Students enrolled 1288
School leader MS. CUWANA LAWSON
Transportation options Yes
District Orange County School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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9301 North Shore Golf Club Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32832

(407) 249-4747
(407) 249-4469
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4 stars
Based on 41 ratings

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June 23, 2014
Moss Park has been a fantastic experience for my kindergartner. We moved down from NJ earlier this year and were concerned about the new school. My daughter's teachers were fantastic. She was reading like crazy at a higher level in just a couple of months. She made friends with no issues. They had days for the parents. Every week there was some kind of extracurricular activity as well as things going on in the school. Also, the communication from the teachers was great. There are a lot of kids at the school, but that is most likely due to the gaining popularity of the Lake Nona area. I know that there are more schools scheduled to be built in the near future. I am so pleased with Moss Park. Concerned and involved parent.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2014
Moss Park is a fine school. We have a kindergartner there this year. She has learned soooo much. She enjoys school, the teachers and the friends she has made this year. She is excited to go back next year for first grade. I like the way the principal has committed to communicating with parents and our teachers are very responsive to any email or phone call I make with a question. No question that the car line is long but it comes with having a lot of kids in the school. I am glad we attend there and when I tell other friends about our school, they can't believe how great the learning environment is, great activities, good teachers, extremely active PTA and committed SAC committee. I am glad we are here!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2014
Moss park has changed for the worse! So glad we rented our home before we buy in this area. The high school is even scarier! If you don't speak Spanish run and run fast! Your treated like a visitor from another planted.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2014
My child used to love school, but my child's 3rd grade teacher, who is new to the school this year, has made my child frightened to attend school. The teacher yells at the kids for MINOR problems. If she taught in the hood, she needs to go back to the hood, because she's dealing with different kids. Harsh, punitive teaching styles do NOT work with Moss Park kids. I really hope she reads this and knows I'm talking about her. If she is, here is my message for her: You have destroyed my child's love for school this year with your punitive, rule heavy, nonsense. I really hope you look back on this year and re-evaluate how you treated your students. I just hope my child can re-adjust next year with a new teacher. Going to the principal does nothing, writing letters to the teacher does nothing. You know what she does? She verbally attacks the class when she's contact by a parent (MANY parents, not just one) for something unfair. P.S. Your teaching style shows just how untrained, unqualified, and insecure you are as teacher.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2014
First, it is not the pricipal's fault that the school is overcrowded! This is an OCPS issue. The principal can't turn away children wanting 2 enroll here. I'm a parent of a 4th and 5th grder. I have been with this school for 6 yrs now. I must admit, the overcrowding has caused MANY annoying inconveniences for the parents like car pick up and drop offs. Parents can still eat with their children outside. But not in d cafeteria because d admin has removed d round tables used inside the cafeteria for parents. Why? Because there is NO space for the round tables. The admin has bought more long tables for students to eat in. Moss park elem is NOT hiding anything from you. I'm an active school volunteer at MPE. Mayb parents can help around our school so they will know how hard the principal is working to make this school effective for the 1,200+ kids enrolled here. Parents-- keep an open mind. The teachers here are great and very hard working. The principal is NOT mean, I hv emailed her numerous times and she has addressed my concerns in each & everyone of them. My kids are doing excellently here, earning for themselves all 5's in fcat for 2 yrs now. I have no bad words for this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2014
WHAT A MESS! Starting in the parking lot... If you are a car rider it does not matter what time you leave your house it will take you 30mins to an hour to wait in that line. But yet you have this LONG bus line and even when the buses are already gone.. its now 8:30 and the line is still out to Moss Park Road but NO no one can pull in there.. EVEN if you are running late for work you get stopped and reprimanded like you are a child. The principal has such a horrible attitude to all!!. AND not letting us walk into the school? Even when you know us? No parent is allowed in the cafeteria??? I have a 15 year old and every school he has ever gone to we were allowed to visit him at lunch. What are you hiding Moss Park??? I am surprised the rating only dropped from a 10 to a 9. I wont be surprised if it drops lower next year. and this having two teachers per class for 30-35 kids in each classroom! HOLY overcrowded. SUCH a disappointment. We moved to our community JUST so our kids could go to this school. Luckily we rented and didn't buy. When our lease is up.. bye bye Moss Park.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2014
Who is running the parking lot at this school? What a mess and the worst system I've ever seen. Lets open up the bus loop which makes more sense than driving through a parking lot where people are trying to get in/out of parking spaces. It seems that kids in school busses have more priority to get to school on time than car riders.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2013
Moss Park could and should be a great school. I have had kids there for 3 years and this year I have seen a change for the worse. When Mrs. Moss was there it was a very happy, positive place to send my kids. Mrs. Moss was always walking around with a smile on her face and was very happy to see all of the kids. Most of the kids there today don't even know who the new principle or administartion is, and the ones that do know her are scared of her because "she is mean" and does not seem happy even being there. I think the principle needs to be in high school. She has taken away some of the fun activities like plays the kids used to do, she did not even allow them to celebrate halloween. It is a very buisness oriented atmosphere and that is not a good thing for young children. There has even been mulitple teachers quit during the year because of the leadership, or should I say lack of leadership. This administration did not even know which class my son was in on meet your teacher. You can feel a since of tension at the school that is coming from the top, through the teachers and into the classroom. It seems everyone is walking on eggshells, afraid to wake the bear. SAD/FRUSTRATED DAD

