Students enrolled 856
Hours 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Mr. Bryan Dolfi
Transportation options Yes
District Orange County School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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15200 Stoneybrook Blvd
Orlando, FL 32828

(407) 207-7793
(407) 207-7796
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3 stars
Based on 45 ratings

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October 27, 2014
This is an amazing school hands down. They have outstanding teachers and a wonderful principal. I'm apart of this family and I take pride in it. I graduated I the 2013-2014 school year, but made memories I will never forget. I was unhappy to leave this place behind. We aim for growth and improvement, but this school is already truly amazing. I love you guys forever. Think big, soar high, and begin with the end in mind. Keep defying awesomeness .

- submitted by a community member
May 08, 2014
yes i attend stone lakes and am in 5th grade. throughout these 6 years i have loved this school so much that i want ti go back and start over again. i am so glad that my parents let me attend this school. the staff and teachers are very helpful and eager. they try there best and teach us many interesting things.

- submitted by a community member
May 05, 2014
Teachers and staff are rude, teachers do not care about student growth- just test scores.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2014
Can only say good things about Stone Lakes Elementary! In a little over 3 months, it's incredible how much our kindergartener has learned to read. So far so good!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2013
Are family is bless to be able to have are son in Stonelakes Elementary School!! The teachers, office employees, PtA!!! I recommend it 100%

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
Stone Lakes is truly a school of excellence! Dr. Kennerly is fantastic. She is a true leader and loves every child who comes through the door. She knows every child by name and their academic achievement. She is an amazing person and the teachers just want to work harder because of the leader. The teachers are so dedicated. They communicate with the parents and hold high expectations for the students. I guess this is why Stone Lakes is #1 in the county AND #7 in the state. It is a happy place to go every day!

- submitted by a teacher
August 03, 2013
This is a horrible school for students with disabilities. There are good reasons why the US Dept of Education Office of Civil Rights and the Florida Dept. of Education have investigated this school. Students with disabilities have been subjected to excessive physical and mechanical restraints, some restrained more times than entire counties have restrained all of their children.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2013
Stone Lakes is again the No. 1 school in the District and the 7th best in the State. Congrats to Dr. Kennerly, the great staff, and the great teachers who are always there for our children. There is no better school anywhere with also the best Music, Art, Media, and PE programs around.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2012
my children attended this school when it first opened in august 2006 until we moved again in september 2007. they also attended avalon about a block down the street. we lived in stoneybrook and my girls could walk through our gated community out the back gate and get to this school which is at the back gate. it is fantastic, safe, teachers are wonderful, everything is organized, the principal is the best! you will absolutely love this school!!

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2012
Stone Lakes is a terrific school! Yes, FCAT scores are high and that is something to be proud of! This school has many dedicated teachers and this neighboorhood has great kids and involved parents. It is true the principal is not well liked by some parents, but it takes a tough cookie to run a top notch school. The kids are getting a great education in spite of cut backs and a tough economy. Negative reviews are just realestate agents trying to beef up sales in the neighboring community. Stone Lakes and Stoneybrook are a wonderful place to live. Don't hesitate to send your child to school at Stone Lakes. My child is well prepared to go to middle school and loved all her teachers all 6 years she attended. It was a great experience and I wouldn't live anyplace else!

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2012
This school is excellent. This is the 3rd state my kids have gone to school in and we are impressed. I cannot express how caring the staff and teachers are. The office staff is always friendly and helpful. The class sizes are small and the teachers care so much about each child's progress. It is very easy to communicate with them about any questions or concerns. We love it!

