 9 years and have much more to go. We would not have our children anywhere else. Our building is an eyesore, but what happens between the 4 walls of the classrooms is magical. All our kids are expected to succeed - and they do - beautifully.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Best school around. We all love it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Our teachers LOVE their students! My children know that their teachers LOVE what they do and LOVE being the classroom with them. My children actually look forward to going to Lake Eola Charter School.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Out of the box style...true creativity is exploding here!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
It is the most hands on, involved school where everyone really cares

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
I love Everything. all the children I know are doing extremly well.The school offers opportunities well beyond any other school I know. From great teacher/student ratio's to the chance to go on trips out of the country. What a great place to grow up in and learn beyond the 3 'R's'

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 21, 2009
Our school provides highly effective teaching and a positive, encouraging environment.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Everything about it. Small classes, individual attention. Top notch education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
LECS is a great school because everyone knows each other ,curriculam is so good and the teachers prepare the kids very well for the the test , the school has very good descipline policy .At the end all kids very well prepared to go to the high school.To get touch with the teachers are easy ,everyone communicates well ,all have only one goal which is all about KIDS .

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
This is my daughters first year @ Lake Eola Charter School. Her kindergarden teacher is amazing!! Im glad I chose this school for her education.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
The education experience at LECS compares favorably to leading private institutions, the attention and care of the staff is 2nd to none.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
The school provides 1:1 child teacher time, more than public school. Also love the small class sizes.

- submitted by a community member
September 21, 2009
Love the school! Best teachers in the Central Florida area. We have great kids and they make them even greater.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Lake Eola is the best school that i have ever had my kids attend i know have a 9th grader that if it was not for the dedication of his teachers and schools to push him to exell he wouldnt be were his at i also have a 3rd grader doing the same go lecs i love the teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
LECS believes that every child is capable of achieving great things. They have extremely high expectations and the kids prove them right consistently. If you believe they can, they believe they can and then it happens. I love the school because every parent there wants the best for their child and will do anything to make it happen. I love that the teachers are so committed to the kids that they tear up with pride when talking about their accomplishments. I love that it feels more like an extended family than a school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
LECS is the best, the teachers, staff and Principal care about the children and are devoted to teaching them what they need to know and more, our children enjoying learning because the teachers make it interesting and fun to come to school everyday.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I feel that our school has always offered one of the best curriculumis in the orange county school district. Our students are more prepared to go on and further their education in higher learning institutions because of the competitiiveness and learning skills that are instilled at lake eola. I do beleive that is something to brag about.......

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
My 2 boys have gone their since Kindergarden and it has been a great experience!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I think that lake eola charter shcool is committed to its students and their achievements. The principal really cares about the school and all of her students.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
LECS fosters a learning environment that makes kids love to learn and encourages them to learn at their own pace. The teachers are excellent as well and it shows in the academic success of the kids. The kids love their school, their teachers and classmates. All around an awesome school we are very blessed to be part of.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
My child has come from a public Sch and Lake Eola and done wonders for her personally and educationally. .

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
Great parents, amazing staff and the best kids in all of Orange County.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The building is not much. But the teachers are wonderful. And the parents probably put in more volunteer hours than any other local school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2009
As a former student who just recently moved on to high school, I have to say that my experience at LECS wasn't anything less than great. Though the social aspect of the school leaves something to be desired, I made some of the best friends I'll ever had there, and I was more than prepared for high school. One of the greatest things about LECS is that teachers don't focus on preparing for FCAT. They focus on teaching, and it works. My class had some of the highest test scores in the state for math, reading, writing, and science. The staff are great, which I came to realize in my 8th grade year. The facility is admittedly not the greatest, but the director is trying very, very hard to change that. I couldn't have asked for a better 8th grade year, especially the week long trip to Washington D.C.

- submitted by a student
August 26, 2009
please read my review and know that i have experienced the school more than most parents have. i am a former student of LECS, i first went there in second grade and continued all the way through 8th grade. im now a freshman in high school, just got done with my third day at school. While attending LECS i received the best education i possibly could. due to the small number of students bullying was virtually never a problem. no one ever got lost. every one knows every one. But the fact that kids start learning science fair in the fourth grade, and can move on to state and even international levels by middle school is amazing. the teachers are great, they treat students like theyre people not small children. they become like friends. send your children here.and i have made what i hope to be lifelong friends there

- submitted by a community member
December 09, 2008
Over all LECS is a good school that has its pros, and cons- but defiantly its pros!