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2013
We relocated in a community that was zoned for Moss Park Elementary School. We are overall unhappy with the behavioral management and grading system.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2013
I also have an ESE student and the staffing specialist is NOT trying to get them out of schol. She has done amazing things to help ensure my child had the best learning environment possible. My kids have been in this school since it opened and while there were bumps the first couple of years they have everything under control now. This is an excellent school and if parents are having trouble then it is probably due to their own lack of participation. I have found the teachers more than willing to help my child learn in many different ways.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2013
II have an ESE child at this school, and have had an amazing experience. I DO NOT feel at all the staffing specialist is trying to get my child out of the school. In fact she has done everything in her power to help my child to succeed.. She has been extremely kind and caring with my child, and I have not had a better experience. My child learns differently as well, and they are always trying new and different techniques with him. The Speech and Langue teacher is amazing as well as the ESE teacher, and the staff. I have had very wonderful and pleasant experience. My child feels loved and taken care of and that is what matters to me. Perhaps you are a difficult person and don't let them do their job. I hope the McKay Scholarship works out for you, however I get the feeling that you won t be happy anywhere you are. .

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2013
If you have an ESE child you should think twice before enrolling your child in this school. The teachers do not understand that most ESE children learn differently and instead of trying new teaching techniques they will rather flunk your child than to what is right. There is ongoing discrimination against the ESE students and parents of such students at this school. The staffing specialist is doing every thing in her power to prevent ESE children from staying there because she is afraid these students can jeopardize the schools rating. We are just waiting for March to come around so we can take a McKay scholarship and leave the public school system forever.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2012
If only I had read this 2-star posting before enrolling my child: May 23, 2011 "I wish I could say something positive about MPE, but..."

