School Details

Orange River Elementary School

4501 Underwood Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33905
(239) 694-1258
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 799 students 16 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
66%
63%
50%
61%
61%
36%
52%
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.
92%
85%
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
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
58%
56%
35%
59%
61%
38%
53%
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
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Orange River Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fort Myers. The principal of Orange River Elementary School is MS. KAREN MANZI, whose e-mail is KarenCM@leeschools.net. 799 children attend Orange River Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Multiracial. 4% of the Orange River Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 82% of the 799 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Orange River Elementary School is 16:1. Manatee Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 74% 35%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 15%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 45%
Asian 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.08%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 65%
Limited English proficiency 4% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Fabulous school! Because we moved out of the zone we were only able to send my son for 3 years. They ability grouped the children so more individualized attention was possible. Mrs. Bell is phenomenal. What she does for the children and their families is incredible. I honestly think she lives there. She is just that dedicated.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to school there my siblings went there & now my son goes there. We've never had serious problems & when we have they've been taken care of promptly and with discretion. I adore Mrs. Bell (School Principal) and their teachers are awesome.

  • (6 years ago)

    i have had children in there for 3 years!! This is the best school ever!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    My child has been in the Orange River School for 4 years. She had the same teacher in 2nd & 3rd grade. This teacher has worked very hard with all her students. Now my child is in the 4th grade & has been accepted in the Gifted Class. I give alot of credit to the 2nd &3rd grade teacher. Of course you can't depend on the teacher only. The parents need to do their share too. Work with the child's homework with them. Push the child & give encouragement. I am proud of my child at Orange River School.

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