- submitted by a student
November 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2008
Both my children have had and is still having the great benefit of an education at this school. It is now without its faults, i.e. small, underfunded, but this is more than compensated for by the commitment of the teachers and staff. Lots of homework that more than prepares for the High school magnets.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 05, 2008
I agree there is too much homework. Especially in the summer. Requiring reading is fine and one oral project is o'kay too, but the present summer requirements are way too much for families that actually plan on not being home during summer vacation (imagine). Summer is time for travel and travel is educational!! It also should be an opportunity for a child to have lots of unscheduled time to daydream, imagine, and create. Really hard to do if they are stressed about all the projects due and how to fit them in to the limited time they are at home.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2008
Our children have been at lecs for more than three years. As my children have moved into the middle school years, we find the teachers increasingly lack compassion and respect when communicating with students (and wonder why the students are becoming increasingly disrespectful in response). The curriculum is wonderful, but the homework is just too much. The workload required for summer gets increased every year, this year requiring more than three books to be read and presentations due, as well as a thick math packet. The students feel like there is never an end to homework, never any true break....There is always, always, always a project due.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 09, 2008
I agree this is a school of choice. Ive been absolutely thrilled with mine... 3 children here for 5 years and the education for ALL the children is more than comparable to a public school AP, or Ip or gifted program (actually better than public school gifted- My experience) and children dont have to be staffed or tested in everybody gets a good education Imagine that!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2007
I regretfully allowed my children to attend LECS because it was the cheapest alternative to an undesirable school assignment for our family. Would I do it again? No, I realize now my children deserved so much more than they received, socially and academically.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2007
LECS is the best school ever! I've been going here since third grade and have only 1 more year after this. I've been to public school and I can say LECS is much better. Our teachers take extra time to explain critera to us so we all understand. Our f-cat scores are some of the best. Just because our building isn't the best people judge us I mean public schools have better buildings and we over exceed them. Our director is the best. She knows all of us personally, so do all of our teachers. At my school we learn academics, charcter, and lifelong skills. I'd never ever want to go anywhere else. All of the kids are friendly and welcome you in as part of the family. I think everyone deserves a school like LECS.

- submitted by a student
October 21, 2007
I am a former student at LECS and I know what a dictatorship is like. Students and parents didn t have any say, only what Ms. Denoia allowed (read other comments). It was all academics and no social time at all. I was told they didn t have any sports because they were afraid of being sued and could not afford the insurance. Since the school is in downtown Orlando, LECS has big iron gates for a reason. I had a few friends, but they lived far from us and I couldn t relate to the kids in my neighborhood. My parents finally realized what was going on and I escaped. Parents, for your kid s sake, don t be fooled by the FCAT; it hides a lot of flaws. When I left, it was like a life changing experience. Conway Middle School ROCKS!

- submitted by a former student
October 20, 2007
Two of my children have graduated from Lake Eola, one is still there and will be until she graduates. This is a school of choice. If a parent is unhappy they should go elsewhere. Is this school perfect? No, but I wouldn't have my kids anywhere else. My two who are now in high school could not have been better prepared especially in Langauge Arts and Science. I thank Ms. DeNoia for her leadership and vision for this school!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2007
Actually, I think some of these people have some sour grapes to deal with. In my opinion, the principal is probably responsible for the school's success. The teachers are terrific, and if they're not, she's not afraid to send them on to a 'better fit.' She runs a tight ship but both teachers and s tudents seem happy there. The curriculum is good--hasn't yet caved to the FCAT mind-numbing paperwork. And the teachers let the kids be kids and seem to actually like it. There's good energy at LECS. And my kids have been in both public and private schools. This is my favorite to date. Cheers. Yay for DeNoia and Stucker and Urtz and Freedman and Demyan and the other excellent LECS teachers!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2007
LECS is the best! The teachers and staff are wonderful. To the person that complained about communication, the teachers are very accessible through email, answering any questions or referring you to the right person that can answer your question.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2007
Sounds like some LECS parents have their heads buried in the sand unfortunately. The common denominator you will hear from most parents at Lake Eola is that there is a major communication problem, particularly with the director (just look at the past annual surveys). There is no doubt some of the teachers at Lake Eola are second to none but unfortunately the negatives outweigh those positives. It's a shame because it is a great concept but your children deserve better than just a great concept.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2007
i am currently going to LECS and i love it. The teachers are great and so is the atmosphere. our bulding is not the best but that is our only flaw, if you have the chance...come here!

