School Details

Pine Hills Elementary School

1006 Ferndell Rd, Orlando, FL 32808
(407) 296-6500
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 725 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

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

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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.
77%
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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 2013
  • Orange average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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

About this school

Pine Hills Elementary School is a public elementary school in Pine Hills. The principal of Pine Hills Elementary School is Ms. Decheryl Britton. 725 students attend Pine Hills Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 20% of the Pine Hills Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 100% of the 725 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Pine Hills Elementary School is 15:1. Saint Andrew Catholic School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Bicycling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 81% 27%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 30%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 13% 35%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100% 62%
Limited English proficiency 20% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Am pleased with the school i was a bit hesitant to put my child in it because of the area but so far so good the teachers are extremlly caring they really work with you to offer your child the education and attention they need. God bless them.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was first debating on should i allow my kids to attend pine hills elementary after hearing the negatives things about the school itself but i came to a conclusion to enroll them and become a volunteer at pine hills so that i could keep track of the education they receive at pine hills and overall the teacher's are great and i'm happy i enrolled my children.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a proud parent of two children attending the Pine Hills Elementary School at first I was skeptical about enrolling my children at this school since being new to the area and hearing all the negative. Finally I realized 'elementary' our children makes up this elementary shool not the staff so no matter where a child attends school that doesn't determine his/her progress it all depends on us the parents to start at home. I will continue to pray for Pine Hills Elementary. All the best.

  • (7 years ago)

    Pine Hills Elementary has a very caring staff.The teachers try hard to get students excited about learning. Some students and parents do not care about education and that makes it difficult for the staff. The principal really cares about the kids and what is best for them. The school really doesn't do things for the students that is fun and exciting. Every moment is dedicated to learning.

  • (7 years ago)

    my son att pine hills for two years and i love the teachers and the staff they are great

  • (8 years ago)

    A lack of consistent discipline and parental involvement keeps our kids from doing as well as they could.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school has the best Pre-K teachers.They are execellent.I'm going to rate according to the Pre-K teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is horrible. The children are unruly and there is not any discipline what so ever. There is a sinificant amount of insubordinate children who do not care at all. It is a low income area with parents who could care or less about their children. I removed my child from this terrible school very quickly. If you know what is good for you do not attend this out of control school.

  • (9 years ago)

    They are trying....but they need more community involvement.

  • (10 years ago)

    In my opinion Pine Hills could work a little more on professionalism and caring more about childrens/parents concerns but has the potential of becoming a great school with a little more effort .

  • (11 years ago)

    My child is in Kindergarten at Pine Hills Elemantary. I am satisfied with her school work. Her teacher does a wonderful job and the staff at Pine HillElementary are dedicated to their students.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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