School Details

Bentley Elementary School

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 2012
  • Seminole County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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71%
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61%
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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.
82%
83%
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 2012
  • Seminole County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
70%
56%
77%
73%
61%
57%
64%
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 2012
  • Seminole County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bentley Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lake Mary. The principal of Bentley Elementary School is MR. RON NATHAN and can be contacted at Ron_Nathan@scps.k12.fl.us. 965 students attend Bentley Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Multiracial. 63% of the Bentley Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 96% of the 965 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bentley Elementary School is 14:1. Idyllwilde Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 6% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Multiracial 5% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 42% 54%
Hispanic 27% 23%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 46%
Limited English proficiency 63% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    As a parent I'm a very disgusted with new administration. It appears that one doesn't have the love and compassion that is needed for the students with needs. I'm withdrawing my children ASAP!

  • (5 months ago)

    I agree with this parent the new administration is awful and they keep raising the cost. The school values has been lost since the new Director. I'm looking for a new job now as I want be a part of Pace downfalls.

  • (6 months ago)

    don't know really where to start but this school should be a F rated school be where to send your child there and if you have your child Ren at the school remove them they are being abused by teachers and covered up by administrative personnel as a parent telling you that my children have been going there for years and the only reason I haven't removed them because of zoning if so I would leave them home and homeschool them terrible school do not send your children there remove them most of the teachers there are drunken bums and also part of administrative look like total alcoholics

  • (7 months ago)

    My child is currently in 5th grade and has gone through each grade at this school. Top notch. Parents are to blame for their own bad reviews. Parents who are involved in their child's education will see the excellence of Bentley.

  • (8 months ago)

    My daughter has a problem in focusing and learning new things. She has a social anxiety and fear which affects her academic skills but this school placed an education plan in place for her. It helped her a lot...Teachers & principal went above and beyond in helping my daughter.Thank you.

  • (1 year ago)

    Horrible school i have a son who is Austistic and they not teaching him properly. They find reasons to send him home to make their job easier.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bentley Elem. overall is a great school. I've had 3 of my 4 children go there. Many changes since the first one attened. Yes! Administration has some issues but the real problems lie with the Dept of Ed. Teachers are constantly getting new regulations that have to be implemented asap. Teachers are frustrated with all the mandates & low pay rates. Support our teachers!

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is in 3rd grade at Bentley and up until this year I was very happy with her teachers and learning environment. This year however I have been sorely disappointed at the lack of organization rude and uncaring teachers and bullying that is going on. My child is crying at least twice a week due to this school her classmates and her teacher. I know that they are no longer an A school and unfortunately more than just FCAT's can be a factor. I am currently trying my best to work a private education into my budget.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bentley may have been rated very well in years past but things are changing. Teachers are leaving in droves and it is not the school it use to be. This is unfortunate. It is not about ALL the children anymore it is only about the GIFTED ones. Of course they get a better rating and that is all that matters unfortunately. It is a shame

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been very happy with Bentley Elementary - wonderful teachers and helpful administration. I am very disappointed to find out that a Kindergarten teacher is back after one year of retirement. I feel that there are plenty of other candidates that are trying to find employment. Why pay someone their SCPS Retirement and a Salary as a bonus? Does this happen at other schools?

  • (2 years ago)

    I moved to Seminole County about 6 months ago from a fairly large town west of Toronto Canada and my primary concern was how my son would adapt to a new school country and education system. The staff at Bentley was very helpful in answering all my concerns and the teachers took the time to make sure he was involved with the class from the very first day. Initially the first 2 weeks were stressful for him learning the system meeting people & adjusting but after that he has been so happy and always eager to get to school in the morning. I consider myself fortunate to have gotten my child into this school and would like to say thanks to the staff at Bentley

  • (2 years ago)

    I have to say Bentley Is one of the best schools I know.. I Mean They Have Great And Nice Teachers There Special Before/After School Clubs Or Programs Fun Activities That Are Also Informational And so much more! I Highly Recommend This Elementary School Over Any Others!

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter has been attending since Kindergarten- she will be going into 5th grade soon. I have had nothing but wonderful things to say about Bentley. THe staff (most of them) are passionate caring friendly and knowledgable. They have discipline under control and the academics are some of the best in the county. Art club music club runners club are a few of the extracircular activities offered. My youngest will be starting Bentley next year and I wouldnt send her anywhere else. Also Mr. Nathan the principal is very open and easy to get in touch with should you have a concern..

  • (2 years ago)

    After having my child in a series of poorly ran charter schools and private schools I am SO pleased to have found Bentley Elementary! I am extremely pleased with my daughter's teachers and the entire ESE department! From day one they were on board with implementing her IEP and identifying her special educational needs so that she may be successful. An added bonus was that her teacher had a higher level degree and the experience needed to work with my child's learning style. The communication is great and my daughter enjoys school 100x's more than she did in her old school. Going to this school was like a breath of fresh air after being in the dark for so long. I couldn't be anymore happier with the services and staff at Bentley Elementary.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has been fully prepared for his next school experience in middle school thanks to the wonderful instruction school leadership support of teachers and parents at Bentley. My son is in the gifted program but there is so much for students on every level programs for special needs the only Elementary School Orchestra in Seminole County an annual Reading Celebration awards ceremonies (academic art music physical education etc.) after every grading period and the top-rated elementary school PTA. Thank you Mr. Nathan and Bentley for a great school experience!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have been very pleased with all aspects of Bentley. The teachers are excellent. The principal is a fabulous leader and role model. The PTA is currently the top in the county. They offer many extra curricular activites starting as young as K. I am proud to be a Bentley parent!

  • (5 years ago)

    It makes kids want to learn by making learning fun. Its bright colorful and great teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    There are things that i like about Bentley & things I really despise!!! Please tell me why we are 1 of the only Elementary schhols in Seminole Co that has to give 24 hrs notice to have lunch with your child?!?!?! Every friend of mine with children can walk into the school any time they like to have lunch with their child! They also bring the sibling!!! Not at Bentley. With my husbands schedule it is very difficult to plan sometimes!! What gives Bentley??? I really suggest you re-think this Mr. Nathan. Also why is when you have to do something at the school they treat you like the plague if you bring a sibling???? What shall we do leave them in the car?? I'm not happy with Bentley these past 2 yrs at all!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I feel my child is not getting the attention she needs to grow in her own way. My child was in VPK . She has learned how to read already. She has been past the basics since pre-school. However she is in a class with kids who don't even know how to recognize their name. I am scared she will fall backward or become bored in her education.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love it! The teacher's are excellent and the students are well mannered and polite. Well above average!

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