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Camelot Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 626 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted yesterday

Camelot Elementary is nothing short of AMAZING. I have 3 children currently attending the school (3rd, 2nd, and kindergarten). They have all attended the school since VPK and ALL 3 of them are reading at least 1 grade level about common core standards and excelling in math as well. My kids love the teachers and the entire staff truly seems to care about their students, putting their safety and education above all else. It has great diversity as well, and their friends are from all different backgrounds, something very vital to have well rounded children. In 4 years at the school I have not heard of a single fight or major incident of any kind. Anyone writing a bad review of this school likely just has a bad child and refuses accept responsibility for their poor parenting. I was born and raised in Winter Park and attended some of the best schools in the state, but none of them compare to what I have seen so far from Camelot. My kids are encouraged and pushed beyond their expectations and still continue to succeed. I attribute this to great teaching and awareness of individual capabilities of each child not just the lowest common denominator! Thank you Camelot keep it up!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2014

Camelot Elementary is a wonderful, top-notch school with superior teachers. It has a wonderful family feel the minute you walk into the building. The staff members are very warm and I am greeted by every staff member with a smile or a hello when I'm in the front office or lobby! My child is going into 2nd grade and has soared academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2014

I have had children at Camelot since 2005. This is an excellent school! The Teachers are great and they really LOVE what they do. One of my boys took a little longer to become a fluent reader and the support we received was so critical to his academic sucess and his self esteem! I will be forever grateful! We moved into this area because of the school ratings back in 2004 and we are NOT dissapointed 10 years later!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2014

I grew up in another country had very big different teaching systems than USA. I feel so lucky for my daughter Yv to be a student in this school. From the bottom of my heart I would like to special thanks to whom works from the heart like Mrs. Greene in 1st grade, Mrs. Parker was retired in 2nd grade, Mrs. Young in 3rd grade, Mr. Jackson in PE, principal Mrs. Aldridge & school staffs plus parent PTA club to put together a such a wonderful school like Camelot Elementary..............!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2014

My child was attending at this Camelot Elementary School almost 4 years now & everything is so wonderful here. Especially new principal, teachers, staffs are so great. I would like to thanks for their dedication & I highly recommend to raise salary for them soon!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Camelot Elementary School is an "A" great school, it is like a family. I have two children attending this school, one in 1st grade and the other one in VPk and they have had wonderful teachers. Most of the teachers know my children by name and they really care about our little ones. The principal is very involved in the school. They have great activities for families, like Media night, Movie night, music festivals, fall and holiday festivals etc. One of my children has an IEP and since he started in VPK, all the teachers and therapists have been more than supportive with us. They really want to make a difference and make a better present and future for all the Camelot knights. My children and our family are very proud of our school. We came from other state (NY) three years ago and it was a wonderful surprise how well things are handled in this school and in the county. - A grateful Camelot Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Camelot is a great school and I feel unfair the comments posted last year about the VPK program. I think it is a very good program and the teachers are very caring about their students. They talk with every parent and care about the success of every student. I think that most of the parents agree with me. My little one is in VPK and she has learned a lot since the beginning of this year. Besides, they make great activities for the children and are very creative. They help them to develop a love for reading. The media center is very helpful with the parents and the children. My first one is in 1st grade and the two children love to read and they love their school very much. They have Art, Music, PE, etc. You can see the appreciation of the children for their teachers when they are growing in this school and they remember all of them with love. When the children hug their current and old teachers, that gesture can tell the quality of the education more than words can say. They have a School Wide Behavior Plan that is remarkable about who are the Camelot Noble Knights. Go Camelot Knights! You are great!! This school is really a place when the dreams begin! - A parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2013

Camelot has one of the best VPK programs in the county. The VPK teachers are amazing and really give the love and attention that all 4 and 5 year old need as their first experience at school. NOt only do they show the kids they care but they push them to the next level in their education. The teachers get kids from not knowing their alphabets or their numbers to knowing how to read basic sight words in 5 months. I could not have chosen a better place for my daughter. When I did my research with other parents that had attended the VPK program before and all they told me was that she could not have any better teacher than the VPK teacher at Camelot andwere very happy of how much their kids knew by the end of the year. The kids are more than prepared by the time they go to kindergarden. Besides the VPK teachers, the whole staff in the school are very friendly and always ready to help and make you feel your needs are fulfilled. Camelot is a great school with exceptional teachers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

