School Details

Cornerstone Academy Charter

5903 Randolph Avenue, Orlando, FL 32809
(407) 851-7730
8

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 901 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

65%
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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
67%
63%
82%
61%
61%
56%
56%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
82%
79%
81%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
58%
56%
78%
62%
61%
62%
57%
54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
54%
53%
82%
61%
60%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
56%
56%
71%
57%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
54%
47%
72%
57%
57%
57%
49%
49%
59%
54%
56%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
91%
76%
78%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
62%
66%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cornerstone Academy Charter is a charter middle school in Belle Isle. The principal of Cornerstone Academy Charter is DR. RONALD LARGE. 901 children attend Cornerstone Academy Charter and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 2% of the Cornerstone Academy Charter students are "limited in English proficiency." 62% of the 901 students here get reduced lunch prices. Judson B Walker Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 27%
White, non-Hispanic 63% 30%
Asian 3% 4%
Hispanic 23% 36%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 42%
Limited English proficiency 2% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    as usual way below the state average which is low. Face it the school is a loser. An expense loser. Poor kids.

  • (10 months ago)

    Cornerstone isn't a perfect school but not many are. While the administration does care a lot about what students are wearing (sometimes more than they should) it's overall a good school. The sports are getting better every year and so are the academics. Most of the teachers are good teachers and really there aren't a lot of big issues with the school. It's good school. Some people just expect everything to be perfect (see reviews below) and that's just not possible.

  • (11 months ago)

    Let's get real people - the school is four years young and received an A grade from the state. It has had 6 principals. Want to blame someone look at the "Board" specifically the Mayor of Belle Isle Bill Brooks who is also the Chairman of the governing board. If the administration does not "bow" to his every command - he gets rid of them or threatens them. He doesn't care that EDUCATORS (at the Department of Education and with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) see the school as being an educationally sound facility. I guess having been a student he thinks he knows all about running a school - WRONG. I wonder how much he is profiting from the school being overseen by the for profit school organization Academica. Is my child learning - absolutely. Is my child being challenged - absolutely. Is the school perfect - no but name one school in Central Florida that is. I am proud of what the school is doing for their students. I am embarrashed that the City of Belle Isle's mayor wants to run the school like a prison with no concern about the students or staff.

  • (12 months ago)

    This school is horrible for how they treat students with disabilities. And what is even more amazing the principal has a degree is ESE Studies...so sad of her to do this to children she has taught...only concerned with how they look of standardized testing...do NOT care about those who need additional help...charter school receiving public funds but only want selected students...this school was created for rich stuck up parents who do not want their chidlren to go to Oak Ridge...so they have to select students who will make them look better...if they want to be a true community school then accept everyone as you should.

  • (12 months ago)

    They do care more about the gifted learners than those who need time to grow and learn. They are quick to hand out suspensions without ever giving the child a chance to make it right. They offer no opportunities to help a child who may need counseling. They are just labeled as the bad kid. They should put more energy into getting the resources to help these children than kicking them out of the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I don't think it is a good school. We looked into it and the staff was very uppity and rude. Academic standards are based on FCAT. That is all they care about. The kids are all walking around with blank looks on their faces. It looks like a farm for morons.

  • (1 year ago)

    Cornerstone Charter Academy is not a good school. The teaching and learning programs are horrible my student never learns anything. Most of the students dislike the school yet are forced to be there due to their parents' wishes. Bullying is everywhere and the teachers don't care about the students. The teachers care more about being 'cool' and 'in the crowd' than actually teaching.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have loved this school since it opened. I have two boys attending and I have never had an issue with administration or teachers. This is a wonderful school with involved parents nice students and caring teachers. Love it!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has alright teachers but terribly poor administration.The offers it has are decent as far as drama and sports go..It really needs work on it's administration policies.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school my Grandson is a member and there doing great for him. One of the best schools in Orlando

  • (1 year ago)

    So sad to see negative parental attitudes each family can have a positive influence on a school...BE PART OF THE SOLUTION NOT THE PROBLEM our kids need great examples!

