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Northlake Park Community Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 947 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted March 23, 2014

Thank Ms Wendy our principal who makes all the personal effort to keep our School the best and a 5 star.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2014

I love this school because your children is unique,all the employes are very professional, I'm glad to have my son in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2014

That is the Best School in Central Florida, where you can see very famous people around because it serves the best gated Community in the area. The LakeNona Golf and Country Club, the staff are just the best. We thank them every day for the wonderful care with our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2013

I am considering a move the neighborhood and Northlake Park is the assigned school. I called reception and asked if I could see the school and was transferred to an Assistant Principal's voicemail and did not get the courtesy of any reply at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2012

My kids attended NLP from K-5th and I am very happy with the education they received. My oldest is finishing middle school and she came out well prepared for all the demands of her advanced and honors courses in another school. The teachers they both have had were all excellent. They all went above and beyond for all their students. However, I am concerned that although parents are welcomed, there is some kind of preferential treatment for a group of parents. Seems when there is an issue with their kids, the administration bends over backwards to make those parents happy, regardless of the consequences. But when is another group of parents who are not happy, the same treatment is not granted. I also have an issue with discipline. If there is a child that has a major behavioral issue why is that child not removed from the room immediately? Seems to me that the whole class suffers because of the ONE child. The teacher must be overwhelmed when there is not a lot of outside support with these situations. I understand these kids have special needs and benefit from a regular classroom, but the effect on the majority of the kids should not be overlooked.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2012

This may be a good school, but when the children fail the FCAT in reading and passes with excellent grades in all other subjects there's is a problem. And if you ask the teacher why? and tell you "I don't know", its a big disappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

I am very happy with this school. Teachers are excellent on meeting the curriculum. My daughter did very good during the whole year and passed the FCAT. For me this means they did their job. The staff is very friendly. I love having lunch with my daughter whenever I'm off work. Few things I don't like, it's what they offer for lunch. Their food does not taste good. The other thing, it's that my daughter told me they had recess once a week. She finished 3rd grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2011

My son has been going to Northlake for three years and I love it! I know that my son goes to a safe well tought school, the principal and teachers are amazing. The parents involvement is AMAZING.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

Great school and teachers, but extremely high frequency of fundraising efforts in this bad economy. Seems like every few weeks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2010

I love this school. My kids go to Moss Park Elementary now, which I hate. NLP is so much better, truly friendly administration! The car line and the way they actually teach the curriculum, and pay attention to the students is amazing! Hopefully get to have my kids back there next year!! If you have a choice over the two schools, do yourself a favor and pick Northlake Park!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2010

I totally agree with both posts below. The lack of after school program is really the only bad thing I can say about the school. My daughter has been here for 2 years and absolutely loves the school but the YMCA before & after school program are SO expensive! She attended the program for about 2 months, because I was on bed rest, and we had to withdraw her from the program b/c it was just more than we could afford.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2010

I wish they offered an after school program other than the YMCA which is very expensive esspecially when I have not intentions on using the YMCA for anything other than the after school program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2010

This is a wonderful school. My son has received a grade 'a' education. But I do not like the fact that the school does not offer any afterschool activities other than the YMCA., which is very expensive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

I would like to commment on post dated May 11, 2007. Simply not true. You can sign up to volunteer in your child's classroom. I can also join them for lunch. Naturally, for our children's safety, we are required to sign in at the office anytime we visit. Naturally, to keep structure and the comfort daily routine provides, teachers manage their own classroom volunteer schedules. There is also a very active and efficient PTA at NLP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

Excellent school wonderful teachers and great progrmas for all the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

I have two children (2nd & K) who attend NLP. We moved to the Lake Nona area specifically to attend this school and have not been disapointed in the least! The teachers are wonderful, the facilities are top notch, and the administration honestly seems to care about both the kids and the parents! The integrated YMCA is wonderful! My kids go to after school (which is more like a camp atmosphere) and participate in virtual year round activities (flag football, baseball, basketball, soccer for my son and basketball, cheerleading, soccer for my daughter. This school is top notch!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2008

We moved to NLP last year, Mid -year, from a sm private school--my children were behind. Our teachers helped us get caught up and we are above grade level now. Teachers, students, and parents are Great! I volunteer every week- We are Thankful we found a Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2007

I like my child class room teacher. I think she is great. On the other hand, I do not appreciate the school system trying to keep parents from going to their child's classroom at all costs because it could be viewed as 'disruptive' I am glad we were only here a couple of months and there is only a couple of days left of school...is this what we have to look forward to in Orange County Florida?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

This schools entire focus is the F-CAT. Our children are suffering because of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2006

This school is great. The teachers are outstanding and the principal really cares.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

181 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

178 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
92%
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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

175 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

175 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

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

  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 46%
White 39%
Asian 6%
Black 6%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 131%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 215%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 2%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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9055 Northlake Parkway
Orlando, FL 32827
Phone: (407) 852-3500

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