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About This School

Spring Lake Elementary School is a public elementary school in Ocoee. The principal of Spring Lake Elementary School is Ms. Angela Murphy-osborne. 525 children attend Spring Lake Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 22% of the Spring Lake Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 91% of the 525 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Spring Lake Elementary School is 14:1. Citrus Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes
    • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 27%
White, non-Hispanic 49% 30%
Hispanic 43% 35%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 62%
Limited English proficiency 22% 14%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Great principal great teachers GREAT SCHOOL. We'll miss Dr. Osbourne! Wish she was going to the middle school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son has gone to this school for six years. He is in the gifted class and he has done very well. They have an amazing school staff and principal. They offer tutoring for all students regardless of their academic level. The school was recently named the Title I School of the Year in the State of Florida for having closed the achievement gap. Way to Go SLE! The City of Ocoee should be proud of this small school that was built in 1959.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has been going to this school since he was 5. It is the most amazing small community school left in OCPS. The staff work hard to provide instruction before and after school tutoring clubs etc. I love this school. I am so proud of the accomplishments that this Title I "A" School has made.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is an outstanding school with an awesome staff and lots of opportunities for kids to learn. This is one of the best schools in OCPS.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an awesome school. The staff is great.

  • (5 years ago)

    Both of my children went to Spring Lake. I had a bright child and a hyper child. Both of my children's needs were met. I am proud that my children went to my community school.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son had gone to this school for 4 yrs and he was known as a problem child he has ADHD and other problems with learning he never got the help he needed in that school or the middle school we have moved out of the state and let me let you my son is exceeding in everything he does here believe it or not he got F's at the FLA school where we are now he's on the A B honor roll what a differance it makes when you take the time to go by the rules of child with an IEP. They could learn from other school's on how to get these kids to pass. The No Child Left Behind didn't work for me in the FLA system. He's in regular classes this year. It was a blessing to us when we moved. Good Luck to all

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attended the 4th and 5th grade at Spring Lake. He had an excellent education and everyone on the staff helped him to succeed. Spring Lake treated us like family from the very beginning. The teachers and staff are professional and caring. Dr. Osborne and Mr. Balabas worked hard to solve any problems my son encountered . They took the time to care and that is what makes Spring Lake so special.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a child who went to this school myself and have 3 children who went K-5. I believe that the disciplinary measures are unconventional and the dean and principal would much rather get 'rid of the problem' than resolve the issues. I have met wonderful teachers over the years but some are just plain lazy those are the disturbing ones. The staff have kept a 'small town' attitude instead of broadening the scope.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is a student at Spring Lake Elementary. This has been our first year at this school and he loves it. My son tells me it feels like a family to him. The teachers and staff truly care and do their best to make sure each and every student is a success. Unlike a lot of schools the principal is involved with the children as well. She has an open door policy and is always willing to listen to any concern that a parent might have. I am sad to say that my son only has one year left at Spring Lake Elementary. But I will say they have prepared him to do his best no matter where he may go.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child was also being bullied and nothing even said about it. I have to push the issue to get a response. The school overall is an unsafe environment and I can't wait to move!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have submitted a review before to state what a wondeful school this is. However I never get mine posted. My nephew attends this school and we love it.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child attended this school for 2 years. I was not satisfied w/ the way they handled bullying. The academic side was not the best either in that they didn't seem to be able to give my child the attention he needed to help him excel. My child is now in a different orange district school and is excelling and working to his grade level. He is also not having any problems w/ bullies b/c the teachers supervise dismissal a bit better.

  • (7 years ago)

    I attended this school way back when and so do my children. Its a great school all children have the opportunity to excel here. It takes more then one person to raise and educate a child. At this school this is what takes place. With parent involvement and teachers the children under stand the importance of learning. And that's what Spring lake does for the kids. (Please Support your PTO/PTA's)

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter is a student there at Spring Lake.She loves her school and likes the teachers that she's had there.The outside environment is peacefull and fits well with the outter neighborhood.I as a parent see my daughter's school as a pretty good school.Good learning environment great teachers pretty well behaved children.Spring Lake will be our family's elementary school for years to come with all of my children.

  • (7 years ago)

    wonderful school-It reminds me of the small schools up north. Anyone would be honored to be at this school. The students/staff especially are wonderful.

  • (8 years ago)

    i recently moved to ocoee and heard lots of great comments about spring son enjoys it i also enjoy the teachers and staff there they are very helpful when a problem arises i recommend spring lake to any parent if you want good teaching for your child spring lake is great my son has truly learned alot thanks to his third grade teacher

  • (9 years ago)

    Spring Lake has a good overall academic program. Unfortunately due to budhet they no longer have an art program. It is a small community oriented school with a caring professional staff.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has attended this school since Kindergarten - it may be an older facility but he has received nothing less than a superior education thus far. I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • (9 years ago)

    I feel the parents and faculty at Spring Lake Elementary compliment each other fantastically. Both accept responsibility for the students education and enrichment. This is a fine public school just when you think private is the way to go try Spring Lake Elementary. The lunch room food is nutritous and delicious too.

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