School Details

Blankner K-8

2500 South Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32806
(407) 245-1720
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 975 students 14 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

67%
58%
58%
72%
56%
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 2014
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
67%
63%
80%
61%
61%
74%
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.
83%
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 2014
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
58%
56%
83%
62%
61%
83%
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 2014
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
54%
53%
75%
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 2014
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
56%
56%
67%
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 2014
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
54%
47%
65%
57%
57%
68%
49%
49%
67%
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.
89%
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 2014
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Blankner K-8 is a public middle school in Orlando. The principal of Blankner K-8 is MRS. POLLY ROPER. 975 students attend Blankner K-8 and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 17% of the Blankner K-8 students have "limited English proficiency." 96% of the 975 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Blankner K-8 is 14:1. Central Florida Leadership Academy Charter is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 30%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Hispanic 16% 36%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 27%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 42%
Limited English proficiency 17% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    A public school that feels like a small private school. The teachers parents and principal all really care. It is a very organized school and never feels crowded despite being K-8. Uniforms in a public school setting are such a great idea. I don't know why other schools don't follow suit. We love Blankner!

  • (10 months ago)

    excellent school love the teachers and atmosphere. nurturing environment. private school feel at a public school.

  • (1 year ago)

    this school is a deaf and hearing combined and my daughter on her first day came home with a deaf friend she is learning signing and not to jugde people love it but i think the teachers don't care they are just a number

  • (1 year ago)

    MRS. DANIEL - K - This is my daughters first time to school...... She never did day care or prek..... My daughter is a shining star. She's reading so well. She's doing great. I believe it is because Mrs. Daniel is such a great teacher. I volunteered there as well and everyone is so nice. It was wonderful seeing happy faces. I would love to get a house in this are all because of this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    We moved to Orlando this summer and choosing a good school for our three kids was the number one criteria in choosing where to live. After visiting various areas and their schools (Lake Nona Avalon Park Winter Park Dr Phillips etc.) we decided on Blankner and have no regrests.... Fantastic area and an outstanding school for our three kids. We'll be here a long time!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am wondering too if teachers take care of kids with love and patience but guidance at the same time. How can I see pictures of the schools cafeteria if big kids eat with little ones? everything that might help me to take a decision to move there.

  • (1 year ago)

    The uncertainty involved with re-locating and starting over can be nerve racking. Having done the research on the schools in the area before-hand assured my confidence in this school's academic capabilities. What I was unsure about (yet) was the receptance in the school and community. Thankfully within an extremely short period of time I knew we'd made the right decision. Not only was it the right decision but the best. Between the school community churches etc. all I can say is we're finally home. Long-term we can actually visualize our children growing and contributing to this area (as adults). Thanks Orlando!

  • (2 years ago)

    The only reason we moved to Delaney Park was so my children can go to this school. For those who say they hated it they obviously did not give it a chance. This is the best school in Orange County by a long shot!

  • (2 years ago)

    Horrible experience here. We switched to private school immediately. You child is just a number here. Principal and teachers are too focused on saving money not on the care of your child.

  • (3 years ago)

    I went here for a week and hated it the students the teachers and the school overall ITS LAMES

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Blankner because there is such a sense of community there. There is great parent participation and support the teachers really care about the children and there are wonderful children at our school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am so blessed to be part of a place that loves children and puts them above everything! We have our priorities straight!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school the teachers really care for the students here!

  • (4 years ago)

    My little cousin is so excited and happy about learning to read. I would want this great fire that has been lit in her to be passed on to as many students as possible. Keep up the good work.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is teaching my Grandaughter great things....

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a true community school. Parents are very involved and students feel like they're part of a family here. Out principal VP and dean of students are the best! I wouldn't work anywhere else

  • (4 years ago)

    Blankner is a fabulous school. I have two daughters that attend Blankner (4th & 6th)... The teachers I have encountered have been extremely helpful and attentive. We have been blessed with teachers who genuinely care for my children and their education. There is open communication between myself and the teachers. I never feel put off. My children thrive in the atmosphere!!

  • (4 years ago)

    The small town family atmosphere makes Blankner a special palce.

  • (4 years ago)

    Blankner's students faculty and parents make this school such a fabulous place to be!

  • (4 years ago)

    Blankner is an outstanding school that serves an incredible community of supportive dedicated families. The administration is rock-solid with a heart for kids above all else. The teachers are professional highly qualified and truly value their roles as educators. Blankner's PTSA cannot be described - it's beyond amazing. Blankner really shines in every area. It is a true joy and pleasure to be a part of the Blankner family.

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