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2012
The teachers are attentive and the admin are friendly. We were new this year and I couldnt be more pleased with the schools here.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2012
This school is a dream elementary school...I have loved it since the moment I walked in with my kids. The teachers are amazing and the principal is hands-on. There is so much creativity and enthusiasm throughout the school with the teachers & students. I am so sad to leave and wish they could stay here until high school! :) I can't say enough about Moss Park...I feel it is the best of the best!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2011
I have 2 sons, aged 7 & 8 years old who are both intellectually gifted children. They are thriving at Moss Park Elementary. Both my sons have teachers who continually stimulate them with advance work, projects and reading materials. They do numerous projects within the school-year, and 2 play within a year. Mrs Moss is strict and runs a tight shift. Of all the elementary schools here in the SouthEast Orlando area, Moss Park beats them all.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2011
I wish I could say something positive about MPE, but my son is in 5th grade and it is is first and last year there. My son has never been a more unhappy kid. He's had to do about 7 major projects this school year, which is more than my other 3 chrildren who are in middle and high school. This is the first time my son has hated school. He's usually an "A" "B" student, but I feel like his teachers are not very nuturing and have a different agenda than teachers who enter the profession because they really want to see children succeed. I just can't wait until my child and I can start a new year at Lake Nona Middle School where I know the teachers really care about their students.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
We have two girls that attend Moss Park E.S. We love this school. Mrs. Moss is the best principal ever. This school is her heart and soul. She and her staff does so much for the children. The teachers are some of the most dedicated and loving people I know. We love MPE.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2010
My oldest daughter transferred to Moss Park from Northlake Park, when Moss Park first opened. The difference in school, although only a few miles away from eachother is extreme. Mrs. Moss is a horrible principal, and the curriculum is not taught nearly as well than they did at Northlake Park. The car line is ridiculous! It should not take me an hour to wait for my kids, especially when it is hot or raining outside. The school nurse is horrible, who put a bandaid on my daughter's dislocated elbow and sent her home with a note saying she had a scrape on her elbow. The list goes on and on. If you are able to go to Northlake over Moss Park I would do it in a heartbeat!!

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2010
My kids have been going to this school for 2 school years now and we LOVE this school. The environment and staff are GREAT. Thank you MPE teachers for all the love and support you show the children!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 24, 2010
We love the school system, great teachers. my daughter already missing it because she is going to Middle School next year.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2009
Excellent school, awesome principal (Mrs Moss). The PTA is very active, and the community is very involved with activities. My child loves it!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
When your child loves to go to school and is excited to learn than the school is doing not just one thing right but several! My son Noah is excited to be be involved in the different programs and extra activities and events that the school works so hard to make available to the students that brings the school together as a community. Moss Park Elementary isn't just an elementary school but an organization of great people that brings families together.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
I am so proud of the organization of this school. The principal is very personable and all the staff are always very cordial. I feel very comfortable leaving my child in their care because they enjoy what they do and care for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
This school is the absolute best school in Orange County Public School System. It starts at the top with Ms. Moss the principal all the way down to the janitors. Everyone is always so pleasant and helpful. Academics is A+ as well as they are getting our youth ready for the future early with updated technology and utilizing these tools to make learning fun. My family and I moved away for a year and my child didn't want to even go to her school in Savannah, GA it was so bad. Now that we are back in Orlando, she is waking me up in the morning ready to go to school to learn. I love Moss Park Elementary. Every staff member deserves a pat on the back.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
We have the very BEST TEACHERS! and no wonder - our school principal is pretty awesome too! Our children are enthusiastic and motivated about their school - and the teachers are supportive, encouraging, and truly CARE about all of the kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Excellent teachers, curriculum, after school programs,

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
The teachers are excellent and caring they teach manners and respect. They challenge the students to do and be their best in every subject. The staff /pta and principle are always working to come up with new ways to improve the school and curriculum.. They truly show interest in their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
My niece is attending Moss Park Elementary, since the first day of school all she can talk about is how exited she is to be there. Every day she comes home and talks about her day at school the projects. assignments, activities, and all the new things she learns. She is motivated to do her homework and every mornings she is ready and excited to go back to school and learn new things. I believe that Moss Park Elementary is doing a great job at keeping their students interested in in school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 22, 2009
They have some of the most caring and talented teachers in the country.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
This is a school where staff and administration care not only about giving the students an excellent education, but also giving the students a place to develop personally and morally well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I love Moss Park Elementary because the teachers truly care and challenge our kids to better themselves every day!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Moss Park Elementary has a very caring staff and they treat our kids with respect while providing a wonderful learning experience. Our principal LOVES children and it is very evident in her interaction with the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
From our principal to our PTA, our students and staff, Moss Park Elementary has the most dedicated, creative, and giving group of individuals who really want to make a difference!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Great teachers and staff and a great friendly enviroment for everyone

