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Lake Eola Charter School

Charter | K-8 | 218 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:
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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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!


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 3, 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


Posted December 6, 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


Posted December 4, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted November 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted October 2, 2009

My daughter is happy and learning daily!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

It's small but mighty! Lots of heart and great for kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

Great educators, disciplined students, and challenging students to higher standards.


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 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
52%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 52% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
86%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 51% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 State average
White 59% 42%
Black 17% 23%
Hispanic 13% 29%
Asian 6% 3%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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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