- submitted by a student
September 25, 2007
As a parent of three children who attended Lake Eola Charter School, don't be lured by the academics and the high test scores. Take time to really read the comments. According to the June 29th review, the Director, there is no Principal, 'who keeps the teachers,students and parents in line'. Also, find out about the how to be a board member. When I left, the only way to be on the board is to be nominated and voted by the same board. If you have a problem with the Director, your only recourse was to address the Board, where the Director is a member. If I had to do it all over again, I would never send my kids to this mess.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2007
Do not send your children here if you care about their education predominantly because of the director. She is very negative and condescending and has a complete inability to distinguish between fact and fiction. The academics are not what is represented. It is average, at best, and does not stand up to the rigorous academics of a lot of other schools in Orange County. There is no communication between the office/teachers and the parents. You do not get any papers or tests back so you have no idea how your child is doing. Your child, likewise, does not get feedback; they are not told what they did wrong so they can improve the next time. Parents send their children there because it is a cheaper alternative than their unacceptable school assignment.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2007
this school owes its success to the dynamic leadership of its principal who keeps the teachers,students and parents in line.her discipline and hard work and her ability to involve parents in its success is just amazing.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2006
We have been here only a short time, and already notice remarkable changes in our kids. I am very happy with the academic program, parents are very involved, really just a big family.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
I found the level of academic instruction to be the bind that held more than anything else LECS. The class rooms were messy, cluttered, poorly lit and varied in tempture. Staff memebers really loved the children but clearly struggled with lack of funds to make the atmosepher engaging. As far as 'music, sports, art & other extracurricular activities'... I hope one day they have that to offer because what little they did was incondusive to working parents and expensive. There is simply no space to have such ammenities just like any after school programs/transperation, parking, committee meetings and class room space. In a diferent setting and better management, this school would be the best in Orlando.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2006
Pros - Parent involvement is required, and has a great effect on the school. Academics are very valued. Cons - The facility is horrible. Needs to be moved to a new building.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2006
My child went to Kindergarten for the 05-06 school year.There were some major issues that need to be addressed.There was a total lack of instruction in regards to homework. Inconstant daily behavior notes. Student favoritism. Just to name a few. Not being able to be at the school everyday, it was very hard to get information of what was going on with the classroom, events and programs. This was the first year for the teacher. Hopefully next year will have better communication between the teacher and parents.The school as a whole, seems to be very dedicated. With lots of parent involvment. Love that they go to the main public library every week. Wish they could have more recess/recreation time. Oh and a lunch room!! I would recommend this school with hopes of more work on communication. Academically the school rates very well.In the top 10 in the county.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2006
My son went to Kindergarten in 2005-2006 school year. The teacher is new to the school. From talking to her, she loved teaching there. Having volunteered in her class numerous time, I think she has tremendous energy and love for the children. My son always surprise me with what he learned at school. For example, he was telling me about spider anatomy (cephalothorax and spinneret). The building is not pretty. I hope they can find a new building for this excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
This school is amazing. If you want to send your child to an educational facility that truly provides experiential learning activities for the student then this is place for your son or daughter. Parent support is huge and they play a big role in the schoool. Including being on the hiring committee for new teachers. Administrators and facility alike are committed to excellence and believe that since childern are individual there should be different ways of teaching them as well. There is no one size fits all at this school. Therefore their A is well earned and well deserved. A gem of a school.

