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Oakshire Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 606 students

 

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Posted October 30, 2013

This is my sons first year here, and I am very pleased with his teacher, Mrs De La Torre. She is amazing ! I am constantly in communication with her via email, and my son adores her. She is always helping and pointing out areas that he needs more work on, and I have already seen many improvements. She's an amazing teacher !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

This year will be my daughter's 2nd year at Oakshire. I have nothing but good things to say about the teachers & staff. The teachers are very caring & the school was named an A school again. My daughter learned so much last year & she loves going to school there. She is reading above grade level thanks to her teacher & teacher's aide last year, and in addition to that she made honor roll all 4 semesters! The teachers are really good about keeping parents informed of what's going on in class, what your child needs extra help on, and responding to emails. It's a privilege to send my daughter to such a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2013

I am a former student of Oakshire. I moved to Florida, and based on reviews my parents sent me there. It was a nightmare. First, you can clearly tell that the staff favor Hispanics. Please, I am not racist, but it isn't fair that one person get placed above another on race. I was bullied there severely for being Caucasian. Did anyone care? Nope. It was no big deal. Secondly, my teacher swore at us. Yes, swore. She also wasn't hesitant to whip out her phone and text right in the middle of class. She insulted us daily. With that one teacher, she made us bring our textbooks back and forth daily. My parents weighed my book bag that contained all the required material. It weighed 30 pounds. And the P.E. staff was so horrible. There was no lack of insults from them. No matter how hot it was outside (one instance where it hit 102) we were made to walk around the basketball court in a line without talking. There was also several times where they made us do exercised similar to what they do in the military. We had to squat until our legs hurt. We stayed like this for an hour. My knees were shaking and buckling. If you have any sense, you will not send your child to this horrid school.


Posted June 28, 2011

Oakshire is a great place to work. The administration and staff really care about the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 16, 2010

This school is amazing I'm in 5th grade and been here since kindergarten I love all my teachers ,,, OAKSHIRE ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted March 2, 2010

The school has a new principal. I can't say too much about him. I hear his voice everytime the county answering service calls my house to leave a message about different events that are going on in the county, but I do not see him doing too much for the school. There are teachers who still do not know how to use the school and county's computer system, so it is difficult for kids to keep up when they are absent and need to make up work. Also, many teachers take their time before updating their students' grades on the computer. So parents of three kids (like me) have a hard time trying to keep track of their kids' progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2009

My grandson was in Kindergarden with Mrs. Berrios. I was very pleased with her(only wish she could follow him to graduation). She was very helpful and had many very good ideas regarding teaching. I would give her 5 stars.


Posted February 17, 2009

This school needs more attention on children who are in need. They need to give parents resource3s on what to do if your child is failing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

It's my kids first year in school and I'm very happy so far and so are they. Parents have to get involved in the children's education, we can't expect ONE teacher to teach 20+ kids everything they need to learn, so they expect us to help and it's understandable. The only thing I'm not happy about is how expensive school is turning out to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2008

This school care for the students & parents. Teacher are always looking forward to help the students succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

Oakshire Elementary School it's an amazing BILINGUAL school. I have my children admitted there for the past 3 years and absolutly I'm so happy w/ the professionalism and dedication of the staff with the active student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

I am happy with the curriculum. However I am very confused with the PTA and their fundraising. Their are constantly raffling or fundraising and i wonder what goes back to the kids. Everything the kids participate in they have to pay for. Their meetings should be more organized and planning for what is to come ahead and perhaps have a budget report what has come in and what is being spent on the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

I am very happy with the school and it's curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

Principal lacks leadership skills. Very little interaction with the students. No extracurricular activities at all. The great news - The teachers are amazing. My children have had the best year after year. However, the teachers need the principals support The school should also mandate uniforms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2007

i liked this school very much. i am in 6 grade and went to oakshire last year.the teachers call on u even if you r quiet.i want to thank mrs.sinclaire,mrs.leya-craig,mrs.howard,etc. I REALLY RECOMMAND MRS.HOWARD THE 2 GRADE TEACHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO MRS.HOWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 1, 2007

I am very pleased with the education at Oakshire. My son loves going to school there. The teachers are very caring and helpful when you need them. I recommend this school to anyone new to the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2006

This is my son's first year. He was not sure of school but now he loves it. Thank you Mrs. Peplow for making his first school year a great experience. You have been a very big help with his education. I would recommend this school to everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2006

Wonderful school with caring teachers!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 9, 2005

Great school! teachers are very good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2005

We moved here from out of state. So far we are pleased with the education our children are getting form this school. The only problem we have had is that majority of the kids speak spanish and ours do not. They were a little intemidated about that.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
94%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
47%

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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
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

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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 81%
Black 9%
White 7%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 187%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 243%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%66%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. WILLIAM BOHN
Fax number
  • (407) 251-2514

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14501 Oakshire Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32824
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Phone: (407) 251-2500

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