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Aloma Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 517 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 29, 2013

Aloma is a wonderful school! This is my son's first year and he loves it. He's made lots of friends. The teachers are great, the principal is very involved and friendly. There are opportunities to join the garden club, music club, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2013

I LOVE IT! The principal is always helping around very friendly. The teachers are awesome. The school always clean and the students really polite. They have a secure system to take care the kids before and after school. 100 points for Aloma Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2013

I went to Aloma Elementary School for first grade in 1967. The school was brand new then. For the first part of the year we were in portable classrooms in a field to the left of the school. My teacher was Mrs. Anderson. She was or had been nominated for Teacher of the Year. She got us interested in reading right from the start. I'm sure the school has changed since then, but I credit Aloma Elementary and Mrs. Anderson to getting me off to a good start. I didn't stop school until 1988 when I received my Masters degree.


Posted May 16, 2012

MY children recently started attending Aloma. The school is currently getting a long overdue makeover and I am looking forward to next years improvement. Overall the school is above average due in large part to the principal Dr. Hawkins. The kids that attend are from a variety of ethnic groups. The teaching staff has room for improvement. Not satisfied with the science program. The gifted program is wonderful. The teacher has been there for over 7 years and is motivated. Parents at this school are not as engaged so the PTA has room for improvement. On a scale of 1-10 i would give it a 7.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2012

I have had all 3 of my children at Aloma. 2 of my children have autism and the school went over and above to accommodate them. 2 have since moved on to other schools but, the youngest is in 4th and loves school. This school offers wonderful music programs and has a large number of parental volunteers. I highly recommend this school. The teachers and staff are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2012

bad teaching quality!! My daughter's teacher did not know how to treat the children .my daughter always comes home sad complaining about the teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

My child is in 1st grade at Aloma ES. He LOVES it and so do all of his neighborhood friends. The teachers are warm and maintain high standards for learning and discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It maintains high stands and attempts to meet the needs of a very diverse population. Nice mix of heart and mind.


Posted June 15, 2009

Aloma is an excellent school,don't dissappoint if your child goes here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2009

My child goes to Aloma and he had an awesome experience this year. I was impressed with the faculty and administration this year!! You won't be disappointed if your child goes here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2009

I went to Aloma as a child and my daughter who is in middle also attended there. I have two boys and one has been there since Kindergarten. He is now in the 4th grade. He has been a straight A student all along. The other one is in Kindergarten. I wouldn't have them go anywhere else. Aloma is a safe and great place to have your child attend. The teachers and Principle are fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

This is my son's 1st year @ Aloma. In 3 weeks he has learned a great deal and is excited about doing well. His teacher has made learning fun and has taught us both on how to make learning fun. 4th grade mom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

This is an excellent school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

execelent schoo very good teachers and pricipal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

My boys are going to Aloma. I have noticed improvment since the year before. I feel there is more attention put towards the students. The 0 tollerance for bullying is taken seriously at Aloma. There is constant communication with the principle and the parents. One thing I would love to see though is a refurbishment to the school. Maybe administration can step up a little as well in sprusing up the halls and common areas. Lets see some paint on the walls and stensiling. Lets make it a more harmoneous walk to class. A little TLC goes a long way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2007

Aloma Elementary is a fantastic school! Dr. Jones and the staff are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

Aloma Elementary School is really a safe, friendly and dynamic school. The principle is working very hard in school projects and the teachers are creative and enthusiastic in education. My child likes this school very and he is in gifted program which can develop his talents in thinking and explore class. Parents has good communication and interaction with the teachers. It's a great A school in Winter Park.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

This is an excellent school. My daughter attended this school on kindergarten 2007. Her progress was fantastic !! great teachers: thank you Ms. Jackson !! great school: thank you Aloma Elementary School !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2007

Aloma is a awful school. my kids attended for the last two semesters and have done poorly. Their previous school grades went down to failing teacher communication to parents in school agenda is awful how can you help your child when the teacher gives you no indication of what that child needs help in. Until you see their grades and it seems that they have spent over 30 hours in class and you are told the last two weeks of school that the child may be kept back. There was no extra help subjected by the teacher. The principal there is not well informed and no summer program is available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2007

My niece attended in 2003-2005 and I thought the school was lacking in the teaching department. My son now attends and I like it even less. There is very little instruction given to students to take home for their parents to help with homework assignments and when a parent is involved and tries to communicate with the teacher the teacher does not seem interested in helping the parents help their child to be successful. I am presently looking into private school for my child because I care about the education he is not getting at Aloma.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
88%
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 "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 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 38%
White 37%
Black 13%
Asian 8%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%66%61%
Master's degree 34%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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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2949 Scarlet Road
Winter Park, FL 32792
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