  • (1 year ago)

    Wonderful educational environment for students and families looking for a private school feeling is tuition free offers small classes devoted teachers and dedicated staff at all levels. Parental involvement is a plus as it serves as an example to our students and enriches their overall experience at CCA so many talented and caring families here. We now have HS students that started day one at CCA and have been a part of the exciting growth and development of this student focused school. What a blessing to have an alternative school that not only encourages academic excellence but personal integrity accountability and respect for self and others. Opportunities to excel academically as well as foster personal development through athletics the arts and social events! Love the family and community centered events and genuine caring all involved families share! Positive parenting encourages positive students who in turn develop into positive citizens( Thank you to all who make our K-12 school uniquely special. We should all strive to teach our children by example...Education like life is a gift we get out of it what we put into it !! GO FIGHTING DUCKS !!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son came in this year 2012/13 to cornerstone as a 4th grader. The school is still working out a few kinks. That said it has been a positive experience over all. The teachers are held to a high standard. The lower grade booster club is working toward year round school sports for elementry and the PTSA works hard on fundraising and the parents actually know what the money goes toward! The schools web site is always up to date. My son does class work on a laptop for his use during the lesson rooms have permethium boards and work can be submitted through email. The teachers are accessable as well as the principle whom twice this year invited the parents for a "coffee with the principle" to talk about concerns and let the parents ask questions. My eamils are always answered promptly. Along with the OCPS regulations Cornerstone adds a few of their own including a no tolerance of "bullying" they uphold Which is a plus! They do require each family to "volunteer" hours during the school year which I don't like. My son is safe happy and learning a lot! Judging from the previous comments Cornerstone has come along way. My kindergardner will start next fall.

  • (2 years ago)

    Our family has given this school 3 years to get it together. I have with drew my child from Cornerstone this year! I have seen and heard things that just are crazy. This school just cares about the "apparence of the students" then education! Many children are struggling this year and th new "IEP Director" isnt helping much. The teachers are so over worked and most wish they can find a job in another school! With that being said just think how that effects the students. Believe me I have seen them in action and I only pray they get it together soon or it will fall apart by the seams!

  • (2 years ago)

    at least that phony supposed doctor as a principle is gone. he was just there to watch his own kids until they graduated. his apathetic approach and lackluster performance left a lot to be desired. it was a floundering flounder. now it is just a fish out of water. still a struggling school trying to get a decent score. lets see what this new principle can do though so far seeing the school get out even earlier is not a good sign. seems to me they dont know what to do. What would you expect from a school with the mascot being "the Ducks". It is run by quacks or at least it was. Our child doesn't like it and there is very little control over the students. Mayhem and noisy. We are out at the first opportunity.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have 3 children in Cornerstone. Two are high learners and one is bright but struggles with ADHD. I have been very happy with the new way they handle "intervention" time at the school. This is time dedicated to helping kids who need more help in reading writing or math. For those who do not need more help they break them into an "enrichment" group which is essentially a gifted program. I love this flexibility and true interest in the education of specific children. I would like to see the classrooms divided by learning ability but the administration won't do it. I have found the administration to be more arm's length than I would prefer but the teachers we have had have been AMAZING! I have plenty of contact with them and they have always been responsive to me. More importantly my children are learning and progressing and doing so in an environment which is fun and engaging yet intolerant of misbehavior. I am very happy at CCA. It is not for every family - you have to complete your volunteer hours and your children need to understand discipline and acceptable behavior. But if that works for you it is a fantastic alternative to the regular public schools.

  • (3 years ago)

    its OK but not great. a fairly apathetic administration with a just get by mentality. I think they are mostly worried about their FCAT score than the actual "teaching" of the students. Likely that there is some sort of financial benefit to them so it is a priority. The principal seems to just be "winging it". He really doesn't have a clue. Teachers are as well OK. Of course there are likely some good ones but we haven't really seen it. They're nice but we want educational results. Our child is languishing there. We are looking to put our child in a different school at the first possible opportunity. I think most of the parents want a good school so bad that they have convinced themselves that this is it. Well it isn't.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have been very happy with the middle school program especially this year. The first year was chaotic which we expected. The principal and teachers (with a couple of exceptions) are always quick to respond to concerns and are very involved. Academics are very good as is the growing number of after school activities. Our children now want to stay at Cornerstone for high school and we are delighted.

  • (3 years ago)

    Amazing. My child completed Kindergarten here the year they opened and is now enrolled in his 2nd year. They're hard on the parents with the goal of keeping us involved. I truly appreciate this. It's so easy to become complacent and get caught up in life without realizing the impact us parents can have by being involved with our child's school. I've seen my child grow tremendously academically socially and as a responsible human being. I couldn't have done it alone.

  • (3 years ago)

    We switched from a great public school to Cornerstone for the inaugural year and it has been a great experience for our family. We have been very pleased with the excellence of the teachers as well as the administrative leadership of the school. And parent involvement is exceptional!

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