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2011
Worst school in the world, such a disappointment after attending Avalon Elementary School which was excellent. Dr. Kennerly is a horrible principal in my opinion and should be replaced. All she cares about are test scores. She does not take the time to make sure the teachers are doing their job correctly. She does not return phone calls. There is also over crowding. She may fire a teacher with no replacement ready. In the meantime, kids are crowded into other existing classrooms. It is very uncomfortable for the students. The school is the complete opposite of Avalon Elementary which is excellent. That school has a true Captain. I wish the zoning had not changed. Don't move to Stoney Brook, or be prepared to home school. The homework will take a few hours nightly and you will see your child learns best from you. The teachers don't teach there. The teachers don't really care, maybe just about losing their jobs. Kids are simply numbers, test scores. That is all there.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2011
Stone Lakes is among the best schools in Orlando. When it comes to education there is no one size fits all. We are happy with this school. They have higher standards. Our daughter is challenged academically every day. When we moved we had some concerns then we had a meeting with the administration and things have improved. Parents are always welcomed to share their concerns and suggestions. Communication is the key. Way to go eagles!

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2011
Dr. Kennerly only cares about scores and perfect students. This is the worst public school in the area, fortunetly we moved and changed my son to a really good school where the principal and the teachers care about the students. Every person have their own personality and it is imposible trying to create perfect students, poor kids that they don't even have the chance to be themselves. It is very frutrated to hear your child comming from school and telling you "mom I don't want to go back to that school", "I hate my life".; and it's even worse whe you talk to the principal and she doesn't do anything.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2010
Stone Lakes has really become an excellent school thanks to our Principal Dr. Kennerly. Although she brought change this past year, it was change the school needed. My son will be starting his 3rd year at Stone Lakes and I couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
They give my children a great and fun learning expirence. Eagles ARE exellent

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2010
New principal this year. Totally changed our school. Principal has no plan, things are constantly changing. Children need stability. All the changes are showing with grades and how kids are acting. Principal only focuses on tests and scores. Not happy, thinking of pulling my children out next year

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2010
What an amazing school! My children are thriving and the teachers and principal are top notch. Lots of extra help when needed. Great communication with teachers. Parents really care about this school. My kids are advanced readers now thanks to the new reading program! We wouldn't go anywhere else! Very happy with this community.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2009
I have an learning disabled child (with an IEP) and we moved mid way through last year (from a real A rated school). It was a mess! This is one of the worst schools my kids have ever been in! My son did not get the help he was needing per his IEP. Many talks with the teacher and principle did nothing. I ended up pulling him and his younger brother out of this school to home school because those 5 months they were there were so horrible, they asked me not to send them back.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
The change of curriculum has been a bit difficult and we all are a bit hesitant about change but hopefully, as the semester goes by, things should improve. I communicate with several teachers and it's the first I hear about their shivering issues. Child is content, teachers are working hard to assimilate and parents need to continue working in the classrooms.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
This school is a total mess right now. Dr. Kinnerly does not welcome parental involvement at all despite the fact that kids score higher grades when parents are involved. The teachers are all shivering in their shoes waiting to get fired if they speak up against her. The kids aren't happy either, too many changes at once, everything has been flipped upside down on them. If you have a choice, take it and don't enroll your child at this school right now, the administration really sinks.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2009
Great school! Teacher, staff, parents and kids are all top notch. Very happy with the environment and advanced learning experience. New principal is working hard. Great reading program plus all specials, Art, Music and PE are being taught.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2009
Very good school that will get better with the new administration filtering in. Excellent fourth and fifth grade teachers, plus specials. Very happy with SLE compared with previous elementary.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2009
I'm excited to see what the new principal can do to turn this school around. The FCAT scores were very low this year compared to other area schools like Avalon and Sunrise. The former principal seemed tired.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2009
This is not a good school, it doesn't meet my child's needs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 16, 2009
Horrible!! Run, don't walk to another school in the area. The administration is dismal at best and the support staff is even worse. I should state that if your child is an overachiever and needs very little support from the staff, they will probably do fine. But if your need extra help or for goodness sakes, if your child is a special needs child or on an IEP - do not send them to Stone Lakes!! If you do, be prepared to visit the school often and be totally involved with your child's cirriculum and academic progress. Visit the classroom at least every other week and become deeply familiar with Florida and Federal education laws...Stone Lakes certainly isn't!

