Students enrolled 669
School leader MS. JANET BITTICK
Transportation options Yes
District Orange County School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

Contact this school

5056 Tacon Drive
Orlando, FL 32837

(407) 858-5920
(407) 858-5922
Nearby homes for sale
Map of West Creek Elementary School address.

4 stars
Based on 32 ratings

Let others know what you
think about this school

October 24, 2013
Very disappointed that I transferred my child to this school. I have no way of knowing how he is doing except by ProgressBook. The problem is that the teacher does not put in grades regularly, so at the end of the first quarter I am now discovering (via a website and not the teacher) that he is failing in many areas. That is a true testimony of the school system letting a child fall through the cracks. And I second the previous comment...if your child is not an academic achiever the school does not want them.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2013
Absolutely horrible! It's funny how they always say, "Communication between the parent and the teacher is important." Yet some of the teachers at this school do not want to communicate with the parent. How am I supposed to ensure that my child gets the wants-to-communicate-openly teacher every year? Why is it that we were not informed about Open House until the day of? How much damage needs to be done to my child's education BEFORE I get contacted by the teacher? And yes, the principal is more concerned with reputation rather than helping students get the education they need.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2013
This school has several amazing teachers and yes teachers that don't put too much effort. I will say that the new principal has taken an active role in trying to change the school to be the best performing school all around. My son just finished 5th grade and I can honestly say that the new principal is making major changes to set high standards academically for all students. I feel that when I had concerns about teachers, she took an active role to remedy the situation. Even though there are teachers that didn't do their best, I can honestly say that there are many that put their heart and soul into their job. I can't wait to see all the great outcomes of this new principal.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2013
My sons teacher in 5th grade allowed him to just sit at his desk and do nothing because he had passable grades on tests. This left my son to be set up for failure at his new school where the teacher would not just let him sit at his desk and do nothing. I cannot believe this has happened to my family. This is the worst school I have ever experienced in my life. My son has suffered psychologically, emotionally, and even physically in academics while attending this school. No one really cares. They just push the kids through the grades and pass the kids, Rotten and Lazy teacher!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2012
Our daughter just started kindergarten this year and had a hard time adapting to all of the change...this school and its faculty have been absolutely amazing! Communication is great, patience and positivity have been just amazing. I cannot say enough good things about this school and the teachers. I do wish they had more extracurricular after school activities...my daughter has now adapted and loves going to school!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2010
Great school. My kindergartner was very well looked after. They run a tight ship and seem very well organized.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Worst elementary school ever. The Principle truthfully could care less about your child if it affects her schools' reputation. BEWARE!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 16, 2010
WCES has some very good teachers.the principal runs a tight ship.she is very concerned about the students and is present at every event, whether on school property or at community functions involving students from her school.she is also responsive to parent concerns.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2010
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2009
We moved 2 years ago from California and this is like being at a privite school with out the fees. Very caring teachers. My kids can't wait for vacation to be over just to get back to school. They love the school. My husband works 2 hours away and we didn't relocate just because of the school. Not knowing the area moving from California I'm so glad that we found this school. Thank you West Creek.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2008
I think West Creek is a very good school. Dr. Fritzler has always treated me with respect and I believe she has done an excellent job. Two of my children have studied there and I am pleased with WCE. I can't say all the teachers are good unfortunately (as anywhere else), but some of them are excellent, like Miss Koza or Mr Elliot who is the best teacher my children have had so far.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2008
Not at all parent friendly. I received a horrible welcome the first time I brought my girl to school. I just wanted to walk her to her class and see where she studied and was denied access....even though it was my first visit....the leaders are very cold and impersonal. I had to leave her in tears.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2008
Teach only to the FCAT and provide limited challenging programs for real world applications.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2007
I think West Creek E.S. is a top notch school, but it could be better under different leadership. There has been way too much staff turn over.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2007
West Creek is one of the best elementary schools I have ever encountered. In many ways, it functions more like a private school than a public school. Dr. Fritzler knows each and every child's name and their parents in the entire school. Every child is assessed individually and given the appropriate curriculum they need. 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. Great care is taken to make sure each classroom has the make-up to ensure academic success for all. Dr. Fritzler's policy is requests aren't necessary because great care is taken with classroom placements. However, with Dr. Fritzler's open door policy, she will always listen to any parents requests or concerns. West Creek has the best administration and faculty I have ever encountered.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2007
West Creek has the potential to be a great school if the leadership team could learn to stand up to the parents. There are too many PTA/volunteer moms spending each and every day in the classrooms.It is not good for their children or ours. Parental involvement is good but parental obsession is not healthy! The impact of this can be seen by looking at the make up of the classroom. Dr. Fritzler please place the students based on their needs not their parents. They all count on you!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
This school provides opportunities to your child to go as far as they want through many special challenging programs. Some of the programs could be hard or challenging at first. But we always encourage our kids to try them out first before saying 'No'. We are fortunate to have a principal Dr. Fritzler and Ms. Koza who are not afraid to challenge kids out of their academic comfort zones. We will have three daughters next year at West Creek and we are 100% behind supporting the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2007
We are very happy and impressed with this School. Teachers are very good here. Kids are challenged! We have one child in 2nd grade and one in 4th grade, they are both extremely content and excelling in their work here. It's much better than the last School they went to in Dr Phillips area. We can't say enough about how great this School is. You rock West Creek.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2007
West Creek Elementary is one of the best schools we have ever encountered.Dr. Fritzler is an exceptional principal.Her faculty are incredible educators.Dr. Fritzler encourages many special programs at her school for both ends of the academic range.Her gifted program is phenomenal and Ms. Kozas' students just took 1st place at Districts in the Future Problem Solvers competition.You often hear Dr. Fritzler say 'the children come first'. This premise is lived every day at WCES. Parental involvement is encouraged in all areas. Parents can serve on SAC, PTA, in the classroom and for special activities.Father/Daughter Dances,Faculty/Student basketball games etc.,etc., take place on a regular basis. As community members for many years,we wonder about people who make negative comments anonymously.Dr. Fritzler has an open door policy and any concern is addressed. We are so proud to be a part of this school. The Miller Family-Parents,The Kyger Family-Grandparents

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2007
West Creek Elementary School is one of the best in the area. I am not sure who is saying they are not challenging the students but I know for a fact West Creek is doing things that many schools are not. Students are constantly working on the computers to complete projects and do research. How many 1st graders do you know that can do a PowerPoint presentation? The teachers at WCES are very friendly and go out of their way to make the children feel welcome. West Creek is top notch!

- submitted by a teacher
January 01, 2007
Wow I was surprised that other parents shared that same thoughts I do on the impersonalism in the school

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2006
I am not very impressed with this School at all. It is very inpersonal and false. There's seems to obviously be so much favoritism going on.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2006
Wonderful teachers. Caring staff. Very pleased with the school and the level of instruction.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
This school is so concerned with keeping up with their school grade that the students are failing. Have had several meetings with the Asst. Principal, counselors and teachers with no results.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
Not parent friendly, impersonal.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2006
West Creek is a wonderful school. Even though it has only been open a year and half, the teachers and staff have done an amazing job! Academics are top priority at WCES!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 18, 2005
Great school and great teachers!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2005
our daughter is in kindergarden here teachers very good so many things going on for all cultures she loves it!

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »

Ratings help families find and compare schools. Families should also use other factors when choosing a school.


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: November 03, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

West Creek Elementary School
5056 Tacon Drive, Orlando, FL  32837
(407) 858-5920
Last modified West Creek 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.
West Creek Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top