- submitted by a teacher
May 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2006
Our daughter has attended LECS since 2nd grade and is now an eighth grader moving on to high school. She has had a very positive experience and a strong basic education to build from. LECS strong points are there teachers and there strong adhereance to guideline set out up front. Homework, uniforms and behavior are stressed but so are fun, hands on education and a development of a community spirit. This sense of community is built through the fact that parents are required to volunteer a minimum of 25 hours yearly so there are always parents around doing something and we are always doing something to better our community, be it a coats for kids drive or visiting the elderly in a nursing home. Week points. No cafateria, the school building leaves a lot to be desired and the princple can be a bit gruff but overall it's terrific.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2006
This school is a great school, small community, so the kids get a ton of one on one attention. The standards at this school are higher than a regular public school in Orange County so if you have a child coming in to, say, grades 3 or higher, it might take them a little while to adjust as the kids here are taught to take the initiative and be organized,etc, on their own, whereas in my past experiences in public schools in Orange County, the teachers make sure the kids are on top of things - at Lake Eola Charter the kids really need to learn to be independant and take the initiative on their own.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2006
My son has had the most amazing educational and social experience at Lake Eola Charter School. He's been there for eight years, since the school first received its charter. He previously attended a private school and I rate his education at LECS in step with what you receive at a private school. I feel priviledged to be a part of this school. I only wish there was a LECS high school! Director and staff are all A+.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2005
The teacher's show concern and have great communication with parents. The office is not as great in giving information/updates/etc.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2005
I went to this school 2 years ago and its small but good.

- submitted by a former student
August 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2005
Great School. Super teachers. Not enough funding to provide a full scale school. No transportation of after school care. Building not the best but the faculty make up for what is lacking in the building.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2005
Great school! My son has been there for 5yrs since Kindergarten. Classes are challenging. There are lots of projects. Expectations are high so it may not be appropriate for below grade level students. Great students! No major behavior problems because teachers/principal follows through with consequences. Great parents/parent participation. Parents are required to volunteer 25/30 hrs a year. Many parents do much more!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
Absolutely a phenomenal school. Terrific Teachers, great parental participation, awesome extracurricular activities. If I didnt know better I would think my kids were in a private school!

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2005
Excellent school for energetic boys! We have found innovation and autonomy drive the teachers. Principal and teachers show concern for the individual child and for the student body as a whole. This school is willing and able to foster your child. The teachers are dedicated and able to do what it takes to make your child feel successful.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
We chose this school for the small class size and emphasis on academics. In addition to Spanish and exposure to art & science, the children get plenty of fresh air and exercise daily. We are extremely pleased with my son's teacher and feel there is a high level of parent involvement at this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2005
Too much turn over in middle school math teachers.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2004
My child went to the best reputed private school in Orlando before we moved him to LECS. LECS has been a far better experience. Instead of moaning about hating school like he used to, he can't wait to get to LECS every morning. The school is small, which means he's not lost in a sea of children and has had the opportunity to be recognized for his talents. The amount of flexibility and hands-on creative work at the school is impressive. The teachers are second to none. The children (and parents) nurture each other, instead of competing and excluding one another like they did at his former school. My son is a young teenager and moved to LECS at a crucial fork in the road of his life. It is because of LECS that he chose the right fork.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2004
My child has just completed his first year at Lake Eola. He had previously attended private his entire school career. I am thrilled with the education he has received this year and would put this school up against any school, public or private, in terms of quaility of education. Every teacher has been excellent, highly effective and tuned in to areas in need of improvement. The director has been accessible and diligent in addressing all of our concerns. This school operates on a shoestring budget. With that in mind, the priorities are clear. While there is not an emphasis on extra ciricular activities, I am comfortable in the knowledge that my child's academic ability is constantly being challenged and improved. And though no one likes to talk about standardized testing, standardized testing is a fact that makes a difference and opens doors for children later (SAT/ACT for college).

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2004
I cant tell you how above average and above standards in this state this school is. I have two different children attending with two different styles of learning and abilities and both are absolutely thriving. The teachers are top rate and comitted to the education of every student in this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
LECS teaches each child at the level they are at no matter what grade the child is in. No child has to wait while others catch up, but if extra help is needed by a child in a subject it is always available. I also am happy that not much emphasis is placed on the FCAT Tests. The school worries more about providing an excellent education, then the test scores take care of themselves.

- submitted by a parent
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Lake Eola Charter School
135 North Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL  32801
(407) 246-0900
Last modified Lake Eola Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lake Eola Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 102 reviews. Top