Students enrolled 661
School leader MS. SHARON JENKINS
Transportation options Yes
District Orange County School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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13501 Balcombe Road
Orlando, FL 32837

(407) 251-2560
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4 stars
Based on 48 ratings

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November 12, 2012
Teachers are very good and are deeply involved with the students.The administrative staff is doing a great job in raising the bars..

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2012
Endeavor Elementary has a wonderful and caring staff. Students are given every opportunity to grow and excell. There are numerous challenges set before them...children who are motivated to learn and succeed wiill do very well there. Currently there is a very dedicated PTA and many events for parents to participate in. Parents however should think about giving some of their time...especially if they have little ones entering the school. Children value it and so do the staff.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2011
I am proud of this school, and thank God my daughter started her kindergaten in such a good school, my son will be joining big sis soon!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2011
This school has everthyng but a hearth. It is like boothcamp, not a loving caring environment. Sad experience for our family...

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2009
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August 09, 2009
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July 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2009
You have to give Ms. Kimble and Couret a lot of credit. They really kicked it into high gear this past year. The Reading Plus requirement was a genuis idea. Parents of Endeavor students can be proud that this is the best elementary school in the Hunter's Creek area.

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May 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2009
Yes, there were some bumps in the road with the change of Principals, which is to be expected. Mrs. Kimble has found her way, though, and this has been a great year for the school. As a teacher, if you are a positive, team player that has the best interest of the school, students and community in mind, you are certainly amongst her 'favorites.' Negativity and constant bucking of the system are not tolerated, and I am just fine with that!

- submitted by a teacher
February 21, 2009
As a former teacher at Endeavor, the change of principals from Mrs. Vitale to Mrs. Kimble was the biggest mistake for the school. Mrs. Kimble is an authoratative leader that places favorites among staff. I am glad I no longer work there.

- submitted by a teacher
January 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2008
I have mixed feelings abou this school because I've had children attend it since day one (when it opened) and it's changed - and not always for the better. My children have have generally liked their teachers and they have friends there. I'm afraid, though, after looking at the recent FCAT scores that we might see Endeavor drop to a 'B' school. There are some things going on, and yes, I've volunteered lots of my time throughout the years and voiced my opinions, which weren't always welcomed.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2008
My boys have attended Endeavor for the last 2 years, and love it! They have had wonderful teachers who have been very open to my concerns and suggestions for their academic needs. Changes have been made, but all organizations go thru changes, a school is no different. If you are unhappy then you MUST get involved and stop complaining. This school welcomes volunteers and now more than ever needs your help to continue the positive changes, and fun activities that were offered this past year. Please relize how lucky the kids of Endeavor are to have teachers and staff that care. Let's get ready for a great 2008!

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2008
Changes? Yes, there were changes. Let's see...school spirit was all over the place. From the front lobby that was always decorated in a fun way to the new car magnets to the introduction of new school colors. For the first time, we had a Father-Daughter Dance, a Mother-Son Night of Magic, a Fall Festival where staff members and Administration participated in a Pie-Eating Contest, an Olympic-Themed Reading Celebration, a Science Club that attended the Science Olympiad, a Performing Arts program for the younger and ESE students, the Mileage Club, a beautiful 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony, and that's just what comes to mind right away! This is a vibrant school, and I look forward to seeing what this next year holds for its students (which include my very happy children!) Thank you to everyone who has made all of this and more possible for Endeavor!

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2008
I am so happy to see a postive comment about Endeavor. Thank you! It's extremely sad that the only people who decide to put comments on venues such as this one are those who need to complain and say negative things. I think that there are many parents that are happy with Endeavor but just don't take the time to voice their opinion. I am also pleased with the education that my children have received at the school. Yes - there have been many changes, from the Admistration team to the teachers but you can not dwell on how things 'used to be', instead welcome and support the changes and help the school to be the best that it can be. To those who have had negative experiences, then challenge yourselves to change your opinion. Be involved, it does make a difference.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2008
Endeavor 's a wonderful school. I have a 3rd and 5th grader. The teachers are fair if you give them a chance. They push for the kids to do better. If your child is not lazy and wants to learn, then Endeavor is the school. There new Science program is very good. My kids are happy and that makes me happy.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
Endeavor elementary has some good teachers. The administrators need to pull it together and become real leaders for the entire school community - students, teachers, and parents. This was a rough year for my son at Endeavor and I'm glad he's goingt to middle school next year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 11, 2008
I am also in agreement with the past two postings. My son was the first kindergarten class at Endeavor and despite the growing pains it was a far cry from the chaos and apathy now familiar to my daughter in kindergarten. I don't care for the current administration and couldn't agree more about their attitude towards parents. We will actually be moving this summer because of the school. Just to inform you all, the assistant principal called me just before spring break to tell me that my daughter had found something on the playground. What she found was a bullet. Of course she didn't know what it was but never the less they waited until school was out before the call. Would have been nice if I knew before she got in the car asking questions. I could rant on and on but should spare you all my soapbox...LOL.