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May 10, 2009
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December 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2008
Communication and school spirit could be better. Principal is very rigid.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2008
This school is mediocre. Not at all what I expected when I moved to this area from Miami. It's not terrible, just not as great as we thought. Technology and communication are lacking.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2008
This is a great school, my kids love it and have learn a lot. My daughter didn't know English when we moved here last year and her teacher (2nd grade) did everything in order to help her. She modified the test, read with her alone and in small groups. This was this teachers first year and she did a great job. Ms. Lisa Girald is a great teacher and a great asset to any school.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2008
This school lacks leadership and communication. As a Dad of this school I am very concerned. Fortunately, I was able to get a second job so now my children can go to private school. The state of public education in general is in a really sad place.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2008
This school is a disappointment, even with the smaller size, it does not have a good close feeling like at Avalon. I have a 5th grader and a 1st grader. We are selling our house and are going to move back into the Avalon Elementary district. I feel it is a better school. There is a lot of bullies at this school and the administration does want to hear or see it.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
What a wonderful start of the school year. Finally we have a manageable group of kids, our best teachers are still here, the PTA active already, and the 5th grade parents group already set for the year. This school can't be compared with AE, we are much better with the resources that we have since we don't have a benefactor like AE has. The principal has always been accesible and takes things one step at a time.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 03, 2008
I'm so excited for the school year to start! We just found out our child's assignment and I couldn't be more pleased. My other child had this teacher, Ms. Michalopoulos, sorry Ms. M, I had to mention you. You are a wonderful teacher. Anyone who gets her is very lucky! PTA is amazing and so is the SAC committee. I would advise anyone who wants to make a change in their child's education or make a change at the school to join this committee. It is a sacrafice once a month, however, a lot of things get done when and where you want it to. The principal really does listen to suggestions during this meeting. It is not soley run by her but the Chairpersons. Make sure you hop on board this ship. I can't wait for my child to start first grade!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 20, 2008
Not as good as Avalon Elementary. Dissapointed with School Principal'a lack of leadership and hands on involvement regarding issues brought up to her attention. No follow up and or clossure with parents. Just another 'suit'. There are a lot of bullies in this school and school management has done nothing to aleviate the situation and or properly handle the difficult kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2008
I am disappointed with my daughter's experience at Stone Lakes. My daughter has an IEP and I feel that this school does not take a proactive approach in addressing my daughter's educational needs. Orange County Public Schools in Florida has been a disappointment as compared to education systems in other states that we have resided in.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2008
stone lakes is an amazing school and most of the staff there is awesome. Ms Bell and Ms Aberg are the sweetest people and Ms Lopez in the office is very welcoming! Whenever I go there it is a very nice experience!

