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Sun 'n Lake Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 753 students

 

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Posted August 23, 2012

My children have been going to this school for 5 years and 3 respectfully. The teachers are above caring. The PTA is very involved. I agree that Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Johnson are great as is Ms. Morales. Great teachers that care should be their motto.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2010

My two sons attend SNL and they love it. Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Johnson are fantastic! Too bad we had to move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

teachers are very nice and my daughter loves gonig to sun n lake elementry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

Sun and Lake Elementary School is an excellent school. Teachers are wonderful and they have very good programs for the children. My daughter has been part of the school for the last 2 years and she adores her school and that says a lot. Daniela McCauslad Cordoba
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

My daughter has attended this school for 2 years. The teachers are pretty good. She loves this school. She has a IEP and gets the help that she needs. It is a pretty good shcool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

A good school for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2007

This school is overcrowded. Discipline is lax, class size too large, and ESE services are definitely insufficient. This is a school to avoid at all costs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2007

Under Principal Pipon direction test scores and student s academic skills were rising. Morale is low at this school. It was a good school and hopefully change is on the way. Let's go back to how it was!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2007

I have had faith in this school for many years, as both of my children have gone there. Something has changed in the last few years, though. It is hard to get anyone with any pull to listen or do something about complaints. Not only are the students confused but so are some of the teachers. They can't even get answers. I hope it goes back to the way it used to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2007

Sun N Lake Elementary School is in Sebring, a retirement town. A small but very caring PTO does a lot for the students. The School Board shrugs off complaints about the over-crowded conditions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2007

This is the worst school I have ever had the misfortune of having to send my children to! There is a total lack of leadership.The county needs to make some changes at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
90%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
40%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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
White 37%
Hispanic 29%
Black 23%
Asian 6%
Two or more races 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 182%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 28%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%67%61%
Master's degree 31%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%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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School Leader's name
  • DR. LINDA W LAYE
Fax number
  • (863) 471-5466

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4515 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Sebring, FL 33872
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