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Winter Garden, FL

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1351 Windermere Road
Winter Garden, FL 34787

(407) 877-8888
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May 31, 2015
Teachers provide personal care and attention to every student and there is alot of homework that drives students to being prepared for 1st grade and beyond. Very pleased to see public school congruent with northeast focus and academics.

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July 25, 2013
This school is top notch! Administrative staff is wonderful, you couldn't ask for better communication between staff and parents. They truly care about their students. I can honestly say that I've always felt that my children were always pushed to excel here. We love Mrs. Kasper and Mrs. Bonfanti! If I had one thing to nag about, my 3rd grader 2012-13 did not care for his teacher. I don't like to single people out so she will remain unnamed. I would have to agree that she is a little stern and by the books for an elementary school teacher. He was the only one that didn't seem excited about class, which in my opinion is a must. When they are in that age it's good to make learning fun and exciting! The students are less likely to lose interest. He was well educated nonetheless. Definitely earned it's "A" rating.

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February 04, 2013
My pleasure with this school completely depends on whether we have one of the kids being sent here from Pine Hills in our class. These kids are disruptive, and definatley bring the learning curve down. My child has learned inappropriate language, was at times scared to go to school, and heard terrible stories about guns and violence from these children. This year we are blessed to not have one in our class, and now I understand why other parents give LWE 5 stars. We have an excellent teacher and great parental involvement.

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May 15, 2011
This is my last year here! i am soooooo sad..... From all the great field trips, like Epcot, Medieval Times, the zoo, and many others, to the great staff (stout out to Mr. Wisdom), this is my favorite school! I will be going to Bridgewater next year, and am hoping that they will have the same great experience waiting for me.

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April 30, 2010
Thank you, Lake Whitney, Mrs. Prince, Mrs .Qualls, Mrs Turner, and all teachers for making this such a wonderful, safe, and fun learning evnvironment for my children!

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April 27, 2010
We moved to Florida t the beginning of the 2007 school year - so this is our 3rd year at Lake Whitney. The school is wonderful. Very caring teachers and staff, a very active PTO and a lot of family involvement. I have 3 children and so far we have been in grades K through 4 and all have been terrific experiences.

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March 23, 2010
My children love Lake Whitney and so do my wife and I! I have never found a more personalbe principal! Mrs. Prince is amazing in the way she knows every student by nam; every parent feels welcomed and reassured that our kids are in great hands! Thank you Mrs. Prince!!!

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November 11, 2009
My family loves Lake Whitney! Mrs. Prince and the teachers and staff are wonderful! My children are learning things beyond my expectations! We have had so many great family events this year. Thank you Lake Whitney for the great elementary year experiences!

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May 03, 2009
We moved to the area in December and were a little weary about putting our Kindergartner in a public school. As it turns out, it was the best decision we could have made. Our son has a new optimism for school and is excelling in everything he does. We owe it all to the excellent staff and LWE and his K teacher, Ms. Winders, who we love very much! She is great!

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April 18, 2009
I have a child that has attended LWE since kindergarten and is now in 3rd grade. Excellent teachers, staff, and leadership. Without question a 5 star facility. I would encourage any parent to consider LWE.

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March 18, 2008
I have 2 children in this school and am very happy with their accomplishments. My credit to the staff and administration. We have recently moved to the area, and was pleasantly surprised with the level of teaching. Thank you for making this a great environment for my children!!!.

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October 06, 2007
Great level of parent involvement

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May 13, 2007
This is an awesome school, with a staff that is very involved and organized. Drop off and pick-up times are always smooth and well run. Low teacher-student ratios provide excellent interaction and communication with the parents is daily. Math and Reading programs allow students to excel at their own pace. Due to the great PTA and excellent parental involvement, their are volunteers in every classroom as well. Area after school programs love this school also, due to the excellent organization when picking up children for after school activities, which is a great comfort to a working parent. Thank you, Lake Whitney, Mrs. Prince, and all teachers for making this such a wonderful, safe, and fun learning evnvironment for my children!

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May 03, 2007
This a great school. It has an involved administration and staff who are intent on structure and increased learning (as indicated by Lake Whitney advancing on FCAT tests this year).

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April 19, 2007
I have two children at Lake Whitney, both since Kindergarten. They are now in second and third grade. The involvement with the parents is tremendous and am pleased as a single father that the dads are also very involved. The Teaching and Administration staff are all very professional and approachable. I will hold any plans I have on moving until they are out of grade school. Mrs. Bender and the rest of the management team are very courteous and show excellent leadership skills. The biggest reason for my comfort at Lake Whitney would have to be the fact the the teachers are genuinely interested in there professions. They actually come across like they enjoy teaching our young kids and attitude is 90%. Kudos to the staff! Barry Jamieson

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April 12, 2007
Lake Whitney is an outstanding elementary school.The staff are excellent and most of them know the parents by names.The Principal Mrs.Prince and her Assistant Mrs.Bender are very involved and approachable.Nurse Beverly is very sweet to children.The involvement of parents in this school is fantastic.I have a Third Grade Daughter and First Grade Son,They learn more than I thought.We love Lake Whitney.

