55 out of 10GreatSchools

Lake Orienta Elementary School

Altamonte Springs, FL
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-5
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  • Enrollment: 698


Lake Orienta Elementary School
612 Newport Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
(407) 746-2650
Lake Orienta Elementary School is located in Altamonte Springs, FL and serves grades PK-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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We've been at Lake Orienta from Kindergarten to 4th grade now, almost 5th. While the curriculum focuses strongly on FSA scores, it is not the teachers or the admins fault, it is unfortunately our state's fault. We have had nothing but positive experiences with the staff and teachers. There are lots of after school activities for the kids, families, (they even host parent date nights where you can drop kids off for a movie!) and extra-curricular activities like cross country and music. There are a few bad apples here, but that is the fault of the parents and not due to a lack of teacher or staff intervention. I've been notified immediately if my child was involved in an incident. We put a lot into our child and his education, and so we get a lot out of it. We are going to miss it after next year!
My daughter transferred to this school last year from Winter Springs Elementary for 3rd grade. At first I was very excited about her going to this school because of it's high rating on the Great Schools website. My excitement soon turned to dismay as I realized that this school simply does not care about their students. All they care about is passing the stupid FCAT's and that is strictly what they teach toward! They are not teaching for the student to actually learn or to help them in problematic areas. Last year my daughter went from making A's & B's to C's & D's. I requested tutoring for her and was told the spots were all full so I did my best to help her at home. The last month of the school year her teach was actually PADDING HER GRADES (majorly!) to pass her off to 4th grade so now she is in 4th making D's & F's and is not bringing home ANY papers so that I can't even tell what she is struggling with! I went to the school before Winter break to discuss my concerns with the principal only to have her send her secretary out to relay messages to me several times (rather than giving me 5 minutes of her time) and made promises to return my call after the holiday. Needless to say it is now February and I still have no call back. I am completely DISGUSTED with this school!
I feel it is a bit unjust for the teachers to be a part of this negative review because my quarrel is mainly with the Administrative Staff. I am an active parent & My son has been attending this school since Kindergarten, now heading into the third grade. All of his teachers have been amazing , very helpful , and genuine. The Admin. Staff on the other hand are very rude and treat you as if you are an inconvenience to them. I have had an incredible amount of instances with them, enough to get me to the point that I'm actually writing this review. As I said before the experience with the teachers has been great. It is the Admin. Staff that is causing this school to look bad and you are only as good as your entire team is.
We just moved to Altamonte Springs from out of state, and my child transferred to Lake Orienta Elementary. The enrollment process was an utter nightmare, and staff was far from being helpful. I wasn't offered any information on how things work around the school (i.e. food program, bus schedule, etc.). Whenever I asked a question, staff acted as if I was causing an inconvenience. The answers they provided were incomplete and unsatisfactory. As of right now, I am anything but impressed by Lake Orienta Elementary and its staff. I truly hope they make up for it through the provision of excellent education.
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