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Wicklow Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 731 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2014

Everyone at the school cares about each and every student. They go out of their way for their teachers, students and parents. The teachers always give more then 100%. I would not want my children going to any other elementary school in Seminole County other then Wicklow. My children and I LOVE Wicklow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2013

This school leaves a lot to be desired. The teachers range from a handful of experienced individuals that love their job and teach passionately to a bunch of young teachers who think that this is a 9-5 job that they can just get through every day. If your child is lucky enough to get one of the few good teachers, they will do well. If they don't, get ready for them to fail their standardized tests (Which is the ONLY thing they will be instructed on) and suffer for their school's shortfalls. Don't bother trying to get your child into any kind of performance activities, all their performances will last for 5 minutes after a 4 hour long meeting for parents about tests that do nothing to further a child's education. The front office staff is overworked and at times extremely rude. If your child has special medial needs, find another school at all costs....the nurse at Wicklow has no patience for children and is extremely rude to parents. The bottom line, your child may have a good year or 2 in their K-5 at Wicklow, but the rest of the years will be a frustrating time spent preparing for the FCAT which is meaningless in a useful primary education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2012

Great school and Great teachers and staff - all the complaining comes from people whowant the school to do all the work and not be involed because if they were, they would change their Minds.Great School and Teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Love this school... could not ask for my children to be apart of a better school. The school tries to get the parents involved as much as possible, only complaint I have is alot of the parents don't take up the offer like they should... teachers are wonderful, principal is wonderful! A ++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

I disagree about the teachers not caring. My ddaughter's teacher Mrs. K has been wonderful, and there are lots of things to do to get involved if you want to. It's important to stay involved so that your child's learning experience is the best it can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

I cannot think of a better school. The students are learning so much and the teachers are amazing. One of my students has an amazing kinder teacher who goes above and beyond. I would keep her all 6 years if possible. Her hands on ways of learning and fun roomm and styles are fabulous! Way to go Miss Curran!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

I am a parent with a child at Wicklow Elementary I agree with the parent who said their was a situation where her child said the teacher tells them to read the work and just do it with no explanation in how to do it.. My child has been bringing practice sheets home ,what have been done in the class room home with everthing wrong with no corrections on the paper. I set up a meeting with my childs teacher to be told that she feels my child doesnt know the work.. Impossible I said, when at home my child is finish the woork neatly and correct when its explained. I am frustrated and is thinking about pulling my child out and sending going private. The kids are loosing at this school their budget is cut the school has just begun and they act burnt out already.Look eelse where fast!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

This has not been a good year. The teachers are very inattentive and do not seem to care about the kids at all. If your child needs any help at all then they will suffer here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

My experience with Wicklow has been frustrating. Teachers avoid communication and appear to be indifferent when there is any concern brought to their attention. My child told me that teachers don't actually instruct or teach, they hand out worksheets and sit at their desks. When help is requested, my child is told to figure it out on her own or ask another student. Not a sign of a caring individual or a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2007

I think this school, teachers, faculty, administration, and other staff are amazing. I love Wicklow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2005

I had the pleasure to visit this school on a professional trip. The administration was in tune with population and faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2005

The entire school is, in my opinion, functioning in a very organized chaos methodology that seems to really work for the amount of kids. Things don't get done quickly, but they do get done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

My children attend Wicklow. I think it is a great little school. There are lovely Butterfly Gardens around the new building. Inside, it's cheerfuly decorated with childen's art and writings along the hallways. My children have done very well at this school. There is an excellent reading program there. My fourth grader has really improved his skills. There is some overcrowding, but I understand they are getting new porrtables this coming year. I highly recommend this school or most other schools in Seminole County. I came from Orange County and I can verify these Seminole County Schools are much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2004

My children went to Wicklow for two years. I was not pleased with this school. In one year my son had three different teachers. I feel that most of the staff and some of the teachers are not putting forth the effort to teach. In my observations of this school I noticed that the students are out of control here. Please be careful and check any school out before you let your children attend there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2004

I have 2 children who had been at a christian school for 3 years. This school and the staff have been great for the transition for everyone. We were fortunate to get awesome teachers who really cared. The Prinicpal was never to busy to talk to me. I am very please with this school and I am glad my children had the opportunity to learn here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2004

I do not feel that parent involvement is promoted. I am continuously trying to get information to no avail. I understand that classes are full, but my child is no less important than another.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
80%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
39%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
97%

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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
White 32%
Hispanic 31%
Black 30%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 48%53%61%
Master's degree 49%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%1%
Other degree 1%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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School Leader's name
  • MS. MARTINA HERNDON
Fax number
  • (407) 320-1215

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