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Oak Park Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 827 students

 

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Posted June 24, 2014

My son had to leave Oak Park, because they would do nothing about him being bullied, and even denied to my face that it was going on. The principal told me that I was "overreacting." MY 8 year old son came home with dark bruises under his eyes one day from a group attack by classmates, and I reported the playground and car loop attacks dozens of times. . We have had a wonderful experience with Connexus.com free Florida virtual school. It does require some effort and pacing to get it all done, but the teachers are very nice. I have been spoken to VERY rudely by some of the teachers at Oak Park and had one teacher refuse to let my middle child even have the time to write down her assignments. Many things aren't right about this school, especially the critical spirit of some of the teachers who criticize students without mercy in front of the other students and turn a blind eye to verbal and physical aggression by classmates toward the students who aren't the teacher's pets. If the staff don't like to treat all children with fairness, THEY SHOULDN'T BE TEACHING OR WORKING HERE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2014

From Administrative staff to teacherd .they all are very rude. Just an example when you go to pick up kids instead of taking care of kids and safety around vehicles. Teachers are chit chatting and not paying attention. Principal deadmon is very nice and seems like have no control.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2013

oak park has been nothing but a bad experience there hall ways smell like a nursing home. Also there car loop is very unorganized there's no one there in the morning to help the smaller kids out of there cars. Yesterday i seen a little girl fall out of her car door and there was no one there to help her its very sad they don't have people out there helping the children. and in the afternoon it seems like all the teachers are ready for socializing and not paying attention to the kids my child lets them selfs in to the car while over half the time not one teacher helps them in or closes the door.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2013

The worst school I have ever seen and experienced in my entire life. -The principal is not caring or focused on child's needs. -The principal, counselor, and most of the other staff walk around laughing and joking and un-empathetic to the children. -The counselor is not primarily caring about the children, more so her reputation and friendships with the staff of the school. - You can expect your child to suffer psychologically, emotionally, and even physically if your child attends this school. -They expect robots, NOT critical thinkers at this school. -Very low standard curriculum, for example, my child was in sixth grade, doing second grade composition in her class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2010

wrost school ever im in the 8th grade and the teachers there are horrible and the secuerity are horrible and the teachers there wont care how the students are doing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

I have 3 children that go to Oak Park and they love it. Oak Park keeps parents up to date with what is going on with their child and help make learning fun. Oak Park has a 9 in my book!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2006

A few good teachers. Most do only what is needed to get by I have found. They do not like dealing with anything outside the norm and do not like to accept responsibility for any mistakes made. It is easier for them to lay that in the students and parents lap. Curriculum is o.k. PTO is lousy... not much done to encourage parental involvement.But hey... The grass looks great as the principal has spent much time and money on appearance, too bad more focus wasn't on students. If you ever run into a problem, be prepared for a very defensive staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

I have two girls that go to Oak Park. The teachers they have are incredible! I cannot say enough good things about them. They have a good curriculum and are very attentive towards the needs of the indevidual child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

Great school, great teachers, great administration.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted August 2, 2004

Poor school! Assistant principal told my son to bring a pillow and blanket to school because 'We don't want to deal with him' so he could read books all day! Where is the education? The Principal was not even aware of this! No one knows what anyone else is doing there and they do not want to test any kids for giftedness and dub them 'problem' kids because the kid is bored and acts up. This school really is poor take it from me who has delt with everyone there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2004

Oak Park has been a blessing for our family. My child started Kindergarden last year and we found that he had a learning disability with letter recognition. He had the most wonderful first teacher (Mrs. Wolford) who helped a new mom understand how to get things done in the 'school world'. It took a long time (6 months to be exact) before he was put in ESE. The school was not the hold up. The problem was that the north school district only has ONE psychologist to evaluate these children. The priciples and teachers at Oak Park are wonderful. I feel very safe leaving my only child in their care for the day. The afterschool care and summer school option is very helpful for a working mom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2004

I think Oak Park is a an awesome school. The teachers are very qualified and extremely compassionate to all the children. Our older children attended Oak Park. One is now a freshmen at the University of South Florida and the other is a Jr. at AHS. Our little one attends kindergraten at Oak Park. The family tradition continues and we couldn't be prouder or ask for more. Thanks Mrs. Ross for a wonderful year for our son! You're the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2004

My daughter entered Oak Park as a first-grader, mid-year. I am extremely happy with the structured environment her teacher provides, as my daughter has thrived this year. I find the ability and the dedication of the new principal and assistant to be remarkable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2003

This School really need to be look at by the District a lot of kids got A and B honor roll when they did not deserve it and score low on the FCAT and some kids score high on the FCAT and got low grades on their report cards. The teacher make their own rules, like if you do not turn in your homework you get detention. The homework for some fourth graders was 4 or 5 hours per day including weekends and holidays.


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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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
69%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%
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 53% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
89%
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 "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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 63%
Black 19%
Hispanic 9%
Two or more races 8%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%58%61%
Master's degree 35%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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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  • MR. RONALD D DEDMON
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3395 Dairy Road
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