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March 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2008
I agree with u totally. You put in words what I have been experiancing

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2007
My G-daughter went there from K-4, she loved it.As a parent I don't think there was a better school around. Loved it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 03, 2007
Endeavor is one of the best elementary schools. Mrs. Vitale was wonderful - and now Mrs. Kimble is coming into her own. I think she is doing a great job. She is very visible and very accessible. She always returns calls - and I love that about her. In the classroom I am always pleasantly surprised how every child is assessed individually and given the appropriate curriculum they need. I don't know how the teachers do it - in one classroom, you could have several different students working at different levels in the same subject. Classroom placement is decided by what is best for the individual child. Consideration is given to the child and their interests and personalities. It's always a great fit! The admin staff is always helpful and courteous. I love our school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 14, 2007
Endeavor was a wonderful school that encouraged teachers, students, and parents. The new administration is running off many excellent teachers and staff and making decisions based on what would be best for them. The students used to be the center of this school. Unfortunately, this is no longer true.

- submitted by a community member
no rating July 10, 2007
Endeavor is a good school with the potential of being a great school. I think that the new adminstrators are going to be a good team that will help acheive this goal. I have had 3 children go to this school so far and they love it. More parent involvement, better communication and more school actitivies are what this school needs to make it great.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2007
Ms. Murry has been the absolute best teacher my daughter could have asked for. Endeavor has been a great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2007
This school is merely average. At one time this was an excellent school. Perhaps it is the change in principals. As a parent volunteer at this school I've seen firsthand how resources (both material and human) are wasted. Taxpayers would be appalled!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2007
Endeavor remains an excellent school. The teachers are caring and very competent, and the staff has high behavioral expectations for the students.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2007
If you have high achieving or gifted children and want them to excel... Do not put them in this school! The school is beginning to flounder and the students and their academics will suffer.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2006
Well rounded school that supports early development and focuses on extra curricular activities. music, arts etc.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2006
Endeavor Ele. is a school that provides a great environment for learners. Students are respected and treated fairly. also, a wide variety of special areas are offered.

- submitted by a teacher
April 22, 2006
The teachers here are excellent. They focus on the children and thei well being. I would reccommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
This is an excellent school. My child has excelled in the gifted program and loves to attend daily

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November 15, 2005
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November 15, 2005
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August 29, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
Parent involvment is high at Endeavor. My daughter attended K there. No sports or extracurricular activites. Music and art rotation through the week with PE. My daughter had an excellent teacher-Mrs.Lantz. We both enjoyed her and she seemed to be the only teacher that was well informed of school functions. The PTA needed to be better on the ball with info of dates, times, reasons for fundraisers, etc... The principal was never seen at functions. Nicknamed the 'I don't know school' by parents because if you had a question about school functions or rules, the reply was I don't know.

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June 19, 2005
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June 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2005
I have two boys attending this school. First and Second grade. They have been in this school for one month. I have to say I am very happy with this school. I have very high expectations for my boys education and I have to say this scholl is living up to its 'A' reputation. The teachers are very involved, I think that they are very organized. The teachers are demanding academically which I think is excellent.

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April 18, 2005
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April 13, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2005
Wonderfull school. My daughters love it. Great environment for the kids. A++

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June 23, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2004
This has been truly a wonderful school for our children. We highly recommend the school to those who are looking into moving in the area.

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May 11, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2004
Endeavor Elementary is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicity. I think the children here a priviledged and have an advantage over schools that are not multi-cultural. Mrs. Vitale has embraced all of the students and parents that attend her school. She is as understanding and compassionate as a human can be. She is undoubtedly an incredible person and the kids absolutely love and respect her as do the parents.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2004
We moved here from NY and were blown away at how wonderful this school was compared to the private school we had had our son in. All the teachers and staff are amazing. They really take the time to help the kids, not just with schoolwork, but any other problems as well. They teach the children responsibility for their actions, and help them become, as my son would say..'better citizens'. I would recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
My daughter is a 5th grader at Endeavor this year and I am extremely pleased with the quality of education and the overall attitude of everyone at this school. Go Navigators!

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2003
I am on the SAC committee for Endeavor and have found Mrs. Vitale, Mr. Pritts(VP), teachers, and staff to be approachable, excellent communicators who have been a pleasure to work with. It is readily apparent how much they care about the children and their education.

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Endeavor Elementary School
13501 Balcombe Road, Orlando, FL  32837
(407) 251-2560
Last modified Endeavor Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Endeavor Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top