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
I love the people I work with and I love PTA

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 20, 2009
It is a great place with great teachers and A+ graded school! Parent participation in the childrens education is supported and encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
Moss Park Elementary has outstanding teachers lead by a super administration. The teachers obviously take great pride in educating our children. The school has a very inviting look so the kids don't feel like they are on an institution. The murals all around the school make it a fun place to learn. And the emphasis on the arts is wonderful - my son is excited about learning to play the violin this year! The parental involvement through the PTA is also a great indicator that this school is a wonderful learning place!!

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 20, 2009
Wonderful community school; a lot of parental involvement. Excellent opportunities are in the future as the community grows to become a 'medical city' of excellence through ucf.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
I love it all - we are new to the school (Kindergarten) and I am so impressed - everything about our experience has been positive. We LOVE our daughter's teacher, Mrs. Andraski, and appreciate her husband Matt's involvement in leading the PTA. I'm also impressed with our Principal Mrs. Moss, her heart, character and hard work on behalf of our kids. Amazing. Keep up the GREAT job!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
The teachers and staff are wonderful. They challenge the students but make it fun. The extracurricular opportunities in math, science, music, drama; etc. are also unbelievable!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Great teachers & administrative staff! A++ school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
I like Moss Park Elem. School because: The teachers are top notch in teaching techniques, care of children, dedication, and knowledge. The Principal and staff are well educated and able to utilize it, along with their great 'people management' skills. All are hard workers! The reinforcement of sound educational principles and discipline is a top priority. The variety and quality of additional programs is superior.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 20, 2009
Teachers and administration have the students best interests as their foremost goal. This is a GREAT elementary school!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 20, 2009
Moss Park Elementary is committed to developing our children - re: academic excellence and character. Administrators, Teachers, and Support Staff truly care for our children and serve as wonderful role models.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
The staff, students and community are actively engaged in the school environment

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 19, 2009
Great teachers and staff, friendly environment. Good in school and after school programs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
Our school is the best because the parents really get involved in their kids education. The teachers are amazing and really care about our children and encourage them to be their best. Our principal treats our kids like they are her own and always has the kids best interest at heart. Our family loves Moss Park Elementary and feel lucky to be able to attend this awesome school!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
Moss Park is a beautifully decorated school, so the children feel comfortable and special. The staff are dedicated, caring, helpful and go above and beyond expectation to help ensure every child not only learns, but succeeds!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
The Moss Park Eagles is a young school and full of dedicated teachers, staff and students. We are proud to be part of the school and the community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
The faculty and staff are kind and courteous and have an obvious pride in their school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
The teachers and staff are awesome!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
My children have attended MPE for the past two years. It's a wonderful school and they love it. The faculty and staff are very nice and courteous. My children have been doing very well academically and I feel extremely satisfied with this school compared to another school my children have attended in Winter Park, FL.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
Moss Park Elementary is one of the best schools in Central Florida. I'm proud to tell people that my child attends this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
The best Principal, the best teachers, the best PTA and the best students

