School Details

Dommerich Elementary School

1900 Choctaw Trl, Maitland, FL 32751
(407) 623-1407
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 614 students 13 student/teacher

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 2013
  • Orange average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
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79%
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60%
89%
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83%

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.
77%
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 2013
  • Orange average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
55%
55%
74%
60%
60%
74%
55%
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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Orange average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dommerich Elementary School is a public elementary school in Maitland. The principal of Dommerich Elementary School is Mrs. Junella Handley. 614 students go to Dommerich Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 2% of the Dommerich Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 22% of the 614 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Dommerich Elementary School is 13:1. English Estates Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 27%
Hispanic 12% 35%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 62%
Limited English proficiency 2% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Dommerich is nestled in a nice residential neighborhood where parents move to send their kids to the school. The quality of the school reflects the parental involvement. The principal is excellent and makes every effort to meet the needs of every child. This basically is a free high-performing private school (well aside from taxes anyway). It actually is one of the smaller elementary schools in Orange County. Very close knit and personal. Everybody knows your kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    Despite of it being a large school it is very welcoming. The teachers are excellent and the parents are very involved. The principal communicates with families weekly and although it is a public school it feels like private. Everyone knows each other and truly cares to make a difference in children's lives.

  • (1 year ago)

    My children went to Dommerich spanning over 14 yrs with last year 2012 being our last year there. We could not have asked for a better school for all 3 of my children. My children have excelled at Dommerich and the teachers and staff were awesome. Very much a feeling of family and community at that school and a great stepping stone to their future. I was a substitute teacher there also for 7 yrs. and know from that point of view that there isn't another school like it!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    We are fairly new to the area (a little over one year); my daughter just completed her first year at dommerich. I was reluctant to send her to an OCPS due to the horrible reviews we hear about so often. I have to admit the school suprised my wife and I time and time again. The facility is fairly new and sits in a quiet setting of a nice neighborhood. The teachers are knowledgeable and practice very open communication with the parents. Like many OCPS schools they offer utilities for parents to stay involved such as update emails and a website that provides information relating to upcoming events and school activities. In the mornings some of the students host a "Live" t.v. broadcast news report for all students to watch. The parents of dommerich students are exceedingly involved more so than any school I have ever seen. School officials orchestrated several successfull events to bring the community together. The school is proud to assist scouting and other similar extra curricular activities. Dommerich has to be one of the best schools in the greater orlando area.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have to laugh about the parent that blasted Dommerich Elementary And 2 days before school was out. They do not bus children in from other areas. The children that attend Dommerich actually live in Maitland and the zoned area which is around Dommerich. So I question the review left here blasting Dommerich. They failed to mention the many extra cirricular activities such as golf lessons and a strings music section available 4 & 5th graders. That poster must be confusing this school with Lake Sybelia Elelmentary. They bus in children from other areas and have an awful reputation.

  • (4 years ago)

    If this school is a 9 I would hate to see what anything lower is like. Orange County district is rated one of the lowest in Florida. New building new administraton more kids being bussed in from other areas. Do yourself a favor and spend the money now for private school and maybe you won't have to pay for Community college.

  • (4 years ago)

    Dommerich continues to challenge my kids to use higher level thinking skills and not just rote facts. The teachers are among the finest in the county if not the state and are allowed to do their job with the tremendous support of parents. My kids love this school and the tight-knit caring community.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is one of the best schools in the county. I was honored to do my senior internship here. The staff is amazing caring and positive. You could not find a better atmosphere for a child to grow and learn in. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking for best education!!

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has gone to Dommerich for two years. The teachers are dedicated and caring teachers who continue to find innovative ways to teach. The principal is very involved and is a great example of a leader. SAC is well attended and sets high goals for the school. There is a running club in the morning three days a week and after school golf lessons twice a week. Strings is offered for 4th and 5th graders. The music teacher is wonderful and puts on several shows a year. The Library is well stocked and the media specialist runs a clever news program each morning. Parents are encouraged to help in every area and it shows! The parent involvement is phenomenal and so is the PTA. The physical building is old but is scheduled to be rebuilt in the next two years. Safety and discipline are stressed! Great School!

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school with tons of parent involvement.

  • (9 years ago)

    A lackluster school with terrible physical facilities. Poor leadership from the top down. Our neighborhood has several kids that transferred to Catholic and other private schools who seem to be much more progressed in areas of math science and reading.

  • (9 years ago)

    One of the reasons why this school is always an A school is the parent involvement that is evident in the classroom and through the schools PTA. The teachers really care about their students and the parents hold the teachers responsible and accountable for upholding a strong learning environment. We have been truly blessed to be part of this school environment.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm disappointed in the email response time of many teachers however I believe overall it is a good school. I also think the strings program is a great opportunity for the students and am impressed with the level of parent involvement.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent teachers poor administrators. My children enjoyed the strings program offered for 4th and 5th grade. High parent involvement.

  • (10 years ago)

    Well I am not a parent but I graduated from Dommerich in 1995. The memories I have of Dommerich still make smile whenever I think about the awesome teachers staff and school atmosphere. I truly believe that the elementary years are a crucial milestone in the life of a person and I know that Dommerich has played a role in helping me to be the driven person I am today. Thank you Dommerich!

  • (11 years ago)

    I am not a parent but i am Joe Donnelly and I went to this school since first grade.I left in fith grade and i think this school is one of the best schools in the county.

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Overall score

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