The VPK program in this school is not only a joke but a house of horror, where the so called disciplinary tactics used could psychologically scare a child for life; the teachers of this program are nothing but glorified baby sitters, with unethical and unprofessional approach to learning. They make no attempts to conceal their favoritism towards certain parents and students. The classroom is so much better when substitute teachers take over. The principal of this school is just a principal by title, she does not have the set skills to manage an institution of learning of this magnitude, parents complaints and concerns are not taken or looked into seriously but instead she is an enabler and always ready to side with her incompetent teachers. As a parent I could not put up with this anymore I had to withdraw my child from the horror in this school, no regrets at all because he is in a better school where the teachers and principal know what it is to teach and educate future leaders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2012

i am not going to rate a school, i am going to rate the system. Why are there SO many "holidays" off . 2-days off during one week??? 1/16/12 then 1/20/12. the teachers and students get more days off then anyone i know. Why are they out @ 2:45 every day, and on wednesday they get out at 1:45???? WHY There is way too much buracratic stuff in the system and not enough foucus on the children. If you listen to Steve Jobs, the children should be in school till 6pm. LEARNING i agree with that !!!! how much money gets thrown at the public schools and America is not even in 1st, 2nd or 3rd, we are way at the bottom. When are we going to wake up and start changing these "relaxed" standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2011

My child attends this school for VPK. This school has been one disappointment after another. The registrar was very rude and unconcerned. Simple tasks became very difficult. The Pre-K teachers are very unprofessional. They make no attempts to conceal their favoritism towards certain parents and students. The best day this year was when both teachers were out and there were two substitutes. They are always late in the mornings, which makes it very difficult to drop your child off in a timely manner. I have been late to appointments many times. The children are assigned homework involving concepts the teachers have not taught yet, so these four-year-old children become very frustrated while struggling through their homework. My husband and I taught our child much of the curriculum at home to make up for the lack of instruction at school. The children are given cupcakes, candy, and other foods filled with sugar almost everyday. Our child comes home full of energy and with a stomach-ache. We regret choosing this school for VPK. We wanted to put our child in a public school rather than a daycare that offered VPK, but we are now switching her to a daycare and are so much happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2011

First contact with a school as Pre-K, it was a horror. Thanks God I found a better place for my child where she is learning and happy as a student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

Although Camelot lacks a big playground or inside gym (as is common with the newer schools in FL), the teachers are exceptionally talented. I have 2 sons who attended from K-3rd Grade (until we moved), and they both learned to read like champs. The lunches were healthy and the principal is very hands-on & accessible. My only complaint is that one of my sons had to deal with a semi-bully during 1st Grade, and I wish the school practiced its "zero tolerance" policy. Otherwise, my boys learned a lot and especially liked their science teacher (who won a national award) and their art teacher. Due to statewide cuts, the music & bilingual programs were cut, but that was not Camelot's fault. All in all, I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2008

This is my son's first year at Camelot and i am very happy with his teacher's attention. She always returns the e-mails I send and we have the school agenda which is another way of communication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

I have two boys at Camelot. We love this school. The teachers, administrative staff, and parents are wonderful. This school had to overcome a lot from overcrowding. Now it is just right. Way to go to the Principal and Asst. Principal for getting this school to where it is today!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

My 2 sons started this year at Camelot. I have seen my second grade learn so fast the English language it has turned from a challange to a enjoyable challange. He loves everything about Camelot, specially his teacher. My younger one is in Pre-K and again he just loves going to school every day, and that makes me happy. I appreciate the help of the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

My daughter has just completed Kindergarten and she loved every minute of the learning environment. The teachers and support staff are very helpful and easy to reach. I feel my daughter received a very high level of learning and was very pleased to learn she was excelling in reading. I give this school an A+ and look forward to her 1st grade year. I feel the school offers a variety of after school programs to keep children focused on learning and being involved in their community. The science class and tech class are my daughters favorites and of course she loves PE. I do wish that more parents would get involved and help make Camelot become a school the community is especially proud of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2007

I love this school- teachers are very helpful and are on top of their game. The kids do go outside and do different activities but what happens on those rainy days and in Florida there are a lot of rainy days. Teachers have been great so far and have keep me updated on every and any matter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

This is my daughter's second year at Camelot. Even with the overcrowding last year I felt she had a great kindergarten year. This year with less students it is a close knit environment. The administrative staff is great and easily accessible to parents. We have been very pleased with the teachers our daughter has received both years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

Wonderful school, my son attended Camelot for 8 months while we transition into our new home. He not only felt welcome and loved but he also enjoyed danza, an extracurricular activity were he learned to dance music from other countries. In the classroom he loved his teachers and classmates and he continue to excel on all subjects. Camelot make my son feel at home, the transition was smooth and he had only good memories.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
92%
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 "B".
  • 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 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 29%
Black 15%
Asian 6%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 19%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%66%61%
Master's degree 36%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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14501 Waterford Chase Parkway
Orlando, FL 32828
Phone: (407) 207-3875

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