School Details

West Orange High School

1625 Beulah Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787
(407) 905-2400
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 3473 students 21 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

66%
53%
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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

60%
52%
54%
83%
79%
85%

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%
84%
84%

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

62%
66%
64%
96%
69%
67%
75%
61%
64%

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

West Orange High School is a public high school. The principal of West Orange High School is Mr. James Larsen. 3,473 students attend West Orange High School and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the West Orange High School students have "limited English proficiency." 37% of the 3,473 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at West Orange High School is 21:1. The Crenshaw School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 6% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 50% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Hispanic 23% 35%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 27%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 62%
Limited English proficiency 5% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two children who graduated from West Orange High School and one attending right now. I am very pleased with the education they received. Proof of that is that my girls are doing well in college thanks to the education and skills they received at West Orange. The gun incident that happened this week does not represent our school. It is an unfortunate event that reflects the society we are living in--it can happen anywhere! It happens in malls work places and schools but do we stop going to malls to work or to school out of fear? That is not the answer. Do not judge West Orange HS on an incident that could have happened anywhere. Go West Orange Warriors!

  • (1 year ago)

    Students can carry guns onto campus! Dangerous place for children! Maybe homeschooling is the answer.

  • (1 year ago)

    I worked as a substitute teacher for 3 years and frequently worked at West Orange High School. Firstly it is a brand new school about 6 years old or so beautiful and well designed. I found the school to be consistently well-run with clear rules and consequences that obviously worked. Students got to class on time and did their work. Disruptions were rare. The feeling on the campuses (the ninth grade is at a separate campus around the corner but they share sports facilities) was that of people who enjoyed talking to each other but had work to do. Whether it was PE foreign language or history students did their work simply because they knew the consequences of not doing so. Those are my observances as a sub. As a neighbor of the school I enjoy the excitement provided by the sports teams. They have a fantastic sports program and I like to follow the teams. I cannot speak to the issues of the day such as bullying etc. I only know that the school felt safe and I am not concerned about my children going there next year!

  • (1 year ago)

    COLE MITCHEMS SCHOOL GUYS HE IS MY BEST FRIEND AND I LOVE HIM OMG GO WEST ORANGEEEE

  • (2 years ago)

    Wonderful Principal excellent performing arts program supportive teachers excellent discipline and security great communication from teachers and administration. I couldn't be more satisfied with our experience here.

  • (3 years ago)

    West Orange provides a good-quality education to West Orange-area students and we have been pleased these last two years with the administration's interest in and guidance department's attention to our child's growth and achievement. We've received much better guidance and support from this school than we ever received from our college-prep private school. The band program is excellent and staffed with highly capable individuals who care about the students. We are thrilled with our decision to move our child into the public school system and are excited at the prospect of our younger child starting as a freshman in Fall 2011.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers!! Great Band Program!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My nieces attend this school and they love it!

  • (4 years ago)

    The administration is very accessible and helpful. The school has a good variety of classes to offer.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughters a senior and a junior this year love their school. There are many great teachers at this school and both my daughters are prouds to be Warriors. The leadership provided by Mr. Larsen has been the change that the school needed. Go Warriors!

  • (4 years ago)

    Our senior at WOHS has thrived at this school! They have an outstanding AP program a top rated choir and wonderful sports programs. The Principal Staff and Faculty truly care about the students success. My son has been accepted to a top-rated college with a scholarship and we know his success is due to the WOHS experience. It's a pleasure to call WOHS our high school and I can't wait for my two future Warriors to attend!

  • (4 years ago)

    We have had children at West Orange for 6 years and another starting this fall. My husband and I appreciate the beautiful new building and the quality of teachers especially in the AP classes. We are active volunteers and have seen first hand the commitment of the leaders and coaches in the fine arts and athletic departments. Our son is a Junior and is receiving requests from Ivy League schools. West Orange will prepare your child for the best colleges out there. Go Warriors!

  • (4 years ago)

    I've had children at West Orange HS for 8 years and it just keeps getting better. The school quality and culture is generally a result of the leadership and we have an excellent Principal James Larsen. Dedication of the administrators and most of the faculty and staff to help our kids to learn is apparent and our new $85 million facility is great. Overall we have a nice group of students who want to learn and seem to enjoy being there.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child is having a great experience at this school. We are very pleased with educators and addministrators.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have had children at West Orange for 5 years and I have always been very satisfied. My children have been very happy with the academic experience as well as the extracurricular activities.

  • (4 years ago)

    West Orange is an incredible place to come to work each day. The leadership of the school is forward thinking encouaging and inspiring all at the same time. This school bears all of the marks of a highly effective school. It only takes a few days here to see the impact of the culture and climate on our student population.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two daughters attending WOHS. They both love West Orange. The new building opened two years ago and the facility is wonderful. The staff and teachers are there because they care and the kids really get what they want out of the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the band program. I go to all the football games. The school kids are well mannered and have great team spirit.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter just started West Orange after spring break. I was exstremely impressed by the school but especially the Guidance Councelor. She went out of her way to make sure my daughter had all the correct academic classes.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have had the pleasure of working for various levels of students in my career on my path to teach at West Orange. I find it a true pleasure to work with the many educators who truly bend over backwards for their students . Yes there are many students that can disrupt the ongoing teaching but as many have mentioned it is not the school but from where the students come from. We are educators not babysitters or substitute parents. Many students come to school for reasons other than education but according to others that is the fault of the school obviously not the parents or their home life. We as educators try to teach every student that enters our classroom but in the end we are teachers...we can teach but it is up to the students to learn...West Orange has many outstanding students. I am proud to be a Warrior.

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