School Details

Pinecrest Preparatory Charter School

8503 Daetwyler Drive, Orlando, FL 32827
(407) 856-8359
8

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 209 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.
60%
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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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
58%
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61%
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54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
54%
53%
63%
61%
60%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
56%
56%
60%
57%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
54%
47%
71%
57%
57%
52%
49%
49%
64%
54%
56%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pinecrest Preparatory Charter School is a charter middle school in Orlando. The principal of Pinecrest Preparatory Charter School is MR. JON CHACE, who can be contacted at jchace@pinecrestorlando.org. 209 students go to Pinecrest Preparatory Charter School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 32% of the Pinecrest Preparatory Charter School students are "limited in English proficiency." 46% of the 209 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Cornerstone Academy Charter is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 67% 36%
White, non-Hispanic 18% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 27%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 42%
Limited English proficiency 32% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Pinecrest Orlando is by far the BEST Charter School in Orlando!!! from the staff to the students they strive for excellence!!! My son join the pinecrest family last year as a 1st grader and is now testing on a third grade level. this school goes beyond education we are truely a family!!! If you are looking for a great school filled with role models passionate educators with a family feel Then JOIN OUR FAMILY!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    My children have been at this school since it opened. Sure the first year was rough plenty of growing pains. But I don't doubt the commitment from any of the teachers or staff. Any time I've had a question about one of my students the teacher has been more then helpful and makes sure that all my questions have been answered. There has been a lot of improvements made to the school this year and I believe they are all positive. The principal really cares for the students and wants all of them to succeed. There is extra help for any of the students that need it and the teachers go out of their way to stay after school and help anyone who asks. My only concern is that there doesn't seem to be a lot of parent involvement. There are a handful of parents that come to help no matter what is going on in the school but the other parents need to step it up and help too. I would recommend this school to anyone I am looking forward to my children being here until they graduate. If you are interested in the school they will welcome you to take a tour of the school to see if you like it. Check it out I think you will be very happy to put your child there.

  • (2 years ago)

    Prior to enrolling my son in Pinecrest he had attended two other public schools. I moved him around quite a bit in search of a school that would not only challenge him academically but that would also teach him valuable skills. This charter school has met and exceeded my expectations. It is a small school with friendly and helpful staff members. My son's teacher is extremely organized and always ready and willing to answer questions and make suggestions when necessary. My son also has a tutor for his weak area and will soon begin tutoring for the FCAT. The attention given to the children and the constant updates provided to parents is unmatched anywhere else. The PE teacher is also wonderful and attentive. He is the "go to" person for any issues and is the one in charge of disciplinary actions from what I understand. I'll warn you that he is strict; however he manages to win over the children's trust and respect so easily without having to intimidate them. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is definitely a great school! They are extremely organized in every aspect. Staff is super friendly and informed. Teachers really care here unlike many public schools. Their curriculum is by far much more advanced than general public schools. Great individual attention for your child and their education.

  • (2 years ago)

    Pinecrest Orlando is a k-8 charter school. The Administration teachers and staff have done an outstanding job with the transition. I am a very active parent at the school; therefore I have an insider s view of what goes on. I feel they have top quality administrators and teachers from k to 8. This school is a strict school; however it focuses on positive reinforcement not punishment. The administration is always open to constructive feedback and respond with action. Any concerns I ve had as a parent the school has responded to in a timely fashion. I think it is the best school in the county. Parents who are unhappy are usually the ones who don't value education and don't get involved.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has alot to be desired. Very confusing and overloaded curriculum to the students and parents. Not very organized or easy to follow. Teachers do not update Progress Book nor are they held accountable. Leadership does not like confrontation and executes poor verbal and written communication to both parents and students. No solutions just problems. Discourages students both in the areas of discipline and academics. Do not send your childen here.

  • (2 years ago)

    Spectacular little school with tons of charm. The teachers are all highly qualified and extremely hard working. The new administration is very involved and very on top of the students AND parents. This school is not for you if you're not a fan of following rules. This school runs like a tight ship. I pulled my daughter out of traditional public school because it was such a mess. Pinecrest is the place for us.

  • (2 years ago)

    My Kid loves this school and that's why I feel glad that I found this school in 2012. Excellent teachers awesome New Principal. Go Pinecrest.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a school with many students who have struggled academically in conventional public schools. It has a young staff of energetic and dedicated teachers who are trying their hardest to manage kids who are often 1 or 2 grade levels behind while encouraging bright kids performing many grade levels above their age. Until this week the school had dedicated intelligent principal dedicated to the growth and development of the school. For unknown reasons a week before the end of school he's been replaced by a female individual of questionable aptitude who has in the past also exhibited highly confrontational behavior with the children of the school. Such a decision unfortunately and irreperably alters the parental perception of the school and the private corporation operating the facility. At this time I would not recommend considering this school for your child. The rating below is for the current principal NOT the one recently removed.

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