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March 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2008
My kids are not happy at this school, I'm not exactly sure why. In my opinion the school lacks communication. The PTA is very cliquish.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
My kids love this school! The teachers and faculty are wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2008
I am the father of four children and before Stone Lakes Elementary was built, my two older children previously attended Avalon elementary school. We moved to the Avalon area because of the great reputation of Avalon elementary. Avalon was a wonderful school where parents and teachers were very involved in student activities but unfortunately, Stone Lakes Elementary does not have the same wonderful environment. Both schools have been very over-crowded but it seems that Stone Lakes Elementary lacks the same organization and committments that Avalon has. My kids really missed activities such as 'Kids Town' from Avalon and I wish they continued their elementary education at Avalon elementary instead.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2008
I am disappointed with this school. There is not enough communication from the principal or the teachers. My child is in the gifted program, but it is really not challenging. I do not agree with the 'pull out' program of gifted. The gifted kids are pulled out to 'work' while the rest of the kids get to have fun. My son loves the gifted classes, but does not want to leave his regular classes. My daughter is suffering in this school as well. I think I will pull both of them out and go private or homeschool.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2008
My daughter just started this school this month. She came from a private school that was wonderful. I wish I could say the same about Stone Lakes. My daughter has only recieved 1 homework assignment so far. They are teaching her thing that she has already learned and comes home with nothing new to say. She loves her teacher and her new friends but that is about the only positive thing thus far. I heard that they are building a new school so hopefully we can transfer or I will have to put her back in private school.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2007
I am devastated that we moved into this area because of Stone Lakes Elementary. My daughter is only in Kindergarten and I'm shocked by the amount of learning she is required at home... I'm not sure they even teach at this school. The kids are given no less than 1-2 hours (yes hours) of homework a week - in Kindergarten, and this does not include monthly 'family projects', nightly reading requriements, additional math links, etc. I may as well home-school my children. As well, if you need to speak to someone in the office or about an issue your child has, please be sure you enroll in a Spanish language course or you're better off talking to the wall. We have already put our house for sale in order to have our children in a different school by the 2008/2009 school year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 28, 2007
This is our first year at Stone Lakes, and my daughter seems to be adjusting well. Her teacher has been very cooperative and enthusiastic, and eager to help kids. Our communication has been excellent. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same about the principal. I brought up with her a couple of issues regarding communication between the school and parents, and her response bordered on inappropriate, ignoring my concerns. The rezoning will affect us, so I am hoepful that in this new school the principal is more eager to listen to parent's concerns, and address them properly and respectfully.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2007
My first grader's teacher is a breath of fresh air. She creates and set goals to motivate each child in her class and follows through with it all. Her classroom centers are student-lead, inviting, colorful and full of rich, learning experiences. We were delighted and concerned when we learned who his teacher would be; her spouse was terminally ill the previous year and we thought she may have a quieter, less colorful year. Not this teacher! She always smiles and the children love to go to school. What could be better? We are delighted! What's up with the principal?

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2007
This is the first time my younger son in a public school. He is in third grade. He likes the teacher as his new friends as well. I have to admit that I like the way they are heading everything that surrounding the students. I would like to be part of the staff of the teacher in the future. Keep on going!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2007
My two kids are new this year, fresh out of private school. The school has over 1200 kids this year while the rest in the area only have around 600. My kindergartner is so overwhelmed with the size of the school and especially the noise in the cafeteria. He is so unhappy he doesn't eat. He does love his teacher and she has been good at keeping me informed but there is not much else she can do. My kindergartner and 5th grader both hate the after care program. I keep trying to get answers from the YMCA about what goes on but they have not been very helpful. My 5th grader can't get his homework done because they keep them in the loud cafeteria and he can't focus. It seems like a good school but they need to focus on individual needs more.

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September 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 11, 2007
I had 2 children here and my daughter in second grade was student of the month and had a wonderful male teacher. I saw her really blossom under this leadership. My son in 4th grade had a class that at one point was 33 children and he totally slipped through the cracks. We got a tutor who just clicked with my son, also a teacher at Stone Lakes and thankfully he passed the FCAT and did well on FCAT writes. I too am hopeful that with portables the class sizes will be back our old school size of 16 and the overcrowding and problems that brings will be corrected!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
That's too bad about the teacher not giving you answers when you asked for them. My son's teacher seemed to be much more on board than that, she sent home papers almost every week and we had parent/teacher conferences as well. I will say that this school seemed to be behind Avalon Elem. as far as being on the cutting edge of things, the principle at Stones Lakes is a bit older than I would have chosen if I had a vote on who would be principle of a new school, I think her teaching ways and managerial style are a bit antiquated as well. It wasn't a bad year though, my son learned to love it but still misses Avalon a lot.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2007
Many families made the switch to private school as it's been a rough year, but I am hopeful for future improvement. I have received very few papers back from my children's teachers. It is hard to know your child's progress. I've even gone to the assistant principal about it & was told one teacher would return graded work each week, and that has not happened. No return calls/emails from one teacher requesting a conference. Emails to the principal are not answered, but she is engaging one on one. Very active PTA and SAC. Frustrated - but hopeful for improvement.

- submitted by a parent
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Stone Lakes Elementary School
15200 Stoneybrook Blvd, Orlando, FL  32828
(407) 207-7793
Last modified Stone Lakes Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Stone Lakes Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 56 reviews. Top