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Orange Grove Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 366 students

 

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Posted October 15, 2013

My son graduated from Orange Grove and he couldn't even sign his name. I'm not kidding. So understand that an A rating in Florida is about a C or less everywhere else. In Florida you get what you pay for, and we have the lowest paid public school teachers and lie within the lowest national ranks for public education for a reason. It took a lot of years of bureaucratic sabotage to get education this cheap, and you can spot class distinction clearly now which is probably what was intended. How? Just have a teenager fill out and sign an application. I'll give Orange Grove a C rating because there are a couple good teachers there (if their still there), but that's it. Otherwise I'd give it a D. I'll give an example as to why: I once had an IEP conference and my son's teacher sat there chewing gum, rolling her eyes to the ceiling, and saying "Ummm" to every question she was submitted to for my son's evaluation. Like she wasn't even sure who my son was. She wasn't even the worst. It's a lot of weight for the few good ones to carry, and at least two of the best ones are gone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2012

I used to be a stucent at Orange Grove and I loved it. I am actually going to visit my old teachers soon. The teachers there are so nice! I miss it alot! I went there from K-5 and loved it!! To prove it's greatness, I am now in 8th grade with all honors classes. I also met my best friend there in 2nd grade and we are still best friends. This school is an overall great school with great kids and excellent teachers!!


Posted April 18, 2011

We love this school. We had joined our boy in K. He improved very well in all the aspects. Teachers take good care of the children. I will definetely suggest this school for the parents who wish to join their kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2010

We love this school...we were new to the area and when we started this school the office staff knew my kids names by the 3rd day of school! The teachers are beyond what I expected...dedicated, concerned, and loving! We are so fortunate to have found this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

Orange Grove has the best there is to offer. Teachers and staff really care about the kids getting a good education. The children learn school pride and to be an important part of their community. We love Orange Grove!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

This school has the best staff,students and families; it is truely a commuity school. People are friendly, they get to know one another and have many opportunities to contribute and be a part of this elementary school.


Posted March 5, 2009

Orange Grove is a family oriented school. Great administrator, staff, kids and families! He only have 360 students - not 1004!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 20, 2007

Orange Grove is an amazing school! My daughter is in Kg and looks forward to everyday. She has an amazing teacher who keeps me well informed. I could not ask for more:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2006

I love the close relationship between the families and staff at Orange Grove. My son looks forward to going to school because of all the positive re-enforcement and encouragement given by not just his teacher but the principal and staff members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2004

This was my elementary school up until 1995 then I went on to Madeira Beach Middle and Seminole High School. Out of all the kids from my elementary school I believe more than 80% succeeded all the way to college with me compared to those whom I know that started out at a different elementary school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

My son has attended K - 4 and will finish elementary school here. He has thoroughly enjoyed his education and has loved his teachers. I feel that my son has really benefitted from his education at this school. I am glad that we chose it.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
86%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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

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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 76%
Hispanic 11%
Two or more races 7%
Black 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%60%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 4%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 basics

School start time
  • 8:40
School end time
  • 2:40
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • MS. CHRISTINE D PORTER
Fax number
  • (727) 547-7505

Programs

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  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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10300 65th Avenue
Seminole, FL 33772
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Phone: (727) 547-7845

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