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11001 Bloomfield Drive
Orlando, FL 32825

(407) 737-1470
(407) 737-1471
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April 08, 2015
The teachers at this school are absolutely fantastic. However, there is a huge crisis involving Accelerated Reading at this school. The upper management are using this program to the extreme, forcing children to read way beyond the point of learning or enjoyment. If the children are unable to complete their goals (usually 3 books at 100% per book per week for the younger children), they are "motivated" to keep trying by various methods including lunch detention, loss of treasure boxes, walking during recess, etc. My children have always been excellent readers, due to the fact that I encourage and let them read for enjoyment. This has naturally driven up their reading "scores". Since we moved into this school, I have noticed a steady decline in motivation to continue, as reading has now become a chore...and their score actually decreased because they stopped caring. I wish the principal would trust the phenomenal teachers at this school to find methods other than coercion and abuse of an otherwise good program to naturally nurture the children at this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 06, 2014
Since my daughters have attended this school I have nothing negative to say regarding their academic progress. My daughter's 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Aymat was always available and informed me of any additional academic resources to help my child. Now in 3rd grade I can see her teachers work very hard and do everything they can to motivate students. . As for my Kindergartener I am more than happy that her teacher Mrs. Perez worked really hard in ensuring that she is 1st grade ready before she went on Maternity. My only complaint is that there is so little parent involvement represented in the PTA meetings. It makes me sad to see so many families at dances, etc yet at PTA often there is less than 10 individuals. Meetings are only 1 time per month usually after 5pm and PTA is so so important. It provided information about your child's classroom grade, activities at school and how the money collected gets spent. Also you can bring your child and have them use the computer in the media center. If any parents are reading this please help support the PTA it really makes a difference in having more parent and even teachers involvements.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2014
Ms Miranda is the best kindergarten teacher.Both of my children excelled in her classroom.Thank you Lawton Chiles!

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March 16, 2011
This is a great school. I have two children enrolled. My son is in 2nd grade and my daughter in 5th grade. They have been there for the previous year as well. The teachers and staff are excellent and are attentive to the needs of students. Their zero tolerance for bullying is great. Among the fantastic teachers such as Mrs. Hoyos, Mrs. Murphy, Ms. Gaumond, Mr. Schafer, Mrs. Carillo are only a few that I have had contact with and as a parent appreciate their great teaching skills!!! Awesome!!! Great School.

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December 04, 2008
Very good school. The principle is very attentive, and takes full ownership of his school.

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no rating
July 27, 2008
This is a wonderful school. My child had a great learning experience in 4th grade with Ms. Skoloski and Ms. Rick. These teachers were there for the student. I must admit at first I thought they were too challenging for students until I saw the progress my child was making throughout the year. These two teachers are demanding, but now I am so glad that my child was in their classes. I would like to see the office have better communication with parents. When calling the school most of the time, no one will answer the phone. It was also very difficult to get the vice principal to call you back.

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June 12, 2008
From the outside Lawton Chiles looks like a great school and generally speaking it is good. There are definitely many excellent teachers, but the administration and support staff are weak. Unfortunately, the principal and assistant principal are more concerned about campus 'politics' than making decisions for the best interest of the staff and students.

- submitted by a community member

August 04, 2007
I absolutely LOVE this school and the efforts put forth by the majority of the faculty and staff. My child had Ms. Beaghley in K and Mrs. Joseph in first grade and my child, as well as the rest of the family ADORED them both. Keep up the good work LCES!

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2007
Lawton Chiles has been a wonderful school for our daughter. Her first year I was a little concerned with the effort on the teachers part but first and second grade have made up for it ten fold. Mrs.Braga and Mrs. Shever have put a great deal of their own time and resources into their classes and it shows in the students love of learning. Keep up the great work.

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2007
LCES is a school that is helpful but I am not impressed with some of the staff members. The assistant principal is wonderful and inspiring to everyone she deals with at the school. They use a red circle system in the cafe, it does not do anything but anger the lunch room monitors. They need to find a better solution. It has not worked in three years. The pta has very few meetings and is mostly run by staff members. Don't expect quick help for ESE and Gifted testing.

- submitted by a parent

August 09, 2006
This is my daughters 3rd year there and we love it. Everyone that you meet is very helpful. The lafter school program is wonderful...we love Ms. Donna for all her efforts to keep the kids occupied after school and during the summer. The teaching staff is great. Mrs. Braga did a wonderful job last year and Mrs. Shever seems to be just as wonderful! We feel it is going to be a great year for learning! I try to go on as many field trips as I can and they are great! Mr. G is the best principal! He is always around keeping an eye on everyone. Can't wait to see our grade this year!

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2006
This school is family/parent friendly. Teachers are wonderful; they are highly motivated which easily attracts the children to learn. They work with each child in reaching their individual potential. The teachers challenge the children appropriately. No child s gets bored. The surrounding neighborhood helps make this school; next to Waterford Shopping area, Lockheed Martin, beautiful subdivisions - where you can feel that the community cares about the environment for their children. We feel safe here knowing the surrounding neighborhood does not harbor sex offenders. If you ever visit the school you can sense that the students are very well behaved than other schools.

- submitted by a parent

January 10, 2006
This year I am very happy with my sons teacher. Mr. Hernan has been great with him. He lets me know how he can improve and how. My son likes going to school. The afterschool program is good too. The one thing I would like the school to improve on is if they are trying to get a hold of me(his mother) leave a message if I don't ansewer. there is nothing worse than being at work and seeing that the school has called but don't know why, then try to get a hold of someone not happening. I understand being busy, just please leave a message.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2005
My son transferred to Lawton Chiles from a private school a year ago. I worried at first,but I was pleasantly surprised that he had a much more personalized educational experience more tailored to his learning style. He was unable to cope socially with his peers at his old school, now he is a social butterfly and a honors student. Lawton is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best and learn to respect each others differences. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is very much in tune with all aspects of the school and is a good solid, positive leader who has the respect and support of his staff, students, and parents. We look forward to being a part of the Lawton Chiles family for many years to come.

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August 16, 2005
This school is great; lots of diversity, good teachers, the principal is awsome(Mr.G.)

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July 15, 2005
Very good school. The faculty is always willing to walk the extra mile.

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June 27, 2005
This school has great music and art teachers. My son's fourth grade teacher was a real inspiration to us all. You give these teachers the support they need, and your children will do well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 26, 2005
It seems like a good school given the area it is in.

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April 19, 2004
Not sure, but looks good according to scores listed.

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August 06, 2003
'I really really like it a lot. This school has a lot of love,support,encouragement, and care to there students. The halls are broke down in color coordinated halls, and the music,art, P.E,etc. classes have there own class so thats very nice of them. I loved it a lot and I had to leave after 4th grade. I also still remember the theme song, We are the Lawtons the Lawton walkins and here today to say that we love.....etc. I miss so much, and this comment brings back memories to me. I am now in the 7th grade. Thank You!

- submitted by a student
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Lawton Chiles Elementary School
11001 Bloomfield Drive, Orlando, FL  32825
(407) 737-1470
Last modified Lawton Chiles Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lawton Chiles Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top