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Lake Eola Charter School

Charter | K-8 | 219 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 7 ratings

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted January 18, 2005

Too much turn over in middle school math teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted March 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted June 18, 2003

Extremely happy with Lake Eola Charter School. But the important thing is that my son, Matthew, is happy. The only thing my son does not like is the fact that they do not have a lunch room or cafeteria. Planning lunch everyday is difficult at times but manageable most of the time. This is one bad thing but Lake Eola has so many other good things.


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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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
87%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
100%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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 59%
Black 17%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 49%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Female 51%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 50%66%61%
Master's degree 50%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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