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 19, 2009
The teachears and staff are awesome, they are 100% dedicated to teaching beside academic curriculum great values and good citizenship. Go Eagles!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
It's just the best with great teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
Moss Park Elementary has great teachers who really care about their students. Nice, new school to learn great things. Lots of after school activities for the kids and great parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
Amazing teachers! Very creative with the activities they organize for the kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
The teachers, principal, assistant principal and staff are the best! Learning is a priority but that is balanced with having fun. My daughter enjoys going to each every day.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
Love it. I am a parent and teacher there. Can't beat that!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
Good communication between the children, teacher and parents is their theme. Making the children feel proud of their achievements and also giving them pride in themselves of belonging to a united team.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
Moss Park Elementary has a wonderful faculty and really care about the students. They work very well with the parents to ensure the success of their childs education. My children are new to the school but, I am very confident that my kids will learn a great deal from this school. The class trips and extra curricular activities offer my childrens many new experiences and many opportunities to learn something new.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
First year my daughter and 2 nieces are attending this school but they have nothing but good things to say. Teachers also do a great job of communicating with parents through email and keeping the class sites currents with homework assignments and classroom activities. I feel very fortunate to my children attending such a great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
My son has been at the school for 2 years now. I really like the teachers and staff. They do take pride in what they do. They care about the children and they're learning as well. I was very fortunate to have a wonderful Kindergarten Teacher who was exceptional. He really enjoyed his time in Kindergarten. Now he is a First Grader and has a wonderful teacher.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
I believe the teachers at moss park elem. are the ones to be thankful for. They put alot of their own time and monies for their classes. They really do care about the children, and you can see that.The principal and the staff all keep things running smoothly,which as you know isn't an easy task, but they make it look that way. so thumbs up for Moss Park Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The school is only in its 3rd year of life, yet there are so many traditions! Ms. Moss, the Principal, has an open hear, always willing to try anything to enrich childrens lives!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Out school has been an A school since it's first year!!! The teachers are amazing, the program work'n we have sooo many events for the kids with after school act. As well!!!! We love moss park!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
Moss Park has excellent teachers a wonderful amdministration and a beautiful campus. The students at Moss Park Elementary truly soar. Go Eagles!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Moss Park Elementary is the best school around. We have the best students and staff in the nation.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
This is one of the best schools to work because you are supported by your administration and parents. Whenever I come to school, it's not like coming to work, but like coming to a different party everyday! It's really like a family and I love what I do. What's even better is that I love where I do it! Go, EAGLES!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Moss Park has an amazing administration and wonderful students and staff. Our school is decorated beautifully and feels more like a home than a school!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
We have the most supportive, wonderful, enthusiastic administrative team!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
We are a sensational school! With sensational, staff, and a sensational principal and vice principal!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Moss Park is a family. I have never felt more welcome or more loved than I do here at our school. The staff, faculty, students, and parents all work together toward a common goal. Moss Park is amazing!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
Moss Park is a fantastic school! The teachers, administration , and staff go above and beyond to meet the needs of all the students and community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
As a teacher at MPE, I am excited to go to work everyday! My students are a joy! Yesterday I told them that my writing lesson was over and they moaned. Today when we started the writing lesson- they cheered! What more could I ask for? MPE is truly the best school around. The staff is nurturing and happy, the administration is supportive and caring and the kids are eager and willing!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2009
This is a great school, in a great community. parent involvement is very high and the teachers are very high quality.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2009
I have had nothing but issues with this school. My son has attended for the two years since it opened and it has been a challenge all the way. While I have loved some of the teachers there, my issues have come from the administration. Sure if your child has no issues I'm sure everything is rosie, but if you have a special needs child think again. I am now considering both home schooling and private schools as options. Both would put stress on our family, but it has to be far less stess than the administration at this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2008
Principal Mrs Moss runs a very tight ship. She has her finger on all activities, and hires quality teachers for her staff. The children all have a healthy respect and admiration of her. This is a quality school, with an urge to be the best without undue pressure on the students. PJS

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August 12, 2008
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August 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2008
Mrs. Moss and her staff have created a beautuiful learning environment that is challeging and nurturing to the individual child. I am thrilled that my daughter attends MPES!!!!

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Moss Park Elementary School
9301 North Shore Golf Club Boulevard, Orlando, FL  32832
(407) 249-4747
Last modified Moss Park 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.
Moss Park Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 86 reviews. Top