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March 02, 2007
Both of my children have attended Lake Whitney since kindergarten and we couldn't be more pleased with their progress. When we moved to Winter Garden, my son transferred to Lake Whitney from a private Christian school in the middle of his kindergarten year. I was nervous about how he would adapt, but he fit right in. I think he was provided with more challenging assignments than what he was getting in the private school he attended. The teachers are professional, well educated and truly care about their students. The parent involvement at LWE is amazing too.

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May 25, 2006
I have had all four of my children at Lake Whitney Elementary and have been very happy with the school. The academic programs are excellent, the teachers are very involved. They have great programs in Art, Music, Science and others. There is a lot of parent involvement in the school, both Moms and Dads.

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May 01, 2006
My son attends this school and we are more than satisfied. With the wealth of activities they offer and the professionalism of the teacher body, I am totally convinced your child will have the same experience ours did.

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January 06, 2006
I currently have a fourth grader at Lake Whitney and have an older child who has been through Lake Whitney. I find Lake Whitney to be a wonderful place to educate your child. It is a loving safe environment and the curriculum is just as aggressive as it needs to be. I find the children to be well prepared for what they need but not over stressed with the 'push' to learn. The parent support, in general, including the PTA, are a huge factor in the success of the school.

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August 14, 2005
We are in our second year at Lake Whitney and are very pleased. We have found that they are doing the same curriculum and level found at both Windermere Prep & Lake Highland Prep. The teachers are qualified, organized and prepared. The parents are encouraged to be involved and most certainly are involved. The school is very receptive to parent volunteering and the PTA is a strong group. Our child learned to read and write in Kindergarten and the school environment has given him confidence and structure.

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June 10, 2005
My son attended this school K thru 3rd. I have been very impressed with the amount of parent support the school receives. The quality of teachers is high, I would rate 2 of his 4 teachers superb in their attention and interest in my son as well as their teaching ability. The principle and vice principle have been very understanding and responsive on the two occassions I have met to deal with issues. The cafateria manager is a very kind person to my son and has been conscientious in contacting me by letter when needed concerning any little issues which I have appreciated. Also, Mary at the front office is very opptomistic and helpful. Nurse Beverly is a great asset to the school and has lent to my comfort over the years in having my son in the school. ALso the librarian is very helpful. I regret we are moving.

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May 16, 2005
Lake Whitney seems to be a fine school with Mrs. Prince as its leader. I am a little disappointed in the lack of technology time students are exposed to, but most of the teachers are great!

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April 21, 2005
Being from New England you always find people who will turn their noses up at the Florida school system. I have to say with much satisfaction that Lake Whitney Elementary does not fall into this category. The teachers care about their students and the office staff has been wonderful. My son is currently in Mrs. Sawan's 4th grade class. He has gone through some tough times but she has been unwaivering in her endeavor to not only provide him with a top notch education but also devising plans to help us keep him on track. I would like to encourage anyone who is considering moving to this area, with elementary age children, to do so with the confidence that your child will receive a great foundation for learning.

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March 21, 2005
Cannot say enough good things about Lake Whitney. Our daughter was having some issues at her last elementary school, but her last 3 years while at Lake Whitney have been a complete turn-around. Parent involvement is very high, and each teacher she has had so far have been terrific. I was overwhelmed by the show that her chorus group put on for a Christmas Show, both at school and at Downtown Disney. The music teacher is tremendous.

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March 18, 2005
I have two children attending Lake Whitney Elementary. My first grader is doing well, which I think has a lot to do with his teacher, who is great about pushing him but making him enjoy it. My second grader does well but his teacher is new to teaching and I think her inexperience shows some times. The main thing I see with my second grader is that he finishes the work before other children and doesn't have anything else to do. The teacher doesn't provide any extra and/or challenging work for him. So he ends up talking with his classmates because he is bored, which gets him in trouble. Overall I think the school is great and tries to keep our kids involved in art, music etc. There are a lot of parents who volunteer on a regular bais.

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January 14, 2005
Lake Whitney is an excellent school, our family felt very comfortable while involved with the school.

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Lake Whitney Elementary School
1351 Windermere Road, Winter Garden, FL  34787
(407) 877-8888
Last modified Lake Whitney Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lake Whitney Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top